The 40 most repeated game quotes

“Hadouken!” – Street Fighter II

Sonic Boom! Shoryuken! Pretty much every Street Fighter voice and sound effect is instantly recognizable by any gamer. Since Brett Elston (Senior Geek from Geekopolis) has already written a detailed article about the sounds of Street Fighter, I'll leave the rest of this entry to him and his impressive video.

“C-c-c-combo breaker!” - Killer Instinct

Actually, it’s “C-c-c-c-combo breaker!” but the most of the meme-kids adopted only three ‘C’s. Regardless of how its spelled, the meme came to prominence on forums like 4chan, where it was used to denote a break in a chain of interrelated posts, or to act as a break itself. Example:

>What does “GTFO” mean?
>C-c-c-combo breaker!

It’s also easy to create variations of. We’ve just created our own in about 30 seconds by using the absolute first idea that came to us:

Above: C-c-c-caruso breaker! 

See how easy that was? Anyone can make internets!

“That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen!” - The Secret of Monkey Island

The Monkey Island series is full of great lines, but the most well-known gag is probably the "That's the second biggest ________ I've ever seen!" gag. Oh, by the way, The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition just launched on XBLA and PC. If you haven't played it, now is the time!


“Finish him!” - Mortal Kombat Series

“Do a barrel roll!” - Star Fox 64

"Do a barrel roll!" can be given in place of any other advice you were going to give, or pretty much anything else you were going to say. You may as well not say anything other than "Do a barrel roll!" anymore, because if you do, someone will surely respond, "Do a barrel roll (Z or R twice)!"


“You were almost a Jill sandwich!” - Resident Evil

Resident Evil contains some of the worst voice acting and most embarrassing lines of any game ever. That's saying a lot, considering that bad voice acting and worse translations are practically synonymous with gaming. The "Jill Sandwich" line is definitely the most repeated, just ahead of "the master of unlocking." More Resident Evil nonsense:

“I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum.” - Duke Nukem

This line was actually lifted from a film called "They Live." Since the film isn't very good, Duke often gets the credit. Here's the scene:

“XXXXXXXXXXXX baby!” - Gears of War




  • PevMaster - May 26, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    Don't forget HOLY SHIT and MEGA KILL from Unreal Tournament!
  • matt92 - May 25, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    lol hell yeah to the fallout pac man quake star craft n the ea sports heard that alot!
  • Culjat1994 - April 5, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    i love how the "war, War never changes' quote is titled NBA JAM 'he's on fire'
  • LTS - March 22, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    anyone else notice the opening line of MGS4 is "War. War Has changed." I played that game right after I finished Fallout 3 and laughed my head off.
  • Arix - March 22, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    More repeated than any of these for me are King's Quest 5's "A POOOOIIIIIIISonous snake!".
  • Ariaka - March 22, 2011 6:10 a.m.

    The only sad thing, the AYB video. I knew some of those people back then. I remember when it was relevant!
  • MikeT - March 21, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Dude! They Live is an amazing movie. Sure it's campy that doesn't mean it's not good.
  • mcdangles26 - March 21, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    I think "the mojave deseret almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter" is a better fallout quote with every single ncr trooper muttering it throughout the campaign.
  • Gnome - November 24, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    "You're too slow!"
  • KrazyGamer - August 9, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    I couldn't stop laughing at the Cole Train "I HAZ BICEPS BIGGER THENZ MY HAEDZ!!! cAN i HAZ CTACH PARHSE NOW?!?!?!?!
  • secretsearcher - August 1, 2010 4:35 a.m.

    "It's super effective!" :) "I HAVE CHORTLES" :D and that would you kindly thing is probably the most disturbing thing in bioshock
  • Oddeh7 - May 17, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    Now you need to update this list to include "JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASON". Plus, "Tango Sucka!" "Tactical Header!" "Your Mother!" and the legendary "BAMBI!". So awesome it has to be in caps.
  • blodden1 - May 15, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    Although it isn't from a game game but an online game... CHARGIN MA LAZOR!
  • blodden1 - May 15, 2010 2:21 p.m.

  • JakkedGamer - May 15, 2010 7:12 a.m.

    Some more Duke quotes: Hail to the king, baby! I oughta break a broomhandle off in your ass Eat shit and die Imma rip em a new one Iv'e got balls of steel It's my way or, hell, it's my way Alien maggots are gonna pay Shake it baby I'll rip off your head and shit down your neck game over see you in hell damn im good come get some lets rock piece of cake
  • Alfredhitchshot23 - December 8, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    Hey is Zero Wing supposed to to have 1337 speak or what? And by the way, Cats has carved " All your base are belong to us" into my brain!
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - November 30, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    My favorite mistranslation is ff7 Barret: Shi't
  • hybrid616 - September 20, 2009 2:31 p.m.

  • pandasrock - July 23, 2009 5:14 p.m.

    fuck you toad and hahaha ha imagine if link did recive a cat
  • gatornation1254 - July 21, 2009 6:51 p.m.

    Killmanjaro. Gread article Tyler it only made me piss in my pants a few hundred times.

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