10 Truly Disturbing Fates Hidden In Video Games

Everyone remembers their first Harvest Moon massacre.

Obsidian Entertainment

While the majority of video games have their most disturbing deaths front and centre for your viewing pleasure, it's often not a smart idea to do this. Not only do less adult-targeted franchises not want to totally alienate their audience, but also sometimes a brutal demise is more suited to being offscreen.

And although they're all fates that are in retrospect transparent, it's surprisingly easy to pass a lot of them by, because they're not at the forefront of your adventures. Be they an optional side part of the game you can miss, or just an implication that isn't outright said, often when games leave it to us to work something out we're so excited to keep the ball moving we totally miss it.

Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, as having a realisation about a game weeks down the line - or even during a replay - is a wild experience to say the least.

After all, if a game features a terrible fate as a main plot point, then that's not all that surprise. If, however, you discover that your favourite childhood game actually let you poison everyone in a brutal mass murder... well, that's a bit more of a surprise, to say the least.

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