Top 10 Most Embarrassing Video Games
We’re looking at games you definitely don’t want to play when other people are around.
Number 10. Soul Calibur 4 & 5
While one may obviously point at Ivy’s gradually shrinking outfit for this list it’s actually a unique armor system that takes the honor here. The players begin the match wearing a sturdy set of armor but as time goes on and the health bar slowly decay the various pieces of armor shatter.
The result is your parents walking in on you playing a game where it looks like the aim is to brutally remove as much clothing from your opponent as possible. Only then when they’re standing in their underwear in the middle of a deathmatch can the final blow be dealt.
Number 9. Bayonetta Series
It may be a popular series with an engaging story, lovable characters, and one of the greatest hack and slash combat systems. But you just can’t get away from the fact that you’re playing as a witch who is naked more often than she isn’t.
Bayonetta’s entire costume is made of her own magical hair which she also uses to conjure demons to fight the games, various enemies. Every time she pulls an elaborate move she lets out a shriek of pleasure, and the entire soundtrack is a pop remix of fly me to the moon played on a loop.
These things combined means that you’ll definitely have some explaining to do if you get caught playing.
Number 8. Katherine
The puzzle platforming gameplay of Katherine may be relatively unremarkable but it’s the entire premise and story that will make you lock the door when you boot it up. Protagonist Vincent is faced with the choice to either marry his long-term girlfriend Katherine with a K or cheat on her with the significantly younger and enigmatic Catherine with a C.
What Vincent decides is ultimately down to the player though. They cannot prevent Vincent’s cheating, to begin with, however, The most confrontational parts are the confessionals sections which ask the player a series of embarrassing relationship questions. And it’s better, to be honest during this questioning because or else you may find yourself sleeping on the couch.
Number 7. Night Trap
Better described as a peeping tom simulator, Night Trap was so controversial that it was one of the games which led to the Entertainment Software Rating Board being created in the 1990s.
The player takes on the role of a special agent tasked with secretly helping a group of teenage girls trapped in a spooky house overnight survive attacks from mysterious assailants. However, things get creepy when you can switch between cameras at will eavesdropping on these girls as they go about their private business.
What’s even worse, the primary gameplay is live-action footage of real actresses making the voyeurism even more sinister.
Number 6. Bikini Karate Babes
This game is definitely one you can judge by its cover. The premise of a fighting game based entirely around women in bikinis fighting each other is embarrassing already but adding some terrible visuals and animations and you’ve got something nobody would be proud to play.
Their fighting styles can only loosely be described as karate and some of their special mystic moves leave much to be desired. When a game features a character shooting laser beams from her breasts as her ultimate the developers have a lot to answer for.
Number 5. Leisure Suit Larry Magna Cum Laude
The entire Leisure Suit Larry series has been quite embarrassing from day one following adult virgin Larry laugher in his attempts to trick women into bed. But the eighth title was a departure from this featuring new protagonist Larry lovage, the originals nephew, as well as an entirely new development team.
With this new team came new ideas with the biggest one being that magna cum laude should feature some actual nudity. It may have received some censorship in the US but throughout Europe, Larry’s pornographic pursuits went unhindered as he competes for tokens of affection by manipulating his way into college students pants.
Number 4. Tomak: Save the Earth Love Story
The aim of Tomak is to prove that true love does still exist. As you do that by seducing the goddess of love Evian who just so happens to be a disembodied human head in a flower pot.
The reason you have to romance Evian is that if you don’t the other bugs will wipe out mankind. Because of “romance is dead” and the reason why she’s a disembodied head is to show that it’s love and not lust which wins out.
However, the core gameplay is having to feed nurture and entertain Evian’s head making it into a bizarre pet slash dating simulator, which is very difficult to explain to outsiders.
Number 3. Muscle March
The Nintendo Wii like any console had its fair share of weird games. But perhaps none are quite as inexplicable as Muscle March.
Players take on the role of a jacked bodybuilder whose protein powder is stolen from him when he’s in the gym. Understandably you give chase following the thief through various walls and obstacles while forced to strike poses with the Wiimote in order to actually make It through the gaps.
The cartoonish art style and subject matter will convince you you’re actually playing a Japanese game show. Only the price that you get at the end is a big helping of embarrassment and little else.
Number 2. Dead or Alive Xtreme Series
Now it’s time for our latest installment of who didn’t see this one coming and today it’s a game series that’s so shameless that even its TV adverts aren’t ashamed to hide its intent.
The primary goal is to compete in mini-games in order to win tokens to buy more and more swimsuits for characters. But the series isn’t without its critics. The objectification of the girls has been a hotly debated issue throughout its lifespan as well as some of the weirder mini-games.
Especially the butt battles where they have to knock each other off of a podium and into a pool using you guessed it their butts.
Number 1. Hunie-Pop
A winning combination of tile-matching puzzles and dating sim gameplay, Huniepop was deemed so risque that Twitch actually banned users from streaming it. Under the direction of a magic love fairy named Kyo, the player is tasked with seducing twelve girls in their fictional hometown.
Some of these women are regular humans while one is a catgirl, Another is an alien and finally, a goddess. Solving the tile puzzles and getting them into bed may throw the characters with pleasure. But it’s only going to fill you with embarrassment.