Top 10 Darkest E Rated Video Games


The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Majora"s Mask

Absolutely the darkest and depressing games I have ever played, and it is also my favourite.

Literally the fate of countless characters lives are in Links hands and should Link fail in his mission then all of Termina is literally obliterated killing off everyone. - egnomac

How was this rated E? Google image search Majora's Mask moon 3DS.

I'm not a zelda fan
but can't they destroy the moon by a cannon?

2 Super Paper Mario

Spoilers: Your forced to kill a good guy, your enslaved by a girl named Mimi and you have to pay off a debt with other slaves, said Mimi snaps her neck, spins it around several times, then becomes a giant spider, a flower species king gets driven mad by water pollution and enslaves the people polluting the water (who are good and you can kill them), you kill the king who wasn't even in the wrong, then you witness a bright colorful world with at least 102 beings get erased from existence, then your forced to wander through the destroyed dimension, then one of the games main villains KILLS Mario, Peach, Bowser, and Luigi! Then Mario get's sent to HELL and he finds his friends and kills the Mario equivilant of Lucifer, then one of the people you were traveling with has to die to save the world! All throughout the game you slowly learn about the games main villain and your main partner, and it turns out they were once in love but then the villains father cursed her to wander through ...more

Don't get fooled by the cute and happy cover, this game is something for halloween and it will scar you as a kid! - darthvadern

Geez, Nintendo, how did this become rated E? And while an amazing game, it is surprisingly dark. Who could forget Mimi snapping her neck, spinning it around, becoming a spider, and chasing you through the halls. Man, how is this game rated E?

Pretty obvious this should be number 1. First, let me address a HUGE SPOILER WARNING! First of all, it has some of the most if not THE most disturbing music in games, (River Twgys Bed, World of nothing) and quite a few sad moments. Of course it has great humor but it also has whole worlds getting ripped to shreds... Now everyone in that kingdom doesn't die, they get erased, meaning they don't exist at all, this also happens to Jaydes and Grambis daughter Luvbi. Of course it isn't that dark because you see Luvbi in the end credits. But who knows? Maybe Jaydes and Grambi did something dark like sacrifice to revive her? You never know... Heck, you even kill a good guy! You witness wildlife and an entire civilization dying from pollution. You even work as a slave! This game is very cynical and dark. Also, river twgyz is literally said to have the tears of sinners, that is why the water is purple and the sinners disembodied hands try to drag you down. You literally get send to hell (by ...more

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3 Banjo-Tooie

In the opening sequence Gruntilda kills off Bottles who then turns into a ghost, later its revealed that Gruntilda plans to usr her sisters machine to suck up all life on the island to restore her old body the first person to suffer this fate was The King Jinjo who is turned into a zombie. - egnomac

4 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In a very gruesome scene the Shadow Queen devours the entire audience members. - egnomac

Egnomac,I Remember That Moment

5 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Shadow temple, The little girls mummy dad, dead hand, did I mention Shadow temple? just a really dark game overall


6 Luigi's Mansion
7 Earthbound

Because giygas, my childhood trauma

Giygas... Scariest Nintendo villain ever!

Their was a cult, a prostitute, you could choose rather to tear off your body parts, their was incidents to rape, and police officers hurting innocent kids.

8 Super Metroid
9 Sonic Adventure 2
10 Pikmin

My god... olimar, what were you THINKING? - Scarytar44

1 sentence: waterwraith is umibozu theory

The Contenders

11 Super Castlevania IV

I don't think this game was rated. - RalphBob

12 Spyro 3 Year of the Dragon

What starts of as a simple kidnapping of thebdragon eggs takes a dark turn when The Sorcerer reveals her real plan to kill off the dragon babies and take their wings. - egnomac

13 Donkey Kong 64
14 Mother 3

This is rated E? Wow. - RalphBob

How is this lower than earthbound it is a thousand times more deppresing

15 Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

This should be # 2 this was way darker than damn pikmin

My favourite RPG of all time is also the most darkest entry in the Mario & Luigi series.

The other three Mario & Luigi games are EXTREMELY lighthearted compared to this. Like the others, this game's story was still funny and had a certain charm(the baby bros were cute), but it has some dark scenes. In Hollijolli Village, near the beginning of the game, cute little Toads are KILLED on Christmas. - Garythesnail

16 Metroid Fusion

The X are REALLY creepy. They enter a creature's body, multiply and then kill them. Then they will become a clone of that creature. The SA-X is also a HUGE source of dark nightmare fuel. Samus almost dies in the beginning of the game. I'm surprised nobody else added this - DarkShadows

17 The Itchy & Scratchy Game
18 Undertale

Undertake is e10

I don't think undertale is rated E
wait, undertale LACKS age ratings

19 Pokepark 2: Wonders Beyond

Saying Super Paper Mario is dark is like saying this game is dark. You start the game with giant black hands grabbing and kid napping your best friend, and at the end you find them hypnotized, insisting that you should play with them forever. You should play this game because is needs to be seen to be believed.

20 Epic Mickey


21 Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy 48% compete 52% Fails
48/100 Stars

22 Spider Man 2002

Based on the awesome movie, loosely based on the movie, and really dark

23 Um Jammer Lammy

Just play the levels "Fright Flight" and "After School Sale" and you'll see

(those two, and also the original Japanese version of "Vital Idol") - xandermartin98

24 The Dog Island
25 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
26 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
27 Cave Story
28 Kirby: Planet Robobot
29 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

It's a very happy game, but Irma's diaries literally say that her father went missing and her mother was very sick, and that she straight up told her she hated her and that she didn't care about losing loved ones. Also, some of the storybooks were quite upsetting too.

30 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Based off the movie, everyone is mind controlled, and plankton really wants you dead o_o
will admit not as dark as the others, but I think it should be mentioned

31 Shadow the Hedgehog
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Top Remixes

1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora"s Mask
2. Super Metroid
3. Earthbound
1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora"s Mask
2. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
3. Banjo-Tooie


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