10 absurd ways to die in video games

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While we’d all love to be players capable of perfect runs without dying, chances are we’ll all get wiped out at least once in most titles. It does tone down when these deaths are at least funny, though.

While we’re all used to falling victim to a depleted health bar from gunfire or a ferocious combo to the face, some video games have found more inventive ways to deliver a game over to us.

Whether it’s an unusual way of leaving, a death that came out of nowhere, or an unintentionally funny death in what was probably meant to be a dramatic moment, it’s the deaths in games that amused us more than disappointed.

10: Spider-Man’s Clumsy-Faced Plant – Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 video game
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If we have to start anywhere with this list, it would have to be with a death so absurd it spawned a meme and garnered nearly 10 million views on YouTube since a clip was posted ten years ago. years.

In a prime example of a clip that gets better with every watch, in Activision’s 2007 action-adventure Spider-Man 3, our titular hero finds himself inside a burning building. Here, the player is called upon to perform a series of quick events, and doing so successfully will help Spidey navigate the flames and help a woman calling for help who has a bomb strapped to her chest.

After executing a few valiant jumps, failing the final Quicktime event will cause the next steps to follow in quick succession.

The woman calls for help, you fail the quicktime event, and Spidey fails to land on his feet, fatally crashing his face into the ground from an 8 foot drop, the woman says “I will die” then we smash cut outside the building as it explodes. It’s worth noting here that it’s unlikely the fall actually killed Spider-Man in the first place, suggesting then that he may have simply given up.

The doubling, the flop to the ground, the pacing – this death is truly an absurd work of art.

John C. Dent