8 Video Games That Fooled You Into Thinking You'd Lost

6. I Can't Die?? - Monkey Island 2: Le Chucks Revenge

world of warcraft Lich king

One of the greatest things about the phenomenal Monkey Island sequel, Le Chucks Revenge, outside of it's fantastic art design and brain-bending puzzles, is the fact that this is not a title that takes itself seriously at all.

Fun is front and centre of the experience, and the title isn't afraid to poke fun at itself, the video game industry or even the player from time to time, and it's this humor that carries the game through even its more frustrating puzzle elements.

Case in point, in one scenario we find out hero Guybrush suspended over a pot of bubbling acid, not exactly a great way to start your day right? The player has to act quickly in order to save the hero, and should they fail to do so, Guybrush will fall to his death.

Oh, wait, no he doesn't because if you're to let this actually happen, the game pulls the rug out from under you by having Guybrush related that he can't possibly have died here because he's the one telling us the events of this story.

It's a brilliant way to fool the player into thinking they've lost and then highlighting the silliness of the story we're witnessing. Bless you, Lucasarts.


Jules Gill hasn't written a bio just yet, but if they had... it would appear here.