* [[MemeticMutation All together now]]: [[KingdomHearts KINGDOM HEAAAAAAAAAARTS!]] [[LargeHam FILL ME... WITH THE POWER OF DARKNESS!]]
** "You would knowingly shackle your heart with a [[KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories chain of memories]] born of lies?"
** "So many are still waiting for their new beginning, their birth by sleep. Even me...and even you."
* Spoofed in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'':
-->'''Carla:''' Do you have any idea how difficult it is to escape from Monkey Island?\\
'''Guybrush:''' No, how difficult is it to ''[with overly dramatic emphasis]'' '''''Escape from Monkey Island[[TradeSnark ™]]'''''?\\
'''Carla:''' ...Well, it's really difficult!
** He does the same thing twice later while talking with Meathook.
** Also, in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'' and ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush askes LucasArts (via telephone) and [=LeChuck=] what's ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', dropping the first game's title.
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', you can tell the creature the Space Pirates have been studying will turn out to be pretty nasty once you learn that it's been code-named... well, take a wild guess.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' is a spin-off in the series, and has the "Prime Hunter" multiplayer game mode.
** The title ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', which is quite traditional to {{Super Nintendo|EntertainmentSystem}} games, is also a name of the result of another research project.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' tends to name each game's MacGuffin [The] Fire Emblem.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' -- welcome in that we get to find out what they were smoking when they came up with that one. [[spoiler:Turns out it's suggesting that the parts of the world you ignore might as well not exist, and with [[EmoTeen Neku]] (who is told this) that means a ''lot'' might as well not exist. Thank you, [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
!]]
* Dante's demon-hunting business in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' shares its name with the game.
** And there's a more direct [[/folder]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
in the third game, which explains that Dante named the shop after a line spoken by Lady at the end of the game during a SandInMyEyes moment, telling him that even a demon might cry over [[spoiler:his brother (seemingly) dying.]]
** ''Devil May Cry 4'' has another one, in Nero's battle theme. The last lyric before the song repeats is "I make the angel scream, and the Devil '''CRY'''!"
* "A VideoGame/MadWorld, huh? I'll fit right in."
** "Look at all these lawless people! VideoGame/AnarchyReigns!"
* As just almost every single game in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series is named after an ingame setting[[note]] the intro to Arena notes that Arena is an alternate name for Tamriel[[/note]], none of the games' subtitles should count. But [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]] however, does in a much very blatant and glorified manner in its epic opening FMV.
--> '''Uriel Septim''': "Rest well this night... for tomorrow, you set sail... for the kingdom of '''DAGGERFALL'''!"
** The Bloodmoon expansion for [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] mentions the Bloodmoon event. Some of the games mention the actual Elder Scrolls, but never in situations relevant to the main plot.
*** Until [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], where you need an Elder Scroll to learn the Dragonrend shout.]]
* "And those of you who fight well, you will find yourselves on the path to becoming international secret agents-- in other words... {{Psychonauts}}!"
* The phrase "VideoGame/SonicHeroes" was apparently rammed into the game of the same name for no reason. Both Sonic and Eggman use it to describe Team Sonic, but it also appears in Team Chaotix's theme song, meaning that it might describe all the main characters... even though they have completely different reasons for fighting Eggman and actually fight each other every so often.
** In the same game, Sonic's explanation to Metal Sonic as to why he lost to them:
-->'''Metal Sonic:''' It's no use... why can't I defeat you...?\\
'''Sonic:''' Because we're SONIC HEROES! ''(strikes a pose)''
:::Metal Sonic then promptly faints/powers down, possibly due to being beaten, but one must wonder if it was because of that title drop...
* The mission "Standard Protocol" in VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}:
--> '''Cole:''' And they'll glass the whole city, just like that?
--> '''Moya:''' It's standard protocol when it comes to containing biological threats. Like it or not, Cole, you're in this all the way.
* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', when Luke Atmey insists on describing himself as an "Ace Detective," Phoenix awkwardly introduces himself as "Phoenix Wright... Ace Attorney." Being Phoenix Wright, the whole scene is not an especially important conversation, especially because Pearl and Maya insist on also being an "Ace"... spirit medium and apprentice, respectively.
* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}: The Sun is In Your Hand'' has a [[/folder]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
that's unusually hard to spot. During the final boss fight, Django and Sabata refer to the power of "Our Sun". (You know it's important because there's a voice clip and because Django, who's usually a HeroicMime, speaks.) So? As it happens, the game's original Japanese title -- ''Bokura no Taiyou'' -- means "Our Sun". The English title is a sort of orphaned abbreviation for this that means nothing in the game.
* In John Woo's ''Stranglehold'', Damon Zakarov tells Main/BigBad Wong, in his demands that he hand over Hong Kong to him, "Your stranglehold has lasted far too long."
* While the [=ARMs=] in ''WildArms'' have always been an important plot element in every game, the series never did a full [[/folder]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
...until [[VideoGame/WildArms4 the fourth game]] where [=ARMs=] are weapons made from {{Nanomachines}}, and the most powerful of them assimilates the inmates of [[TheAlcatraz Illsveil Prison]], turning them into, you guessed it, Wild [=ARMs=].
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' doesn't use "planescape" -- but then, the game is properly called ''Torment''. (Calling it ''PlanescapeTorment'' is like calling another game, for example, ''ForgottenRealms: BaldursGate''.) Torment starts getting dropped at about the midpoint of the game, increasing in frequency from there.
* On that subject, ''BaldursGate'' mentions the city fairly early on, and as the latter third of the game takes place mainly there, it's hard to avoid it being mentioned. ''Throne Of Bhaal'' has the war between Bhaalspawn be ''around and for'' the title location, so it gets mentioned as well. On the other hand, ''Shadows of Amn'' doesn't use the title, though the nation of Amn it takes place in is mentioned; nor does ''Tales of the Sword Coast'', with similar mention of the region.
* ''IcewindDale'' and ''Heart of Winter'' do this -- ''Icewind Dale'', the name of the region it takes place in, much more easily. ''Heart of Winter'', on the other hand, does it much more subtly:
-->'''[[MadOracle Seer]]:''' A woman knows a woman's heart, and a strange, beautiful, and cruel thing it is. But the cruelest of all is a ''heart of winter'', for it beats not with love, but with loss, and '''nothing''' may comfort it.
* Clearing four lines of blocks in ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' is called a Tetris.
** In ''Tetris: The Grand Master'', the highest rank obtainable is Grand Master.
* Olivia's poems seem nothing but a cute character moment until she recites the final stanza of her last: "But now we dance this GrimFandango..." It refers to the four year journey to Eternal Rest taken by all but the most virtuous souls.
* Lampshaded in the preview for ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free'', as well as in the game itself:
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Onward to Strong Badia! Strong Badia the Free!\\
'''Homestar Runner:''' Hey, that's the name of this--\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Shut up!
* On the Subject of Telltale Games -- in the the last episode of ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'':
-->'''[[spoiler:Max's Superego]]:''' Sam, Sam. They say that idle hands are the Devil's playthings, but there is something far, far worse. An idle mind is the Devil's Playhouse: a stage for the most vapid, horrible, and destructive stories to be made real.
** Seconds later, he then goes on to lampshade it by saying "Didn't think I'd be able to work the title in, did you?"
* All the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games after ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' have subtitles, and engage in subtitle drops:
** '''[[BigBad Solidus:]]''' And we will become '''The [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Sons of Liberty]]!'''
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', the subtitle is taken from the operation Snake carries out for the most of the game, named as such because he's taking on the members of the Cobra unit.
** '''[[spoiler:Ocelot]]:''' Behold! '''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Guns of the Patriots!]]'''
** Probably the most meta one in the series, though, is a repeated ''series acronym drop'' from Drebin in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', as he screams (about a tank that is chasing them) 'we've got an MGS on our asses!' and 'We've gotta shake off the MGS!'. The scene ends with the MGS getting flipped into a ravine as the characters carry on. [[TrueArt Interpret that as you may]].
** For fairly obvious reasons, ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'' didn't manage. It tried hard, though, and involved an optional scene where Snake commented about how the operation felt 'portable'.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' averted this as well. There is a "[[MacGuffin Project Babel]]" in the plot, which forms half of the subtitle, but the subtitle ''Ghost Babel'' was mainly chosen because it conveniently [[SuperTitle64Advance shared the same initials]] as the GameBoy.
** Oh, and don't try to count the number of times Snake says ''[[ParrotExposition "Metal Gear!?"]]''.
** The subtitle to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' refers to the game's main Metal Gear unit which Big Boss faces off against before the game's first pre-ending sequence. We also learn why it is named as such prior to that battle.
** The [=MSX2=] version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has a subtle one in the form of a cheat code. Typing "intruder" while the game is paused will increase the ammo capacity of each of Snake's weapons to 999. "Intruder" was the {{working title}} of the game.
** SNAAAAAKKE EAAAATTEERRRRR (When Climbing the ridiculously long ladder in ''MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'')
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a mission called "Grand Theft Auto", which also happens to be one of the most difficult WatchThePaintJob missions in the series. It later plays with the title in a mission where you must steal a package from the airport, called "Grand Theft Aero".
** When you steal a car, sometimes the police say "Grand Theft Auto" over the scanner.
** Even before then, there was the rap song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYy69qOJWoM Grand Theft Auto]]" written for the first game's soundtrack - a remixed version of which is also in ''III''.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' also has a mission named "Grand Theft Auto".
** And take a wild guess what ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' lists the player character's criminal records as in the LCPD Database.
* Skillfully used in the first ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' game--the title initially seems to be just an oblique reference to the series' essential concept--bioengineering in a fantasy environment by use of magic. However, when it turns out to actually be [[spoiler: the name of the LostTechnology that serves as the series' ongoing MacGuffin and ArtifactOfDoom]], the player instantly recognizes his goal for the remainder of the game.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 4'' manages to shoehorn its subtitle (''Red Sun'' or ''Blue Moon'', depending on the version) in ''twice'' -- once for the tournament and once for the giant laser. Near the end we learn that [[spoiler:the tournament was a front for finding a netbattler to stop the asteroid]], except this falls through because that was the BACKUP plan.
* Towards the end of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', when the party members are briefed on the TheFederation's plan to launch a counterattack on the [[HumanAliens Balmarians]], it's revealed the name of the plan is "[[OperationBlank Operation SRW]]". After the briefing, when the other party members are wondering what SRW stands for, AscendedFanboy Ryusei Date guesses it right, but none of the others believe him.
** To be exact, Ryusei believes it stands for "Super Robot Wars", while ManicPixieDreamGirl [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]] jokes that it's "Sexy Romance Weapon".
*** Ironically, the game as it exists in localization is technically called ''Super Robot '''Taisen'''''. GettingCrapPastTheRadar for naming rights disputes, {{Atlus}}?
** The feat is duplicated twice for ''[[EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'': the party acquires the not-so HumongousMecha Gespenst Phantom, Alt Eisen Nacht, Weiss Ritter Abend as backup units, and they are dubbed "Support Robot Weapons". "Endless Frontier" is immediately used following a prologue real describing the multiple worlds connected by dimensional gateways.
** Some older [=SRWs=] would TitleDrop the game during the final scenario, as in the case of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact'', where the last scenario is called "Super Robot Wars".
** Several of the games give your BadassArmy a name based on the game's initial. ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal R]]'' has the Round Knights, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]]'' has the Alpha Numbers, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW W]]'' has Wärter, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL L]]'' has LOTUS, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the Z games]] have ZEUTH and ZEXIS, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX UX]]'' has the Unknown Exstrikers and the Ultimate Cross...
* ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' has one [[GuideDangIt that's quite easy to miss]]. [[spoiler: Darkstalker Kaathe is the only character in the entire game who mentions the Dark Soul and actually explains what it is and how it passes on to Furtive Pygmy's descendants.]]
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' has the final chapter in the game rather appropriately titled, er, "Dead Space". [[spoiler: Which is kind of funny when you realize it's the only chapter that takes place on a ''planet'' instead of a ship in space.]]
** In Dead Space 3 players are able to hear this line on a recording, "It's all just dead space"-Dr. Earl Serrano, referring to something told to him by an old colleague. The original line was meant with the idea that there was just no alien life anywhere in the universe, and nothing to study, but for both the player and Serrano, those words take on a whole new meaning; the cycle of death a rebirth brought about by the Markers has left nothing but emptiness across the stars. In this way, it has both a literal and figurative meaning.
* From ''AceCombat Zero'': "We'll start over from 'zero' with this V2...". The EU non-numeric titles ''Distant Thunder'', ''Squadron Leader'' and ''The Belkan War'' all show up in their respective games.
** And ''Shattered Skies'' as the name of [=AC04=]'s eighth mission, and part of your commander's speech as you select your aircraft before the final mission.
** In ''AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception'', guess what the title of the first mission is. Go on, ''guess.''
* The epynomous ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' is an artifact sought after by the powers that be in Hydeland for its famed power to control dragons. [[spoiler:It actually holds no such power, but becomes a symbol when retrieved after defeating the endboss, a sign that warriors strong enough to slay dragons reside in Hydeland's borders.]]
* The main heroines of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has the title of the game, or part of it, as the name of their true ending. Actually makes a lot of sense in the case of ''Tsukihime'' (Moon Princess) since the title is a direct reference to her.
** ''Tsukihime'''s "sequel", Kagetsu Tohya, has a character in a side-story named Souka ''Tsukihime''. Incidentally, she's the graphic designer's favorite character.
** Despite Sion being technically the main heroine of MeltyBlood, being the main heroine of the entire series gets Arc the title drop in that game. Her Blood Heat Arc Drive is named "Melty Blood."
* "And so began [[VagrantStory the story of the wanderer... the vagrant]]."
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has a title drop, but if you play only the first game you wouldn't know it, since the term only shows up in the lead-up to the final battle of the second game.
** That said, the very first true "dungeon" of the first game featured a puzzle involving a golden sun icon.
* Throughout the ''entire'' history of the ''FinalFantasy'' series, the only time those words are mentioned together is in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', [[spoiler:when Chaos refers to the ten warriors and Cosmos' journey as being the Final Fantasy]].
** ''Dissidia'''s secret ending is concluded with the Narrator saying:
-->"We shall journey on the road that continues... to the Final Fantasy."
** Although in Gilgamesh's ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' boss cameo, his ultimate attack is called Ultimate Illusion, a synonym to Final Fantasy.
** Additionally, the 5-person Band Attack used by the the final party of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' in its sequel [[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]] is called "Final Fantasy."
** Also, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the Japanese version of Edea's speech in Galbadia plays out a little differently from the English translation, and includes a line referencing the series.
-->'''Edea''': You and me. Together, we'll bring about this final fantasy.
* Until VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII, when Lightning gives us this.
-->'''Lightning''': I guess this... is my final fantasy.
* {{Shenmue}} is a tree.
* There's an old RealTimeStrategy game by Creator/{{Sierra}} called ''Castles: Siege and Conquest''. They had a basic version, and one on CD. The CD has an opening cinematic with full voice and FMV in game discussing the history of various castles. And wouldn't you know it, the ending of the cinematic says: "To become king you must conquer... CASTLES SEIGE AND CONQUEST!" The most awkward title drop (that wasn't a [[LampShadeHanging lampshade]]) ever.
* This happens in ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', towards the end.
* ''Videogame/WingCommander IV: The Price of Freedom'' features two drops of the subtitle, with first the veteran in the bar, and later [[spoiler:Admiral Tolwyn]], giving the full line, "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance." At the end, Blair asks [[spoiler:Tolwyn]], after stating that his plan would cause many deaths and force humanity to become barbaric, "Is that the price of freedom?" in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Hobbes addresses Blair as, "Wing Commander" in ''Wing Commander II'' when, despite being higher-ranked, he orders him to lead the mission they're on.
** In ''Wing Commander: Prophecy'', Maniac toasts, "to the free and easy life of the Wing Commander."
** In the film, Angel describes herself to Blair as, "your Wing Commander."
** The third game's subtitle, Heart of the Tiger, is Blair's title among the Kilrathi, which also serves as [[spoiler:the phrase to awaken Hobbes' true personality]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX8: Paradise Lost''. Guess what is the name of the FinalBoss' DesperationAttack?
* ''VideoGame/MegaManMaverickHunterX'': After [[spoiler:Zero sacrifices himself to destroy Vile's mech]]:
-->'''X:''' Zero! Hang in there, buddy!\\
'''Zero:''' X... I'm always telling you... to be more careful... but now look at me...\\
'''X:''' Don't waste your energy talking, Zero. We've gotta fix you up.\\
'''Zero:''' There's... no time for that... Sigma is close... Very close...\\
'''X:''' Zero...\\
'''Zero:''' Go now... Maverick Hunter X...
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games, [[CallingYourAttacks Spell Cards]] have names which generally take the form of something like '''Love Sign "Master Spark"''', and this is used for a Title Drop a few times for the final Spell Card of the FinalBoss. In ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', Yuyuko's final spell card (before her DesperationAttack) is titled '''Cherry Blossom Sign "Perfect Cherry Blossom of Sumizome"'''; in ''Mountain of Faith'', Kanako's final attack has no "sign" part of its name (though it is far from unique in that regard) and is simply called '''"Mountain of Faith"'''[[note]]Only on Easy and Normal mode though; on higher difficulties it is "Virtue of Wind God"[[/note]].
** Also, Tenshi from the FightingGame SpinOff ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' gives us '''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody for all Mankind'''.
** In ''Imperishable Night'', the "sign" parts of all of Kaguya's Last Spells are called '''Imperishable Night's End'''. Furthermore, the "sign" parts for her five normal spellcards are all called '''Impossible Request''', which matches her stage title "Five [[ImpossibleTask Impossible Requests]]".
*** There's also Mokou's spell card '''Imperishable Shooting'''.
*** And if you survive enough of her Last Spells, Kaguya will drop it in dialogue in a much more meaningful way than just naming:
----> '''Kaguya:''' [[PunctuatedPounding The fragmented eternal evening you've created... My eternity manipulation will destroy it... Your spell of Imperishable Night will shatter... And the dawn shall come!]]
** Utsuho Reiuji has '''"Subterranean Sun"''' on Hard and Lunatic, and Koishi Komeiji has '''"Subterranean Rose"'''.
** Played a bit differently in ''Ten Desires''. The final boss's power is listening to ten people at once, or rather, to their Ten Desires.
*** Also, her last Spellcard is called '''"Falling Stars on Divine Spirit Mausoleum"''', "Divine Spirit Mausoleum" being the game's Japanese title.
** ''Shinkirou'', the Japanese title of ''Hopeless Masquerade'', is revealed in Kokoro's ending to be [[spoiler:[[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis the name of the new Noh Play she made based on the events of the game]]]].
** The fangame ''Concealed the Conclusion''[='=]s Stage 5 is titled '''Concealed the Conclusion''' ([[GratuitousEnglish in English, in a Japanese game]]). Ironically, it is also the stage where the [[DreamApocalypse conclusion]] is ''[[WhamEpisode revealed]]''.
*** The game's Japanese title, ''Mushuugeki'', appears in the title music theme, "'''Dream End Drama''' ~ Border between Dream and Reality".
* You know that stuff just got real when humans bring in their ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' dreadnought class. No other space conquest game has a suitable name.
** The original game and its {{Expansion Pack}}s also perform a [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
at the end of their intro voiceovers:
-->'''Human:''' We learned to wield the '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91qZSfYLoU Sword of the Stars]]'''''.\\
'''Zuul:''' Born of fire, born of steel, born of science, '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IstNOUa_dj8 Born of Blood]]'''''.\\
'''Morrigi:''' My people are no longer hiding, and now we darken your skies, like '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYgti3MKCDg A Murder of Crows]]'''''.
** And in the sequel:
-->'''Suul'ka:''' Your season in the sun has passed. Now you will tremble before the '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoupNUyM9-8 Lords of Winter]]'''''.
-->'''Loa:''' Lay down your arms, or face the '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNftYHBxwM End of Flesh]]'''''.
* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' doesn't really count, as Planet orbits the star system, so it comes up quite frequently. The expansion, ''Alien Crossfire'', does the drop in the cinematic, explaining that two opposing alien factions have landed on Planet, and the humans will thus be caught in the alien crossfire.
* The second ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'' game pulls it off near the end, though in a variation it only mentions the subtitles (Gateway of Memory in Japan, A Journey Into Lost Memories in Europe):
--->'''Ryan Gray''': Do you understand why your father brought you here, Ashley? It was to open the doorway to your memory. To open that door and embark on a journey into lost memories.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', Jill ends her opening monologue stating that her escape from Raccoon City will be her "last escape"; a reference to the Japanese title, ''Biohazard 3: Last Escape''.
* ''HouseOfTheDead''. Guess what the last chapter's name is, as well as where it takes place?
** ''OVERKILL'' follows suit as well.
* ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'': "People say the universe is a Star Ocean."
* "VideoGame/DonPachi" means "leader bee." Throughout the series, you collect bee icons, and upon fulfilling certain requirements for one of the games, you get to fight the TrueFinalBoss: a flaming ''bee'', the ''leader'' of the enemy forces you've been decimating. And in the first game, the elite air force you're training for is known as [=DonPachi=] Squadron.
* The TurnBasedStrategy ''Shattered Union'' ends the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpTiHSFioI intro]] in particularly...'''Dramatic Fashion'''.
* The penultimate quest in the last content patch for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', which involves the players and one of their faction's leaders [[spoiler: escaping an [[CurbstompBattle encounter]] with]] [[BigBad Arthas Menethil]]. This leads directly into the raid on Icecrown Citadel, and is named "Wrath of the Lich King".
** In the final patch of Cataclysm, Deathwing yells "[[BadassBoast I]] [[IAmTheNoun AM]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE]] [[TitleDrop CATACLYSM]]!" at the start of the Madness of Deathwing encounter, in which he attempts to use an attack called Cataclysm that essentially is him finishing the job he started by breaking out of Deepholm, and which the raid ''must'' interrupt to avoid instantly wiping.
** ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'' has a title drop at the end of the opening cutscene.
* The Armageddon weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}: Armageddon''.
* ''"I used to find joy in the company of others. Now, I have only VideoGame/TheCompanyOfMyself."''
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfGoo'' Corporation.
* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Shadow of Chernobyl'' does this in the intro.
* ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'' does it twice throughout the game, and both times are somewhat confusing.
* The most difficult quest in ''[[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monster Hunter Freedom Unite]]'' is titled "Monster Hunter."
* ''GloryOfHeracles'' was title dropped by one of the playable characters, Heracles, who muses that great muscles means nothing to the 'glory of Heracles'.
* Happens a couple of times in ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom]]'' with a couple of the character's [[LimitBreak Hyper Combos]] and the games they come from: Batsu's Ultimate Hyper Combo is called ''United By Fate'', while Frank West has his ''Dead Rising'' Hyper Combo.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'': While the [[AlternateCharacterReading furigana]] in the game's subtitle reads ''Chi no Rondo'' for "Rondo of Blood," the literal reading is ''Chi no Rinne'', meaning "Metempsychosis[[note]]Reincarnation[[/note]] of Blood." The latter is also the title of the game's final stage, as well as its reenactment in the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight sequel]].
** In the English versions of both ''Symphony of the Night'' and the [[PlaystationPortable PSP]] port of ''Rondo'', the stage's name is simply rendered "Bloodlines", dropping a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines different title]] entirely.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Paragon City and the Rogue Isles are refered to as the City of Heroes and the City of Villains, respectively, numerous times.
* The meaning behind the title of ''VisualNovel/{{Suika}}'' is only revealed in the true ending, where [[spoiler:it becomes Ojou's new name by combining the kanji for water and summer.]]
* You get to find the Mask of the Betrayer in VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer, but it isn't actually referred to anywhere in dialogue as such.
** The opening sequence video for VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Hordes of the Underdark closed with a TitleDrop.
*** And in dialogue with Deekin, he mentions that he's going to be writing a book about your adventures in the above expansion pack, and asks the PC to give it a name. Naturally, one of the options is ''Hordes of the Underdark.'' Or "Anything but Hordes of the Underdark." Prompting some scribbling on Deekin's part.
* ''Dragon's Dogma'' the title is never actually mentioned in the game itself, but rather in the game's main/ending theme Eternal Return, "Yet, now he sees the dragon's dogma, unbound by time; all-binding, grand design." The title of the game, and even the title of the song, should make sense to the player by the time they reach the game's true ending.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' refers to a category of technology that is the main AppliedPhlebotinum of the game series, which is critically important for galactic civilization in the game.
** The opening title consists of a short description of the events that led humanity into the interstellar field, culminating with "They called it the greatest discovery in human history. The civilization of the galaxy call it...''Mass Effect''".
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' pulls its TitleDrop in the Codex, of all places, as part of the description of the Chantry's practice of naming each century as "____ Age" after a significant event. Since dragons reappeared in the world (after being hunted nearly to extinction by the Nevarran dragon hunters) at the beginning of this century, the game is set in the Dragon Age.
** The name of the setting is a bit of a disguised one. During development they just called it "The Dragon Age Setting", or THEDAS for; apparently they never bothered to think of something better and so it stuck.
* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' ([[BlindIdiotTranslation the original version]] and WiiWare remake), the password to the hideout in Plantation is a [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Title Drop ]]
[[SdrawkcabName backwards]].
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' drops it many times, first with Ares and then [[spoiler: Kratos]] being referred to as "God of War".
* ''NoMoreHeroes'' is the name of the motel that Travis lives at, and is also written on the wall in any of the bathrooms that act as the game's [[SavePoint Save Points]]. It's also delivered in a TakeThat by [[spoiler: Travis's ex-girlfriend Jeane]] before the Rank 1 boss fight:
-->'''[[spoiler: Jeane]]''': What if the game gets delayed? You don't want this to become NoMoreHeroes [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Forever]], do you?
** The sequel title drops both the series and subtitle name. First in the opening...
-->''Narrator:'' This is Travis Touchdown's ''desperatj struggle''.\\
''Travis:'' Hold it, you violence-loving bastards. Before you start your ''desperate struggling'', you should drop a nice save.
** After [[spoiler:Bishop is murdered]], the words ''Desperate Struggle'' is seen written in blood. Also, near the end of the game, Travis is referred to as the ''No More Hero''.
* "The job... '''''VideoGame/KillerIsDead'''''."
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Klonoa}} Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil]]'' has one, delivered by [[spoiler: the King of Sorrow]] just before the FinalBoss battle:
-->'''[[spoiler: King of Sorrow]]''': So I used the ark to lift Lunatea's Veil. All so that you could save the Kingdom of Sorrow. So that Lunatea can once again remember...
** The V in "Veil" is even capitalised in the subtitles, to make it obvious it's a TitleDrop.
* The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjX_zJNYw8g&feature=player_embedded When You're Gone]] does this for the most recent Silent Hill game.
--> "I know, I know, there's something I've forgotten! A time, a place, a '''shattered memory!'''"
* At the end of ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield]]'' it is explained that the BigBad was like a raven picking the bones of an old war and the other BigBad his shield protecting him until his children were ready to fly.
* In the ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'' FanRemake, a TitleDrop is used when [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Caldaur and Lavidia]] hear the reason Graham is seeking to open the Door of Destiny.
* "While the Covenant had us locked up in here, I overheard the guards talking about this ring world. They call it... {{Halo}}."
** Strangely enough, in later games they're referred to as "the Sacred Rings" by the Covenant.
** In the first game, Cortana drops the title of one of the soundtrack pieces during a cutscene in the first level. "With all respect, Captain. This war already has '''Enough Dead Heroes'''". Later, the first chapter of "Two Betrayals" is named after another song, "The Gun Pointed At the Head of the Universe".
* In most games ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, the subtitle inevitably gets dropped early on, pointing a giant neon arrow at something important. No points for guessing the Ocarina of Time is going to be important in a game called ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'':
*** The game's opening cinematic (one of two if you wait around at the title screen) is an interesting example. It ends with "Now, a new legend bound to this great story stands ready to be revealed. A legend that will be forged by your own hand." In the trailer version of this cinematic, it ends with the game's logo. In the actual game, it boots you back to the title screen to fill it out with "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA".
*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Groose says "Nice going, you two. You guys were totally amazing in this little adventure I like to call the Legend of ''Groose''". So close, yet so far.
*** The game's ''subtitle'' is never directly dropped in-game; the sword in question is called the "Goddess Sword" toward the beginning of the game and the "Master Sword" after it gets upgraded... [[FridgeBrilliance but on the boxart]], [[StabTheSky Link is pointing the sword skyward]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Midna refers to Zelda early on as the "Twilight Princess," mocking the fact that her kingdom has descended into Twilight. [[spoiler:Turns out she was just screwing with everyone--''Midna'' is the real Twilight Princess]].
* A case 2 happens ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' (called ''...and the Last Time Travel'' in Japan and ''...and the Lost Future'' in Europe), where the second part is the last words said by [[spoiler:Claire, Layton's girlfriend, before being sent back to the moment of her death 10 years ago by a faulty time machine.]] The phrase was slightly changed with each version to match each localized title.
** In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', the last of the secret puzzles is called "The Diabolical Box" (for good reason, being an especially difficult block-pushing puzzle).
* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'', Ken title drops [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting another popular fighting game]] in his dialogue with sub-boss Dan, referencing the fact that Dan is a parody of that game's main character, Ryo Sakazaki. @@'''Ken''': Who are you? Do you know the art of fighting?@@
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Right in the intro when Conker starts to explain how he became King Of All The Lands, he says
-->"It all started yesterday. And what a day ''that'' was. It's what I call a Bad Fur Day."
* In ''Film/TheMatrix: Path of Neo'', when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TLJb9NZN0I the Wachowskis' avatars show up to explain they changed the ending for the benefit of the medium]], Larry summarizes the original ending from the movie in an increasingly sped-up voice. This is what he says normally:
-->'''Larry Wachowski:''' You see, at this point in the story, Neo stands on the verge of satori; ready to resolve the paradox of choice and choicelessness; free will versus fate, but that can only be achieved through an act of surrender, which it occurs after his abandonment of the perspectile nature of truth, accepting the totallity of present consciousness which ultimately allows an evolutionary transition; transcending the Cartesian dilemma through emergence of de-limited spirit which then provides the world with a third path, the ''Path of Neo'', the path to peace.
* Last line of the second expansion pack for ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', ''Dissolution of Eternity'':
-->''Your consciousness fades as you realize you have halted Quake's plans for...the dissolution of eternity.''
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' franchise has two title drops. Once in the final Soviet cutscene of ''Yuri's Revenge'' where Yuri drops the franchise name and once in ''Tiberian Sun'' where Kane yells "THE TIBERIAN SUN HAS RISEN!"
** ''Tiberium Wars'' may have one as well: in-game and in cutscenes, the events of the various games in the Tiberium franchise are referred to as the First, Second and Third Tiberium War. Then there's the Firestorm Crisis, the events of the titual expansion pack.
* Yugo of ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' has a move named "Bloody Roar".
** Also one to the Japanese title, ''Beastorizer'' - a zoanthrope who transforms from their human form to beast form is said to "beastorize".
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2: Retribution'' does this on the last level. "Whether I am victorious, or slain. My sins will know retribution. [[spoiler:Such is the final testimony of Gabriel Angelos"]]
* ''KaraNoShoujo'' is named for a piece of art that appears in the story that has some eerie similarities to the murders going on. It's the masterpiece of a painter named Mamiya Shinzo. [[spoiler:The similarities stop being eerie when the explanations start coming and instead turn disturbing.]]
* This happens quite often in the ''MortalKombat'' series, particularly ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Among others, Liu Kang to Shang Tsung, prior to their battle from the first tournament. Justified as the story is a retelling of the first three games, which featured a Mortal Kombat tournament and an attempt to merge Outworld and Earthrealm together whilst ignoring the rules of MortalKombat.
--> '''Liu Kang:''' ''Face me in '''Mortal Kombat'''.''
* The First and Second Reconstructions in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction''. Subverted in that they're only minor backstory events that are only briefly mentioned once each throughout the entire game (and you won't get any details unless you read Ques' glossary).
** And then played straight with a WhamLine in chapter 6:
--->"[[spoiler:Everything we once knew and loved has vanished from this world. We are the only surviving chance for reconstruction.]]"
* In ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion 2'', the movie that plays after the player wins declares him or her the Master of Orion.
* Besides containing the book the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Tome of]] EternalDarkness, the game of the same name works the term into dialogue fairly frequently.
* At first, ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' just seems like a flashy title. That's until you reach the final boss.
--->[[{{Engrish}} NOW REACHES THE FATAL ATTRACTION BE DESCRIBED AS "HELLSINKER"]]
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas:'' Several of the DLC have this:
** In ''Dead Money'', the default apparel is the Dead Money Jumpsuit and the [[ExplosiveLeash Dead Money Collar.]]
** The main quest in ''Old World Blues'' is called "Old World Blues," but the phrase doesn't get a proper explanation until the end:
---> There is an expression in the Wasteland: "Old World Blues". It refers to those so obsessed with the past they can't see the present, even less the future, for what it is.
** In the dialog box just before starting ''Lonesome Road,'' the option to go ahead says "Walk the Lonesome Road." Also, the phrase "Lonesome Road" is sprayed on a wall in one of the first areas, and the Lonesome Road perk is awarded at the end.
* Akin to the [[TitleDrop/{{Film}} films]], the various Film/JamesBond video games also had name drops such as '''From Russia With Love''' and '''Everything or Nothing'''.
* In ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty: Book of Shadows'', one chapter is called ''Shangri-La''[[note]]Itself a reference to ''Blood Covered'''s opening theme[[/note]] and deals with a NightmareFetishist stranded in Tenjin. He enthusiastically describes his horrific surroundings as a 'Corpse Party' and compares it to Shangri-La.
* ''LegacyOfKain'' has a few examples. In Soul Reaver it's "Become my soul reaver. My angel of death." In Soul Reaver 2, the Elder God tells Raziel "You are always and will always be my soul reaver." During the final battle in Defiance, [[spoiler:the Elder God]] says, "This defiance is pointless."
* The final map of the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' GameMod ''Hell Revealed'' is named... wait for it... Hell Revealed.[[note]]Game mods absolutely ''love'' this.[[/note]]
** Played with in TNT: Evilution (one half of ''Final Doom''); many of the crates have TNT written on them despite not being volatile.
* VideoGame/MightAndMagic:
** ''VI: The Mandate of Heaven'' ends the intro with the narrator stating that "These signs and omens can mean but one thing: that your destiny is part of the Mandate of Heaven." The Mandate of Heaven is also mentioned in passing a few times by non-player characters (in the context of the ruling dynasty being said to have lost it).
** In ''VII: Day of the Destroyer'' is mostly done by ''you'': very few non-player characters refer to the eponymous day in the full (mostly it is 'that day'), but the dialogue option to ask about is Day of the Destroyer.
* ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'' has one in the very last scene: As one character watches the first sunrise they have seen in millennia, they remark, "God, I missed this."
* While there is no TitleDrop in ''{{Ascendancy}}'', there is a ''Developer'' Drop. The game's developer is The Logic Factory. One of the planetary structures in the game you can research and build is called Logic Factory (without "The", although its description features the article). Here is the in-game description:
--> "The Logic Factory is a research complex that specializes in the entertainment and happiness of sentient beings. It provides both research and prosperity."
* The {{NES}} version of ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' does this in the ending, while the Japanese version also does the same for ''VideoGame/LodeRunner''.
* The online game [[http://www.notdoppler.com/intospace2.php Into Space 2]] named the achievement for reaching space "Into Space".
* In one of the possible endings in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has Konrad narrate the inevitable fate of every soldier in war, neatly dropping the title in the middle,
* ''"'Tis the darkest Glyph thou bearest. It sacrifices stray souls to summon unearthly force. Unearthly force shall obey and serve thee. 'Tis named ChaosLegion."''
* Used in SleepingDogs, but you'd have to know the story behind it: The working title of the game was Black Lotus, and an important mission has you trying to acquire one.
* In the end credits for ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Estelle is seen writing a book. The title's in another language, but you can tell really easily that it says "Tales of Vesperia."
* Ragna/[[spoiler: Hazama]]: Restriction [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] released. Dimensional interference field deployed. ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'' activate!
* ''Starion'' is the solution to one of the first puzzles in the game (AD 1985: "Be present at your birth"). Or potentially ''[[SequenceBreaking the]]'' first.
* VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2:
--> '''General Shepherd:''' We are the most powerful military force in the history of man. Every fight is our fight, because what happens over here matters over there. We don't get to sit one out. Learning to use the tools of '''modern warfare''' is the difference between the prospering of your people, and utter destruction. We can't give you freedom. But we can give you the know-how to acquire it. And that, my friends, is worth more than a whole army base of steel.
** The in-game menus give the campaign for this game the title "For the Record". The first words spoken while the final level is loading: "This is for the record."
** Also, the intro of Modern Warfare 3 begins with Makarov saying: "Modern Warfare is based on deception."
* From ''Videogame/{{Section 8}}: Prejudice'':
--> ''"Evolution. Heh.. What a joke. [[NoExceptYes Yeah, sure, the technology gets better. The weapons get more powerful. As soldiers, we get smarter; better trained, and more efficient at what we do.]] But what we do is still the same. We fight. There's nothing 'evolved' about fighting, no matter what flag we wave. It's been the same since the beginning of time. We fight to protect what's ours, and take that's theirs. So, yeah; we keep fighting. We fight over differences. Out of fear. Out of '''[[TitleDrop prejudice]]'''."''
* From ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'': "This world is a machine. A machine for pigs. [[IndustrializedEvil Fit only for the slaughtering of pigs]]."
* The narrator of ''VideoGame/SirYouAreBeingHunted'' ends the introduction cutscene with the words ''"Oh, and do be careful, Sir, you are being hunted."''
* ''VideoGame/{{Something}} series''
** Something appears in a block formation in Fuzzy Tower and So Sand or Snow?
** Something Else also appears in block formation in This is Something. This is Something and the [[spoiler:Else Castle]] also forms a TitleDrop.
* In ''Rock Star Ate My Hamster'', the title appears in-game as one of the LuridTalesOfDoom headlines obtainable through publicity stunts.
* ''VideoGame/DisneyPrincessEnchantedJourney'' has a partial one.
-->A very special girl would have to undertake an ''enchanted journey'' across magical lands, helping princesses in need.
* ''VideoGame/{{Astebreed}}'' drops its title [[spoiler:when your mecha becomes the titular Astebreed for the last two stages of the game; the second to last stage is also titled Astebreed]].
* ''VideoGame/ThomasWasAlone'' drops its title, in the ''first'' line of narration, no less.
* {{VideoGame/Rogue Legacy}}:
--> [[spoiler:'''Johannes''':]] I entered this castle a swordsman, a savior...but all I have left is a '''rogue's legacy'''.
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