You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Mangled bodies, pierced and tattooed newborns, panty sniffers and twisted mutations — this is how advertising agency TBWA sold the PlayStation 2 in France.

Warning — NSFW images coming up.

PlayStation marketing has always been pretty strange — David Lynch created a PlayStation 2 ad, after all — but the Paris branch of TBWA took strange to an entirely twisted new level. I'd almost put these out of my mind, but then Redditor seeyoshirun had to go and dig them back up again. Now everyone has to suffer.

Some of our non-French readers will recognize some of these images. Several of the tamer pieces made it out of the country, slipping into magazines and such. This one, for instance. It's creepy, but not to the point of being disturbing.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Then things got a little bit sexual. At first it was mildly humorous.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Then it got pretty creepy.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

And then this happened.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

That is not right. That is not right at all. That's the sort of thing that leads to dismembered debauchery.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Which, naturally, leads to situations like this:

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Or maybe this:

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

It's best just to keep yourself from getting overly excited.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Keep your clothes on.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Practice safe sex.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

It's the only way to save face.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

And earn the respect of your peers.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Or just do whatever. It's no skin off my back.

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

The advertising strategy here was to either burn the PlayStation 2 into consumers' minds until it haunted their nightmares, or to sells millions of consoles just to make it all stop.

It never, ever stops.

PlayStation 2 ads really were pretty spectacular. [Reddit]