10 Video Games That Let You Destroy The World

Time to unleash your inner Bond villain.

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Video games let us live out insane situations that we'd never get to experience in real life, like hunting for lost treasures, surviving the zombie apocalypse, or hanging off the genitals of an enormous statue in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

You can also give in to your darker impulses as well, whether by wrecking buildings, slaughtering innocent NPCs, or teabagging the last enemy of a squad you just wiped. You can even destroy the entire world too, if you like. Whatever takes your fancy.

Yes, if you've been carrying around some repressed rage all day and want to blow off some steam, you can always hop into a multiplayer lobby and spend the evening shooting up noobs, but nothing will make you feel as powerful as completely annihilating an entire planet, whether through the spread of a global disease, blasting off a bunch of missiles, or an enormous laser fired by a goat.

It could be a core part of the story or just a cool little side thing you can do, but regardless, these games will let you pull off various acts of global destruction.

10. Mortal Kombat 3

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Fatalities in the Mortal Kombat series are all about your character expressing themselves in a variety of unnecessarily violent ways, from Shang Tsung possessing his opponents and tearing their heads off, to Kano ripping out enemy hearts with his bare hands.

But there's no finisher in the series that's as unnecessarily violent as Smoke's genocidal bombs from Mortal Kombat 3, a move that results in you blowing up an entire planet.

This apocalyptic fatality starts with Smoke dropping a few explosives out of his chest, before the camera pans back to a wide shot of Earth. Then, the planet begins to shake, before exploding in a flash and destroying all life as we know it.

Smoke has other fatalities, of course, but none of them are quite as insane as this one - the guy goes all Death Star on the entire population of a planet, just so he can demonstrate how much of a badass he is. Mental.


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