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Nowadays, adverts can seem like exercises in cinematography, instead of actually showing you the game you’re supposed to want to purchase. As big flashy cutscenes appear on the big screen, we wonder what the game is actually like. Whether you think video game advertising now is good or not, it is definitely better than it used to be. Back in the day, adverts appeared in print, and on top of that rarely featured screenshots, opting instead for eye-catching and controversial images.

If you’re wondering what these print ads used to be like, then we’ve got you sorted. We’ve rounded up some of the most terrible print ads from the ’90s, ’00s, and beyond, to feast your eyes on. You have fair warning though, most of these adverts were made raunchy, controversial, or disgusting on purpose, and would definitely not fly by today’s standards. If you’re still interested, then read on.