9 horribly embarrassing ways to die in a video game

Death by crate

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Modern Warfare 2

Alright, getting twatted from above by a plummeting care package is more hilarious than pathetic. But there’s no denying being bested by a cube filled with ammo is a pretty embarrassing way to be booted out of the union. We’d honestly rather get sniped ten times in a row by some camping 15  year-old wearing Battlestar Galactica PJs. Alright, so we don’t usually have much of a choice over that.

Death by cold

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Lost Planet

Wrap up warm kiddies, hypothermia is a killer. Even if you’re holed up in the cosy embrace of a massive killer mech. Lost Planet’s awesome robot killing machines might be able to see off skyscraper-sized insects, but they’re clearly no match for a cold snap. Fail to replenish the game's space pirate with thermal energy every 32 seconds and he can kiss that sweet mechanical ass goodbye. In hindsight, maybe they should have cut back on the alien-shredding guns a bit and installed a couple of hot water bottles.

Death by Topher Grace

Embarrassingly ending your life in: Spider-Man 3

What better way to have the last shreds of our tattered dignity obliterated than getting Spidey killed by a whiny That 70s Show reject? Not only is the Tophinator’s take on the once respected and feared Venom one of the worst film baddies ever, his horribly phoned-in performance in the game is like adding Tabasco to an already gaping, shameful wound. Hey, we had no beef with getting taken out by that fat dude who gets offed five minutes into Raiders of the Lost Ark in Spider-Man 2. But being murdered at the mitts of this rubbish, comically miscast actor is taking the piss in the almightiest and humiliating of fashions.

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  • 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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