Campy Video Games

Games that are off the wall, goofy (unintentionally or intentionally), stylish, and a little bit gay.

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  • It's like Charlie's Angels with magic powers

  • "You boys should take up your grievance with city hall." It's Max Payne minus the dead baby and wife and more being blasted onto a plane's loading ramp after blowing up a motorcycle. Also, it's quite colorful, which offsets the grittiness.

  • It's Twin Peaks only with a lot more driving and managing one's hunger and hygiene.

  • She's a dual-gun toting witch who likes suckers and shoots angels.

  • More glorious gun wielding witch action

  • Take the grimness of the original Dead Rising 2, inject Frank West into it, put him in a dress, give him boxing gloves with knives taped to them, and have fun.

  • Example: At one point, you must escape an S&M club in a rickshaw pulled by a man in a thong and a ball gag in his mouth.

  • The Saints get abducted by aliens, who then blow up Earth. And this is just in the first part of the game.

  • Musclemen and a transgender woman beat the crap out of each other in leather gear and hot pants.

  • Bodybuilders, including a polar bear, chase after flamboyant thieves who steal their protein powder.

  • International combatants battle each other with fireballs, super fast kicks, bursts of energy, telekinesis, and electricity.

  • Horror monsters slug it out. Some of them are sexy. One of the fighters is a gun toting Little Red Riding Hood.

  • The Mishima Corporation and its Demon Seed possessed family battle it out in a worldwide tournament. Fighters include two bears (a grizzly and a panda), boxing kangaroos, androids, robots, and a fighting dummy.

  • In the time of Elizabeth the First, people all over the world fight to either claim or destroy the wicked sword Soul Edge...and some of these fighters have peroxided hair and skin unmarred by smallpox, run around in period incorrect clothing or nearly nothing at all, and there are lizard men, a 1000 year old dude with a scythe, and a faux Harley Quinn with a giant bladed hula hoop.

  • The Phoenix Wright series of games aren't just about trials. It's about putting all your resolve for justice into a one finger and crying OBJECTION!

  • Like Phoenix Wright, this game is all about murder trials, but done with super stylish quick cuts and color and pink blood and over the top punishments. And, of course, the glory that is Monokuma.

  • In the future, a reporter tries saving civilians from bad guys using beams of love and dancing.

  • Manly men with a lot of personality try to take over opponents bases through extravagant cartoonish violence.

  • You fight zombies and demons...through the power of typing!

  • If Tarantino ever made a video game series, this would be it.

  • A stealth game telling the dangers of nuclear warfare...that also has vampires, 100 year old snipers, a sentient entity made up of the collective intelligence of all the US presidents, and Snake and Otacon's ambiguously gay relationship.

  • The Katamari games take place in a wonderland world where the King of All Cosmos could accidentally destroy the universe by just getting drunk or playing tennis. Your job to fix everything is to roll up things as small as ants or as big as stars. And people don't seem to mind.

  • The evil vice president has taken over America and it's up to the young president, his super armor, and his plucky assistant to end the coup.

  • ALL THE NATURAL DISASTERS ARE HAPPENING IN ONE DAY!!!

  • Macho manly Rambo types battle aliens. What's not to like besides the insane difficulty level.

  • Odd looking home invaders who are supposed to be vampires terrorize some girls at a slumber party and you are the only one who can stop them with wacky traps and the help of the late Dana Plato

  • See "Night Trap", only there are no vampires and more trying to screw others over in search of treasure

  • A mercenary, an businesswoman/assassin, a super genius, a pair of identical twins, a smart chimpanzee, an ex-soap star, and a wheelchair bound scientist are all out to get each other for the chance of millions at the behest of Mr. Acme.

  • "You almost became a Jill Sandwich."