10 Weird Gaming Records from the Guinness Book

Things have changed a bit in the Guinness Book of World Records we poured over in our youth; the new version has pages worth of entries related to video games. Here are some of the more colorful ones you likely didn’t know about.

Wired magazine has compiled a list of 10 interesting records related to video gaming from the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer’s Edition (didn’t know such a specialized version existed? Don’t feel bad, we were surprised too).

Among the more colorful records they scoured the book for:

Most “F” Words in a Videogame

Winner: Mafia II

How it won: While 2K’s mob-themed action-adventure game didn’t snag any 2010 Game of the Year awards, it is the front-runner for Most Obscene Script. Mafia II can drop up to 397 F-bombs in an average 12-hour play-through. That’s 33 per hour, or an average of one every two minutes.

If you’ve played Mafia II you might have suspected it had a ton of obscenities in it but now you cite the actual number with confidence. Check out the full article at the link below for the scoop on most lines of commentary in an NFL video game, longest survival on the hardest Grand Theft Auto level, and more.

10 Guinness Gaming Records You Didn’t Know Existed [Wired]

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