The life-like graphics, dynamic themes and the ever-increasing rage for video games couldn’t have remained aloof of the sexual allure. Given the intensity of addiction and aggression associated with gaming, many renowned modders have been designing erotic gameplays with virtual sex, and partial or complete nudity graphics – all in the name of adult video games. And today, sexuality has become the second big reason after violence and racism for video game controversies. Below are the ten popular video games which fell into controversies owing to their NSFW content.
1. The Hot Coffee Mod
The minigame, Hot Coffee Mod, portrayed sexual intercourse between its main characters. Though none of the sex scenes involved any nudity, except for the unrelated “Nude Girlfriends” mod, the game was completely disabled.
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
One of the highest selling game of all time on PlayStation 2, the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was pulled for being released with the hidden Hot Coffee Mod. The discovery of the sex minigame in San Andreas led it to be rated as an adult-game, and it was recalled from the retailers’ shelves. The Rockstar game was also condemned by the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and was subjected to a number of lawsuits.
3. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
The GTA The Lost and Damned was the only North American game to display full frontal nudity. The Parental advisory group Common Sense Media claimed the game was “more controversial than its predecessors”.
4. The Witcher
The Witcher too displayed full frontal nudity, but in a ludicrous manner. It presented nudity in the form of cards that the player wins after passing the ’sexual conquests’. The depiction of the game’s dryad also displays similar nudity.
5. The RapeLay
The RapeLay could precisely be rated as one of the most barbarian game ever. The gameplay requires the rapist stalk and rape a mother and her two underage daughters. The game even features creepy sexual simulators allowing the player to grope and rape the female characters, brutally. The feminist group ‘Equality Now’ has put the game under public scrutiny.
Another game from the Rockstar games makers, Bully, fell into controversy for displaying gay sex scenes. The entire theme of Bully revolves around sexuality. Throughout the game, the player earns sexual rewards on completion of different missions. The player is also allowed to commit sexual harassment with the fellow characters. American activist, JackThomson filed a lawsuit against Bully and demanded a ban against game in Florida.
7. Mass Effect
The Mass Effect, which is developed by BioWare, dared to display full digital nudity and sex. The game allowed the players to engage in romantic relationships with other game characters, including same-sex relationships. The Fox News profiled the game under the heading “SEXBOX?” in 2008. However, the media coverage was highly outraged by the gaming community.
8. Dragon Age Origins
The Dragon Age: Origins was met with fury of anti-gay activists for displaying gay sex scenes. The BioWare fantasy game was also criticized for containing on other barbarian content like the optional killing of a child.
9. Fear Effect
Released for PlayStation2, the Fear Effect included lesbian sex content. The game’s lead character Hana was shown with homosexual attitude, and who tries to entice the players with a little girl-on-girl action.
10. Leisure Suit Larry
It’s explicitly the most mainstream adult adeventure game series of North America. The 80’s game raised many eyebrows with its nudity display.