9 horribly embarrassing ways to die in a video game

Death by spider

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

No, not a man-eating fifty foot tarantula you’d see in some shitty 50s B-movie. Big Boss can be offed by an actual tiny ‘fetch me a rolled-up newspaper, luv, I’m about to go medieval on some arachnid ass’ spider. Alright, so Snake Eater’s eight legged a-holes are poisonous. But after surviving a nearby nuclear blast and battling a knife-wielding dude that can make himself freakin’ invisible, somehow the legendary soldier slowly succumbing to a bug bite seems anticlimactic. Death by tripping on bird shit in Metal Gear Solid 2 on the other hand… 

Death by plant

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Oh sure, the Bat might have saved Gotham 63 times and smacked down an entire nut house worth of murderous maniacs. But he’s clearly no match for the most diabolical creation the DC Universe has ever seen: an overgrown Lily. Poison Ivy’s feral flowers, which spit toxic fumes, are an absolute bastard to avoid. And death at their poison-filled petals is pretty much the most shameful way we can envisage Batman bowing out. Well, unless it had something to do with impalement and Bat nipples.

Death by deer

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2

Awwww, look at that cute little fella. Come here you. Who’s an adorable, fluffy… wait, what are you doing? No, please. NOT THE FACE! NOT THE FACE! Honestly, what kind of supremely shit hunter do you have to be to get taken out by a chital (aka a bloody spotted deer)? A moose we could maybe accept. And getting our jugular nibbled on by Cabela’s menagerie of bears, cougars and wolves is all part of the dickish lifestyle of big game hunting. But, for the self respect of animal-killers everywhere, we’ve got to draw the line at meeting our maker courtesy of a slightly pissed off version of Bambi.


  • curly_jefferson - February 12, 2010 12:59 p.m.

    that last picture is pure gold
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - February 12, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    The Faggio scooter is possibly the funniest thing in a GTA game ever.
  • CH3BURASHKA - February 12, 2010 1:47 p.m.

    Although the malaria death (in Far Cry 2) wasn't embarrassing, per se, it was pretty annoying.
  • onewingedantista - February 12, 2010 1:49 p.m.

    How did Nico get an Irish accent?
  • oryandymackie - February 12, 2010 3:43 p.m.

    From Russia With Love: death by being locked out of a rocket control room. If you could collect the activation keys without being killed, launch the rocket, the doors would slam shut, leaving the other player outside :D
  • sleepy92ismypsn - February 12, 2010 3:48 p.m.

    niko's accent isnt that bad what about death by penguins in crash 2
  • PlainOldGamer - February 12, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    Death by scooter. I've had that happen :(
  • jackthemenace - February 12, 2010 5:05 p.m.

    whoa, i'm pretty glad i've never died in any of these ways >:D of course, i havent got these games, and i still havent ACTUALLY died, btu still.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - February 12, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    stupid fake video
  • ChiefPeanut - February 12, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    is it just me or do you use the same blood effects in every picture?
  • kyleander - February 12, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    damn that gta scooter i play it safe now and destroy one when i see one
  • Yeager1122 - February 12, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    Luckily never dided any of this ways and the last picture is hilarious.
  • HailCaeser - February 12, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    How about killing your teamate with a carepackage? I've done that....alot
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 12, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    Lol, fake video. I wonder how many times it has actually happened? (the care package kill) reCaptcha: fragmented cleariser WTF???
  • lovinmyps3 - February 13, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    Death by Topher Grace! HA!
  • psycowolf - February 13, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    dude ive had the faggio death and the spider death in MGS3. but you guys for get the most annoying and most pathetic death of all time....DEATH BY GOOMBA IN ANY MARIO GAME!!!!!! BTW @ xboxrulez: dude stfu no one cares about your gay fantisy with M$ and seriously its akl all bout da PS3 ha try playing GOW3 on your eeeexbawks sh*tsixtynine
  • 435 - February 13, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    I got gacked by a Faggio at the end of the GamesRadar 24 Hour Gaming Marathon. I accidentally jumped off my own moped and someone else ran me the hell over. I spent the rest of the race chasing this person down in a Blista Compact. I got my revenge.
  • twewy13 - February 13, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    i too have mastered photosynthesis, watch out batman
  • Cwf2008 - February 13, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    @xboxrulez: Learn to fucking spell right will you? Also i think i have a more embarassing death in MW2 than death by care package: Suicide/possible kill with Stinger Missile. For the 2 or so people who never played the game, this is why its embarassing: The Stinger needs to lock onto a kill streak, thus making it nearly impossible to commit suicide with it. Yet i accomplished it by somehow locking onto a Harrier that was behind a building and shooting the building. Ya seeing suicide by Stinger: Not something you see everyday
  • redmight - February 13, 2010 2:44 a.m.

    wow big boss, a total badass dieing from a bug bite,oh well its not as bad as when he got killed by a crab in snake vs the crab that was humiliating good article

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