House of the Dead: Overkill Breaks F-ing Record

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Continuing in it's tradition of listing bizarre video game world record breakers, Guinness today announced the game with the most swearing in it.


Weighing in with 189 uses of the F-bomb is The House of the Dead: Overkill. That works out to more than one rhymes with duck per a minute, or three percent of all words spoken in the game.

"This record category pre-existed for movies, music and television, but The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is the first video game to be awarded the title in the Gamer's Edition," said Video Games Records Manager for Guinness World Records, Gaz Deaves. "It's a mark of the times."

Jonathan Burroughs, writer of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL, sounds proud.

"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," he said. "Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games' objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it."


Sando Calrissian

The way I see it, they're really trying too hard to look at video games as one all inclusive sport. No, video games are more to sports what Donkey Kong is to baseball. My point is this, in older (and who knows, maybe even present) editions of the Guinness Book, I've spied records like "highest score" and "lowest high score" which span all interactive score keeping media. That's far too broad, it'd be like having a record for "highest score between hockey, tennis, baseball, football, soccer...".