• alex-escy-escobedo - January 23, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    I was really was surprised when Megaton in Fallout 3 can be blown up by a nuke. It's one of those moments in a game you have to do.
  • Plagu3Born - January 23, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    Actually, in inFAMOUS the ray sphere was activated when Kessler wanted it to. He had the ray sphere get delivered by the courier company Cole worked for, and requested that Cole deliver it. When Cole got to the adress, he got a phone call from Kessler to open the box, which then triggered the explosion
  • GR_AndyHartup - January 23, 2014 11:53 p.m.

    Good point - I've changed the inFamous entry to reflect that.
  • bebl09 - February 1, 2014 6:14 p.m.

    I know I'm late to point it out, but your entry for Killzone is wrong too. It's Visari himself that nukes Pyrrhus City to destroy the ISA army, killing thousands/millions of his own people in the process. It wasn't the ISA that did that.
  • DC_Phister - January 23, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    OK, this one's a bit old school but beats all of these hands down. T-bomb in WC3.
  • pl4y4h - January 23, 2014 2:46 p.m.

  • GOD - January 23, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    Oh sarcasm. How elusive you are to convey in writing. Also I swear if you look at the surface of Helgan on slide 5 there's a face there.
  • Poisonous_Byte - January 23, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    For Gears of War you decided to go with flooding Jacinto? I think the Hammer of Dawn event after Emergence Day would have been a better pick. Jacinto didn't have much loss of life, the Hammer strikes killed millions of civilians. Matter of fact, Emergence Day itself was worse than flooding Jacinto.
  • Ramstein - January 23, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    You're really going to blame Gordon Freeman for the Black Mesa incident? If anyone's to blame, start with the higher ups; the 4 scientists he meets right before going down in the test chamber. Hell, even they were under the supervision of the only real person to blame for anything that's ever happened in the Half-Life universe; G-Man.
  • adam-joseph-nichols - January 23, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    I think the events in Metro 2033 are pretty bad as well. Canon version has you blowing up the hive of the dark ones. Also, while climate change does exist and is a danger for humanity if both ice caps were to melt it would not flood the whole world. Water world is not reality. Most low lying areas of the world including florida and most of the south eastern united states along with london and many pacific idsland would be gone.
  • freeden - January 23, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    I once again have to throw in Deus Ex. Actually, that series has several disasters. First, there is the Grey Death, which is an epidemic around the world and leads to extreme poverty, marshal law, and riots. It's a terrible, ravaging virus destroying lives by the millions. Then you find out it's man made, being harvested from aliens that have crashed on Earth and were captured and kept as prisoners. And that the same company who makes the virus also makes the cure, but they're only giving it to people with power like billionaires and politicians in an effort to basically rule the world. Then, of course, there is the ending of Deus Ex (OBVIOUSLY SPOILERS) where you bring about a second dark age, destroying communications across the globe which is great for preventing control of the world by either the Illuminati or Page, but not so great for the average world citizen. And, of course, in the sequel that is part of the canon since it happens whether you choose that ending or not. Speaking of the sequel, there's a lovely nanovirus giving people Grey Death. But even before this, Chicago is destroyed by a nanite bomb which spreads throughout the city, turning the city into, what is essentially, dust. All just to destroy a single facility. (ALSO SPOILERS) And then there is Human Revolution. At the climax, the grandfather of human augmentation himself decides humanity has gone too far. So what does he do? He just turns pretty much everyone with an augmentation into a crazed, hallucination induced killer who starts murdering anyone around them. You never see the extent of what the man has done, but you do know that he has just made, possibly, billions of people murder billions of other people. So, yeah, the Deus Ex series is pretty much about mankind destroying itself in the name of power, greed, and philosophy.
  • GR_AndyHartup - January 23, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    All great points, well made. Definitely should have included a slide on Deus Ex.
  • azarath-alghereties - January 23, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    I have to admit that I have a save right before the button press in Fallout 3 just so I can watch the town vaporize whenever I want.
  • winner2 - January 23, 2014 9:46 a.m.

    I chuckled at the fallout picture
  • andrew-doughty - January 23, 2014 8:59 a.m.

    Taris anyone?
  • Xtra_Tasty - January 23, 2014 1:13 p.m.

    I know right that place got boned
  • colin-knapp - January 23, 2014 7:50 a.m.

    The worst thing about the Fallout 3 nuking of Megatown is that if you go back to it, the mechanic girl (can't remember her name atm) has turned into a ghoul.
  • shawksta - January 23, 2014 6:47 a.m.

    These are great. Its still amazing how Kefka just does what his goal was intended and just destroyed the goddamn earth making it a wasteland. Its hard trying to think of other examples honestly. How about the Subspace Bombs in Smash Bros Brawl's Adventure Mode? Ganondorf is otherwise forcing the ROB's(Including the Playable ROB being the Ancient Minister) to sacrifice themselves to be locked on said bombs for the sake of Subspace areas.
  • MeanwhileGuy - January 23, 2014 4:47 a.m.

    Ok, while I'm in no way defending the ISA, as they're equally as morally questionable as the Helghast, I have to point out that it was Visari himself who nuked Pyrrhus City. Not the ISA, who were trying to capture him as killing him would have made him into a martyr. Which Rico promptly does. Thanks, Rico. Also, where was the point where they tried to incite civil war? All I can recall is a feud between Jorhan Stahl and Admiral Orlock with both of them struggling for power. That had no involvement from the ISA whatsoever. Furthermore, the irradiation of Helghan, while a shock moment, was completely unpredictable. Stahl was gunning for Earth with a ton of irradiated Petrusite missiles, so the ISA had no choice but to blow his ship up, and there's no way they could have known what effect the standard nuke would have had when combined with the irradiated Petrusite and Helghan's atmosphere. Again, the ISA are mostly dicks, but they're not as bad as portrayed in this article, mostly because some facts used are, well, wrong.

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