Death by the Decade: The evolution of dying in games

There are several ways to gauge how far videogames have come since their bleep-blorp beginnings. You can look at graphics, gameplay complexity, or as GamesRadar is about to illustrate, how your character actually dies in the game. As technology improved, so did the deaths suffered by the myriad protagonists, eventually progressing to the point where, today, you live through that death in the first person, forced to watch your hero's grisly final moments.

This is by no means a collection of all the worst gaming deaths – it's a look back at how, over time, games managed to connect the real-world player with their in-game death, and actually make you come to dread dying at all.

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