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Podcast: The naughty games we weren’t allowed to play

Listen to this sick filth

Psst. I know mum said you weren’t allowed to listen to those hellions on your favourite podcast anymore, but the hosts of the Electronic Wireless Show won’t tell if you don’t. This week we’re talking about the games we weren’t allowed to play as youngsters, but did anyway. Alice suffered strict rationing of The Sims 2, and Dave (oh hello Dave) was looked at with concern while playing Silent Hill. Brendan’s parents didn’t seem to care. Let’s all go to Brendan’s house. He’s got GTA 2.

And we're still sneaking out of bed to play games today. Alice has been kidnapping policemen in Cultist Simulator, Dave has been scurrying around a dungeon as a musical mouse in Ghost of a Tale, and Brendan has given up booting zombies from the rooftops of Dying Light. Probably only one of these games is suitable for children. Also, keep your earholes primed for some bonus facts about axolotls.

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Want to write in with questions or suggest a theme for a future episode? Now you can, to podcast@rockpapershotgun.com.


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PC, Mac

Cultist Simulator

Android, iOS, PC, Mac

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Dying Light

PS4, Xbox One, PC


Android, iOS, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch

Fortnite Battle Royale

Video Game

Ghost of a Tale

PS4, Xbox One, PC

Silent Hill


The Sims 2

Nintendo GBA, Nintendo GameCube, PS2, Xbox, PSP, PC, Nintendo DS

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