Top 10 “Game Overs”

BT writes: It’s merely a fact of video games: you are not always going to win. No matter how well one plays, every person is eventually going to see a Game Over screen. Most of the time, these screens and small scenes are just a simple little throwaway deal that is ignored as a gamer simply tries again. Occasionally however, there will be something about the Game Over that gives pause. Maybe an entire alternate ending where the heroes fail is played or something very entertaining happens that you can’t help but laugh at, but for one reason or another, attention is given. To celebrate these games that put effort into what happens when we lose, I’m counting down the top 10 “Game Overs” in gaming.

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
Jio2279d ago

Man, the Banjo Kazooie game-over screen scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Seeing your sister turned into a hideous monster (made scarier by the crappy N64 graphics) that wants to kill you was a great incentive to avoid losing.

user54670072279d ago

Yeah but seeing Gruntilda end up becoming hot kind of made up for it.

Chuk52279d ago

The game over screens in Metroid Prime 2 are still by far my favourite, simply because humanize of how they humanize Samus.

cpayne932279d ago

I can't even approve this article, stupid error page...

Kurt Russell2278d ago (Edited 2278d ago )

That and the author doesn't know anything about Sega Rally?! What is he like 15 or something?

Game Over Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeah!

Cablephish2279d ago

How about that Andross at the Star Fox game over screen? That scared me as a kid...

A-Glorious-Dawn2278d ago

yeah. the final level was equally freaky

mcnablejr2278d ago

Dont you mean starwing?

Tainted Gene2278d ago

lol, its funny you bring up Star Fox. Love that game back in the day and me and my brothers would constantly play the VS game, tons of fun.

Anyway, my baby brother who was about 8-9 use to be scared of that very same game over screen and the last level. Lol, even til this day when we reminisce I still bring up and he always denies it tooth and nail.

Now that I think about it was always pretty scared of an older game, "Streets of Rage 2"; the part in the intro where you see Mr. X giant face and hands hover over the city. He used to freak out whenever me and my other brother began to play it. lol, but granted he was like 4 years old at the time.

LOL, I guess it has something to do with the big heads that makes him/other slight scared of those scenes

dafegamer2278d ago

What about the Super Mario 64 Gamer Over?

Show all comments (33)
The story is too old to be commented.