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A lot of video games involve characters. Sometimes those characters [[CoitusEnsues get it on.]] Of course, since this is a ''video game'', it's only a couple more steps of logic to present those, err, [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow activities]] as part of gameplay. The result is this trope, [[TropeNamers so named]] after the UnusualEuphemism used in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''. (See below for more details on its amusing history.)

Please note that this trope does not concern the general depiction of sex in a video game, or where the sex is merely an option a la OptionalSexualEncounter. (Though the two often overlap.) This trope concerns when said encounter is ''interactive''. If the player doesn't have some control over what happens, it doesn't count. This means games like ''VideoGame/TheSims'' are right out, since you can tell your characters to "[[UnusualEuphemism Woohoo]]," but the act itself is a CutScene with no interactivity, {{Game Mod}}s notwithstanding.

This trope often crosses over with OptionalSexualEncounter, since (most) games do not make sex mandatory. Often overlaps with IkeaErotica ("press B to blow!").


[[folder: Action Game ]]

* Each ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' game has one. Amusingly, they are [[NotSafeForWork Safe For Work Everywhere But America]] (SFWEBUS), since the [[PressXToNotDie Quick Time Event]] takes place against a SexyDiscretionShot background. ''III'' does something similar, but subverts the SexyDiscretionShot by panning the camera to Aphrodite's two half-naked handmaidens fondling each other while watching the action and eventually starting a private minigame themselves offscreen.
** UpToEleven in the ''Ghost of Sparta'', where Kratos visits a brothel in Sparta and manages to entertain '''EIGHT''' women at once.... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint it must have been a really large bed!]].
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Ascension''. There are a few moments where Kratos is about to have sex , but he doesn't go through with it because he realizes these are illusions caused by the Furies. Considering the game take place six months after Kratos killed his family, it would probably be in bad-taste to include such a mini-game anyway.
** History repeats, and WordOfGod declared that Kratos has sworn off the hot coffee in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4''. Given that he lost another wife ''and'' is trying to raise a living son, promiscuity would set a really bad example.
* Subverted in ''[[Franchise/JakAndDaxter Jak X]]'' where unlocking the bonus content titled "Hot Coffee" shows a quick scene with Daxter and Tess drinking coffee, then Daxter looks at the camera and snaps, ''"What!?"''
* Subverted again in ''VideoGame/{{Lair}}'', when viewing the unlockable "Hot Coffee" content takes you to a scene... Of some making hot coffee with a brewer.


[[folder: Adventure Game ]]

* The original version of ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' has several sex scenes, the first of them being optional and interactive, which were both DummiedOut when the game was released in the United States under the title ''Indigo Prophecy''. The developers claimed that the removal didn't affect the plot.
** Not the plot, maybe, but certainly the characterization.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' also features an interactive sex scene.


[[folder: H-Game ]]

* Many porn games have this, especially {{Hentai}}.
** If the game is by Illusion, this probably ''is'' the game.
** Same for Softhouse-Seal games, which usually have... ''interesting'' gameplay and nothing but {{Excuse Plot}}s.
* In ''Videogame/HuniePop'', once you manage to get a girl back to your bedroom, you must complete a faster-paced version of the match-three puzzles in which you must fill a rapidly-draining bar by matching shapes, with each matches earning you a moan of pleasure.


[[folder: Platform Game ]]

* Parodied in ''VideoGame/AchievementUnlocked 2'', where the elephant protagonist runs and leaps around a giant coffee mug.
* Another Flash platformer, ''Humbugger'', in which you play a chicken, has a sequence in which a rooster appears out of a bush. Chicken and rooster then disappear into the bush together, and the top of the screen becomes a reaction game. Hitting the right keys causes the bush to shake, and the game gets steadily faster. Completing this game causes an egg to roll out of the bush. A chick then hatches from the egg, [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent and becomes the new playable character for a while]].


[[folder: Rhythm Game ]]

* The Bossa Nova minigame in ''[[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Rhythm Heaven Fever]]'' is an...odd case of this. While the visuals aren't sexual in any way, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMdZguzq9Vg the noises the two characters make throughout the song]] are clearly meant to remind you of [[ImmodestOrgasm something]].


[[folder: Role Playing Game ]]

* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' gets an honorable mention here. It does not actually exhibit this trope, as its OptionalSexualEncounter was completely non-interactive, but it was ''accused'' of having such a minigame ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer incorrectly]]) at the height of the Hot Coffee scandal, and reaped the rewards of [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity free press]].
** Special mention goes to Jack Thompson, who, [[EveryoneHasStandards for some reason]], believed the "scandal" was overblown. This is coming from the same guy who called ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' and every other FirstPersonShooter a MurderSimulator.
* ''TabletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil'', a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' video game made by {{Troika}}, originally had a brothel that was later DummiedOut. With the ''Circle of Eight Mod Pack'', it becomes available again. Inside, the player can purchase sexual favors in dialogue which [[http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/ToEE/Walkthrough/Nulb/Brothel.php "leave very little to the imagination."]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': comes damn near this trope; there's a minigame about halfway through where Yuna disguises herself as an enemy goon, goes to her arch-rival's mansion, and winds up unwittingly drafted into a massage minigame. Said rival tends to let out an orgasmic "AH! THERE!" when you hit a sweet spot;" there's also some snarky innuendo before and after from her two chief goons.
** For those that remember, ''Incredible Crisis'' had a similar minigame in a ferris wheel. You'd know you done good when she started moaning... and [[SomethingElseAlsoRises the wheel started lighting up the more it went on.]]
* At least two different mods add such minigames to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. One is actually pretty decent, if you can find the translation patch and like NintendoHard ([[StealthPun heh]], [[HehHehYouSaidX heh]]) minigames.
** There also exists a rather well-done and popular mod of that kind for its predecessor, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''.
* The'' VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'' took the easy route and used the dialogue system to create some.
* This is one of the selling points for ''VideoGame/ValhallaKnights3'' as spending enough money in a shop results in a little "Sexy Time" with the hostess and the game makes you work that touch screen!


[[folder: Simulation Game ]]

* There are a few dating sim games on Newgrounds that have this, usually in the form of 'alternate pressing up and down' or just plain ButtonMashing.
* As mentioned, ''VideoGame/TheSims'' does not support this out of the box, but people have changed that with {{Game Mod}}s.
* Plenty of that in ''7 Sins'', where sex is definitely ''not'' optional. During the scenes (where both parties leave their undergarments on), the player has to finish one or several {{Mini Game}}s with the sex as the backdrop. Successful completion of the minigame results in the character's increased affection for you, while a failure is not seen favorably. The sounds made by the player's partner during the minigame reflect how close he is to completion.
* The entire goal of ''Custer's Revenge'' is to have sex with a native woman while dodging incoming spears. At least, it's generally agreed that that's what's going on, as the incredibly bad graphics (even for its day) make it hard to tell. [[note]]It ''might'' also be [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] rather than a consensual sexual encounter. Did I mention the graphics are bad?[[/note]]


[[folder: Stealth Based Game ]]

* Borderline example with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. One of Ezio's conquests early in the game involves ActionCommands to kiss the girl and take her clothes off.


[[folder: Turn Based Strategy ]]

* ''VideoGame/CenturionDefenderOfRome'' had an example, if you managed to negotiate a peaceful alliance with Egypt. Cut to a night encounter with Cleopatra, where you have to negotiate a different kind of alliance...


[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox ]]

* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
** The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', a game which, as released, does not actually let you control the player's sexual activities -- you just consent to going up to the girl's apartment for "coffee", and then [[TheImmodestOrgasm hear a lot of moaning]]. Interactivity was originally programmed in, but later [[DummiedOut isolated from gameplay so that there was no way to reach it]]; hackers discovered it, prompting a huge furor from MoralGuardians. Rockstar Games [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity benefited from the press]] but lost a lot of money from the lawsuits, as well as from having to pull the game from shelves to be fixed and re-released.
** With ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', the reactions of the MoralGuardians are HilariousInHindsight. While you still do not see anything when you go up to a girlfriend's apartment, the prostitution cutscenes have gotten upgraded to a full OptionalSexualEncounter - including a choice of services, and realistic animations to go with them. While the characters [[RightThroughHisPants remain clothed]] and [[SceneryCensor partially-obscured]], it essentially boils down to Hot Coffee - minus the interactivity. While that itself means that it isn't part of this trope, it's still pretty interesting that the MoralGuardians haven't said 'boo' about it. Apparently sex is okay in video games, as long as you can't ''interact'' with it. Yes, despite all the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential various illegal and immoral activities one can do]] in the series, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a perfectly legal and consensual heterosexual encounter]] is what raised the most controversy. The game even references the Hot Coffee incident by awarding the player an [[BraggingRightsReward achievement/trophy]] entitled "Warm Coffee" when they have said OptionalSexualEncounter with anyone for the first time.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' has a button-matching minigame when the PC has sex with random people in secluded locations.
** And you didn't even get to see anything. Waste of a perfectly good VirtualPaperDoll.
** In co-op for both this and [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird the sequel]], Escort missions have the second player pleasing the client in the backseat rather than having to find a hooker to do the work for them.
* ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai 4'' has "night crawling" activities, where you set up a rendezvous with a female NPC, sneak into their house at night and find her, and then take them to an inn. There, you partake in "sexy time"; a.k.a. fight her until her most of her clothes fall off. Yes, it actually ''is'' [[ShownTheirWork historically accurate]] (well, except for the fighting part)