Losing a game is disheartening enough on its own.
It's a definitive statement that, as of this very moment, our skills just weren't sharp enough to progress, or our glorious high score attempt has come to a close. But some games don't stop at just informing you of your failure--they plunge the virtual knife into your chest, then slowly twist it with the maliciousness of a sadistic killer. Anyone who's seen the above Duck Hunt dog mocking them from within their television knows the pain and misery that these Game Over screens can dish out.
But there's certainly an art in making the player feel like a worthless piece of garbage, and a cruel Game Over message is better than being unceremoniously booted back to the main menu. We've gathered the Game Over screens that put hate in our hearts and determination in our fingers--as long as you don't take these too personally, you might summon the skills to never see their taunting messages again.