The 40 most repeated game quotes


"Snake" is a word which refers to a certain type of reptile. "SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE?!" is a word which refers to a guy who talks in a deep voice and hides in boxes.

“Hey! Listen!” - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

We've already made fun of Navi plenty, but she has to be on this list because for a good two years or so after Ocarina of Time was released, every gamer was saying "Hey!" and "Listen!" to annoy his friends. It's just what you did.

“Nuclear Launch Detected” - Starcraft

We still get agitated when we hear this, despite not having played any Starcraft in years.

“Gotta catch 'em all" - Pokémon

Holy crap was this ever repeated - it was all anyone could say for a few years. And every time we actually did catch them all, a new version of Pokémon would be released. And that will continue to happen forever. Damn you Nintendo! You've given us an impossible goal!


“QUAD DAMAGE!” - Quake Series

The Quake series is rife with great sound effects and verbal announcements, and there's nothing more reassuring or exciting than hearing this voice and these words when you're down by a few frags near the end of a match.

“Stay awhile and listen." – Diablo II

Deckard Cain. Deckard F'ing Cain. This guy sure has a way with words, in that he says a lot of them.

“EA Sports... it's in the game.” - EA Sports

This quote may not have been verbally repeated a whole lot, but how many times have you heard it in your head? Is it possible to read "EA SPORTS..." without automatically saying "It's in the GAME" in your head? And that voice...that staccato, over-punctuated voice. Who the hell is that? Oh - it's this guy:

“Killtacular!” - Halo 2

Why do first-person announcer voices always sound like this? (See "Quad Damage" above.)

“Would you kindly...” - BioShock

This phrase is a powerful symbol of our tendency to blindly accept authority figures. Also, we get it, and we can all stop repeating it now. (Ed. note - Don't forget to insert a bunch of crap about Ayn Rand!)

“The cake is a lie.” - Portal

No more! We're done! Please! We all had a good laugh, and Portal certainly is one of the greatest games ever. But now it's time to put the Portal quotes aside and recognize that most cakes are in fact truthful.


“War. War never changes." - Fallout series

It's the first line in every Fallout game, and despite not being a hugely unique statement, it can't be uttered without everyone assuming it's a reference. Also, it's a lot of fun to say that intense Ron Perlman voice.

Jul 15, 2009


  • 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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