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Ah, video games. No other media allows RefugeInAudacity so often. [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds And most of the time it works]].

''Please sort new titles alphabetically to avoid duplicate entries.''
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* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TwelveThirteen 1213]]]]'': A clone busts out of a prison in a laboratory complex in space, finds out he shouldn't even have bothered. Note: This also perfectly describes [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MysteryOfTimeAndSpace'']].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes'']]: A ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' {{homage}} InAWorld [[{{Retraux}} made of billions of tiny cubes]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ThreeInThree'']]: A personified number 3 has to fix the computer she lives in by solving puzzles.
* [[spoiler:''3-on-3 NHL Arcade'']]: Bobbleheads play hockey.
* [[spoiler:''720°'']]: A skateboarder tries to raise enough money to keep skateboarding. This annoys the local insects.
* [[spoiler:''8 Eyes'']]: In a post-apocalyptic future, a falconer defeats and has tea with the world's royalty in a grand effort to solve a logic puzzle.
* [[spoiler:''99 Spirits'']]: A wandering samurai kills ghosts masquerading as everyday objects.
* ''[[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors]]]]'': The Pyro from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' with an odd number fetish kidnaps a group of anime stereotypes to an ocean cruiser where they have to solve first grade math problems - or die a very gruesome death. A lot of debate is had over the solutions of said problems. This may eventually lead them to screw up the spacetime continuum with the dramatic use of pseudoscience. Or everyone dies. Also, mummies are involved.
** Did we mention that you're reading text for most of the game?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaARecklessDisregardForGravity'']]: You go BASE jumping. It's a ''very'' long way to the ground.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'']]: A bunch of NES characters has kidnapped your son. Are you a bad enough [[spoiler: Abobo]] to rescue him?
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'']]: A visual novel series set in a courtroom where you play as lawyers.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'']]: A lawyer with spiky hair defends the innocent through {{courtroom antic}}s and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]], beating down an old friend and said friend's mentor in the process. His old boss sticks around to help from beyond the grave.
** [[spoiler:''Phoenix Wright: Justice for All'']]: Said lawyer now has to beat down a girl nearly ten years younger than him and knows how to WhipItGood.
** [[spoiler:''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations'']]: Said lawyer now has to beat down a sick blind guy who MustHaveCaffeine.
** [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'']]: A different lawyer with slightly less spiky hair and a bracelet that makes him a LivingLieDetector defends the innocent through {{courtroom antic}}s and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]], all the while going up against TheRockStar. The lawyer from the first game sticks around to help.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Ace Attorney Investigations Miles Edgeworth]]'']]: The aforementioned old friend of the first lawyer gets hysterically laughed at, mistaken for a drunk, tied up, repeatedly accused of murder, and even assaulted by a badger in the course of [[AmateurSleuth solving crimes]] though the use of logic and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]]. Out of the advertised 15 hours of gameplay, the last ten are spent arguing with a human laugh track, a wolf and a tree.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Gyakuten Kenji 2]]]]'': Aforementioned old friend takes on a series of new cases involving ice cream salesmen, clowns, chefs, old ladies, and Godzilla knockoffs. His middle-aged dad gets in on the action with the chefs in a flashback. Meanwhile, a teenager with IdiotHair tries to solve crimes despite having a complete and utter inability to do so while managing [[EnsembleDarkhorse to gather an English fanbase]] in the process. This is all suddenly stopped dead by NoExportForYou.
** [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies]]'': The first lawyer can practice law again. He and the second lawyer are joined by a third who has really good hearing and a talking necklace that can track people's emotions. Together, they all go up against a bird-loving wannabe samurai who is ChainedByFashion.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series]]: {{Shoot Em Up}}s for aircraft fetishists.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AirCombat'']]: [[BlingOfWar Extremely flashy war planes]] bomb the hell out of an entire country of rebels.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat2'']]: An [[FeaturelessProtagonist unnamed pilot]] frees a country from [[NGOSuperpower absurdly-equipped rebel factions]] by blowing everything up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'']]: A ShootEmUp for aircraft fetishists has plot-reduction surgery.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'']]: An [[FeaturelessProtagonist unnamed pilot]] kills off a [[OrphansOrdeal war orphan's]] friends and only family one by one.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'']]: An unnamed pilot and his squad are tricked by old Germans into killing scores of Russians.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'']]: An unnamed pilot and his buddy screw up the lives of their German adversaries.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'']]: An unnamed pilot single-handedly rescues Canada from occupation by Yugoslavia while his wingman starts the lamest meme ever.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception'']]: An unnamed pilot fights a South American-style guerrilla war...with a fighter plane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatXiSkiesOfIncursion'']]: A [[HeroOfAnotherStory different]] unnamed pilot fights the exact same war the exact same way, on the iPhone.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'']]: A SuddenlyVoiced pilot with a face saves the InvadedStatesOfAmerica from {{Renegade Russian}}s and their [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo not-nukes]] with vigorous {{fistpump}}ing.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy'']]: An unnamed pilot frees a country from absurdly-equipped rebel factions by blowing everything up, [[VideoGameRemake again.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'']]: An unnamed pilot [[MythologyGag does stuff similar to all the above]] while his employers [[AllegedlyFreeGame force him to buy fuel himself]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/Action52Owns'']]: Remakes of 52 of the [[VideoGame/{{Action52}} most horrible games ever made]].
** [[spoiler: ''Jigsaw'']]: A man saves his girlfriend from workbench tools. [[spoiler: And kills her.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Illuminator'']]: Save your sister from monsters... with nothing but a torchlight.
** [[spoiler: ''Meong'']]: A GentlemanThief explores a dungeon.
** [[spoiler: ''Non-Human'']]: A HumongousMecha that lacks the ability to turn around fights organic horrors.
** [[spoiler: ''Streemerz'']]: A guy with rope avoids clowns.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ActRaiser'']]: God and his sycophantic sidekick lead the people to salvation. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Or destruction.]]
** [[spoiler:''Act Raiser II'']]: God TookALevelInBadass. Unfortunately, [[NintendoHard so did his enemies.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'']]: A fat, diabetic man wearing nothing but a grass skirt and a baseball cap kills animals and eats lots of fruit in order to rescue his girlfriend.
** [[spoiler:''Adventure Island II'']]: Same as above, except now he enlists dinosaurs to help carry him around.
** [[spoiler:''Super Adventure Island II'']]: Fat diabetic man suffers from amnesia. He forgets about his malady and starts wearing clothes.
* [[spoiler: ''Adventure Of Valkyrie'']]: Some guy drops the keys to his house; you play an angel who is sent by God to help him pick them up. The entire population of the world conspires to stop you.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'']]: To save his girlfriend, a furball steals hearts from demons and traps them in eggs. When a [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} more marketable puffball]] comes along, the couple make a FaceHeelTurn.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AdventuresToGo!'']]: Freelance warriors become real heroes by going on simulated quests.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AeroFighters'']]: A dolphin, baby, mother and daughter, SteamPunk-style cyborg, J-pop idol, ninja, viking, gender-confused punk rocker, among others are recruited to stop an alien menace.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'']]: A man dies in the first few minutes. He gets revived, ends a war, and bangs one of three chicks. [[GenerationXerox Rinse and repeat four more times.]]
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2'']]: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu You kill a god in the opening.]] Turns out it was a bad idea.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki Zero'']]: An ancestor of the man from above also dies in the first few minutes. He also gets revived and bangs one of three chicks. [[GenerationXerox Rince and repeat one more time.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'']]: Reenact historical battles with a mouse, three times over.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'']]: Stop one-eyed guy from releasing ancient god-monster.
*** [[spoiler: ''Age Of Mythology: The Titans'']]: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Break said god-monster free]], then put it back together again.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'']]: OC {{Mighty Whitey}}s fight in historical battles to stop an AncientConspiracy.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Warchiefs'']]: Native Americans defeat their enemies with the Power of Dance.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Asian Dynasties'']]: Things take a turn for the CrazyAwesome as samurai, Shaolin monks, and elephants join the fun.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AIWarFleetCommand'']]: Wipe out a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating AI]] who can stomp you flat at any point and often will.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlanWake'']]: An author with writer's block fights off creatures from a book he wrote last week and tries to save his wife with a flashlight. A rock concert is a viable weapon.
** [[spoiler:''Alan Wake's American Nightmare'']]: An author in Arizona runs around a small-town rest stop, looks at the stars in an observatory, and tries to watch a movie. The movie doesn't work, so he does it all again. And again.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlienSoldier'']]: A tiger tries to kill a bird.
* [[spoiler:''Alley Cat'']]: A homeless tries to impress his love interest by engaging into acts of vandalism. Brooms try to prevent this.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'']]: A massive group of [[VirtualPaperDoll Virtual Paper Dolls]] play cops and robbers.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992'']]: Guy or gal gets stuck in a house and cannot leave.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2'']]: Guy gets stuck in another house and cannot leave. Pirates.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark3'']]: Guy goes looking for gal from first game, gets stuck in town and cannot leave. Cowboys.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'']]: Secret agent has been sent to assassinate a terrorist. Turns out said terrorist has received assistance from said agent's own agency. Lots of people are going to die.
** Alternately: A betrayed secret agent's mission of revenge leads him to shoot-outs with cape-wearing spies, crotchety old men, and a Russian gangster wearing a ''really'' tacky jacket. At the end of the story, he surrenders, has a long talk with a man with poor fashion taste, and hundreds of people get killed.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'']]: Two guys come back from the dead as [[{{Animorphism}} lycanthropes]] to rescue the daughter of a god who [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome kinda sounds like Elmer Fudd]].
** Seven word summary: The Great Steroid Scandal of Ancient Greece.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'']]: [[Literature/AliceInWonderland When returning to a place she visited]], girl discovers it became DarkerAndEdgier. To fix it, the girl brutally murders playing cards and chess pieces with toys and commits regicide. This makes her more sane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'']]: Girl discovers that the fire that killed her family wasn't accidental and goes through her memories to see who started it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'']]: A sarcastic, unhygienic, SophisticatedAsHell dwarf [[{{Grimmification}} fouls up classic fairy tales]] [[WalkingWasteland wherever he goes]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'']]: You walk around in the dark trying to remember why you're walking around in the dark.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Amorphous}}+]]'': A guy goes around whacking {{Blob Monster}}s while [[TheManyDeathsOfYou getting killed a million times]].
* [[spoiler:''Angband'']]: In order to become powerful enough to defeat the BigBad, you must kill color-coded monsters and acquire items, most of which are named based on obscure passages in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AngryBirds'']]: Some eggs get stolen, so the victims retaliate by [[DisproportionateRetribution going kamikaze on their houses.]]
** Or: An extremist group takes offense at a nearby civilization's eating habits and stages a long series of suicide-bombing attacks with the goal of total annihilation.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'']]: You become the indentured servant of a raccoon. Your neighbors randomly hand out pianos, computers, and beds as rewards for completing minor chores.
** Alternatively: You move into a town inhabited by talking animals who give you big screen [=TVs=] and works of art for asking another animal to return a mundane item they borrowed.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: Wild World'']]: The same, however, there's more emphasis on online play.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: City Folk'']]: The same, except you have the new feature of going to a city. Most of the people you see there are OutOfCharacter when it comes to thier personality.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: New Leaf'']]: You accidentally get elected mayor of a small town of eccentric talking animals. You have to pay for municipal improvements mostly out of pocket.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}]]: Escape a minimalist labyrinth of AlienGeometries (and learn some life lessons) by shooting cubes out of a gun in the right place, at the right time, in the right way.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ApeEscape'']]: Monkeys with magic helmets steal time machines, and you have to catch them.
** [[spoiler:''Ape Escape 2'']]: More monkeys try to TakeOverTheWorld. The first hero's cousin tries to catch them, aided by a HeadPet.
** [[spoiler:''Ape Escape 3'']]: This time the monkeys just want to make you watch crappy television. Their leader is aided by a man with a FunnyAfro. Two kids try to catch them this time; one is an IdolSinger.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Aquaria}}'']]: A young girl embarks on a voyage of self discovery, finds love and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu murders an entire pantheon]]. She also makes a hell of a pierogi.
* [[spoiler:''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia'']]: The stupidest psychologist who ever lived fights computer viruses on the magical island of Shining Sky.
** Alternatively: SealedEvilInACan causes computer problems. Among the people trying to stop this are a moron, a teenager with self-esteem issues, and the world's oldest woman.
** [[spoiler:''Ar Tonelico II'']]: A more competent psychologist and a mage who can't use magic escort a bitchy priestess around a different magical island while two factions try to either save or destroy it.
*** Alternatively: Girl throws tantrum upon being separated from BFF. The entire world is dragged into it.
** [[spoiler:''Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel'']]: Hot female singers with multiple personalities strip down to their underwear during combat. A thirteen year-old does a favor for the first game's BigBad.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcAngle'']]: A program that can't attack at all faces foes that fire ''loads of bullets''.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'']]: TheChosenOne tries to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by becoming the MagicKnight version of Bin Laden; three sequels deal with new heroes trying to clean up his mess.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'']]: High-School girls beat the crap out of each other with ElementalPowers for no apparent reason. [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti's]] equivalent of the game kills an evil angel.
** [[spoiler:''Arcana Heart 2'']] More girls beat the crap out of each other. The evil angel's younger sister wants you dead.
*** [[spoiler:''Arcana Heart 3'']] Even more girls beat the crap out of each other. A {{Yandere}} tries to blow Japan sky high.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'']]: Magic and technology coexist by canceling each other out. Someone uses this to open his [[SealedEvilInACan can]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 2'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE with better bosses!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 3'']]: Origami shoots other origami with much better graphics and gameplay!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}'']]: An evil facelike entity intercepts the escape pod of a doomed starship. To escape, the pilot allows the vessel to be struck repeatedly by a destructive projectile.
** [[spoiler:''Break Quest'']]: To foil an evil corporation's plan, you have to destroy a few thousand bricks.
** [[spoiler:''Arkanoid DS'']]: [[strike:[[KatamariDamacy the Prince's cousins]]]] Alien {{Sentai}} must fight off a [[strike:lawsuit from Namco]] invading hoard of blocks.
** [[spoiler:''Block Breaker Deluxe'']]: Breaking blocks is SeriousBusiness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'']]: Two {{MegaCorp}}s take the term "hostile takeover" a little too seriously.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Project Phantasma'']]: A BattleCouple fight to stop a crazy man from hooking himself up to a computer.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Master of Arena'']]: A young man takes time off from a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to compete in giant robot cage matches.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 2'']]: A retelling of the American Revolution [[RecycledInSpace on Mars]] only everyone is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Benedict Arnold]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 2: Another Age'']]: A mercenary travels the world doing odd-jobs for various employers. He accidentally allows a terrorist to gain access to a space elevator. [[SarcasmMode It's really quite boring]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 3'']]: A conspiracy nut makes REALLY good case for destroying society.
** [[spoiler:''Silent Line: Armored Core'']]: Three {{MegaCorp}}s blatantly ignore the world's most obvious '''KEEP OUT''' sign.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Nexus'']]: A corporation wants to make the world a better place, yet ends up [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying it]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Nine Breaker'']]: Learn how to play the last eight games you just finished playing.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Last Raven'']]: An endangered social class exterminates itself.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 4'']]: A young idealist and her boyfriend inadvertently a society-collapsing war. [[TheObiWan Their elderly mentor]] [[GambitRoulette may or may have wanted this happen]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core for Answer'']]: A faceless, voiceless, personality-less character somehow manages to come across as a [[YouBastard complete asshole]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core V'']]: A mercenary joins LaResistance against {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} right after intentionally murdering its leader.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'']]: A bickering couple of HeterosexualLifePartners run around in painted ski masks, complain about the military, and blow all their money on shiny guns.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'']]: Martial artists seek to pimp-slap a pimp for kidnapping one of the martial artist's sister.
** [[spoiler:''Art Of Fighting 2'']] Martial artists and the one martial artist's sister and father seek to pimp-slap a pimp in a tournament run by a [[VideoGame/FatalFury familiar sponsor]].
** [[spoiler:''Art Of Fighting 3'']] The other martial artist's friend is kidnapped by a rich guy who wants to be [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. A young girl who tells people to "grow up" is the only memorable and most successful new character.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'']]: A bartender pretends to be the world's greatest assassin on a quest to steal the power of God, who was an alien from Earth.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'']]: Same bartender pretends to be a guy in Renaissance Italy, who is on a twenty year quest to avenge the death of most of his family. Said quest ultimately leads him into a fistfight with ThePope.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'']]: A childish hacker, a snarky British man, a psychotic blond, and a confused bartender are the world's last hope.
*** Alternately: [[Creator/{{Tobuscus}} Nod at the bird and PEOPLE DIE. Everywhere PEOPLE DIE.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'']]: The confused bartender finally figures everything out with the help of his imaginary friend and pretending to be the two aforementioned men. May or may not have intentional symbolism from the Christian Bible in the title.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'']]: After the bartender stabs his girlfriend (not by choice) he must pretend to be a crotchety British man and his hot blooded but warm hearted Native American son to help his friends and his dad open a door. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'']]: You have to pretend to be the pirate ancestor of a dead bartender so that your boss can make video games.
* ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}]]'': Break rocks into smaller rocks. Try to shoot anyone else who enters this field of rocks.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'']]: '''UnstoppableRage''': The Game.
** Alternate: The angriest father in the history of the universe sets out on a quest to save his daughter by applying his fist with great force to every single face he can find. He succeeds.
** Alternate: A Hindu cyborg is framed for treason, his wife is killed, his daughter kidnapped, and then he's thrown from orbit to Earth. [[{{Determinator}} He comes back]] '''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pissed]]'''. [[LikeABadassOutOfHell And every time they kill him, it just makes him angrier.]]
** Alternate: A man with breathtaking anger-management issues punches a large man in the finger until he dies from it. He then punches a masked guy in the face, then an old man in the face, then another old man, then an entire fleet. It culminates in him punching a third old man in the face, followed by the planet. Then, after some impromptu heart surgery, he punches God in the face. Then he finally calms down.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana'']]: A male WhiteMage and his fairy companion attempt to explain video game mechanics. The world is threatened by evil balloons and a guy with a ponytail.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny'']]: Excalibur can talk. Turns out to be a total {{Jerkass}}. Also turns out to have an EvilCounterpart.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm'']]: A madman tricks [[UnwittingPawn three innocent teenagers]] into almost nullifying the world's most powerful defense so that an immortal serpent could destroy everything, but this is all secondary to inventing a new dessert, taking orders from a lecherous fairy and fixing a clock.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierAnnieAlchemistsOfSeraIsland'']]: In order for a lazy young girl to fulfill her dream of living in paradise, she has to help build one.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland'']]: Snarky and lazy alchemist leaves her shop in the charge of her bumbling apprentice.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'']]: Bumbling apprentice from the previous game adopts bumbling apprentice of her own, who wants to be an adventurer.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk'']]: Medicine-maker keeps a diary about her journey to find her missing sister.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Athena}}'']]: The Goddess of War gets bored and takes a walk. There are no survivors.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'']]: A young girl who looks just like the heroine of the first game gets psychic powers, teams up with a kid who looks like Franchise/{{Rambo}}, and goes out to kill things. Several years later the Rambo look-alike changes his look and they join [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters a major fighting tournament]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'']]: The girl and kid pose as shapeshifting sages, one more effectively than the other, in a post-apocalyptic world. They help an amnesiac find his friend and destroy TheEmpire. Then they die.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'']]: Pilot a ship listening to music through an [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield amazing Technicolor highway]] and grab the blocks.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/AvalonCode'']]: [[ApocalypseHow The world is going to end]], and you're the one charged with [[RewritingReality writing the epilogue]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AzureDreams'']]: Your [[DisappearedDad dad goes missing]] after climbing a very steep {{mon}}ster-infested tower. Naturally, the proper thing for you to do is go there yourself and rescue him.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'']]: The long awaited sequel to everyone's favorite [[Film/BackToTheFuture trilogy]].
** [[spoiler: ''Episode 1: It's about time.'']]: A teenager goes back to the prohibition era to prevent his MadScientist friend to die against a gangster. It is acomplish by befriending his friend's younger self.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BackyardSports'']]: 30+ neighborhood kids play sports in sand and mud.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BadDudes'']]: Find RonaldReagan so he'll buy you lunch.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BadMojo'']]: A man embezzling funds from a government grant tries to get out of his apartment building. Household pests and an heirloom from his late mother complicate things.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate'']]: Siblings argue over how to inherit their father's legacy.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate: Tales Of The Sword Coast'']]: Filler.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows Of Amn'']]: An interloper who otherwise has nothing to do with the dispute tries to steal said legacy.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Throne Of Bhaal'']]: Siblings argue over how to inherit their father's legacy.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BalloonFight'']]: Up to two fighter pilots whose flight patterns are difficult to maneuver kill birds.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'']]: A redneck and a snarky girl team up to crush an old woman under a boulder and do jigsaw puzzles. Redneck's sister narrowly escapes transformation into an ogre. Lots of shameless dirty jokes. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Tooie'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to blow up animated skeleton of old woman and do jigsaw puzzles. Redneck's sister mysteriously vanishes forever. Numerous direct references to porn, masturbation, and vag-hair; a gay bar with a tranny waitress; and you murder a loving husband and wife for the sake of [[GottaCatchEmAll collectibles]]. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge'']]: Redneck and snarky girl [-[[RecycledInSpace IN THE PAST!]]-] Bee lady gives you an extension. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Pilot'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to play Diddy Kong Racing, but find their copy is defective, only having airplanes available to race.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Kazooie Nuts And Bolts'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to play Grand Theft Auto, but find their copy is defective, being [[RunningGag rated E]] and having some assembly required.
** Alternatively, a bear comes out of retirement to stop his home being redeveloped into tower blocks and malls. To end the struggle, a capricious higher power engineers a bear/witch showdown through worlds of the imagination...[[RecycledInSPACE IN VEHICLES!]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'']]: Snarky musician seeks coin and cleavage, while maybe saving the world, and all the while bickering with the narrator.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'']]: In a post-apocalyptic world, a retired basketball player runs from the police on a quest to rescue his son and save the world.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'']]: A kid, an old guy, a homeless girl and a former ambassador try to rebuild a floating society AfterTheEnd. There are complications.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'']]: {{Winged Humanoid}}s use cards to save a WorldInTheSky with no ocean.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'']]: Winged Humanoids with terrible voices search for shiny cards.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins'']]: Two Winged Humanoids and a sarcastic puppet stop the Industrial Revolution.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'']]: An animal-cosplayer spends a night visiting a hospital, beating up patients and the personnel currently in charge, and hiding on statues.
** Alternatively, billionaire dresses up and punches the criminally insane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'']]: Several months later, the same animal-cosplayer is thrown into a ghetto prison and helps a clown with a terminal illness. Many accurate comparisons to Adolf Hitler are made.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'']]: Two years earlier, a guy who almost always wears a mask ''really'' doesn't like animal-cosplayers, so he asks people to kill the previously-mentioned animal-cosplayer. Those who take up the offer include a drug addict, a ninja, a man with a skin condition, and a burn victim. The cosplayer's butler keeps talking about ham.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleChess'']]: A popular board game with deaths thrown in.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleChess II: [[TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}} Chinese Chess]]'']]: The same [[RecycledInSpace IN CHINA]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleCity'']]: A tank has to protect a bird surrounded by bricks from enemy tanks. Was only popular in places it wasn't officially released.
** [[spoiler:''Tank Force'']]: An obscure sequel of the game above which only saw arcade release.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'']]: A musician brings his girlfriend back from the dead using brute force, taking credit for the actions of his contemporaries along the way.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 1942]]'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with outdated weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield Vietnam'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with slightly less outdated weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield 2'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with modern, present day weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'']]: Same as above, but [[StuffBlowingUp stuff blows up]] here.
*** [[spoiler:''Battlefield: Bad Company 2'']]: ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' if the developers were aware of how silly the premise was and stopped taking it seriously so they could focus on making stuff blow up.
*** [[spoiler:''Bad Company 2: Vietnam'']]: As above, but with ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield 2142'']]: 200 years later and they're still fighting over a bunch of meaningless flags, with [[RecycledINSPACE futuristic weapon]], [[CoolAirship flying fortresses]] and [[HumongousMecha giant mechs]] this time.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with modern, present day weaponry again. Also stuff blows up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with slightly different modern, present day weaponry again, again. Stuff still blows up.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'']]: Three anthropomorphic frogs must defeat a dominatrix by ramming their bikes into drywall. [[NintendoHard Nobody ever gets past the third stage]].
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BattleTanx'']]: Blow up a post-apocalyptic America with tanks while stealing women from other people with tanks.
** [[spoiler:''Battletanx: Global Assault'']]: Same as above, though add tanks that shoot lasers, tanks that hover, and most of northwest Europe to blow up with them.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'']]: Witch with amnesia kills angels. Lots of {{Fanservice}} ensues.
** Or: a stripper wearing nothing but glasses and her own hair bumbles around a phantom dimension killing angels with guns on her feet and finding herself in impromptu photoshoots.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BeatHazard'']]: Shoot a bunch of random ships and asteroids until you have a seizure.
* [[spoiler: '' VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'']]: Make musical sound effects by pressing buttons and turning a plastic disc.
* [[spoiler: '' VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'']]: Green man kills robots and is stalked by bouncy smiley face in electric maze.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'']]: A WellIntentionedExtremist starts a war so that he can study a big gemstone in peace.
** Or, ''[[Creator/RobertLouisStevenson Kidnapped]]'' meets High Fantasy.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls]]:'' A StupidEvil caricature of the American government decides to enslave a little girl and her guardian angel. This does not end well.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'']]: A sassy [[CameraFiend photographer]], a [[FunnyAnimal talking pig]], and a rule-obsessed [[BunnyEarsLawyer soldier]] save the world with propaganda.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BigBangMini'']]: KillItWithFire...works.
* [[spoiler: ''Bikini Karate Babes'']]: A large group of attractive women leave themselves abandoned on an uninhabited island, all but one wearing nothing but bikinis, and proceed to lightly tap the crap out of each other. The Sub-Boss has the amazing ability to remove bikini tops and likes it so much she uses it on everyone INCLUDING HERSELF.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'']]: A boy and his three friends get transported to a land of chickens, dress in chicken suits, then proceed to spend game rolling around eggs. Oh, and they make the eggs hatch into creatures/hats/items by feeding them fruit. Oh, and all the enemies in the game are lots of crows clumped together.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'']]: You are a ninja. The god of luck '''hates''' ninjas.
** [[spoiler:''Reaper'' plotline]]: Collect flower petals to lose strength.
** [[spoiler:''The Trade'' plotline]]: Collect apples to lose stamina.
** [[spoiler:''Monochrome'' plotline]]: You have pants. Mr. T '''hates''' pants.
** [[spoiler:''Wasteland'' plotline]]: Lose stamina to collect junk.
** [[spoiler:''Burger Ninja'' plotline]]: You flip burgers. Your boss '''hates''' ninjas.
** [[spoiler:''r00t'' plotline]]: Collect time to lose rare equipment.
** [[spoiler:''Pizza Witch'' plotline]]: You deliver pizza. The god of luck '''hates''' pizza.
** [[spoiler:''Hero's Quest'' plotline]]: You are in the god of luck's hometown. Mr. T '''hates''' the god of luck.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'']]: There are lots of enemies. Cry on them to defeat them.
** Alternatively: Crybaby attempts to stop a HumanSacrifice by [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his mom]].
** Or, to quote the ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'' pals: "There's [[{{Gorn}} blood]] and [[ToiletHumour shit]] everywhere!" "[[Literature/TheBible Oh my God!]]"
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioHazardBattle'']]: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Giant]] organic creatures have taken over a planet. Exterminate them with...another giant organic creature!
* [[spoiler:''Bio Menace'']]: Guy with a mullet and mustache runs around shooting mutants. One level requires him to rescue someone from [[VideoGame/CommanderKeen a completely different game]].
* [[spoiler: ''BioMetal'']]: The galaxy is under attack by [[MechanicalLifeforms metal aliens]]! Exterminate them!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BionicCommando'']]: One-armed soldier must defeat thousands of well-armed troops. Without the ability to jump.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioShock'']]: Ayn Rand fights TheMafia, twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Then you show up and resolve the situation. With a magical hand that [[BeeBeeGun shoots bees]].
** Or: A mysterious man investigates an underwater city and kills a man who resembles Walt Disney with a golf club, which was all part of The Mafia's plan.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioShock2'']]: About ten years later, a man in a diving suit stabs people with a drill in order to save a girl from an evil altruist.
*** [[spoiler: ''[=BioShock=] 2 Multiplayer'']]: About eleven years earlier, a football player with an obsession with winning, a southern CorruptCorporateExecutive, a man wearing goggles named after a MemeticBadass, a deranged housewife, Amelia Earheart, a sociopathic psychic, [[Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane Blance]], Captain Ahab, a prison inmate who knew [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles the Echidna]], and a black guy with a love of cats fight for either Ayn Rand or TheMafia, ultimately going insane in the process.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'']]: A father changes his travel plans, making his daughter very angry.
** Or: A man saves his daughter by preventing himself from getting baptized.
** Or: A man attempts to save a woman imprisoned by her neglectful father, only to remember that everything is really his own fault.
** Or: A man growing a beard and finding religion drives his daughter to destroy the world.
** Or: Girl saves the multiverse by helping her father commit suicide and turning herself back into a baby.
* [[spoiler:''[[BitTrip BIT.TRIP BEAT]]'']]: VideoGame/{{Pong}}...[[RecycledINSPACE AS A]] [[RhythmGame RHYTHM GAME!]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs On drugs!]]
** [[spoiler:''BIT.TRIP CORE'']]: Zapping little squares with laser beams while high on acid is a metaphor for dealing with peer pressure. [[MindScrew Or maybe not. I don't know.]]
** [[spoiler:''BIT.TRIP VOID'']]: Collect the black dots. Avoid the white dots.
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP RUNNER'']]: [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Jump Jump Slide Slide...]]
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP FATE'']]: A [[LightGunGame rail shooter]]. [[LogicalExtreme Literally]].
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'']]: [[NowDoItAgainBackwards Play Pong again backwards]] as you AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'']]: It's you and your magical pet against God.
** Alternatively: God's pet simulator.
* [[spoiler:''Blast Chamber'']]: Four suicide bombers fight for their lives.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlastCorps'']]: A group of demolition experts clear a path for an [[EveryCarIsAPinto extremely volatile]] missile carrier by [[RewardingVandalism destroying buildings]] that are in its way.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'']]: A boy commandeers a military vehicle while searching for his irradiated pet frog.
* [[spoiler:''Blast Works'' (originally ''TUMIKI Fighters'')]]: Ships are made of building blocks.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlazBlue'']]: Three orphans do the same thing again and again whether they like it or not. The player will have a hankering for meat buns. Meanwhile, a snooty vampire lolita tries to stop a VillainSue with both employing endless {{plan}}s.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlazingStar'']]: Will you destroy the evil organism that has taken over mankind, or will [[MemeticMutation YOU FAIL IT]]?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West runs around lighting cultists and zombies on fire.
** [[spoiler:''Blood II'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West runs around lighting business executives and leeches from the sixth dimension on fire TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
** [[spoiler:''Blood II: The Nightmare Levels'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West and his buddies camp out in the sixth dimension and dream of the times they ran around lightning cultists and zombies on fire.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'']]: Furries beat the crap out of each other; the boss is a little girl who turns first into an older floating woman and then into a really buff devil.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 2'']]: More furries beat the crap out of each other in an extended racism allegory. The boss from the last game is now a cute CatGirl, and the new boss is a clone of a character from the last game.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 3'']]: Furries find magic tattoos on their bodies that will eventually kill them. They decide to fix this by beating the crap out of each other. The boss this time is a WhiteHairBlackHeart who turns into a beast with prehensile spikes all over its body.
*** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar: Primal Fury/Extreme'']]: Same as above, but [[NintendoGameCube for non]]-[[{{Xbox}} Sony consoles]]. The boss is a pint-sized effeminate penguin, unless he is on fire, or his mother.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 4'']]: A furry SpotlightStealingSquad shows up. The other furries decide to beat them up. The boss is an [[SNKBoss overpowered dragon]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlueDragon'']]: A bunch of kids put the balls in their mouths, scare the crap out of monsters ([[ToiletHumour literally]]), [[ItMakesSenseInContext get excited over nothing,]] and try to stop a dude from killing people ForTheEvulz. There's also a giant robot ostrich. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Just because.]]
* [[spoiler:''Blueberry Garden'']]: Run around a garden throwing seeds while the local wildlife overpopulates.
* [[spoiler:''Bob Came In Pieces'']]: Affix your ship with pipes and magnets to fly around unhindered in tunnels.
* [[spoiler: ''Bombastic'']]: Five cousins attempt to stay alive in the [[StuffBlowingUp deadliest game of Yahtzee]] ever created.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Boktai}}]]'': The only game series able to actively cause cancer in its players.
** [[spoiler: ''Lunar Knights'']]: The cancer part is now optional.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'']]: Robot whose only ability is blowing things up goes through mazes to stop mad scientists.
** [[spoiler:''Saturn VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'']]: A mad cyborg scientist, a musclebound man with no pants, and their gang of robots [[SealedEvilInACan release an ancient monster]], take control of it, and attempt to TakeOverTheWorld. Two demolitions experts set off to stop them with the help of [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]. Anything else that moves, no matter how cute and innocuous-looking, is [[EverythingTryingToKillYou deadly on contact]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'']]: A OneHitPointWonder must save his home planet from a PlanetEater...who has a CoolShip...with {{Floating Continent}}s anchored to it.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64: The Second Attack!'']]: A demolitions expert who is thankfully no longer a OneHitPointWonder kidnaps a RidiculouslyCuteCritter before it hatches, and is taken prisoner when the story begins. He eventually [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kills God.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BoomBlox'']]: Jenga with flying bowling balls and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Boppin}}'']]: Angular figures throw objects around to clear the field in such locations as a sheet of paper and a Go board. When they lose all their lives, they commit suicide in [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence an uncharacteristically graphic fashion]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']]: [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Alien technology]] can be yours if you can survive a deserted planet. Be sure to bring [[GunPorn plenty of ammo]]!
** Alternately: Fight with your friends over who gets the best gun.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned'']]: Zombies. Guns. Also, a doctor with a mustache.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome'']]: A lady with [[GagBoobs heavy armaments]] and a love for violence throws a gladiatorial combat.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'']]: A general who really doesn't want to invade a deserted planet brings his army of Helghast-lookalikes. You interrupt his attempt to commit suicide after an argument with a five-year-old.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: Claptrap's Robo-lution'']]: An angry robot tries to TakeOverTheWorld. Bullets and badasses are needed to stop him.
* ''[[spoiler: Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}]]'': A {{Jerkass}} in a mask takes over a deserted planet. The only hope to stop him is a lunatic commando, a bookworm with superpowers, a heavily-armed midget, [[InexplicablyAwesome a really weird ninja-thing no one knows anything about]], a runaway high school student, and '''"THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!"'''
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlet and Her Pirate's Booty'']]: Pirates search for hidden treasure, and plot to betray you. Also, you blow up a perverted hermit.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'']]: '''EXPLOOOOOSSSSIONS: The DLC'''
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'']]: A GentlemanAdventurer sends you out to kill big, scary things. A loser and his army of savages get in the way.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'']]: A friendly game devolves into psycho-analysis, force-feeding a thirteen-yearold girl a salad, and shotguns that shoot swords that explode into smaller swords which also explode.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'']]: A kid tries to dethrone an [[BigBad evil emperor]] by going on a treasure hunt to purchase jelly beans and multivitamins for his friend.
** [[spoiler:''A Boy and His Blob (Wii)'']] Same thing, but the {{Anvilicious}} health message doesn't apply anymore because the [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist kid is immortal]] and already has an infinite supply of jelly beans. Before the kid challenges the evil emperor, he takes a nap in his EvilTowerOfOminousness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'']]: A guy does jigsaw puzzles in his efforts to track down his ex-girlfriend. When he finally touches her, she explodes.
** Alternately: Retcon: The Game.
** Alternately: How one man loved the bomb and learned to start worrying.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrainAge'']]: High school [=SATs=] as a video game. May make you remember what you said you had for breakfast a few days ago.
** [[spoiler:''Brain Age 2'']]: Same as the above, but now it forces you to [[ScrappyLevel do acrostics or connect dots]] first and to get embarrassed as it does better than you. A twist on a [[VideoGame/DrMario familiar puzzle game]] is also available.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrainLord'']]: A dragon rider in a world with no dragons learns to loathe his enemies' big balls. Many puzzles get in the way, and tiny fairies don't help a lot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'']]: Several identically named dragon boys and bird girls team up with various furries and attempt to kill God.
* [[spoiler:''BRINK'']]: Either commit terrorist acts or be a racist.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'']]: The only man in the entire world who wants to shake your hand also wants to kill you.
* [[spoiler:''Brutal: Paws of Fury'']]: Furries use martial arts to beat the crap out of a llama who pit them against each other.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'']]: An [[BornInTheWrongCentury escapist]] {{metalhead}} rounds up a bunch of friends to beat the bloody shit out of (mostly harmless) HairMetal fans, {{goth}}s, and BDSM addicts with an [[AxCrazy axe]] and an [[ThePowerOfRock E-guitar]].
** With [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Creator/TimCurry, and [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]].
** Alternatively, ''[[ActorAllusion Jack Black: The Video Game]]''.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'']]: A curse [[BalefulPolymorph transformed two human boys into cute little dragons]]. They defeat enemies by blowing bubbles and jumping on them to rescue their girlfriends from a drunken giant.
** [[spoiler: ''Rainbow Islands'']]: Two boys who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] because they suffered under the curse throw rainbows and climb islands.
*** [[spoiler: ''Parasol Stars'']]: Two boys who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] because they suffered under the curse use [[ParasolOfPain umbrellas to beat up stuff]]. [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE.]]-]
** [[spoiler: ''[[NonLinearSequel Bubble Bobble]] '''[[TitleConfusion Part]]''' [[TitleConfusion 2]]'']]: A boy (or two boys) get cursed and must rescue his/their friend(s) from a skull by blowing bubbles and inflating himself/themselves.
** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Symphony'' aka ''[[TitleConfusion Bubble Bobble II]]'']]: Two boys and [[BetaCouple two girls]] get cursed by a relative of the aforementioned drunken giant, then get banished and must get back home by blowing bubbles.
*** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Memories'']]: Two boys get cursed and blow bubbles while climbing up a tower.
** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Bobble Plus'']]: Four cute little dragons who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] blow bubbles and jump on them.
** [[spoiler: ''Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure'']]: Two boys race a MadScientist up a tower to meet a comet. [[MoeAnthropomorphism Or rather, a comet girl]].
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' aka ''Bust-A-Move'']]: Two duplicate cute little dragons must run a machine that shoots bubbles at bubbles to pop them and prevent them from building up too much. Letting that happen [[CriticalExistenceFailure kills them]] like in the series this has spun off of.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 2'']]: The duplicate twins are no more, and a cute little dragon leaves the machine running to you and watches your progress. This time, letting bubbles build up too much makes him very panicky or [[SparklingStreamOfTears really upset]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Bust-A-Move Again'']]: Same as the above but [[AC:[[CulturalTranslation two hands]]]] replace the cute little dragon. Since they are ''NOT'' [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Master Hand or Crazy Hand]], ''failure ensues.''
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 2'', VS CPU mode]]: Go around the world picking shoot-bubble duels with random strangers, [[RubberbandAI some of which cheat]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 3'' aka ''Bust-A-Move 3'']]: Same as the above, but the cute little dragon looks more like he's from an anime, and the DescendingCeiling is replaced by hovering flashing dots.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 3'', VS CPU mode]]: Go inside a bunch of arcade machines to pick shoot-bubble duels with their characters. First you have to face yourself.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 4'' aka ''Bust-A-Move 4'']]: Same as the above, but the [[strike:boy]] cute little dragon looks normal again, and pulleys join the flashing dots. A bunch of random characters join in on the fun. This time, letting bubbles build up makes them [[CirclingBirdies very dizzy]] or something, and dropped bubbles automatically fly back up to pop other bubbles.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 4'', VS CPU mode]]: Go [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-] to pick shoot-bubble duels with others to get all of an implied PlotCoupon.
** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble DS'']]: Same as the above but on a Nintendo DS and [[NoExportForYou only Japan got this one]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Space Puzzle Bobble / Space Bust-A-Move'']]: Two cute little dragons take off towards [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace space]]]] to get sidetracked by a bunch of people and defeat a devil dragon. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks They can't retry on]] [[ContinuingIsPainful the stage they lost at.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Bust-A-Move DS / Hippatte Puzzle Bobble'']]: Same as the above but the duplicate twins (of the cute little dragons and other random characters) are back with a huge ribbon slingshot.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BubbleTanks'']]: Everything is bubbles. Pop or be popped.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'']]: An insect is a movie star.
** [[spoiler: ''Bug Too!'']]: Three insects play movie stars, and have to finish filming ''six movies in a day''.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] saves the kingdom from a tyrannical despot by kicking everything. Also, you're all bugs.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}]]'': Two angry mercenaries end up on a vacation resort island. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Many people die in incredibly horrible ways.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'']]: The good guy out-bullies those school bullies.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie'']]: A little girl really hates her ears.
** [[spoiler:''Chelsea and the 7 Devils'']]: [[AnotherSideAnotherStory But here's how it]] ''[[Film/{{Clue}} really]]'' [[AnotherSideAnotherStory happened...]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BurgerTime'']]: Armed only with [[ImprobableWeaponUser pepper shakers and his own ingredients,]] a chef who makes enormous sandwiches must ward off homicidal foodstuffs.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'']]: Drivers use their cars as weapons and completely ignore the rules of the road.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BushidoBlade'']]: [[OneHitPointWonder Easily-killed]] assassins fight to keep one of their number from leaving. It's impossible to tell when exactly this is supposed to be taking place.
* [[spoiler: VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth]]: While investigating the disappearance of a grocery store clerk, a man angers some alien fish who then try to kill him. May or may not involve blue lights.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series]]: Yet another series of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII simulations.
** ''[[spoiler: Call of Duty: World at War]]'': You and your friends are trapped in a house surrounded by slow VideoGame/NaziZombies. And other WWII events happen before that [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer but no one cares about those]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'']]: The same guys are fighting more zombies. Oh, there's also a side-game with [[MemeticBadass Sgt Reznov]] and some other guys that aren't as awesome.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'']]: A group of four people go on a road trip across a zombie-infected United States. Meanwhile, an old Nicaraguan [[KneeCapping shoots out a bunch of people's knees]], which Joint Special Operations Command tries to stop by shooting everyone in a nuclear testing site over and over.
* ''[[spoiler: Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare]]'': An angry old Russian causes trouble in a sandbox.
** ''[[spoiler: Modern Warfare 2]]'': One man singlehandedly saves Burger Town from Russian Commandos, [[MemeticMutation while doing everything]]. Almost everyone else dies.
*** Or: A brave young man averts disaster by stabbing someone with a knife. He then calls the person a "noob" and teabags him.
** ''[[spoiler: Modern Warfare 3]]'': WorldWarIII: [[ProductPlacement Endorsed by Remington Arms™!]]
*** Or: Man starts World War III because he thinks Russia isn't big enough.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'']]: An [[PreacherMan elderly preacher]] looks for a young {{delinquent}} who ran away from home.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood'']]: [[PowerTrio Three brothers]] argue over family planning.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezTheCartel'']]: Three [[DirtyCop bad cops]] on a crusade.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'']]: An old man entertains fellow drunkards with {{tall tale}}s.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CaptainRainbow'']]: A washed-up superhero from Eagleland heads to an island where he can beat people up to make kids watch a television show about him. Along the way, he must help [[WholesomeCrossdresser a transgendered dinosaur]] pick-up some men, help a lazy army become volleyball superstars, and aid a samurai-in-training in controlling his urges around women.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'']]: A racing game that puts the "laughter" back in "vehicular manslaughter".
** Alternatively: demolition derby in population-dense area.
* [[spoiler: ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'']]: Fight a gang of thieves with [[PunnyName silly names]], led by an ImpossibleThief in highly visible clothing, with the power of social studies, literacy, or basic math.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'']]: The [[KnightInShiningArmor heroes]] actually get some. Then get {{rickroll}}ed.
* [[spoiler: ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'']]: Family tradition dictates the murder of an old man in his own home. He gets better.
** [[spoiler: ''{{VideoGame/Castlevania|1986}} I'']]: A strapping young man dresses in leather and enters an old family acquaintance's dungeon to {{whip|ItGood}} him mercilessly.
** [[spoiler: ''Vampire Killer'']]: Same strapping young man hunts for keys.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'']]: Same strapping lad resurrects the old man and kills him again just to make himself feel better.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'']]: Just like the first one, but somehow, pirates are involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'']]: The strapping young man gets himself a DamselInDistress. [[TheGrimReaper The old man's friend]] [[NintendoHard actually does his job for once]].
** [[spoiler: ''CastlevaniaTheAdventure'']]: Just like the first one, but without as many stairs.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge'']]: The previous family member's son won't kill the old man. His father straightens him out using violence, then leaves him behind and kills the old man again himself.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'']]: Two friends try to visit the old man and end up going on a world tour instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'']]: The latest member of the family must murder the old man with the aid of a 12 year old girl. The girl is stronger.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'']]: The old man's son hunts down his father's murderer...then hunts down and murders his father instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegends'']]: A woman whips her boyfriend and kills his father. [[CanonDiscontinuity Or does she?]]
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection'']]: The woman has a descendant who [[RefusalOfTheCall doesn't want to kill the old man]]. [[{{Cancellation}} So they don't]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'']]: A distant relative of the family and a 12 year old girl murder the wrong old man. They are then told to pick on someone their own age.
** [[spoiler: ''CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness'']]: A werewolf murders the old man. It doesn't last. A kid comes up with the bright idea of bringing a gun and armor next time.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'']]: A boy doesn't get to murder the old man like he wanted, so he helps him instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'']]: A ninja tries to get rid of the old man for good. This backfires. Interior decorating is involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'']]: An immortal [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]] kidnaps a knight's girlfriend and makes him run around his castle looking for her, for fun. The knight is not amused.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'']]: 3 years after one of the old man's deaths, one of his ex-underlings goes after another of his ex-underlings. There's also a lady who looks suspiciously like the first underling's late girlfriend and a chap with odd fashion sense.
*** Or: A member of the family is shown up by a disgruntled former employee of the old man, who massacres his former boss and coworkers using his Franchise/{{Pokemon}} skills.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'']]: Former mass murderer goes on a killing spree to keep himself from relapsing.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]'']]: He hunts down his fanclub. Two of them end up killing themselves first, and the third runs away like a little girl.
*** [[spoiler: ''Julius Mode'']]: An old man and his companions murder a strapping young lad in his own home. Wait, what? Now I'm confused.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'']]: Two friends step in to resolve a property dispute and a custody battle. None of the property owners or legal guardians survive.
*** Along the way, this young man and young woman figure out how to operate a whip.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'']]: A scantily-clad woman forgets her purpose and sets out on a quest to not kill herself. Two old men die as a result.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/KidDracula'']]: The old man's son hunts down the guy who ran off with his father's servants. Aliens are involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'']]: Everyone beats each other up in an effort to ''save the old man's life''.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'']]: Everyone gets sucked into a book to kill stuff.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'']]: A man searches for a way to resurrect his dead wife. This story is completely unrelated to the previous ones.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow: Mirror of Fate'']]: His son, his grandson, and his other son have issues with him.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CatPlanet'']]: Girl with wings talks to disembodied cat heads who speak broken English.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] cheats on his girlfriend. Puzzles ensues.
** Or: Get drunk and push blocks.
** Or: Man who can't keep his damn mouth shut and digs himself deep with every word has to sort out long term life goals and face the perverted manifestations of his fear of commitment.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheCave'']]: Seven complete strangers form groups of three and go spelunking.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CaveStory'']]: Amnesiac soldier steals a sleeping old man's gun and [[OneManArmy blasts his way]] through a cave [[FloatingContinent in the sky]]. His only friends are bunnies.
** Or: Amnesiac soldier carries dogs and his girlfriend on his back. He saves the world by abandoning a mortally wounded old man, then euthanizing an even older man.
** Or: Ten years ago, there was a war over a hat. This is the aftermath.
* [[spoiler:''Cell Craft'']]: Space platypi save their species from extinction with the help of molecular biology and an extremely bored robot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Centipede}}'']]: You kill centipedes.
** [[spoiler:''Millipede'']]: You kill millipedes, which are apparently longer and [[PaletteSwap differently colored.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine'']]: You and a teammate (it's obligatory) must shoot additional pylons.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'']]: An anime fan daydreams a lot.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub'']]: Hyperactive funny-girl runs around town trying to force her friends to join a new school club to deny her snobby StudentCouncilPresident rival from shutting it down before it gets started.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'']]: A sentient android who is also a HeroicMime discovers alien life, travels through time, and saves the world from evil robot spiders. Does that sound a bit too normal for SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds? Highlight that spoiler tag.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChimeraBeast'']]: A HordeOfAlienLocusts destroy a planet. [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist You are one of the locusts]]]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden'']]: In the 23rd century, a virus is attacking the [[BrainUploading virtual projection]] of the first girl born in space. You are the antivirus. On your quest you'll battle a giant whale, a giant flower, and a giant satellite.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}'']]: A mercenary pilots a WalkingTank across three [[{{Ruritania}} fictional countries]]. Everyone he meets expresses their hope that war doesn't erupt. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero War erupts anyway]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'']]: A teenage boy goes to a fair. [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse ensues.]]
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'']]: A teenage boy is made to fight a cat and the local gods in between two timelines in order to free a girl from an alien parasite monster. Beating the final boss triggers the bad ending.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket'']]: You place arrows on a flat surface, causing numbers to go up and down.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Chulip}}'']]: Kiss everybody in town!
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Chuzzle}}'']]: Matching three or more puffballs of the same color in order to make a potion of some sort.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'']]: A GentlemanThief, a construction inspector and a fake psychiatrist fight against an insane murderer, a deranged cult and a Lovecraft reject, two centuries apart from one another.
** Alternately: An adventure game series with a stealth platformer spin-off.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'']]: Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.
** [[spoiler: ''CityOfVillains'']]: Start your new life in a tropical island nation.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'']]: The main character is the leader of a small band of primitive nomads. He is told that he must either conquer the world or take his people to another. He is given a very long lifespan in order to do so.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}'']]: Circus freaks mutated by a meteor from space beat the crap out of each other.
* [[spoiler:''The Cliffhanger Edward Randy'']]: Shameless ripoff character misses a date with his girlfriend.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ClockTower'']]: Girl runs away from a midget who wields a pair of hedge-trimmers.
** [[spoiler:''Clock Tower 2'']]: Girl, guardian and cop run away from the midget's brother. Psychiatrist and assistant dress up in an attempt at self-therapy.
** [[spoiler: ''Clock Tower: Ghost Head'']]: Girl with a manly voice shoots her own niece, then repeatedly beats her father over the head with a fire extinguisher.
** [[spoiler: ''Clock Tower 3'']]: An old man comes up with an [[GambitRoulette overly convoluted scheme]] to murder his own granddaughter, never realising that she never would've suspected him if he had just greeted her normally.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CloudberryKingdom'']]: Embittered platform hero jumps through [[PlatformHell death traps galore]] to rescue a princess he's already saved hundreds of times before.
* [[spoiler: ''The Clue!'']]: A young man wins a free taxi pass, and proceeds to pursue a life of crime.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess'']]: Princess with a [[{{BFS}} giant sword]] and a [[ChainmailBikini tiny metal bra]] attempts to save her kingdom from a queen running a MonsterProtectionRacket.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CodeNameViper'']]: An agent is sent to destroy a South American drug cartel...by the guy who runs it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'']]: Remember: Cyborgs ain't ladies.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ComixZone'']]: A starving artist breaks the fourth wall.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'']]: The UN takes issue with a bald man who likes [[GreenRocks rocks]].
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun'']] The bald guy's cult and the UN - led by [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and that guy from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' - fight over an alien floppy disc.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm'']] The bald guy's computer goes [[AIIsACrapshoot crazy as hell]] when the UN tries to use it to read the alien floppy disk.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars'']]: The bald guy's cult kicks the UN in the crotch so Lando Calrissian will shoot him with their space lasers. [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Alien crack addicts]] show up and are angry at the kids on their lawn.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Kane's Wrath'']]: The bald guy and an artificial intelligence plot more {{evil plan}}s than you can shake a stick at. The chick from Species [[SpannerInTheWorks throws a wrench in the works]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'']]: The United States fights the War on Terror with [[KillSat space lasers]]. China butts in on the action.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'']]: Einstein causes World War II by [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct trying to prevent it]]. Soviets show up with Tesla Coils, Americans - with teleporter.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'']]: World War III. Soviet Russia invades America with blimps, tank-eating spiderbots, psychics, and giant squid. America fights back with dolphins, teleporting time commandos, and weather control machines.
** [[spoiler:''Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge'']] Crazy psychic tries to take over the world. America and/or Soviet Russia create a time paradox to stop this.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'']] World War III is [[CosmicRetcon temporal-retconned]] by Creator/TimCurry and Peter Stormare into being fought with [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink]]/FreezeRay[[DualModeUnit -equipped helicopters]] and [[BearsAreBadNews parachuting armored bears]]. Japan joins the fun with TransformingMecha and scary psychic school girls.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'']]: A muscley man must stop a creepy lady and a bald guy from creating a race of super muscley men.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommanderKeen 1-3'']]: Boy genius fights aliens who intend to destroy the world. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Keen Dreams'']]: Boy genius refuses to eat his dinner and is transported to a land of evil talking vegetables. He fights them with flowers.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen 4-5'']]: Boy genius fights meaner aliens who intend to destroy the galaxy. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen 6'']]: Boy genius fights meaner aliens who intend to eat his babysitter. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen: The Universe is Toast'']]: Stymied by the inability of the boy genius to continue his tale, [[FanSequel the internet]] sets out to defeat the classmate once and for all. People are all right with this.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'']]: A WWII game...if that doesn't worry you already, you're too [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]].
** Alternately: Get pinned down by MG fire, then blown to pieces by mortars.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins'']] Although he's chasing a serial killer AND on the run from a Crime He Didn't Commit, a Federal Agent spends most of his time beating homeless people to death with a lead pipe.
** [[spoiler:''Condemned 2: Bloodshot'']]: A Federal Agent turned hobo fights against the ancient conspiracy whose sonic devices cause crime and paranoia among men. Now Special Forces on top of the homeless face his lead pipe wrath. [[spoiler:Later [[MakeMeWannaShout he beats them to death by yelling at them]].]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'']]: Lost squirrel tries to get home.
** Or: A sociopathic rodent with an accent that likes to change regularly tries to find his way home after getting drunk and ends up becoming king.
** You fight a literal piece of shit.
** A drunk FunnyAnimal gets lost, insults and kills random people, and makes an ass out of himself. Everybody agrees he would make a good king.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Contact}}'']]: A boy battles a band for GreenRocks before turning his sights on you.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'']]: Two supermuscled (but [[OneHitPointWonder fragile]]) soldiers, equipped with nothing but a wimpy rifle and a pair of pants, shoot up alien baddies from an army base to the [[WombLevel insides of some giant red alien.]]
** [[spoiler:''Contra: Shattered Soldier'']]: One of the soldiers is framed for global mass murder in an effort to cover up another soldier's death. Once the first soldier finds out, he decides to kill the other soldier again. By entering his body.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CookieClicker'']]: Baked goods become life, the universe, and everything. Just [[NeverMessWithGranny don't anger the grandmas.]] Seriously, [[EldritchAbomination we mean it.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CookingMama'']]: You prepare various exotic dishes for your diminutive starry-eyed mother.
** [[spoiler:''Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends'']]: Same as the above but her friends come to visit and [[NintendoHard demand good preparation in one go]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CorpseParty'']]: High School students are trapped in a hellish dimension. Escape or die trying.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CortexCommand'']]: Make a base, then defend it against hordes of idiots with heavy weaponry and the ability to headbutt through solid steel.
* [[spoiler:''Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure'']]: A naked green alien kid with chicken pox and plungers for hands wants to go to Disney World for his birthday. His ship crashes on a forbidden planet and, before he can find his missing parents, he gets eaten by a giant monster.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/CostumeQuest'']]: Candy-stealing goblins and trolls are no match for a kid in his/her cardboard robot suit.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'']]: Counter-terrorists attempt to thwart terrorists. That's about it.
** [[spoiler:''Counter-Strike Source'']]: Counter-terrorists attempt to thwart terrorists with physics and bloom effects.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot1996'']]: An anthropomorphic marsupial exacts revenge on the balding scientist who granted him sentience.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'']]: The same marsupial collects purple crystals for said scientist as a ruse to collect gems to destroy his space station.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'']]: A giant mask escapes from a mountain to collect crystals through time with the help of a man holding a giant tuning fork.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'']]: An alien challenges eight of Earth's defenders, including a cat from Ancient China and a polar bear to a race with go-karts with the fate of the world at stake. Racing is serious business!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'']]: The world's worst drivers are hired as chauffeurs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CreaVures'']]: '''''[[AC: BioluminescenceIsCool:]]''''' ''[[AC:THE GAME!]]''
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'']]: Breed a bunch of complex aliens.
* [[spoiler:''The Crimson Room'']]: You have to break out of a suicidal man's bedroom. How you got in there is never addressed.
** [[spoiler:''The Viridian Room'']]: To escape the apartment, you have to appease the guy's ghost. Fortunately, his life was so dull that this is easy to do.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'']]: A group of cliche anime characters are deemed unable to adapt to society. Then they're forced to repeat the same things over again unless the pervert intervenes.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/NanacaCrash'']]: The pervert gets hit with a bike. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrossEdge'']]: A [[TriggerHappy gun-wielding]] [[{{Jerkass}} delinquent]] and his mellow childhood friend team up with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} characters]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} from other]] [[Franchise/{{Atelier}} parallel universes]] to find their way back to their respective home worlds.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}: No Remorse'']]: After he and two co-workers are terminated, a corporation's star employee sets about getting payback.
** [[spoiler:''Crusader: No Regret'']]: A mute conquers the moon in about a week.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'']]: Family deals with inheritance, marriage and trips to foreign parts.
** Alternately: Many bad things happen to your kingdom. Then your 2-year old son inherits everything.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrusaderOfCenty'']]: Bright up-and-coming RPG hero is proven guilty of mass murder.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'']]: A special forces soldier in a futuristic catsuit battles the [[RedScare Red Menace]] and robotic squids that spew ice.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrystalQuest'']]: A six-legged Space Cow in a flying saucer vacuums up some crystals, then moans erotically. In the sequel, she alternates crystal collecting with destroying fine art and doing four-piece jigsaw puzzles.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Cubivore}}: Survival of the Fittest'']]: Blocks eat and mate with other blocks. NobodyPoops is averted.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CursedTreasure'']]: You are a villain trying to keep your stuff out of the heroes' hands.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CustomRobo'']]: Children are encouraged to compete with each other using action figures modified to fight in warfare.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'']]: A monster wants candy.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/{{D}}'']]: A woman has two hours to kill her father before her pocketwatch eats her.
** [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/EnemyZero'']]: ''Film/{{Alien}}'' if it starred the woman.
** [[spoiler:''D2'']]: ''Film/TheThing1982'' if it starred the woman. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen But it almost starred her son.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'']]: You stomp in time to music and receive very corny compliments if you do well.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'']]: A group of high school students are imprisoned inside of a school. The only way to graduate is by killing a fellow student and getting away with it. The principal of the school is an evil teddy bear.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'']]: Same as above, but [[RecycledInSpace on an ISLAND.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'']]: The {{Love Interest|s}} has been kidnapped by {{Satan}}! Are you a bad enough Renaissance poet to rescue the {{Love Interest|s}}?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'']]: Mechanical marine life is attacking a planet.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkCastle'']]: A man prone to tripping over ledges confronts an EvilOverlord, who hurls mugs of substandard beer in his general direction.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkCloud'']]: An ancient evil is [[SealedEvilInACan let out of its jar]] and is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the world,]] and the only people who can stop it are a race of [[spoiler: bunnies]] who live on the moon. A boy and his cat set out to find them, rearranging cities into more convenient configurations for the residents as they go.
** [[spoiler:''Dark Cloud 2'']]: Another ancient evil in the form of a cute fluffy bunny is tampering with the past to destroy the future, so a mama's boy whose never left his home town before and a princess from the future who both possess magic stones have to stop him.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dark Forces|Saga}}'']]: Some guy is responsible for letting [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star]]. This guy also did a lot of other stuff you've ''never even heard of'', most of which involved shooting tons of stupid people.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II'']]: The guy in question, surprise surprise, turns out to be a Jedi, and has to kill the seven Dark Jedi that killed his father. Stop me if this sounds familiar.
*** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith'']] The guy gets himself in serious trouble, and Luke Skywalker's future wife has to bail him out. She brings her friend back from TheDarkSide by not fighting him. How original.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast'']]: The guy decides he wants to be a Jedi again, because hey, what better way to ''get revenge for [[spoiler:a loved one's death]]'' than TheForce? I wonder how that works out for him.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'']]: The guy's apprentices squabble and go hunting for people worshipping a dead guy. In months they become more badass than he ever was.
* [[spoiler:''{{Darklands}}'']]: Four random people group together to wander aimlessly around 15th-century Europe, and they ''may or may not'' end up [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating the devil]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSector'']]: You throw a lethal piece of your body at your enemies. Like a boomerang.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSeed'']]: A man has to deal with a headache which comes as a result from him realising how horrible his new house (which he apparently never even looked at before buying) truly is.
** [[spoiler:''Darkseed II]]: Series/TwinPeaks: The Videogame''. Actually, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Worse than it Sounds.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'']]: A [[{{BFS}} swordsman]], framed for a crime he didn't commit, must [[VideoGame/GodOfWar battle waves of enemies]] and [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda solve environmental puzzles]] to clear his name.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarksidersII'']]: The swordsman's [[NotBloodSiblings brother]] must battle waves of enemies and solve environmental puzzles to find out what really happened to the swordsman... and to clear the swordsman's name.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSouls'']]: Most of the people in this game are undead. Even [[PlayerCharacter you]]. And this game is absurdly difficult.
** A man murders the esteemed rulers of a nation to start a fire.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'']]: Public domain monster movie characters battle each other, a perpetually-burning alien, and a demon who attacks by [[BloodyMurder cutting himself]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darwinia}}'']]: A computer scientist's games console is a huge flop, so he networks them all together to make a virtual world. When it gets a virus, you lead the inhabitants in war. They [[WeHaveReserves die in droves]], but you collect their souls to resurrect them.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeBlob'']]: A ball of paint must recolour an entire city in order to save it from a dictatorship and their army of ink blots and giant pens.
** Better yet: The object of the game is pretty much just to touch everything.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'']]: [[JigglePhysics Bouncy]] females (and some guys, too) fight to stop a corporation from creating a SuperSoldier.
** [[spoiler:''Dead or Alive Xtreme'']]: The girls go to an island, play games and give each other gifts.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadRising'']]: Journalist who likes to boast that he's covered wars gets locked in a shopping mall for 72 hours, and passes the time by killing angry people with [[ImprovisedWeapon nearly anything]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser he can pick up]] and thwarting a government conspiracy.
** Alternatively, wasps sting people and make them very hungry.
** Or: A journalist spends 72 hours killing zombies with [[ImprovisedWeapon various items]] while wearing a dress. Rumor has it the game actually has a plot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadRising2'']]: A gameshow contestant takes the fall for a criminal, and works out his frustration by killing everyone around him and gambling to buy shots for his underage daughter.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadSpace'']]: A repairman is attacked when he comes to fix the interstellar phone.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'']]: A schizophrenic space janitor tries to cleanse himself and others around him of the next evolutionary step of thetans, using improvised means.
* [[spoiler:''DeadToRights'']]: In one of the greatest ''Comicbook/SinCity'' stories Creator/FrankMiller never wrote, a loose cannon ex-cop and his dog look for the murderer of the ex-cop's father. Brings down international crime ring.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures'']]: Two brothers bicker over a hidden treasure. Instead of playing as either of them, you follow the everyday lives of a tarantula and a scorpion living in an American desert.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'']]: Man who talks to coffee embarks on a quest to stop trees from growing in a country town. Along the way he eats a cornflake, jam and turkey sandwich on the FBI's dollar and shoots some locals.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DearEsther'']]: A man walks across an island. There are no puzzles, enemies, or other characters.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeathSmiles'']]: Teenagers use artillery to stop the wrongdoings of a friend's abusive father.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeathSpank'']]: [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern-jawed]] IdiotHero fights evil in his underwear.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'']]: You're told to bring Satan to this realm by killing people, but you can only be bothered to do so by being passive-aggressive.
* [[spoiler:''[[DefJamSeries Def Jam Vendetta]]'']]: A wrestling game. With ''rappers.''
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{DEFCON}}'']]: You play your part in conducting an unhurried nuclear holocaust depicted in simple wireframe graphics. Try to lose least. [[Film/WarGames Would you like to play a game?]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DefenderOfTheCrown'']]: In an effort to recover a stolen artifact, you conquer England. And then it's revealed that a thief took it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DejaVu'']]: You wake up in a bathroom and can't remember what happened last night.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DelveDeeper'']]: [[ColorCodedMultiplayer Colorfully-dressed dwarves]] who can only dig in six directions go treasure-hunting, beating the crap out of anyone who gets in the way (including each other).
* [[spoiler:''DementiumTheWard'']]: A man who's just had a successful session of psychotherapy has to find his own way out of a hospital because the staff are busy dealing with some newfangled-type disease.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'']]: You die, and then the game becomes harder.
* [[spoiler:''Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus'']]: You and your {{BFS}} join forces with Creator/RieKugimiya [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana on fire]], [[LightNovel/IriyaNoSoraUFONoNatsu an emotionless girl]], [[LightNovel/KinosJourney a travelling girl]], [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex a nun girl]], [[LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu an otaku girl]], [[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan a psychotic angel girl]], Rie Kugimiya [[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} beating up a non-delinquent]], and [[LightNovel/AsuraCryin a ghost girl]] to save [[LightNovels Japanese literature]].
* [[spoiler:''Derrick the Deathfin'']]: A shark made of paper goes on a rampage and tries to eat everything in sight.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DesertMoon'']]: Engineers stranded on a desert planet wait for rescue. [[ZergRush Some]] aliens and zombies are involved.
* [[spoiler:''[[Series/DoctorWho Destiny of the Doctors]]'']]: It's up to a kludged robot who [[CastFromHitPoints Casts From Hit Points]] to save the Oncoming Storm.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'']]: A little gray man and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]] steal people's brains and generally cause trouble in TheFifties. The government tries to hush it up in increasingly desperate ways.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans! 2'']]: A little gray man who happens to be the president of the United states and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]], who happens to be dead, fight DirtyCommunists and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Crab People]] in TheSixties.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans! Path of the Furon'']]: [[strike: A little green gray man, who is no longer president, and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]], who is still dead, become the {{Unwitting Pawn}}s to an exile's plan to depose their rotting alien emperor in TheSeventies.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusEx'']]: A man wears [[CoolShades sunglasses]] [[SunglassesAtNight at night]], so he can fight crime. Then the government. Then [[ConspiracyKitchenSink conspiracy nuts]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'']]: The man from the previous entry goes insane and moves to Antarctica until his son (or daughter) snaps him out of it. There are four endings, and all of them are bad.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'']]: Before the other two games, a disabled man wearing [[CoolShades sunglasses]] never asked for this game.
*** Alt: Guy shoots you in your face. Find out who shot you in your face.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'']]: Son of a demon kicks {{Satan}}'s ass with style and confesses a desire to [[{{Narm}} fill a soul WITH LIGHT]].
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 2'']]: Son of a demon kicks more ass. Strange girl [[Horrible/VoiceActing who can't act and may or may not have an accent]] shows up. A CorruptCorporateExecutive is involved. None of it makes any sense.
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 3'']]: Guy [[MundaneMadeAwesome who eats pizza in slo-mo]] gets his shop ruined and goes after his EvilTwin who did it, climbing a "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything thick shaft]] [[DoubleEntendre that causes]] women to shudder" in the process. They are forced to team up against a bald guy with heterochromia who turns into a blob through their father's power. The EvilTwin falls off a cliff.
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 4'']]: Pope-lookalike gets headshot and his underlings must find the murderer. Only it turns out that the murderer might have had [[ShootTheDog good reason]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist for doing so]]...
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'']]: Defeat the SealedEvilInACan so you can jam a sharp glass shard into your face.
** [[spoiler:''Diablo II'']]: Defeat the hero from the last game, who became the SealedEvilInACan by jamming the sharp glass shard into his face. This involves travelling all around the world and killing loads of stuff.
*** [[spoiler:''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'']]: Defeat the SealedEvilInACan's brother who you totally forgot about at the end of the last game.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DiabloIII'']]: Continue playing in the world of the last two games. The hero from the first game and all the interesting bosses are still dead.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'']]: A tall punk, a peanut-lover, some guy in overalls, a goggle-lovin' Texan, a bird-lovin' Redneck, a drunken king, some guy with a shell, a Sailor Moon fanatic, a kid who inherited Hawaii, an over-sized Indian, and a sentient clock defend the world from a 50-foot tall alien and his brainwashed slaves...by RACING THEM! Lots and lots of balloons are required too.
** [[spoiler:''Diddy Kong Racing DS'']]: 14 years later, Hawaii is still being hollowed-out, the bird-lovin' Redneck and drunken king now work at Microsoft, the peanut-lover's fanservice-sisters take their places, said peanut-lover's island also becomes a racetrack, and all get to play with clouds and toys. Otherwise, it's still all about RACING and balloons.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'']]: Serve as a psychotherapist to stuffed toys.
** Alternatively: A paranoid wanderer, a mute autistic, a hot-tempered schizophrenic, an easily-distracted {{Manchild}}, a schedule-oriented pseudo-athlete and a psychologist are all in one room. You have to take each one and alternate between going into their dreams and watching them interact with objects for ten minutes.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DigDug'']]: A [[OneHitPointWonder fragile]] guy with an air pump digs tunnels and blows up local wildlife.
** [[spoiler:''Dig-Dug II'']]: The guy can also destroy islands.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DigimonWorld3'']]: Not being able to log out from an MMORPG turns people into pigs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'']]: A girl who believes dyeing her hair bright red to be proper spy attire acts incredibly bored around living proof of TimeTravel, when she's not killing it.
** [[spoiler:''DinoCrisis2'']]: The girl gets into a bunch of arguments with an unrelated man until he learns that he's fathered a child.
** [[spoiler:''DinoCrisis3'']]: Forget what you read about the first two; also, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] has successfully cross-bred with dinosaurs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DinoRun (Flash Game)'']]: Run away from impending doom, all while consuming smaller creatures on the food chain, stealing eggs and being a dick to everything you come across.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'']]: Hell-as-designed-by-Tim-Burton isn't so bad, but "quirky" does not even begin to describe the folks who live there. A series wherein the cast of characters tends to be as GenreSavvy and {{medium aware|ness}} as the player.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'']]: Demon prince oversleeps, must reclaim kingdom with [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins dead criminals]].
*** Or: Angelic assassin teaches her target's son how to love. Violence ensues.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'']]: A few years later, said prince inducts a PR campaign and rids the countryside of flowers while spending time with his little sister.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'']]: Level 1 protagonist tries to fight final boss. He fails.
*** Alternatively, A human trying to summon a demonic overlord summons his daughter instead; HilarityEnsues and at least two plot twists happen as they try to find the overlord himself.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'']]: [[BadassBookworm Nerdy but dangerous]] WhiteHairBlackHeart wishes to become the protagonist in order to win the game. Alternatively, demon wishes to open his heart so he can turn to evil; chainsaws are considered but ultimately rejected as impractical.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'']]: A FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is obsessed with fish would rather kill the ruler of the humans than drink one drop of human blood.
*** [[spoiler:The Fuka and Desco Show]]: Dead criminal tries to get pardoned by holding up a bank.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'']]: Dead criminals search for food with the help of a scarf.
*** In an alternate story, the main character of a cancelled game seeks advice from dead criminals.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood]]'']]: Dead criminals search for underwear with the help of a scarf.
*** [[spoiler:Asagi Wars]]: the main character of a cancelled game is now a dead criminal.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'']]: A dead criminal travels through time and tries to prevent an assassination attempt against his overlord. Pudding is involved.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'']]: Go from being an esteemed public figure to skulking around in the shadows, robbing or murdering people who are just trying to get by in the middle of a crisis, sending several people to fates worse than death, and willingly becoming the plaything of a dark god.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dizzy}}'']]: A sentient egg saves his friends from the big bad by carrying random objects from one side of the land to another.
* [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]]'']]: A nameless pilot with a Big F'ing Laser slaughters his own troops. Then he fights a bee.
** Alternately: Kill thousands of innocent soldiers in a "training exercise". Then do it again, only harder.
** ''[[spoiler:[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi dai-ou-jou]]]]'': A lunar doll fight.
** ''[[spoiler:[=DoDonPachi=] [=DaiFukkatsu=]]]'': Doll fighting in [[PresentDay 2008]].
** ''[[spoiler:[=DoDonPachi=] [=SaiDaiOuJou=]]]'': A sentient doll wants to produce more dolls.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dogyuun}}'']]: An airplane pilots a [[HumongousMecha mecha]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom'']]: Miserly king offers his daughter's hand in marriage to backstabbers, looters and kill-stealers.
* [[spoiler: ''Doki Doki Majo Shinpan'']]: You must save the world from witches by feeling up underage girls.
** Or: God tells you to touch teenaged girls.
* [[spoiler: ''Don't Shoot the Puppy'']]: It gets harder and harder not to kill a dog.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DontStarve'']]: A mad scientist is stranded in a hostile wilderness. He passes the time with cookery, scientific research, and making dummies of himself out of meat and his own facial hair. Later, you get the ability to play as an adorable pyromaniac, a haunted girl, a {{hulk speak}}ing strong-man, a psychotic robot, an insomniac librarian, a lumberjack who talks to his axe, or a wimpy mime.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'']]: A carpenter climbs an unfinished tower in pursuit of a giant beast who has kidnapped his lover. Background music loops once to four times per second.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong Junior'']]: A young lad must rescue his father from a carpenter.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong 3'']]: A man must stop a giant animal from destroying his greenhouse, armed with nothing but a can of bug spray. He is never seen again.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'']]: Apes go jump on banana-stealing crocodiles.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'']]: The crocodiles kidnap the big ape, so his little buddy, along with his girlfriend, goes to rescue him.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'']]: The big ape and his little buddy are missing, so the little buddy's girlfriend and her infant cousin go looking for them.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'']]: The crocodiles prepare to blow up the gorillas' island and steal their bananas again to keep them distracted.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'']]: Musical instruments steal the apes' bananas.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'']]: Big monkeys play little drums along to popular music.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong Jungle Beat'']]: You control a gorilla using bongos.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'']]: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by TheLegionsOfHell. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt.
** [[spoiler:''Doom II: Hell on Earth'']]: TheLegionsOfHell invade Earth. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt. And then he destroys Hell. Purely out of revenge for the death of his pet rabbit.
*** [[spoiler:''Doom 64'']]: TheLegionsOfHell refuse to learn their lesson. The lowly grunt kills their leader, again, and then moves in to Hell.
** [[spoiler:''Doom III'']]: In an AlternateContinuity, a Satanist takes advantage of said teleportation experiments to create a demonic navy for the purposes of world conquest. The same [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt stops it.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/DoomTheRoguelike'']]: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by TheLegionsOfHell. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt. Only this time, there's less graphics.
* [[spoiler:''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//GU]]'']]: PlayerKilling in an MMORPG is SeriousBusiness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'']]: Two brothers must rescue a damsel from the bad guys so that they can properly kung-fu fight each other for the right to date her.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'']]: The brothers rescue the damsel again, this time from a [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor]] clone. High-fives and {{air guitar}}s all around!
* [[spoiler:''Double Dungeons'']]: [[WithThisHerring Knights]] quest to defeat a lot of random baddies to collect alphabet tiles, presumably to play Scrabble with the biggest baddie. [[FragileSpeedster Also they zip around and make car noises]] and [[OneHitPointWonder explode just as spectacularly]] [[spoiler: [[DontExplainTheJoke specifically, the knights in the game would be clocked at over 230MPH based upon how fast they move through the dungeons' tiles and you gain about 2 HP each level but a LOT of attack.]]]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'']]: A hero's attempts to slay a dragon are delayed when everyone makes him/her solve their problems first.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'']]: A hero's attempts to govern his/her lands are impeded by a surprisingly civilized MadScientist and a madwoman with way too many nipples.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles DLC]]'': After the hero bites the big one his/her friend/boyfriend (respectively) has to be the new hero. He fails... HARD.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Golems of Amgarrak DLC]]'': The hero works with two brothers to find out how to make magical piles of rocks and scrap metal.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt DLC]]'': Two years after your girlfriend/ friend runs off with your/your friend/lover's future child she returns. Decide if you want to stab her or not.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Leiliana's Song DLC]]'': A young French thief's idol doesn't turn out to be everything she is cracked up to be.
** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/DragonAgeII]]'': An UnreliableNarrator pisses off an inquisitor during his interrogation.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'']]: A random soldier searches for [[AncestralWeapon Ancestral Weaponry]] in order to fight a wizard who ran off with the king's daughter. [[ButThouMust Against his will]].
*** Alternatively: Random guy has to go fight a dragon on the other side of a river. But he can't swim and boats don't exist.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'']]: Three random royal cousins run around gaining EXP and Phat Lewt in order to fight an exceptionally bored evil wizard.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'']]: Son of a hero sallies forth to kill the evil villain. He kills the wrong guy.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' for GameBoyColor]]: Same as above, but instead of correcting his mistake, he decides to [[TakeYourTime spend several years]] coin-collecting for the amusement of a bored deity he will probably never meet.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'']]: [[ADayInTheLimelight Random henchmen all have various quests]] that are immediately forgotten once the hero decides to stop hiding in a basement.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'']]: Random guy runs around having adventures and gets married. He would kill the villain, but he can't -- he's not the hero, his son is.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'']]: The hero dies in the opening. His (not so) EvilTwin from an alternate reality takes up the quest.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'']]: Random fisherman's son discovers the entire world has been turned into SealedGoodInACan. Then he opens one too many cans.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'']]: Random troll and his daughter, the horse, chase after an [[MonsterClown evil clown]] with a magic stick.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'']]: Random angel tries to get back into Heaven by collecting glowing fruit.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters'']]: A furby kidnaps a young boy to make him fight in glorified dog fights to find his sister, who was kidnapped by an evil furby.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters 2'']]: Two bored kids cause their island to start sinking, so they grab their father's [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter monstrous monster-farm farm hand]] and go participate in glorified dog fights to find a cork.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart'']]: Creepy old man teleports spoiled rich kid to an oddly familiar alternate universe to be a bureaucrat.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker'']]: Random punk is forced to enter a glorified dog fight because his dad wants him to, only to gain a [[NonHumanSidekick random animal buddy]] and discover that dog fights are ''SeriousBusiness.''
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime'']]: A village of the weakest monster type in the game is attacked by platypi. The one escapee sets out to get revenge. With a [[LostTechnology tomb]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestSwords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors'']]: Son of a legendary swordsman performs amazing feats for a queen who doesn't want to talk to anyone.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'']]: Physically disproportionate D&D characters goes on a quest to save a kingdom from orcs.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'']]: A heartless hero must go on a quest to slay a dragon. It is accomplished by climbing and killing monsters. They are also helped by online avatars of sidekicks by other heartless heroes.
* [[spoiler: ''Dragon's Lair'']]: You follow flashes of light in order to watch an animated fantasy movie. Press the button at ''exactly'' the right moment or you can't watch the next bit.
** [[spoiler: ''Space Ace'']]: Largely the same thing as above, but [[RecycledInSPACE this time it's an animated science fiction movie]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'']]: A mute soldier [[ABoyAndHisX and his dragon]] go on a nightmarish quest to exact revenge upon a vicious Empire with the "aid" of several cursed people.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'']]: A guy with nerves in his hair and a CompellingVoice, a guy who wears a [[GasMaskLongcoat gas mask and a lab coat]] and insists on calling the protagonist 'Master', a {{Lady Killer In Love}} with a sword, a stoic hacker with NoSocialSkills and a mysterious BadassBiker band together to save an island from MassHypnosis.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'']]: Save the world from encroaching darkness by making it your personal sketchbook.
** [[spoiler: ''Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)'']]: Fetch quests, and the villain can't remember what her husband looked like.
** [[spoiler: ''Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (DS)'']]: God hides his true motive from himself, and fans wish they'd never asked about the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s' origins.
*** Alternately, The villain darns color just for there to be a world for him to rule. The ending proves a lot of people do not understand magic dreams.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DrillDozer'']]: A little girl in a tank spends her time stealing rocks.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'']]: A cop goes into a coma, thinks he can possess people, and hunts down an escaped crime lord in his dreams. This is more effective than the entire real-world police force.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DrMario'']]: A blue-collar repairman can cure any disease, but only if he administers the medications in exactly the right order.
** [[spoiler:''Dr. Mario 64'']]: Fat guy steals his pills.
** [[spoiler: ''Dr. Luigi'']]: The same, except the pills are L-shaped.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}'']]: A crew of pirates search for a specific treasure chest.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckHunt'']]: You are a weekend warrior. Your dog indulges in schadenfreude.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales'']]: Money-grubbing duck travels the four corners of the world for more money. People just remember the Moon.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales 2'']] In the lesser known sequel, the-money grabbing duck expands his horizon. One of the level names is also humorously an animal sound.
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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales Remastered'']]: Same game as the first, now everyone talks. They still remember the Moon. Also more emphasis on story.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemI'']]: Man in a pink vest goes after aspiring world conqueror for interrupting his favorite talk show.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemII'']]: The same pink-shirted man is kidnapped while on his favorite talk show by aliens who want to use his brain to formulate a plan to conquer the world. He escapes using a bomb in his molar.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'']]: The man [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] between games and shoots aliens and corrupt police officers in a quest to save the women of the world.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'']]: The man, after said quest, finds out that a MadScientist is giving a strange substance to creatures in order to turn them into monstrosities. Asskicking ensues.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'']]: The man spends [[DevelopmentHell over a decade]] searching for an alien toilet to park his bricks. He finally found one. In unrelated news, [[CueTheFlyingPigs porcine lifeforms are now airborne.]]
*** Alternatively: Fans have waited fourteen [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] years to see the Man live out their TwinThreesomeFantasy and [[MonumentalDamage blow up the Hoover Dam]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'']]: Being evil means maintaining an underground dungeon and defending it from daring heroes or other evil people with their own dungeon.
* [[spoiler:''Dungeon Maker'']]: To bring prosperity back to a dying town, an intrepid warrior must provide shelter for new inhabitants...and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman kill them in droves]].
* [[spoiler:''Dungeons'']]: A lover's quarrel leads a man to take his frustration out on random warriors totally unrelated to the conflict.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from prison. He ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) gets [[YetAnotherStupidDeath repeatedly killed]] by [[MascotMook burrowing penguins]] in the process.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: Realm of the Diggle Gods]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from a larger prison. He ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) can also become an emo or a vegan, and there are inexplicable statues of penguin gods.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: You Have to Name the Expansion Pack]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from the same prison as before. This expansion pack doesn't even have a name.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: Conquest of the Wizardlands]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows does the usual stuff, and can also visit randomly generated places where he ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) can die even more easily. There are now vampire penguins and murderous magical vegetables, and our shmuck can use powers of communism.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dustforce}}'']], you have tools for sweeping dust. You need to clean the floors, walls, ceilings and other objects.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'']]: A game with way outdated graphics for its time, yet with absurdly high system requirements. It has been released way [[PerpetualBeta before it's fully developed]] and can crash without warning. Gameplay has absurd physics, [[ArtificialStupidity AI is stupid]], and the game's actually {{unwinnable}}.
** Micromanage a collection of absent-minded, depressed, alcoholic midgets with beards into building an underground house in the middle of a hostile wilderness. The official motto of the game is "Losing is fun!"
*** A fantasy world generator/simulator pairing worryingly accurate down-to-the-atom realistic game mechanics with outdated, 3-decades-ago, unrealistic ASCII graphics.
** [[spoiler:Fortress Mode]]: A bunch of midgets that often refuse to listen to you build a fortress. The fortress will crumble. Then, build some more fortress. Repeat.
** [[spoiler:Adventure Mode]]: You're a person in a giant world. There's no story, no direction whatsoever and you get brutally murdered by everything.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy'']]: A puppet saves the world by headbutting everyone and everything he comes across.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'']]: The same story retold in slightly different ways seven times.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} (Mother 2)'']]: Four kids face such horrific monsters as moving traffic signs, violent hippies, animate cups of coffee, and living fire hydrants in order to stop a time-traveling facelike entity.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'']]: Three kids defeat the aforementioned time-traveling facelike entity ten years earlier (when he still had a body and wasn't a facelike entity) -- by singing to him.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'']]: An emotionally broken boy and his dog try to stop a fat old man who uses television and lightning to control an island, with the help of weird people (and their pets).
*** Or, as put on the series's fansite's forums: Transvestites defend the world by giving a giant dragon acupuncture.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017'']]: Every '50s monster movie happens at once. Only you can save mankind.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'']]: A space suit falls onto an ordinary earthworm, who then saves a space princess from a giant queen termite...then [[DropTheCow a cow falls on the princess]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EatLeadTheReturnOfMattHazard'']]: The greatest video game hero you've never heard of tries to make his big comeback.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'']]: Magic dolphin travels through time to heal an ancient being by going to the past and smacking it in the balls. eh also fights aliens and doesnt afraid of anything.
** [[spoiler:''Tides of Time'']]: Magic dolphin follows flying magic dolphin to a time that doesn't exist yet to get orders from slain ancient being to reconstruct it in the present from body parts that have been scattered to a ''different'' time that doesn't exist yet. Then a dolphin army fights aliens. And you vanish. [[GainaxEnding Maybe.]]
** [[spoiler:''Ecco Jr.'']]: Magic dolphin takes time off from time travel and xenocide to play educational games with small children.
** [[spoiler:''Defender of the Future'']]: Aliens break time, magic dolphin makes it worse a few times before getting it right.
* [[spoiler:''Eco Fighters'']]: [[GreenAesop Save the world from pollution]]...by [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]], with help from [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EcoQuest'']]: A 10-year-old boy dives after a talking dolphin to discover ancient and heavily-littered Greek ruins at the bottom of the ocean, populated by talking fish who live in tenements. Everything is blamed on nuclear waste.
** [[spoiler:''Eco Quest 2'']]: Same boy is kidnapped by talking river otters in the deep (and heavily-littered) rainforest. He visits an English-speaking [[SmallSecludedWorld native village]] and (when it burns down) thwarts a [[ForTheEvulz single-minded]] poacher by planting a tree.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'']]: The Moon hates the Earth, so a plane from the moon is sent down to wreak havoc on Earth. The plane fights a griffin, a dragon, a shrimp, a spider, a wall lizard, an amphibian, a thunderbird, a mad monkey, a vulture, a black ghost, and a couple of HumongousMecha.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'']]: The monarchy solves problems cheaply by sending [[ProtagonistWithoutAPast amnesiac]] convicts to tackle them.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'']]: A convict must reconstruct a dismantled stick that the Emperor's advisor spitefully broke.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'']]: With no convicts on hand, the monarchy sends a rare non-convict to perform an exorcism and inspect the mail system.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'']]: Another convict fights a clingy former drinking buddy with a [[OrcusOnHisThrone serious sleep disorder]] over who gets to keep [[BeatStillMyHeart a dead guy's heart]].
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal'']]: That same convict reunites with his former girlfriend, and they have a disagreement.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon'']]: The convict is then invited to a hunting trip, and ends up getting into fights with all the other hunters.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'']]: Another convict delivers a necklace, then travels around the world closing doors whenever they find them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine'']]: That same convict takes a job guarding a church and beats up a very old man recently returned from retirement.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles'']]: That same convict goes into politics and eventually goes crazy.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'']]: A convict [[SequelEscalation on death row]] learns to read and speak a new language, one word at a time, and then solves the world's problems by yelling at them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard'']]: That same convict gets a job looking for inordinately heavy pieces of paper that apparently have the location of a mid-tier weapon written on them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire'']]: That same convict builds a house and adopts a kid.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn'']]: That same convict enters a giant library and gets into a fight with some other guy who also solves his problems by shouting at them.
** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls Legends: Battlespire'']]: A school student uses his skills to clear unwanted critters from his training grounds.
** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard'']]: A pirate looks for a lost sibling, damaging the growing hegemony in the process.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Elebits}}'']]: A bitter young child neglected by his parents releases his anger by shooting ridiculously cute Pokemon-like creatures. This is rated E.
* [[spoiler: ''Electroplankton'']]: Microscopic underwater creatures...make music.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EliminateDown'']]: Shoot aliens. Save Earth. One of those games that almost nobody knows.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'']]: [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] solve everyone's problems through spontaneous song and dance numbers.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/{{Elvira}} Elvira II: Jaws of Cerberus]]'']]: Your girlfriend gets kidnapped by a dog. On your way to save her, you are assisted by a janitor, a priest and Dr. Frankenstein.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EndWar'']]: Terrorists cause WorldWarIII. You can optionally use your voice to win it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EndlessOcean'']]: Your employer doesn't care how much time you waste; just so long as you eventually touch as many fish as possible, you're on their payroll.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'']]: AuthorAvatar and MsFanservice kill a bunch of slimes before the game gets interesting. Features blatant copyright violations, and is an RPG that solely consists of battles.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 2'']]: After retconning the bad ending from the first game, the same two warriors go across a damaged planet and eventually defeat a Nazi, [[DefeatMeansFriendship who joins the party for the third game]].
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 3'']]: First game in the series to introduce an overworld, the group of three from before try to kill a monster that they woke up by poking it.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven'']]: The same three people, their TeamPet, and [[EarlyBirdCameo a girl who hasn't appeared in the main series yet]] shoot at stuff. All of the bosses involve cats.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 4'']]: A forest ranger gets pissed off at the heroes of the first overworld game for stealing everything that's not nailed down, while doing the same thing herself, and seeks them to chew them out, ending up redeeming catkind.
*** Alternatively: CatsAreMean. Except the one following you.
* [[spoiler:''Escape Goat'']]: A purple goat tries to escape from the dungeon with an orange rat while rescuing sheep.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'']]: People from various parts of time are wrongfully murdered and must fight in a tournament held by a fluorescent purple deity for one of them to regain their lives.
** [[spoiler: ''Eternal Champions: Challenge From The Dark Side'']]: An evil fluorescent blue deity interferes and adds more competitors including wrongfully murdered animals and TheGrimReaper.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'']]: Girl discovers a [[TomeOfEldritchLore scary book]] in a big creepy mansion. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Insanity ensues]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'']]: The result of dumping characters from KeyVisualArts works into massive (fan-made) CharacterDerailment.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EternalSonata'']]: Fredric Chopin's life flashes before his eyes as an anime-styled JRPG right before he dies.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'']]: Explorers make maps of an underground forest.
** [[spoiler: ''Etrian Odyssey 2'']]: Explorers make maps of the interior of a giant tree.
** [[spoiler: ''Etrian Odyssey 3'']]: Explorers make maps of a basement beneath a giant tree and the ocean around it.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'']] Try to keep inflation down for 400 years.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EVEOnline'']]: The fanciest frontend to Microsoft Excel you'll ever see.
** Alternately: Play as one of elite space ship captains, most of which spend maybe a couple hours in space every day.
*** Alternately: Hardcore Economics: The MMORPG
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'']]: Bored sleep-deprived people contemplate time travel, parallel dimensions and love. To understand what's really going on you have to beat the game at least five times.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'']]: A cute, primitive Mario clone that requires you to change the look of the environment to progress. [[spoiler: To hell [[FromBadToWorse and beyond.]]]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'']]: In his quest to meet a hot girl, a small fish learns to be a real boy, killing everybody and everything along the way, from sharks to bees to dinosaurs to yetis to giant cells. Only the aliens survive.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EvilGenius'']]: Build your own [[SupervillainLair underground lair]], populate it with booby traps, and interrogate enemy agents by [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment sticking them in a mixing bowl]].
** Or, alternately, a ''Film/JamesBond'' villain's revenge fantasy.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'']]: A band of adventurers venture into the city sewers to fight an unknown evil. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
** [[spoiler:''Eye Of The Beholder II'']]: The same band of adventurers visit the temple. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
** [[spoiler:''Dungeon Hack'']]: A lone adventurer ventures into a castle to find a magic artifact. Unlike a certain band of adventurers, he brings a map with him, and doesn't get lost.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' (general)]]: Watch as your virtual paper doll changes appearance based on whether you smash dudes, shoot dudes, blow up dudes with your mind, or some combination thereof.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable|I}}'']]: A boy grows up in a colourful fantasy world, and embarks on a quest for revenge against a man in a party mask.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable II}}'']]: A boy (or girl) and his dog grow up in a colourful fantasy world, and embark on a quest for revenge against a rich nobleman. He has the help of an inscrutable blind woman, a fat chick with a sledgehammer, a heavily-tattooed black guy, and a smug bisexual pirate.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable III}}'']]: A boy (or girl) decides he can do a better job than his brother at politics, so he and his dog embark on a quest to start a revolution.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Facade}}'']]: Amazing new text recognition technology allows you to communicate seamlessly with a couple of stuttering, maladjusted, insufferable idiots.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', née ''Echo Bazaar'']]: Some time ago, a major European city was stolen by bats. Well, maybe not stolen. Now, Cthulhu's human (ish) cousins rub shoulders with devils, golems, and foreigners while the player character decides what to do with himself/herself/none-of-the-above.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' (series)]]: An individual walks through hostile, often lonesome wasteland in the aftermath of a worldwide thermonuclear war. Also, everyone's still culturally in TheFifties.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'']]: A youth is sent off to find replacement parts for the community's water purifier. The game starts with you walking out of a rat-infested cave [[QuicksandBox with little idea of where to go or what to do.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'']]: A youth goes looking for something to help the family farm. The game starts with you running through a cave [[ExecutiveMeddling for flimsy reasons.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'']]: A youth goes looking for a missing parental unit. The game starts with you shooting out of your mom's vagina into the waiting arms of Creator/LiamNeeson.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Pitt'']]: Youth liberates a town's populace by becoming a baby-snatcher.
*** [[spoiler: ''Operation: Anchorage'']]: Youth plays TheMostDangerousVideoGame so a bunch of jerks can open a door.
*** [[spoiler: ''Mothership Zeta'']]: Youth is abducted by aliens who want to weaponize a children's toy.
*** [[spoiler: ''Broken Steel'']]: Youth is {{railroad|ing}}ed into blowing up a BaseOnWheels.
*** [[spoiler: ''Point Lookout'']]: Youth is attacked by rednecks, drugged and lobotomized.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'']]: A postal worker goes postal while looking for a missing package. The game starts with you getting shot in the face.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dead Money'']]: The postal worker teams up with a schizophrenic, a mute, and a lounge singer to get into a basement.
*** [[spoiler: ''Honest Hearts'']]: The postal worker goes hiking with the natives.
*** [[spoiler: ''Old World Blues'']]: The postal worker does science while two light switches, a robotic planter, and a scientist make sexual advances toward said worker.
*** [[spoiler: ''Lonesome Road'']]: The postal worker has a homecoming party with another coworker.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel'']]: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and looks for an ancient bomb shelter. The game starts with you immediately shoved into a mission with two useless teammates who keep shooting you in the back.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutBrotherhoodOfSteel'']]: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and is sent to Texas to find some lost soldiers. After fighting a {{Stripperiffic}} woman and a 10-foot-tall ghoul priest, you confront a super mutant who turns into a giant biomass, who you proceed to [[YouNukeEm nuke]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures'']]: A man embarks on elaborate quests to wake up a penguin, get revenge on a rabbit for stealing his ice-cream, and save his sister from a band of pirates who want her as captain instead of their current wussy one. All of the above (except the sister) are better drawn than him.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FarCry'']]: Ex-Special Forces fellow needs to save reporter from mercenaries and mutants on a tropical island.
** [[spoiler:''FarCry: Instincts'']]: A mad scientist and his triggery-happy mercenaries blow up a man's boat. The man gets a [[PowerFist mean right hook]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 2}}'']]: Some other guy attempts to kick [[AcceptableTargets African warlord]] ass despite a malaria infection.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 3}}'']]: A [[ThisLoserIsYou douchebag twenty-something]] tries to save his douchebag twenty-something friends from a {{Ruthless Modern Pirate|s}} on a tropical island with a magic tattoo.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'']]: 80's action movie: The game.
* [[spoiler:''Farm Simulator'']]:: You own a run down farm in Europe on some unnamed island and you need to modernize it, make it produce money, and work hard for it to work for you.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FatPrincess'']]: Two teams of SuperDeformed fantasy heroes test the old adage "fat people are harder to kidnap".
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame'']]: A teenaged girl screams at rope and takes pictures of dead people.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 2'']]: Twin lolis take pictures of dead people who make grabby hands at them.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 3'']]: A depressed photographer, alongside the depressed protagonist of the first game and a not-quite-as-depressed-as-everyone-else nonfiction writer wander around a dream manor and take pictures of dead people.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 4'']]: A teenaged girl goes to an abandoned sanatorium to try and remember things, and ends up taking pictures of dead people. Two other teenaged girls go there too, and one of them takes pictures of dead people like the other girl. There is also a detective, and he shines a flashlight at dead people.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury'']]: Three men enter a city-wide fighting tournament. The last opponent is the sponsor. [[SNKBoss He can whup their asses.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'']]: The sponsor's half-brother foots the bill for the next tournament. Everyone plays the UpdatedRerelease instead.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury 3'']]: The sponsor of the first tournament steals a book from twins who have a psychopath on their payroll. ''Bad move''.
** [[spoiler:''Real Bout VideoGame/FatalFury'']]: Several martial artists band together to break into corporate property and kill the CEO.
** [[spoiler:''Garou: Mark of the Wolves'']]: A young man has issues with his maternal uncle.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/FatalHearts'']]: A teenage girl has a nightmare and tries to get herself killed by acting too dumb to live. Also, there are vampires and werewolves involved. Wait, that sounds [[Literature/{{Twilight}} kind of familiar.]]
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'']]: A bunch of dead guys fight over a cup.
** [[spoiler:''Fate'']]: An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent falls in love with King Arthur and learns about mythology.
** [[spoiler:''Unlimited Blade Works'']]: Superhero from the future attempts to kill self, thwarted by self. Ancient king learns the value of fake weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Heaven's Feel'']]: Nice girl goes insane and eats a town despite Medusa's best efforts. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent decides that ethics suck and beats up a priest.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'']]: Mom tells her son to go eat people she doesn't like. Her other son gets in the way, and she tries to make them get along.
** Alternatively: A battalion of soldiers made up entirely of clones of their commander go rogue because the commander's dead mother told him to. His mute, time-freezing twin brother murders them all while hallucinating a lot.
*** [[spoiler:''F.E.A.R.'' expansions]]: A dead psychic comes back as a poltergeist and decides he hates all his brother's new friends. A [[{{Expy}} bald-yet-otherwise-identical man]] looks for mercenaries in the sewers on Creator/SteveBlum's orders.
** ''[[spoiler: Project Origin]]'': A Delta Force operative becomes the object of affection for a ghost. [[{{Yandere}} She does not take 'no' for an answer]].
*** ''[[spoiler:F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn]]'': A clone soldier goes on a bad acid trip and murders his entire platoon.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.3.A.R]]'']]: The bickering sons, one of whom is dead, work together to kill their mother and kidnap their sister. The fate of the world is at stake.
* [[spoiler:''Feeding Frenzy'']]: Fish (and eventually, a mammal) eat their way to the top of the food chain.
** [[spoiler:''Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown'']]: Fish save the sea from a strange fish, by eating each other.
* [[spoiler:''Feel the Magic: XY/XX'']]: Engage in bizarre, death-defying, or just plain stupid activities to try to impress a girl, with the help of performance artists in silly costumes. Also, there are villains, though their motives are unknown.
** [[spoiler:''The Rub Rabbits!'']]: Prequel to the above game, with similar storyline, though there are now other guys who are also in love with the girl that you're in love with, and the villain is female. At the end, you become the leader and founder of the eponymous troupe, and the other guys make up the rest of the troupe.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FightersMegamix'']]: A game with no story features characters from many different games including a giant fighting bean, a bomb-throwing duck named Bean, and a standing, fighting car.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/FinalFantasy'']]: Series of stories whose only common factors are a species of overgrown yellow birds, white teddy bears with wings, flying boats, and a bunch of guys with the same name...oh, and crystals. Lots of crystals.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'']]: A group of fated warriors solve global warming through violence. Crystal balls figure heavily.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'']]: Three friends join LaResistance and indulge in self-mutilation to become stronger. You spend half the game trying to check out a banned library book.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'']]: World's greatest magician forgets to do a background check on his apprentices.
*** Snubbed at his birthday party, an easily angered man attempts to destroy multiple worlds to slight the gift-giver.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'']]: Man meets his long last brother while being betrayed by his best friend. ''[[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Twice]].'' A SpaceWhale eventually comes into play.
** [[spoiler:''TheAfterYears'']]: The people from the above game team up with their kids to stop a guy that also has a fortress on the moon and wields an army of little girls.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'']]: Group of strangers become the protectors of the {{Cosmic Keystone}}s. They are ''incredibly'' bad at their job. Also, their arch enemy is [[WhenTreesAttack a tree]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'']]: An amnesiac rebels against her former employers, one of whom is a [[MonsterClown clown.]]
*** Quoted directly from ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': "There's a guy trying to destroy the world because he's a dick."
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'']]: A celebrity stalker is lied to by his girlfriend, while a momma's boy has a temper tantrum. Side plots include racing birds, stealing motorcycles, the militant arm of Green Peace, and everyone feels bad because the [[KillTheCutie Cutie]] gets cut by a Ginsu knife.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/CrisisCore Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: A charming young soldier meets some interesting people, then gets killed by his employer.
*** Or...Gackt recites bad poetry while all hell breaks loose.
*** Or: You play as a PunchClockVillain working for the local MegaCorp while all your coworkers gradually die, go insane, or both, and eventually wind up on the receiving end of DeathByOriginStory.
*** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: Undead gunman fights color-coded bad guys and angsts over his ex-girlfriend.
*** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/BeforeCrisis Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: A group of well-dressed youngsters beat up environmentalists.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'']]: Teenage mercenaries use ThePowerOfFriendship to fight time-traveling sorceresses.
*** Alternatively, six brain-damaged friends attempt to save the world, only to ensure the villain's rise to power in the process.
*** Or: Robin Williams and Demi Moore decide to get a divorce, thousands of innocent people die as a result.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'']]: Thieves kidnap a young princess as part of a political coup. They're the good guys.
*** Alternatively, the angel of death and his friends have a heated discussion with the angel's estranged family on the ethics of [[{{Pun}} terraforming]] an occupied planet.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'']]: A pro underwater ballplayer's [[DoomedHometown hometown is blown up]] by a giant SpaceWhale. One thousand years later, he goes on a quest to beat up his father [[spoiler:''who has become Satan'']].
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'']]: A young woman searches for her lost love by playing dress-up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'']]: One person (But not really) does odd jobs for the nations of the world, which range from checking on miners to stopping an EvilOverlord born out of racism...and said miners.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Rise of The Zilart'']]: Same person (But again, not really) teams up with [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja/Samurai-Pirates]] and a big, angry non-human ScaryBlackMan to stop two rich and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld old]] [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]] from trying to go to Heaven, which could mean TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Chains of Promathia'']]: Again, same person (And ''again'', not really) snoops around some broken glass and begins having to fight everyone and their uncle to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (Yes, again) while a JerkSue acts like she owns the show, although she helps you fight the BigBad at the end along with a birdman (Who is [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw certainly not a lawyer]]). Also, the resident abomination resembles fart gas.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan'']]: Person from all the others (''Still'' not really) goes to a eastern empire and gets forced to take orders from a bipolar talking cat. Ends up in a plot with TheGrimReaper and a HumongousMecha. This person [[IdiotBall seems to have lost some IQ points during the trip over.]]
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Wings of the Goddess'']]: The person gets in adventure for the fifth time (And for the fifth time, not really solo), this time by getting eaten and spit out by giant mouths into a war, and has adventures with a showgirl and another cat.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'']]: A callow orphan joins a princess leading a resistance against an [[TheEmpire evil empire]]. Along the way, he's mentored by a wise older knight. They're joined by a charming scoundrel, his tall, furry partner, an excitable half-pint, a suave black dude, and a stuffy British person. A guy in black armor gets in the way a lot, as does his boss TheEmperor. There's twins and daddy issues too. [[SarcasmMode It's totally not based on]] ''Franchise/StarWars''. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Really]].
*** Alternately, you must kill 10 people in cold blood to be able to wear your new leather hat.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings]]'']]: The cast of ''Franchise/StarWars'' finds a FloatingContinent, and liberates angels from God. Meanwhile, a woman tries to kill everyone, whilst mourning her {{lost love|Montage}}r.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'']]: Six people get matching tattoos and spend the game trying to figure out why before the tattoos turn them into crystals or ''Franchise/SilentHill'' residents.
*** Alternatively, six self-loathing bastards argue the meaning of friendship and their newly acquired mystical tattoos. Millions die in the process.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'']]: A mysterious young man and his plucky female companion travel through time, fighting monsters and solving world-ending problems along the way. ...[[Series/DoctorWho Wait]].
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'']]: The heroine of the first game returns to try and fix the TimeCrash the heroes of the previous game caused by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero achieving that game's]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero "good" ending]]''.
**** [[spoiler:The ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' series in-general]]: Square's attempt to create a meta-franchise spectacularly implodes after two thirds of the promised games fall into DevelopmentHell and emerge half a decade later stripped of their XIII's.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'']]: One person (But not really) does odd jobs for the nations of the world, [[ObviousBeta then receives a personal apology from God]].
*** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn'']]: The aforementioned apology.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'']]: A LonelyRichKid and his [[FiveManBand metrosexual friends]] break the laws of physics and kill a horde of {{Mooks}} in a desperate bid to escape DevelopmentHell.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'']]: Brave heroes join up to hunt down the source of the world's air pollution. They argue over who gets stuck with a bucket.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: MyLifeAsAKing'']]: A prepubescent royal bureaucrat sends the children of his country's poor off to die in dungeons while he stays at home and consoles their families.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: MyLifeAsADarklord'']]: Daughter of the above game's BigBad defends her floating tower from the prepubescent royal bureaucrat's [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy Type-0}}'']]: An average semester at the local WizardingSchool ends in [[BloodierAndGorier genocide]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'']]: Amongst a GambitPileup, a guy tries to save his sister from Jesus.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'']]: You and your little brother and friends get sucked into an idealized alternate world, and you don't think staying is healthy. [[InternetBackdraft Gamers go to war over whether this is right.]]
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'']]: You need to complete your schoolwork.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'']]: An EvilOverlord makes up a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo prophecy foretelling his defeat]] as a joke. It backfires.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend'']]: God plays a prank on you. You seek revenge through steroid use and cannibalism.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend II'']]: Four friends go treasure hunting for GreenRocks.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend III'']]: A guy, his girlfriend and two mutes travel through time and space to fix the local plumbing problem.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']]: A boy meets a young woman standing over a dead body in the woods and goes to great lengths to protect her from the local authorities.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Fables: VideoGame/ChocobosDungeon'']]: An oversized chicken almost destroys the world by warping itself into peoples' brains and restoring their horrible memories.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'']]: An ethereal girl tells a handful of adventurers [[{{Crossover}} from different worlds]] to collect stones so that they can beat up a giant four-armed demon.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy]]'']]: The ethereal girl and four-armed demon take turns absolutely trolling everyone via a GroundhogDayLoop.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy'']]: The ethereal girl tells the adventurers to travel long distances and slay enemies to power a stone. The four-armed demon shows up eventually.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFight'']]: [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking City mayor]] and his buddies [[BeatEmUp beat up]] mobsters.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/FireEmblem'']]: Stories of incest and power plays where everyone only has one life.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Shadow Dragon]]'']]: A blue-haired pants-less prince sets off to save the world from a evil priest who wants to resurrect a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil great dragon]]. Along the way, he'll meet a handful of [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]](only one of which he actually [[CannotSpitItOut pursues]]), a shapeshifting [[CuteMonsterGirl dragon girl]], and others who join up and kill the [[BigBad dragon]].
** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem'']]: The same blue-haired pants-less prince loses his kingdom again when an ally performs a FaceHeelTurn. He joins up with old friends to get back his kingdom. Also, the dragon from before is involved and the blue-haired wonder becomes king of the world.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'']]: A hero goes to rescue a captured princess and gets caught up in a plot that has his wife brainwashed and made to breed with her half brother to resurrect a dark god. Oh, and he gets killed as soon as he learns of this.
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'']]: Two girls are kidnapped by a [[TheQuisling traitorous]] Duke. This all leads to a 15 year old boy and a RagtagBunchOfMisfits killing a religious leader.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'']]: Red haired child Casanova needs to go stop a militant country from crushing the world, as well as its ruler, who made a soulless dragon girl his bitch.
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'']]: The father of the hero of the prequel which is actually the sequel goes off on a journey to find his dad with the help of two musical dragons. Then he has to go stop a {{Gonk}} from destroying the world and sucking out everyone's soul in the universe.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'']]: A guy's dad dies. This results in global war and nearly ends the world. Comes with the usual side order of [[CuteMonsterGirl dragons]].
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'']]: A mercenary leads a war against the kingdom whose top general [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. He has the help of [[{{Animorphism}} a race of people who can change into animals]].
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'']]: A holy goddess decides to punish her creations for going to war too much by [[KillAllHumans killing them all]]. The mercenary in the previous game teams up with a side character from the previous game, his girlfriend and the goddess's "Evil" counterpart to kill the holy goddess first.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'']]: A thousand or so years after the first game, another blue haired prince learns that love can bloom on the battlefield and meets his KidFromTheFuture. He can also summon heroes from other worlds... [[DownloadableContent for a price.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FireShark'']]: A biplane burns everything to the ground.
* [[spoiler:''The Firemen'']]: A Dynamic Duo of everyday heroes fight flamigerous demons in a world where thermodynamics have gone completely haywire and do as they please.
* [[spoiler:''Fish Fillets'']]: Two fish push objects. In one year after the game was published, only six people finished it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FlatOut'']]: You race. [[WreakingHavok Almost]] [[ShowsDamage everything]] [[RagdollPhysics breaks]] [[DieChairDie when you crash into them]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Flower}}'']]: You mainly just open flowers. You can't lose. The environment is your only enemy but cannot beat you anyway.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Folklore}}'']]: Amnesiac Irish girl and occult magazine reporter attempt to solve a murder mystery connected to her past.
* [[spoiler:''Food Fight'']]: Eat ice cream before it melts. If you fail, tons of food throws itself at you.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'']]: Guy founds his master's future undoing. He performs [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome many awesome feats]] on the way.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'']]: The guy from the first game dies. His masters clone him back and try to make him evil. It doesn't work and he kills himself multiple times to attempt to get revenge on them.
* [[spoiler:''Forgotten Worlds'']]: Two flying, shirtless guys armed with guns go on a quest to kill a deity.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ForumWarz'']]: Lay waste to a copy of the Internet.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon'']]: A boy tries to find a girlfriend AfterTheEnd.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'']]: SpaceIsAnOcean that appears to be [[SpaceCompression approximately the size of Rhode Island.]] You fight evil blue aliens determined to wipe out humanity, and a bunch of German stereotypes.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FreeSpace: The Great War'']]: Quasi-fascist human military state teams up with philosophy-spouting desert-dwelling aliens to drive off evil space bugs intent on killing anyone who is not an evil space bug and a doomsday cult with spaceships. FeaturelessProtagonist pilot single-handedly leads the quasi-fascists to victory in his SpaceFighter.
** [[spoiler: ''[=FreeSpace 2=]'']]: The humans and aliens have merged into the United Nations [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]] They fight evil space racists and then the evil space bugs show up and start killing people again. FeaturelessProtagonist pilot amasses an enormous body count and the space bugs blow up a star and leave for no apparent reason.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'']]: An amphibian tries to return to his home in the river. [[SuperDrowningSkills He can't swim.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'']]: Spaceship crew attempts to outrun an ever-expanding rebel pursuit force in order to scuttle their forces, steal their parts, and eventually destroy their mothership.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FullThrottle'']]: A GeniusBruiser BadassBiker wanders the desert and makes a WrenchWench the president of a car company.
* [[spoiler:''Fuzion Frenzy'']]: Four people compete with each other in minigame competitions to dominate the universe. All to the tune of an ingratiating narrator.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FZero'']]: Aliens and monsters race in cars that have no wheels. These cars will explode if they hit the sides of the tracks. And you listen to butt-rock.

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Ah, video games. No other media allows RefugeInAudacity so often. [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds And most of the time it works]].

''Please sort new titles alphabetically to avoid duplicate entries.''
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* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TwelveThirteen 1213]]]]'': A clone busts out of a prison in a laboratory complex in space, finds out he shouldn't even have bothered. Note: This also perfectly describes [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MysteryOfTimeAndSpace'']].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes'']]: A ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' {{homage}} InAWorld [[{{Retraux}} made of billions of tiny cubes]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ThreeInThree'']]: A personified number 3 has to fix the computer she lives in by solving puzzles.
* [[spoiler:''3-on-3 NHL Arcade'']]: Bobbleheads play hockey.
* [[spoiler:''720°'']]: A skateboarder tries to raise enough money to keep skateboarding. This annoys the local insects.
* [[spoiler:''8 Eyes'']]: In a post-apocalyptic future, a falconer defeats and has tea with the world's royalty in a grand effort to solve a logic puzzle.
* [[spoiler:''99 Spirits'']]: A wandering samurai kills ghosts masquerading as everyday objects.
* ''[[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors]]]]'': The Pyro from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' with an odd number fetish kidnaps a group of anime stereotypes to an ocean cruiser where they have to solve first grade math problems - or die a very gruesome death. A lot of debate is had over the solutions of said problems. This may eventually lead them to screw up the spacetime continuum with the dramatic use of pseudoscience. Or everyone dies. Also, mummies are involved.
** Did we mention that you're reading text for most of the game?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaARecklessDisregardForGravity'']]: You go BASE jumping. It's a ''very'' long way to the ground.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'']]: A bunch of NES characters has kidnapped your son. Are you a bad enough [[spoiler: Abobo]] to rescue him?
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'']]: A visual novel series set in a courtroom where you play as lawyers.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'']]: A lawyer with spiky hair defends the innocent through {{courtroom antic}}s and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]], beating down an old friend and said friend's mentor in the process. His old boss sticks around to help from beyond the grave.
** [[spoiler:''Phoenix Wright: Justice for All'']]: Said lawyer now has to beat down a girl nearly ten years younger than him and knows how to WhipItGood.
** [[spoiler:''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations'']]: Said lawyer now has to beat down a sick blind guy who MustHaveCaffeine.
** [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'']]: A different lawyer with slightly less spiky hair and a bracelet that makes him a LivingLieDetector defends the innocent through {{courtroom antic}}s and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]], all the while going up against TheRockStar. The lawyer from the first game sticks around to help.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Ace Attorney Investigations Miles Edgeworth]]'']]: The aforementioned old friend of the first lawyer gets hysterically laughed at, mistaken for a drunk, tied up, repeatedly accused of murder, and even assaulted by a badger in the course of [[AmateurSleuth solving crimes]] though the use of logic and [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger really dramatic pointing]]. Out of the advertised 15 hours of gameplay, the last ten are spent arguing with a human laugh track, a wolf and a tree.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Gyakuten Kenji 2]]]]'': Aforementioned old friend takes on a series of new cases involving ice cream salesmen, clowns, chefs, old ladies, and Godzilla knockoffs. His middle-aged dad gets in on the action with the chefs in a flashback. Meanwhile, a teenager with IdiotHair tries to solve crimes despite having a complete and utter inability to do so while managing [[EnsembleDarkhorse to gather an English fanbase]] in the process. This is all suddenly stopped dead by NoExportForYou.
** [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies]]'': The first lawyer can practice law again. He and the second lawyer are joined by a third who has really good hearing and a talking necklace that can track people's emotions. Together, they all go up against a bird-loving wannabe samurai who is ChainedByFashion.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series]]: {{Shoot Em Up}}s for aircraft fetishists.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AirCombat'']]: [[BlingOfWar Extremely flashy war planes]] bomb the hell out of an entire country of rebels.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat2'']]: An [[FeaturelessProtagonist unnamed pilot]] frees a country from [[NGOSuperpower absurdly-equipped rebel factions]] by blowing everything up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'']]: A ShootEmUp for aircraft fetishists has plot-reduction surgery.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'']]: An [[FeaturelessProtagonist unnamed pilot]] kills off a [[OrphansOrdeal war orphan's]] friends and only family one by one.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'']]: An unnamed pilot and his squad are tricked by old Germans into killing scores of Russians.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'']]: An unnamed pilot and his buddy screw up the lives of their German adversaries.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'']]: An unnamed pilot single-handedly rescues Canada from occupation by Yugoslavia while his wingman starts the lamest meme ever.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception'']]: An unnamed pilot fights a South American-style guerrilla war...with a fighter plane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatXiSkiesOfIncursion'']]: A [[HeroOfAnotherStory different]] unnamed pilot fights the exact same war the exact same way, on the iPhone.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'']]: A SuddenlyVoiced pilot with a face saves the InvadedStatesOfAmerica from {{Renegade Russian}}s and their [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo not-nukes]] with vigorous {{fistpump}}ing.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy'']]: An unnamed pilot frees a country from absurdly-equipped rebel factions by blowing everything up, [[VideoGameRemake again.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'']]: An unnamed pilot [[MythologyGag does stuff similar to all the above]] while his employers [[AllegedlyFreeGame force him to buy fuel himself]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/Action52Owns'']]: Remakes of 52 of the [[VideoGame/{{Action52}} most horrible games ever made]].
** [[spoiler: ''Jigsaw'']]: A man saves his girlfriend from workbench tools. [[spoiler: And kills her.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Illuminator'']]: Save your sister from monsters... with nothing but a torchlight.
** [[spoiler: ''Meong'']]: A GentlemanThief explores a dungeon.
** [[spoiler: ''Non-Human'']]: A HumongousMecha that lacks the ability to turn around fights organic horrors.
** [[spoiler: ''Streemerz'']]: A guy with rope avoids clowns.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ActRaiser'']]: God and his sycophantic sidekick lead the people to salvation. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Or destruction.]]
** [[spoiler:''Act Raiser II'']]: God TookALevelInBadass. Unfortunately, [[NintendoHard so did his enemies.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'']]: A fat, diabetic man wearing nothing but a grass skirt and a baseball cap kills animals and eats lots of fruit in order to rescue his girlfriend.
** [[spoiler:''Adventure Island II'']]: Same as above, except now he enlists dinosaurs to help carry him around.
** [[spoiler:''Super Adventure Island II'']]: Fat diabetic man suffers from amnesia. He forgets about his malady and starts wearing clothes.
* [[spoiler: ''Adventure Of Valkyrie'']]: Some guy drops the keys to his house; you play an angel who is sent by God to help him pick them up. The entire population of the world conspires to stop you.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AdventuresOfLolo'']]: To save his girlfriend, a furball steals hearts from demons and traps them in eggs. When a [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} more marketable puffball]] comes along, the couple make a FaceHeelTurn.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AdventuresToGo!'']]: Freelance warriors become real heroes by going on simulated quests.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AeroFighters'']]: A dolphin, baby, mother and daughter, SteamPunk-style cyborg, J-pop idol, ninja, viking, gender-confused punk rocker, among others are recruited to stop an alien menace.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'']]: A man dies in the first few minutes. He gets revived, ends a war, and bangs one of three chicks. [[GenerationXerox Rinse and repeat four more times.]]
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2'']]: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu You kill a god in the opening.]] Turns out it was a bad idea.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki Zero'']]: An ancestor of the man from above also dies in the first few minutes. He also gets revived and bangs one of three chicks. [[GenerationXerox Rince and repeat one more time.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'']]: Reenact historical battles with a mouse, three times over.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'']]: Stop one-eyed guy from releasing ancient god-monster.
*** [[spoiler: ''Age Of Mythology: The Titans'']]: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Break said god-monster free]], then put it back together again.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'']]: OC {{Mighty Whitey}}s fight in historical battles to stop an AncientConspiracy.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Warchiefs'']]: Native Americans defeat their enemies with the Power of Dance.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Asian Dynasties'']]: Things take a turn for the CrazyAwesome as samurai, Shaolin monks, and elephants join the fun.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AIWarFleetCommand'']]: Wipe out a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating AI]] who can stomp you flat at any point and often will.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlanWake'']]: An author with writer's block fights off creatures from a book he wrote last week and tries to save his wife with a flashlight. A rock concert is a viable weapon.
** [[spoiler:''Alan Wake's American Nightmare'']]: An author in Arizona runs around a small-town rest stop, looks at the stars in an observatory, and tries to watch a movie. The movie doesn't work, so he does it all again. And again.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlienSoldier'']]: A tiger tries to kill a bird.
* [[spoiler:''Alley Cat'']]: A homeless tries to impress his love interest by engaging into acts of vandalism. Brooms try to prevent this.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'']]: A massive group of [[VirtualPaperDoll Virtual Paper Dolls]] play cops and robbers.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992'']]: Guy or gal gets stuck in a house and cannot leave.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2'']]: Guy gets stuck in another house and cannot leave. Pirates.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/AloneInTheDark3'']]: Guy goes looking for gal from first game, gets stuck in town and cannot leave. Cowboys.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'']]: Secret agent has been sent to assassinate a terrorist. Turns out said terrorist has received assistance from said agent's own agency. Lots of people are going to die.
** Alternately: A betrayed secret agent's mission of revenge leads him to shoot-outs with cape-wearing spies, crotchety old men, and a Russian gangster wearing a ''really'' tacky jacket. At the end of the story, he surrenders, has a long talk with a man with poor fashion taste, and hundreds of people get killed.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'']]: Two guys come back from the dead as [[{{Animorphism}} lycanthropes]] to rescue the daughter of a god who [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome kinda sounds like Elmer Fudd]].
** Seven word summary: The Great Steroid Scandal of Ancient Greece.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'']]: [[Literature/AliceInWonderland When returning to a place she visited]], girl discovers it became DarkerAndEdgier. To fix it, the girl brutally murders playing cards and chess pieces with toys and commits regicide. This makes her more sane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'']]: Girl discovers that the fire that killed her family wasn't accidental and goes through her memories to see who started it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'']]: A sarcastic, unhygienic, SophisticatedAsHell dwarf [[{{Grimmification}} fouls up classic fairy tales]] [[WalkingWasteland wherever he goes]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'']]: You walk around in the dark trying to remember why you're walking around in the dark.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Amorphous}}+]]'': A guy goes around whacking {{Blob Monster}}s while [[TheManyDeathsOfYou getting killed a million times]].
* [[spoiler:''Angband'']]: In order to become powerful enough to defeat the BigBad, you must kill color-coded monsters and acquire items, most of which are named based on obscure passages in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AngryBirds'']]: Some eggs get stolen, so the victims retaliate by [[DisproportionateRetribution going kamikaze on their houses.]]
** Or: An extremist group takes offense at a nearby civilization's eating habits and stages a long series of suicide-bombing attacks with the goal of total annihilation.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'']]: You become the indentured servant of a raccoon. Your neighbors randomly hand out pianos, computers, and beds as rewards for completing minor chores.
** Alternatively: You move into a town inhabited by talking animals who give you big screen [=TVs=] and works of art for asking another animal to return a mundane item they borrowed.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: Wild World'']]: The same, however, there's more emphasis on online play.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: City Folk'']]: The same, except you have the new feature of going to a city. Most of the people you see there are OutOfCharacter when it comes to thier personality.
** [[spoiler: ''Animal Crossing: New Leaf'']]: You accidentally get elected mayor of a small town of eccentric talking animals. You have to pay for municipal improvements mostly out of pocket.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}]]: Escape a minimalist labyrinth of AlienGeometries (and learn some life lessons) by shooting cubes out of a gun in the right place, at the right time, in the right way.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ApeEscape'']]: Monkeys with magic helmets steal time machines, and you have to catch them.
** [[spoiler:''Ape Escape 2'']]: More monkeys try to TakeOverTheWorld. The first hero's cousin tries to catch them, aided by a HeadPet.
** [[spoiler:''Ape Escape 3'']]: This time the monkeys just want to make you watch crappy television. Their leader is aided by a man with a FunnyAfro. Two kids try to catch them this time; one is an IdolSinger.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Aquaria}}'']]: A young girl embarks on a voyage of self discovery, finds love and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu murders an entire pantheon]]. She also makes a hell of a pierogi.
* [[spoiler:''ArTonelico: Melody of Elemia'']]: The stupidest psychologist who ever lived fights computer viruses on the magical island of Shining Sky.
** Alternatively: SealedEvilInACan causes computer problems. Among the people trying to stop this are a moron, a teenager with self-esteem issues, and the world's oldest woman.
** [[spoiler:''Ar Tonelico II'']]: A more competent psychologist and a mage who can't use magic escort a bitchy priestess around a different magical island while two factions try to either save or destroy it.
*** Alternatively: Girl throws tantrum upon being separated from BFF. The entire world is dragged into it.
** [[spoiler:''Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel'']]: Hot female singers with multiple personalities strip down to their underwear during combat. A thirteen year-old does a favor for the first game's BigBad.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcAngle'']]: A program that can't attack at all faces foes that fire ''loads of bullets''.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'']]: TheChosenOne tries to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by becoming the MagicKnight version of Bin Laden; three sequels deal with new heroes trying to clean up his mess.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'']]: High-School girls beat the crap out of each other with ElementalPowers for no apparent reason. [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti's]] equivalent of the game kills an evil angel.
** [[spoiler:''Arcana Heart 2'']] More girls beat the crap out of each other. The evil angel's younger sister wants you dead.
*** [[spoiler:''Arcana Heart 3'']] Even more girls beat the crap out of each other. A {{Yandere}} tries to blow Japan sky high.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'']]: Magic and technology coexist by canceling each other out. Someone uses this to open his [[SealedEvilInACan can]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 2'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE with better bosses!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 3'']]: Origami shoots other origami with much better graphics and gameplay!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Arkanoid}}'']]: An evil facelike entity intercepts the escape pod of a doomed starship. To escape, the pilot allows the vessel to be struck repeatedly by a destructive projectile.
** [[spoiler:''Break Quest'']]: To foil an evil corporation's plan, you have to destroy a few thousand bricks.
** [[spoiler:''Arkanoid DS'']]: [[strike:[[KatamariDamacy the Prince's cousins]]]] Alien {{Sentai}} must fight off a [[strike:lawsuit from Namco]] invading hoard of blocks.
** [[spoiler:''Block Breaker Deluxe'']]: Breaking blocks is SeriousBusiness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'']]: Two {{MegaCorp}}s take the term "hostile takeover" a little too seriously.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Project Phantasma'']]: A BattleCouple fight to stop a crazy man from hooking himself up to a computer.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Master of Arena'']]: A young man takes time off from a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to compete in giant robot cage matches.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 2'']]: A retelling of the American Revolution [[RecycledInSpace on Mars]] only everyone is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Benedict Arnold]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 2: Another Age'']]: A mercenary travels the world doing odd-jobs for various employers. He accidentally allows a terrorist to gain access to a space elevator. [[SarcasmMode It's really quite boring]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 3'']]: A conspiracy nut makes REALLY good case for destroying society.
** [[spoiler:''Silent Line: Armored Core'']]: Three {{MegaCorp}}s blatantly ignore the world's most obvious '''KEEP OUT''' sign.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Nexus'']]: A corporation wants to make the world a better place, yet ends up [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying it]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Nine Breaker'']]: Learn how to play the last eight games you just finished playing.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core: Last Raven'']]: An endangered social class exterminates itself.
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core 4'']]: A young idealist and her boyfriend inadvertently a society-collapsing war. [[TheObiWan Their elderly mentor]] [[GambitRoulette may or may have wanted this happen]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core for Answer'']]: A faceless, voiceless, personality-less character somehow manages to come across as a [[YouBastard complete asshole]].
** [[spoiler:''Armored Core V'']]: A mercenary joins LaResistance against {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} right after intentionally murdering its leader.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'']]: A bickering couple of HeterosexualLifePartners run around in painted ski masks, complain about the military, and blow all their money on shiny guns.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'']]: Martial artists seek to pimp-slap a pimp for kidnapping one of the martial artist's sister.
** [[spoiler:''Art Of Fighting 2'']] Martial artists and the one martial artist's sister and father seek to pimp-slap a pimp in a tournament run by a [[VideoGame/FatalFury familiar sponsor]].
** [[spoiler:''Art Of Fighting 3'']] The other martial artist's friend is kidnapped by a rich guy who wants to be [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. A young girl who tells people to "grow up" is the only memorable and most successful new character.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'']]: A bartender pretends to be the world's greatest assassin on a quest to steal the power of God, who was an alien from Earth.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'']]: Same bartender pretends to be a guy in Renaissance Italy, who is on a twenty year quest to avenge the death of most of his family. Said quest ultimately leads him into a fistfight with ThePope.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'']]: A childish hacker, a snarky British man, a psychotic blond, and a confused bartender are the world's last hope.
*** Alternately: [[Creator/{{Tobuscus}} Nod at the bird and PEOPLE DIE. Everywhere PEOPLE DIE.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'']]: The confused bartender finally figures everything out with the help of his imaginary friend and pretending to be the two aforementioned men. May or may not have intentional symbolism from the Christian Bible in the title.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'']]: After the bartender stabs his girlfriend (not by choice) he must pretend to be a crotchety British man and his hot blooded but warm hearted Native American son to help his friends and his dad open a door. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'']]: You have to pretend to be the pirate ancestor of a dead bartender so that your boss can make video games.
* ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}]]'': Break rocks into smaller rocks. Try to shoot anyone else who enters this field of rocks.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'']]: '''UnstoppableRage''': The Game.
** Alternate: The angriest father in the history of the universe sets out on a quest to save his daughter by applying his fist with great force to every single face he can find. He succeeds.
** Alternate: A Hindu cyborg is framed for treason, his wife is killed, his daughter kidnapped, and then he's thrown from orbit to Earth. [[{{Determinator}} He comes back]] '''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pissed]]'''. [[LikeABadassOutOfHell And every time they kill him, it just makes him angrier.]]
** Alternate: A man with breathtaking anger-management issues punches a large man in the finger until he dies from it. He then punches a masked guy in the face, then an old man in the face, then another old man, then an entire fleet. It culminates in him punching a third old man in the face, followed by the planet. Then, after some impromptu heart surgery, he punches God in the face. Then he finally calms down.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana'']]: A male WhiteMage and his fairy companion attempt to explain video game mechanics. The world is threatened by evil balloons and a guy with a ponytail.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny'']]: Excalibur can talk. Turns out to be a total {{Jerkass}}. Also turns out to have an EvilCounterpart.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm'']]: A madman tricks [[UnwittingPawn three innocent teenagers]] into almost nullifying the world's most powerful defense so that an immortal serpent could destroy everything, but this is all secondary to inventing a new dessert, taking orders from a lecherous fairy and fixing a clock.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierAnnieAlchemistsOfSeraIsland'']]: In order for a lazy young girl to fulfill her dream of living in paradise, she has to help build one.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland'']]: Snarky and lazy alchemist leaves her shop in the charge of her bumbling apprentice.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'']]: Bumbling apprentice from the previous game adopts bumbling apprentice of her own, who wants to be an adventurer.
** [[spoiler:''Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk'']]: Medicine-maker keeps a diary about her journey to find her missing sister.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Athena}}'']]: The Goddess of War gets bored and takes a walk. There are no survivors.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'']]: A young girl who looks just like the heroine of the first game gets psychic powers, teams up with a kid who looks like Franchise/{{Rambo}}, and goes out to kill things. Several years later the Rambo look-alike changes his look and they join [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters a major fighting tournament]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'']]: The girl and kid pose as shapeshifting sages, one more effectively than the other, in a post-apocalyptic world. They help an amnesiac find his friend and destroy TheEmpire. Then they die.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Audiosurf}}'']]: Pilot a ship listening to music through an [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield amazing Technicolor highway]] and grab the blocks.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/AvalonCode'']]: [[ApocalypseHow The world is going to end]], and you're the one charged with [[RewritingReality writing the epilogue]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AzureDreams'']]: Your [[DisappearedDad dad goes missing]] after climbing a very steep {{mon}}ster-infested tower. Naturally, the proper thing for you to do is go there yourself and rescue him.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'']]: The long awaited sequel to everyone's favorite [[Film/BackToTheFuture trilogy]].
** [[spoiler: ''Episode 1: It's about time.'']]: A teenager goes back to the prohibition era to prevent his MadScientist friend to die against a gangster. It is acomplish by befriending his friend's younger self.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BackyardSports'']]: 30+ neighborhood kids play sports in sand and mud.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BadDudes'']]: Find RonaldReagan so he'll buy you lunch.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BadMojo'']]: A man embezzling funds from a government grant tries to get out of his apartment building. Household pests and an heirloom from his late mother complicate things.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate'']]: Siblings argue over how to inherit their father's legacy.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate: Tales Of The Sword Coast'']]: Filler.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadows Of Amn'']]: An interloper who otherwise has nothing to do with the dispute tries to steal said legacy.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Throne Of Bhaal'']]: Siblings argue over how to inherit their father's legacy.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BalloonFight'']]: Up to two fighter pilots whose flight patterns are difficult to maneuver kill birds.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'']]: A redneck and a snarky girl team up to crush an old woman under a boulder and do jigsaw puzzles. Redneck's sister narrowly escapes transformation into an ogre. Lots of shameless dirty jokes. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Tooie'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to blow up animated skeleton of old woman and do jigsaw puzzles. Redneck's sister mysteriously vanishes forever. Numerous direct references to porn, masturbation, and vag-hair; a gay bar with a tranny waitress; and you murder a loving husband and wife for the sake of [[GottaCatchEmAll collectibles]]. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge'']]: Redneck and snarky girl [-[[RecycledInSpace IN THE PAST!]]-] Bee lady gives you an extension. Rated E.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Pilot'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to play Diddy Kong Racing, but find their copy is defective, only having airplanes available to race.
** [[spoiler: ''Banjo-Kazooie Nuts And Bolts'']]: Redneck and snarky girl team up to play Grand Theft Auto, but find their copy is defective, being [[RunningGag rated E]] and having some assembly required.
** Alternatively, a bear comes out of retirement to stop his home being redeveloped into tower blocks and malls. To end the struggle, a capricious higher power engineers a bear/witch showdown through worlds of the imagination...[[RecycledInSPACE IN VEHICLES!]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'']]: Snarky musician seeks coin and cleavage, while maybe saving the world, and all the while bickering with the narrator.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'']]: In a post-apocalyptic world, a retired basketball player runs from the police on a quest to rescue his son and save the world.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'']]: A kid, an old guy, a homeless girl and a former ambassador try to rebuild a floating society AfterTheEnd. There are complications.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'']]: {{Winged Humanoid}}s use cards to save a WorldInTheSky with no ocean.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'']]: Winged Humanoids with terrible voices search for shiny cards.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins'']]: Two Winged Humanoids and a sarcastic puppet stop the Industrial Revolution.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'']]: An animal-cosplayer spends a night visiting a hospital, beating up patients and the personnel currently in charge, and hiding on statues.
** Alternatively, billionaire dresses up and punches the criminally insane.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'']]: Several months later, the same animal-cosplayer is thrown into a ghetto prison and helps a clown with a terminal illness. Many accurate comparisons to Adolf Hitler are made.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'']]: Two years earlier, a guy who almost always wears a mask ''really'' doesn't like animal-cosplayers, so he asks people to kill the previously-mentioned animal-cosplayer. Those who take up the offer include a drug addict, a ninja, a man with a skin condition, and a burn victim. The cosplayer's butler keeps talking about ham.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleChess'']]: A popular board game with deaths thrown in.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleChess II: [[TabletopGame/{{Xiangqi}} Chinese Chess]]'']]: The same [[RecycledInSpace IN CHINA]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattleCity'']]: A tank has to protect a bird surrounded by bricks from enemy tanks. Was only popular in places it wasn't officially released.
** [[spoiler:''Tank Force'']]: An obscure sequel of the game above which only saw arcade release.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheBattleOfOlympus'']]: A musician brings his girlfriend back from the dead using brute force, taking credit for the actions of his contemporaries along the way.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 1942]]'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with outdated weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield Vietnam'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with slightly less outdated weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield 2'']]: Fight over a bunch of meaningless flags with modern, present day weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'']]: Same as above, but [[StuffBlowingUp stuff blows up]] here.
*** [[spoiler:''Battlefield: Bad Company 2'']]: ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' if the developers were aware of how silly the premise was and stopped taking it seriously so they could focus on making stuff blow up.
*** [[spoiler:''Bad Company 2: Vietnam'']]: As above, but with ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.
** [[spoiler:''Battlefield 2142'']]: 200 years later and they're still fighting over a bunch of meaningless flags, with [[RecycledINSPACE futuristic weapon]], [[CoolAirship flying fortresses]] and [[HumongousMecha giant mechs]] this time.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with modern, present day weaponry again. Also stuff blows up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with slightly different modern, present day weaponry again, again. Stuff still blows up.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'']]: Three anthropomorphic frogs must defeat a dominatrix by ramming their bikes into drywall. [[NintendoHard Nobody ever gets past the third stage]].
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BattleTanx'']]: Blow up a post-apocalyptic America with tanks while stealing women from other people with tanks.
** [[spoiler:''Battletanx: Global Assault'']]: Same as above, though add tanks that shoot lasers, tanks that hover, and most of northwest Europe to blow up with them.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'']]: Witch with amnesia kills angels. Lots of {{Fanservice}} ensues.
** Or: a stripper wearing nothing but glasses and her own hair bumbles around a phantom dimension killing angels with guns on her feet and finding herself in impromptu photoshoots.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BeatHazard'']]: Shoot a bunch of random ships and asteroids until you have a seizure.
* [[spoiler: '' VideoGame/{{beatmania}}'']]: Make musical sound effects by pressing buttons and turning a plastic disc.
* [[spoiler: '' VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'']]: Green man kills robots and is stalked by bouncy smiley face in electric maze.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'']]: A WellIntentionedExtremist starts a war so that he can study a big gemstone in peace.
** Or, ''[[Creator/RobertLouisStevenson Kidnapped]]'' meets High Fantasy.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls]]:'' A StupidEvil caricature of the American government decides to enslave a little girl and her guardian angel. This does not end well.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'']]: A sassy [[CameraFiend photographer]], a [[FunnyAnimal talking pig]], and a rule-obsessed [[BunnyEarsLawyer soldier]] save the world with propaganda.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/BigBangMini'']]: KillItWithFire...works.
* [[spoiler: ''Bikini Karate Babes'']]: A large group of attractive women leave themselves abandoned on an uninhabited island, all but one wearing nothing but bikinis, and proceed to lightly tap the crap out of each other. The Sub-Boss has the amazing ability to remove bikini tops and likes it so much she uses it on everyone INCLUDING HERSELF.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'']]: A boy and his three friends get transported to a land of chickens, dress in chicken suits, then proceed to spend game rolling around eggs. Oh, and they make the eggs hatch into creatures/hats/items by feeding them fruit. Oh, and all the enemies in the game are lots of crows clumped together.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'']]: You are a ninja. The god of luck '''hates''' ninjas.
** [[spoiler:''Reaper'' plotline]]: Collect flower petals to lose strength.
** [[spoiler:''The Trade'' plotline]]: Collect apples to lose stamina.
** [[spoiler:''Monochrome'' plotline]]: You have pants. Mr. T '''hates''' pants.
** [[spoiler:''Wasteland'' plotline]]: Lose stamina to collect junk.
** [[spoiler:''Burger Ninja'' plotline]]: You flip burgers. Your boss '''hates''' ninjas.
** [[spoiler:''r00t'' plotline]]: Collect time to lose rare equipment.
** [[spoiler:''Pizza Witch'' plotline]]: You deliver pizza. The god of luck '''hates''' pizza.
** [[spoiler:''Hero's Quest'' plotline]]: You are in the god of luck's hometown. Mr. T '''hates''' the god of luck.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'']]: There are lots of enemies. Cry on them to defeat them.
** Alternatively: Crybaby attempts to stop a HumanSacrifice by [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his mom]].
** Or, to quote the ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'' pals: "There's [[{{Gorn}} blood]] and [[ToiletHumour shit]] everywhere!" "[[Literature/TheBible Oh my God!]]"
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioHazardBattle'']]: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Giant]] organic creatures have taken over a planet. Exterminate them with...another giant organic creature!
* [[spoiler:''Bio Menace'']]: Guy with a mullet and mustache runs around shooting mutants. One level requires him to rescue someone from [[VideoGame/CommanderKeen a completely different game]].
* [[spoiler: ''BioMetal'']]: The galaxy is under attack by [[MechanicalLifeforms metal aliens]]! Exterminate them!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BionicCommando'']]: One-armed soldier must defeat thousands of well-armed troops. Without the ability to jump.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioShock'']]: Ayn Rand fights TheMafia, twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Then you show up and resolve the situation. With a magical hand that [[BeeBeeGun shoots bees]].
** Or: A mysterious man investigates an underwater city and kills a man who resembles Walt Disney with a golf club, which was all part of The Mafia's plan.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BioShock2'']]: About ten years later, a man in a diving suit stabs people with a drill in order to save a girl from an evil altruist.
*** [[spoiler: ''[=BioShock=] 2 Multiplayer'']]: About eleven years earlier, a football player with an obsession with winning, a southern CorruptCorporateExecutive, a man wearing goggles named after a MemeticBadass, a deranged housewife, Amelia Earheart, a sociopathic psychic, [[Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane Blance]], Captain Ahab, a prison inmate who knew [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles the Echidna]], and a black guy with a love of cats fight for either Ayn Rand or TheMafia, ultimately going insane in the process.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'']]: A father changes his travel plans, making his daughter very angry.
** Or: A man saves his daughter by preventing himself from getting baptized.
** Or: A man attempts to save a woman imprisoned by her neglectful father, only to remember that everything is really his own fault.
** Or: A man growing a beard and finding religion drives his daughter to destroy the world.
** Or: Girl saves the multiverse by helping her father commit suicide and turning herself back into a baby.
* [[spoiler:''[[BitTrip BIT.TRIP BEAT]]'']]: VideoGame/{{Pong}}...[[RecycledINSPACE AS A]] [[RhythmGame RHYTHM GAME!]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs On drugs!]]
** [[spoiler:''BIT.TRIP CORE'']]: Zapping little squares with laser beams while high on acid is a metaphor for dealing with peer pressure. [[MindScrew Or maybe not. I don't know.]]
** [[spoiler:''BIT.TRIP VOID'']]: Collect the black dots. Avoid the white dots.
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP RUNNER'']]: [[VideoGame/MegaMan8 Jump Jump Slide Slide...]]
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP FATE'']]: A [[LightGunGame rail shooter]]. [[LogicalExtreme Literally]].
** [[spoiler: ''BIT.TRIP FLUX'']]: [[NowDoItAgainBackwards Play Pong again backwards]] as you AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'']]: It's you and your magical pet against God.
** Alternatively: God's pet simulator.
* [[spoiler:''Blast Chamber'']]: Four suicide bombers fight for their lives.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlastCorps'']]: A group of demolition experts clear a path for an [[EveryCarIsAPinto extremely volatile]] missile carrier by [[RewardingVandalism destroying buildings]] that are in its way.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'']]: A boy commandeers a military vehicle while searching for his irradiated pet frog.
* [[spoiler:''Blast Works'' (originally ''TUMIKI Fighters'')]]: Ships are made of building blocks.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlazBlue'']]: Three orphans do the same thing again and again whether they like it or not. The player will have a hankering for meat buns. Meanwhile, a snooty vampire lolita tries to stop a VillainSue with both employing endless {{plan}}s.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlazingStar'']]: Will you destroy the evil organism that has taken over mankind, or will [[MemeticMutation YOU FAIL IT]]?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West runs around lighting cultists and zombies on fire.
** [[spoiler:''Blood II'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West runs around lighting business executives and leeches from the sixth dimension on fire TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
** [[spoiler:''Blood II: The Nightmare Levels'']]: DeadpanSnarker zombie from the Wild West and his buddies camp out in the sixth dimension and dream of the times they ran around lightning cultists and zombies on fire.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'']]: Furries beat the crap out of each other; the boss is a little girl who turns first into an older floating woman and then into a really buff devil.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 2'']]: More furries beat the crap out of each other in an extended racism allegory. The boss from the last game is now a cute CatGirl, and the new boss is a clone of a character from the last game.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 3'']]: Furries find magic tattoos on their bodies that will eventually kill them. They decide to fix this by beating the crap out of each other. The boss this time is a WhiteHairBlackHeart who turns into a beast with prehensile spikes all over its body.
*** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar: Primal Fury/Extreme'']]: Same as above, but [[NintendoGameCube for non]]-[[{{Xbox}} Sony consoles]]. The boss is a pint-sized effeminate penguin, unless he is on fire, or his mother.
** [[spoiler:''Bloody Roar 4'']]: A furry SpotlightStealingSquad shows up. The other furries decide to beat them up. The boss is an [[SNKBoss overpowered dragon]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BlueDragon'']]: A bunch of kids put the balls in their mouths, scare the crap out of monsters ([[ToiletHumour literally]]), [[ItMakesSenseInContext get excited over nothing,]] and try to stop a dude from killing people ForTheEvulz. There's also a giant robot ostrich. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Just because.]]
* [[spoiler:''Blueberry Garden'']]: Run around a garden throwing seeds while the local wildlife overpopulates.
* [[spoiler:''Bob Came In Pieces'']]: Affix your ship with pipes and magnets to fly around unhindered in tunnels.
* [[spoiler: ''Bombastic'']]: Five cousins attempt to stay alive in the [[StuffBlowingUp deadliest game of Yahtzee]] ever created.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Boktai}}]]'': The only game series able to actively cause cancer in its players.
** [[spoiler: ''Lunar Knights'']]: The cancer part is now optional.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'']]: Robot whose only ability is blowing things up goes through mazes to stop mad scientists.
** [[spoiler:''Saturn VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'']]: A mad cyborg scientist, a musclebound man with no pants, and their gang of robots [[SealedEvilInACan release an ancient monster]], take control of it, and attempt to TakeOverTheWorld. Two demolitions experts set off to stop them with the help of [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]. Anything else that moves, no matter how cute and innocuous-looking, is [[EverythingTryingToKillYou deadly on contact]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'']]: A OneHitPointWonder must save his home planet from a PlanetEater...who has a CoolShip...with {{Floating Continent}}s anchored to it.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64: The Second Attack!'']]: A demolitions expert who is thankfully no longer a OneHitPointWonder kidnaps a RidiculouslyCuteCritter before it hatches, and is taken prisoner when the story begins. He eventually [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kills God.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BoomBlox'']]: Jenga with flying bowling balls and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Boppin}}'']]: Angular figures throw objects around to clear the field in such locations as a sheet of paper and a Go board. When they lose all their lives, they commit suicide in [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence an uncharacteristically graphic fashion]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']]: [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Alien technology]] can be yours if you can survive a deserted planet. Be sure to bring [[GunPorn plenty of ammo]]!
** Alternately: Fight with your friends over who gets the best gun.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned'']]: Zombies. Guns. Also, a doctor with a mustache.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome'']]: A lady with [[GagBoobs heavy armaments]] and a love for violence throws a gladiatorial combat.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'']]: A general who really doesn't want to invade a deserted planet brings his army of Helghast-lookalikes. You interrupt his attempt to commit suicide after an argument with a five-year-old.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands: Claptrap's Robo-lution'']]: An angry robot tries to TakeOverTheWorld. Bullets and badasses are needed to stop him.
* ''[[spoiler: Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}]]'': A {{Jerkass}} in a mask takes over a deserted planet. The only hope to stop him is a lunatic commando, a bookworm with superpowers, a heavily-armed midget, [[InexplicablyAwesome a really weird ninja-thing no one knows anything about]], a runaway high school student, and '''"THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!"'''
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlet and Her Pirate's Booty'']]: Pirates search for hidden treasure, and plot to betray you. Also, you blow up a perverted hermit.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'']]: '''EXPLOOOOOSSSSIONS: The DLC'''
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'']]: A GentlemanAdventurer sends you out to kill big, scary things. A loser and his army of savages get in the way.
** [[spoiler: ''Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'']]: A friendly game devolves into psycho-analysis, force-feeding a thirteen-yearold girl a salad, and shotguns that shoot swords that explode into smaller swords which also explode.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'']]: A kid tries to dethrone an [[BigBad evil emperor]] by going on a treasure hunt to purchase jelly beans and multivitamins for his friend.
** [[spoiler:''A Boy and His Blob (Wii)'']] Same thing, but the {{Anvilicious}} health message doesn't apply anymore because the [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist kid is immortal]] and already has an infinite supply of jelly beans. Before the kid challenges the evil emperor, he takes a nap in his EvilTowerOfOminousness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'']]: A guy does jigsaw puzzles in his efforts to track down his ex-girlfriend. When he finally touches her, she explodes.
** Alternately: Retcon: The Game.
** Alternately: How one man loved the bomb and learned to start worrying.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrainAge'']]: High school [=SATs=] as a video game. May make you remember what you said you had for breakfast a few days ago.
** [[spoiler:''Brain Age 2'']]: Same as the above, but now it forces you to [[ScrappyLevel do acrostics or connect dots]] first and to get embarrassed as it does better than you. A twist on a [[VideoGame/DrMario familiar puzzle game]] is also available.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrainLord'']]: A dragon rider in a world with no dragons learns to loathe his enemies' big balls. Many puzzles get in the way, and tiny fairies don't help a lot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'']]: Several identically named dragon boys and bird girls team up with various furries and attempt to kill God.
* [[spoiler:''BRINK'']]: Either commit terrorist acts or be a racist.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'']]: The only man in the entire world who wants to shake your hand also wants to kill you.
* [[spoiler:''Brutal: Paws of Fury'']]: Furries use martial arts to beat the crap out of a llama who pit them against each other.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'']]: An [[BornInTheWrongCentury escapist]] {{metalhead}} rounds up a bunch of friends to beat the bloody shit out of (mostly harmless) HairMetal fans, {{goth}}s, and BDSM addicts with an [[AxCrazy axe]] and an [[ThePowerOfRock E-guitar]].
** With [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Creator/TimCurry, and [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]].
** Alternatively, ''[[ActorAllusion Jack Black: The Video Game]]''.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'']]: A curse [[BalefulPolymorph transformed two human boys into cute little dragons]]. They defeat enemies by blowing bubbles and jumping on them to rescue their girlfriends from a drunken giant.
** [[spoiler: ''Rainbow Islands'']]: Two boys who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] because they suffered under the curse throw rainbows and climb islands.
*** [[spoiler: ''Parasol Stars'']]: Two boys who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] because they suffered under the curse use [[ParasolOfPain umbrellas to beat up stuff]]. [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE.]]-]
** [[spoiler: ''[[NonLinearSequel Bubble Bobble]] '''[[TitleConfusion Part]]''' [[TitleConfusion 2]]'']]: A boy (or two boys) get cursed and must rescue his/their friend(s) from a skull by blowing bubbles and inflating himself/themselves.
** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Symphony'' aka ''[[TitleConfusion Bubble Bobble II]]'']]: Two boys and [[BetaCouple two girls]] get cursed by a relative of the aforementioned drunken giant, then get banished and must get back home by blowing bubbles.
*** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Memories'']]: Two boys get cursed and blow bubbles while climbing up a tower.
** [[spoiler: ''Bubble Bobble Plus'']]: Four cute little dragons who [[OneHitPointWonder die easily]] blow bubbles and jump on them.
** [[spoiler: ''Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure'']]: Two boys race a MadScientist up a tower to meet a comet. [[MoeAnthropomorphism Or rather, a comet girl]].
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble]]'' aka ''Bust-A-Move'']]: Two duplicate cute little dragons must run a machine that shoots bubbles at bubbles to pop them and prevent them from building up too much. Letting that happen [[CriticalExistenceFailure kills them]] like in the series this has spun off of.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 2'']]: The duplicate twins are no more, and a cute little dragon leaves the machine running to you and watches your progress. This time, letting bubbles build up too much makes him very panicky or [[SparklingStreamOfTears really upset]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Bust-A-Move Again'']]: Same as the above but [[AC:[[CulturalTranslation two hands]]]] replace the cute little dragon. Since they are ''NOT'' [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Master Hand or Crazy Hand]], ''failure ensues.''
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 2'', VS CPU mode]]: Go around the world picking shoot-bubble duels with random strangers, [[RubberbandAI some of which cheat]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 3'' aka ''Bust-A-Move 3'']]: Same as the above, but the cute little dragon looks more like he's from an anime, and the DescendingCeiling is replaced by hovering flashing dots.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 3'', VS CPU mode]]: Go inside a bunch of arcade machines to pick shoot-bubble duels with their characters. First you have to face yourself.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 4'' aka ''Bust-A-Move 4'']]: Same as the above, but the [[strike:boy]] cute little dragon looks normal again, and pulleys join the flashing dots. A bunch of random characters join in on the fun. This time, letting bubbles build up makes them [[CirclingBirdies very dizzy]] or something, and dropped bubbles automatically fly back up to pop other bubbles.
*** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble 4'', VS CPU mode]]: Go [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-] to pick shoot-bubble duels with others to get all of an implied PlotCoupon.
** [[spoiler: ''Puzzle Bobble DS'']]: Same as the above but on a Nintendo DS and [[NoExportForYou only Japan got this one]].
*** [[spoiler: ''Space Puzzle Bobble / Space Bust-A-Move'']]: Two cute little dragons take off towards [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace space]]]] to get sidetracked by a bunch of people and defeat a devil dragon. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks They can't retry on]] [[ContinuingIsPainful the stage they lost at.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Bust-A-Move DS / Hippatte Puzzle Bobble'']]: Same as the above but the duplicate twins (of the cute little dragons and other random characters) are back with a huge ribbon slingshot.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/BubbleTanks'']]: Everything is bubbles. Pop or be popped.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'']]: An insect is a movie star.
** [[spoiler: ''Bug Too!'']]: Three insects play movie stars, and have to finish filming ''six movies in a day''.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] saves the kingdom from a tyrannical despot by kicking everything. Also, you're all bugs.
* ''[[spoiler: VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}]]'': Two angry mercenaries end up on a vacation resort island. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Many people die in incredibly horrible ways.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'']]: The good guy out-bullies those school bullies.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BunnyMustDie'']]: A little girl really hates her ears.
** [[spoiler:''Chelsea and the 7 Devils'']]: [[AnotherSideAnotherStory But here's how it]] ''[[Film/{{Clue}} really]]'' [[AnotherSideAnotherStory happened...]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BurgerTime'']]: Armed only with [[ImprobableWeaponUser pepper shakers and his own ingredients,]] a chef who makes enormous sandwiches must ward off homicidal foodstuffs.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'']]: Drivers use their cars as weapons and completely ignore the rules of the road.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/BushidoBlade'']]: [[OneHitPointWonder Easily-killed]] assassins fight to keep one of their number from leaving. It's impossible to tell when exactly this is supposed to be taking place.
* [[spoiler: VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth]]: While investigating the disappearance of a grocery store clerk, a man angers some alien fish who then try to kill him. May or may not involve blue lights.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series]]: Yet another series of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII simulations.
** ''[[spoiler: Call of Duty: World at War]]'': You and your friends are trapped in a house surrounded by slow VideoGame/NaziZombies. And other WWII events happen before that [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer but no one cares about those]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'']]: The same guys are fighting more zombies. Oh, there's also a side-game with [[MemeticBadass Sgt Reznov]] and some other guys that aren't as awesome.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'']]: A group of four people go on a road trip across a zombie-infected United States. Meanwhile, an old Nicaraguan [[KneeCapping shoots out a bunch of people's knees]], which Joint Special Operations Command tries to stop by shooting everyone in a nuclear testing site over and over.
* ''[[spoiler: Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare]]'': An angry old Russian causes trouble in a sandbox.
** ''[[spoiler: Modern Warfare 2]]'': One man singlehandedly saves Burger Town from Russian Commandos, [[MemeticMutation while doing everything]]. Almost everyone else dies.
*** Or: A brave young man averts disaster by stabbing someone with a knife. He then calls the person a "noob" and teabags him.
** ''[[spoiler: Modern Warfare 3]]'': WorldWarIII: [[ProductPlacement Endorsed by Remington Arms™!]]
*** Or: Man starts World War III because he thinks Russia isn't big enough.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'']]: An [[PreacherMan elderly preacher]] looks for a young {{delinquent}} who ran away from home.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood'']]: [[PowerTrio Three brothers]] argue over family planning.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezTheCartel'']]: Three [[DirtyCop bad cops]] on a crusade.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'']]: An old man entertains fellow drunkards with {{tall tale}}s.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CaptainRainbow'']]: A washed-up superhero from Eagleland heads to an island where he can beat people up to make kids watch a television show about him. Along the way, he must help [[WholesomeCrossdresser a transgendered dinosaur]] pick-up some men, help a lazy army become volleyball superstars, and aid a samurai-in-training in controlling his urges around women.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'']]: A racing game that puts the "laughter" back in "vehicular manslaughter".
** Alternatively: demolition derby in population-dense area.
* [[spoiler: ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'']]: Fight a gang of thieves with [[PunnyName silly names]], led by an ImpossibleThief in highly visible clothing, with the power of social studies, literacy, or basic math.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'']]: The [[KnightInShiningArmor heroes]] actually get some. Then get {{rickroll}}ed.
* [[spoiler: ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'']]: Family tradition dictates the murder of an old man in his own home. He gets better.
** [[spoiler: ''{{VideoGame/Castlevania|1986}} I'']]: A strapping young man dresses in leather and enters an old family acquaintance's dungeon to {{whip|ItGood}} him mercilessly.
** [[spoiler: ''Vampire Killer'']]: Same strapping young man hunts for keys.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest'']]: Same strapping lad resurrects the old man and kills him again just to make himself feel better.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'']]: Just like the first one, but somehow, pirates are involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'']]: The strapping young man gets himself a DamselInDistress. [[TheGrimReaper The old man's friend]] [[NintendoHard actually does his job for once]].
** [[spoiler: ''CastlevaniaTheAdventure'']]: Just like the first one, but without as many stairs.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIBelmontsRevenge'']]: The previous family member's son won't kill the old man. His father straightens him out using violence, then leaves him behind and kills the old man again himself.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'']]: Two friends try to visit the old man and end up going on a world tour instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'']]: The latest member of the family must murder the old man with the aid of a 12 year old girl. The girl is stronger.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'']]: The old man's son hunts down his father's murderer...then hunts down and murders his father instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegends'']]: A woman whips her boyfriend and kills his father. [[CanonDiscontinuity Or does she?]]
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection'']]: The woman has a descendant who [[RefusalOfTheCall doesn't want to kill the old man]]. [[{{Cancellation}} So they don't]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'']]: A distant relative of the family and a 12 year old girl murder the wrong old man. They are then told to pick on someone their own age.
** [[spoiler: ''CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness'']]: A werewolf murders the old man. It doesn't last. A kid comes up with the bright idea of bringing a gun and armor next time.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'']]: A boy doesn't get to murder the old man like he wanted, so he helps him instead.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'']]: A ninja tries to get rid of the old man for good. This backfires. Interior decorating is involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'']]: An immortal [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]] kidnaps a knight's girlfriend and makes him run around his castle looking for her, for fun. The knight is not amused.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'']]: 3 years after one of the old man's deaths, one of his ex-underlings goes after another of his ex-underlings. There's also a lady who looks suspiciously like the first underling's late girlfriend and a chap with odd fashion sense.
*** Or: A member of the family is shown up by a disgruntled former employee of the old man, who massacres his former boss and coworkers using his Franchise/{{Pokemon}} skills.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'']]: Former mass murderer goes on a killing spree to keep himself from relapsing.
** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]'']]: He hunts down his fanclub. Two of them end up killing themselves first, and the third runs away like a little girl.
*** [[spoiler: ''Julius Mode'']]: An old man and his companions murder a strapping young lad in his own home. Wait, what? Now I'm confused.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'']]: Two friends step in to resolve a property dispute and a custody battle. None of the property owners or legal guardians survive.
*** Along the way, this young man and young woman figure out how to operate a whip.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'']]: A scantily-clad woman forgets her purpose and sets out on a quest to not kill herself. Two old men die as a result.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/KidDracula'']]: The old man's son hunts down the guy who ran off with his father's servants. Aliens are involved.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'']]: Everyone beats each other up in an effort to ''save the old man's life''.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDespair'']]: Everyone gets sucked into a book to kill stuff.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'']]: A man searches for a way to resurrect his dead wife. This story is completely unrelated to the previous ones.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow: Mirror of Fate'']]: His son, his grandson, and his other son have issues with him.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CatPlanet'']]: Girl with wings talks to disembodied cat heads who speak broken English.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] cheats on his girlfriend. Puzzles ensues.
** Or: Get drunk and push blocks.
** Or: Man who can't keep his damn mouth shut and digs himself deep with every word has to sort out long term life goals and face the perverted manifestations of his fear of commitment.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheCave'']]: Seven complete strangers form groups of three and go spelunking.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CaveStory'']]: Amnesiac soldier steals a sleeping old man's gun and [[OneManArmy blasts his way]] through a cave [[FloatingContinent in the sky]]. His only friends are bunnies.
** Or: Amnesiac soldier carries dogs and his girlfriend on his back. He saves the world by abandoning a mortally wounded old man, then euthanizing an even older man.
** Or: Ten years ago, there was a war over a hat. This is the aftermath.
* [[spoiler:''Cell Craft'']]: Space platypi save their species from extinction with the help of molecular biology and an extremely bored robot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Centipede}}'']]: You kill centipedes.
** [[spoiler:''Millipede'']]: You kill millipedes, which are apparently longer and [[PaletteSwap differently colored.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine'']]: You and a teammate (it's obligatory) must shoot additional pylons.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'']]: An anime fan daydreams a lot.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CherryTreeHighComedyClub'']]: Hyperactive funny-girl runs around town trying to force her friends to join a new school club to deny her snobby StudentCouncilPresident rival from shutting it down before it gets started.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'']]: A sentient android who is also a HeroicMime discovers alien life, travels through time, and saves the world from evil robot spiders. Does that sound a bit too normal for SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds? Highlight that spoiler tag.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChimeraBeast'']]: A HordeOfAlienLocusts destroy a planet. [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist You are one of the locusts]]]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden'']]: In the 23rd century, a virus is attacking the [[BrainUploading virtual projection]] of the first girl born in space. You are the antivirus. On your quest you'll battle a giant whale, a giant flower, and a giant satellite.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}'']]: A mercenary pilots a WalkingTank across three [[{{Ruritania}} fictional countries]]. Everyone he meets expresses their hope that war doesn't erupt. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero War erupts anyway]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'']]: A teenage boy goes to a fair. [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse ensues.]]
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'']]: A teenage boy is made to fight a cat and the local gods in between two timelines in order to free a girl from an alien parasite monster. Beating the final boss triggers the bad ending.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket'']]: You place arrows on a flat surface, causing numbers to go up and down.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Chulip}}'']]: Kiss everybody in town!
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Chuzzle}}'']]: Matching three or more puffballs of the same color in order to make a potion of some sort.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'']]: A GentlemanThief, a construction inspector and a fake psychiatrist fight against an insane murderer, a deranged cult and a Lovecraft reject, two centuries apart from one another.
** Alternately: An adventure game series with a stealth platformer spin-off.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'']]: Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.
** [[spoiler: ''CityOfVillains'']]: Start your new life in a tropical island nation.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'']]: The main character is the leader of a small band of primitive nomads. He is told that he must either conquer the world or take his people to another. He is given a very long lifespan in order to do so.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}}'']]: Circus freaks mutated by a meteor from space beat the crap out of each other.
* [[spoiler:''The Cliffhanger Edward Randy'']]: Shameless ripoff character misses a date with his girlfriend.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ClockTower'']]: Girl runs away from a midget who wields a pair of hedge-trimmers.
** [[spoiler:''Clock Tower 2'']]: Girl, guardian and cop run away from the midget's brother. Psychiatrist and assistant dress up in an attempt at self-therapy.
** [[spoiler: ''Clock Tower: Ghost Head'']]: Girl with a manly voice shoots her own niece, then repeatedly beats her father over the head with a fire extinguisher.
** [[spoiler: ''Clock Tower 3'']]: An old man comes up with an [[GambitRoulette overly convoluted scheme]] to murder his own granddaughter, never realising that she never would've suspected him if he had just greeted her normally.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CloudberryKingdom'']]: Embittered platform hero jumps through [[PlatformHell death traps galore]] to rescue a princess he's already saved hundreds of times before.
* [[spoiler: ''The Clue!'']]: A young man wins a free taxi pass, and proceeds to pursue a life of crime.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess'']]: Princess with a [[{{BFS}} giant sword]] and a [[ChainmailBikini tiny metal bra]] attempts to save her kingdom from a queen running a MonsterProtectionRacket.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CodeNameViper'']]: An agent is sent to destroy a South American drug cartel...by the guy who runs it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'']]: Remember: Cyborgs ain't ladies.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ComixZone'']]: A starving artist breaks the fourth wall.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'']]: The UN takes issue with a bald man who likes [[GreenRocks rocks]].
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun'']] The bald guy's cult and the UN - led by [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and that guy from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' - fight over an alien floppy disc.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm'']] The bald guy's computer goes [[AIIsACrapshoot crazy as hell]] when the UN tries to use it to read the alien floppy disk.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars'']]: The bald guy's cult kicks the UN in the crotch so Lando Calrissian will shoot him with their space lasers. [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Alien crack addicts]] show up and are angry at the kids on their lawn.
** [[spoiler: ''Command and Conquer: Kane's Wrath'']]: The bald guy and an artificial intelligence plot more {{evil plan}}s than you can shake a stick at. The chick from Species [[SpannerInTheWorks throws a wrench in the works]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'']]: The United States fights the War on Terror with [[KillSat space lasers]]. China butts in on the action.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'']]: Einstein causes World War II by [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct trying to prevent it]]. Soviets show up with Tesla Coils, Americans - with teleporter.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'']]: World War III. Soviet Russia invades America with blimps, tank-eating spiderbots, psychics, and giant squid. America fights back with dolphins, teleporting time commandos, and weather control machines.
** [[spoiler:''Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge'']] Crazy psychic tries to take over the world. America and/or Soviet Russia create a time paradox to stop this.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'']] World War III is [[CosmicRetcon temporal-retconned]] by Creator/TimCurry and Peter Stormare into being fought with [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink]]/FreezeRay[[DualModeUnit -equipped helicopters]] and [[BearsAreBadNews parachuting armored bears]]. Japan joins the fun with TransformingMecha and scary psychic school girls.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'']]: A muscley man must stop a creepy lady and a bald guy from creating a race of super muscley men.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CommanderKeen 1-3'']]: Boy genius fights aliens who intend to destroy the world. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Keen Dreams'']]: Boy genius refuses to eat his dinner and is transported to a land of evil talking vegetables. He fights them with flowers.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen 4-5'']]: Boy genius fights meaner aliens who intend to destroy the galaxy. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen 6'']]: Boy genius fights meaner aliens who intend to eat his babysitter. He uses stuff he made out of crap in his dad's garage and his mom's fridge. A classmate was behind it the whole time.
** [[spoiler:''Commander Keen: The Universe is Toast'']]: Stymied by the inability of the boy genius to continue his tale, [[FanSequel the internet]] sets out to defeat the classmate once and for all. People are all right with this.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'']]: A WWII game...if that doesn't worry you already, you're too [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]].
** Alternately: Get pinned down by MG fire, then blown to pieces by mortars.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins'']] Although he's chasing a serial killer AND on the run from a Crime He Didn't Commit, a Federal Agent spends most of his time beating homeless people to death with a lead pipe.
** [[spoiler:''Condemned 2: Bloodshot'']]: A Federal Agent turned hobo fights against the ancient conspiracy whose sonic devices cause crime and paranoia among men. Now Special Forces on top of the homeless face his lead pipe wrath. [[spoiler:Later [[MakeMeWannaShout he beats them to death by yelling at them]].]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'']]: Lost squirrel tries to get home.
** Or: A sociopathic rodent with an accent that likes to change regularly tries to find his way home after getting drunk and ends up becoming king.
** You fight a literal piece of shit.
** A drunk FunnyAnimal gets lost, insults and kills random people, and makes an ass out of himself. Everybody agrees he would make a good king.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Contact}}'']]: A boy battles a band for GreenRocks before turning his sights on you.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'']]: Two supermuscled (but [[OneHitPointWonder fragile]]) soldiers, equipped with nothing but a wimpy rifle and a pair of pants, shoot up alien baddies from an army base to the [[WombLevel insides of some giant red alien.]]
** [[spoiler:''Contra: Shattered Soldier'']]: One of the soldiers is framed for global mass murder in an effort to cover up another soldier's death. Once the first soldier finds out, he decides to kill the other soldier again. By entering his body.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CookieClicker'']]: Baked goods become life, the universe, and everything. Just [[NeverMessWithGranny don't anger the grandmas.]] Seriously, [[EldritchAbomination we mean it.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CookingMama'']]: You prepare various exotic dishes for your diminutive starry-eyed mother.
** [[spoiler:''Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends'']]: Same as the above but her friends come to visit and [[NintendoHard demand good preparation in one go]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CorpseParty'']]: High School students are trapped in a hellish dimension. Escape or die trying.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CortexCommand'']]: Make a base, then defend it against hordes of idiots with heavy weaponry and the ability to headbutt through solid steel.
* [[spoiler:''Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure'']]: A naked green alien kid with chicken pox and plungers for hands wants to go to Disney World for his birthday. His ship crashes on a forbidden planet and, before he can find his missing parents, he gets eaten by a giant monster.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/CostumeQuest'']]: Candy-stealing goblins and trolls are no match for a kid in his/her cardboard robot suit.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'']]: Counter-terrorists attempt to thwart terrorists. That's about it.
** [[spoiler:''Counter-Strike Source'']]: Counter-terrorists attempt to thwart terrorists with physics and bloom effects.
* [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot1996'']]: An anthropomorphic marsupial exacts revenge on the balding scientist who granted him sentience.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'']]: The same marsupial collects purple crystals for said scientist as a ruse to collect gems to destroy his space station.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'']]: A giant mask escapes from a mountain to collect crystals through time with the help of a man holding a giant tuning fork.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'']]: An alien challenges eight of Earth's defenders, including a cat from Ancient China and a polar bear to a race with go-karts with the fate of the world at stake. Racing is serious business!
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'']]: The world's worst drivers are hired as chauffeurs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CreaVures'']]: '''''[[AC: BioluminescenceIsCool:]]''''' ''[[AC:THE GAME!]]''
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Creatures}}'']]: Breed a bunch of complex aliens.
* [[spoiler:''The Crimson Room'']]: You have to break out of a suicidal man's bedroom. How you got in there is never addressed.
** [[spoiler:''The Viridian Room'']]: To escape the apartment, you have to appease the guy's ghost. Fortunately, his life was so dull that this is easy to do.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'']]: A group of cliche anime characters are deemed unable to adapt to society. Then they're forced to repeat the same things over again unless the pervert intervenes.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/NanacaCrash'']]: The pervert gets hit with a bike. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrossEdge'']]: A [[TriggerHappy gun-wielding]] [[{{Jerkass}} delinquent]] and his mellow childhood friend team up with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} characters]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} from other]] [[Franchise/{{Atelier}} parallel universes]] to find their way back to their respective home worlds.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}: No Remorse'']]: After he and two co-workers are terminated, a corporation's star employee sets about getting payback.
** [[spoiler:''Crusader: No Regret'']]: A mute conquers the moon in about a week.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'']]: Family deals with inheritance, marriage and trips to foreign parts.
** Alternately: Many bad things happen to your kingdom. Then your 2-year old son inherits everything.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrusaderOfCenty'']]: Bright up-and-coming RPG hero is proven guilty of mass murder.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'']]: A special forces soldier in a futuristic catsuit battles the [[RedScare Red Menace]] and robotic squids that spew ice.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CrystalQuest'']]: A six-legged Space Cow in a flying saucer vacuums up some crystals, then moans erotically. In the sequel, she alternates crystal collecting with destroying fine art and doing four-piece jigsaw puzzles.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Cubivore}}: Survival of the Fittest'']]: Blocks eat and mate with other blocks. NobodyPoops is averted.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CursedTreasure'']]: You are a villain trying to keep your stuff out of the heroes' hands.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CustomRobo'']]: Children are encouraged to compete with each other using action figures modified to fight in warfare.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/CutTheRope'']]: A monster wants candy.
* [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/{{D}}'']]: A woman has two hours to kill her father before her pocketwatch eats her.
** [[spoiler:'' VideoGame/EnemyZero'']]: ''Film/{{Alien}}'' if it starred the woman.
** [[spoiler:''D2'']]: ''Film/TheThing1982'' if it starred the woman. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen But it almost starred her son.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'']]: You stomp in time to music and receive very corny compliments if you do well.
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'']]: A group of high school students are imprisoned inside of a school. The only way to graduate is by killing a fellow student and getting away with it. The principal of the school is an evil teddy bear.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'']]: Same as above, but [[RecycledInSpace on an ISLAND.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'']]: The {{Love Interest|s}} has been kidnapped by {{Satan}}! Are you a bad enough Renaissance poet to rescue the {{Love Interest|s}}?
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'']]: Mechanical marine life is attacking a planet.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkCastle'']]: A man prone to tripping over ledges confronts an EvilOverlord, who hurls mugs of substandard beer in his general direction.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkCloud'']]: An ancient evil is [[SealedEvilInACan let out of its jar]] and is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the world,]] and the only people who can stop it are a race of [[spoiler: bunnies]] who live on the moon. A boy and his cat set out to find them, rearranging cities into more convenient configurations for the residents as they go.
** [[spoiler:''Dark Cloud 2'']]: Another ancient evil in the form of a cute fluffy bunny is tampering with the past to destroy the future, so a mama's boy whose never left his home town before and a princess from the future who both possess magic stones have to stop him.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dark Forces|Saga}}'']]: Some guy is responsible for letting [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star]]. This guy also did a lot of other stuff you've ''never even heard of'', most of which involved shooting tons of stupid people.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II'']]: The guy in question, surprise surprise, turns out to be a Jedi, and has to kill the seven Dark Jedi that killed his father. Stop me if this sounds familiar.
*** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith'']] The guy gets himself in serious trouble, and Luke Skywalker's future wife has to bail him out. She brings her friend back from TheDarkSide by not fighting him. How original.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast'']]: The guy decides he wants to be a Jedi again, because hey, what better way to ''get revenge for [[spoiler:a loved one's death]]'' than TheForce? I wonder how that works out for him.
** [[spoiler:''Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'']]: The guy's apprentices squabble and go hunting for people worshipping a dead guy. In months they become more badass than he ever was.
* [[spoiler:''{{Darklands}}'']]: Four random people group together to wander aimlessly around 15th-century Europe, and they ''may or may not'' end up [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating the devil]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSector'']]: You throw a lethal piece of your body at your enemies. Like a boomerang.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSeed'']]: A man has to deal with a headache which comes as a result from him realising how horrible his new house (which he apparently never even looked at before buying) truly is.
** [[spoiler:''Darkseed II]]: Series/TwinPeaks: The Videogame''. Actually, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Worse than it Sounds.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'']]: A [[{{BFS}} swordsman]], framed for a crime he didn't commit, must [[VideoGame/GodOfWar battle waves of enemies]] and [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda solve environmental puzzles]] to clear his name.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarksidersII'']]: The swordsman's [[NotBloodSiblings brother]] must battle waves of enemies and solve environmental puzzles to find out what really happened to the swordsman... and to clear the swordsman's name.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DarkSouls'']]: Most of the people in this game are undead. Even [[PlayerCharacter you]]. And this game is absurdly difficult.
** A man murders the esteemed rulers of a nation to start a fire.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'']]: Public domain monster movie characters battle each other, a perpetually-burning alien, and a demon who attacks by [[BloodyMurder cutting himself]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Darwinia}}'']]: A computer scientist's games console is a huge flop, so he networks them all together to make a virtual world. When it gets a virus, you lead the inhabitants in war. They [[WeHaveReserves die in droves]], but you collect their souls to resurrect them.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeBlob'']]: A ball of paint must recolour an entire city in order to save it from a dictatorship and their army of ink blots and giant pens.
** Better yet: The object of the game is pretty much just to touch everything.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'']]: [[JigglePhysics Bouncy]] females (and some guys, too) fight to stop a corporation from creating a SuperSoldier.
** [[spoiler:''Dead or Alive Xtreme'']]: The girls go to an island, play games and give each other gifts.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadRising'']]: Journalist who likes to boast that he's covered wars gets locked in a shopping mall for 72 hours, and passes the time by killing angry people with [[ImprovisedWeapon nearly anything]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser he can pick up]] and thwarting a government conspiracy.
** Alternatively, wasps sting people and make them very hungry.
** Or: A journalist spends 72 hours killing zombies with [[ImprovisedWeapon various items]] while wearing a dress. Rumor has it the game actually has a plot.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadRising2'']]: A gameshow contestant takes the fall for a criminal, and works out his frustration by killing everyone around him and gambling to buy shots for his underage daughter.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadSpace'']]: A repairman is attacked when he comes to fix the interstellar phone.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'']]: A schizophrenic space janitor tries to cleanse himself and others around him of the next evolutionary step of thetans, using improvised means.
* [[spoiler:''DeadToRights'']]: In one of the greatest ''Comicbook/SinCity'' stories Creator/FrankMiller never wrote, a loose cannon ex-cop and his dog look for the murderer of the ex-cop's father. Brings down international crime ring.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures'']]: Two brothers bicker over a hidden treasure. Instead of playing as either of them, you follow the everyday lives of a tarantula and a scorpion living in an American desert.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'']]: Man who talks to coffee embarks on a quest to stop trees from growing in a country town. Along the way he eats a cornflake, jam and turkey sandwich on the FBI's dollar and shoots some locals.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DearEsther'']]: A man walks across an island. There are no puzzles, enemies, or other characters.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeathSmiles'']]: Teenagers use artillery to stop the wrongdoings of a friend's abusive father.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeathSpank'']]: [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern-jawed]] IdiotHero fights evil in his underwear.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'']]: You're told to bring Satan to this realm by killing people, but you can only be bothered to do so by being passive-aggressive.
* [[spoiler:''[[DefJamSeries Def Jam Vendetta]]'']]: A wrestling game. With ''rappers.''
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{DEFCON}}'']]: You play your part in conducting an unhurried nuclear holocaust depicted in simple wireframe graphics. Try to lose least. [[Film/WarGames Would you like to play a game?]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DefenderOfTheCrown'']]: In an effort to recover a stolen artifact, you conquer England. And then it's revealed that a thief took it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DejaVu'']]: You wake up in a bathroom and can't remember what happened last night.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DelveDeeper'']]: [[ColorCodedMultiplayer Colorfully-dressed dwarves]] who can only dig in six directions go treasure-hunting, beating the crap out of anyone who gets in the way (including each other).
* [[spoiler:''DementiumTheWard'']]: A man who's just had a successful session of psychotherapy has to find his own way out of a hospital because the staff are busy dealing with some newfangled-type disease.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'']]: You die, and then the game becomes harder.
* [[spoiler:''Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus'']]: You and your {{BFS}} join forces with Creator/RieKugimiya [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana on fire]], [[LightNovel/IriyaNoSoraUFONoNatsu an emotionless girl]], [[LightNovel/KinosJourney a travelling girl]], [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex a nun girl]], [[LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu an otaku girl]], [[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan a psychotic angel girl]], Rie Kugimiya [[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} beating up a non-delinquent]], and [[LightNovel/AsuraCryin a ghost girl]] to save [[LightNovels Japanese literature]].
* [[spoiler:''Derrick the Deathfin'']]: A shark made of paper goes on a rampage and tries to eat everything in sight.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DesertMoon'']]: Engineers stranded on a desert planet wait for rescue. [[ZergRush Some]] aliens and zombies are involved.
* [[spoiler:''[[Series/DoctorWho Destiny of the Doctors]]'']]: It's up to a kludged robot who [[CastFromHitPoints Casts From Hit Points]] to save the Oncoming Storm.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'']]: A little gray man and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]] steal people's brains and generally cause trouble in TheFifties. The government tries to hush it up in increasingly desperate ways.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans! 2'']]: A little gray man who happens to be the president of the United states and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]], who happens to be dead, fight DirtyCommunists and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Crab People]] in TheSixties.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans! Path of the Furon'']]: [[strike: A little green gray man, who is no longer president, and WesternAnimation/{{Invader|Zim}} [[HeyItsThatVoice Zim]], who is still dead, become the {{Unwitting Pawn}}s to an exile's plan to depose their rotting alien emperor in TheSeventies.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusEx'']]: A man wears [[CoolShades sunglasses]] [[SunglassesAtNight at night]], so he can fight crime. Then the government. Then [[ConspiracyKitchenSink conspiracy nuts]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar'']]: The man from the previous entry goes insane and moves to Antarctica until his son (or daughter) snaps him out of it. There are four endings, and all of them are bad.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'']]: Before the other two games, a disabled man wearing [[CoolShades sunglasses]] never asked for this game.
*** Alt: Guy shoots you in your face. Find out who shot you in your face.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'']]: Son of a demon kicks {{Satan}}'s ass with style and confesses a desire to [[{{Narm}} fill a soul WITH LIGHT]].
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 2'']]: Son of a demon kicks more ass. Strange girl [[Horrible/VoiceActing who can't act and may or may not have an accent]] shows up. A CorruptCorporateExecutive is involved. None of it makes any sense.
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 3'']]: Guy [[MundaneMadeAwesome who eats pizza in slo-mo]] gets his shop ruined and goes after his EvilTwin who did it, climbing a "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything thick shaft]] [[DoubleEntendre that causes]] women to shudder" in the process. They are forced to team up against a bald guy with heterochromia who turns into a blob through their father's power. The EvilTwin falls off a cliff.
** [[spoiler:''Devil May Cry 4'']]: Pope-lookalike gets headshot and his underlings must find the murderer. Only it turns out that the murderer might have had [[ShootTheDog good reason]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist for doing so]]...
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'']]: Defeat the SealedEvilInACan so you can jam a sharp glass shard into your face.
** [[spoiler:''Diablo II'']]: Defeat the hero from the last game, who became the SealedEvilInACan by jamming the sharp glass shard into his face. This involves travelling all around the world and killing loads of stuff.
*** [[spoiler:''Diablo II: Lord of Destruction'']]: Defeat the SealedEvilInACan's brother who you totally forgot about at the end of the last game.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DiabloIII'']]: Continue playing in the world of the last two games. The hero from the first game and all the interesting bosses are still dead.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'']]: A tall punk, a peanut-lover, some guy in overalls, a goggle-lovin' Texan, a bird-lovin' Redneck, a drunken king, some guy with a shell, a Sailor Moon fanatic, a kid who inherited Hawaii, an over-sized Indian, and a sentient clock defend the world from a 50-foot tall alien and his brainwashed slaves...by RACING THEM! Lots and lots of balloons are required too.
** [[spoiler:''Diddy Kong Racing DS'']]: 14 years later, Hawaii is still being hollowed-out, the bird-lovin' Redneck and drunken king now work at Microsoft, the peanut-lover's fanservice-sisters take their places, said peanut-lover's island also becomes a racetrack, and all get to play with clouds and toys. Otherwise, it's still all about RACING and balloons.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DieAnstalt'']]: Serve as a psychotherapist to stuffed toys.
** Alternatively: A paranoid wanderer, a mute autistic, a hot-tempered schizophrenic, an easily-distracted {{Manchild}}, a schedule-oriented pseudo-athlete and a psychologist are all in one room. You have to take each one and alternate between going into their dreams and watching them interact with objects for ten minutes.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DigDug'']]: A [[OneHitPointWonder fragile]] guy with an air pump digs tunnels and blows up local wildlife.
** [[spoiler:''Dig-Dug II'']]: The guy can also destroy islands.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DigimonWorld3'']]: Not being able to log out from an MMORPG turns people into pigs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'']]: A girl who believes dyeing her hair bright red to be proper spy attire acts incredibly bored around living proof of TimeTravel, when she's not killing it.
** [[spoiler:''DinoCrisis2'']]: The girl gets into a bunch of arguments with an unrelated man until he learns that he's fathered a child.
** [[spoiler:''DinoCrisis3'']]: Forget what you read about the first two; also, [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] has successfully cross-bred with dinosaurs.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DinoRun (Flash Game)'']]: Run away from impending doom, all while consuming smaller creatures on the food chain, stealing eggs and being a dick to everything you come across.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'']]: Hell-as-designed-by-Tim-Burton isn't so bad, but "quirky" does not even begin to describe the folks who live there. A series wherein the cast of characters tends to be as GenreSavvy and {{medium aware|ness}} as the player.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'']]: Demon prince oversleeps, must reclaim kingdom with [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins dead criminals]].
*** Or: Angelic assassin teaches her target's son how to love. Violence ensues.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'']]: A few years later, said prince inducts a PR campaign and rids the countryside of flowers while spending time with his little sister.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'']]: Level 1 protagonist tries to fight final boss. He fails.
*** Alternatively, A human trying to summon a demonic overlord summons his daughter instead; HilarityEnsues and at least two plot twists happen as they try to find the overlord himself.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'']]: [[BadassBookworm Nerdy but dangerous]] WhiteHairBlackHeart wishes to become the protagonist in order to win the game. Alternatively, demon wishes to open his heart so he can turn to evil; chainsaws are considered but ultimately rejected as impractical.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'']]: A FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who is obsessed with fish would rather kill the ruler of the humans than drink one drop of human blood.
*** [[spoiler:The Fuka and Desco Show]]: Dead criminal tries to get pardoned by holding up a bank.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'']]: Dead criminals search for food with the help of a scarf.
*** In an alternate story, the main character of a cancelled game seeks advice from dead criminals.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero Prinny 2: Dawn Of Operation Panties, Dood]]'']]: Dead criminals search for underwear with the help of a scarf.
*** [[spoiler:Asagi Wars]]: the main character of a cancelled game is now a dead criminal.
** [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'']]: A dead criminal travels through time and tries to prevent an assassination attempt against his overlord. Pudding is involved.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'']]: Go from being an esteemed public figure to skulking around in the shadows, robbing or murdering people who are just trying to get by in the middle of a crisis, sending several people to fates worse than death, and willingly becoming the plaything of a dark god.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dizzy}}'']]: A sentient egg saves his friends from the big bad by carrying random objects from one side of the land to another.
* [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]]'']]: A nameless pilot with a Big F'ing Laser slaughters his own troops. Then he fights a bee.
** Alternately: Kill thousands of innocent soldiers in a "training exercise". Then do it again, only harder.
** ''[[spoiler:[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi dai-ou-jou]]]]'': A lunar doll fight.
** ''[[spoiler:[=DoDonPachi=] [=DaiFukkatsu=]]]'': Doll fighting in [[PresentDay 2008]].
** ''[[spoiler:[=DoDonPachi=] [=SaiDaiOuJou=]]]'': A sentient doll wants to produce more dolls.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dogyuun}}'']]: An airplane pilots a [[HumongousMecha mecha]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom'']]: Miserly king offers his daughter's hand in marriage to backstabbers, looters and kill-stealers.
* [[spoiler: ''Doki Doki Majo Shinpan'']]: You must save the world from witches by feeling up underage girls.
** Or: God tells you to touch teenaged girls.
* [[spoiler: ''Don't Shoot the Puppy'']]: It gets harder and harder not to kill a dog.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DontStarve'']]: A mad scientist is stranded in a hostile wilderness. He passes the time with cookery, scientific research, and making dummies of himself out of meat and his own facial hair. Later, you get the ability to play as an adorable pyromaniac, a haunted girl, a {{hulk speak}}ing strong-man, a psychotic robot, an insomniac librarian, a lumberjack who talks to his axe, or a wimpy mime.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'']]: A carpenter climbs an unfinished tower in pursuit of a giant beast who has kidnapped his lover. Background music loops once to four times per second.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong Junior'']]: A young lad must rescue his father from a carpenter.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong 3'']]: A man must stop a giant animal from destroying his greenhouse, armed with nothing but a can of bug spray. He is never seen again.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'']]: Apes go jump on banana-stealing crocodiles.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'']]: The crocodiles kidnap the big ape, so his little buddy, along with his girlfriend, goes to rescue him.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'']]: The big ape and his little buddy are missing, so the little buddy's girlfriend and her infant cousin go looking for them.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'']]: The crocodiles prepare to blow up the gorillas' island and steal their bananas again to keep them distracted.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'']]: Musical instruments steal the apes' bananas.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'']]: Big monkeys play little drums along to popular music.
** [[spoiler:''Donkey Kong Jungle Beat'']]: You control a gorilla using bongos.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'']]: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by TheLegionsOfHell. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt.
** [[spoiler:''Doom II: Hell on Earth'']]: TheLegionsOfHell invade Earth. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt. And then he destroys Hell. Purely out of revenge for the death of his pet rabbit.
*** [[spoiler:''Doom 64'']]: TheLegionsOfHell refuse to learn their lesson. The lowly grunt kills their leader, again, and then moves in to Hell.
** [[spoiler:''Doom III'']]: In an AlternateContinuity, a Satanist takes advantage of said teleportation experiments to create a demonic navy for the purposes of world conquest. The same [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt stops it.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/DoomTheRoguelike'']]: A military-industrial conglomerate's experiments with teleportation go wrong and pave the way for an invasion by TheLegionsOfHell. They are soundly defeated by a [[strike:[[OneManArmy berserker-packing MAN-AND-A-HALF]]]] lowly grunt. Only this time, there's less graphics.
* [[spoiler:''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//GU]]'']]: PlayerKilling in an MMORPG is SeriousBusiness.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'']]: Two brothers must rescue a damsel from the bad guys so that they can properly kung-fu fight each other for the right to date her.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'']]: The brothers rescue the damsel again, this time from a [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Skeletor]] clone. High-fives and {{air guitar}}s all around!
* [[spoiler:''Double Dungeons'']]: [[WithThisHerring Knights]] quest to defeat a lot of random baddies to collect alphabet tiles, presumably to play Scrabble with the biggest baddie. [[FragileSpeedster Also they zip around and make car noises]] and [[OneHitPointWonder explode just as spectacularly]] [[spoiler: [[DontExplainTheJoke specifically, the knights in the game would be clocked at over 230MPH based upon how fast they move through the dungeons' tiles and you gain about 2 HP each level but a LOT of attack.]]]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'']]: A hero's attempts to slay a dragon are delayed when everyone makes him/her solve their problems first.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'']]: A hero's attempts to govern his/her lands are impeded by a surprisingly civilized MadScientist and a madwoman with way too many nipples.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles DLC]]'': After the hero bites the big one his/her friend/boyfriend (respectively) has to be the new hero. He fails... HARD.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Golems of Amgarrak DLC]]'': The hero works with two brothers to find out how to make magical piles of rocks and scrap metal.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt DLC]]'': Two years after your girlfriend/ friend runs off with your/your friend/lover's future child she returns. Decide if you want to stab her or not.
** ''[[spoiler:Dragon Age: Origins - Leiliana's Song DLC]]'': A young French thief's idol doesn't turn out to be everything she is cracked up to be.
** ''[[spoiler:VideoGame/DragonAgeII]]'': An UnreliableNarrator pisses off an inquisitor during his interrogation.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'']]: A random soldier searches for [[AncestralWeapon Ancestral Weaponry]] in order to fight a wizard who ran off with the king's daughter. [[ButThouMust Against his will]].
*** Alternatively: Random guy has to go fight a dragon on the other side of a river. But he can't swim and boats don't exist.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'']]: Three random royal cousins run around gaining EXP and Phat Lewt in order to fight an exceptionally bored evil wizard.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'']]: Son of a hero sallies forth to kill the evil villain. He kills the wrong guy.
*** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' for GameBoyColor]]: Same as above, but instead of correcting his mistake, he decides to [[TakeYourTime spend several years]] coin-collecting for the amusement of a bored deity he will probably never meet.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'']]: [[ADayInTheLimelight Random henchmen all have various quests]] that are immediately forgotten once the hero decides to stop hiding in a basement.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'']]: Random guy runs around having adventures and gets married. He would kill the villain, but he can't -- he's not the hero, his son is.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'']]: The hero dies in the opening. His (not so) EvilTwin from an alternate reality takes up the quest.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'']]: Random fisherman's son discovers the entire world has been turned into SealedGoodInACan. Then he opens one too many cans.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'']]: Random troll and his daughter, the horse, chase after an [[MonsterClown evil clown]] with a magic stick.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'']]: Random angel tries to get back into Heaven by collecting glowing fruit.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters'']]: A furby kidnaps a young boy to make him fight in glorified dog fights to find his sister, who was kidnapped by an evil furby.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters 2'']]: Two bored kids cause their island to start sinking, so they grab their father's [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter monstrous monster-farm farm hand]] and go participate in glorified dog fights to find a cork.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart'']]: Creepy old man teleports spoiled rich kid to an oddly familiar alternate universe to be a bureaucrat.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker'']]: Random punk is forced to enter a glorified dog fight because his dad wants him to, only to gain a [[NonHumanSidekick random animal buddy]] and discover that dog fights are ''SeriousBusiness.''
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime'']]: A village of the weakest monster type in the game is attacked by platypi. The one escapee sets out to get revenge. With a [[LostTechnology tomb]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestSwords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors'']]: Son of a legendary swordsman performs amazing feats for a queen who doesn't want to talk to anyone.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'']]: Physically disproportionate D&D characters goes on a quest to save a kingdom from orcs.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'']]: A heartless hero must go on a quest to slay a dragon. It is accomplished by climbing and killing monsters. They are also helped by online avatars of sidekicks by other heartless heroes.
* [[spoiler: ''Dragon's Lair'']]: You follow flashes of light in order to watch an animated fantasy movie. Press the button at ''exactly'' the right moment or you can't watch the next bit.
** [[spoiler: ''Space Ace'']]: Largely the same thing as above, but [[RecycledInSPACE this time it's an animated science fiction movie]].
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'']]: A mute soldier [[ABoyAndHisX and his dragon]] go on a nightmarish quest to exact revenge upon a vicious Empire with the "aid" of several cursed people.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'']]: A guy with nerves in his hair and a CompellingVoice, a guy who wears a [[GasMaskLongcoat gas mask and a lab coat]] and insists on calling the protagonist 'Master', a {{Lady Killer In Love}} with a sword, a stoic hacker with NoSocialSkills and a mysterious BadassBiker band together to save an island from MassHypnosis.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'']]: Save the world from encroaching darkness by making it your personal sketchbook.
** [[spoiler: ''Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)'']]: Fetch quests, and the villain can't remember what her husband looked like.
** [[spoiler: ''Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (DS)'']]: God hides his true motive from himself, and fans wish they'd never asked about the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s' origins.
*** Alternately, The villain darns color just for there to be a world for him to rule. The ending proves a lot of people do not understand magic dreams.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/DrillDozer'']]: A little girl in a tank spends her time stealing rocks.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'']]: A cop goes into a coma, thinks he can possess people, and hunts down an escaped crime lord in his dreams. This is more effective than the entire real-world police force.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DrMario'']]: A blue-collar repairman can cure any disease, but only if he administers the medications in exactly the right order.
** [[spoiler:''Dr. Mario 64'']]: Fat guy steals his pills.
** [[spoiler: ''Dr. Luigi'']]: The same, except the pills are L-shaped.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}'']]: A crew of pirates search for a specific treasure chest.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckHunt'']]: You are a weekend warrior. Your dog indulges in schadenfreude.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales'']]: Money-grubbing duck travels the four corners of the world for more money. People just remember the Moon.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales 2'']] In the lesser known sequel, the-money grabbing duck expands his horizon. One of the level names is also humorously an animal sound.
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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DuckTales Remastered'']]: Same game as the first, now everyone talks. They still remember the Moon. Also more emphasis on story.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemI'']]: Man in a pink vest goes after aspiring world conqueror for interrupting his favorite talk show.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemII'']]: The same pink-shirted man is kidnapped while on his favorite talk show by aliens who want to use his brain to formulate a plan to conquer the world. He escapes using a bomb in his molar.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'']]: The man [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] between games and shoots aliens and corrupt police officers in a quest to save the women of the world.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'']]: The man, after said quest, finds out that a MadScientist is giving a strange substance to creatures in order to turn them into monstrosities. Asskicking ensues.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'']]: The man spends [[DevelopmentHell over a decade]] searching for an alien toilet to park his bricks. He finally found one. In unrelated news, [[CueTheFlyingPigs porcine lifeforms are now airborne.]]
*** Alternatively: Fans have waited fourteen [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']] years to see the Man live out their TwinThreesomeFantasy and [[MonumentalDamage blow up the Hoover Dam]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'']]: Being evil means maintaining an underground dungeon and defending it from daring heroes or other evil people with their own dungeon.
* [[spoiler:''Dungeon Maker'']]: To bring prosperity back to a dying town, an intrepid warrior must provide shelter for new inhabitants...and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman kill them in droves]].
* [[spoiler:''Dungeons'']]: A lover's quarrel leads a man to take his frustration out on random warriors totally unrelated to the conflict.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from prison. He ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) gets [[YetAnotherStupidDeath repeatedly killed]] by [[MascotMook burrowing penguins]] in the process.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: Realm of the Diggle Gods]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from a larger prison. He ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) can also become an emo or a vegan, and there are inexplicable statues of penguin gods.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: You Have to Name the Expansion Pack]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows tries to keep an old man from escaping from the same prison as before. This expansion pack doesn't even have a name.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor Dungeons of Dredmor: Conquest of the Wizardlands]]'']]: Some shmuck with BigOlEyebrows does the usual stuff, and can also visit randomly generated places where he ([[PurelyAestheticGender or she]]) can die even more easily. There are now vampire penguins and murderous magical vegetables, and our shmuck can use powers of communism.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Dustforce}}'']], you have tools for sweeping dust. You need to clean the floors, walls, ceilings and other objects.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'']]: A game with way outdated graphics for its time, yet with absurdly high system requirements. It has been released way [[PerpetualBeta before it's fully developed]] and can crash without warning. Gameplay has absurd physics, [[ArtificialStupidity AI is stupid]], and the game's actually {{unwinnable}}.
** Micromanage a collection of absent-minded, depressed, alcoholic midgets with beards into building an underground house in the middle of a hostile wilderness. The official motto of the game is "Losing is fun!"
*** A fantasy world generator/simulator pairing worryingly accurate down-to-the-atom realistic game mechanics with outdated, 3-decades-ago, unrealistic ASCII graphics.
** [[spoiler:Fortress Mode]]: A bunch of midgets that often refuse to listen to you build a fortress. The fortress will crumble. Then, build some more fortress. Repeat.
** [[spoiler:Adventure Mode]]: You're a person in a giant world. There's no story, no direction whatsoever and you get brutally murdered by everything.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy'']]: A puppet saves the world by headbutting everyone and everything he comes across.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'']]: The same story retold in slightly different ways seven times.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} (Mother 2)'']]: Four kids face such horrific monsters as moving traffic signs, violent hippies, animate cups of coffee, and living fire hydrants in order to stop a time-traveling facelike entity.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'']]: Three kids defeat the aforementioned time-traveling facelike entity ten years earlier (when he still had a body and wasn't a facelike entity) -- by singing to him.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'']]: An emotionally broken boy and his dog try to stop a fat old man who uses television and lightning to control an island, with the help of weird people (and their pets).
*** Or, as put on the series's fansite's forums: Transvestites defend the world by giving a giant dragon acupuncture.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017'']]: Every '50s monster movie happens at once. Only you can save mankind.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'']]: A space suit falls onto an ordinary earthworm, who then saves a space princess from a giant queen termite...then [[DropTheCow a cow falls on the princess]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EatLeadTheReturnOfMattHazard'']]: The greatest video game hero you've never heard of tries to make his big comeback.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'']]: Magic dolphin travels through time to heal an ancient being by going to the past and smacking it in the balls. eh also fights aliens and doesnt afraid of anything.
** [[spoiler:''Tides of Time'']]: Magic dolphin follows flying magic dolphin to a time that doesn't exist yet to get orders from slain ancient being to reconstruct it in the present from body parts that have been scattered to a ''different'' time that doesn't exist yet. Then a dolphin army fights aliens. And you vanish. [[GainaxEnding Maybe.]]
** [[spoiler:''Ecco Jr.'']]: Magic dolphin takes time off from time travel and xenocide to play educational games with small children.
** [[spoiler:''Defender of the Future'']]: Aliens break time, magic dolphin makes it worse a few times before getting it right.
* [[spoiler:''Eco Fighters'']]: [[GreenAesop Save the world from pollution]]...by [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]], with help from [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EcoQuest'']]: A 10-year-old boy dives after a talking dolphin to discover ancient and heavily-littered Greek ruins at the bottom of the ocean, populated by talking fish who live in tenements. Everything is blamed on nuclear waste.
** [[spoiler:''Eco Quest 2'']]: Same boy is kidnapped by talking river otters in the deep (and heavily-littered) rainforest. He visits an English-speaking [[SmallSecludedWorld native village]] and (when it burns down) thwarts a [[ForTheEvulz single-minded]] poacher by planting a tree.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'']]: The Moon hates the Earth, so a plane from the moon is sent down to wreak havoc on Earth. The plane fights a griffin, a dragon, a shrimp, a spider, a wall lizard, an amphibian, a thunderbird, a mad monkey, a vulture, a black ghost, and a couple of HumongousMecha.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'']]: The monarchy solves problems cheaply by sending [[ProtagonistWithoutAPast amnesiac]] convicts to tackle them.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'']]: A convict must reconstruct a dismantled stick that the Emperor's advisor spitefully broke.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'']]: With no convicts on hand, the monarchy sends a rare non-convict to perform an exorcism and inspect the mail system.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'']]: Another convict fights a clingy former drinking buddy with a [[OrcusOnHisThrone serious sleep disorder]] over who gets to keep [[BeatStillMyHeart a dead guy's heart]].
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal'']]: That same convict reunites with his former girlfriend, and they have a disagreement.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon'']]: The convict is then invited to a hunting trip, and ends up getting into fights with all the other hunters.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'']]: Another convict delivers a necklace, then travels around the world closing doors whenever they find them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine'']]: That same convict takes a job guarding a church and beats up a very old man recently returned from retirement.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles'']]: That same convict goes into politics and eventually goes crazy.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'']]: A convict [[SequelEscalation on death row]] learns to read and speak a new language, one word at a time, and then solves the world's problems by yelling at them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard'']]: That same convict gets a job looking for inordinately heavy pieces of paper that apparently have the location of a mid-tier weapon written on them.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire'']]: That same convict builds a house and adopts a kid.
*** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn'']]: That same convict enters a giant library and gets into a fight with some other guy who also solves his problems by shouting at them.
** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls Legends: Battlespire'']]: A school student uses his skills to clear unwanted critters from his training grounds.
** [[spoiler:''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard'']]: A pirate looks for a lost sibling, damaging the growing hegemony in the process.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Elebits}}'']]: A bitter young child neglected by his parents releases his anger by shooting ridiculously cute Pokemon-like creatures. This is rated E.
* [[spoiler: ''Electroplankton'']]: Microscopic underwater creatures...make music.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EliminateDown'']]: Shoot aliens. Save Earth. One of those games that almost nobody knows.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'']]: [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] solve everyone's problems through spontaneous song and dance numbers.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/{{Elvira}} Elvira II: Jaws of Cerberus]]'']]: Your girlfriend gets kidnapped by a dog. On your way to save her, you are assisted by a janitor, a priest and Dr. Frankenstein.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EndWar'']]: Terrorists cause WorldWarIII. You can optionally use your voice to win it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EndlessOcean'']]: Your employer doesn't care how much time you waste; just so long as you eventually touch as many fish as possible, you're on their payroll.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'']]: AuthorAvatar and MsFanservice kill a bunch of slimes before the game gets interesting. Features blatant copyright violations, and is an RPG that solely consists of battles.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 2'']]: After retconning the bad ending from the first game, the same two warriors go across a damaged planet and eventually defeat a Nazi, [[DefeatMeansFriendship who joins the party for the third game]].
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 3'']]: First game in the series to introduce an overworld, the group of three from before try to kill a monster that they woke up by poking it.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 3.3: Bullet Heaven'']]: The same three people, their TeamPet, and [[EarlyBirdCameo a girl who hasn't appeared in the main series yet]] shoot at stuff. All of the bosses involve cats.
** [[spoiler:''Epic Battle Fantasy 4'']]: A forest ranger gets pissed off at the heroes of the first overworld game for stealing everything that's not nailed down, while doing the same thing herself, and seeks them to chew them out, ending up redeeming catkind.
*** Alternatively: CatsAreMean. Except the one following you.
* [[spoiler:''Escape Goat'']]: A purple goat tries to escape from the dungeon with an orange rat while rescuing sheep.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'']]: People from various parts of time are wrongfully murdered and must fight in a tournament held by a fluorescent purple deity for one of them to regain their lives.
** [[spoiler: ''Eternal Champions: Challenge From The Dark Side'']]: An evil fluorescent blue deity interferes and adds more competitors including wrongfully murdered animals and TheGrimReaper.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'']]: Girl discovers a [[TomeOfEldritchLore scary book]] in a big creepy mansion. [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Insanity ensues]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'']]: The result of dumping characters from KeyVisualArts works into massive (fan-made) CharacterDerailment.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EternalSonata'']]: Fredric Chopin's life flashes before his eyes as an anime-styled JRPG right before he dies.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'']]: Explorers make maps of an underground forest.
** [[spoiler: ''Etrian Odyssey 2'']]: Explorers make maps of the interior of a giant tree.
** [[spoiler: ''Etrian Odyssey 3'']]: Explorers make maps of a basement beneath a giant tree and the ocean around it.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'']] Try to keep inflation down for 400 years.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EVEOnline'']]: The fanciest frontend to Microsoft Excel you'll ever see.
** Alternately: Play as one of elite space ship captains, most of which spend maybe a couple hours in space every day.
*** Alternately: Hardcore Economics: The MMORPG
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'']]: Bored sleep-deprived people contemplate time travel, parallel dimensions and love. To understand what's really going on you have to beat the game at least five times.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'']]: A cute, primitive Mario clone that requires you to change the look of the environment to progress. [[spoiler: To hell [[FromBadToWorse and beyond.]]]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'']]: In his quest to meet a hot girl, a small fish learns to be a real boy, killing everybody and everything along the way, from sharks to bees to dinosaurs to yetis to giant cells. Only the aliens survive.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EvilGenius'']]: Build your own [[SupervillainLair underground lair]], populate it with booby traps, and interrogate enemy agents by [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment sticking them in a mixing bowl]].
** Or, alternately, a ''Film/JamesBond'' villain's revenge fantasy.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'']]: A band of adventurers venture into the city sewers to fight an unknown evil. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
** [[spoiler:''Eye Of The Beholder II'']]: The same band of adventurers visit the temple. They forget to bring a map with them, and get lost.
** [[spoiler:''Dungeon Hack'']]: A lone adventurer ventures into a castle to find a magic artifact. Unlike a certain band of adventurers, he brings a map with him, and doesn't get lost.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' (general)]]: Watch as your virtual paper doll changes appearance based on whether you smash dudes, shoot dudes, blow up dudes with your mind, or some combination thereof.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable|I}}'']]: A boy grows up in a colourful fantasy world, and embarks on a quest for revenge against a man in a party mask.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable II}}'']]: A boy (or girl) and his dog grow up in a colourful fantasy world, and embark on a quest for revenge against a rich nobleman. He has the help of an inscrutable blind woman, a fat chick with a sledgehammer, a heavily-tattooed black guy, and a smug bisexual pirate.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fable III}}'']]: A boy (or girl) decides he can do a better job than his brother at politics, so he and his dog embark on a quest to start a revolution.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Facade}}'']]: Amazing new text recognition technology allows you to communicate seamlessly with a couple of stuttering, maladjusted, insufferable idiots.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', née ''Echo Bazaar'']]: Some time ago, a major European city was stolen by bats. Well, maybe not stolen. Now, Cthulhu's human (ish) cousins rub shoulders with devils, golems, and foreigners while the player character decides what to do with himself/herself/none-of-the-above.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' (series)]]: An individual walks through hostile, often lonesome wasteland in the aftermath of a worldwide thermonuclear war. Also, everyone's still culturally in TheFifties.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'']]: A youth is sent off to find replacement parts for the community's water purifier. The game starts with you walking out of a rat-infested cave [[QuicksandBox with little idea of where to go or what to do.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'']]: A youth goes looking for something to help the family farm. The game starts with you running through a cave [[ExecutiveMeddling for flimsy reasons.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'']]: A youth goes looking for a missing parental unit. The game starts with you shooting out of your mom's vagina into the waiting arms of Creator/LiamNeeson.
*** [[spoiler: ''The Pitt'']]: Youth liberates a town's populace by becoming a baby-snatcher.
*** [[spoiler: ''Operation: Anchorage'']]: Youth plays TheMostDangerousVideoGame so a bunch of jerks can open a door.
*** [[spoiler: ''Mothership Zeta'']]: Youth is abducted by aliens who want to weaponize a children's toy.
*** [[spoiler: ''Broken Steel'']]: Youth is {{railroad|ing}}ed into blowing up a BaseOnWheels.
*** [[spoiler: ''Point Lookout'']]: Youth is attacked by rednecks, drugged and lobotomized.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'']]: A postal worker goes postal while looking for a missing package. The game starts with you getting shot in the face.
*** [[spoiler: ''Dead Money'']]: The postal worker teams up with a schizophrenic, a mute, and a lounge singer to get into a basement.
*** [[spoiler: ''Honest Hearts'']]: The postal worker goes hiking with the natives.
*** [[spoiler: ''Old World Blues'']]: The postal worker does science while two light switches, a robotic planter, and a scientist make sexual advances toward said worker.
*** [[spoiler: ''Lonesome Road'']]: The postal worker has a homecoming party with another coworker.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel'']]: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and looks for an ancient bomb shelter. The game starts with you immediately shoved into a mission with two useless teammates who keep shooting you in the back.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FalloutBrotherhoodOfSteel'']]: A youth joins a techno-religious organization and is sent to Texas to find some lost soldiers. After fighting a {{Stripperiffic}} woman and a 10-foot-tall ghoul priest, you confront a super mutant who turns into a giant biomass, who you proceed to [[YouNukeEm nuke]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures'']]: A man embarks on elaborate quests to wake up a penguin, get revenge on a rabbit for stealing his ice-cream, and save his sister from a band of pirates who want her as captain instead of their current wussy one. All of the above (except the sister) are better drawn than him.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FarCry'']]: Ex-Special Forces fellow needs to save reporter from mercenaries and mutants on a tropical island.
** [[spoiler:''FarCry: Instincts'']]: A mad scientist and his triggery-happy mercenaries blow up a man's boat. The man gets a [[PowerFist mean right hook]].
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 2}}'']]: Some other guy attempts to kick [[AcceptableTargets African warlord]] ass despite a malaria infection.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 3}}'']]: A [[ThisLoserIsYou douchebag twenty-something]] tries to save his douchebag twenty-something friends from a {{Ruthless Modern Pirate|s}} on a tropical island with a magic tattoo.
** [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'']]: 80's action movie: The game.
* [[spoiler:''Farm Simulator'']]:: You own a run down farm in Europe on some unnamed island and you need to modernize it, make it produce money, and work hard for it to work for you.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FatPrincess'']]: Two teams of SuperDeformed fantasy heroes test the old adage "fat people are harder to kidnap".
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame'']]: A teenaged girl screams at rope and takes pictures of dead people.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 2'']]: Twin lolis take pictures of dead people who make grabby hands at them.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 3'']]: A depressed photographer, alongside the depressed protagonist of the first game and a not-quite-as-depressed-as-everyone-else nonfiction writer wander around a dream manor and take pictures of dead people.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFrame 4'']]: A teenaged girl goes to an abandoned sanatorium to try and remember things, and ends up taking pictures of dead people. Two other teenaged girls go there too, and one of them takes pictures of dead people like the other girl. There is also a detective, and he shines a flashlight at dead people.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury'']]: Three men enter a city-wide fighting tournament. The last opponent is the sponsor. [[SNKBoss He can whup their asses.]]
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'']]: The sponsor's half-brother foots the bill for the next tournament. Everyone plays the UpdatedRerelease instead.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FatalFury 3'']]: The sponsor of the first tournament steals a book from twins who have a psychopath on their payroll. ''Bad move''.
** [[spoiler:''Real Bout VideoGame/FatalFury'']]: Several martial artists band together to break into corporate property and kill the CEO.
** [[spoiler:''Garou: Mark of the Wolves'']]: A young man has issues with his maternal uncle.
* [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/FatalHearts'']]: A teenage girl has a nightmare and tries to get herself killed by acting too dumb to live. Also, there are vampires and werewolves involved. Wait, that sounds [[Literature/{{Twilight}} kind of familiar.]]
* [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'']]: A bunch of dead guys fight over a cup.
** [[spoiler:''Fate'']]: An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent falls in love with King Arthur and learns about mythology.
** [[spoiler:''Unlimited Blade Works'']]: Superhero from the future attempts to kill self, thwarted by self. Ancient king learns the value of fake weaponry.
** [[spoiler:''Heaven's Feel'']]: Nice girl goes insane and eats a town despite Medusa's best efforts. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent decides that ethics suck and beats up a priest.
* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'']]: Mom tells her son to go eat people she doesn't like. Her other son gets in the way, and she tries to make them get along.
** Alternatively: A battalion of soldiers made up entirely of clones of their commander go rogue because the commander's dead mother told him to. His mute, time-freezing twin brother murders them all while hallucinating a lot.
*** [[spoiler:''F.E.A.R.'' expansions]]: A dead psychic comes back as a poltergeist and decides he hates all his brother's new friends. A [[{{Expy}} bald-yet-otherwise-identical man]] looks for mercenaries in the sewers on Creator/SteveBlum's orders.
** ''[[spoiler: Project Origin]]'': A Delta Force operative becomes the object of affection for a ghost. [[{{Yandere}} She does not take 'no' for an answer]].
*** ''[[spoiler:F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn]]'': A clone soldier goes on a bad acid trip and murders his entire platoon.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.3.A.R]]'']]: The bickering sons, one of whom is dead, work together to kill their mother and kidnap their sister. The fate of the world is at stake.
* [[spoiler:''Feeding Frenzy'']]: Fish (and eventually, a mammal) eat their way to the top of the food chain.
** [[spoiler:''Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown'']]: Fish save the sea from a strange fish, by eating each other.
* [[spoiler:''Feel the Magic: XY/XX'']]: Engage in bizarre, death-defying, or just plain stupid activities to try to impress a girl, with the help of performance artists in silly costumes. Also, there are villains, though their motives are unknown.
** [[spoiler:''The Rub Rabbits!'']]: Prequel to the above game, with similar storyline, though there are now other guys who are also in love with the girl that you're in love with, and the villain is female. At the end, you become the leader and founder of the eponymous troupe, and the other guys make up the rest of the troupe.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FightersMegamix'']]: A game with no story features characters from many different games including a giant fighting bean, a bomb-throwing duck named Bean, and a standing, fighting car.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/FinalFantasy'']]: Series of stories whose only common factors are a species of overgrown yellow birds, white teddy bears with wings, flying boats, and a bunch of guys with the same name...oh, and crystals. Lots of crystals.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'']]: A group of fated warriors solve global warming through violence. Crystal balls figure heavily.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'']]: Three friends join LaResistance and indulge in self-mutilation to become stronger. You spend half the game trying to check out a banned library book.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'']]: World's greatest magician forgets to do a background check on his apprentices.
*** Snubbed at his birthday party, an easily angered man attempts to destroy multiple worlds to slight the gift-giver.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'']]: Man meets his long last brother while being betrayed by his best friend. ''[[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Twice]].'' A SpaceWhale eventually comes into play.
** [[spoiler:''TheAfterYears'']]: The people from the above game team up with their kids to stop a guy that also has a fortress on the moon and wields an army of little girls.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'']]: Group of strangers become the protectors of the {{Cosmic Keystone}}s. They are ''incredibly'' bad at their job. Also, their arch enemy is [[WhenTreesAttack a tree]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'']]: An amnesiac rebels against her former employers, one of whom is a [[MonsterClown clown.]]
*** Quoted directly from ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': "There's a guy trying to destroy the world because he's a dick."
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'']]: A celebrity stalker is lied to by his girlfriend, while a momma's boy has a temper tantrum. Side plots include racing birds, stealing motorcycles, the militant arm of Green Peace, and everyone feels bad because the [[KillTheCutie Cutie]] gets cut by a Ginsu knife.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/CrisisCore Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: A charming young soldier meets some interesting people, then gets killed by his employer.
*** Or...Gackt recites bad poetry while all hell breaks loose.
*** Or: You play as a PunchClockVillain working for the local MegaCorp while all your coworkers gradually die, go insane, or both, and eventually wind up on the receiving end of DeathByOriginStory.
*** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: Undead gunman fights color-coded bad guys and angsts over his ex-girlfriend.
*** [[spoiler: ''[[VideoGame/BeforeCrisis Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII]]'']]: A group of well-dressed youngsters beat up environmentalists.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'']]: Teenage mercenaries use ThePowerOfFriendship to fight time-traveling sorceresses.
*** Alternatively, six brain-damaged friends attempt to save the world, only to ensure the villain's rise to power in the process.
*** Or: Robin Williams and Demi Moore decide to get a divorce, thousands of innocent people die as a result.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'']]: Thieves kidnap a young princess as part of a political coup. They're the good guys.
*** Alternatively, the angel of death and his friends have a heated discussion with the angel's estranged family on the ethics of [[{{Pun}} terraforming]] an occupied planet.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'']]: A pro underwater ballplayer's [[DoomedHometown hometown is blown up]] by a giant SpaceWhale. One thousand years later, he goes on a quest to beat up his father [[spoiler:''who has become Satan'']].
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'']]: A young woman searches for her lost love by playing dress-up.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'']]: One person (But not really) does odd jobs for the nations of the world, which range from checking on miners to stopping an EvilOverlord born out of racism...and said miners.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Rise of The Zilart'']]: Same person (But again, not really) teams up with [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja/Samurai-Pirates]] and a big, angry non-human ScaryBlackMan to stop two rich and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld old]] [[{{Bishonen}} pretty boys]] from trying to go to Heaven, which could mean TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Chains of Promathia'']]: Again, same person (And ''again'', not really) snoops around some broken glass and begins having to fight everyone and their uncle to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt (Yes, again) while a JerkSue acts like she owns the show, although she helps you fight the BigBad at the end along with a birdman (Who is [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw certainly not a lawyer]]). Also, the resident abomination resembles fart gas.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan'']]: Person from all the others (''Still'' not really) goes to a eastern empire and gets forced to take orders from a bipolar talking cat. Ends up in a plot with TheGrimReaper and a HumongousMecha. This person [[IdiotBall seems to have lost some IQ points during the trip over.]]
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI: Wings of the Goddess'']]: The person gets in adventure for the fifth time (And for the fifth time, not really solo), this time by getting eaten and spit out by giant mouths into a war, and has adventures with a showgirl and another cat.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'']]: A callow orphan joins a princess leading a resistance against an [[TheEmpire evil empire]]. Along the way, he's mentored by a wise older knight. They're joined by a charming scoundrel, his tall, furry partner, an excitable half-pint, a suave black dude, and a stuffy British person. A guy in black armor gets in the way a lot, as does his boss TheEmperor. There's twins and daddy issues too. [[SarcasmMode It's totally not based on]] ''Franchise/StarWars''. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Really]].
*** Alternately, you must kill 10 people in cold blood to be able to wear your new leather hat.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings]]'']]: The cast of ''Franchise/StarWars'' finds a FloatingContinent, and liberates angels from God. Meanwhile, a woman tries to kill everyone, whilst mourning her {{lost love|Montage}}r.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'']]: Six people get matching tattoos and spend the game trying to figure out why before the tattoos turn them into crystals or ''Franchise/SilentHill'' residents.
*** Alternatively, six self-loathing bastards argue the meaning of friendship and their newly acquired mystical tattoos. Millions die in the process.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'']]: A mysterious young man and his plucky female companion travel through time, fighting monsters and solving world-ending problems along the way. ...[[Series/DoctorWho Wait]].
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'']]: The heroine of the first game returns to try and fix the TimeCrash the heroes of the previous game caused by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero achieving that game's]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero "good" ending]]''.
**** [[spoiler:The ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' series in-general]]: Square's attempt to create a meta-franchise spectacularly implodes after two thirds of the promised games fall into DevelopmentHell and emerge half a decade later stripped of their XIII's.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'']]: One person (But not really) does odd jobs for the nations of the world, [[ObviousBeta then receives a personal apology from God]].
*** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn'']]: The aforementioned apology.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'']]: A LonelyRichKid and his [[FiveManBand metrosexual friends]] break the laws of physics and kill a horde of {{Mooks}} in a desperate bid to escape DevelopmentHell.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'']]: Brave heroes join up to hunt down the source of the world's air pollution. They argue over who gets stuck with a bucket.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: MyLifeAsAKing'']]: A prepubescent royal bureaucrat sends the children of his country's poor off to die in dungeons while he stays at home and consoles their families.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: MyLifeAsADarklord'']]: Daughter of the above game's BigBad defends her floating tower from the prepubescent royal bureaucrat's [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy Type-0}}'']]: An average semester at the local WizardingSchool ends in [[BloodierAndGorier genocide]].
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'']]: Amongst a GambitPileup, a guy tries to save his sister from Jesus.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'']]: You and your little brother and friends get sucked into an idealized alternate world, and you don't think staying is healthy. [[InternetBackdraft Gamers go to war over whether this is right.]]
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'']]: You need to complete your schoolwork.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'']]: An EvilOverlord makes up a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo prophecy foretelling his defeat]] as a joke. It backfires.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend'']]: God plays a prank on you. You seek revenge through steroid use and cannibalism.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend II'']]: Four friends go treasure hunting for GreenRocks.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Legend III'']]: A guy, his girlfriend and two mutes travel through time and space to fix the local plumbing problem.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']]: A boy meets a young woman standing over a dead body in the woods and goes to great lengths to protect her from the local authorities.
** [[spoiler:''Final Fantasy Fables: VideoGame/ChocobosDungeon'']]: An oversized chicken almost destroys the world by warping itself into peoples' brains and restoring their horrible memories.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'']]: An ethereal girl tells a handful of adventurers [[{{Crossover}} from different worlds]] to collect stones so that they can beat up a giant four-armed demon.
*** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy]]'']]: The ethereal girl and four-armed demon take turns absolutely trolling everyone via a GroundhogDayLoop.
*** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy'']]: The ethereal girl tells the adventurers to travel long distances and slay enemies to power a stone. The four-armed demon shows up eventually.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FinalFight'']]: [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking City mayor]] and his buddies [[BeatEmUp beat up]] mobsters.
* [[spoiler:''Franchise/FireEmblem'']]: Stories of incest and power plays where everyone only has one life.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Shadow Dragon]]'']]: A blue-haired pants-less prince sets off to save the world from a evil priest who wants to resurrect a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil great dragon]]. Along the way, he'll meet a handful of [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]](only one of which he actually [[CannotSpitItOut pursues]]), a shapeshifting [[CuteMonsterGirl dragon girl]], and others who join up and kill the [[BigBad dragon]].
** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem'']]: The same blue-haired pants-less prince loses his kingdom again when an ally performs a FaceHeelTurn. He joins up with old friends to get back his kingdom. Also, the dragon from before is involved and the blue-haired wonder becomes king of the world.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'']]: A hero goes to rescue a captured princess and gets caught up in a plot that has his wife brainwashed and made to breed with her half brother to resurrect a dark god. Oh, and he gets killed as soon as he learns of this.
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'']]: Two girls are kidnapped by a [[TheQuisling traitorous]] Duke. This all leads to a 15 year old boy and a RagtagBunchOfMisfits killing a religious leader.
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'']]: Red haired child Casanova needs to go stop a militant country from crushing the world, as well as its ruler, who made a soulless dragon girl his bitch.
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'']]: The father of the hero of the prequel which is actually the sequel goes off on a journey to find his dad with the help of two musical dragons. Then he has to go stop a {{Gonk}} from destroying the world and sucking out everyone's soul in the universe.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'']]: A guy's dad dies. This results in global war and nearly ends the world. Comes with the usual side order of [[CuteMonsterGirl dragons]].
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'']]: A mercenary leads a war against the kingdom whose top general [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. He has the help of [[{{Animorphism}} a race of people who can change into animals]].
*** [[spoiler:''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'']]: A holy goddess decides to punish her creations for going to war too much by [[KillAllHumans killing them all]]. The mercenary in the previous game teams up with a side character from the previous game, his girlfriend and the goddess's "Evil" counterpart to kill the holy goddess first.
** [[spoiler:''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'']]: A thousand or so years after the first game, another blue haired prince learns that love can bloom on the battlefield and meets his KidFromTheFuture. He can also summon heroes from other worlds... [[DownloadableContent for a price.]]
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FireShark'']]: A biplane burns everything to the ground.
* [[spoiler:''The Firemen'']]: A Dynamic Duo of everyday heroes fight flamigerous demons in a world where thermodynamics have gone completely haywire and do as they please.
* [[spoiler:''Fish Fillets'']]: Two fish push objects. In one year after the game was published, only six people finished it.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FlatOut'']]: You race. [[WreakingHavok Almost]] [[ShowsDamage everything]] [[RagdollPhysics breaks]] [[DieChairDie when you crash into them]].
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Flower}}'']]: You mainly just open flowers. You can't lose. The environment is your only enemy but cannot beat you anyway.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Folklore}}'']]: Amnesiac Irish girl and occult magazine reporter attempt to solve a murder mystery connected to her past.
* [[spoiler:''Food Fight'']]: Eat ice cream before it melts. If you fail, tons of food throws itself at you.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'']]: Guy founds his master's future undoing. He performs [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome many awesome feats]] on the way.
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'']]: The guy from the first game dies. His masters clone him back and try to make him evil. It doesn't work and he kills himself multiple times to attempt to get revenge on them.
* [[spoiler:''Forgotten Worlds'']]: Two flying, shirtless guys armed with guns go on a quest to kill a deity.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/ForumWarz'']]: Lay waste to a copy of the Internet.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon'']]: A boy tries to find a girlfriend AfterTheEnd.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'']]: SpaceIsAnOcean that appears to be [[SpaceCompression approximately the size of Rhode Island.]] You fight evil blue aliens determined to wipe out humanity, and a bunch of German stereotypes.
* [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/FreeSpace: The Great War'']]: Quasi-fascist human military state teams up with philosophy-spouting desert-dwelling aliens to drive off evil space bugs intent on killing anyone who is not an evil space bug and a doomsday cult with spaceships. FeaturelessProtagonist pilot single-handedly leads the quasi-fascists to victory in his SpaceFighter.
** [[spoiler: ''[=FreeSpace 2=]'']]: The humans and aliens have merged into the United Nations [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]] They fight evil space racists and then the evil space bugs show up and start killing people again. FeaturelessProtagonist pilot amasses an enormous body count and the space bugs blow up a star and leave for no apparent reason.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'']]: An amphibian tries to return to his home in the river. [[SuperDrowningSkills He can't swim.]]
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'']]: Spaceship crew attempts to outrun an ever-expanding rebel pursuit force in order to scuttle their forces, steal their parts, and eventually destroy their mothership.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FullThrottle'']]: A GeniusBruiser BadassBiker wanders the desert and makes a WrenchWench the president of a car company.
* [[spoiler:''Fuzion Frenzy'']]: Four people compete with each other in minigame competitions to dominate the universe. All to the tune of an ingratiating narrator.
* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/FZero'']]: Aliens and monsters race in cars that have no wheels. These cars will explode if they hit the sides of the tracks. And you listen to butt-rock.

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* [[''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] saves the kingdom from a tyrannical despot by kicking everything. Also, you're all bugs.

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* [[''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] saves the kingdom from a tyrannical despot by kicking everything. Also, you're all bugs.
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* [[''VideoGame/{{Bugdom}}'']]: An [[TheEveryman everyman]] saves the kingdom from a tyrannical despot by kicking everything. Also, you're all bugs.
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* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TwelveThirteen 1213]]]]'': A clone busts out of a prison in a laboratory complex in space, finds out he shouldn't even have bothered.

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* [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TwelveThirteen 1213]]]]'': A clone busts out of a prison in a laboratory complex in space, finds out he shouldn't even have bothered. Note: This also perfectly describes [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MysteryOfTimeAndSpace'']].


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* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}]]: Escape a minimalist labyrinth of AlienGeometries (and learn some life lessons) by shooting cubes out of a gun in the right place, at the right time, in the right way.
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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'']]: A group of four people go on a road trip across a zombie-infected United States. Meanwhile, an old Nicaraguan [[KneeCapping shoots out a bunch of people's knees]], which Joint Special Operations Command tries to stop by shooting everyone in a nuclear testing site over and over.
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* [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 2'']]: Origami shoots other origami IN SPACE with better bosses!
** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/AreaFlat 3'']]: Origami shoots other origami with much better graphics and gameplay!
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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with slightly different modern, present day weaponry again. Stuff still blows up.

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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'']]: Fight over the second bunch of meaningless flags with slightly different modern, present day weaponry again, again. Stuff still blows up.
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