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This Video Game Holds The World Record For Most Swearing

The Netflix series Nicolas Cage's History of Swear Words features a premise so paper thin that it's summed up entirely by its title. Of course, that doesn't mean the idea behind the show is bad, but simply that swear words (and Nicolas Cage) are theoretically capable of carrying a TV series on their power alone.

The indulgent joy people find in swearing, on which Netflix's Nicolas Cage vehicle is built, is the same human joy inherent in all light transgression. One argument made in the debate about violence in video games, for example, is that virtual violence is a victim-free outlet for aggression. In other words, it's the performance of a transgression without repercussion, just like profuse swearing in the context of an educational TV series.

Swearing in video games is thus another case of transgression without a victim, though it's mercifully not the subject of heated debate. Thanks to data published by The Guinness Book of World Records, there's a definitive answer as to which game holds the record for the most swearing of all time. That game is Scarface: The World is Yours.

Say **** to my little friend

As is often the criteria for determining relative levels of swear words, the unit of measurement for this record is solely instances of the F-word. In total, Scarface: The World is Yours includes 5,688 such instances.

By comparison, the film with the most uses of the F-word is The Wolf of Wall Street, boasting 715 in total. That said, Scarface: The World is Yours is a roughly 15 hour game, while The Wolf of Wall Street clocks in at just about three hours. That means Scarface: The World is Yours includes approximately 6.32 uses of the F-word a minute, whereas The Wolf of Wall Street's rate of usage is a measly 3.97 per minute.

The game's source material itself is no slouch in this department either, though it of course pales in comparison to The World is Yours' staggering F-word every 9.49 seconds. The 1983 Scarface film includes, in total, 207 uses of the F-word throughout its runtime.

A Scarface remake is on the way, so director Luca Guadagnino could soon take the crown from both Scorsese and the Scarface game, earning the film the shocking reputation Guadagnino so desires.