Violence in video games is a premise that has truly come in leaps and bounds over the past decade.
When I was growing up, I remember being huddled around the television screen as my friends and I played Soldier of Fortune with the volume turned right down as we didn't want our parents to hear us playing the game. We weren't allowed to play such gruesome games back then. This was because at the time, it contained previously unseen levels of gore.
It's laughable really when looking back - this 'gore' consisted of red pixelated squares appearing in the general area in which we shot the bad guy. And if you were lucky you could even blow someone's leg off!
Now we have games like Mortal Kombat X, Dying Light and The Last of Us all of which represent the current level of violence that is deemed acceptable in today's age of gaming. And I have to say, I love it!
But wait, there's more!
Youtubers RackaRacka go a step further than most. This talented duo has taken it upon themselves to recreate some seriously iconic horror game brutality and reimagine it all in real life.
Masters of SFX, these talented young filmmakers are taking on the world's most gruesome video games and quite literally bringing them to life... before brutally killing everyone in them, of course.
The Last Of Us vs. The Walking Dead
This culmination of two of the best zombie focused games is a stellar piece of work. There is so much violence that it has you grimacing behind your hands then in the same instance laughing out loud at the brilliant parody acting that is going on.
The video starts quite sedately as the crew of the Walking Dead are all huddled around young Carl as he prepares to blow out his the candles on his birthday cake.
This loving scene soon changes however when it becomes wildly apparent that little Carl has actually just wished for a zombie apocalypse. Little bugger!
It is at this point we are introduced to Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us, in a marvelous twist of fate the protagonists from the cinematically beautiful game, The Last of Us, have managed to crash their car straight into the same room that the Walking Dead crew are hiding out in. Ace!
All Hell Breaks Loose
The comedic value here is astounding; by this point in the video you will be laughing so much you will not be able to see the level of explicit violence for the tears in your eyes.
Rick is randomly trying to make a call with an obviously broken phone, Joel is moronically beating the wrong people, and all your favorite characters and character traits from both titles are so over exaggerated you can't help but howl with delight.
It all leads to one huge hilarious and bloody showdown, but this I will leave totally undisclosed - check it out:
So much blood, so many severed limbs. The violence is extreme but the laughs are equal in quantity.
But if you thought that was gruesome, then just wait until you see what they did with Mortal Kombat!
This Is the Mortal Kombat X Fatality Video You Don't Want to Watch at Lunch Time!
"Finish Him!" The line all us Mortal Kombat X fans long to hear. The Mortal Kombat series is renowned for its brutally gory approach to kombat and Mortal Kombat X does not disappoint. The newest edition took the brutality over and above anything we have seen in the series to date and the fans are loving it!
Just as you thought you were safe to come out from behind the sofa, two lads from down under have come up with this rip roaring gore-fest as they attempt to settle their differences the Mortal Kombat X way! Get ready to witness some of the most gruesome brutalities and fatalities that you have ever seen - but this time for real(ish)!
The level of gore in this video is extraordinary, there is so much violence, so much blood that I couldn't help but throw my head back and laugh, while rubbing my hands together with delight. (Maybe I should go back to my shrink.)
Top marks fellas. Although being leaving us feeling a little queasy, these videos have certainly quenched our blood lust, for today at least...