10 Video Games That Mock You For Paying Attention

Attentive players were "rewarded" with insults.

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Quantic Dream

The great benefit of video games over movies or TV is the ability to freely explore spaces in which you would otherwise only be a fleeting passer-by.

And so it's no surprise that developers love to populate their worlds with as much rich detail as their budgets will allow.

And so it's tremendously satisfying for players to explore everything a game has to offer and end up rewarded with a surprise, be it an unexpected unlockable or a cute Easter egg acknowledging their meticulousness.

But every so often, there are games which go the entirely opposite direction and decide to make fun of players who must obsessively explore every last square inch of the map in order to be satisfied.

These 10 games all sarcastically put-down players who investigated every available nook and cranny, scanned the frame for Easter eggs at all times, and even stuck around after the end credits hoping for something extra.

While in some cases the humour was nothing more than a gentle rib, in others it felt like a personal attack on those committed to wringing every last drop of entertainment out of their games...

10. The End Credits Tell You To Go Outside - Sly Cooper 2: Band Of Thieves

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Sucker Punch

It's fair to say that many of us mentally check out from a video game the second those end credits start rolling, because for all intents and purposes, the game is effectively over.

But as a reward for those who actually do bother to sit through the lengthy credits, some developers include extra scenes or Easter eggs which otherwise can't be accessed.

And then there's developers like Sucker Punch, who for their classic platformer sequel Sly 2: Band of Thieves instead took the opportunity to make fun of anyone who stuck around through the credits.

After the list of names is finally finished, an additional note pops up for player, telling them, "OK. That's it. You've seen everything. You won. Go outside."

Considering how few players actually bother to sit through the credits or - gasp - pay attention to them, it's pretty cheeky for the game to pull this.


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