3DS M-Rated Games: Prone To Violence

For the most part, the words “extreme violence” and “Nintendo” don’t go together. You’ll find mature rated games for the company’s platforms (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did appear on Wii), but for the most part, the big N sticks to Mario, gold coins and happy thoughts over dismemberment and head shots.

This is the primary reason why kids (and perhaps parents) flock to the machine, particularly the latest portable system, 3DS.

Thankfully, there exist a small number of M-rated titles currently available and quickly making their way to store shelves to satisfy your blood lust.

Resident Evil: Revelations (February 7)

Capcom kicks off the New Year aboard a monster infected ship in its latest survival horror romp. You’ll lay waste to countless abominations using a variety of weapons, reducing the shambling hordes to piles of red goop. Quite the contrast to Mario Kart 7, yes?

Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater (March 13)

Blood and gore? Intense violence? Language? Sexual themes?

Where do we sign?

Konami’s PlayStation 2 classic heads to 3DS sooner than later with plenty of snapped necks to spare. Just hide in the tall grass and wait for the perfect time to strike. Snake? Snake? Snake!?!?!

JAWS: Ultimate Predator (Released)

Unlike the Wii version (rated T for Teen…or lame), JAWS 3DS achieved a well-deserved M. The great white shark has a nasty habit of grabbing swimmers with its razor sharp teeth, dragging these poor souls beneath the surface and shredding their bodies. It’s quite a sight…and satisfying.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Released)

Step into the shoes of RE mainstays Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine and Barry Burton, then race against the clock slaughtering as many infected lowlifes as humanly possible. Watch as heads explode, giving way to twisting monstrosities erupting from bloody necks. Yes, there’s a little save file snafu, but don’t let it get in the way of villager blasting goodness.

Driver: Renegade (Released)

We put this game at the end for one reason only: it stinks. Reviews point to horrible voice acting, glitches and a lack of mission variety. So where does the M come from? The story deals with adult subject matter, but that’s it. Otherwise, you simply bash into rival cars.

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