Top 10 Most Dangerous Games

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So what happens when a boy from Thailand decides to hijack a taxi and stab the driver in an attempt to recreate a scene from GTA IV? A list happens , that’s what.

But seriously, this actually happened and due to the actions of the boy, GTA IV was pulled from the shelves. Now the Thai Ministry of Health has released a list of the top 10 most dangerous games. I’m glad that they are releasing lists like this because goodness knows I have been walking around my apartment for months with a totally unsupervised copy of Resident Evil 4 on my wife’s desk.

Had I known that that it could have at any point leapt at me in an attempt to take my life, I would have put it in a much more secure place.

The full list of gaming uglies after the jump.

1 – Grand Theft Auto

2 – Man Hunt

3 – Scarface

4 – 50 Cent – Bullet Proof

5 – 300 (the game)

6 – The Godfather

7 – Killer 7

8 – Resident Evil 4

9 – God of War

10 – Hitman

I personally think that there are a couple of games that are way worse that were left out, but hey, who am I to judge what kind of game Thailand finds scary, I find some of their food quite scary.

source: Kotaku

[Ed: So firing exploding arrows into people, ala Gears of War, is perfectly acceptable in Thailand?]

Last Updated: August 7, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • alphaV1za

    I think the its the fact that these are all games that have Human on Human violence. (RE4 is off tho)

  • alphaV1za

    Sorry about RE4 I was thinking of Silent Hill 4

  • scotty777

    How is GTA worse then manhunt??? seriously! Have these guys played manhunt and manhunt 2??? I mean, your missions aren’t just to kill people, but to kill then in the most sick manner…

  • Vamp

    Does anyone know where i can find a bunch of brain-dead
    zombies to kill? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find any. (our current government doesn’t count)

  • And I’ve been looking for Medusa so I can chop her head off and turn all the people that cut me off in traffic to stone! And then move on and kill Ares to become the God of War!!!


    But seriously… what’s up with that?

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  • Syph1n

    Im sorry has anyone considered the following. If gta encourages murder does mario kart not encourage road accidents and general carnage? Not to mention super mario…Jumping on peoples heads can be quite dangerous..

  • Banana hammock

    The fact is that the guy was clearly mentally unstable and he was a ticking timebomb. It just so happens that GTA4 lit the fuse, but it could just have easily been something else; like when you run out of mustard while making a beef sandwitch.

  • Syph1n

    MMmmmmmmmmm mustard

  • Vamp

    i dunno. Games are so far removed from real life, i can’t see
    how you can blame it for something like that no matter how
    “realistic” it is. Then you might as well blame the evening news. The only thing that’ll incite an uncontrollable rage
    in me is watching daytime soaps. That sh*t’ll drive you nuts!!!

  • MANHUNT ! I loved it! i would love to get my hands on manhunt 2

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Alone on the shelf

  • I don’t know hey I’d have put Beowulf up there before GTA hell I’d have put GTA a little further down that list, I think the only reason it’s up there is because someone implicated the game!

  • baba

    Daytime soaps are OK compared to those darn cellphone adds 👿

  • Vamp

    Cell C for yourself 😀

  • Macethy

    The reason GTA is so high on the list is because you can slaughter INNOCENT people. . . mostly innocent.

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