Most Annoying Game-Over Screens Ever

Nobody likes to see a Game-Over screen. As if knowing you suck isn’t bad enough, some games rub it in by torturing you with really annoying Game-Over screens. What could be worse than having to watch your demise from multiple angles, or sitting through the same long-ass cutscene of the world ending every time you fail? Tack one of these onto a tough boss fight, and you have a perfect formula for gamer rage. We’ve hand-picked this lot of Game-Overs that are irritating enough to be hilarious (when you’re not suffering through them repeatedly in the actual game.) Enjoy the show!

Apr 16, 2008


  • ironrafael - January 3, 2013 6:02 a.m.

    Surely, the most annoying I've ever saw was the Dead or Alive 4 one. Godammit, that clone can make anyone nervous.
  • Bianchi - April 8, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    MW and MW2.....they get the prize for sure D: and Resident Evil and LOL at the segarally xDDDDDDDD
  • Aforextreme - April 6, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    How was Total Distortion not on this list?!
  • Fedexcommando - April 5, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    When I was little I couldn't play Majora's mask because I was too scared I would forget the timer and the evil moon would get me. GAME OVER YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
  • yesIusetheM14 - April 5, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    now I feel obligated to share the best game over ever thought up by anyone, ever; You and Your Friends are dead, game over (Friday the Thirteenth) Even better is this; You're dead Your family's dead Your fuckin' pets are being skinned alive Your mom's a fucking whore The whole world hates you You're going to hell Live with it. Game over. (Angry Video Game Nerd, Friday the Thirteenth review)
  • RedhawkAce - April 4, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    I am amazed Too Human wasn't on here that scene made to many puppies die... not by me of course random, hobos outside were driven insane by it.
  • ChangingtheSpectrum - April 4, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    Game ovah, YEAAAAAH!
  • samkovacs - April 4, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    MvC2 Arcade, Blarg. "Don't you want a rematch?" While this god awful song plays, and the timer runs out.
  • 2cute2Bcruel - September 23, 2010 6:45 a.m.

    "You're Dead" just seems really unsympathetic.
  • cheezdawg55 - November 11, 2009 4:01 a.m.

    Game over yeah yeah yeah!! that last one made me lol
  • QuestionMarc - November 7, 2009 2:09 a.m.

    Game Over, Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
  • buzsaw6000 - October 19, 2008 3:33 p.m.

    the most annoying has to be call of duty 4 death
  • Dr.Salvador - December 5, 2008 12:33 p.m.

    The COD4 ones made me want to eat my gamepad
  • gatornation1254 - November 19, 2008 1:10 a.m.

    The Majora's Mask game over pissed me off the most.
  • Baconator96 - November 18, 2008 6:09 a.m.

    dont know why, bur GTA 4's death screens always piss me off. I dont want to watch the damn cops back over my dead ass in grayscale slowmotion, i just want to go blow more shit up!
  • FancyRat - October 15, 2008 1:26 a.m.

    @Y2Ken The real issue is how goddamn long it takes. You die, and lie on the ground for about 30 seconds. Then this metallic-ass Valkyrie thing comes down and slowly carries you off to Asgard or wherever. Valhalla, that's it. It's like Mass Effect's elevators became sentient.
  • Wizrai - October 14, 2008 9:59 p.m.

    Hmm I think Crisis Core FFVII was pretty annoying since dying = re-load game and you can't skip you are up to a boss that will kick your #$%^ just to wait 5 more minutes before trying again.
  • Y2Ken - October 13, 2008 11:03 p.m.

    Nice one. Isn't the Too Human death sequence supposed to be really irritating? My fave deaths are the classic Metal Gear Solid and also State of Emergency's "You've been killed!"
  • kaythanksbye2 - October 13, 2008 8:51 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure it was in the cheesiest game songs article. If it wasn't in the article itself, they definitely played it on the podcast when talking about it.
  • Samael - October 13, 2008 6:17 p.m.

    What happened to the "You are dead! DEAD! DEAD!" song? Is that in another feature?

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