I remember being shocked to hear the word "shit" in "Final Fantasy VII" once upon a time, and needless to say, things have changed. Most mainstream M-rated video games these days should be packaged with a bar of soap to wash their mouths out with. Despite this, some games let their "f**k" flag fly so high that people can't help but take notice, even the people at The Guinness Book of World Records. In this year's Gamer's Edition of the record book, "House of the Dead: Overkill" earns its namesake with 189 f-bombs dropped throughout, taking the title of the most foul mouth video game in existence. In appropriate fashion, the game's writer Jonathan Burroughs didn't shy away from gloating about the accomplishment:
Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games' objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it.
I still have yet to play the game, but the spirit behind it is quite admirable in my book. I have a feeling that this record may inspire game writers and designers to really go for broke with salacious language in the future, and I'm quite alright with that. "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back: The Video Game," here we come!