Video games aren’t the place for those looking for PC worlds, as in Politically correct. When it happened 30 years ago, maybe we can forgive and forget, but when games coming out in recent years, like the wonderful Red Dead Redemption, promote slaughtering every animal you happen to encounter, I’m pretty sure the folks at PETA aren’t too happy.
A game about shooting ducks, with a dog that seemed quite happy every time you hit an escaping fowl.
The nuclear apocalypse has created entire new, fascinating animal species, including giant insects. Their purpose? For you to kill for food and money.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The name alone should give you an idea about the creator’s feelings about wildlife.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Link doesn’t really give a f%&^ about the fact that 25% of all the world’s fish stocks are either overexploited or depleted. Another 52% is fully exploited, these are in imminent danger of overexploitation (maximum sustainable production level) and collapse.
Red Dead Redemption
My favorite game of all-time is as much about clearing your name and getting revenge for the death of your loved ones as it is about skinning every poor animal, from a coyote, cougar and even your own horse that is unlucky enough to come across your itchy trigger finger.
Tekken Tag Tournament
Just doesn’t seem fair putting in a Kangaroo with all these super fighters, does it?
Streets of Rage 3
It used to be really popular and send Kangaroos out to die, just like poor Roo here.
The Oregon Trail
This 1981 educational video game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. Part of it was shooting Bison along the way.
Lara’s cool and all that, but does she really have to kill all those wolves, lions, bears, centaurs, and a lost-to-time clan of Tyrannosaurus Rexes?
For more on animals and video games, check out the 10 coolest animals to ever appear in them.
Hat Tip: Buzzfeed