10 Embarrassing Video Games Nobody Can Ever Catch You Playing

Some things just cannot be explained.

Koei Techmo

At one time a hobby just for geeks and nerds, the 90s saw a big crossover for video games, as titles like FIFA '94 and Pokémon Red & Blue helped break down the barriers between video game fanatics and more casual players.

Yet, as video game graphics become more realistic and game engines more capable of fulfilling any imagined fantasy, there will always be some barriers other people struggled to cross. Sure, some games might feature the occasional awkward sex scene or Freudian-inspired boss fight, but with a short click of the mute button or a skip scene, you're back inside your comfort zone should a parent wander in.

Unfortunately, there are some other games where the weird or unfamiliar is so persistent, you have no choice but to plan your game time. You can either wait until the house is empty before firing up the title, or you'll have to face the music should someone walk in.

Be it for flaunting a social taboo, the number of social hours it steals, or an utterly absurd concept, here are 10 embarrassing video games nobody can ever catch you playing.


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