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6 of Gaming’s Most Depressing Game Over Screens (2014)

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of Gaming’s Most Depressing Game Over Screens (2014)

Originally appeared on CHUNK.ie in association with The R.A.G.E.

Please be advised that this feature contains strong language.

INTRO

I don’t care how good a retro gamer you are, every single one of us has had to choke down the indignity of witnessing the Game Over screen in games – the more dull-witted gamers have probably had to suffer this embarrassment time and time again. NES-era Game Over screens tended to be simple white-text-on-black-background affairs and more often than not were plagued with some questionable grammar (even apart from “Game Over” itself, as if that phrase makes any sense).

But as games became more imaginative and interactive, the Game Over screens followed suit. Here are six of the more depressing retro Game Over screens that many of us have had to sit through before we could endeavour to try again. Whichever of…

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