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Ethnic Cleansing was a first-person shooter game developed by National Alliance and published by Resistance Records, a company ran by the neo-Nazi group National Alliance, who creates and licenses products for neo-Nazis. In the games, you go around as a neo-Nazi, Skinhead or Klansman, shooting African Americans, Mexicans, Jews, etc. Ethnic Cleansing was released on January 21, 2002.
Why It Sucks
- There are only three guns, few ammo/health refills, and enemies will shoot at you from the darkness before you can see them. However, the player will likely reach the final boss if they're persistent enough since the enemy AI is crappy. The game only has 2 levels, and because of this, there is no save system; after starting the game, you will either reach the ending or give up and lose all your progress.
- It is extremely racist and offensive, as you kill minorities along your way, and that's the whole game.
- Abysmal storyline that is an absurd pretext to genocide against minorities. The fact that these games take themselves so seriously is downright creepy and disturbing. Ethnic Cleansing does at least benefit from lurching from disturbing to utterly ridiculous around the time the player locates the "Yiddish Command Center" under the city (yes, really) and discovers the final boss is Ariel Sharon with a rocket launcher.
- And speaking of disturbing, the soundtrack consists of "White Power Music" released by Resistance Records. One of the first lyrics in the first level (it's basically a cover of Skrewdriver's "When the Boat Comes In") consists of: "Take no shit from anyone, 'cuz the white race rules! We fight the communists, 'cuz Communists are fools!" There are also lots of propaganda posters which are pretty disturbing.
- Terrible graphics and character models that look like they're from a late-90s game.
- Ethnic Cleansing has a draw distance roughly on par with the first N64 Turok game, which combines well with hit scanning enemies who can shoot you from outside the draw distance.
- Lots of stereotypes. African Americans all wear basketball jerseys, wear t-shirts that say 'NIGZ' and screech like monkeys when killed, Mexicans wear sombreros and ponchos and say "I need to take a siesta", and Jews wear stereotypical Jewish clothing that has stars of David all over them and say "Oy vey!".
- The cover has an ESRB rating that was never actually given and is too low (E for Everyone).
- The game was reportedly sold for $14.88. Not only is that far too high considering both its lack of quality and content, but it's also a reference to an infamous white supremacist symbol that stands for "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
The Only Redeeming Quality
- There's lots of unintentional hilarity from how bad the game is.