The Search for the First Video Game to Say 'F***'

By Nathan Grayson on at

Video games drop the F-bomb a lot these days. Not so long ago one game used it 5,688 times. It wasn't always that way, though.

YouTuber DanDan went on a quest to find out exactly which video game was the first ever to take the medium into cursing's big leagues, to the place where parents collapse into puddles of sheet-white horror and mouths are washed out of existence. Fuck spoken out loud, sans censorship, was the goal. Here's what he found by way of his own research:

In short, a few games have jockeyed for the honour over the years, including adventure games The Orion Conspiracy (1995) and Discworld (1995), and a glitch in 1991 shooter Llamatron that caused an uncensored sample of the phrase "oh fuck" to be cued up when the player died.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean the mystery is solved. A commenter on the video pointed out that at least one game, Paranoia for the PCEngine, did it in 1990. And sure enough:

So it's kinda hard to be certain. Do any of you know of games that boldly, brazenly opened a gate to the fuckdimension (spoken and uncensored) before 1990? This is no longer just about video games. This is about history.

Also the word fuckdimension makes me giggle.