Most-played game was Dance Dance Revolution II.
By Tim Colwill on November 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, multiple lawmakers and concerned interest groups in the USA decided that video games were to blame, and, as a result, ended up spending lots of time and money trying to prove it.
Now, however, the official report from the Connecticut State Attorney has found no tie between the shootings and video games. While noting that the shooter, 20-year old Adam Lanza, did play video games, the games listed were of a wide range, and many other mitigating factors were much more likely to have contributed to the horrific attack.
When it came to playing games, Lanza’s biggest obsession was with Dance Dance Revolution II, which he reportedly played at his local theatre nearly every weekend for “four to ten hours”.
Other titles played included Dynasty Tactics, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, Onimusha, Dynasty Warriors, The Two Towers, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Dead or Alive 3, Halo, Halo 2, Lego Star Wars, MechAssault, Mercenaries, MGS2 Substance, Panzer Dragoon ORTA, PSO, Shenmue II, Spiderman, Splinter Cell 2, Splinter Cell-CT, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Republic Commando, Tenchu: Return from Darkness, The Return of the King, Worms Forts Under Seige, Left for Dead, Metal Gear Solid, Dead Rising, Half Life, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Shin Megami Tensei, Dynasty Warriors, Vice City, Team Fortress, Doom, Super Mario Bros., Phantasy Star Online, Paper Mario, Luigi’s Mansion and Pikmin.
Lanza suffered from Aspergers Disorder, OCD and anxiety issues. He refused to take his medication and refused to participate in therapy. Mental health professionals who saw him “did not see anything that would have predicted his future behavior.”