House of the Dead: Overkill sets Profanity Record!

Mar 24, 2009

A new video game called ‘House of the Dead: Overkill’ has been awarded a Guinness World Record title for being the most profane in the history of video games. The violent shooter game, published by Sega, features 189 uses of the F-word. What?

House of the Dead: Overkill

House of the Dead: Overkill

House of the Dead: Overkill was released last month exclusively for the best-selling Nintendo Wii console in Australia. The F-word accounts for 3 percent of all words spoken during the game, and equates to just over one per minute in the game. Interestingly there is no language warning in the game.

Why 189 f-word in a single game? According to Vispi Bhopti, PR manager of Sega Australia, the game reflects the older audience that is now playing computer games and they are proud to offers such an entertaining game for gamers of all ages!

That’s why Gaz Deaves, Video Games Records Manager for Guinness World Records, thinks that video games as a part of mainstream entertainment. ‘The House of the Dead: Overkill’ will be the first video game listed in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.

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