Violence and conflict are two themes that (for better or worse) seem to dominate the gaming industry. Nearly all games seem to reflect thanatos, a cultural drive toward an inevitable death. Whether it is a scripted event where a beloved ally or loathed enemy must perish, or whether it is a player mistake that causes the death of a hero, these deaths in games are sometimes gratuitous and often visceral. Some may even be potent enough to cause full blown nausea. Here’s a list of seven death animations in games that are so grotesque, they may actually induce vomiting. If you’re a real glutton for punishment, then read on. Some of the videos below may offend and disgust some readers.
1. Slow Motion Kill Cam - Max Payne 3
Max Payne was the original game that popularised slow motion dives, and the third and most recent instalment of the series had the power of modern hardware to further its cinematic gunplay. One new addition to the series was the use of slow motion kill cams, directorial flourishes that make headshots even more gut-wrenching, especially as you can continue to hammer the trigger long after your victim has perished.