A New Bible-Themed Video Game Lets Gamers Play as Jesus Christ


Take that, forces of evil!

Are you ready to play a different kind of superhero in the next video game you become obsessed with? Well, this one might surprise you just a bit…

I’ve often wondered why there’s never been a video game based on the Bible. I mean, it would probably be interesting (especially if you’re religious or a history buff) – plus, there’s all sorts of awesome stuff that happens in there. And I’m sure it would be extremely popular, right?

A new video game (release date TBA) on Steam called I Am Jesus Christ is filling that niche; like the name says, it will allow players to play as the man himself. The description for the game reads as follows:

“Become Jesus Christ, the famous man on Earth—in this highly realistic simulation game. 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.”… Game is covering the period from Baptizing of Jesus Christ and to Resurrection. Have you ever wondered to be like Him—one of the most privileged and powerful people in the world?”

It seems like the description was not written by someone with native English fluency, so I’m guessing the design team is overseas.

Here is the official trailer for the game.

From the looks of the trailer, Jesus can perform all kinds of miracles: he walks on water, makes fish appear, the whole shebang.

Twitter users were all over the release of the trailer with various thoughts and observations (and jokes, of course)…

What do you think about this game? Will it be good or ridiculous? Or just plain sacrilegious?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!