10 Greatest Last Stands In Video Game History

The stakes don't get any higher than this.


For decades now, video games have been centred around conflict, pitting the player against waves upon waves of computer controlled bad guys. For the most part, however, we rarely come across sections where the player is fighting such overwhelming odds, they are going to fail no matter what.

This is far more prevalent within the medium of film, with the like of Boromir holding off waves of Uruk Hai in Lord of the Rings, or Captain Miller fighting back a tank with only a pistol in Saving Private Ryan. When we do get treated to some of these moments in gaming, they are some of the most special and most memorable.

These moments take hold of the player and instil such a varied range of emotions. Because gaming is such an interactive form of entertainment, players form incredibly worthwhile relationships with characters over huge amounts of time - all until that point it all goes wrong. Unlike specific shot choices and scenes used in film, if a video game character falls, that gut-punch is like no other.

Even better is going out guns blazing or making a heroic sacrifice, leaving a memory we'll talk about for the rest of time.


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