9. God of War (series)
Hacking and slashing is nothing new to video games. Neither is seeing a squirt of Type AB every now and then. God of War is one of those classic action game series goosed with great graphics. The part that really has people's hackles up are the few moments when the game slows down and the camera sweeps in as Sony's Spartan hero goes in for the kill.
Gore factor: Three pints of blood. Button-pressing timed sequences. Sounds innocent enough right? But as you're following those precise on-screen directions (like tapping "X" at the exact moment), you are forcefully tearing the wings off a harpie. Or driving a cleaver through some mythical creature's skull. Point is, the game slows down for a second almost to say, "check out how bloody this game is about to get." If this part of the God of War games got removed, people would have almost nothing to complain about — but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.