6 Awesome Game Over Screens Worth Dying For –
As legions of frustrated, controller throwing, floor stamping, rage quitting, gaming nerds all over the world know: losing sucks. When we play games, we play to win, and this means that there’s little worse than seeing the screen fade to black and getting that devastating GAME OVER text appearing on the screen.
A GAME OVER is usually the last thing any gamer wants to see. In 99% of cases, the death screen merely displays the words ‘Game over’ or ‘You died’ or something to that effect, occasionally with a (not so) helpful hint on how to be less dead next time you play.
However, truly great developers see the game over screen as just another way to get creative. Rather than being obnoxious or irritating, they can be funny, interesting, unique to the situation, sarcastic, hyperbolic to the point of hilarity, or just plain old messed up. They make the best of a bad situation, a resounding triumph of your failures.
First, take a moment of silence for your fallen protagonist of choice, and then let’s have a gander at those game overs that were actually worth dying for…