30 Most Controversial Video Games Of All Time

29. Mortal Kombat Series


Mortal Kombat games have never taken themselves too seriously in their depictions of violence: that is to say, it is so outlandish and over the top that it's humorous.

The creation of the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) is frequently attributed to be a direct result of Mortal Kombat's release.


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