Pun for the whole family
With games titles like Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance (GET IT?! There are three D's and it's on the 3DS!) or Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance (GET IT?! Because he's getting revenge and vengeance!), it would appear that the games industry has gone completely insane. But terrible (or terrific, depending on your taste) puns are as old as the medium itself, dating back to some of the first games released on the first systems that the first gamers first gamed on.
We don't expect you to take our word for it, though, so we've put together a list of 100 of the punniest game titles of all time for you to peruse while you shake your head in disappointment or nod along in delight. Hopefully at least pun of the 100 will make you chuckle; we guarantee you'll be groaning or guffawing at some of these stinkers...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
James Pond 3
Arkanoid: Doh It Again
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
C2: Judgment Clay
Chester Cheetah 2: Wild Wild Quest
We can't even put into words how happy we are that Chester Cheetah got his own series of video games.
Daze Before Christmas
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
Fun fact: Carnage isn't just "great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle)," but it's also the name of a Spider-Man villain! Who knew?!
Tuff E Nuff
Big Mutha Truckers
Black & Bruised
Aw, come on! Waiter, we ordered our Sky braised, not... ugh, no, don't take it back. The damage is already done.
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy: The Mis-Edventures
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2
Like, key party style? Damn, we need to go to this golf course!
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Bleach: Dark Souls
Bubble Bobble Double Shot
That's actually how we order our coffee from Starbucks.
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Detroit Metal City DS: Death Shout
The Dark Spire
Dorabase: Dramatic Stadium
Ener-G Dance Squad
Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy
That's two sympathies, in case you were keeping count at home.
Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash
Guilty Gear Dust Strikers
Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier
Mr. Driller Drill Spirits
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
This one... actually sort of makes sense. It gets a pass. Move along.
Peggle: Dual Shot
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Sora no Otoshimono Forte: Dreamy Season
Also known as, you know, sleeping.
Super Black Bass: Dynamic Shot
Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Zettai Zetsumei Dangerous Jiisan DS: Dangerous Sensation
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
HA. HA HA HA. HAHAHAHA.
Army Men: Major Malfunction
Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune
Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E.
You Dont Know Jack
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball
Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus
Kid Klown in Night Mayor World
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
Because J.A.C.K.A.S.S. couldn't be sold at Walmart.
Rock 'n' Ball
Rush 'n Attack
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
Short Order / Eggsplode!
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll
This isn't actually a valid alternative to stop, drop, and roll, no matter what anyone says.
Town & Country II: Thrilla's Surfari
Ufouria: The Saga
Pesterminator: The Western Exterminator
So, are you mating with animals? Or... we have no idea what's going on here.
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie and the Amp
Kim Possible: Kimmunicator
Man, those writers are Ron Stoppable.
Lionel Trains: On Track
C.O.P. The Recruit
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Tony Hawk's American Sk8land
This game actually takes place in a dystopian future where Tony Hawk forces everyone to skateboard everywhere. It's terrifying.
Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations
Chameleon: To Dye For!
Ben There, Dan That
Pun in a million
That's all the punnery we could stand before throwing ourselves out of a window--but we're certain that can't be all the gaming puns that have ever been (or ever will be). Do you know of a punny game title that we excluded? Let us know in the comments which puns you hold close to your heart, and we'll try to keep our snickering to a minimum.