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This new video game apparently lets you play Jesus

'Bruh how you supposed to beat the cross level?'


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Dec 9, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 8:51 pm CDT

A new video game based on Jesus Christ is in the works, and everyone online can’t seem to stop talking about it.

A trailer for the game, titled “I Am Jesus Christ,” was released on Twitter last week and immediately spurred confusion and jokes among video game enthusiasts.

A description for the game, set to be released on the online gaming platform Steam, states that players will follow the religious figure all the way from his baptism to the resurrection.

“Become Jesus Christ, the famous man on Earth—in this highly realistic simulation game,” a garbled description states. “Pray like Him for getting superpower, perform famous miracles like Him from Bible like casting demons, healing and feeding people, resurrection and more in ‘I am Jesus Christ.'”

A Jesus Christ video game seems strange for numerous reasons. Not only because the storyline is predictable but because you’ll be playing in god-mode by default. Hardly seems like a challenge.

Twitter users also had opinions on the odd endeavor, leaving thousands of comments under IGN’s post.

“Bruh how you supposed to beat the cross level?” Hunter Radesi asked.

Others jokingly posted “leaked screenshots” of the game, highlighting some of the most over-the-top Jesus-related imagery on the internet.

Twitter user ZottSA was especially excited to portray Jesus so he could “steal some dude’s heroin.”

As always, some internet user had to spoil it for everyone by revealing the game’s shock ending.

“I heard a leak that the main character dies,” another Twitter user wrote.

Even Jesus himself weighed in, metaphorically scratching his head at the bizarre depiction.

Many just weren’t having it, though, pointing either to major flaws in the game’s premise or just the overall cringe factor.

“Valid criticism about how the leveling system is broken… start out with max power, max knowledge, basically invulnerable,” Buford Montessori wrote. “Playing an entire game on godmode is self-indulgent at best and tiresome at worst.”

Actual Christians also questioned whether the game was blasphemous or worth buying.

Perhaps one of the larger questions was why Jesus, a Jewish guy from the Middle East, looks so white?

It currently remains unknown as to when the game will become available. The game’s publisher, PlayWay S.A., claims the adventure is “coming soon.”


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*First Published: Dec 9, 2019, 4:02 pm CST