Guinness World Record: Video game uses F-word 189 times, once per minute

Chicago (IL) – A video game called “House of the Dead: Overkill” has now become the world’s most profane ever, according to a Guinness World Records spokesman. It drops the F-bomb an amazing 189 times, accounting for a 3% of the game’s overall dialogue, at a rate of about one use per minute.

Published by Sega, and the game’s author, Jonathan Burroughs, said, “It is a dubious honour to receive such an accolade working in an industry where so often the fruits of your labours are derided and dismissed for being puerile or irresponsible. But in the case of ‘The House Of The Dead: Overkill’, a little puerility was the order of business. Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was [our] objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it.”

According to the press release:

“The 2009 Gamer’s Edition, which includes high scores and interesting facts from the world of video gaming, also dedicates a separate section to video game controversy; among the many nations listed in the chapter, Greece stands as the first country to ban all video games for an all-encompassing ban on electronic video gaming lasting two months during 2002. Mexico banned Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 in the state of Chihuahua because the state’s governor was offended by the game’s portrayal of the region and its people. The longest ban in gaming history is awarded New York City, whose mayor imposed a ban on pinball machines, which stood for 34 years from 1942.” [Their bolding. -Editor]

See the Gamer’s edition of the Guinness World Records.