Play-mag: "I like to laugh. Can you think of a truly funny game? I can’t."
Monkey Island WAS pretty funny, so were a lot of those point-and-click adventures back in the day. They lost some of their charm when they went 3D though, hoping Move will be used to bring back some more classics or create some new ones.
Yep. Lots of those old adventure games were full of great humor. What about Portal? That's a modern funny game. Video games are funny in different ways, though. I can think of many times when physics wigged out in Half Life 2 - for example - and I laughed my head off.
Yes Portal is funny and with Steve Merchant in the sequel it looks to continue that trend :) One of my funniest moments in gaming was shooting a guy in the crotch and watching him drop, clutching them in agony in Goldeneye (N64). Glitches are neary always hilarious. Most recently: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
first Leisure Suit Larry was a funny game.
Portal, so so much :-)
This was always funny. The dry wit of George Stobart always made me laugh.
one of the funniest creations in video gaming. He doesn't even have to try to be funny, he just is. His interactions with the locals in the Ireland level: :'D
his accent is awesome too.
That was the funniest game I ever played, if you choose the evil route.
Custer's Revenge is freaking hillarious.
Conker's Bad Fur Day
demo of brutal legend was funny and Portal 1, Portal 2 is not going to disappoint, at least on the funny side.
"Ben There, Dan That!" is hilarious. And free. So there is literally no reason to not try it out. & I did laugh out loud. But, there are so many games that are funny without being in the humor genre.. Like L4D is one of the funniest games to me. But, with multiplayer games, it's really what you make of it.
No One Lives Forever...enough said
God Of War has always brought a smile to my face. Does that count?
"I'll attack his weak point for MASSIVE damage!" - Kai (Heavenly Sword) Many video games are funny. Portal. No One Lives Forever. Little Big Planet. Wario Ware: Smooth Moves. Start The Party. Buzz. Conker's Bad Fur Day. Oddworld. (All in the series)
I understand the author's problem though. No video game is laugh-a-minute comedy. That's because video games have much longer scripts than movies, usually. The average script length for a film is 200 pages. Heavy Rain's script was over 2,000 pages. Yeah... Even if David Zucker (Airplane!, Naked Gun) were to write a video game, the jokes would most likely be spaced apart. You aren't just watching a video game. You are playing it too. A lot of the joy comes from your own actions. Watching someone play Just Cause 2: Kind of fun. Playing Just Cause 2: REALLY freakin' fun! Faliszek, Laidlaw, and Wolpaw write for Valve. They wrote the script to Portal. They've also written Left 4 Dead and Half Life. Those are more serious, however. If those guys sat down and simply wrote a comedic film...it would probably be one of the best out there. They are writing games though. We aren't going to see a "Wrongfully Accused", "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Christmas Vacation", or "Troll 2" of video games. Actually, I think Superman 64 was the Troll 2 of video games.
Postal 2 had some funny moments... in a sick and twisted kind of way.
are side-splittingly funny. Mostly because of lead character George Stobbart. Portal Uncharted 2 Heavy Rain has some proper comedy moments that you wouldn't expect. They're usually found in the banter between Blake & Jayden. The Curse Of Monkey Island gave the world Murray. Parappa The Rapper. GTA: The Ballad Of Gay Tony I rest my case.
sully:I'm sweating more than a hooker in church! Nathan: You brought a hooker to church?
What? The story in Modern Warfare 2 is hilarious!
Monkeys island always makes me laugh its a classic,i have them all but #3 1 2 on psn 4 on pc and 5 on psn
God, Now Gamer once again proves they're fucking terrible with yet another completely shitty, worthless article that's so devoid of any real fact and so full of uninformed opinion. "Armed And Dangerous? Relies too heavily on Star Wars gags, and is a bit of a crappy game." Honestly --that's ALL you're going to write? Oh, copies Star Wars too much and it sucked, that's the justification for my half-assed opinion. Get bent, Now Gamer.
George Stobbart, I'm playing through the first 2 again after getting them on Steam. Still funny as to this day!
I found myself laughing in demon's souls when encountering a boss....but it was more like "hahaha Im so dead"
hahahaha very true when i finally arrived to the 2nd boss - giant knight castle guardian (or something like that) it was something like : u got to be kidding me..hahaha im so dead.
I have to say that dying in a game is usually a disappointment. In Demon's Souls the fights sometimes made me swear (like when I had no appropriate gear taking on FLamelurker) but the deaths often made me laugh.
Portal had some nice humor. As did most if not all of Tim Schaffer's Double Fine games. Tho the funniest game I can think of was Armed and Dangerous.
I'm pissing my pants every time I turn that game on.
Some games can be funny but some should not even try. Have you played the most recent spider man game? I know the quick jokes he cracks are supposed to fit the character but holy sweet mother of god they are bad. A couple of them made me gag.
just play some calling all cars or supersonic acrobatic rocket powered battlecars with some buddies and they'll make you laugh way more than any movie is able off Edit. Oh! and I forgot disgaea, those made me laugh a lot! in the first game, when you battle a full screen of ennemies, I just couldn't get over it. It was like "nah, must just be for the cutscene", "level start" O_O
The Blazblue games have some funny moments, especially the gag endings in Continuum Shift. Everybody says Saint's Row 2 is funny. But the story? it's too serious most of the time. I think the problem is timing. You have to wait for the player's input to get the next joke out, so the gags always come out as kind of stilted. How to make any game funny: 1. Get Blazblue: Limited Edition 2. Rip soundtrack to console or mp3 player 3. Just play "Catus Carnival" ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... over everything remotely serious. I recommend Limbo and Heavy Rain.
I can think on a lot of games that make me laught. Just on top of my head I could name a few: Oddworld: Abe's Oddissay; Oddworld: stranger's wrath; Deathspank; MDK 1 & 2... even Uncharted games had its moments since Drake is a really funny character. Oh! How could I forget GTA4? Tons of lol moments there!
I'd agree with everyone's suggestions here from Uncharted to Portal but I also have to add Grim Fandango and Stubbs the zombie.
Deathspank and Brutal Legend (Among many others) say hello.
Disgaea Crimson Gem Saga Luminous Arc 1 & 2 Star Control 2 Monkey Island 1-3 Space Quest I-IV No game is a laugh a minute riot, because combat can't be "funny", and you need combat in between the jokes.
I considered Heavy Rain in many parts hilarious. Favorite quotes: "Jason!! Jason! Jason! Jason!! Jason!" " FUCKIN' ASSHOLE"
god of war 3 is the funniest /s
I like that part in Earthbound when a guy asks for Venus's autograph and says "Even if it's on a sheet of toilet paper I'll take it" then you end up giving him her autograph on a rotted banana peel. I also like the part in Other M when Anthony says "remembah me" and the part when that guy freaks out because he sees a purple bug crawling near him... what I thought it was funny, you know the way he reacted and all... Oh yeah, also, every game with bad voice acting is hilarious.
Going to have to say most games aren't funny when they try to be, but Psychonauts had a bunch of jokes that made me laugh audibly.
GTA Vice City has very funny jokes based around social and political satire. There are plenty of funny video games out there if you have a sense of humor.
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