Here’s a list of “the 6 Most Misguided Christian Video Games,” brought to you by Cracked.com.
Not surprisingly, we found that devout fundamentalists often make incredibly bad game designers. A little less expected is their muddling of the message of the Bible. We take a look through six of the most preposterous religious video games, evaluating them on sheer ridiculousness, as well as biblical coherence to answer the ultimate question: What would Jesus play?
The Left Behind game? #3.
Which means there are two games even more misguided!
For aptly-named The Bible Game, here’s the quick summary:
Winning the game requires knowledge of a bunch of obscure bible trivia, constantly completing bizarre mini games that seem to be pointless rituals of repetition, and even if you do everything you’re supposed to, God can randomly take everything away from you. In other words, it’s just like being a devout Christian.
This game below (King of Kings) seems particularly dull. The bad guys just disappear… and the ending just doesn’t have the punch you’d like it to have:
And you can’t talk about Christian video games without being reminded of the one played by Bart Simpson and the Flanders boys in which one converts heathens by throwing Bibles at them. When Bart thinks he hit someone and screams out, “Ooh, full conversion!,” the boys reassure him, “No, you just winged him and made him a Unitarian.”
(via Sexy Secularist)
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