Consoles have always been considered the “family gaming unit” meaning when people wanted an adult gaming experience focused on sex then they were going to have to jump on a PC or Mac. A few of them even have surmassed a large cult following that spun off into other projects.
That, however, doesn’t mean that adult gaming doesn’t exist on consoles.
The following is a list of known adult themed titles that have some relative amount of “clout” meaning they are not just some thrown together digital porn for a quick buck. The majority of them come from Japan (probably surprising nobody). Keep in mind this list is not the full list of adult console games that exist, just the most popular ones.
Steam Heart’s has the player assume the role of a couple of fighter pilots. I may be simplifying things a bit, but that’s the general idea. The only thing that can cure them is sex. The boss at the end of each level is a robot that becomes a girl that the player can have sex with.
Ultimately, the game is an eroge (エロチックゲーム erochikku gēmu ) that was the first of it’s kind back in Japan where the game was created.
Dragon Knight Games
The Dragon Knight games is an Elf studio project. An RPG dungeon crawler typical for its era (similar to that of early Wizardry games). The exploration and combat are shown from the first-person perspective using a 2D engine, combat in the game is turn-based and enemies are encountered randomly (a similar system was also used in the first sequel). With each new floor, the mazes becomes more sophisticated (there is, however, a helpful mini-map with grid coordinates), and enemies are getting stronger. The fights in the first game are difficult and unbalanced. The protagonist can attack, defend, and use spells and items to fight monsters (up to three at once). Over the years the game artwork and graphics slightly improved. However, the traditional hentai/anime artwork was intact throughout the series’ long run. The DK series has been one of the biggest adult game series followed in Japan since the first one was released in Japan in 1989.
Super Mahjong P II, III, IV, V
From NAXAT and SETA comes a long series of Mahjong game featuring anime girls getting undressed. 1993 was the release date for the first of the series. Mahjong is a huge theme for eroge in Japan. Obscure Mahjong arcade games are a “Japanese speciality.” In Japan, there are literally thousands upon thousands of these games scattered all over Japan.
Princess Maker 3
Princess Maker is a series of life simulation bishōjo games by the video game and anime production company Gainax. The first Princess Maker, while popular enough to be translated into Chinese, was never released in the United States. The series has many spinoffs that don’t contain nudity or sex but the original ones do.
Strip Fighter II
The eroge homage to Street Fighter II. Strip fighter is a 1-1 fighting game where players pick nude strippers with signature strip moves that are related to their unique physical attributes. For example, there is a stripper with big tits who uses them as a weapon by smacking the shit out the opponent with them.
Despite the stigmata of adult games generally not living up to their mainstream counterpart, Strip Fighter II was actually a decent ripoff of the Street Fighter Series. For starters, the controls and collision detection was on point. Graphically, it is on par if not better with the 16 bit standard for 2D fighting games. Lots of girls to choose from and great sound effects. Because of all of this, Strip Fighter II is probably one of the few adult themed games that can genuinely be called a “good game.”
From Game Express comes this spoof adult RPG in the style of Final Fantasy. This game has gained it’s noriety from the Internet and is not from the “golden age of Eroge” which most consider late 80’s to early 2000’s.
Unlicensed from Studio Fazzy comes a scroll-based shooting game. Another Eroge where the goal is to destroy an end boss and in doing so the player is rewarded. The reward? A cut scene of an anime girl stripping. The girl does not become completely nude however. Panties were still on so this is more of a topless eroge. There are a total of 4 girls the player is able to watch strip naked. As a shooter, this game was not very good. Aside from a few upgrades, the player’s ship was relatively limited in it’s power and what it could do.
Final Romance 1 & 2
Taisen Idol-Mahjong Final Romance 1 uses digitized photos of real models. In the 2nd one, hentai style girls are used . Like the first, you play strip mahjong against the girls.
The game has some customization and upgrade ability in the gameplay. You can use your score to purchase various cheating methods.
Virtual Cameraman Series
The player selects a model, chooses her outfit and takes her picture. Photos receive a rating on the quality. Upon getting a high enough quality score the player is given the option of choosing a different outfit for the model to wear in the next photoshoot. Pictures can be saved on the Saturn’s internal memory and viewed later. The game occasionally goes into a Q&A session with one of the models. If the player offends her through dialogue choices she quits and it’s game over. A 3DO version of the game is also available. It is the exact same as the saturn version.
“This CD allows the photographer in all of us to come out as it takes us in search of young Japanese models to photograph and ogle” – game box translation
Mahjong Gal Series
A version of Seta’s long-running mahjong (more specifically, strip mahjong) game, played against young, attractive female players. Part 6 is set in a summertime villa home and features three female players — Natsuki Asahina, Yurina Asahina, and Serika Randou, plus the maid Etsuko Toyohara as a bonus character — to interact with sexually.
The game has a small underground cult following in Japan.
Bubble Bath Babes
Developed by C&E comes this “porno-puzzle game.” The game was not licensed by Nintendo. One of three pornographic themed games released by Panesian, along with Hot Slots and Peek A Boo Poker.
The gameplay borrows from Puzzle Bobble using the whole combo system with grouped color bubbles as the playing pieces. If the accumulated bubbles on screen reach the bottom of the playing area, the game is over. If a level is completed, the player will be rewarded with the image of a nude pixelated woman.
Originally released under the title Magic Bubble in 1991, it was licensed to American Video Entertainment. During this time, two versions became available. One with the erotic imagery present and one without. The one without was sold in the US while the one with the porn intact was a Japanese only distribution by Hacker International under the name Soap Panic (a reference to popular soap land brothels in Japan). Eventually the game was released by Panesian in the United States as Bubble Bath Babes with the adult content intact.
It is currently one of the more valuable rare video games to collect at $1000 U.S. Dollars on auction sites such as eBay.
Custer’s Revenge (also known as Westward Ho and The White Man Came) is an adult video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer, well known for his crushing defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots and a bandana, sporting a visible erection. Custer has to dodge arrow attacks to reach the other side of the screen, Where there is a naked Native American woman tied to a pole. The game was first released on September 23, 1982.
Minor modifications have been made to the game overtime by different distributors. These modifications included making the skin of the woman darker and having her extend her arm and gesture to Custer to come over to her.
Again, this list is only partial. There are way more underground adult console games out there but these are the most popular.