Gaming's big-ass booms!

There are two types of gamers: the ones who love explosions, and the ones who love explosions in 1080p at 60 fps. Whether you’re a fan of shooters or strategy games, 8-bit or HD, we still all share the common appreciation of a good bang (ha, you WISH!). To show our love of all things that go BOOM, we’ve collected some of videogames' most epic explosions and set them to a bangin’ soundtrack. Of course, we couldn’t get every single videogame explosion ever, because a billion zillion videogames have them (yes, even Puzzle Fighter). But here are some of the best of the best. See if you can identify all the games in the video below!

When you ask gamers what they love about explosions, you’re most likely going to get one or a combination of the following answers:

• Explosions are BIG!
• Explosions are BRIGHT!
• Explosions are LOUD!
• Explosions are EXCITING!
• Explosions are HELLA COOL! (Or MAD cool, if you’re on the East Coast.)

Then ask gamers WHY they think explosions are so effin’ awesome, and most won’t be able to answer that question. It’s like asking why babies like colorful things that move – they just do. We have the primal desire to play with fire, and the gratuitous explosions in videogames exaggerate the sensations we inexplicably love so much.

Feb 11, 2009


  • papajon555 - May 20, 2010 4:28 a.m.

    man lizzie cuevas is pretty hot!
  • flyhighj65 - April 29, 2009 2:53 a.m.

    explosions are sick expecialy if there are people in them (I kno its messed up, but you know thats why you like them too). Its funny seeing people flying through the air like ragdolls. A good example? Fallout 3, dozens of frag/plasma/bottlecap mines, and an unsuspecting victim. (Youtube:"Fallout 3 40 mines on tour")
  • jackf-11 - February 26, 2009 1:05 p.m.

    Oh, ok then.
  • MajorMedic - February 23, 2009 3:48 a.m.

    What about the explosion at the end of F.E.A.R. (and you ought to add the same explosion from a different perspective at the begging of F.E.A.R 2 to the list)
  • SmokeyPerrito123 - February 17, 2009 6:49 a.m.

    The COD4 Nuke BOOM Is Unforgettable
  • lincoln6echo - February 16, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    Ah, the lambent Brumak, I'm glad you put that in there. The Boomer from Left 4 Dead's a nice touch too. Well done GR, well done.
  • Smiffy99 - February 16, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    Some intense video there, but you forgot nuking the oil refinery in Mercenaries, my whole screen was white for 5 minutes.
  • Furyspittles - February 15, 2009 9:52 a.m.

    There was. Your an idiot.
  • lolerz - February 15, 2009 6 a.m.

    only one game thats lame dude they totaly should have had the atomic nuke from fallout3
  • Shellghost - February 14, 2009 11:36 p.m.

    BOOM! ReCaptcha: impulse 19/7
  • RandomSamurai13 - February 14, 2009 10:02 p.m.

    Okay, these are my answers for what games the explosions are from. COD 4 ? ? Crackdown Gears of War Halo 2 Final Fantasy 7 ? Gears of war Halo 3 Mercanaries Portal Super Street fighter alpha ? Fallout 3 A Star Wars Game ? gta iv Mega Man 9 Half-Life 2 ? Gears of Wars 2 ? SSBB ?
  • ColdFire - February 14, 2009 11:04 a.m.

    I was expecting some Crysis ones, there are some very nice explosions in that game.
  • Pocotron - February 14, 2009 1:07 a.m.

    now this was a good vid and all but a big-ass boom i saw was the resistance 2 climatic boom or when titans splode. sweet vid tho
  • barrage7667 - February 13, 2009 7:42 p.m.

    excuse me but... wat about some ratchet and clank stuff and the MINI NUKE in Fallout 3? i didnt see it
  • Wubbles - February 13, 2009 3:22 p.m.

    I knew all of those except one. I'm afraid it's only "Mad" cool if you also happen to wear bling bling and a greel.
  • RedOutlive10 - February 12, 2009 9:35 p.m.

    Nice one, I found it fun to see again Chrono Trigger's explosion. By the way, Homeworld series' Mothership explosions were good too. A huge remark "you got served".
  • noobeater - February 12, 2009 8:33 p.m.

    errrm bomberman? lol well worth my time watching that nothing beats a good explosion
  • jax1293 - February 12, 2009 7:39 p.m.

    Very wicked video love the fallout 3 explosion
  • Dr.Salvador - February 12, 2009 2:10 p.m.

  • Skidd777 - February 12, 2009 1:34 p.m.

    Awesome vid. But this makes me wonder why exactly are explosions cool?

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