[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/PeasantsQuest http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_hell_player.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Ooooh. You got ''burned.'']]

->''"You coldly cut open an artery. To even the most skilled physician, it would appear as though Timebomb died of his wounds. You bastard."''
-->-- '''Context Message''', ''VideoGame/Fallout3''

A combination of EasterEgg and YouBastard, this occurs when a player does something strange or unusual. They may [[VideogameCrueltyPotential attack a friendly NPC]], try to go OffTheRails, abuse CombinatorialExplosion, or do something OutOfCharacter -- an arachnophobic character approaching a spider's nest, for example. Or maybe just [[StopPokingMe demanding a little too much attention]]. Another character -- or [[BreakingTheFourthWall the game itself]] -- then calls the player out on his peculiar behavior, noting that it's particularly cruel, strange, [[VideogamePerversityPotential perverted]] or [[RuleOfFunny funny.]] They stand up and ask: "What the Hell, Player?" The calling out is inconsequential unless otherwise programmed (e.g. ''VideoGame/{{Outcast}}'', where if you act needlessly violent, the {{Non Player Character}}s refuse to interact with you). Some games will use this as an alternative to {{Friendly Fireproof}}ing; allies will shrug off a certain amount of damage with just a stern warning to watch your aim, but cross the line and they'll turn hostile.

Very common in InteractiveFiction, where attempting to [[YouCantGetYeFlask Get Ye Flask]] will frequently elicit such a remark.

HostageSpiritLink may be a subtrope, depending on how you look at it. ShopliftAndDie is another common subtrope. Frequently a result of VideogameCrueltyPotential. If taken to extremes, results in VideogameCrueltyPunishment and possibly a NonstandardGameOver. Closely related to WhatTheHellHero, and is (usually) a subtrope of DevelopersForesight. See also AddressingThePlayer.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' would have [[CoolOldGuy Rucks]] [[LemonyNarrator call you out if you packed]] the incredibly explosive mortar and the [[{{BFG}} Calamity Cannon]], both of which deal enormous explosive damage.
-->Okay, now that's just plain [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]]. I mean, come on!
* Smacking Tricky with your staff in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' will cause him to tell you to cut it out, and repeated abuse will cause him to try to incinerate you with his flamethrower ability.
* There's a secret message in ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Metroid: Fusion]]'' if you use a DungeonBypass to get out of an area early. Though they're actually more impressed that you managed to make it to the room to hear the message.
** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', if you attack the Galactic Federation troopers, they'll ask you to cut it out. If you keep it up, they'll pull defense turrets on you. Destroy the turrets, and eventually an instant-kill turret will come down.
* In ''ToejamAndEarl'', if both players are on the same screen and one opens the [[OneHitKill Total Bummer]] present, the character controlled by the other player will say, [[SarcasmMode "Thanks a lot."]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has so much on this, it borders on ''enticing'' VideogameCrueltyPotential. Not only will friendly [=NPC=]s call you out if you attempt to attack them (or certain pieces of the environment), but they'll react differently for every different psychic power. So while simply punching Vernon as normal will elicit one reaction, picking him up with Telekinesis will get another, and trying to set him on fire will get you yet another....
* In ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil,'' Jade's sidekicks, Pey'j and Double H, will get annoyed at her if she hits or attacks them. While in your hovercraft, you can also shoot at ships sailing or flying across the bay, making them call you out on it. (Keep it up, and they [[VideogameCrueltyPunishment call the police on you.]])
---> '''Double H''': Ouch! "Respect the home team", Chapter 12!
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Stealing from the store in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' causes everyone to call you THIEF. (You also get a hilarious message from the game: "Guess what? You got it for free. ...Are you proud of yourself?") Oh, and the [[ShopliftAndDie shopkeeper kills you when you enter the store again.]]
** More from ''Link's Awakening'': when Marin is following you around, she'll comment on certain actions. She calls you a bad boy for breaking pots and feels sorry for chickens when you slash them. On the other hand, she ''loves'' it when you dig with the shovel. ([[SchmuckBait And try slashing a chicken over and over]] -- occasionally she approves!)
** Lastly from ''Link's Awakening'': there is a mermaid who lost her necklace in the game. Well, at least in the US version and a few language versions in Europe (the English one for example), that is. In the Japanese version and in most European language versions, she lost her bra. Even worse, young Link can be a little sneaky with his underwater diving and decide to [[https://youtu.be/icuCGX70O58?t=20s sneak a peek at the unsuspecting mermaid]] which, in return, results in her calling you a pervert and swimming to a different spot.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' has a store owner who will fine you for breaking his pots. And if you attack your sensei, he gets annoyed, and eventually knocks you across the room.
*** And then there's the woman on Outset Island, who's constantly carrying around a pot on her head. If you smash it with your hookshot, or arrows (light arrows are especially fun to use when doing this), and then go and speak to her, she'll fine you.
** Word to the wise: do ''not'' attack the chickens in most Zelda games. They ''will'' kill you. Or pigs or goats (''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]''/''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''), for that matter. This dates back from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'': attacking the old men who dispense random Engrish tips will cause the fires flanking them to start shooting harmful energy bubbles at you like the statues in dungeons.
*** This is taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', as the cuccos will multiply like crazy, swarming the entire level until everyone is practically drowning in them and they will not stop until you defeat the powerful Golden Cucco that eventually appears. A number of levels also start off with a cucco following you around, meaning that it's almost inevitable you'll hit it enough to piss it off sooner or later. Certain missions spawn a mother cucco and a baby cucco, which is in trouble and must be rescued. If this sidequest isn't taken care of immediately, the baby cucco will most likely be killed, which will anger the mother, and you'll be swimming in angry chickens.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' you can use the fishing pole to snag the fisherman's hat. He yells at you, and if you lose it he makes you pay 50 rupees for it.
*** Also in ''Ocarina of Time'', there's a lady in Kakariko Village who needs help with finding her Cuccos. After finding all six of them, if you throw even one Cucco out of the pen, the lady will scold you for it.
** In ''Twilight Princess'', the fishing hole girl will get mad at you if you go around rolling into things in her hut. If you do it enough times, she'll kick you out of the building, and the next time you go back in, she'll make you apologize.
** And the shop ''bird'' who you can steal from (fill a bottle with health potion/lantern oil and walk out without putting any rupees in the moneybox). He calls you a thief and attacks you if you try to return (though you can quiet him by putting money in). Also if you put less than 10 rupees in, he remarks "That's a little on the skimpy side..." and as you leave, says to "pay like you're supposed to next time, cheapskate."
*** Though this situation can actually be avoided, and the trope subverted, if you visit after leaving a dungeon with Ooccoo. You're free to visit the store and fill up your lantern and bottles and then use Ooccoo Jr. to teleport back. The bird won't even question it when you come back later.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', if you attack Zelda with any of your weapons, she'll protest. Each weapon elicits a different response, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential some of which are hilarious.]]
*** Do it too many times and she'll tell you that you're making her angry and ask why you're being so pushy. Keep provoking her and [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment she'll hit you back]].
** Also in ''Spirit Tracks'', at one point the Lokomo of the Snow Sanctuary, Steem, asks you to bring him a vessel. After obtaining it from [[spoiler:the fortune-teller in Papuchia Village]], you deliver it to him. He's ''really'' happy, giving you a Force Gem out of gratitude. But if you succumb to temptation and break the vessel, he'll yell at you and demand that you replace it. (The replacement vessel costs twice as much as the first one. By this point in the game, either amount is small potatoes, but you still deserve it!)
** [[DieChairDie Destroying pumpkins]] in Ordon village prompts one townsperson to scold you "Hey! Don't waste food!"
** Smashing things in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'''s Lumpy Pumpkin Inn will eventually cause the chandelier to collapse (it has a [[HeartContainer Piece of Heart]] and 7 Rupees on it), which the bartender will call you out on. [[spoiler: This opens up a line of sidequests in which you work off the cost of the chandelier, ending when the owner buys a newer chandelier, this one more elaborate but unmarred by items of any kind, and gives you [[SubvertedTrope another Piece of Heart]].]]
*** Opening random cupboards gives the message "You really shouldn't open other people's cupboards without permission," though the game doesn't mind if you open your own cupboard, which contains a mysteriously self-replenishing 5 Rupees. [[spoiler:But this also gets subverted; opening Zelda's cupboard without permission earns you a piece of heart, and no reprimanding message.]]
*** The old lady in the kitchen will yell at you if you [[RewardingVandalism break a nearby vase or barrel]], while the item salesman's mother will charge you a random amount of Rupees between 10 and 30 if you break her vases or dishes.
*** If you leave Beedle's shop after perusing his merchandise but not having made a purchase, he will berate you for the extra physical effort he must exert while you are aboard his shop, and promptly drop you down a trap door.
* ''VideoGame/TheWarriors''. If you attacked your allies, they'll tell you to cut that crap out. Keep doing it, and eventually they'll start fighting you, with the rest of your group cheering as if you're fighting a regular enemy. Eventually they'll stop, regardless of how much you fight back. However, if you try doing this is the hangout between missions, the whole group will gang up on you, and won't stop until they knock you out.
* Like the ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' example, most people (and animals) will negatively respond to attacks of any sort in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''. Additionally, nearly every character and animal will react differently to the various brush powers.
** In particular, using offensive techniques like Power Slash or Inferno will make them angry and confused; using Bloom, on the other hand, will infuse them with joy and usually cause them to lovingly pat Ammy on the head. Or, in the case of the Oina tribe, it will transform them into their animal forms.
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', you're free to slash or shoot [[CoolHorse Agro]]. The poor horse will spook and run away from you, and is very likely to react like this for a long time afterwards whenever you draw your sword.
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'':
** If you speak to Chie (the young caged mimiga beside Chaco) during a boss fight, she will remark on your "Interesting Priorities."
** If you agree to carry Mr. Little back to his house, then complete the game without taking him home, he will interrupt the ending cutscene to ask "...aren't you forgetting something?"
** Curly Brace will surprisingly ''not'' chew you out if you talk to her with [[KleptomaniacHeroFoundUnderwear Curly's Underwear]] in your inventory.
* In the game based on the ''[[VideoGame/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' [[Film/HarryPotter film]], you get to practice flying on the broomstick in a courtyard of Hogwarts. The goal is to fly through a series of rings, but if you instead fly at Madam Hooch enough times, she will scold you with "Fly through the ''rings'', Mr. Potter, not through me!"
* In ''StarWars Episode I: ThePhantomMenace'' for PC, if you kill too many people walking around Mos Espa, Anakin will eventually say "I won't help a murderer like you!" making the game {{Unwinnable}}. All the townspeople turn against you as well. [[note]]Pretty ironic, considering what Anakin will later end up doing.[[/note]]
* If you manage to kill yourself during the tutorial of ''Spider-man 2'', the Tour Guide (voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell) will call you out on it, (unless you are a "professional game tester").
* In the game for ''VideoGame/HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire'' when the player drops something on one of the other characters, you get a response along the lines of "Hey! Watch where you throw that!"
* In the VideoGame/{{Drakan}} games, if you hit Arokh with one of your weapons, he will yell at you to "watch where you stick that" and fly into the air. He will not come back down until you call him. Not to mention, injuring him does damage to your health as well.
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' has an example that almost every player will see. The Prince is narrating the game like a story, and as such, he's stuck struggling to explain it any time you die. ("Wait, no, I didn't fall there...") It makes you feel a bit guilty for embarrassing him.
** Or, you can attack Farah. Do it once, she'll tell you that being attacked isn't funny. Do it enough, and she'll shoot an arrow at you.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Transistor}}'', if you use [[TimeStandsStill Turn()]] to queue more attacks than you need to kill an enemy, the interface will label the attack "[[NoKillLikeOverkill OVERKILL]]". Keep doing so, and it adds exclamation points. Continue to do so, and you get some other messages:

[[folder: Adventure Game]]
* In the point and click adventure game ''VideoGame/DejaVu'':
** if you have Ace consume a key, you'll get a message that reads, "OK man, but it's pretty stupid if you ask me," seeing that eating the key results in making that game [[{{Unwinnable}} impossible to win]]. Similarly, you'll get many snarky remarks if you try to do other unusual actions.
-->"As you chew long and hard on the road map, you wonder what it would be like to eat something strange, like food, after awhile you give up in disgust."
** Here's everyone's favorite way to go... "USE GUN ON SELF"
--> ''BLAM! Great shot! You hit yourself right between the eyes!''
* In ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject III: Legacy of Time'', if you have Arthur (your helper AI)'s responses set to the most verbose level:
** In the Atlantis sequence, he will crack jokes every time you click on an ugly rug in the windmill. At last, he will give up and say that if you have any further jokes, you should write to Presto Studios, the game developer, care of everyone involved but no one who cares.
** In the Shangri-La sequence, if you solve one of the Buddha statue puzzles before getting any clues for it, Arthur will splutter for a few moments, then ask if you've been reading the strategy guide.
* The robots in ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' would get offended and leave if you swore at them. They'd stay pissed off at you until you either apologised or went to the control room and fiddled with their settings.
* In an old ''Franchise/StarTrek'' text game, if you started swearing, the whole crew would react very strongly. If you swore three times in a row, you'd get a NonstandardGameOver when [=McCoy=] dragged you off to sickbay with a mournful note as if you'd gone nuts.
** In a similar game, you'd end up in the sickbay to treat your supposed insanity (a NonstandardGameOver) if you tried to order the crew to shift to an unreasonable Warp Speed (Warp One Million, anyone?).
** In a ''Star Trek'' NES game, Spock would get on your case for setting your phaser to kill against native wildlife on the first mission.
* In the ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series, telling Larry to MASTURBATE would cause the game to respond with either "The point of the game was to get you to ''stop'' doing that, Larry" or "There's enough hair on your palms already."
** In the seventh game, using the carving knife on most objects will instigate the LemonyNarrator to call you out on your violence, suggesting that you play ''VideoGame/WarCraft'' instead. However, you get [[LastLousyPoint one point]] for offering it to a certain character, even though this doesn't advance the plot.
* Most text-based adventures respond to curse words or other offensive actions (and sometimes unusual actions), often with hilarious results. "Shhh! We have some Trainee Parsers visiting today! Don't expose them to that kind of language!"
* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' franchise is full of these:
** In ''Beyond Zork'', swearing caused your Intelligence stat to go down a point. (Opening an umbrella indoors [[DevelopersForesight reduced Luck by a point]].)
** Swearing at one of the old text games, or doing anything obviously suicidal, results in the narrator mocking you. Hint guides also contain a series of "just for fun" commands with similar effects.
** ''VideoGame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'' includes a number of creative ways for the player to die, ranging from taking SchmuckBait to failing a puzzle. However, if the player deliberately goes out of their way to find creative ways to die, Dalboz will personally chastise them.
-->'''Dalboz:''' Of all the choices, you decide to go ''straight to Hell!'' What exactly was the thought process involved in that decision?
** In the original, there is at one point a small plant murmuring "water... water..." If you pour oil on the plant instead of water, it shakes its leaves and says "water?".
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Enchanter}} Sorcerer]]'' included a StableTimeLoop. If you act bizarre the first time through the loop, you will see it again the second time through -- rather judgmentally described. What the Hell, Me?
* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series' InformingTheFourthWall messages were quite often [[NoFourthWall delivered with Guybrush facing the camera]]. "Oh, sure. WALK to the SUN."
** The best two are from the otherwise not-very-good ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland Escape]]'' (thanks to the excellent VA): "As useful as a two-prong cactus would be, I am not putting it into my pants" and "Pick up the moon? Are you nuts?"
* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'', repeatedly trying to pick up something you can't pick up will have Sam scold you differently the more you try, until he eventually gives up and whimpers, with Max going "Now you've done it. You've broken Sam's spirit with your stupid attempts to pick up that silly object." - "In fact, if I didn't find his pitiful sobbing so amusing, I'd come out there and rip your limbs off."
* In ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', the game states that "yours is a black, black heart" if you put the baby in the well. If you put the baby in the well and leave, your game ends.
** You can also attempt to attack Poor Gary, as seen in the page image. However, Poor Gary responds by [[spoiler:kicking you clear across the screen, killing you instantly.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ThyDungeonman 3'', attempting to kill a plot-important bird [[spoiler:causes the bird to peck you to death]].
* ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. [[UseItem Enjoy Ford Prefect]]. "This is a family game, not a {{video nast|ies}}y."
** Open satchel. "You can't. It's not yours. It's Ford's and it's private."
** You could die prematurely if you remained within the vicinity of your home but failed to lie down in front of the bulldozer. Further attempts to interact with the game after this would result in remarks such as:
--> You keep out of this, you're dead.
--> You keep out of this, you’re dead and should be concentrating on developing a good firm rigor mortis.
--> For a dead person you are talking too much
* Common in the point-and-click AdventureGame genre. For example, in ''PrincessTomatoInTheSaladKingdom,'' your commands are relayed through a boy assistant who whines a lot, particularly if your commands are impossible, dangerous, immoral, or just plain nonsense.
* The early ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games would respond to swearing with, "Would your mother like to hear you say that?" Odd, given amount of commands it ''didn't'' seem to recognise.
* In the VGA remake of ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest|I The Sarien Encounter}}'', there's one scene where you can stick your hand into a pool of corrosive acid. Doing that causes the game's ''developers'' to mock you... [[http://tmd.alienharmony.com/rw/sq1vga/4/d.htm with play-by-play commentary and an instant replay]]. Walking through a set of laser beams in a nearby room leads to [[http://tmd.alienharmony.com/rw/sq1vga/4/e.htm a similar result]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV|Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers}}'' offers a mostly-useless-but-very-entertaining tongue cursor, indicating "taste" or "lick." When this is done in one area of the first planet, the snarky narrator responds thusly: "You lick a thick smear of filth off the street. Finding the taste unpleasant, you quickly swallow it. What a ''smart'' person you are!"
** Using the tongue icon on the player's butt warrants the response "I'll bet you wish you could."
*** Both the "smell" and the "taste" cursors are ''entirely'' useless in that they cannot be used to help progress at any point in the game. It can be surmised that they were added solely to allow lots and lots of these gags - using them on just about every hotspot in the entire game will get a staggering number of unique, blisteringly sarcastic comments from the narrator. Talking to inanimate objects will also, at least once, elicit a reply!
* If you tried to use a weapon on yourself in one of the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' games, you'd get the response "You always hurt the ones you love." Sometimes the game would give you a dissuading response if you tried to use the hand or sword on an NPC, and sometimes you would have no warning and the NPC would just [[TheManyDeathsOfYou kill you]].
** In the second game in the series, you get to nurture a magical tree back to flowering. If you throw a dagger or fireball at her, it rebounds and cracks your monitor.
** In the fourth game, as a Thief, if you kill the old man while robbing his house, you get an instant HaveANiceDeath screen for being an asshole. (The old man is also critical to advancing the plot.)
** In the fan made parody game ''Quest For Glory 4 1/2'', if you clicked the hand icon on yourself, instead of the usual "You straighten out your jacket and retie your boots" description, you'd get a response that said (paraphrased) "We're not going to give you some bullshit about tying your shoes, we know what you were doing. You were trying to masturbate, weren't you, you pervert? Do you honestly think you're going to just whip it out right here?"
** In all the games, if you're a thief you can kill yourself by using your lockpick to pick your nose. If your lockpicking skill is high enough however...
[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Success! Your nose is now open."]]
* In ''VideoGame/ATaleOfTwoKingdoms'', you can kill one friendly NPC in the game ([[spoiler:the jeweler]]); doing so permanently sets your honor score to zero.
* In ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', you can choose to leave [[AntiVillain Saavedro]] stuck on Narayan without a single linking book; [[spoiler: ''in sight'' of the home he's thought for twenty-odd years has been destroyed, where his ''wife and daughters'' may still be alive, but never able to get there]]. While he won't call you out on it directly, Atrus' ending monologue is subtly accusatory.
* In ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 5 Days a Stranger]]'', if you repeatedly look at any one of the doors, the protagonist will start saying funny things -- "Out of all the doors I've seen, this is the best.", then the next time you do it "I take it back, THIS is the best door in the house". Eventually, if you keep doing it, he suddenly starts talking about an old girlfriend he had, before eventually flipping out and saying "Sorry, I have a tendency to ramble when people WON'T STOP LOOKING AT THE BLOODY DOORS!"
** A joke turned [[FaceHeelTurn inside]]-out when [[spoiler:you return to [=DeFoe=] Manor]] in ''6 Days a Sacrifice''. *click* [[spoiler:It's a door.]] *click* [[spoiler:It's still a door.]] *click* [[spoiler:[[OhCrap it hurts.]]]] *click* [[spoiler:[[MadnessMantra it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts]]]]
* There's actually a [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/revisiting-old-school-text-adventures-as-a-jaded-modern-gamer short story]] on ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' about a guy who tries to be a jerk in a text adventure game and the game, well... plays back.
** [[Webcomic/AModestDestiny Sean "Squidi" Howard]] made [[http://www.squidi.net/comic/junkyard/ifonly/view.php one of these]] as well.
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', Alexander can fall while attempting to scale the Cliffs of Logic if he takes a wrong step. He won't die if the fall is short, but if you fall too many times without dying, Alexander will complain to the player:
-->''"Hey! Stop making me fall!"''
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'', going into the church and trying to "kill Monk" will generate the response that "anyone trying to kill a man of the cloth is not fit to play this game" and give you a NonstandardGameOver. This doesn't work in the fan remake, but said remake includes a new moment: if you try to use the sword on Valanice, the narrator will get mighty pissed and tell you to never try anything like that again (though he doesn't end the game even if you insist).
* One of the effects in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' is the [[KnifeNut knife]], which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lets you do what you think a murderer would do with it]]. Its use tends to cause [[GoddamnedBats toriningen]] in the immediate vicinity to get mad at you, but one particular harmless NPC, Seccom-Masada, will ''try to get away from you, with an "OhCrap" look on his face.''
* ''VideoGame/EmilyEnough'' has a strange non-optional version. The game requires the player to do something very shocking and disturbing in order to win the game. The player character then [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to chastise the player. [[spoiler:The action in question is flaying a sweet old lady alive and giving her skin to a serial killer.]] According to the creator:
-->"The goal was to have the player know exactly what they needed to do, but not want to do the things necessary to win."
* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: The Game'' is built on the various choices the player makes as Lee, which determine how the other survivors [[RelationshipValues regard him]]. If you try to avoid making {{Sadistic Choice}}s by letting them time out, you get called out hard for it.
* In ''VideoGame/TassTimesInTonetown'', typing "FUCK" will result in the game responding "Let's keep this G-rated." If you type "KICK" followed by anything, the game will respond "We ain't in a dojo, amigo."
* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', while climbing up the tower of the monastery, having the player instruct Robin to talk to the monk by the window will result in Robin saying, "Excuse me, can you help me? You see, I'm almost safe, but I thought I'd do something truly stupid instead and get myself killed."
* In the French adventure game ''Le Passager du Temps'', if you type an insult or something gross, the screen goes black and the computer says "I can be vulgar too. I'll even show you my ass. But before you write ten times without mistakes ''I beg your pardon humble computer''". Each typed line shows a little more of the "computer's ass". The copy/paste is turned off.
** After that, the game continues. If you insult it another time, he just says "Do you know how to say ''Quel joli pied?'' in English? ''What a fair foot.'' It's exactly what you have to do, and then the game exits without any warning. Orally, [[InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike a Frenchman can understand]] ''What a fair foot'' as ''Go fuck yourself''.
* Due to the way Creator/{{Infocom}}'s command processor was implemented, many games had bugs or glitches which occurred if you used parts of your body as direct objects in sentences with indirect ones (eg, THROW EYES AT TROLL). These bugs became so well known that in later games, Infocom modified the structure of the parser to deal with them by printing out insulting messages ("It's the loony bin for you!")
* In an old Spanish game named ''La Guerra de las Vajillas'' (''The War of the Silverwares'') that parodied ''StarWars'' if you typed "puta" (whore in Spanish) you got "Oye, a mi no me insultes o borro el programa" ("Hey, do not insult me or I delete the program"). Typing "help" would get "Creo que es una canción de los Beatles" ("I think it's a song of Music/TheBeatles"), and finally any word not recognized by the game "¿Pero qué dices?" ("But what are you saying"?)
* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest 4'', trying to use your gun on an innocent or unarmed civilian will get you a scolding and warning from the narrator to put the gun away. Insist once or twice more (depending on the person) [[NonStandardGameOver and the game ends in failure]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Curses}}'', swearing causes your movement to be temporarily restricted. A bar of soap appears in your inventory, and you can't move until you [[SoapPunishment ingest it]].
* In the beginning of the first case of ''[[VideoGame/DetectiveClub Detective Club: The Girl in Back]]'', choosing to examine the murder victim's crotch area while trying to determine her cause of death will cause the coroner to angrily berate you for your perverted thinking. Considering that the deceased is a 16-year old girl, his reaction is reasonably justified.

[[folder: Card Game]]
* Eric of ''Eric's Ultimate Solitaire'' has a few soundbites if you win one of his solitaire games by cheating...
-->'''Eric:''' You won... but at what cost?
-->'''Eric:''' How do you sleep at night?

[[folder: Driving Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Underground 2'', before turning in Rachel's car in the very beginning, finish the two races shown ''before'' going to the Car lot. You'll trigger an annoyed message from her saying something like "give me back my ride - or else."
* In ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA''[='=]s Advanced course, there's a hidden path behind the starting grid that you have to go out of your way to drive into. Do so and you'll get an EasterEgg message reading [[EpicFail "Congratulations! You just lost your sponsors!"]]
* Many racing games featuring commentary will say at least ''something'' about a player turning the car around and driving the wrong way around the circuit. One very good example is ''Formula 1 '97'' which features commentary from the legendary [[LargeHam Murray Walker]], whose very first F1 commentary was also the very first F1 World Championship event in ''1950'':
-->'''Murray Walker''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis What... is... he... DOING?]] IN ALL MY YEARS OF COMMENTATING ON FORMULA 1 I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS!

[[folder: Edutainment Game]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries Eagle Eye Mysteries in London's]]'' "Case of the Pirate Puzzle," you get directions from the mystery's main antagonists to go to the local cemetery and conjure up the ghost of a long-dead pirate captain, in order to get information on how to find his treasure. If you go to the cemetery and follow their instructions... [[RedHerring nothing happens]]. This prompts your partner to scold you:
--> Honestly, (player's name), I don't know why I let you talk me into these things!

[[folder: Fighting Game]]
* The fighting game ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' has a "No-Cheese" flag that pops up on players who abuse the combat engine. So if Blizzard tries two of his freezing powers in the same combo, or if you try to throw your opponent after your jabs have forced them to block (so there's no ''way'' they can escape being thrashed), your attack string ends and all you'll get for your mad skills is a wedge of Swiss cheese with a bar through it.
* ''VideoGame/BushidoBlade'': the first game's story mode has a Bushido code system in place; break the rules of Bushido by fighting dishonorably, and your playthrough will be brutally interrupted past a certain point, with a message berating you on your behavior. One of which is blunt and to-the-point, almost LeaningOnTheFourthWall: "Cowards can go no further."

[[folder: First Person Shooter]]
* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', where messing with your [=UNATCO=] buddies' stuff would get a "What are you doing?", and going into the women's bathroom while it was occupied would get you chewed out in a later cutscene.
** In a later scene, lobbing a grenade into an interrogation room leads to one dead body and one frustrated interrogator. "Jesus Christ, Denton!"\\
''VideoGame/DeusEx'' is interesting in that it doesn't apply only to the player character: NPC groups will turn on each other with enough stray fire, and as the fight spills out around the map, other [=NPC=]s who see their allies fighting will join in. This can be used to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omZE8ozyg-k entertainingly unhinge the game]] and [[http://it-he.org/deus3.htm lock plot-critical [=NPC=]s in cupboards]]. Or just stand in front of a neutral security bot and let someone you've annoyed shoot at you. It won't be neutral to ''them'' for long. (This is known as monster infighting and, while common to games such as VideoGame/{{Doom}}, is rather rare in plot-driven games such as ''Deus Ex''.)
** There's one instance where breaking into someone's hotel room to loot it causes Icarus to contact you and give a brief HannibalLecture.
** If you enter the women's washroom at HQ, the player is spotted by a female NPC who reacts negatively to the character for the remainder of the game, making DeadpanSnarker remarks about him.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' continues the trend, with Adam getting told off if he goes into the women's room.
** In addition, when you reach the Sarif building, you're told to hit the helipad as soon as you take care of your augmentations. If you take too long, David will complain and ask you to hurry up. Keep twiddling your thumbs and you'll be told that you've took so long that most of the hostages at the factory have been killed.
* In the N64 version of ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'', killing Boris Grishenko will earn you a scolding from Natalya Simonova and she'll refuse to open the computer-controlled doors you need to get through to complete the level.
* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark,'' running around, ducking, and doing other wacky stuff in front of people will elicit a response. ''"Please don't do that, Joanna -- it worries me."'' If you destroy all the wine bottles in your boss's wine cellar, he will tell you to act your age. Which is odd, as story-wise, your boss is tied up in the other room being beaten.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''
** Your VoiceWithAnInternetConnection has a go at you during the 1969 train level if you go into a bathroom or stop in the casino car to play one of the slot machines. Justified in that the mission's main objective is preventing the launch of an ''armed nuclear missile''.
--> '''Anya''': Cortez, you're humanity's last hope for survival '''AND YOU'RE PLAYING A SLOT MACHINE!'''
** The Voice will yell at you for activating various medical/torture instruments on mutants tied to them during the U-Genix mission in 2052.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** If you kill Captain Keyes at the start of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Cortana tells everyone that you've gone rampant and calls in marines to take you down. Not bad enough? The doors are sealed shut, and the marines who come for you are invincible, meaning the only way out of it is to die.
** Same exact thing happens with Commander Keyes in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' on "Crow's Nest". Your best bet is to grab a battle rifle and go up to the top balcony. They pretty much never go up the stairs, so just sit back and try to dodge the fireworks.
** Less lethal examples are in the series as well. If you shoot your allies, they will shout questions and insults at you, and if you kill more than three, the squad turns on you. You can still play the level, but you'll be going through it with even more enemies, and no allies.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', during "The Ark", 343 Guilty Spark will even shoot you with a one-shot kill death beam if you start killing Marines.
** Also in ''Halo 3'' if you somehow succeed in flipping the Elephant (a giant vehicle that moves at about 2 miles an hour and is too big to reach any high areas) then you get the usual message: Press RB to flip {Insert Vehicle Name Here}, except that it instead says: [[http://au.gamespot.com/users/BraindeadRacr/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25178371 Press RB to flip... wait, what? How did you do that?]]
** Standing and staring at [=NPC=]s long enough will cause them to question you doing this, on occasion to the point of actually getting creeped out by it.
-->'''Marine''': Chief... don't point that thing at me.
-->'''Johnson''': What, do I smell bad or something?
-->'''Female Marine''': Yeah. That's why they call it a breast plate.
* ''[[VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force]]'' had fellow Starfleet officers complain if you shot them -- with the exception that picking up weapons in the armory and then using them to attack people when there was no mission going on was a NonstandardGameOver instead.
** They did a little bit more than complain in the "[[WideOpenSandbox Virtual Voyager]]" ExpansionPack. Strolling into the Mess Hall and drilling Neelix in the forehead with a ''photon torpedo'' resulted in every single crewmember in the area whipping out uber-powered phasers and swiftly reducing you to a cinder. Alternatively, a cutscene occurred where you were beamed into the brig and a random character would show up and essentially ask, "WhatTheHellHero"
*** That's nothing. If you work for it, you can break into the ship's computer core, hack your way to a higher security clearance than the ''Captain's'', then watch the bridge crew freak out when you arm the Self-Destruct Sequence.
* The first ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' on PC had a few of these. In the first mission, you could be failed for "unacceptable simian casualties" for shooting a monkey and for "defiling (character)'s corpse" if you shot a recently killed ally (of course, [[spoiler:in one case it's used to cover up the fact that the ally's NotQuiteDead]]).
* Likewise, your ActionGirl sidekick in ''[[VideoGame/SiN Sin Episodes]]'' will call you out for staring at her butt, which shouldn't be too hard to find on one's own considering [[{{Stripperiffic}} her outfit seems designed to call attention to it]].
* Kill enough friendly Bobs in ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'', and you'll get comments like "Traitorous pig!", "Whose side are you on?", "He killed Bob!", or "Look out! He's nuts!" (Starting in 2, they have guns and are not afraid to shoot you...)
** And then you discover that the devs most likely did it first, if some of the hidden map text is any indication. Bungie left a few bon mots in some maps - they appear as walls in inaccessible areas which can only be viewed by a map editor...
--> '''Map Text''': "Q: How do you tell a good BOB from a bad BOB? A: Good BOB?"
* ''GearsOfWar'' inverts this by having the player character yell at the AI for getting in the way of his bullets.
* Since ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' allows for friendly fire to discourage you from just firing in all directions, you'll get plenty of automatic reactions from your teammate's character, from Bill's "Goddammit! Hold your fire!" to Louis's more amusing "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DO - I - LOOK LIKE - ONE OF THEM?!]]" And it should also be noted that while "thank you" in the game is automatic, "sorry" isn't.
** Zoey's reaction to Bill's friendly fire is just plain hilarious. "'''DAMN''' IT, BILL!"
*** What about Francis? "Nice shot, Bill, THAT WAS MY ASS!"
*** Based on the preview videos for the sequel, now it seems that when someone complains of friendly fire, another character will reply to it, such as "Don't get in the way next time!"
*** And the sequel gives us the following friendly fire reactions:
--> '''Coach''': There's gonna be some biblical shit if you do that again!
--> '''Nick''': Unless you want to pick up your teeth from the ground, stop shooting me!
--> '''Rochelle''': Oh no you didn't just shoot me!
--> '''Ellis''': Keep shooting me. Ain't helping you anyhow.
** In "The Parish" with the lot filled with car alarms, the survivors will yell at you if you keep triggering them, causing them to say things like "WOULD YOU STOP SHOOTING THE GODDAMN CARS!?" or "YOU WANNA SHOOT CARS?! LET'S SHOOT CARS!"
** Nick's criminal nature is best revealed through shooting him.
--> ""Nick"": Shoot me again, come on, shoot me again, I dare you.
--> ""Nick"": Shoot me again and I'll bury you alive.
* Early in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Blue Shift'', it's possible to jump over a railing to the floor below. Do this and the scientist in the room will exclaim "My God, what are you doing?!"
** The original ''Half-Life'' and that microwave casserole. S'okay, you're forgiven for it in ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Episode Two]]''.
** ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'' also lets you pull something like this -- when on the sniper range during the tutorial, turn and shoot your Drill Instructor. [[NonstandardGameOver And then enjoy your time in prison.]] You can also throw things out of alignment in both ''Opposing Force'' and ''Blue Shift'', with the game citing a "Chronological Paradox" and ending.
*** Given what happens to the protagonist in ''Opposing Force'' at the end, it's a toss-up between whether getting annihilated during the Seven-Hours War while stuck in Ft. Leavenworth is a better or worse fate.
** Likewise, at the start of ''Blue Shift'', you can [[VideogameCrueltyPotential jump on top of a scientist]] sitting on a sofa and fire your gun through the newspaper he's reading without repercussions. Try this on the ''donut'' the fat guard near the shooting range is holding, however, and the donut will bleed -- and you get [[NonStandardGameOver thrown in jail]] for killing a civilian!
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' also features the NonstandardGameOver "Subject demonstrated extremely poor judgment" which appears if you climb over the railing and leap to your doom in the ''Highway 17'' chapter.
*** The civilians in ''Half-Life 2'' will complain ("Stop that!") if you [[VideogameCrueltyPotential conk them on the noggin]] with a bottle or whatever. The [[FacelessMooks Civil Protection]] officers are... [[BerserkButton less tolerant]].
*** If there are major [=NPC=]s in plot-important conversations, however, they don't react at all. Meaning you can throw books, computer monitors, and wooden crates at their heads as they discuss how you are to be the savior of the universe.
** Also in the original ''Half-Life'', although you're generally allowed to kill anyone you like, including scientists and security guards (provided you survive their retaliation), there are many situations where a scientist or guard is required to open a door or such, in which case killing them (or allowing them to die) earns you a NonstandardGameOver ("Subject failed to utilize human resources"). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in this case since otherwise you'd be [[{{Unwinnable}} stuck]] and not necessarily realize it.
*** And even if a security guard isn't necessary to progress, friendly fire causes them to say something threatening and start shooting you. They can be easily killed, however.
*** Also, the lone exception to the above is the scientist at the start of the first game who's [[{{Retcon}} supposed to be]] Eli Vance -- find a way to kill him, and the door he unlocks for you opens on its own.
*** [[TheManyDeathsOfYou Killing yourself]] sometimes triggers this, too. If you jump into the Xen portal before the scientists tell you it's ready, the last thing you hear before [[TeleFrag dying messily]] is one of the scientists scolding you for being such an idiot.
* Deliberately killing squadmates in the later ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games will lead to a NonstandardGameOver and a message that reads "Friendly fire will ''not'' be tolerated!". It's funnier when playing as the Soviets in ''World At War'' or ''[=CoD2=]''; instead, the message will say "You are a traitor to the Motherland!".
** Also in the first sniper mission in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'', if you cause a firefight and survive, your commanding officer will chew you out with comments like, "The word 'stealth' doesn't mean much to you, does it?" But you can jack around as much as you want and the worst he'll do is bitch you out.
*** Reznov will do something similar if you attack the first patrol that comes in after your sniper massacre at the start of the game (and the game drops his health down to ludicrously low levels, showing that it WANTS him or you to die). If you dispatch the Germans and escape from the tank, he will chew you out for endangering the mission and tells you that he considers you expendable.
** Playing as [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Tank Dempsey]] in ''Black Ops'' and running out of ammo will result in him yelling ''Hey Player! DROP THE CHIPS AND GET ME SOME AMMO!!''
*** In the same game's campaign mode, your allies will yell a variety of nasty things at you if you accidentally shoot them. There's actually quite a few of them, based on who you're hitting; Bowman and Hudson are content with simply yelling, "Friendly fire!", while Weaver responds with a sarcastic, "Your side, ''your side''!". Woods seems to take it the worst; if shot, he angrily shouts things like "''Watch it'', Mason!" and "If you do that again, I will '''KILL''' you!".
** In ''[=MW3=]'', shooting your own character while you're controlling the UGV gives you the message [[CaptainObvious "You killed yourself"]].
* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando'', the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games, and pretty much any number of shooters with AI-controlled allies, pestering friendlies excessively will draw complaints from said [=NPC=]s. Repeated offenses will eventually get you killed. Also seen in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', though your allies don't turn on you for being a jerk... offline, that is.
** The best ''Republic Commando'' friendly fire complaint comes from Sev: "You're a waste of [[SendInTheClones good genes]], sir."
** If you constantly give Scorch conflicting orders he will say something along the lines of "your orders scare and confuse me, Sir."
* In ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy'', if you shoot an instructor during the training missions, the mission will end, the screen will fade to black, and then reveal you to be in a jail cell with harmonica music playing in the background.
** Also happens if you either kill a teammate or kill enough teammates during multiplayer.
* Entering a train tunnel on the second level of ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' gives the player messages to the effect of "This is not a very good idea.". If the player continues, he gets run over by a train. Worth mentioning is that there's another train at the start of the tunnel (facing the tunnel entrance), which the player has to board to continue. One wonders how the two trains met without destroying each other.
* In ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 2'', when you begin the game as Vasilli in the Russian Campaign. In the tutorial level, you can do two hilarious things: One is when the commander orders you to strike the mannequin with the end of your rifle. Shoot it and you'll hear him complain. Repeat for fun. Another is when he orders you to go get a weapon. Wait a while and he'll shout, "Kill the traitor!" and everyone kills you.
* There's an ElevatorActionSequence halfway through ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' where the Replica repeatedly force an elevator you're riding in to stop and open into a room full of enemies. You're meant to stay in the elevator and wait for it to close and ascend again, but you can also run out and kill all the Replica that attack you. Doing the latter causes the person you're escorting to shout, "You don't have to kill ''everybody!''"
** If you pal around during the very first area in the sequel, your partner will mention what you do to your CO, such as "Becket was taking a bath" if you jump in the fountain, or "Becket was admiring the scenery" if you stand around.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune II'': "Mullins, get back here! Mullins, you are jeopardizing the mission! Execute him!" :[[DiedStandingUp dies standing up]]:
* In the first level of ''Videogame/Prey2006'', jumping on the slot machines will cause Jen to yell at you "Tommy, knock it off!"
* In ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy]]'', on the finale mission to Korriban, if you kill too many Jedi, they turn on you and try to kill you right along with the cultists, as having gone to TheDarkSide in a non-standard fashion. The finale mission is a two parter, and they only do it for whichever part it happens in, though. Also, the mission is still able to be completed. This mechanic makes it difficult under some mods, when you want to have realism turned on for the lightsabers fully.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' features neutral civilians who you typically are expected to save from Nod soldiers. Shooting the civilians instead causes your commanding officer to threaten you with court-martial. Of course, this also happens if you shoot the chefs in Nod barracks, which is kind of hard to avoid because, despite being counted by the game as neutral characters, they will attempt to [[KillItWithFire kill you with a flamethrower]] if they see you.
* If you go on a killing spree by slaughtering innocent civilians in ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'', [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Bain]] will warn you to watch where you're shooting and then he'll ask if you have gone mental should you keep doing it.
* Pointing your gun at Elizabeth in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' will cause her to sidestep out of the way (useful if she has genuinely gotten in your way) and eventually tell you angrily to stop.

[[folder: Idle Game]]
* In the browser game ''VideoGame/CookieClicker'', buildings can be sold when not needed. However, Grandmas also count as buildings. Selling one of ''them'' unlocks the [[SickAndWrong Just Wrong]] achievement. Following this, the news text at the top of the screen will occasionally have a horrified story about the cookie mogul who sold his grandma, or a quote from a grandma saying "It tried to get rid of us, the nasty thing."
--> ''"I thought you loved me."''[[note]]FlavorText for said achievement[[/note]]

[[folder: Mecha Game]]
* In ''Videogame/MechWarrior 3'', your teammates, in addition to calling you out if you accidentally shoot them, will be commanded by your CO to take you out if you engage in too much friendly fire. Throughout the series, attempting to leave the mission boundaries can often cause characters to yell at the player [[BorderPatrol before engaging the self-destruct device]].
-->'''Mechwarrior 2 Battlemech computer''': Cowardice will not be tolerated.
** In ''[=MechWarrior=] 4: Mercenaries'', if you're idle for too long in the Solaris VII arenas, the announcer will start to heckle you for your apparent cowardice.
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' will acknowledge damage to the surrounding buildings as caused by enemy attacks, and caused by player error/deliberate mischief. [=ADA=] will chew you out considerably for the latter.
** In addition to one of the [[NotSoDifferent bosses congratulating you]], you'll eventually get a NonstandardGameOver.

[[folder: Party Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty,'' you can either taunt your opponents or cheer on your teammates by shaking the Wiimote or by pressing the D-pad when it's not your turn. Do this ''repeatedly,'' however, and TeamDad Dorian will suddenly scold you through your Wiimote speaker: "That's quite enough of ''that!''" "I wouldn't do that again, if I were you!" "Cut that out!" He then temporarily disables your taunting/cheering abilities to punish you for being a nuisance.
* In the PC versions of ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', typing "fuck you" as the response to a Gibberish or Anagram Question results in the host going off on you, subtracting a ''[[DisproportionateRetribution ludicrous]]'' amount of money (as much as ''$150,000'') and, in some versions, changing your name to something derogative like "Loser" or "Doofus". If a second player does the same thing, nothing happens to them because, as the host puts it, it's not funny or original anymore and you don't deserve to have anything special happen to you. If the ''[[TemptingFate third]]'' player does it, the game actually ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere quits to desktop]]''.

[[folder: Platform Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', if you do things against your mission's alignment, your accompanying character asks this or tells you to stop.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 2'', in the opening/tutorial level, if you dawdle around the first screen just killing random mooks, Zero will say to himself "This isn't fun anymore...", though as far as your rank is concerned, the game seems to expect you to do it.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', if you cheat and take a shortcut during the race with Koopa the Quick, he'll chastise you for not running the entire course.
*** Happens again in the Penguin race, where the Penguin you were racing would disqualify you if you were to take a shortcut.
*** In ''Super Mario 64 DS'', whether playing as Yoshi, Mario, Luigi or Wario, you have to eat/catch a lot of bunny rabbits to make them hand over keys to Princess Peach's Rec Room: do this the first time, and they'll plead sweetly for their lives, followed by a relieved comment after being let go, however... eat/catch the same bunny again, AFTER obtaining key, and they'll chastise you for it.
** Jumping on or squirting at friendly townsfolk in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' nets you several annoyed grunts and a particularly vexed animation.
*** Players got perverse glee out of antagonizing Toadsworth, whose reactions to water can only be written as "[[BigNo OHH NOO]]" and [[{{Angrish}} YABBLA DABBLA BLAHBLAH]]"
*** Several of the guests in Hotel Delfino will complain about Mario randomly running into their rooms uninvited (one Noki even says she's calling for help). Also, the female Pianta in the ladies' room will chastise Mario for being in there. And if you get enough coins and talk to the Pianta sweeping the air ducts, he'll call you a greedy little coin grubber.
*** In Pianta Village Episode 5 (entitled "Secret of the Village Underside"), there's a green male Pianta who's talking to a pink female Pianta. If you talk to him, he'll get mad at you for disturbing their talk and chuck you in the air.
* In ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', killing more than 5 allies in the multiplayer campaigns will cause them to brand you as a traitor and will start to hunt you down. Funnily enough, enemies won't attack you anymore. After all, you already switched sides.
** Also, in the N64 version, if you enter the same incorrect cheat code twice in a row, the game will mock you by saying "Didn't work the first time, ain't gonna work the second time, dipshit!"
* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo Tooie]]'', Tiptup needs help getting his son to hatch out of his egg in Jolly Roger's Lagoon. This requires the use of Kazooie's "Hatch" move, which can't be learned until reaching a world a bit later in the game. Shooting ''grenade'' eggs at Jr.'s eggshell gets an appropriate response from Tiptup.
** In Jolly's inn, instead of paying 2 doubloons to unlock the room Jamjar is in, you can just destroy the door with a Grenade Egg and you'll get a response from Jolly.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'':
** Trying to jump on Rosalina will just make you bounce off her force field. She doesn't hurt you though. She probably ''could'', seeing as she's a goddess.
** If you hit Rosalina with Star Bits, she will instantly deflect them with her wand. Presumably, this is a quick and subtle display not to mess with her.
*** Princess Peach does something similar in the sequel, except she uses her parasol instead.
** In Buoy Base Galaxy, if you talk to the Gearmo after destroying the weight that's keeping the fortress from rising to the surface, he says, "You destroyed the weight! So you just go around breaking stuff, eh? You think that's OK? Breaking stuff?"
** Happens again in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', this time if you fail the crate-breaking challenge. If you fail the one in Upside Dizzy Galaxy, the Gearmo there will tell you to put some "elbow grease" into it.
*** If you fail either of the Bob-omb Challenges, the Gearmo with the magnet will get furious at you for not completing it in time.
* ''VideoGame/BioMenace'' allows you to meet the game's developers in a secret room and chat to them. If you're foolish enough to shoot them they will get all indignant at you before blasting you to death with a machine gun.
* In the Windows version of ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'', the audio cue for entering a cheat code correctly is Jim [[NoFairCheating calling you a cheater]].
** Similarly, using a cheat in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' will have the [[spoiler: final boss]] shout "You cheated!" at you.
* In ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', if the player stops inputting controls for a few seconds, Sonic will look at the player and tap his foot impatiently.
** This happens in most of the original 2D Sonic games. In ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic 1]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 2]]'', leaving him standing for several seconds has him do the foot tapping animation, paired with him looking at his watch (we don't see a watch on his arm, but it's implied), before he eventually lies down, bored. ''S3K'' replaces the watch animation with Sonic pointing the player in the direction Sonic is facing. Classic Sonic in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' uses all of them, going through the foot-tapping, wrist-checking, pointing, and lying down in that order.
** Taken a step further in ''VideoGame/SonicCD''. If you leave Sonic standing for 3 minutes, he'll say [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere "I'm outta here!"]] before jumping off the screen, resulting in a NonStandardGameOver.
* Omochao, who gives you hints in ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure 2]]'', really hates being picked up by your character. He will not stop complaining as you carry him in your hands, or if you choose, [[FastballSpecial throw him]].
** You can also shoot him if you're playing as Tails or Eggman.
* In ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit will stand near the Creator/WaltDisney statue in Mean Street and will comment on things you do, positive or negative. He gets increasingly annoyed the more you help Big Bad Pete, for example, despite it shifting Mickey's moral alignment towards good.
* In ''VideoGame/JillOfTheJungle'', the final level of episode 3 (Jill Saves The Prince) has the game chastise you if you try to leave the level without saving the prince.
-->"No, no, no, no, no, no, no! How about saving the prince before you leave? Like, is this game titled "Jill leaves Level 14 without saving the prince," or what??!?"
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'', the message box at the end of Wet Weird Forest calls out Luigi if he hits it because he activated the message box layer 3 glitch and caused the Cheep-Cheeps to fall to their deaths.
* In ''Blue's Journey'' for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo, the butterfly-girl shopkeeper will describe items as you move the cursor over them. If you move the cursor over ''her'', she says, "I'm not for sale." Clicking on her then will get you thrown out.
* The Journey of Me is a short flash platformer that revolves around this (and a few other concepts). The character you are playing as will constantly call you out on your actions.

[[folder: Puzzle Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', there are two targets (one is in Level 18, the other in Level 15) where you have to open the cover of box in time for an energy ball to be knocked into the receptacle that's in the box behind a cover. If you end up in the box, [=GLaDOS=] informs you that by no fault of the Enrichment Center, you've trapped yourself in the box and it will now open an escape passage for you.
** [=GLaDOS=] also reacts when you knock down a security camera with a portal. The first few times, she admonishes you. After a while, she gives up on getting you to stop and simply announces "Vital Testing Apparatus destroyed" for each camera you remove.
** The Flash Version-inspired mod (the one later released by Valve as ''Portal: Still Alive'') also used this line, in situations that are far easier to get into. Oh, and you also die for no apparent reason.
** There are at least three more places where you could get stuck if it weren't for the game:
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM79WTn-RLQ Chamber 4]]: You can prop the cube against the door, open the door, and knock the cube to the opposite side.
*** Chamber 5: You can proceed as you normally would (getting both cubes) and open the door, shoot the blue end of the portal through the door, then stack up the cubes so you can climb back on top of the platform where the orange portal is. Once there, you can grab the top cube and put it through the orange portal. At this point the game plays a message about how you're not a good person, and you know that, right? (It detects the problem a little early, but if you were to then shoot the blue portal it's possible you'd be in a situation where you're stuck.)
*** Chamber 17. At the end, it is possible to seal yourself in the room with the button that opens the Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator if you put the companion cube on the big button as normal, block the door from closing with cameras, remove the cube, go inside the room, and remove the door props. The game recognizes the situation and plays a similar message if the cube is in the room with you, but unfortunately does not if the cube is outside the room when you do this.
*** Chamber 13 permits you to do it two times. First, you must bring both boxes into the starting room, take them off the button that opens the door to the second room and return through a portal to the second room before sealing yourself in by removing those portals. This will open the gate of the first and second rooms. You must then open the gate to the exit and make a portal into that area, throw both cubes through, and seal yourself in the second room again.
*** Chamber 14 can open a door if you manage to throw the cube upward, next to or into the emancipation field at the exit.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'':
** Later on when you escape [[spoiler:Wheatley's]] deathtrap, he asks you to come back. If you do, it sends him off on an ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvtoBHjW7ZM increasingly desperate tangent]]'' trying to lure you into jumping into the pit. [[spoiler:[=GlaDOS=]]] then remarks that you really ''do'' have brain damage.
** There's also the monitors with Wheatley's face on them, [[DevelopersForesight all of which can be destroyed.]] Each one you take out gets you an increasingly funny speech from Wheatley (eventually making him question your sanity), and taking them all out gets you an achievement.
* There's a weird one in an old game called ''VideoGame/GodOfThunder''. "Why did you go and eat a poisonous shrubbery?" Well, I was just trying the "use" command on it, you could have just said it was poisonous if my character knew that but I didn't. I didn't even know to "use" this item was to eat it.
* In ''VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'', when the "cut scene" scripting command is activated, all monsters continue moving as normal, but the player has no control. That doesn't affect much in the official holds, since cutscenes are only used in plot-only rooms with no monsters... with one exception. In ''The City Beneath'', there's a room where a goblin comes towards you, and you're meant to kill it and then approach some [=NPCs=], triggering a cutscene. Leaving the goblin alive and turning your back to it, so that it kills you in the cutscene, earns the achievement "[[ShoutOut Who Wants to]] [[VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy Be the Guy]]?"

[[folder: Rail Shooter]]
* Shooting at your allies in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' leads to some snarky comments, such as "Hey, Einstein, I'm on your side!"
** [[MostAnnoyingSound "Hey, what's the big idea?"]]
** "Foooooox!! That's one of ours!!"
*** "Enemy down... Wait, that was one of ours!"
** You can shoot your wingmen in ''VideoGame/StarFox'', which will earn a few nasty remarks from your victim.
** And if you crash into an ally in ''64'', he'll get more pissed off at you. For example:
---> '''Falco:''' "GET OUT OF MY WAY!"
** If you kill an enemy for your teammates, they'll respond with how they wanted to kill him. (No wonder they [[SpitefulAI try to stop you from earning a medal]] on [[ThatOneLevel Sector Z]].)
* Shooting allies in the ''StarWars Trilogy'' arcade game would prompt cries of "You'll be court-martialed!" and [[HostageSpiritLink lowers your shield level]].
* Shooting Yoshi in ''VideoGame/YoshisSafari'' not only causes friendly fire damage, he gets a bandage on his head for a split second and turns to you with a "Why did you shoot me?" look on his face.

[[folder: Real Time Strategy]]
* The tutorial levels of ''DarkReign'', done from the perspective of TheEmpire, would give you an abrupt game over if you didn't respond to the voice-over's instructions or did your own thing, even if you went ahead and did the exact thing he was gonna tell you to do next. "You are either insubordinate or incompetent. I will not tolerate either. We are finished here!"
* You can do this in ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' to any unit. Clicking on it 3 times in a row will cause the unit to give its general "standing by" message. The 4th time, depending on the unit, you'll get a message that kind of translates to "are you OK?" Once again, this depends on the unit (Protoss Carriers do this, their first annoyance message being "Our enemies are legion..."). The fifth time, the unit will express a thorough measure of disgust that you've called on it so many times without actually having it do anything (Protoss Carriers finish the statement made on click four with "...and still you procrastinate!" Do it again, and the Carrier captain will even threaten to relieve you of your authority if you don't start giving orders soon). If the unit is mechanical or biological but nonspeaking, it will give a beep or grunt thoroughly different than what it has been giving, also meant to convey disinterest or disgust.
** This is [[StopPokingMe a beloved standard]] in [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] games, present in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' as well. Sometimes the comments are fourth-wall breaking, [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]], or just plain hilarious.
*** For example; the acolytes (builder units for the undead) will say "All I see is blackness... oh, my hood's down", while the peons (builder units for orcs) "Me not that kind of orc!" As a side note, the standard click responses for Tyrande sound an awful lot like she needs to hit the little night elf's room ("Now is the hour! I can wait no longer!")
*** Don't forget that if you click the critters enough, they ''[[StuffBlowingUp explode]]''.
*** And then in response to ''that'', ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' has the Secret Cow Level, where all the cows you exploded come back for revenge.
* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', attacking the Zerg base during the first [[spoiler:Xel'naga artifact]] mission causes Tychus, one of your partners, to ''freak out''.
--> '''Tychus''': This is crazy, man! We can't take the zerg in a stand-up fight and you know it!\\
'''Raynor''': Leave the tactics to ''me'', Tychus.
** Attacking the buildings in "[[ZombieApocalypse Outbreak]]" during nighttime spawns a bunch of infested Terrans to attack you:
--> '''Tychus''': ''[the first time]'' Whoa, that sure pissed 'em off. Maybe we should wait until daylight?
--> '''Tychus''': ''[if you keep doing it]'' Seriously? You sure do love stirring up the hornets' nest.
** Also, ordering [=SCVs=] to attack any unit or building results in rather funny responses.
---> '''SCV''': "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck Oh great.]]" "This is your plan!?" "This is crazy!" "[[DeadpanSnarker What's the matter, run out of marines?]]"
** In "The Dig", attacking friendly units/structures with the laser drill elicits a rebuke from Raynor.
---> '''Raynor''': "Those are our guys! Careful with that thing!"
** In the first mission of the expansion, ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', you get a few rebukes if you do something unusual (or just refuse to follow instructions):
--->'''Adjutant:''' ''(when you don't select the drone in the beginning)'' Testing. ''(beeping)'' No playback errors detected. Repeating instructions.
--->'''Adjutant:''' ''(when you still don't select the drone)'' Subject is unresponsive. Translating instructions into native language: ''(zerg sounds)''
--->'''Adjutant:''' ''(when you ''still'' don't select the drone)'' Possible hardware failure. Testing audio response: [[MythologyGag Your sound card works perfectly]].
--->'''Adjutant:''' ''(when you '''''still''''' [[OverlyLongGag don't select the drone]])'' The only thing you're testing is my patience.
--->'''Valerian Mengsk''': ''(when you attack without using the zerglings)'' Kerrigan, call off your... [[WorkerUnit drones]]? You're [[CherryTapping attacking with drones]]?
* Units in ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' will complain if you click on them enough times.
-->"Airborne, time to shitkick Player 1"
-->"Bren Carrier here, here, HERE!"
-->"Clickety click, clickety click, clickety FUCKING CLICK... [[ForeignCussWord Scheisse...]]"
-->"I have this gun, you know..."
* The old RTS with robots ''VideoGame/{{Z}}'' will have the individual robots in your units call in when they're under attack. If you ignore them long enough, the last one will call in with a staticky, panicked "For god sake, ''do something''!"

[[folder: Rhythm Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'', if you keep messing up the beat, the other characters will keep giving you annoyed looks.

[[folder: Roguelike]]
* In ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', it is possible to die in the tutorial mission, but it requires doing deliberate things that are completely unnecessary to finishing the tutorial. Doing so results in a NonStandardGameOver:
--> "[[EpicFail Somehow]] you've died during the introduction training exercise. Feel free to try again but this doesn't bode well for your mission."
* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', [[DevelopersForesight there is nothing you can do that has not been anticipated.]]
** "Saddle yourself? Very funny..."
** Attempting to saddle a succubus yields "Shame on you!" and abuses your wisdom score.

[[folder: Role Playing Game]]
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'':
** If you do something that a character disagrees with (such as attacking an innocent, good-aligned wild pig) they end up complaining about it, and for some of them, you need to buy them some sort of usually useless object to appease them (such as snuff). Although it's possible to so offend them that they pull a HeelFaceTurn after attacking an innocent and decide to kill you right on the spot.
** If you fumble a pickpocket attempt, the target will go hostile and combat mode will commence, while triggering their indignant comments. Thus, do this, and Magnus will cry about 'not letting [[ExactWords you]] harm any innocents'... ''while he's the one swinging an axe at them.''
** Once upon a time a good-aligned Living One and his good-aligned friends met a good-aligned person, possessed by a demon, who actually wanted to be killed and therefore didn't fight back. [[HilarityEnsues Massive desertion ensues]].
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'',
** After you have married, you can still do other bachelorettes' requests, and even go on dates with them. Your character doesn't seem to mind, but every once in a while your wife will comment that you've been "spending a lot of time with someone else." You say that it's just the requests, and you ask if it bothers her, and she responds with a very unconvincing "No."
** Some of the wives actually tell you outright that they'll get jealous if you keep it up.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' and ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', these responses are generally part of the influence system, although some are not and are just intended to be humorous:
-->'''Player:''' No reward is necessary.
-->'''Neeshka:''' Would you stop saying that!
** ''KOTOR I'' had its share of such moments as well, most notably if you choose to [[spoiler:follow Bastila to the dark side]].
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'',
** To order a player character to do something, the user selects that party member's icon, and they respond with 'ready' or 'right' (never the same thing twice in a row). But after the sixth or seventh selection with no action being taken, [[StopPokingMe you'll get comments such as]] "Keep your hands to yourself" or "I'm not that kind of girl".
** Likewise, trying to remove equipment that an NPC would never part with results in a (usually snarky) comment.
-->'''Morte''': "Um, chief? Those are my TEETH."
-->'''Dakkon''': "If I release the blade, it will cease to exist."
-->'''Annah''': "Touch me blades again, and I'LL PUT 'EM IN YOUR SKULL!" ''[Or if you try for her leather jerkin]'' "''Get yer mitts off that'', ya dirty wee rat!"
-->'''Fall-From-Grace''': "I will only remove my clothes if... well... ''never''."
** The same in the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series (which, after all, ran on the same engine and were made by [[strike:the same]] closely affiliated people): poke Xzar often enough and his response shifts from "Your voice is ambrosia!" to "STOP TOUCHING MEEEEEE!"
* ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'' has an example: killing a 'friendly' creature results in the earth goddess yelling at you. If you try to eat their meat, it turns out to be "poisonous" and kills you instantly. [[KarmicDeath Talk about karmic backlash...]]
* If you use a [=GameShark=] or similar hacking device in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' to, say, equip the Protagonist with the exclusive Persona of another character or [[spoiler:get the World Arcana before the final battle]], then MissionControl will chastise you during battle for cheating. The best part is that MissionControl's lines in this case are ''fully voice-acted''.
** If you give a character "unusual" armor [[spoiler:swimsuits, maid outfits, etc.]] they'll chew you out for it, but agree to wear it anyway.
** At one point, SEES infiltrates the school overnight, and [[LetsSplitUpGang splits up to investigate]], with the hero getting paired with Yukari. If you try to go into one of the bathrooms while she's with you, she reacts with complete disbelief and disgust.
*** If you're playing ''Portable'' as the [[DistaffCounterpart female main character]], you can elicit a similar reaction from Akihiko.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', if you have someone to rescue, decide to go to the entrance of another dungeon, and talk to one of your teammates, they'll chastise you for going the wrong way.
--> '''Yosuke:''' [[ShoutOut Isn't our princess]] [[spoiler:(Nanako)]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros in another castle?]]
** At the beginning of the first term, your homeroom teacher Morooka introduces you as some "loser". Talking back about this insult nets you a Courage boost... and this also puts you on his "shit list", which has no bearing on the game but is still an amusing example of this trope as well as a change to get back at a SadistTeacher.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': If you enter the women's bathroom with your male Protagonist in the first half of Madarame's museum Palace, female party member Ann will comment on it and ask you to leave. [[{{Hypocrite}} This despite being perfectly willing to waltz into the men's room with nary a care in the world.]]
** You can date all of the available ladies, but they do not react well when they find out about your cheating. More specifically, the nine of them will team up to deliver a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on you.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'':
** Running around the battlefield without actually fighting will result in other party members yelling at you or wondering what the hell you're doing. Overusing a single Arte or relying heavily on items will also cause them to question your actions.
** Trying to make a sorbet whilst walking around the obligatory ice dungeon will generate a skit where your party complains about how insanely cold the food has made them. Cooking noodles in a desert generates the opposite response.
** There's also another skit for each character if you keep their HotSpringsEpisode outfits on for an extended perioid of time: while most of them involve the characters enjoying wearing them because they're more comfortable than their regular outfits, Karol's consists only of a [[ModestyTowel towel wrapped around his waist,]] which he loudly complains about, yelling to the player how he's mean and made him wear it only because he thought it was funny. The other characters have no idea who he's talking to and say they did no such thing.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', when you learn that Chocolat has been captured, if you say that you should ignore it and prioritize releasing the seals, the characters let you know how out of character this is for Lloyd to say. Of course, no matter which option you choose, [[ButThouMust you wind up going to save her anyway]].
** If you choose said option of releasing the seals first, [[RelationshipValues it ups your relationship]] with both Kratos and Raine, and as you know, both of them are a little on the cold side (but this makes your relationship with Genis, Colette and Sheena worse).
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has fun with this one when Zidane is going over the plan to kidnap [[strike:Queen Brahne]] Princess Garnet with the other thieves. Their boss will ask you to confirm their target, and if you pick the wrong reply, he gets cross and asks the question again. Choose the wrong answer enough times (64!), and Ruby will actually come into the room and tell Zidane to [[ButThouMust quit being stupid and answer the question]].
** Calling the save moogle and canceling repeatedly will also cause him to give increasingly annoyed messages, eventually causing him to tell you that "I'm sharpening my knife, kupo" before he finally starts yelling "STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT! KU-PHEH!" at you.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', poking Kimahri (pressing X) too many times after you GetOnTheBoat results in an Easter Egg animation: [[spoiler:Tidus waves his hands in front of Kimahri's nose like a tourist pestering a {{British Royal Guard|s}}, Kimahri shoves him forcibly in the chest, and Tidus throws a foot-stamping mini-snit.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has multiple minor "STOP IT!" animations if you run a character from side to side with the controller. Each PC has a couple irked responses to the stick jiggle dance.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', attempt to dismiss any member of the party and they will guilt trip you. (Ramza, meanwhile, snarks at the fourth wall.)
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', generic party members who haven't seen much action since they joined up make really pissy comments about how your guild sucks and they didn't want to be in it anyway. If they've been on a few missions, they'll talk about how great their experiences with the guild were, and tell you that if you ever need them in the future, you've but to ask. If you turn away applicants to the guild, you don't get a message from the unit itself, but it says "The unit left crying."
** And just if you are wondering, if they have been on since forever and done a lot of missions, they'll either comment how great the clan is (and even try to rejoin later), or get very, very angry.
* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', your partner won't think twice of telling you a few things if you do the unspeakable and run away from battles. This also causes your sync rate to drop. Fortunately, some equipment prevents you from being nagged. It doesn't always happen like this, though; if the enemy was a much higher level than you, or was a Boss Noise (blue Noise), then your partner will say it was probably a good idea to run away. They only call you out on it if you run away too many times.
* Smiling Jack in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' will call the player out for cheating extra stats in the chargen/tutorial section of the game. If that hasn't shattered the fourth wall yet, the player can explain that they're playing with a mod installed.
** [[TalkativeLoon Malkavians]] can state that [[AWizardDidIt Malkav Did It]].
*** Furthermore, trying to hit him during the tutorial (which has no effect; Jack is invincible) will elicit snarky comments.
*** Finally, the Prince will chew you out if you choose to interpret his "explore this location and don't raise attention" missions as "explore this location and [[LeaveNoSurvivors murder all potential witnesses]]".
* In ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSun Golden Sun: The Lost Age]]'', the game will, for the entirety of the game, bombard you with Yes/No questions that have the same turn out, including seemingly important questions. However, there is one question halfway through the game which has slight dialogue changes if you answered antagonistically to all those questions before -- Kraden will either make a snide comment on your attitude before if you decide to answer like a good boy, or totally flip out and yell your head off if you decide to say "No" again.
** The first game had an NPC in Xian, carrying water from a river to a house. Try talking to her mid-route, and she spills her water and scolds you for bothering her. The kicker? This is important for [[GottaCatchEmAll getting one of the Djinn]]. [[spoiler:You need the puddle of spilled water in a specific place, so you can freeze it into an ice pillar you can jump on to reach the ledge where the Djinni is.]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' gives you a few opportunities to be mean. In one village, a villager compliments you on your horse (which, as you know, is actually the transformed princess), and asks if you'll sell it to them. You're given the option to say yes or no, though of course, if you choose 'yes', the (also transformed and along for the ride) king gets utterly enraged. Doesn't affect the rest of the game, though.
** Try refusing to escort the princess at the wedding at least once. The king will just GLARE at you. Worth it.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'': One sidequest involves you getting a small trinket for a couple, as it was their dead son's dream to have one. When you get it and go back to them, you can say you don't have it. [[{{Jerkass}} Party Chatting then reveals your teammates are less than thrilled.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'', most [=NPC=]s will call you out if you walk away from them without ending the dialogue properly. However, if you walk away from [[spoiler:the blind Fair Lady while wearing the Old Witch's Ring]] without ending the dialogue properly, she starts panicking and asking where you are, or rather, [[spoiler:where her sister whom you've just killed in cold blood have went]].
--> "Why? Quelaag! where..."
--> "Quelaag, what was that? Is something troubling you?"
** In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', [=NPC=]s will still call you out if you walk away from them without ending the dialogue properly, or not taking any purchase if they're merchants.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', [=NPC=]s have no particular reactions if you walk away from them without ending the dialogue properly, nor do they scold you for not taking any purchase.
* Appears ''a lot'' in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime''. Your slime can Elasto-Blast literally everyone who eventually shows up in town - which can be over a hundred distinct characters - and ''every single one has a different line when you hit them''. Some are mad at you, some commend how hard you hit, some wonder what the hell you're doing...
* If you go into the opposite sex's bathroom in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the ship's computer chews you out.
** Attempting to [[UranusIsShowing probe Uranus]] prompts an exasperated "''...really'', Commander?" from EDI.
*** Do it again and EDI reluctantly launches the probe. "Probing Uranus..."
** Various characters react to your various story-based actions throughout the series. If you act psychotic enough, KnightErrant Samara will warn you to avoid her once the mission is over. [[spoiler:If too much time passes between the Normandy crew's abduction and the Suicide Mission, Doctor Chakwas will be the last crewmember left alive, and she will have no idea why you took so long.]]
** In the first game, your squadmates will get annoyed at you if you try to talk to them during a fight. The ability to talk to them outside of cutscenes was removed from the second game, save for a few character-specific environmental prompts.
*** If you run over the 'space monkeys' with the Mako, you will gain a few Renegade points and your squadmates will react -- depending on the person, with anything from calling Shepard out for being cruel, to Wrex laughing.
** In VideoGame/MassEffect2, your teammates will berate you for shooting at them during combat. During the Overlord DLC's Hammerhead driving portions, shooting the Space Cows will have the on-board VI analysis that, yes, "defenseless herbivores are no match for guided missiles", and will remind you that the Galactic Humane Society considers animals as people, too.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** "With this character's death, the thread of prophecy is severed. Restore a saved game to restore the weave of fate, or persist in the doomed world you have created." (This message is the game stepping briefly out-of-character to tell you that a character considered necessary for the main quest has died and that this could have rendered the Main Quest impossible to complete for that playthrough. Later ''Elder Scrolls'' games would cause this "essential" tag to simply make a character impossible to kill.)
*** Caius Cosades, Imperial {{Spymaster}} of the Blades in Morrowind and primary QuestGiver for the first act of the main quest, will give you an epic speech of this nature complete with [[SuddenlyShouting Sudden SHOUTING]] and a permanent GetOut if you kill one of your fellow Blades or one of the informants he sends you to speak with. This breaks the primary way of completing the game's main quest.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', toward the end of the Kvatch quest, tell Savius Mattius that the count died in a pool of his own blood. The guy will, quite reasonably, be furious with you, saying "How ''dare'' you mock the Count, even in death! Were you not so instrumental in aiding us, I'd cut you down where you stand!"
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Go ahead and kill Paarthurnax. Never mind that the dragon once led a revolt against [[BigBad Alduin]], acts as a mentor throughout the game, and is the de-facto leader of the Greybeards. Talking to Arngeir after doing so will earn you a furious speech, and being shunned from any further interaction with the group.
*** On the other hand, the Blades will refuse to assist you towards the end of the game if you decide not to do the deed. Essentially, you're forced to decide whether you want the perks of the Greybeards (finding words of power) or the Blades (hunting dragons) more. In either case, you can expect the opposite site to react in accordance with this trope.
*** The CityGuards will whine at you for randomly Shouting in town.
*** More than a few of the followers seem to be aware that their purpose is to carry items for you. This goes from Lydia's sarcastic "I am sworn to carry your burdens" to Marcurio angrily declaring that he is an apprentice mage, not a pack mule. In the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, Serana's "trade equipment" dialogue consists of her hoping that you won't just dump all the heavy stuff you don't want to carry on her.
*** Your companions will say things along this line if you attack them. Though most of the time (If you aren't killing them on purpose) it's in a close heated battle in which they keep [[ArtificialStupidity walking between you and the enemy]] hitting them by accident.
* In ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'', provoking another nation into war with another a lord's request will make the king very annoyed with you.
* ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIII Ultima Exodus]]'' has where you can fight civilians--but ''everyone'' turns into a guard, which means fighting (IIRC) eight of them at once.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' lends itself more to ''WhatTheHellHero'' moments, except for when you try to give a character a plot gift that is obviously specific to someone else. (For example, giving an item called "Alistair's mother's amulet" to Morrigan.) Each character will refuse the gift with their own customized snarky comment, from "no, bad idea, terrible idea" to "what? Are you out of your mind?"
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Aveline's starting equipment includes her husband's shield. Like all starting equipment, it is quickly replaced by a better one. In Act 2, years later, you can find a shield to give to Aveline as a gift. If you did what most players would do and sold her starting shield, she will reply with "I had a perfectly good shield. Wesley's. We sold it, didn't we? Practicality over sentiment, right?" On the other hand, if you kept the darn thing, she will say "What are you trying to say? Should I just throw away Wesley's shield?"
** And who can forget your friends' reactions if you [[spoiler: gave Fenris back to Danarius? Anders excluded, of course.]]
*** There's also Isabella's response if you choose to avoid war with the Qunari by letting them arrest her: "Hawke... YouBastard."
* In the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, there's a recurring NPC named Whacka. You can whack him on the head to get a pretty good healing item. However, your ExpositionFairy will usually point out how rare a species a Whacka is. And if you keep whacking him, he'll eventually get more and more confused sounding, and then eventually he stops showing up, indicating that you may have actually killed him. "But you'd never do that, right Mario?" Even more heartbreaking in ''Super Paper Mario'', as there is a little girl who is friends with Whacka... and once she realizes that Whacka isn't coming back, she doesn't take it too well, [[DespairEventHorizon to say the least.]] The item description for the Whacka bump in that game is even tagged with "...How do you sleep at night?"
** In the second game you're given the option to fight the BeefGate, Gus. When you find him later as an NPC, he'll keep talking about how Mario is apparently just some guy who goes around committing indiscriminate acts of violence and has tons of pent up anger.
** ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' turns this around and yells at the player for (in a faux dating-sim minigame) attempting to wed Peach and Francis. [[ButThouMust But the game is mandatory, and every option leads to the same result]].
* In the penultimate quest of ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'''s Hero 30 mode, you save a cute orphaned girl named Sasha, who decides to give you a tour of the surrounding land as thanks for saving her. After a short quest chain, she eventually reveals that [[spoiler:the Evil Lord you just fought was a fake, and that she's actually a monster crafted by the GrimReaper to act as a decoy while he prepares the Spell of Destruction]]. Despite this, you can still choose to befriend her when she's about to say goodbye. If you say yes, you'll run into her again at [[spoiler:the ruins of]] the first village [[spoiler:along with the townspeople, who shed their human guises after you broke the Reaper's curse]]. The Time Goddess tells you that the only way to get to the Reaper's castle is through Sasha and the monsters. If you kill her, she cries out "Liar..." before dying, and you get branded with the "Liar" title when the quest is complete.
** If you [[SheatheYourSword spare Sasha's life]], however, [[spoiler:[[MercyRewarded your Rusted Sword transforms into the powerful Hero Blade]], allowing you to more easily defeat the boss and gain the "True Hero" title for the level]].
* In ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'', you get an ''achievement'' for killing one of your characters by standing too near an explosion and dying. Additionally -- and obviously -- friendly fire is a sometimes frustrating, sometimes amusing possibility for both you and the enemy. It's always convenient when an enemy blows themselves or each other up trying to get at you. It happens. However, if ''you'' do it, you will inevitably get scolded. They refer to each other by name, and sometimes it's downright amusing; 'What the hell, Vashyron, you got a problem with me?' and 'I'm feeling a little bit threatened' from Zephyr, to 'Watch where you point that thing, Leanne!' 'What what that? Your bullets were all over the place!' from Vashyron and various other snarks. Some call you out on stupidity, some are just grumpy.
** You also scold yourself for these moments; a particularly amusing one is Zephyr's "Great, now I'm hitting ''Leanne''." It ranges from "Sorry, Zephyr!" from Leanne, to variations on 'oops', 'sorry', or '''that's'' not good' from everyone.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', killing a rabbit earns you the achievement 'Hunter'. The achievement's text reads: 'Kill a sweet, innocent, fluffy bunny rabbit (remember, safety's off!)'
* When on the save menu of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the game asks for confirmation before overwriting a save file. Repeatedly triggering the confirmation dialog and saying no to it will eventually cause Mario to change poses when the player finally answers yes. This secret was apparently only discovered in the late 2000s, well after the game's release. There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irR6QQ5_2Ik conflicting]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGtHtBJ9IyI reports]] about the exact number of times one must say no, however.
** During the part where you recruit Mallow, you can actually refuse to let him join you which causes him to start crying again. If you talk to one of the Mushroom [=NPC=]s after doing this, he chastises you for being a jerk to Mallow and making him cry.
** After a big conversation in the Mushroom Kingdom castle after recruiting Princess Toadstool the first time, just leave the castle, then try to leave the Mushroom Kingdom ''without'' recruiting Toadstool the second time. Oops. Toadstool doesn't want you to leave her.
** Earlier, when Toadstool first joins you after completing Marrymore, the game will force you to leave via the southeast entrance, back to the Mushroom Kingdom. Going northwest instead will get you yelled at by each of your party members in turn, ending with Geno worrying that ''they'll'' be labelled kidnappers if they don't return the princess soon.
* In ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 2'' one of the first levels has you guiding Roll through a snow field. If you attempt to use your default sub weapon, the Grabber, on her she will turn and slap you. If your health is low enough, she can kill you.
* In ''VideoGame/TaskMaker'', attacking an NPC whose orientation is Good or Neutral will anger all other [=NPC=]s around the player ([[EvenEvilHasStandards even monsters]]) and cause them to attack you, often making "What the hell, player?"-esque comments. Doing so in Castle Hall or any other town with Guards present will also alert the guards, no matter how far away they are from the player. This goes a step further with the "Mom" character in Enitsirhc — if you attack her to the point of frightening her (which happens when an NPC's HP is low), she will tell you "You're making a big mistake!" And if you kill her, your player will permanently be rendered blind, deaf and drunk (i.e., completely unable to finish the game).
* If during a quest in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' you use a spade on a dog's grave you'll get the message "You wouldn't seriously consider digging up poor Snowy, would you?"
* In the 2005 game ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'', repeatedly running into people in the starting town will lead to one vehemently demanding an apology. He doesn't stop until you give him one.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars''-based {{MUD}} ''Legends of the Jedi'', [[DevelopersForesight you get feedback on virtually every command you give.]] This includes commands that make zero sense, like "approach self".
--> '''Game:''' You get real close to yourself. You freaking moron.
* Many main series ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games:
** Try stealing an NPC's Pokémon without a [=GameShark=] and you'll get told "Come on now, don't be a thief".
** The same applies in ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' if you try to Snag a clean Pokemon [[note]]Rui will stop you from snagging anything other than a Shadow Pokemon, and the Aura Reader will lock up Michael's Snag Machine under the same circumstances[[/note]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan webcomic ''Webcomic/MiniMari'' makes a reference to the anti-stealing mechanic in an arc that references ''Pokémon'' games. When Koishi tries to [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe capture]] a FunSize CatGirl Marisa using a Master Ball, Reimu not only blocks the ball with a bat, ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard the ball bounces back and captures Koishi!]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonStadium Pokémon Battle Revolution]]'': You can attack one of your own mons, but the announcer will say "What would cause it to attack its own teammate?"
* In the ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' games:
** Answering a question with the wrong answer (usually something embarrassing or rude) will annoy Kalas or Sagi.
** In ''Origins'', [[spoiler:the Heart-to-Heart scene is essentially Sagi giving you a massive What The Hell, Player? speech]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'', with the shapeshifting spell the protagonist is limited to only a few options (an old man, a woman, a boy and a soldier of TheEmpire), but you can still use it to confuse or terrify [=NPC=]s. But if you try it on the game's four wise men, they'll see through your disguise and lecture you on wasting your time and magic.
* The MMO ''Rift'' allows you to collect artifacts into various collections. One of these collections is called "Critter Tears" and can only be completed by killing random innocent NPC animals like Squirrels and Deer and collecting their tears. Each tear item reads with a phrase like, "You monster." and "You must feel like a real tough guy."
* In ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'', in the first game, refusing to help Lisa and the bullied kid makes them chastise Cody.
* In the ''VideoGame/DinkSmallwood'' mod ''Once in a Lifetime'' punching a corpse makes Dink comment "What are you trying to do, player?"
* In ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', [[spoiler:more specifically the second phase of the final battle against the Masked Man, [=AKA=] Claus, Lucas cannot bring himself to damage his brother, and you are indeed supposed to Guard and use Lifeup during the entirety of the battle. However, if you tried to attack Claus, you'd get the following message:]]
--> [[spoiler: Lucas started to cry.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The game will chastise for killing enemies rather than placating them, and if you decide to go for a No Mercy run, the game will make it absolutely clear how it feels about you.
** If you spare Toriel after her boss fight, then replay the fight and kill her, Flowey will say,
--->"[[EvenEvilHasStandards Wow. You're utterly repulsive]]".
** If you maintain a [[KillEmAll No Mercy]] run up to Snowdin Forest, Sans shows up at the end of the bridge knowing you're going to fight his brother Papyrus soon, and gives out this warning:
---> '''Sans''': if you keep going the way you are now... [[spoiler:''([[EyeLightsOut the shines in his eyes go out]])'' '''you're gonna have a bad time.''' ''(the screen momentarily turns black, and then Sans is [[OffscreenTeleportation suddenly gone]].)'']]
** For the fight with Undyne, after escaping and making it to Hotland with said boss in pursuit, she falls over and start to dry up from the intense heat combined with her fatigue from chasing you with armor on. There is a conveniently placed water cooler nearby where you can get a cup of water and pour it on her to revive her. If you instead just pour the water out anywhere else, without leaving the screen, and KEEP doing it till the cooler's water tank is empty, the game will call you a sadist for doing that right in front of Undyne.
** The flavor text chides you if you take more than one candy from the bowl in the Ruins.
** Repeatedly petting the Lesser Dog, well past the point where it stops attacking you, will gain some choice words (albeit mild ones) from the game.
--->"It's possible you might have a problem."
** [[spoiler:After defeating Sans, if you really want to refight the single hardest boss in the game, you can load an earlier save and go up to him again. Because the game acknowledges saving and loading files in-universe, Sans will pick up on having been killed after the first time. The first time you reload after killing him, he'll comment on your disturbing facial expression. Keep killing him and reloading, and he'll call you a freak.]]
** If you manage to pull off [[spoiler:*two* Genocide Runs]], then [[spoiler:the Fallen Child]] will tell you [[EvenEvilHasStandards they just don't understand your "perverted sentimentality"]], and will suggest being a little nicer next time. [[PragmaticVillainy Although they're mostly doing it so that]] [[spoiler: they can [[HappyEndingOverride take over the]] GoldenEnding [[KillEmAll and kill everyone.]]]]
* Comical example in ''VideoGame/OmegaQuintet''. The heroines all wear IdolSinger outfits in the field, and if you angle the camera for a PantyShot, they'll hastily pull their skirt down, look straight at the fourth wall, and chew the player out.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a brick item which can be used to "prank" other players by smashing a window of their house (even if it's a tent, or something else that [[RuleOfFunny clearly doesn't have breakable windows]]). This is, apparently, harmless fun; but if they don't have a house, the game says you "throw the brick at him/her while he/she isn't looking. The brick hits him/her in the [random body part]. That was mean -- you shouldn't make fun of poor people."
* In ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'', if you use a walkthrough to find out the passcode for a keypad lock without actually doing the legwork in-game, Cartman will appear dressed up as a New England Patriots coach, compare you to Tom Brady, and call you a "smug cheating bitch".

[[folder: Shoot 'em Up]]
* In ''Cybermorph'', the pack-in game for the UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar, MissionControl would ask "Where did YOU learn to fly?" if you crashed into the ground too much. Since the controls for the game were [[FakeDifficulty complete and utter arse]], this rapidly became the MostAnnoyingSound ([[SarcasmMode and to think people wonder why the Jaguar failed...]]).
* The ''VideoGame/DesertStrike'' series, being centered around a black-ops military unit, does not appreciate a loose cannon.
** In ''Jungle Strike'', the first mission takes place in Washington DC. You can fly around and blow huge holes in all the major landmarks, including the White House. Doing so gets you recalled to base where you get chewed out.
** In ''Soviet Strike'', you can blow the Hell out of your own base. Earle will call the [=MPs=] when it's the Crimean frigate, ending the mission, and in the last mission his boss orders you to be executed for blowing up the fast food home base. Other stunts... allowing Boris Yeltsin to be killed, a nuclear missile to be launched, or otherwise failing an objective, may yield a news video or one of your black ops allies killing herself, or a simple voiceover, which when it's something like an overthrown Russia holding the world to ransom.
** In both ''Soviet Strike'' and ''Nuclear Strike'', the commander orders you to return to base when the player fails a mission (by failing a timed event, rendering the mission {{Unwinnable}}, or destroying too many friendly assets.) If you continue fighting, the commander issues several warnings, then decides you've gone rogue, and orders you shot down. The player may duck and weave through the first round of "encouragement", but eventually they fire [[OneHitKill unavoidable missiles]] from off-screen or having a bomb on your copter getting detonated.
** In ''VideoGame/FutureCopLAPD'', you get chewed by MissionControl for killing civilian cars ("tax payers") in Mission 2.
* In ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity: Nova'', refusing one of the early plot hooks (giving a lift to a rover down on his luck) will cause him to look at you "as if he is going to cry, or hit you, or both." After the character wordlessly walks away, the player is informed that "you feel heartily ashamed."
** Eamon Flannigan is portrayed as a ace pilot, superhuman martial artist and all-around badass. He's the leader of the mercenary group "Wild Geese" and plays a key role in assisting the player in numerous storylines. A particularly psychotic player may attempt to disable and board his ship- no easy task, considering he flies a heavily modified Mod Starbridge which is armed to the teeth- but doing so will result in Eamon giving a "What the Hell, Player?" and managing to escape. Your profile is then permanently labeled "Sworn Enemy of the Wild Geese".
* In the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS' AR Games, you have a chance to buy an AR globe. You can shoot the sides of the globe to spin it around. Fire too fast, though, and [[EarthShatteringKaboom BOOM!]] Then sad music plays, along with the message "Take care of our planet". Go back to the menu, and you'll find that the option to play with the globe is '''gone'''. Of course, [[BrokenAesop you can just]] [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney buy a new one]]...
* In ''Cardinal Sins: VideoGame/JudgementSilversword Recycle Edition'', one stage tasks you with collecting [[OneUp 1-ups]] from destroyed enemies, but there's a catch: If you shoot a 1-up too many times, it will ''explode'' and the game gives out a "[[BigNo NO!]]" message.
* [[MissionControl Eshiria Portman]] from ''VideoGame/RaidenV'' won't hesitate to chew out the player if he or she misses out on a few enemies.

[[folder: Simulation Game]]
* In the Intellivision game ''B-17 Bomber'', if you dropped bombs on England, your southern-accented crewmember would holler, "That was ''not'' the tawrr-git!" (and you would lose plenty of points).
* Used in ''PilotWings'', with your first skydiving instructor. If you, for any reason, refuse to open your parachute, your instructor's resulting comment will be: "You did that on purpose, didn't you?"\\
Or if you parachute into water, "That's a parachute, not scuba gear". Or, "Be careful, the equipment is expensive", if you crash the Rocketbelt.
* There's a 'copter flight sim, Apache, where if you shoot at allies, it tells you to "Stop firing at allied targets!".
* [=SpaceSims=] like ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' and ''[[VideoGame/FreeSpace Descent: Freespace]]'' would give you a NonStandardGameOver of being hunted down as a traitor if you have too many friendly-fire incidents in a mission.
** As well as ''Starlancer''. If there are too many friendly fire incidents, your weapons officer will take control of the ship and automatically jump back to the carrier, and you'll be shot for treason.
** In the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, you get called on accidentally shooting your wingmen. However, in the first game you don't get punished for it in any way, even if you shoot them down. Colonel Halcyon wasn't kidding when he said you could shoot Maniac down if you want. Later games, however, would take more than a few hits on a wingman's fighter as a sign of turning against your friends, [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment and will act in self-defense]].
*** ''Wing Commander II'''s plot partly revolves around the search for a traitor and saboteur among the crew of the Concordia. Shoot up your allies too much and they will conclude that YOU are the traitor and shoot back. This includes the character who turns out to be the actual traitor.
*** From ''Wing Commander III'' onwards, you'd get [[NonstandardGameOver court-martialed]] when landing after shooting down a wingman. You get a free pass on it if you eject instead of landing afterward, though.
* In ''[[VideoGame/RogueSquadron Star Wars: Rogue Leader]]'', shooting at your allies elicits cries of "Whose side are you on?!"
** ...unless you're playing as Darth Vader in the bonus missions, in which case your allies will frantically ''apologize''. [[EvilIsCool It's good to be bad.]]
** Also used in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'', varied with warnings such as "Friendly fire!", "Watch it!", and "Ow! Was it something I said?!"
*** Allies in ''Battlefront'' also sometimes react like this in response to doing really well; battle droids in particular will sometimes ask "How are you doing that?"
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekBridgeCommander'': Firing the phasers at other friendly ships prompt this response. Particularly notable in which if you fire at Star Base 12. Commander Graff KNOWS you had done it on purpose as they just repaired and inspected your ship.
* ''[[VideoGame/SimCity SimCity 4]]'' displays a message in the news ticker every time you actually destroy something with the disaster tools. The headline is something along the lines of "Mayor Is Feeling A Little Bit Trigger-Happy".
* In ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'', your daughter's patron god won't hold back on the criticism if you raise her poorly, causing her to lack any kind of talents and skills, leading her towards a life of prostitution or evil, or worst of all, allowing your daughter to succumb to illness and die.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'':
** Shoving your neighbors around, giving them the wrong fruit/rotten fruit/a bug when they ask for food, or whacking them with the bug net or axe will get them upset at you.
** Not to mention resetting, which makes Mr. Resetti come and rant at you. The more you reset, the longer the rants get. This can get so ugly that at one point [[spoiler:Resetti threatens to erase your saved data. The game stops cold turkey--the screen turns black for about two seconds--[[FissionMailed and then you're back with Resetti who tells you he was just pulling a fast one on you.]]]]
** If you build a snowtyke with a head bigger than its body, it has this to say:
---> Huh?! Did you put this head on me? You did, didn't you? Did you even think about the consequences of your actions? Sigh... Everyone's going to make fun of me!
* The similar game ''VideoGame/MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' steps up that last one -- after your first warning, if you reset again, you're forced to do cleaning duty before it will actually let you play.
* In the second mission of ''Star Wars Starfighter,'' the player and a wingman must protect the Queen of Naboo when her ship is attacked. Shooting the queen's ship will result in your wingman telling you to "stop shooting the Queen!"
** If the ship's lifebar goes down far enough, it and your wingman become invincible, and your wingman will declare you a traitor and attack you.
* Goofing around in the FMV game ''[[VideoGame/{{SWAT}} Police Quest: SWAT]]'' gets you chewed out. Hard. This happens even if you try to ''skip through the introductory dialog'' with your superiors. If you use the LASH communications system incorrectly, you get yelled at. If you mess around on the firing ranges, you get yelled at. If you shoot one of your colleagues....
** In ''SWAT 2'', if you are the police and you try to shoot yourself you get told "SWAT is a life PRESERVING organization". Shoot your normally player controlled teammates, and they will shoot back. Terrorists are allowed to commit suicide by gun, though (although the only reason to do this would be by accident, as losing a player is a bad thing).
** In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest 2'', upon arrival at work you can always hop back in your car and drive to any city location you want. After the second stop, a patrol car pulls you over and a rookie cop takes you back to the station where you get chewed out by the chief for fooling around.
* In the old surgery sim ''Life and Death'', if the player deliberately neglected to turn on the anesthetic gas before cutting into the patient, not only would the patient let out a blood-curdling scream but the chief of staff would haul you out of the operating room and lecture you on why it was a bad idea to cut into people who were still awake. Then you usually got stuck with five or six cases of intestinal gas or other non-surgical issues in a row.
** It doesn't even need to be deliberate. The easy difficulty setting will basically walk you through the procedure step-by-step, but if you switch to the hard difficulty the game is much less helpful. The patient will come in with a diagnosis of "This patient isn't feeling well" and if you pick up the scalpel out of sequence it'll just say "Aren't you forgetting something?"
** The Administrator usually had messages for when you did stupid things, such as stabbing a patient in the eye with the pin (intended to be used ''between'' the eyes, not ''in'' them). He will also accuse you of being a raging sociopath if you cut a patient repeatedly during surgery.
--> "The hospital staff did not appreciate your imitation of Freddy Krueger."
* In ''TachyonTheFringe'' using cheat codes will cause the main character (voiced by Creator/BruceCampbell) chew you out, "Oh, so I guess I'm just a lousy, no-good cheater!" which is actually kind of awesome.
* The freeware dialogue simulation VideoGame/{{Facade}} involves you, the player, being cordially invited to your friend Trip's house to chat and drink. In this game, Trip and his wife Grace respond to ''anything'' you say in the right manner. The first time you say something nasty, disturbing, or just plain threatening, the couple will stare at you with their mouths gaping, and eventually laugh it off, taking it as some sort of joke. Pull it again, however, and, of course, [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment Trip will kick you out of their apartment]].
** Even funnier is the fact that you can literally say something like this ''at the very start of the game, when Trip opens the door,'' causing him to shut the door in your face.
** Note that there are [[spoiler: certain names you can't say, as the husband and wife are having affairs with them]]. This led to one transcript of somebody role-playing as a [[TheWoobie sad-sack salesman]] whose children [[spoiler: just "happened" to have those names]]. HilarityEnsues.
* ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' does this on occasion: If you manage to shift your alignment into either the extremely good or evil territory and then do something against that alignment, your conscience characters will remark on it. For instance, when a good player does something evil, their good conscience will ask them if this is "any way to run a religion".
* From ''VideoGame/{{Interstate76}}'', "This ain't right. This really ain't right." or "Watch that shit, cowboy."
* Crashing enough times in the old Creator/ElectronicArts game ''F/A 18-Interceptor'' shows this message on the screen: "HEY ROOKIE, F/A-[=18S=] DON'T GROW ON TREES, YA KNOW."
** And if you shoot down the President's plane, you get "That wasn't very smart. You shot down the President's plane. Fortunately he wasn't on board."
* ''VideoGame/ColonyWars'' will berate you for friendly fire a few times, but if you persist (or destroy an ally), the game labels you a traitor and destroys your craft. Of course, you can still play after failing, most of the time, and [[GameplayAndStorySegregation nobody seems bothered by having the "traitor" along]], probably because you are the [[ArtificialStupidity most competent pilot around.]]
* Typing "Hell" or "Heck" in ''[[VideoGame/SimCity SimCity 2000]]'' will result in the game chastising the player and mass-spawning churches (buildings that do essentially nothing but take up space in residential districts and spawn natural disasters if bulldozed).
* In Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, some missions give you a wingman. If you mistake him for an enemy aircraft (easy to do, considering the level of graphics quality at the time) and fire your guns, he'll yell "Stop shooting at me!"
* ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'' will gleefully call you a murderer if you kill your patient.

[[folder: Sports Game]]
* If you somehow get the urge to use the brilliant defensive tactic of intentionally walking the entire battery '''twice''' in ''MLB 10: The Show'', color commentator Dave Campbell expresses his building contempt and disgust at your strategy ("Let me know when they get back to playing baseball") until when you give the eighteenth batter a free pass (and the fifteenth run crosses the plate), he grumps "That's it! I'm outta here!", and leaves the broadcast booth with a hard slamming of the press box door completely annoyed with the "pitcher and manager" (aka "you"). If you walk a nineteenth consecutive batter, the [[ChirpingCrickets sound of crickets is heard in the booth]].
* Since ''TonyHawksProSkater 3'', if you skate right through the residents too much or even once, they'll make you wipe out by pushing you to the ground. Moreover, if you make them fall, they'll get right up, look at you, and make a gesture on what the hell you were doing skating by them like that.
** In ''Project 8'', knocking an NPC skater off of their board will cause a mini-camera to appear in the corner of your screen, following the skater as he or she gets back up and chases you down for revenge. Fortunately they give up rather easily.
* A little strange example/subversion: ''VideoGame/StreetSlam'' for the UsefulNotes/NeoGeo (AKA ''Street Hoop'' (Europe) and ''Dunk Dream'' (Japan)), whenever any player rams into an opposing member of a team, they do not get penalized. However, the crowd will boo at them and the announcer will say "Terrible play!".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Skate}} 3'', you can push civilians and hit them with your board. They will get progressively madder and will make comments until they take off after you and try to push you off your board... or taze you.
* In the ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'' series, trading or releasing a star, or rather influential player in Franchise Mode will often lead to morale sharply going down. When that happens, expect players to publicly call you out in the paper over it.
* In ''VideoGame/RustysRealDealBaseball'', you have to haggle [[BribingYourWayToVictory with real-world currency]] over new levels and games. Even as you flatter and play mind-games with him, Rusty will guilt-trip you as you talk the prices down.
* In the ''VideoGame/FIFASoccer'' series, it used to be possible to slide-tackle the goalkeeper while he was in possession of the ball. This would result in said player getting an automatic red card. In ''FIFA World Cup 2002'' commentator John Motson would say something along the lines of "What a stupid tackle on the keeper - he must have been deliberately trying to get himself sent off."

[[folder: Stealth Based Game]]
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' loves to do this.
** In the series, it is possible to get this from doing everything from going into the women's bathroom as a man to shooting random harmless animals, the latter of which changes the tone of your VoiceWithAnInternetConnection to constant disgust towards you and ''even causes Raiden's girlfriend to break up with him''. There are plenty of Website/YouTube videos featuring reactions to bad actions.
** The original example comes from the first, when battling against Revolver Ocelot, with the [=ArmsTech=] president surrounded by C4 tripwires. If you accidentally ("accidentally") set off the bombs, Ocelot provides a priceless reaction over the Game Over screen: "''...You IDIOT!!''"
** Meryl will turn extremely red if you keep staring at her in the first game.
** [[spoiler:After she's shot by Sniper Wolf]], shooting Meryl before exiting the room will lead Campbell to berate you for doing something so heartless. Do it enough times, and he yells "Snake has gone insane!"
** If you decide to start sniping rats:
--->'''Campbell:''' Snake, we don't need a rattrap. We need someone to stop that goddamn nuke from getting launched!
*** Keep it up, and Naomi will comment that torturing small animals is the sign of a warped mind.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', while playing as Raiden, you meet Iroquois Pliskin (Solid Snake) and are soon afterward left to your own devices while he dozes off nearby. Kicking or punching him will get you a grouchy comment, but punching/kicking him ''repeatedly'' will eventually prompt him to whip out his [=M4=] Carbine and lay down a stream of bullets every time you're in sight. [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment You can, in fact, be killed by Pliskin.]]
*** Aiming your pistol (lethal or otherwise) at Pliskin will cause him to whip out his gun and point it at you. Instantly. "I wouldn't do that if I were you," indeed.
** During the tanker mission in the second game, you can use your camera to take pictures of pretty much anything. Taking pictures of Olga's knocked out body will result in Otacon asking you if you like her when you upload them. Do it enough and he starts calling you a pervert. Sending him pictures of the private regions of the male guards will cause him to exclaim, "Snake! Stop it! You're freaking me out!" Finally, he has at least 3 unique responses to you sending him pictures of the Marine commander repeatedly, the best one being, "Commandant again... Look, if you like him so much, I'll print this out and make a panel out of it, put it over your bed or something."
*** About Olga, after knocking her out, if you shoot her, Otacon will interrupt you and say "Snake!! She's defenseless! Are you some kind of monster?!" Shooting her more will cause Otacon to berate Snake more.
*** What, need to save? (I WON'T MAKE YOU SAVE / DO NOT SAVE) This is from Rose, who will ''break up with you'' if you blast helpless seagulls in the face and abuse hostages.
** Late in the second game, you must escort Otacon's sister Emma to a few locations. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You can punch her]] or [[VideoGamePerversityPotential suggestively lay on top of her after knocking her out]], which will trigger justifiably angry reactions from her or Otacon if you call them by Codec. Killing her will grant you an even more severe chew-out (With Pliskin even showing TranquilFury), ''[[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment and]]'' a NonstandardGameOver.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', when starting a NewGamePlus, Snake can equip a tuxedo to wear instead of camouflage, and subsequently calling your lifetime mentor on the Codec will lead her to give Snake a chewing out on how wearing a tuxedo makes him a sitting duck in the jungle.
--->'''The Boss:''' Of all the- Are you out of your mind?!
--->'''Naked Snake:''' I'd thought you'd like it!
*** In the missions where you have EVA with you, you can kick her awake (she'll kick back), CQC her, put a knife to her throat, ect. Nobody except probably you will be pleased with this, and she'll ask you what she did to deserve any of that.
--->'''Major Zero:''' Snake! Why are you attacking EVA?!
--->'''Para-Medic:''' What were you thinking? I thought you were better than that!
--->'''Sigint:''' I can't believe you man! You got a lotta nerve, pulling something like that!
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' had a couple, too. Shooting Johnny or Meryl will get Snake yelled at by Otacon, while memories of the victim (instead of Snake's) flash on the screen. Needless to say, the whole thing can make you feel pretty low.
*** While you're looking for Big Mama's hideout, you can reduce Otacon to sputtering disbelief by shooting every resistance member you encounter.
*** In Act 4, if you kill any of the wolves, Otacon gets ''pissed''. Rose will threaten to conduct a psychological evaluation on you.
* ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory]]'' has several moments that you can get this from as well.
** They include killing national guardsmen who are hostile to you, causing Sam to claim it was an accident.
** You can also get a shocked reaction from killing on no kill missions.
** Inverted in that you can get reactions from doing good acts as well (like removing the pilots from a downed plane before calling in an air strike and removing the body of a [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] scientist from where it was hanging) and if you shoot that same scientist you get one, with Sam answering that he was just making sure he wasn't suffering.
** In the tutorial of the original game, there's an EasterEgg where you can find a way off the course into an observation room where you meet one of the friendly main characters. You can attack her and knock her out, resulting in a [[ClusterFBomb curse-filled]] [[WhatTheHellHero "What The Hell, Hero?"]] from your boss followed by a mission failure.
** In the second game, at the Paris level, failing to save the security guard who alerted the authorities to the terrorists attacking the cryo plant will get quite the chewing out from Lambert. Sam's response is BreakingTheFourthWall, but in-universe will make Lambert think Sam has lost his mind.
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter2'' mission "Interstate 70". Chance will yell "Hey! That's not part of the plan!" if Gabe kills a bad guy before achieving the "acquire gear" objective.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has the Joker do this regularly. When you start a mission and try to go down a path blocked by an energy shield, if you keep trying to find a way around without going where you're supposed to, the Joker will comment about how out of character Batman is acting over the intercom.
** An even better example is when [[spoiler:Zsasz is about to kill Dr. Young, if you wait too long because you wanted to hear all the dialogue of the scene, or you carelessly throw a batarang without bothering to time it right, he kills her. In the ensuing failure screen, the Joker says, quite sarcastically, "Now that was unexpected! Who'd have figured the deranged murderer would kill the poor little doctor?!"]].
** Something similar happens in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' if you let Penguin kill Nightwing while he has him at gunpoint.
** In both this game and [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], Batman will chastise a player who tries to leave a particular area during certain "time-critical" missions, with an instant pan to a NonStandardGameOver screen if he actually leaves the boundaries of the area.
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' level 1. CBDC agents will turn against you if you shoot the corpse of a CBDC agent.
* The first three ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' games require you to save at least half of your fellow enslaved Mudokons; however, failing to save half of them earns the bad ending. ''[[EarnYourBadEnding Murdering everyone possible]] unlocks a special message [[FourthWallMailSlot from the villains of the game]], who are both proud [[EvenEvilHasStandards and disgusted.]]''
-->--'''''[[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame COMPLIMENTS OF MULLOCK, CEO OF RUPTUREFARMS.]]'''''

[[folder: Survival Horror]]
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', if you try to look up Ashley's skirt, she calls you a pervert. She will have the exact same reaction if you just get knocked down near her as well, apparently oblivious to the enemy who just knocked you down with a shield.
** During the Cabin segment in which you fight off Ganados with Luis, he will question you if you shoot him. Do so too many times and he'll kill you, resulting in a game over.
* In ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'', there are several instances late in the game in which [[spoiler:the baby Dark One]] will scrutinise the morality of your actions, with varying levels of response. The most notable case is in "The Dead City", where you run into a mother Demon guarding a nest with a single cub in it. If you kill the Demon, he'll quite understandably chastise you for it, saying that she was only looking out for her young. If you go the extra mile and kill the baby too, he'll get ''really'' upset and ask whether you'd do the same to him.
* In ''VideoGame/NightTrap'', failing to save Lisa from vampires will get you the mother of all chewings-out by the SCAT team commander before severing your connection to the Martins residence's security system "before you do anymore damage".
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', if the player has a file from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' saved on their memory card, and tells Heather to [[{{Squick}} reach into a toilet for an object]], she turns to the camera and snarks at the player for telling her to do something so disgusting, asking, "Who would do something like that?"
** Of course, this is a callback to ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', where James Sunderland [[NeverLiveItDown did exactly that]].

[[folder: Third Person Shooter]]
* Shooting [=NPC=]s in ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' will cause them to yell at you, saying that "friends don't use each other as practice targets".
* ''VideoGame/SecondSight'' does this both ways. Where do we begin?
** In the second level, Preperation, you can obtain a live ammo assault rifle. When JC sees you with it, he'll ask you to give it to him so he can look after it. Go ahead and shoot him, and there will be a point where the whole training facility will come after you. You can even get up to the abandoned warehouse seen in the Diligence bonus level. Here, you will end up facing Starke, who is invincible. When you get killed, you get a NonStandardGameOver where John Vattic is at the medical research facility he wakes up in at the start of the game. He ends up interrogated by the ominous voice of the BigBad, basically asking Vattic something to the effect of "What made you think you could get away with just shooting people?"
** There are several levels where you are with the [=WinterICE=] team. Attack one of them enough times and the whole squad turns on you. This is especially hilarious in the Teamwork level. There's a bit where the team gathers around to discuss their next move. If you use Vattic's Psychic Burst move (which blasts a shockwave that goes everywhere), when the team gets up, they will start shooting at you. You can pretty much run around the entire level with Starke chasing you, shooting at you, til you're dead. Getting killed here gets a variant on the NonStandardGameOver mentioned above, where Vattic winces at photographs of the [=WinterICE=] team's corpses, and the BigBad basically says "They're all dead and it's all your fault!"
** Additionally, in one of the early levels, just after getting the body-projection power, in the psych ward, it's possible to lock yourself in a padded cell by using your newest power to exit the cell and lock it from outside. This leads to John saying something along the lines of "Well, ''that'' was brilliant. Now what do I do?" After a minute or so, the door opens, if nobody (such as a guard) opens it to get at you.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' has a world where robot tourists come off a flying bus. If you kill them, more will appear out of the bus to replace them. If you kill enough, you will get initially polite and increasingly stern messages from MegaCorp asking you to refrain from cruelty to tourists.
* In ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction: Guerrilla]]'' the opening mission has the hero and his brother smashing up abandoned buildings for spare parts. If you kill the brother, instead of the standard "Mission failed" text the game over message reads "WTF? You killed your brother!"
** The original ''RedFaction'' had a guard wryly remark "Going for a swim Sir?" if the player hops into a fountain while in disguise.
* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} 2'' attempts to invoke VideoGameCaringPotential by asking you if you would like to deliver the bad news to an allied officer's family, after you've killed them.
** Further killing of officers or civilians will result in the police turning on you for a short time, along with some very angry words from your disembodied leader.
* ''VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'': What The Hell Player + Dame Creator/JudiDench = very awesome, and even makes the player feel somewhat ashamed for doing whatever ended the level. To wit: "Civilian casualties are quite unacceptable. Your role in this mission has ended."
* in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'', during a mission where you're following Metroplex to the outskirts of Iacon, he will interdict at points. If you fire at the wrong time as his hand comes into view, Metroplex will ask in the most ''innocent'' kicked puppy voice, "Why do you fire at me?"
* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', [[spoiler:a lot of the game's later WhatTheHellHero moments are phrased in a way that they just as easily apply to the player, the one who's making Walker do all the things he ends up doing.]] Beyond a certain point, the ''loading screens'' begin to insult you.

[[folder: Turn Based Strategy]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}} 2'' had various voice sets, and one of the phrases was triggered by taking out one of your own worms. Particularly memorable was the Angry Scots shout of "You ''arse!''"
* ''The Chessmaster 10th Edition'' (not to be confused with TheChessmaster) comments after each game, indicating why you won or lost and perhaps sharing some encouraging words of wisdom. If you lose within just a few turns, it isn't shy about telling you, "Awful. If you're going to play chess, at least do it seriously," and if you win ten times against the game's weakest opponent (a little girl who plays almost randomly), the game will tell you to "martyrize somebody else."
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** In the remake of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'', the strict commander Jagen will evaluate your battle performances once in a while. If you let people die or force-retreat, he will put a big "Unsatisfactory" remark on your face.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Odin chews you out for giving him the Grima Feather accessory, unlike his friends Laslow and Selena, who just get uncomfortable.
* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', you can have people blinded and castrated to remove them from succession [[note]][[TruthInTelevision they actually did this in real life]]: Byzantine rulers were seen as a reflection of heavenly authority, walking avatars of God, and since God was perfect, any kind of mutilation disqualified individuals from ever claiming the throne. Hence, mutilating rivals was not only a perfectly valid but a very popular way to remove political rivals. Amputation of limbs and severing of noses was popular, but castration served the double whammy of ensuring that your rivals could not produce heirs to challenge your rule. In one case, it was done to ''an entire family''.[[/note]]. If you order a [[WouldHurtAChild child]] to be castrated, then you get a special context message that basically tells you that you're a real piece of work.

[[folder: Visual Novel]]
* At decision points in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', you're occasionally offered a weird option that Shirou has absolutely no reason to take. (Staying on the ground when you're defeated, telling [[BigEater Saber]] to skip lunch...) If you get killed by one of these weird options, Taiga and Ilya will be ''pissed'' at you in the [[HaveANiceDeath hint corner]] afterwards. Sometimes they even beat Shirou up in effigy.
* The {{Bad Ending}}s of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' are this in spades. '''Especially''' [[spoiler: Hanako's]] (in which [[spoiler: she snaps at Hisao for being patronizing and finishes their relationship after giving him a HUGE verbal beatdown]]) and [[spoiler: Shizune's]] (where [[spoiler: she breaks up with Hisao after he and Misha grow apart from her (and had SexForSolace behind her back, unbeknownst to Shizune)... ''while blaming herself for it''.]])
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does this on several occasions. For example, presenting Pearl with a piece of evidence with blood on it causes Phoenix to chew out the player for showing something so violent to a kid. Plus presenting the photo of Edgeworth's dead father to Edgeworth prompts Maya into shouting at you for showing something so tragic to him. Most notoriously, case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Justice For All'' allows you to accuse TheJudge of murder, [[PressXToDie despite there being absolutely no reason to suspect him]]. Doing so nets not one, but ''two'' penalties in a row that total up to 95% (meaning that if you've had any other penalties at all during the trial, it's a [[OneHitKill One-Hit Guilty Verdict]]).
** In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', presenting child Kay with something related to her father's murder prompts a angry chew out... by Gumshoe of all people.
* In ''VisualNovel/ThePortopiaSerialMurderCase'', the "take" command can be used to take Fumie's photo, but trying to take her clothes will only produce objections (it's not ''that'' kind of game).
* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' is pretty much built on this trope, with much of the appeal of the game being the narrator's reactions when you defy his descriptions. The purest example is probably what happens when you walk into a broom closet and just stay there for several minutes; the narrator first attempts to prod you into leaving and explain that there's nothing to do in the broom closet, then makes fun of you for staying in there, then concludes that the player must have ''died at their keyboard'' and shouts for another player to come pick up the game. If you go into the broom closet again after the game restarts, you get different dialogue, and if you try it on a third run the broom closet is boarded up.
** If you ignore multiple parts of the story in succession, the narrator will openly wonder how you still have a job at the company.

[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox]]
* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', if you attack a survivor often enough, they will leave your clearly careless watch.
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising3'' will have Nick express his disapproval if you make him dress in something either ridiculous, such as a superhero costume, or designed for the opposite sex, like a dress.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', accidentally kicking a tin can, milk bottle, or shopping cart (or any of dozens of other objects littering the post-apocalyptic landscape and interiors), will be noticed by other people around you. While enemies attack the noise, as expected, the comments from the friendly [=NPC=]s like "what're you doing?" and "watch where you're going!" quickly get annoying. Repeatedly walking over the same tin can will cause the same NPC to give you an endless stream of these comments.
** And if you even looked at something that isn't yours, or red texted, everyone or at least someone will say that is not yours or says that is locked for a reason. Even if you just looked at it for a millisecond. Thankfully, this is no longer the case in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
** ''Fallout 3'' also has several "stop shooting me" friendly fire comments from the [=NPC=]s, but since you need all the heavily-armed friends you can get, those comments are less annoying.
** Atop a bridge in Megaton stands Stockholm, the town sentry guard. He watches over the town and will attempt to take out anyone who attacks Megaton residents. Through console commands or glitches, it is possible to reach him. If you do he'll say he needs to look out for raiders... as well as ask how the hell you managed to get up there.
** In Big Town, you have the option to either heal Timebomb or "put him out of his misery". If you do choose the latter, you gain nothing, and the in-game text will call you a bastard.
** If you kill the kindly violinist Agatha, Three Dog will claim the most likely suspect is the "vault-asshole".
** Killing Amata's father (The Overseer) during "Escape!".
** James calls you out during The Waters of Life if you nuked Megaton.
*** Also if you beat up Doc the Dog in the simulation world.
** Firing the KillSat on the Brotherhood Of Steel's base in the final ''Broken Steel'' quest is truly the MoralEventHorizon of the game. Lyons picks you up by helicopter as with the Good option, but the Citadel fails to respond to radio, the chopper returns to find the Citadel a smoking ruin, then the remaining Brotherhood members brand you a traitor and turn permanently hostile.
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has nearby soldiers commenting on Alex doing his parkour tricks or bumping into them. Lines range from the Marines' incredulous "You seeing this shit?!" to [[GasMaskMooks Blackwatch's]] not-so-benign "I'm authorized to shoot and burn your fucking corpse! Get outta here!"
** Of course, if Alex bumps into a Marine while disguised as an officer, the grunt in question ''salutes him''.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' doesn't complain so much if you kick debris around, or look at a locked object, but some [=NPC=]s will comment if you stare at them for too long.
** Powder Gangers will comment "You eyeballin' me?" as if you're about to start a fight.
** If you aim a gun at your allies, they'll immediately scold you.
--->'''Lily''': Don't point that at [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} grandma]]!\\
'''Cass''': There better be rock salt in that, or you're in for a world of hurt.\\
'''Boone''': How about I aim my gun at you for a while - see how you like it.\\
'''Veronica''': Why do we always hurt the ones we love?\\
'''Joshua Graham''': Make the first shot count. You won't get a second. ''[alternatively]'' Many have tried.
** If you aim a gun at the crier kid for Mick & Ralph's in Freeside, he'll sometimes say: Wow, I can see down the barrel!
* ''VideoGame/{{Infamous}}'' examples:
** Weirdly played, kind of PaintingTheMedium, in the opening seconds of the first game, before you even have a chance to ''do'' anything about it. The game opens on a simple "Press Start" screen that has a city street in the background. Once you do press Start, ''there's a giant fucking explosion that wipes out half the city and kills thousands of people''. You soon find out that that was your player character, Cole, accidentally activating the [[MacGuffin Ray Sphere]], something the government and the people of the city don't take kindly to. Nice going.
** Zeke will tell you off if you destroy a certain gas station in the Neon District. Cole shoots back with "[[PlayingWithFire I'm sure you would do it if you had powers.]]"
** Making the more gratuitous Evil karma choices will get certain characters ''very'' upset with you. Moya in particular will be outraged if you overload the Reapers' tar kegs, dumping extra poison into the water supply to spare yourself the splashback. John is also watching you; if you continue your Evil path into the sequel, you'll find out in a dead drop that he thought you were a "nightmare" and was tempted to kill you outright.
** ''Infamous 2'' not only has Kuo to rebuke you for evil choices, it has Nyx to rebuke you for ''good'' ones! (This time Zeke is somewhere in between; he'll help carry out almost any plan you make, and while he's generally pretty moral, he's also the guy who encourages you to beat up street performers.)
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', you can have fellow gang members ride around in your car. Driving recklessly (excessive speed, driving off a cliff, etc) will result in them calling you out on it. The best is "''Cars can't fly,'' you '''bitch!'''"
** The "dates" respond, as well. Police office Barbara is prone to scream "''This is not responsible driving!''" Katie, however, ''loves'' it.
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII III]]'', looting corpses in the presence of other people will elicit "What the hell?" lines from the onlookers like: "May God have mercy on your soul!", "Stealing from the dead! There is no salvation from this!", "Leave the dead alone!", "You rob the dead, you shit?"
** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'', you can shoot the horses of carriages in motion to make the carriage flip over. Do this enough times, and you earn an achievement: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. For bonus points, it's a secret achievement, so you can't look at the description and decide to start shooting horses to earn it.
* Push/punch people in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', even just breaking glass elicits many startled responses from everyone.
** Although you can run into people at full speed, knock them over, drive them into corners or make them do cartwheels by tripping over crates, and while they'll be quite annoyed at you, they'll never actually get angry enough to do anything about it. This can lead to hours of mad, pointless fun.
** If you have John shoot someone, or shoot a docile animal, he'll say, "I have no idea why I did that." It's a subtle "What the Hell, Player?" to you for making him do this.
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', neglecting to bury your dead will cause their ghosts to come back and haunt your fortress, terrorizing (and sometimes ''literally'' scaring to death) your citizens and killing your framerate (due to a bug).
** Or maybe the ghost just throws a cocktail party or goes fishing. Ghosts are weird like that.
** Living relatives of the ghost will receive a bad thought from "having to endure the decay of a wife/husband/child/annoying relative/etc." though. Even more so if they're also haunted or attacked by the ghost. Given enough unhappy thoughts, [[HilarityEnsues Fun ensues.]]
** Dwarves will also get negative thoughts if the player makes a conviction for a crime that makes absolutely no sense at all (such as a pet, a corpse, or the victim).
* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'', if you run into various things and pedestrians, your partner will make comments about it.
** Particularly amusing is that, after enough comments from your partner, Cole will give a very annoyed "Just shut up and let me drive."
** Additionally, driving away and leaving your partner behind will earn you a rebuke when they finally catch up.
* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Shadow of Chernobyl'', the first mission you're given has you assisted by a fireteam of rookie stalkers to raid a Bandit base (depending on the difficulty level, you WILL need their help). If you tell them to back off, the leader will call you out on being a Rambo wannabe. If you wipe out the bandits all by yourself, he'll be amazed. If you run back to him without killing them all, he'll make fun of you and tell you to piss off.
* In ''VideoGame/TheGodfather 2'' your BadassCrew will chew you out if you [[DrivesLikeCrazy Drive Like Crazy]].
* ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'':
** Hit non-hostile ships or stations enough times (whether accidentally or on purpose) and the sector police will warn you that if you keep it up, they'll attack. Continue, and you'll get a message saying the SpacePolice are coming after you, after which The station or ship will turn hostile and the sector police will attack. This becomes a MostAnnoyingSound during station defense missions, where friendly fire to the station you're protecting is a constant hazard.
*** And then you can usually prevent an encounter with the police by opening a comm channel with them and [[EasilyForgiven blaming the weapons' targeting system]]. Thankfully, stations gone hostile from friendly fire while you are protecting them become friendly after completing the mission.
** A more specific example happens in the ''[[VideoGame/XBeyondTheFrontier X:BTF]]'' tutorial if you shoot at the Terran mothership. The flight controller will give gradually escalating "cut it out" remarks and eventually threaten to [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassign you to a radar station in Alaska]]. Shoot it again, and he'll ''[[NonStandardGameOver actually do it]]''.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' lets you do a whole bunch of nasty things to your friends and allies if they're not on a mission with you:
** You can choose to kill the other player characters and related [=NPCs=], only for them to respawn later and them texting you to complain about what you did. [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment They also give you their hospital bill]].
** If you happen to run into another player character, you can follow them and have them get freaked out over your stalking. Keep doing it after they tell you to knock it off and [[OneHitKill they'll punch/headbutt you in response]].
** You can have Franklin kill his dog, Chop, with explosives or fire (Franklin won't fire bullets directly at Chop). Chop will respawn later, but whatever happiness that was built up will be completely erased.
** As Franklin or Trevor, shooting a rocket at Michael's house has him sending you a text message telling you to [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=798665594 stop firing rockets at his house]]. Do it again and he calls you directly, yelling at you to stop. Franklin will also give a similar response if you fire rockets at his house when not playing as him.
** At random times, you can see Jimmy riding around on his bicycle. You can be a total jerk by ramming him off his bike, even when playing as his father, Michael.
** While you can pretty much do this with any character, playing as Michael while taking Jimmy or Amanda out for a hang out and driving like a crazy person (going airborne, running people over, crashing into other drivers, etc) will have them yell at you. This becomes even more hilarious if you do this after finishing the game since [[spoiler: Michael promised to become a better husband and father]] and pissing his family off makes him look like a total hypocrite.
** Driving poorly - colliding with other cars, etc. - will often result in the character being played complaining at you. On the other hand, near-misses while driving also generate comments aimed at the player (i.e. Michael might say "You got lucky, buddy!")

[[folder: Non Video Game Examples]]
* And here's a WebOriginal: In WebVideo/StuartAshen's ''Ashen's Tech Dump'' episode 2, a video game called ''Vinnie the Vole's Existential Nightmare'' begins by immediately informing the player that 'YOUR ACTIONS HAVE DAMNED VINNIE'. Later when [[spoiler:Vinnie goes insane and commits suicide,]] the game ends with a black screen with a single message: 'YOUR FAULT'.
* A SpriteComic example: In [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2003/10/11/399-dance-crazed/ this]] ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' comic, we discover one of the many signs of Alex's gameplay prior to ending up in Videoland affecting Videoland: he (and by proxy, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]]), had the Mithril Town dancers dance ''347 times'', much to their irritation, to say the least.
* As the host of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', Bob Barker was fond of this whenever a contestant did not seem to understand either how to play the game or price an item.
* Similar to the above, Steve Harvey will really lay into a player on ''Series/FamilyFeud'' if they say something stupid, raunchy, offensive, or any combination of the three.
* Not exactly a game, but the text-to-speech program ''[=ReadPlease=]'' had the characters ask you to stop clicking on their faces, and asked how much the user would like it if ''their'' face was clicked upon.
* In the ChooseYourOwnAdventure ''Literature/CanYouSurviveTheZombieApocalypse'', you can be [[CrowningMomentOfFunny told to throw the book out the window, because you don't deserve it,]] or [[DownerEnding called an asshole and told to "have fun living with yourself".]]
* A faux game example: ''Website/CollegeHumor'' did a video imagining the first season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as an SNES era video game. When the "player" plays as Jaime Lannister and elects to attack Bran when Bran sees him [[{{Twincest}} sexing up Cersei]], the video makes it clear that it doesn't approve of this. [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6579356/game-of-thrones-rpg Link.]]
-->''Like, seriously? He's only ten!'' *player selects again to do the attack* ''Wow. OK. I mean, I understand that you don't want to people to know you're porking your sister, but still... wow.'' *Jamie's attack sends Bran flying out the window, triumphant music plays* ''You defeated Bran Stark! Obviously. Because, you know, he's ten!''
* In the ''Weep'' adventure compilation for ''Unknown Armies'', the adventure ''A Few Of My Favorite Things'' ends with the players in the back of an ambulance with a sick old man, while the ambulance is attacked by possessed cars. The adventure instructions include a "What the Hell, Player" ending, actually written as: "If for some bizarre reason the [=PC=]s hurl the old man's body out of the back of the ambulance at any point.."
* The iOS voice assistant Siri:
** If you cuss, it'll call you out for it.
---> "There's no need for that." \\
"I'd blush if I could." \\
"Well, I never!" \\
"''[[HelloInsertNameHere (name)]]'', your language!"
** Saying something involving the word "butt" prompts it to tell you that "that's not nice."
** Try saying "OK Google"[[note]]the voice command used to quickly summon the Google voice assistant on an Android device[[/note]] for a TakeThat or two:
---> "I think you've got the wrong assistant, ''(name)''." \\
"Very funny, ''(name)''. I mean, not funny "ha-ha," but funny."
*** Or alternatively, "OK Glass":
----> "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead, ''(name)''. It won't work."
** Don't give it a mathematical expression with a division by 0 to solve:
---> "That's not nice. Are you trying to scramble my computational cortex?" \\
''(if the input is something along the lines of "What's 0 divided by 0?")'' "Imagine that you have 0 cookies and share them between 0 friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn't make sense, does it? And [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]] is sad that there are no cookies. And you are sad because you have no friends."