10 Hilarious Video Game Death Scenes You Totally Missed

Wesker's achilles heel?


Death, as a concept, doesn't sound like an inherently fun one. Not that I would know, as far I'm aware I haven't died, and it's really hard to ask those that have a few questions about it.

Luckily, through the medium of video games, we don't have to overthink it too much. We can get a basic idea of what to avoid doing, often with hilarious consequences.

Whether it be the antagonist getting his amphibious comeuppance or a crypt explorer feeling the literal touch of fable, these never fail to amuse. Sometimes these can be forced by our own hand, or lack of hand-eye coordination, as Quick Time Events rear their head again.

At other times, it can just be a case of wandering off the beaten track, or inadvertently unlocking a hidden "bonus" death through natural progression.

Admittedly, I could have just filled this with Resident Evil deaths (and there are some in here, don't panic), but some of the others may surprise you. It may even be that you were naturally good enough to avoid them completely in your adventures.

Whatever the reason for it, prepare yourselves for some of the most hilarious - and often gross - death scenes that have caught hapless heroes and villains alike unawares. Can't say you haven't been warned though.


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