"Do you think God stays in heaven because he too, lives in fear of what he's created here on Earth?" - Steve Buscemi, Spy Kids 2
One day I looked at Twitter and saw that "ATTACK AND DETHRONE GOD" was trending. Well, who am I to question good SEO? It appears that the kids these days have ambitions, and among those ambitions is to attack and dethrone a god. Which god? I'm not sure, but I want to help the cause. So I did my homework and proceeded to find some video games where you can, indeed, attack and dethrone a god. If you're looking to get in on the trend, here are some fun games for you to play.
The God of War series
Honestly, you kill at least one god in every God of War game, so I didn't want to pick any specific title in the series. From Kratos' early days of stabbing Ares through the gut with a very large sword, to when he finally managed to do the same to Zeus, to recent efforts of breaking Norse gods necks, Kratos is always up to dethrone a god or two. Or somewhere like 20 by this point. Professional god killing requires some professional men. It helps that he's a good dad as he goes through it.
Clive Barker's Jericho
The genuinely underappreciated final video game that Clive Barker wrote, Clive Barker's Jericho is a rather rad first-person shooter that followed a group of vaguely magical super soldiers as they were tasked with entering a wormhole and putting a few bullets into God's first evil kid that he doesn't like to talk about. This is something they ultimately accomplish, although their post-god slaughtering isn't really expanded upon. I'm not going to lie to you and say the game is fantastic. But as a horror first-person shooter, it's still rad and totally worth playing if only for its gruesome visuals and clever character-swapping mechanics. Also, god shooting.
If you want to kill a few gods while feeling all competitive about it, Smite is the game for you. A third-person MOBA where most of the characters are based on some sort of religious pantheon, Smite has gods punching gods. Also stabbing gods. Shooting gods, fireballing gods, ripping gods apart, and eating them. All that good god-slaying action you could ever want in a multiplayer setting. It's also free to play and features cross-play, so you can play with your friends without spending a dime no matter what console anyone owns. A good time indeed.
At some point, some gods thought it would be super cool to murder a man whose power is based on anger's wife and kidnap his daughter. How does this end for them? They die. They die really hard. They cut the moon in two, turn giant and attempt to flatten the Earth, and even throw entire solar systems at Asura. It goes poorly. For them. This crazy action game is totally worth grabbing (make sure you get the DLC expansion!) if you see it, as it's just so insane that it needs to be seen to be believed. Also, it had some bizarre Street Fighter crossover DLC that is totally worth playing as well because it's hilariously stupid.
Scribblenauts lets you become a god by making it so you can spawn anything into the game world simply by typing it out. You say you want God in your game, and God shows up. You say you want God dead in your game? Then get God in here and find some creative way to kill him. Tape meat to him and put him in a room filled with lions, light him on fire, summon more gods to duke it out, whatever. You can create God and you can kill God. Which I guess, technically, makes you a god as well. Can you kill god with suicide? This is a question that must be answered.
Silent Hill 3
Likely one of the best horror games ever made, Silent Hill 3 sees a cult realize that humanity has no god and decides it's time to make their own. The result? They succeed! God is created! Heather, who has seen and hates this fact, murders this new god. There's more to it than that really, but I feel like if you haven't had Silent Hill 3 spoiled for you yet, then shut up and go play it. It's well worth it, I promise.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
When you have a god named The Outsider and put the fact that he dies in the title, then you know it's time for a god to die. Or get dethroned, as that's an option too. Two people see a god, hate him, and decide they'll work together to take him out. Well worth it for fans of immersive sims and stealth games, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider has all the god killing you may need this week. Or next week. Whatever week you feel like you can fit it in, really.
Literally every JRPG ever made
Look, at this point, it'd be easier to list JRPGs where you don't finish it off by murdering a god. Play any Final Fantasy game and at some point you'll travel to heaven and murder a god. I'm like 90% positive its the plot of the Star Ocean series if you consider "the guy that coded the MMO you live in" to be a god. Xenosaga? That's a god there that needs killing. Shadow Hearts? You bet'cha that space god is going down. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky? I haven't actually played any of those games, but sure why not, I bet there's one in there. If you need your god murder on, then JRPGs are a trusted friend that you can rely on in your time of need.
So there, that's several games you can sit down and attack and dethrone god in. I have no clue why this hashtag tended. Everything has gone totally topsy turvy in this world, but I will give the people what they want in these dark times.