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14th Jan '18 4:06:23 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/PandorasTower''
** A counter on the screen shows you how far Elena's transformation has advanced. Let it run out and the game ends, with Aeron returning to a ruined Observatory to see Elena fully transformed. He lets himself be killed by her, the narration goes on to explain that Elena has united Elyria with an army of monsters under her rule, then cue the GameOver.
** Ending D isn't technically a GameOver, but it mixes this with YouLoseAtZeroTrust: If you defeat the ninth Master, but neglected Elena in spite of being reminded several times that ThePowerOfLove is one of the few things that keep her curse at bay, she will die (by your hand, no less) and the game will end before unlocking the last two towers.

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* ''VideoGame/PandorasTower''
** A
In ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'', a counter on the screen shows you how far Elena's transformation has advanced. Let it run out and the game ends, with Aeron returning to a ruined Observatory to see Elena fully transformed. He lets himself be killed by her, the narration goes on to explain that Elena has united Elyria with an army of monsters under her rule, then cue the GameOver.
** Ending D isn't technically a GameOver, but it mixes this with YouLoseAtZeroTrust: If you defeat the ninth Master, but neglected Elena in spite of being reminded several times that ThePowerOfLove is one of the few things that keep her curse at bay, she will die (by your hand, no less) and the game will end before unlocking the last two towers.
GameOver.
14th Jan '18 1:47:23 PM Wheatenlyric950
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** In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/LastWindow'', in Chapter 10, [[spoiler:if you go to Frank's room and accuse him of spraying you on the 4th floor in Chapter 9, no matter what you do after that point, you will eventually head back to Room 406 only to be sprayed again, resulting in a GameOver. You're actually supposed to go to Margaret's room and accuse her instead, but the game in the previous chapter leads you to believe that it's Frank who's up to no good.]]
14th Jan '18 1:39:23 PM Wheatenlyric950
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* ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' has two:
** If you lie to Summer in the bar at the beginning of chapter 7, Summer will get discouraged and check out of the hotel before the night ends. Dunning thinks Kyle had something to do with it because he overheard Summer's mumble of wishing he never talked to him, but instead of kicking Kyle out, he will tell him to not worry about it and drags him to the bar where he spends the entire night drinking with him.
** Also, if you [[spoiler:check too many items while locked up in a airtight room at one point in chapter 10, Kyle will run out of oxygen and die. Interestingly, the Game Over screen still shows Kyle leaving the hotel.]]
11th Jan '18 10:17:55 AM PaladinPhoenix
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** VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}} and VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} both have a built-in time limit -- if this is ever reached, a small cinematic with the words "THE END" plays and the game quits back to the title screen. It takes about thirteen years of game time though, so it's really no bother unless you're actively seeking it out.

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** VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}} and VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} both have a built-in time limit -- if this is ever reached, a small cinematic with the words "THE END" plays and the game quits back to the title screen. It takes about 150 days[[note]]at least until you get the water chip, then it's 400 total days[[/note]] in the first game and thirteen years of game time in the second game, though, so it's really no bother unless you're actively seeking it out.out[[note]]The 150 day time limit is surprisingly generous: you can finish the main quest in 50-80 days if you're slow and/or don't know what you're doing, and the 400 day time limit is enough time to finish every quest in the game with time to spare, while the 13 year limit of the second game requires a lot of actual patience to reach since you have to wander the overworld for a long, ''long'' time[[/note]].
6th Jan '18 8:17:17 PM wolftickets1969
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* In the original ''VideoGame/TestDrive'', if take too long to reach a gas station, you are told that you are "driving too slow to have a sports car", and the game ends there, regardless of the number of lives remaining. If you rear-end a police car, you also get an instant Game Over.
6th Jan '18 4:08:36 PM infernape612
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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', if the player opts to kill Ryoji, it'll result with the entire party losing their memories and living happily about their "bright future". Except that an apocalypse will destroy humanity. [[PlayerPunch Something the player is aware of.]]
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', if someone appears on the Midnight Channel, you have to rescue the person from the TV world before a certain date passes. If the deadline passes and you didn't save the person, said person will die when the fog is at its heaviest. Your hero collapses and you are then given the option to exit to the title screen or flash back seven days to try again. The stated in-game reason for this Game Over is not because the person dies (though that's obviously the motivation), but because the death frustrates any further attempts by the hero to investigate the murders due to lack of clues or information. And the very last person -- if you fail, instead, one of the characters calls the hero to tell them that shadows are coming out of the TV, and suddenly cuts off with a scream.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'':
*** Like in ''Persona 4'', if you fail to complete the dungeon in time as you inevitably get yourself in a situation where you must change the heart of your target or face charges and certain jail time due to any violation breaking your parole, you're shown a sequence where you are [[spoiler: sitting at LeBlanc when cops come in to arrest you under a warrant with Sojiro on different levels of disbelief and disappointment]], however [[ItsAWonderfulFailure the reasons are unique to each dungeon]]. There are three variations of this kind of game over, and a take on "ButThouMust" during the finale. They are:
*** For the first five major dungeons, not completing them by their respective end dates has [[spoiler:the protagonist falsely remember what happened after that, with the consequences being unpleasant. Not completing Kamoshida's dungeon has Ryuji, Mishima and the protagonist being expelled from Shujin as the reason with a very disappointed Sojiro; not completing Madarame's dungeon has Madarame press charges against Yusuke's will after the exhibition closes; not completing Kaneshiro's dungeon has Makoto being found by the police at an "illegal services shop" and muttering your name after being brutally beaten and drugged; not completing Futaba's dungeon has her committing suicide and the Cleanse revealing incriminating information that also gets Sojiro taken into custody; and not completing Okumura's dungeon has Haru's fiance file charges against you on the wedding day. They all end with Sae leaving the room to give the Protagonist time to recover from the drugs in disgust knowing the case leads to a dead end, but he ends up getting killed when she leaves.]]
*** The sixth dungeon [[spoiler:is the same casino the thieves are raiding at the start of the game, and this is when the protagonist gets caught and interrogated. To progress you need to answer Sae's questions correctly and not sell out your friends; doing one or the other leads to another game over. Like the first five, the protagonist gets killed, except you actually see his death happen this time. Afterwards, Igor, the proprietor of the Velvet Room, chastises you for your poor choices and informs you that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is coming. Have fun spending the rest of your life as a prisoner!]]
*** If you don't finish the seventh dungeon in time, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi, the detective who [[TheMole sold you out]] during the casino heist, appears at your house and has you arrested. What makes this ending interesting is that you fight Goro as a boss halfway through the seventh dungeon and he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices his life]] in order to atone for what he did. This scenario will still occur, even if you defeat Goro and not finish the dungeon, and there's even a hazy filter over the screen, leaving a lot of room for speculation as to what's truly going on...]]
*** Finally, before the FinalBoss battle, [[spoiler:Yaldabaoth, having wiped the protagonist's friends out of existence, strikes up a deal: leave him alone, and he'll let the protagonist use the Palace as he sees fit. Agree to this deal, and one final ending occurs where the people of Tokyo become fretful and the protagonist smirking wickedly at the camera, hinting that he's given in to abusing his power.]]

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', if
The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise has had many over the player opts to kill Ryoji, it'll result with years. Some play this fully straight, giving you a ItsAWonderfulFailure montage before giving you the entire party losing their memories GameOver message and living happily about their "bright future". Except forcing you to reload; others downplay it, give you a DownerEnding, roll the credits, and allow you to proceed to NewGamePlus.
** Played straight:
*** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', if you fall in battle, you are greeted by Charon, who offers to resurrect you for a fee of Macca or 3DS Play Coins. If you choose to pay in Macca, but don't have enough of it, he'll let you come back to life anyway, but if you die again before getting enough Macca to pay off the debt, you're treated to a unique sequence in which Charon notes
that an apocalypse will destroy humanity. [[PlayerPunch Something he can't revive you and has your soul thrown aside. You can also choose to not be brought back to life, but instead to wait in line like the player is aware of.]]
**
many other (billions) souls. He then points out that you'll be waiting for eons, if not longer, to be resurrected, and come on, it's just a little money, right? If you still choose to wait, he tells you to get in line and the game ends.
***
In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', if someone appears on the Midnight Channel, you have to rescue the person from the TV world before a certain date passes. If the deadline passes and you didn't save the person, said person will die when the fog is at its heaviest. Your hero collapses and you are then given the option to exit to the title screen or flash back seven days to try again. The stated in-game reason for this Game Over is not because the person dies (though that's obviously the motivation), but because the death frustrates any further attempts by the hero to investigate the murders due to lack of clues or information. And the very last person -- if you fail, instead, one of the characters calls the hero to tell them that shadows are coming out of the TV, and suddenly cuts off with a scream.
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'':
*** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Like in ''Persona 4'', if you fail to complete the dungeon in time as you inevitably get yourself in a situation where you must change the heart of your target or face charges and certain jail time due to any violation breaking your parole, you're shown a sequence where you are [[spoiler: sitting at LeBlanc when cops come in to arrest you under a warrant with Sojiro on different levels of disbelief and disappointment]], however [[ItsAWonderfulFailure the reasons are unique to each dungeon]]. There are three variations of this kind of game over, and a take on "ButThouMust" during the finale. They are:
***
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For the first five major dungeons, not completing them by their respective end dates has [[spoiler:the protagonist falsely remember what happened after that, with the consequences being unpleasant. Not completing Kamoshida's dungeon has Ryuji, Mishima and the protagonist being expelled from Shujin as the reason with a very disappointed Sojiro; not completing Madarame's dungeon has Madarame press charges against Yusuke's will after the exhibition closes; not completing Kaneshiro's dungeon has Makoto being found by the police at an "illegal services shop" and muttering your name after being brutally beaten and drugged; not completing Futaba's dungeon has her committing suicide and the Cleanse revealing incriminating information that also gets Sojiro taken into custody; and not completing Okumura's dungeon has Haru's fiance file charges against you on the wedding day. They all end with Sae leaving the room to give the Protagonist time to recover from the drugs in disgust knowing the case leads to a dead end, but he ends up getting killed when she leaves.]]
***
]]\\\
The sixth dungeon [[spoiler:is the same casino the thieves are raiding at the start of the game, and this is when the protagonist gets caught and interrogated. To progress you need to answer Sae's questions correctly and not sell out your friends; doing one or the other leads to another game over. Like the first five, the protagonist gets killed, except you actually see his death happen this time. Afterwards, Igor, the proprietor of the Velvet Room, chastises you for your poor choices and informs you that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is coming. Have fun spending the rest of your life as a prisoner!]]
***
prisoner!]]\\\
If you don't finish the seventh dungeon in time, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi, the detective who [[TheMole sold you out]] during the casino heist, appears at your house and has you arrested. What makes this ending interesting is that you fight Goro as a boss halfway through the seventh dungeon and he [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices his life]] in order to atone for what he did. This scenario will still occur, even if you defeat Goro and not finish the dungeon, and there's even a hazy filter over the screen, leaving a lot of room for speculation as to what's truly going on...]]
*** Finally, ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'': [[spoiler:There is one mission where a group of angels are fighting it out with a group of demons. Honda and some random civvie are also in this fight. If you choose to side with the demons and go along with Honda's plan to escape the blockade, the mission completes... until you get a montage and text explaining that while you did manage to escape the lockdown, on the Final Day, God's judgment kills everyone in the Yamanote Loop and humanity is completely controlled by Heaven. Then you get the Mission Failed screen. Nice Job Triggering Instrumentality, Hero.]]
*** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'': You can trigger a game over from the start-up by refusing being saved from certain death at the beginning of the game or [[spoiler:accepting Miyako's plan]] in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Record Breaker]]'''s Triangulum Arc.
** Downplayed:
*** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', if you refuse to support any Reason and respond to the FinalBoss' prompts with fear, it will condemn you for ruining any possibility of restoring the world, refuse to fight you, and leave you to wallow in the doomed world you have created.
*** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', right before the alignment lock, [[spoiler:the White]] will ask you to destroy the Yamato Perpetual Reactor in order to create a black hole that will destroy the universe, freeing it from the ForeverWar between Law and Chaos. Agreeing to do so naturally cuts the game short.
*** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', you can cut the game short by agreeing to side with Merkabah or Lucifer during the big MeleeATrois midway through the game.
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', if the player opts to kill Ryoji, it'll result in the entire party losing their memories and living happily about their "bright future". Except that an apocalypse will destroy humanity. [[PlayerPunch Something the player is aware of.]]
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', you can get several flavors of this depending on how you mishandle Namatame; murdering him in revenge, failing to deduce that he is a RedHerring, or failing to deduce who the true culprit is results in you missing out on the final dungeon and leaving Inaba without any real sense of closure.
*** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', right
before the FinalBoss battle, [[spoiler:Yaldabaoth, having wiped the protagonist's friends out of existence, strikes up a deal: leave him alone, and he'll let the protagonist use the Palace Metaverse as he sees fit. Agree to this deal, and one final an ending occurs where the people of Tokyo become fretful and the protagonist smirking smirks wickedly at the camera, hinting that he's given in to abusing his power.]]]]
*** In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', if you choose to escape with Yuzu on day 7 or fail to unlock any of the other endings, you are saddled with a shortened day 7, a rather anti-climatic final boss fight, and the knowledge that you have unleashed demons on the outside world. ''[[UpdatedRerelease Overclocked]]'' somewhat rectifies this by starting Yuzu's extended scenario midway through day 7 instead of the start of day 8 like Amane and Naoya.



* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'':
** [[spoiler:There is one mission where a group of angels are fighting it out with a group of demons. Honda and some random civvie are also in this fight. If you choose to side with the demons and go along with Honda's plan to escape the blockade, the mission completes... until you get a montage and text explaining that while you did manage to escape the lockdown, on the Final Day, God's judgment kills everyone in the Yamanote Loop and humanity is completely controlled by Heaven. Then you get the Mission Failed screen. Nice Job Triggering Instrumentality, Hero.]]
** In the sequel, you can trigger a game over from the start-up by refusing being saved from the train wreck.



* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', if you fall in battle, you are greeted by Charon, who offers to resurrect you for a fee of Macca or 3DS Play Coins. If you choose to pay in Macca, but don't have enough of it, he'll let you come back to life anyway, but if you die again before getting enough Macca to pay off the debt, you're treated to a unique sequence in which Charon notes that he can't revive you and has your soul thrown aside. You can also choose to not be brought back to life, but instead to wait in line like the many other (billions) souls. He then points out that you'll be waiting for eons, if not longer, to be resurrected, and come on, it's just a little money, right? If you still choose to wait, he tells you to get in line and the game ends.
5th Jan '18 8:49:30 PM MoPete
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** A NSGO is added in the VGA Remake of ''VideoGame/SpeceQuestITheSarienEncounter'', where you can choose to flee instead of risking death trying to save Xenon and the galaxy from the Sariens.

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** A NSGO is added in the VGA Remake of ''VideoGame/SpeceQuestITheSarienEncounter'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestITheSarienEncounter'', where you can choose to flee instead of risking death trying to save Xenon and the galaxy from the Sariens.
5th Jan '18 8:48:02 PM MoPete
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* In the original ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', anything that resulted in a "normal" dead body would trigger a cut-scene of Larry's corpse being lowered into a laboratory, which then creates a new Larry to be raised to the opening scene for the soon-to-be-restarted game. (Interestingly enough, getting killed in an alley would result in one of the techs saying Larry screwed up again, but this never happened anywhere else.) More obscurely, if the player took too long to reach the end game, Larry sees the sun rising, and then shoots himself in the head in despair over ''still'' being (technically) a virgin.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' has the option, at one point, to access an in-game computer and "delete" the files for ''Space Quest IV''. Doing so [[BreakingTheFourthWall automatically quits the game]], with no warning. A similar thing happens if you [[spoiler:type "cheat"]] in the second and third installments of ''Leisure Suit Larry''. It's also possible to do this in ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest II|Vohauls Revenge}}'', although it results in a different ending.

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* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry''
**
In the original ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', original, anything that resulted in a "normal" dead body would trigger a cut-scene of Larry's corpse being lowered into a laboratory, which then creates a new Larry to be raised to the opening scene for the soon-to-be-restarted game. (Interestingly enough, getting killed in an alley would result in one of the techs saying Larry screwed up again, but this never happened anywhere else.) More obscurely, if the player took too long to reach the end game, Larry sees the sun rising, and then shoots himself in the head in despair over ''still'' being (technically) a virgin.
** In the second and third installments, you can [[spoiler:type cheat]]. This automatically quits the game, with no warning.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''
** VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers''
has the option, at one point, to access an in-game computer and "delete" the files for ''Space Quest IV''. Doing so [[BreakingTheFourthWall automatically quits the game]], with no warning. A similar thing happens if you
** You can
[[spoiler:type "cheat"]] in the second and third installments of ''Leisure Suit Larry''. It's also possible to do this cheat]] in ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest II|Vohauls Revenge}}'', although it results in a different ending.ending.
** A NSGO is added in the VGA Remake of ''VideoGame/SpeceQuestITheSarienEncounter'', where you can choose to flee instead of risking death trying to save Xenon and the galaxy from the Sariens.
4th Jan '18 1:32:12 PM kirschwasser
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** In the latest DLC, ''Episode Ignis'', there is an [[MultipleEndings alternate path]] called the Extra Verse, which you unlock by beating the episode once. [[spoiler: This scenario takes Ignis to the keep where the Crystal is being held, should you choose the "Play Along" option which wasn't available before. Ignis still tries to use the [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Ring of the Lucii]] to fight [[BigBad Ardyn]], and should you choose "Give Up" or lose the battle, a short scene plays out in which Ardyn gloats about his plans, taunts the badly wounded Ignis, and walks away. Ignis dies, lamenting how he was unable to save or even die with Noctis--giving you a bad ending and the Game Over screen]].
1st Jan '18 4:11:08 PM jameygamer
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** Given that using a Continue would place you back at the same battle again, one imagines a giant trampoline placed directly under the window...
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