However, some players prefer games that allow them to indulge their fantasies. Thankfully, some video game titles give gamers the option to break the sixth commandment, and there's often a heavy price that comes with shedding the blood of the innocents indiscriminately.
Updated by Scoot Allan on September 18, 2022: There are many different genres of video games, and some are more violent than others. While there are usually enemies to combat, some games allow the player to literally kill everyone. Fans of video games will want to know more about these titles, so we've revamped this list with even more information.
Midway's answer to Street Fighter II turned heads and decapitated them just as quickly in its initial 1992 release. Mortal Kombat was set apart from other fighters and provoked outrage from parents and politicians alike for a unique feature. The game allowed fans to deliver an elaborate lethal finishing blow to a dazed opponent called a "fatality."
Digitized actors tearing the hearts and spinal cords from their opponents was one of the contributing factors to the creation of the ESRB rating system in 1994 that led to the boycott of many video games. While the fatalities became more outlandish and over the top, some entries allowed players to finish with a gesture of friendship.