Hatred – an ultraviolent game for controversy’s sake?

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Violence in videogames is a not a new thing. It’s often blamed for the sort of egregious violence seen in school shootings or other massacres perpetuated by people with issues that run far further than liking videogames. There have been very few games that solely focus on hate-fuelled massacring of innocent people though, with just Postal instantly springing to mind. Now there’s another.

It’s called Hatred, and it’s coming from indie developer Destructive Creations. It’s all about cold-bloodedly killing everything that moves.

“My name is not important. What is important is what I’m going to do. I just fu*kin’ hate this world. And the human worms feasting on its carcass. My whole life is just cold, bitter hatred. And I always wanted to die violently. This is the time of vengeance and no life is worth saving. And I will put in the grave as many as I can. It’s time for me to kill. And it’s time for me to die. My genocide crusade begins here,” says the stereotypically long-haired, gothic killer.

It all seems like violence, for the sake of violence – and it’s not something that the gaming industry needs at all. It really seems like it was made for controversy’s sake. And yet, it looks like something I want to play. It’s an isometric shooter where you play the bad guy, with an interesting aesthetic. Here’s the official blurb:

Hatred is an isometric shooter with a disturbing atmosphere of mass killing, where player takes the role of a cold blood antagonist, who is full of hatred for humanity. It’s a horror, but here YOU are the villain. Wander the outskirts of New York State, seek for victims on seven free-roam levels. Fight against law enforcement and take a journey into the antagonist’s hateful mind. Gather equipment of the dead ‘human shields’, to spread Armageddon in the society. Destroy everything on your way of hunt and fight back when it’s disturbed.

And a trailer.

The game was made using Epic’s Unreal engine – but it’s not something Epic’s too happy about.

“Epic Games isn’t involved in this project,” a statement from the company says. “Unreal Engine 4 is available to the general public for use ‘for any lawful purpose,’ and we explicitly don’t exert any sort of creative control or censorship over projects. However, the video is using the trademarked Unreal Engine 4 logo without permission from Epic, and we’ve asked for the removal of our logo from all marketing associated with this product.”

What do you think? Should we ban this sick filth or does this look like something you’d want to play? (You degenerate scum!)

Last Updated: October 17, 2014

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