System: Sega Genesis
Developer: Namco
Date: 1993

Gore. Lots and lots of remorseless gore. The Splatterhouse series made no excuses about what it was or what it aspired to. 'Grindhouse' would be the best way to describe it - a low art, gratuitous experience that shocked to entertain. Splatterhouse 3 had four possible endings depending on how well you played, but it's not like you needed the motivation. The meat cleaver weapon was enough incentive.