Most top 10 lists of gaming are created with the express purpose of praising those titles that strive for excellence. Others are for making fun of those that don’t cut the mustard. This one is for actively ranting about games that are just far too offensive for their own good. Read on for ten videogames that are so racially offensive they should be avoided where possible. This list may contain material that some readers may find offensive.
1. Red Dead Redemption
I know this may be seen as a sacrilegious statement to the many who were enamoured with Red Dead Redemption but, for all the great gameplay experiences Rockstar's western shooter offered, the script was a bit of an issue. I could ignore the hammy writing and pretentious intro, but the outright racism levelled at the Irish is a disgrace. It's one thing having an alcoholic character from Ireland, but to then have the gall to call him Irish is unbelievable. I'm sure some would argue it's an extension of the racism that would have been prevalent during the nineteenth century, but Irish's place as the butt of many jokes within the game makes me think there's something far more sinister going on.