The 100 greatest video game quotes – Part 1

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The right quote at the wrong time can make all the difference in the world. Especially if that quote is from a video game. Ever since the industry managed to crack the code needed to translate actual voice-over work into a binary form, video games have been filled with memorable quotes and hilariously derailing one-liners.

Choosing the best video game quote of all time? That’s impossible. But finding a hundred of them and celebrating how a few words can make a person think or chuckle with glee? Now that’s an easier challenge. Here’s the first part in an upcoming series that I’m working on, that highlights the absurd, the wonderful and the thought-provoking best moments ever committed to a flatscreen. In no particular order of course:

And if you can’t watch the video above, here are all the quotes that popped up in them because I’m such a swell fella. Also a swole fella, because those damn bees took advantage of my allergies:

  • House of the Dead – Suffer Like G did!
  • Destiny – That wizard came from the moon.
  • Dead Space 3 – Good men mean well. We just don’t always end up doing well.
  • Altered Beast – RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!
  • Fallout 3 – War never changes.
  • Metal Gear Solid IV – War has changed.
  • Final Fight – Oh! My Car!
  • Infamous 2 – I think we’re both demons. Our pride has turned us into monsters.
  • NBA Jam – BOOMSHAKALAKA!
  • Bioshock –  A man chooses. A slave obeys.
  • Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night – What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum – No Bane, this time I break you!
  • Heavy Rain – Jason? JASON! JASON!
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Remember, no Russian.
  • Assassin’s Creed – Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day – I AM THE GREAT MIGHTY POO AND I’M GOING TO THROW MY SH*T AT YOU!
  • Mortal Kombat – GET OVER HERE!
  • Zero Wing – All your base are belong to us.
  • Killer Instinct – C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!
  • Half-Life 2 – The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world…
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That’s 20 quotes down, another 80 to go! If you’ve got any particular video game lines that you’d like to see make the cut, let me know below! I’d love to include them.

Last Updated: October 12, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • Peet Luckhoff

    Vroom Vrooooom Vroom – Rocket League

  • More Work?! – Warcraft
    For the Horde! – Warcraft

    For Auir! – Starcraft
    Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead bodies and ask the spirits if honour matters – Mass Effect 3
    The best solution is usually the easiest one and to be honest killing you is hard – Portal 2
    Stay a while and listen – Diablo 2
    If life gives you lemons make lemon grenades! – Portal 2

    • Thanks! I have some of those in my list, but submissions are always welcome.

      • Admiral Chief

        Bulletstorm quotes or GTFO

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Who wants some Wang!?

  • konfab

    “Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clenched fist. -KOTOR2.
    “BORING!”- Heavenly Sword.
    “Twing-Twag!” -Heavenly Sword.
    “Hey, catch me later and I will buy you a beer” -Half Life.
    “An elegant weapon for a more civilized time, eh? Well, guess what? Times have changed!” – Star Wars Republic commando (Actually that whole game is basically a collection of one-liners)
    “Reaper? A label created by the Protheans to give voice to their destruction. In the end, what they choose to call us is irrelevant. We simply are.” -Mass Effect
    “Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan… and yet you are nothing. In the end, you belong to neither the light nor the darkness. You will forever stand alone.”- KOTOR

    • konfab

      “Can I have some shoes?” CNC- Generals. 😀

      • Dresden

        This one tops them all!

    • Peet Luckhoff

      Have a like for liking Republic Commando

    • Admiral Chief

      Agreed, RepCom has some of the BEST quotes

  • I_am_Duffman!

    The winner will surely be.

    “thank you mario but our princess is in another castle” – Random Toad, Super Mario Bros

  • Narsil

    “It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum… and I’m all outta gum.” – Duke Nukem 3D

    • Skyblue

      Original was from John Carpenter’s They Live.

  • Dresden

    Witcher 3: “Summon the bitches!”
    Borderlands: “BRING ME A BUCKET AND I’LL SHOW YOU A BUCKET!”

    • Dresden

      Also, to add to that Witcher 3 line that was also pretty awesome later was the “Cáed’mil, bloede dh’oine… Hocus pocus… Abracadabra… Arse blathanna…” voice line.

  • Banie Joubert

    Baldur’s Gate: Minsc: For blade and #$#$#% steel.”
    Baldur’s Gate 2: Jon Irenicus’s speech at the end “for years I clinged to the memory of it….

    Baldur’s Gate Throne of Bhaal: Sarevok “I live! Flesh and blood and bone! I AM ALIVE! HAHAHAHAHA! I swore I
    would scratch and crawl my way back into the world of the living, and I
    have DONE IT!”

    Batman Arkham City: Joker’s “Only You” song in the credits.
    Far Cry 4: Pagan Ming’s “Kyrati is yours” speech at the end if you don’t shoot him.

  • Admiral Chief

    Darryn, I promise you, if you DON’T include quotes from Bulletstorm you are never going to be redeemed in my eyes

  • Original Heretic

    Planescape Torment – “What can change the nature of a man?”

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    “Heavy Rain – Jason? JASON! JASON!”

    HAHAHAHAHA !!!

    • Yewah, shit. I was watching this video, and I just giggled like a mofo when that came up.

  • Nikola

    JAAAAASON!!! God I hated that soooo much:| Almost ruined the game for me was going to stop playing…

  • Skyblue

  • Original Heretic

    Gears of War 2: Dizzy – “I got your back like a buttcrack.”

  • Magoo

    MA-MA-MA-MA-MONSTER KILL.. Kill.. kill..

    The numbers Mason!? What do they mean?!

    The best of all time- CATCH A RIIIIIDE!

    • Original Heretic

      Catch a RIIIIIIDE!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      If you’ve played Tales from the Borderlands that last line’ll bring a tear to your eye.

      • Original Heretic

        No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.

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