The best dead things in videogames

Gino - The Darkness

Notable for: Having one of the earliest and most hilariously unexpected deaths in videogames. Teaching us why we shouldn't lean out of moving cars. Trucks are heavy, kids.

Chewed up Pikmin ghosts - Pikmin

Notable for: Teaching us that even sentient vegetable people have souls. Making us feel guilty and creeped out at the same time.

Murdered Colossi - Shadow of the Colossus

Notable for: Making us feel like total wankers as we turn a once proud and noble creature into just another pile of rock and mould.

Skulls - Zelda III: A Link to the Past

Notable for: Being one of the first instances in which we could use a piece of disembodied anatomy as a tool or weapon in a game. Speaking of which...

McCoy and the crazy nurse - Dead Space

Notable for: Proving that love can blossom between two people even if one of them is a dismembered corpse. Especially if one of them is blind and insane. Providing endless squishy fun when stomped on. Confirming that there's one thing a gamer will always do when presented with body parts and a gravity gun.

Giant slug-fish thing - Metroid Prime

Notable for: Being the first of many dead things in MP we could investigate with the scan visor. Training us to poke around in corpses for educational value.

Aeris - Final Fantasy VII

Notable for: Still being the subject of fanboy mourning 11 years later. Get over it! Please!


  • Romination - January 27, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    Price is alive. Antiquity of article and stupid plot twists proven
  • bonerachieved - October 29, 2009 2:56 p.m.

  • GameManiac - October 29, 2009 1:59 a.m.

    Areis (Aerith)????? STILL PEOPLE?!?!?!?!?!?! 11 years is long enough people! move on already!! ...If you want to though... (Moving on...) Can Nintendo PLEASE take off that Cubone's skull mask/hat/whatever the hell it's meant for off already and show us what its hiding under there? It's just one of three pokemon that are hiding something (the other two are Diglett and Dugtrio).
  • Tochy - November 22, 2008 12:25 a.m.

    Snake? SNAKE?! SNAKEEEEEEEEE?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Defguru7777 - November 21, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    Man, I wish I was dead...wait.
  • Hurricrane - November 20, 2008 11:03 p.m.

    ROFL i loved the Tomb Raider drowning video
  • oreomonkey - November 20, 2008 12:58 p.m.

    if you replace first with something different they'll just start saying FRIST!!!! OR FISRT!!!
  • Moschetto - November 20, 2008 12:30 a.m.

    +1 for Ace of Spades. -1 for lack of Manny. It all evens out.
  • EvilZeus - November 19, 2008 11:02 p.m.

    How does fricken Gears get credit for dangling corpses over Oblivion? WTF? FTW? FTL? I'm highly disappointed. Ze End.
  • Thequestion 121 - November 19, 2008 8:30 p.m.

    I love the dry bones.
  • AbleCluster - November 19, 2008 5:14 p.m.

    Dude, you just gotta love a good video game! Nothing like it! jess
  • Elbo444 - November 19, 2008 1:17 a.m.

    but it's so fun being first, you guys have obviously never been first before, cool article
  • MacGyver1138 - November 18, 2008 10:28 p.m.

    Ahhh. I was hoping that anyone affected by the "Bloody Mess" perk from the Fallout series would be on here. I am all for drprofessor's idea of replacing any of the "first" posts with something. I personally think that it should say, "I am a douchebag," as opposed to just, "douchebag."
  • Juriasu - November 18, 2008 5:18 p.m.

    hareguu would fit nicely on this list!
  • kram101 - November 24, 2008 10:22 p.m.

    wow ur a real emo kid
  • EcoEclipse - November 23, 2008 8:05 p.m.

    It's Aerith. Not Aeris. I realize that her default name in FFVII is Aeris, but in every other game relating to the VII storyline, her name is Aerith, so it's obviously her established name.
  • Kattleox - November 20, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    What about the dead soldiers in The Sorrow's river in MGS3? Or any dead guy you pack into a locker in MGS? For that matter, What about the Sorrow?
  • Jorw - November 19, 2008 1:02 p.m.

    You forgot Manny Calavera and I'm never going to forgive you.
  • Corsair89 - November 19, 2008 6:43 a.m.

    Auron would have been a great addition to the list.
  • TrIp13G - November 19, 2008 3:40 a.m.

    Captain Price. I hope you aren't dead.

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