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Ah, video games. No other media allows Refuge in Audacity so often. And most of the time it works.

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  • SOS: Prince of Persia ON A SINKING SHIP! WITH MODE 7 GRAFIX!
  • Sacrifice: Gods have a petty argument. Some guy appears and leads one of them to dominate using an army of monsters.
  • Sakura Taisen: Japanese performers with mecha fight demons.
  • Saints Row: Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangster: The game.
    • Saints Row 2: A gangster wakes up from a coma (and possibly plastic surgery), gets together with an old friend, and dicks around his hometown when he's not picking fights with Yakuza, faux-voodoo stoners, a heavily-tattooed guy who loves trucks, and a Mega Corp..
    • Saints Row: The Third: A gangster becomes a house-hold name, but is forced to leave it all behind, move to a new town, and leave his best friend for dead. There, he dicks around when he's not picking fights with hackers, masked wrestlers, Belgian mobsters, and a paramilitary group.
    • Saints Row IV: Your homies have been kidnapped by aliens. Are you a bad enough president to save them?
  • Sam And Max Hit the Road: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes rescue a sasquatch and his girlfriend from a midget country singer, then help a bunch of eco-terrorists re-forest the Pacific Northwest.
    • Sam and Max- Culture Shock: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes beat up a bunch of former child stars.
    • Sam and Max- Situation: Comedy: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes trick a chicken into eating cow poop, cheat at game shows, and electrocute a talk-show hostess.
    • Sam and Max- The Mole, The Mob, and the Meatball: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes join a team of adorable, thinly-disguised mobsters.
    • Sam and Max- Abe Lincoln Must Die!: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes decapitate the President of the United States, start a civil war, and blow up the Lincoln Memorial. One of them becomes the new president.
    • Sam and Max- Reality 2.0: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes destroy the Internet.
    • Sam and Max- Bright Side of the Moon: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes kill a cult leader who wants to make everyone in the world happy.
    • Sam and Max- Ice Station Santa: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes alternately save and ruin Christmas.
    • Sam and Max- Moai Better Blues: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes defraud an underwater civilization in order to discover the secret of Easter Island.
    • Sam and Max- Night of the Raving Dead: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes pick on a club kid vampire.
    • Sam and Max- Chariots of the Dogs: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes thwart the machinations of time-traveling Mexican stereotypes.
    • Sam and Max- What's New, Beelzebub?: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes nearly cause the apocalypse after saving their friends and neighbors from eternal damnation.
    • Sam and Max- The Penal Zone: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes use toys to help them trap a gorilla in a pocket dimension.
    • Sam and Max- The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: Two sociopathic Funny Animal private eyes watch their great-grandfathers' home movies.
    • Sam and Max- They Stole Max's Brain!: A sociopathic Funny Animal private eye threatens a rat, a gorilla, a tourist, and an outdated fax machine because his partner lost a vital organ. Said partner then has to thwart a spoiled pre-teen's plans for world domination.
    • Sam and Max- Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: A sociopathic Funny Animal private eye tries to find clones of himself, but finds a dispenser instead.
    • Sam and Max- The City That Dares Not Sleep: The other sociopathic Funny Animal private eye spontaneously gains psychic powers. And becomes a giant beast.
  • Samba de Amigo: Mexican and sister compete in dance contests.
  • Samorost: A gnome tries to save his home planet. This usually involves him standing motionlessly and waiting for his problems to solve themselves.
    • Samorost 2: A gnome tries to rescue his dog from fruit poachers. Again, this usually involves him standing around waiting for his problems to solve themselves.
  • Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked: A prototype for No More Heroes, based on an anime, doesn't affect the anime's canon in any way.
  • Samurai Shodown: An alcoholic guy with an outrageous hair style and an Ainu maiden thwart a jesuit's evil plan. They encounter 10 other weirdos in the way.
    • Samurai Shodown II: The guy and the girl from the previous game fix an evil god's evil doing.
    • Samurai Shodown III: The guy and the girl from the first game beat the crap out of an huge evil guy. We see an emo kid with a parasol instead.
    • Samurai Shodown IV: The boss of the first game is back doing evil stuff. Ninja siblings are involved.
    • Samurai Shodown V: A piece of armor wants everyone dead. Expies and/or alternate personalities of everyone are involved.
    • Samurai Shodown V Special: Almost identical to the previous game except with fatalities. Nevada-tan screws it all up.
    • Samurai Shodown Tenka: Everyone is back, the (future) 7th president of the United States wants to fight you for some reason.
    • Samurai Shodown 64: Some very evil dude wants everything dead. The guy and the (newly ascended) girl from the first game wants him down.
    • Samurai Shodown 64-2: The evil dude from the previous game is still alive, the guy and the girl from the first game + a (less) evil demon and some woman with heterochromia wants him down.
    • Samurai Shodown Warriors Rage: 20 years later, A tiny old man, a possessed half-demon girl with a large blade thing and some other dude screw around. The guy (Now an old man) from the first game go save the younger sister of the girl of you-know-what (Now a fairy) from these three guys. We see the other dude's brother instead.
    • Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny: A fictional kingdom is pissed up. A girl with a huge sword and a guy with a wooden sword tries to fix this. Weirdos of implausible origins are involved.
  • Sands of Destruction: Public enemy #1 wants to use an innocent Farm Boy to turn her planet into Tatooine.
  • Saturday Night Slam Masters: Wrestling game not from a wrestling company with a roster that includes a mayor, a guy managed by a monkey, and a man who shares a name with a pancake.
  • Saya no Uta: A young man with a crippling disorder meets a lovely girl who makes him feel better. The End of the World as We Know It ensues.
  • Scaler: Young male animal activist is turned into a lizard by other exothermic creatures. In doing so, the boy reunites with his father (also a lizard).
  • Scarab Of Ra: An archaeology geek, who moonlights as a sideshow geek, gets himself sealed inside a pyramid and must find nonviolent ways of dealing with kleptomaniacal monkeys.
  • Scarface: The World is Yours: A mobster turned around and killed his would-be assassin. Leads into a rehash of the source material.
  • SCP Containment Breach: Your goal is to exit a building. The main enemy is a statue.
  • Scratches: A pedantic writer defiles an ancestral family home in order to insult a deformed orphan. His biggest allies are a con man and an alcoholic ex-police chief.
  • Scribblenauts: A boy in a Nice Hat conjures a staggering number of items in order to gather stars. There is no plot.
    • Super Scribblenauts: Same boy learns what adjectives are. More stars are gathered.
    • Scribblenauts Unlimited: Same boy's sister is turning to stone thanks to the boy acting like a jerk prior, so he gets stars to reverse the condition. He also learns how to create and alter objects entirely, and in one version Mario and Zelda characters and items appear only to not have any impact on the plot or gameplay at all.
    • Scribblenauts Unmasked: Same boy and sister invoke Superman vs. Batman, causes mayhem in the DC Universe.
  • SD Gundam Capsule Fighter: Buy capsules to play as famous mecha.
  • SD Gundam G Generation: Crisis Crossover game series starring giant robots usually with the same name.
  • Second Life: Massively multiplayer online CAD (or so the joke goes).
  • The Secret Island of Doctor Quandary: You win a doll and a free trip to an island at a carnival shooting gallery. Unfortunately, if you want to go home you'll have to solve Stock Puzzles and make some really nasty soup.
  • Secret of Evermore: A boy and his dog try out virtual reality dating from the 1960s.
  • Secret of Mana: Boy is banished from his homeland and persecuted by the government for being the legendary hero.
    • Seiken Densetsu 3: Fairy picks the first person she sees to save the world. The game can't decide who the heroes and villains are.
  • Senran Kagura: Naruto meets Ikkitousen.
  • Sega Superstars: Blue mammal and his friends (and foes) alongside other characters from different series play tennis and go kart for fun.
  • Seiklus: It is your average Metroid Vania platformer with a sole exception that you can't die.
  • Sengoku Basara series: Historical samurai do almost nothing they did in real history and fight obvious evil and each other with the power of Engrish, large hams and the Rule of Cool.
  • Sequence: College graduate gets Trapped in Another World and has to play DDR against monsters and national stereotypes to make it back to his world.
  • Serious Sam: Guy romps through ancient Egypt in search of spaceship, leaves no survivors.
    • Serious Sam: The Second Encounter: Guy crashes his spaceship into another one within about five minutes, and must search South America, Babylon and Europe for a replacement.
    • Serious Sam II: Guy goes planet-hopping in search of a faceless antagonist.
    • Serious Sam 3: BFE: Guy romps through future-modern Egypt. Everyone he meets dies quickly and horribly.
  • The 7th Guest: Walk around a house solving puzzles. While dead.
    • The 11th Hour: Do the same thing, but the house is a total fixer-upper now. And it had sex with a woman.
  • Shadow Hearts: A guy saves a girl in a short skirt from a man in a suit, then gets his friends to gang up on him. The bad ending is canon.
  • Shadow Of Destiny: The main character dies during the first cutscene and is resurrected by an androgynous time traveller who may or may not be Satan. He tries to prevent his own death while avoiding accidentally causing it. This is repeated several times.
  • Shadow of the Colossus: An oddly named boy and his horse set upon destroying sixteen statues in order to revive his dead girlfriend.
    • Alternatively: Boss Rush: The Game.
    • Also, in order to beat the final boss you have to get in his pants.
  • Shadow Warrior: An old ninja who is named after a penis says dirty jokes in Engrish.
  • Shantae: Cute genie girl saves the world from the onset of Steampunk with magical hair and belly dancing.
  • Shatter: A dysfunctional power plant part goes on a rampage to destroy the evil orwellian space robot empire led by an equally evil robot pong paddle.
  • Shenmue: A guy's father is killed. He collects toys, plays arcade games, and adopts a kitten. He never avenges his father.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: A young male teen gains the ability to summon demons and uses it to fight demons. And possibly the forces of heaven. No wonder it got stuck in Japan.
    • Shin Megami Tensei II: X Years Later, the world of balance that the hero of the previous game created has gotten worse. The powers that be create a Test Tube Messiah, who may or may not kill God, that is, if he decides not to run away from the planet first.
    • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: A different young male teen-turned-demon survives the world being turned into a giant space womb and gets to decide which one of his friends impregnates the baby universe. Or he can kill the fetus and join Lucifer (who's apparently a good guy) in fighting to kill God and stop the cycle. The Updated Re-release features a certain White Haired Pretty Badass Longcoat.
    • Shin Megami Tensei IV: The reincarnation of the previous heroes goes dumpster diving in hell with his friends, only to learn that it's actually Tokyo. Unable to peacefully reconcile a zoning disagreement with the inhabitants, millions die in the process.
    • Devil Survivor: Pokemon-like creatures appear in real life, most likely leading to one of several versions of the Apocalypse over the course of a week while you are stuck inside a part of Tokyo. Your main source of information as to what the hell is going on is an increasingly glitchy mail daemon.
    • Devil Survivor 2: A group of friends attempt to recreate Evangelion with demons instead of mecha. Alternatively, Jesus and Alien Lucifer join forces to delay a scheduled hard drive format.
    • Shin Megami Tensei: if...: A down-on-his-luck teenager angrily sends his high school literally into Hell, spawning an entire Alternate Continuity.
    • Persona: A group of kids get struck by lightning and then go off on a Journey to the Center of the Mind.
      • Alternatively: A video game in which you can be killed by an evil, hula-dancing toilet.
    • Persona 2: Innocent Sin: The most... colorful interpretation of Adolf Hitler ever imagined...anywhere.
    • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment: A female journalist, her jealous best friend, a cop, a wire tapper, and a shell-shocked senior fight a serial killer. What happens next, well, your guess is as good as any.
      • Alternatively: The Rumor Mill is very, very brutal.
      • Alternatively: The greatest test of a person's Willing Suspension of Disbelief towards any given form of media.
    • Persona 3: Eight high school students (including one robot), a kid, and a dog try to prevent the end of the world by shooting themselves in the head over and over inside a school at midnight.
      • Or as summarized in the sequel: Blue-haired boy gets stuck in wall.
      • Alternatively: The greatest stair-climbing simulator in history.
      • Persona 3: FES: The same bunch (minus two students) are trapped in their dorm and try to break out by shooting themselves in the head in the basement. They are assisted by another robot who tries to actually kill them.
    • Persona 4: Seven different high school students (and a bear) solve local murders by watching TV all night long.
      • Alternative: A boy moves to a small town where he and his friends become obsessed with late-night TV. They Fight Crime.
      • Alternatively: A boy who shows next to no emotion somehow becomes a Marty Stu.
      • Alternatively: The happiest game about murder ever made.
      • Alternatively for the above two entries: Persona 3 or Persona 4: Get people to become friends with you (and even date/sleep with you) by telling them what they want to hear, all for your selfish personal benefit.
      • Alternatively for the above: Help people solve their personal problems while you only get spiritual satisfaction out of it as a reward.
      • Alternatively: manage your time carefully so you can summon something that looks suspiciously like male genitalia.
  • Shoot Many Robots: Those robot bastards are gonna pay for shooting up your ride!
  • Shufflepuck Café: In the farthest reaches of the galaxy, surrounded by exotic alien beings, you play air hockey.
  • Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri: A sleeping alien god gets a skin disease. It takes decades for it to start scratching and centuries to actually wake up. Meanwhile, tree-hugging hippies discover that the local fungus is the path to apotheosis, man; Chairman Mao's reincarnation is worse than ever; ancient Greeks are apparently led by a hot Latina; a scientist goes mad; Gordon Gekko is alive and well in the late 21st century; and American Bible-thumpers annoy everybody (just like today, har har har).
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!: Do what you want 'cause a pirate lives free, you are a pirate!
  • Silent Hill: Your daughter gets lost in a foggy resort town, and an antiques dealer tries to convince you that she's actually her daughter. The cop and the doctor don't clarify things.
    • Alternatively: A man keeps finding ways into parallel versions of buildings in which floors are a luxury, everything's rusty, and important things are marked by blood.
    • Alternatively: You get to witness an abuse victim act out a revenge fantasy.
    • Silent Hill 2: You receive a letter from your dead wife. It all goes downhill from there.
    • Silent Hill 3: A creepy blond woman wants to talk to you about birth. You end up killing God.
      • Alternatively: A young teenage girl avenges her father's murder by aborting her child.
    • Silent Hill 4: You're trapped in the Big Bad's mother.
      • Alternatively: A man looks for a way to unlock the front door of his apartment. To accomplish this, he peeks on his female neighbor, and crawls through holes to watch people get killed by an immortal serial killer.
      • Alternatively: A man cannot find a way to get out of his room because his front door is locked from the inside. To get out, he must crawl through a plot hole.
    • Silent Hill: Homecoming: You come home from a war to find your town overrun with more crazy cultists and, also, vaginal imagery. You shoot your mother to get the good ending.
    • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: You go on a hunt for your daughter in freak weather conditions. The town locals make every effort to Mind Screw you into submission.
      • Alternatively: You play through a metaphor for a therapy session.
  • The Silver Case: Almost everyone dies trying to figure out why there are killers in town.
    • Flower, Sun and Rain: A man never gets his breakfast, therefore airplanes explode.
    • The Silver Case: Ward 25: Correctness, Match Maker, Placebo, Transmitter. These words have something in common, but darned if I know what they are.
  • SimCity: Put yourself in power; receive many complaints about traffic.
    • Alternatively, thousands of helpless citizens are subject to the whims of a fickle god. Said god may help to create a shining civilization, but is far more likely to summon disasters out of boredom instead.
    • SimCity 2000: Put yourself in power; cut back on funding. YOU WILL REGRET THIS!
    • SimCity 3000: Put yourself in power; rule over the big-headed mutants of the Uncanny Valley.
    • SimCity 4: Put yourself in power; receive many complaints about traffic, sanitation, and striking employees. But nicer graphics. In the expansion pack you get stuck in rush hour traffic.
      • Or: You're the immortal mayor of a town who has immortal advisors who you will wish weren't immortal.
    • SimCity (2013): Red tape and server problems keep you from being put in power.
      • Or: The joys of urban zoning.
  • Sim Copter: This is an alert from central dispatch: Give helicopter rides to people who forgot where they put their car keys. Transport heavily-injured people to the hospital when ambulances are unable or just too lazy to do it themselves. End traffic jams by calling the drivers involved stupid idiots.
  • Sim Earth: You have to maintain nearly every aspect of a planet's geology, weather, and ecosystem, in the hopes that some creatures will evolve to sentience and leave.
  • The Sims: A group of people are at the complete, utter mercy of a whimsical and cruel god who alternates between deleting their toilets and trapping them inside the very walls of their own homes.
    • Or: You are god and are given complete control over people who are unable to exit a pool if the ladder should mysteriously vanish.
    • Or: Humanoids who speak gibberish and can't feed themselves without your help or exit the pool without a ladder constantly die, complain, neglect their children, catch things on fire and stick potato chip bags in the microwave.
    • The Sims 2: The same group of people's descendants are placed into the hands of the same god, who now can bring fates worse than the plagues of Egypt upon them. Death itself occasionally ignores their corpses and watches their telly.
    • The Sims 3: An indescribable force of darkness has forced itself onto the world, making the little people capable of exiting the pool without a ladder. This same force makes killing them slightly less desirable for the god.
  • The Simpsons: The Yes-Man of the richest man in the city unintentionally kidnaps a baby during a botched robbery. Her family comes to her rescue.
    • The Simpsons Game: Ordinary family finds out they are part of a video game, and eventually convince God to kill aliens.
    • The Simpsons: Hit & Run: After a father and son spend the first two out of seven segments of the game screwing around, said son gets kidnapped by aliens who are terrorizing the town with cola.
  • Si N: An angry police officer battles a beautician with a lot of money, a lot of chest, and no ethics.
  • Sin and Punishment: Genetically-enhanced humans kill an onslaught of monsters, followed by killing the army responsible for defending against them. Then they betray the one who helped them do so, turn into a giant monster and destroy the Earth by reflecting its attacks. Delivered entirely in Surprisingly Good English.
  • Sinistar: A guy in a spaceship gathers shiny rocks to keep a giant roaring head from eating him.
  • Skate: Break all the bones in your body multiple times. Occasionally skateboard, on the side.
  • Skater Cat: A cat with a Punny Name skateboards around, goes faster when cats follow him, and voraciously collects cat treats.
  • Skies of Arcadia: Two pirates and a Waif go on an epic adventure to collect moon rocks. In the sky.
  • Skullgirls: Eight ladies fight each other to gain an artifact who will grant them a wish but also turning them into an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Skyblazer: A grumpy old man yells at a gay cousin of Mega Man to go beat up an Indian deity. He concedes.
  • Sleeping Dogs: A Cowboy Cop goes undercover to investigate the triads while dicking around in the city praying on shrines, finding jade animals and cheating on his girlfriends.
  • Slender: You must go on an epic quest to find a bunch of poorly drawn pictures. There's a guy who keeps staring at you whom you must ignore. Only one enemy appears in the whole game, and there is no combat. It's considered by some to be one of the scariest games of all time.
    • Slender: The Arrival: A girl goes to visit her best friend and ends up on another epic quest to find useless pieces of paper. There's a guy who's taken an interest in her, but she so abhors him that simply looking at him will kill her. Only two enemies appear in the whole game, and there is no combat. To win the game, you must find a recording of people screaming.
  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus: A career criminal beats up other career criminals to recover a family heirloom.
    • Sly 2: Band Of Thieves: The career criminal steals the parts to a robot from other career criminals.
    • Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves: While about to be eaten by a dinosaur, the career criminal remembers how he talked other career criminals into helping him break into his own vault.
    • Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time: Career criminal's heirloom turns out to be incomplete. The career criminal and his friends go on a roadtrip to find out why.
  • Smash TV: Two musclebound shirtless guys commit mass murder to win millions of dollars in cash and prizes — provided they don't die in front of the cameras first.
  • Snow Bros: Nick and Tom Save The Princesses by covering the bad guys with snow.
  • Solatorobo: A dog on a robot does odd jobs while trying to Save The World.
  • Solitaire: Winning just means you beat the odds against being screwed over from the beginning.
    • Alternatively, a card game for bored and stubborn loners.
  • Sonic Blast Man: A superhero saves the day by punching people and things really, really hard. Which is apparently his only super-power.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: A small blue mammal steals batteries from a fat man.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: That blue mammal is now stalked by a two-tailed canid.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog CD: That blue mammal must save an obsessive fan girl of his.
    • Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Red mammal punches blue mammal. Then changes his mind.
    • Sonic the Fighters: Various mammals (and one bird and one reptile) fight over who gets to go into space and beat up a robot.
    • Sonic Adventure: Water elemental tries to Kill All Humans to avenge the actions of red mammals. The blue mammal's friends learn that they don't need him. A cat goes fishing for frogs. A soldier heroically kills himself and his entire family (though not in that order).
    • Alternatively: Mayan Middle-American anteaters summon water god. Chaos ensues.
    • Sonic Shuffle: Blue mammal and friends play a really tedious game of cards.
    • Sonic Adventure 2: Black mammal is unleashed and decides to destroy the world. Then changes his mind, after the fat man's dead grandfather gets close to achieving this.
    • Alternatively: Colorblind humans can't distinguish blue and black mammals.
    • Sonic Heroes: The entire cast succumbs to The Power of Friendship. Characters from the company's least successful consoles drive the plot.
    • Sonic Battle: Mammals befriend a robot. After a while, one of them beats it to death.
    • Shadow the Hedgehog: Darker and Edgier black mammal saves the world by courageously shooting everyone. He swears every 30 seconds, and sometimes other characters do it too.
      • Or: A black mammal uses a gun to fight The Man. But The Man is an alien. Sometimes.
    • Sonic and the Secret Rings: Blue mammal IN THE ARABIAN NIGHTS! Also, he has a really bad case of heartburn.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006): Four suspiciously similar mammals repeatedly change history. The game erases itself from the timeline as a result.
      • Or, a hammy demon executes a complicated gambit that defies common sense to make a girl cry.
    • Sonic Chronicles: Blue mammal and pals fight antagonistic space wizards by amassing an army of hideous monsters.
    • Sonic Unleashed: Blue mammal cursed to become a Blue Mammal That's Different.
    • Sonic and the Black Knight: Blue mammal IN CAMELOT!
    • Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2: A mad scientist is threatening to destroy the world! So the heroes do the only logical thing, race each other and try to beat the crap out of each other in the process.
      • Alternatively, various animals and a robot beat each other up when they really should be working together. The same thing happens in its sequel, only this time there are more animals.
    • Sonic Rush Adventure: Blue mammal and his canid pal are transported to a dimension where they play at sailors with a purple feline princess and a Wrong Genre Savvy orange raccoon from the Land Down Under.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Blue mammal stops the fat man again, this time all by himself, in a story that's simultaneously too different from prior installments and too similar to prior installments.
      • Alternatively, blue mammal tries to recreate the excitement of his youthful adventures. Said mammal ultimately realizes that he has not aged gracefully.
    • Sonic Colors: Blue mammal and two-tailed canid team up with one-eyed aliens to stop the fat man from making an amusement park in space.
      • Or, blue mammal decides to destroy exotic resort before opening day.
    • Sonic Generations: Blue mammal is thrown back in time and meets his younger self. Both mammals must fix the timeline and save their mammal buddies (plus two reptiles, and an insect).
    • Sonic Lost World: Blue mammal releases six whatsits that wrack havoc on the world. Every mammal but the blue one dies but then doesn't. The story ends when a fat mammal falls for thousands of feet.
  • Soul Blazer: God sends you to save the world so he can take all the credit.
    • Illusion of Gaia/Time: Due to the presence of an evil force, modern day Earth turned out much more interesting. The powers that be order you to correct this.
    • Terranigma: The powers that be are total jackasses. That seems to be the theme in this series.
  • Soul Nomad & the World Eaters: A red-haired mute with voices in his/her head must save the world. S/he is joined by his/her brain-damaged childhood friend.
    • Alternate storyline: A red-haired mute with voices in his/her head must save the world. S/he says screw the world, kills and/or drives insane everyone s/he meets, and become an Evil Overlord. The voices in his/her head names The Empire the BFF Empire without his/her permission. Everyone thinks it's lame, but he doesn't care.
  • Soul Series: A big (and powerful) sword enslaves and maddens its users (naturally). Fight against an opponent over Bottomless Pits to obtain, destroy, or help it. Maybe you'll get its good twin to help. It's hard to tell if anyone dies.
    • SoulEdge: Everyone fights each other looking for the evil sword. A greek baker girl and a female Ninja find the Pirate holding it and kill him.
    • SoulCalibur: A German boy finds the sword and causes mayhem in Renaissance Europe. A trio of Journey to the West expies break the sword with the help of its good twin.
    • SoulCalibur II: The German boy fixes the sword and continues causing mayhem. With the help of a French dude, he recovers and pierces both swords together.
    • SoulCalibur III: The German boy goes around carrying the two swords, followed by the now-corporeal spirit of the evil sword. An immortal Scary Black Man manipulates stuff to kill himself.
    • SoulCalibur IV: Everyone gathers to kick each other's ass, including the long-deceased creator of the good sword. Now you can break your opponent's clothing. What do you mean that sounds gratuitous? Also, Darth Vader fights ninjas.
    • SoulCalibur V: The children of the Greek baker girl go around to kill an infection caused by the evil sword in Renaissance Europe. This time the guest character is the Italian ancestor of a confused bartender.
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth: In this quiet and peaceful town in the mountain, Larp has become Serious Business.
  • Space Channel 5: A newscaster enlists the aid of Michael Jackson in out-dancing rubber aliens.
    • Space Channel 5 Part 2: The President has been kidnapped by robots. Are you a good enough dancer to rescue the President?
      • Or: Robots and an albino mad scientist with a purple disco suit. Who loves to airhump.
  • Space Invaders: Aliens attack Earth with poor but well-regimented strategy.
  • Space Quest: A janitor tries to fight bad guys... IN SPACE!
    • Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter: A janitor gets lost in the desert on his quest to destroy a device that makes stars... IN SPACE!
    • Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge: A janitor gets kidnapped, ends up in an exotic jungle and has to stop an evil plot involving flooding the world with insurance salesmen... IN SPACE!
    • Space Quest 3: The Pirates of Pestulon: A janitor has to save two video game developers by beating up an overweight bespectacled nerd in a giant robot duel... IN SPACE!
    • Space Quest 4: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers: A janitor travels through time to stop a Master Computer virus, while armed with only his severely limited wits and a hint book... IN SPACE!
    • Space Quest 5: The Next Mutation: A janitor becomes captain of a garbage scow and saves civilization as we know it from projectile-vomiting mutants... IN SPACE! Oh, and if the love interest dies, our hero ceases to exist.
    • Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier: A spaceship captain goes back to being a janitor and thwarts the machinations of a bed-ridden old lady by going on a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot... IN SPACE!
  • A Space Shooter for Two Bucks!: School bully grows up to become a galactic conqueror. He's the hero.
  • Space Station Silicon Valley: Man and his robot crash land on a long lost zoo/space station the man had created. He soon learns that the animals onboard have become cyborgs.
  • Spec Ops: The Line: A military man enters a post-apocalyptic city with the sole purpose of evacuating the survivors and meeting up with an old hero of his. By the time he's done, everyone's dead and it's all his fault.
  • Spelunker: Little man with poor constitution has to find treasures in a cave.
    • Spelunker HD: Little man with poor constitution now can team up with more little men with the same poor constitution to find more treasure.
  • Spelunky: A tiny man dressed like Indiana Jones travels through a ridiculously dangerous cavern in search of treasure, populated by Goddamned Bats, spiders, snakes, yetis, and lots of spikes. The game is different every time, but 99% of your sessions will end in the tiny man's untimely death.
  • Spheres Of Chaos: An Asteroids clone where there's a high chance of getting epilepsy when playing it.
  • Spider Solitaire: Either the easiest or the hardest variant game in the history of ever.
  • Splinter Cell: A highly skilled former Navy SEAL fights terrorists in unsafe workplaces by hiding from them.
    • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow: A veteran must pick up some notes, retrieve stolen refrigerators, and find out where five spray cans are and give the last one to some security guards.
    • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory: A veteran must kill his old friends and save the bad guys to save the world.
    • Splinter Cell: Double Agent: A veteran questions his morality as he infiltrates a terrorist organization named after a southerner who was hanged.
      • Or: A man is sent on a secret mission better suited for someone 30 years younger than him.
    • Splinter Cell: Conviction: A retired veteran shoots up his former workplace because he disagrees with the direction the new boss has taken it in.
  • Split Second: Burnout gets remade by Michael Bay enthusiasts.
  • Spore: Everything. Including, but not limited to: evolving by dancing in public, getting more advanced by burning buildings, capturing cities by playing music, and lots and lots of genocide.
    • Cell Stage: Become the biggest, baddest piece of zooplankton in the tide pool, so that you can leave. Your diet determines your destiny.
    • Creature Stage: Either fight wild animals to the death or give 'em the old song and dance.
    • Tribal Stage: Entertain enemy tribes or demolish their seats of government.
    • Civilization Stage: Easy Evangelism, Corrupt Corporate Executive syndrome, or genocide? Which will it be?
    • Space Stage: Build an empire with one measly ship.
    • Spore Creature Creator: As a preview of a game about everything, you stretch and squish various blobby shapes and add parts to them to make them look vaguely like some sort of animal. Or a penis.
    • Spore Creature Creator Parts: Creepy and Cute: The first of several efforts to make a game about everything about more everything.
  • Spy vs. Spy: Monochromatic Deformed Anthropomorphic Birds set traps for one another while searching a building for a variety of worthless junk.
    • Spy vs. Spy II: Monochromatic Deformed Anthropomorphic Birds set traps for one another using trees and coconuts while searching a tropical island for a buried missile.
      • Spy vs. Spy III: Monochromatic Deformed Anthropomorphic Birds set traps for one another using ice and snow while searching an arctic wasteland for a buried missile.
  • Spyro the Dragon (1998): A greedy young punk who has really bad halitosis frees his elders from being frozen and battles the unfortunately-titled "gnorc" who encased them because they called him simple and ugly. The punk's health bar is a dragonfly.
    • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!: Said punk is kidnapped while on a vacation due to a faun, a mole, and a two legged cat messing around with a Portal Network. The punk gets extorted by a greedy bear in order to progress.
      • Or: The mole accidentally opens the gates of hell to release... a short angry man and his two dinosaurs.
    • Spyro: Year of the Dragon: A rhino-like sorcerer and her furry second-in-command steals lots of eggs to draw power from them. The punk's health bar is controllable for part of the game.
    • Spyro: A Hero's Tail: The punk's voice goes up an octave, and the health bar starts speaking properly. He's now tasked with fighting the gnorc, an overweight mermaid, and a dragon who plays with robots.
    • The Legend of Spyro: An alternate universe version of said punk (who is more noble and has a few other new health issues) beats up his future love interest, an ape with a laser eye, and the only other of his kind. Big demon destroys the world by walking around in a circle. The dragonfly is now a cowardly Deadpan Snarker.
  • SSX: Snowboarding, Up to Eleven.
    • SSX On Tour: You're snowboarding. And you get really good at it.
    • SSX (2012): Same as the first entry, now with legitimate destinations.
  • Stacking: A Russian nesting doll uses mind control to pull pranks and get child labor outlawed.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl: Man wakes up on table, with a note telling him to kill himself.
    • Clear Sky: Man wakes up, is sent on a quest to stop the place from exploding every hour. Figures out the way to stop it is to kill the previously mentioned man. He fails at the killing part.
  • Star Control II: A young man solves his caterpillar problem through genocide. Sort of like Centipede... IN SPACE!
    • Alternately: The galaxy has worms. A young man builds a brand-new ancient starship to take care of the problem with the help of a gigantic bomb and a Hypnotoad. Also, Cthulhu is a bunch of blue parrotfish.
  • Star Fox 1: Woodland animals fighting an evil brain in spaceships.
    • Star Fox 2: More woodland animals - and a dog - fighting an evil brain in spaceships, except it didn't happen.
    • Star Fox 64: Another way the plot of the first game might have happened. You face the difficult moral decision of abandoning your target to save your teammates. Frequently.
    • Star Fox Adventures: Our hero saves a bunch of British lizards from a bunch of smaller lizards using a stick. For the money. And maybe a romantic interest/furry Fetish Fuel.
    • Star Fox Assault: Furries set aside their differences to battle the real menace: parasitic insects.
    • Star Fox Command: Anthropomorphic animals follow various plotlines to fight evil fish. They almost always end up hating each other, so a a Japanese man decided it never happened.
  • Star Gladiator: An evil cyborg Emperor Scientist seeks galactic domination of the entire universe and the only ones who can stop him and his empire is a Bad Ass Bounty Hunter swordsman, a rhythmic gymnast who definitely knows how to use her legs, a green-skinned conehead who serves as Plucky Comic Relief, and a Chewbacca Expy.
  • Star Ocean: The Japanese version of Star Trek minus the science fiction.
    • Star Ocean: The Second Story: Teenager gets marooned on a fantasy planet. His girlfriend is whomever he sucks up to the most.
    • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time: Teenager gets marooned on a fantasy planet...AGAIN. He and his friends discover they're NPCs in a MMORPG.
    • Star Ocean The Last Hope: Teenager gets marooned on a fantasy planet. Only this one happened like a hundred years before all those other ones.
      • Alternatively: Teenager and his friends decide to promote isolationism by breaking crystals. Meanwhile space elf turns evil because someone told him his cape is ugly.
  • Star Soldier R: A five-minute Shoot 'em Up that costs $8.
  • Star Trek Online: The entire universe is in so much trouble because of aliens who take "thinking with Portals" to new levels.
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Fight wars of attrition with large numbers of infantry in a setting that clearly makes the concept obsolete.
    • Alternately: Red Shirt: The Game.
    • As above, in Hunt mode: Fight off the most advanced armies in the galaxy using obsolete weapons, and sometimes claws.
  • Star Wars Shadows of the Empire: Play through never-before-seen areas because the game isn't about the original trilogy.
  • StarCraft I: A giant evil brain turns a bitch into an even bigger bitch, convincing two warring empires to unite and try to kill her. They fail miserably. Korea loves it.
  • Starfleet Command: Space Is an Ocean — lucky for you, you can buy yourself a pretty kickass galleon. Unluckily, it's also Nintendo Hard, with a viewer-friendly, yet user-unfriendly interface. And it's based on a TV show that you've probably never heard of.
  • Startopia: Build a mall in space. Then declare a shooting war against every other mall in the vicinity.
  • StarTropics: A boy goes on a tropical vacation. Halfway through the game he must solve a mysterious riddle.
  • Steambot Chronicles: Amnesiac kid walks around during the Industrial Revolution. Sometimes he plays harmonica. Pirates and terrorists show up.
  • Steamworld Dig: A Steampunk Wild West robot explores his late uncle's mine, only to end up beating up a giant machine.
  • Story Of The Blanks: A girl wanders off when specifically told not to, and stumbles across a peaceful-looking village that is really full of evil zombies.
  • Street Fighter: Kickboxing champ hosts secret fighting tournament in order to humiliate players around the world.
    • Street Fighter II: Stereotypes from around the world explore their grudges in a secret worldwide tournament hosted by a dictator.
    • Street Fighter Alpha: Stereotypes from around the world trek the globe to explore their grudges and randomly fight other stereotypes, while the dictator plays with dolls.
    • Street Fighter III: Stereotypes from around the world explore their grudges in a secret worldwide tournament hosted by a messianic corporate executive in a banana hammock.
    • Street Fighter IV: Stereotypes from around the world continue their grudges while dealing with Doctor Manhattan. The losers get assimilated.
    • Street Fighter EX: Stereotypes from around the world explore their grudges in a secret worldwide tournament hosted by a dictator...IN 3D!
  • Street Fighter X Tekken: A bunch of colorful stereotypes, including a psycho, a couple vagrants and a dysfunctional family fight over a box in the middle of a snowstorm. Most of whom are dressed as skimpily as possible.
  • Streetpass Mii Plaza: In a clever attempt to get you outside more, you harness The Power of Friendship to collect hats.
    • Find Mii: Order friends to save you.
    • Mii Force: Use friends as weapons against Space Pirates.
    • Flower Town: Tell friends to water your plants for you.
    • Warrior's Way: Summon friends to help you Take Over the World.
    • Monster Manor: Invite friends to be trapped in a haunted mansion.
  • Streets of Rage: Criminal organization takes control of a city. You beat the living crap out of them.
  • Stretch Panic: A girl uses her scarf to beat up women with grotesquely huge breasts and save her sisters from their own vanity.
  • Strider: In the future, a ninja fights the Soviet Union with his lavender outfit and technicolor sword. He finds out their ruler is a Galactic Conqueror.
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: A sarcastic shirtless luchador runs around his hometown, looks under boxes, talks to people, and messes with his neighbors. His favorite victim happens to be a pantsless whitey.
    • Homestar Ruiner: A sarcastic shirtless luchador regrets dressing up as a pantsless whitey and running through an obstacle course in front of people.
    • Strong Badia the Free: A sarcastic shirtless luchador inspires his neighbors (a pantsless whitey included) to start their own countries, then proceeds to conquer them, only to play some Risk against himself later on.
      • Or: After an email tax is retroactively set into law, the kingdom separates into tiny city states, only to form a rebellion.
    • Baddest of the Bands: A sarcastic shirtless luchador enters his own contest (which a pantsless whitey also entered) to fix his game console.
    • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective: A sarcastic shirtless luchador makes a crappy action movie, co-starring with a pantsless whitey.
      • Or: A cliché-spouting cop with 80s sunglasses, a luchador mask, no shirt, and a penchant for jumping off of rooftops searches the world to look for his kidnapped partner. He finds the partner on the Sun.
    • 8-Bit Is Enough: A sarcastic shirtless luchador must defeat his dragon that came out of his arcade machine with the help of a pantsless whitey.
  • The Suffering: A guy who either did or didn't kill his wife and kids breaks out of a prison being attacked by anthropomorphic personifications of ways to die. Along the way, he frequently hallucinates that he turns into a hideous monster with a sword for an arm.
    • The Suffering: Ties That Bind: The guy from the last game returns to his old neighborhood, and finds the monsters from the last game have followed him home. Also, both his old partner in crime and The Government want a word with him.
  • Suikoden: Relatively unremarkable teenage rebel acquires a numerically significant number of allies to help take down a corrupt, centrist government in a protracted and bloody war fought over one or more magically significant MacGuffins. Just like it went down the previous four times.
    • Suikoden II: The most murderous, Ax-Crazy psychopath imaginable gets put in charge of an invasion force, with predictable results.
    • Suikoden III: Longstanding territorial dispute is seen from multiple viewpoints as outside forces take advantage of the conflict to further their own goals.
    • Suikoden IV: Seafaring hero gets Cursed with Awesome/Blessed with Suck powers while a merchant with a rather dead look in his eyes manipulates an empire for expansion gain the aforementioned powers that the hero possesses.
      • Suikoden Tactics: Follow up to the previous entry, elaborates on many plot and character points that were left vague, and if you play your cards right, you can recruit the old main character who has achieved Blessed With Awesome control over his power.
    • Suikoden V: The prince of the Queendom must unite his people against a usurping noble family whose name gives a good indication of the kind of politics they play.
    • Suikoden Tierkreis: Plucky boy tries to prove You CAN Fight Fate by recruiting a diverse bunch of rebels Because Destiny Says So.
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story: Interns enslave other races, forge weapons, and battle for supremacy!
  • Supaplex: A Nintendo Hard Boulder Dash clone where you are in a computer and scissors and sparks are out to get you.
  • Super Noah's Ark 3D: A senile old rescue ship captain pelts his charges with fruit while answering Bible trivia.
  • Super Columbine Massacre RPG: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Built entirely with a cheap RPG design program and scored to MIDI files of songs by Nirvana, KMFDM, Marilyn Manson, and others.
    • Alternatively, kill dozens of kids, then go to hell for it.
  • Super Mario Bros. 1: An evil turtle king has turned all the denizens of the world into bricks. The Damsel in Distress can only be saved by two blue-collar workers who do a lot of mushrooms.
  • Super Mario Bros Crossover: Everyman, his brother, two robots, a war soldier, a ninja, a vampire slayer, a bounty hunter, and a tank driver team up to resue thier respective friends.
  • Super Monkey Ball: Tiny primates are permanently locked inside plastic globes and careen around collecting bananas.
  • Super Robot Wars: An awful lot of different groups are all working on robots at the same time. The developers make a bunch of Mary Sues to join in the fun. Meanwhile, players play the games rather than actually watch the shows they're based on, despite the fact that just watching the 50 episode shows would probably take less time.
  • Super Smash Bros..: Dolls are brought to life in order to fight each other.
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee: Trophies are brought to life in order to fight each other.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The trophies are brought to life again, only this time there's an actual plot. Much of it involves trophies being brought to life to fight each other.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U: The trophies are brought to life again, this time in both 3D and HD.
  • The Stanley Parable: A non-violent First-Person Perspective game that tells you exactly what to do.
  • Sushi Cat: You drop a cat and it eats a lot of sushi before it hits the ground.
  • Syndicate: Lead four people from on high to gather a large following, or kill everyone, or both.
    • Alternatively: "Persuadatron". Just "Persuadatron".
  • System Shock: Man hacks a computer in exchange for an operation. Six months later, he goes on a rampage, killing every moving thing he sees.
    • System Shock 2: The computer the first man hacked finds another man, knocks him out, and gives him the same operation.
      • Alternatively: Squishy space zombies and insane computer duke it out on FTL ship. Man becomes insane computer's surprise nuke, beats a Russian collectivist, and rebels.
  • SWAT 4: You lead a SWAT team consisting of often bumbling squadmates, who can (and will) blind you with your own flashbangs.
  • Sweet Home: Five uninvited visitors enter a private home and anger the lady of the house at the moment of their arrival. They also take photos of the valuable paintings in the house without permission and kill a notable amount of the inhabitants with kitchen utensils. In the end, they evict the lady using the corpse of her child, who was killed in an incinerator.
  • Sword Of The Samurai: Learn an important lesson about the Samurai's code of honor - by betraying your masters repeatedly in order to become Shogun. Or, do it the honorable (and significantly-longer) way.
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Talking drum has two notes.
  • Takeshi's Challenge: Engage in public ultra-violence, drinking, misanthropy and self-destructive behaviour in order to win.
  • Tales of Phantasia: A hero chosen by fate receives the blessing of his Gods and sets out on a quest to save his world, the hopes of his people carried on his shoulders. You must stop him at all costs.
    • Tales of Destiny: A boy with a talking sword must save the world from evil businessmen.
      • Tales of Destiny 2: Kid Hero tries to avenge the previous hero. The man who betrayed his father comes back to life to help him.
    • Alternatively: Big Guy with a big axe makes a big mess.
    • Tales of Eternia: The sky is falling. The world's only hope is a guy in a really fruity hat. Failing that, a guy in a really fruity shirt. You are the guy in the shirt.
    • Tales of Symphonia: You fight against angels led by a spandex bodysuit-wearing legendary hero and ruin his plans for world peace.
    • Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon: A fanboy and a fangirl alternately break and fix the timeline through cosplay. Extreme cosplay.
    • Tales of the Abyss: A young aristocrat suffers a severe emotional crisis, is betrayed by his most trusted ally, abandoned by his family and country, treated with contempt by his friends, and attempts to kill himself repeatedly.
      • Alternately: A boy and his teacher agree that the best way to solve the world's problems is to Screw Destiny, but end up having an argument about the best method of doing so.
      • Alternatively: Fonons did it.
    • Tales of Legendia An Ex-marine punches things to death while searching for his sister on a ship bigger than some continents.
    • Tales of Rebirth: A White Hair, Black Heart fights racism and screams his girlfriend's name in a really dramatic fashion.
    • Tales of Innocence: A general becomes a schoolboy, then has an identity crisis. His lover and sword follow suit. Don't ask what happened to his pet dragon.
    • Tales of Vesperia: A hooligan goes on a quest to fix a fountain, but ends up in everyone else's quests. His friend disapproves.
    • Tales of Hearts: A girl's heart breaks, and her friends take her on a journey to put it back together. Later, they save the world from a giant soul-eating flower from space. All this happens by way of The Power of Friendship.
    • Tales of the Tempest: Fantastic Racism with werewolves! Considered non-canon... for a series with almost zero continuity.
    • Tales of Graces: A young knight gets in a fight with his best friend. The little girl who follows him around frequently has to save him.
      • Alternatively: JRPG tropes punch Asbel Lhant in the dick. A lot.
    • Tales of Xillia: A God in Human Form learns the limitations and inconveniences of the human body.
  • TaskMaker: An all-powerful leader has you run his errands. If at any point you swear, you instantly die and go to hell.
  • Team Fortress 2: Bring a bat to a gunfight, run very slowly with a gun that's too large for you, die trying to set people on fire, heal the ungrateful masses, stand very still and hope nobody notices you, blow yourself up trying to reach new heights, set bombs in a corner and wait for people to step on them, solve the same puzzle ("use rifle on man") over and over again, or build some buildings.
    • Alternatively, A construction company and a demolition company which are administered by the same person fight over each other's briefcases, land rights, and proper waste disposal procedure, all while the teenager complains about the lack of necessary equipment on his side.
    • Alternative the second: sit around doing nothing while hoping that you are rewarded with a purely cosmetic reward as a sign of your hard work. The developers actively troll their fanbase over this.
    • Alternative the third: Gameplay so refined the focus is hat collecting.
    • Alternative the fourth: Play as one of nine different people killing their cosmetically different counterparts by either: running very fast, shooting lots of rockets, being the ultimate Leeroy Jenkins with a flamethrower, throwing bombs around while drunk, ripping people to shreds with a minigun, building automatic guns that only shoot people not wearing your colour, healing people so you can make them invulnerable and get very frustrated when you die whilst doing this, either sniping people to the point where they foam at the mouth, or stabbing them in the back to the point where they foam at the mouth and blowing up buildings by becoming invisible and wearing a literal Paper-Thin Disguise. All the while surrounded by Ludicrous Gibs. Both teams are run by the same person and owned by the same men who have owned them since the 1800's thanks to literal not-dying machines.
    • Alternative the fifth: A sandbox killing game with no story mode and half the weapons are broken. Requires players to kill anyone who's a different color than they are because they are inferior.
    • Alternative the sixth: A war between a piss-throwing Australian, a smartass who drinks radioactive soda, a cyclops with a grenade gun, a fat sandwich addict who obsesses over his "sasha", a mad German doctor with technology that hasn't even been invented yet, a gender-ambiguous person who doesn't have the balls to take their mask off, a French pervert, a brainwashed American who thinks a shovel is an effective weapon, a redneck who, again, has technology that hasn't been invented yet, and their hordes of clones.
    • Alternative the seventh: Ethnic stereotypes fight to the death in a cartoonish desert and/or industrial environment. Remember, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how many hats you have.
    • And a Eighth, Two companies that own the world named after colors and are run by twins who hate eachother hire identical people who they tell apart from the enemy by uniform color to fight over briefcases, drop large bombs into nuclear waste, and kill eachother with weapons supplied by another company ran by the personification of Testosterone Poisoning. They get paid in hats. Then a third twin kills both of them and the mercenaries have to fight grey-colored robot versions of themselves that run on money.
    • But wait, there's ninth: Hats, Ho Yay, and yelling. Guns optional.
    • Meet the Team: Crazed mercenaries discuss their work.
      • Meet the Heavy: Overweight Russian discusses bullet economics. Then shoots people.
      • Meet the Soldier: A Drill Sergeant Nasty retells the Bible. All while blowing people up.
      • Meet the Engineer: A Texan solves his problems through the use of gun.
      • Meet the Demoman: A black Scottish cyclops details the dangers of his work while blowing stuff up.
      • Meet the Scout: A Bostonian guy fights a fat guy over a sandwich.
      • Meet the Sniper: An Australian discusses the merits of his work and argues with his dad.
      • Meet the Sandvich: Battle Discretion Shot: The Movie.
      • Meet the Spy: A Frenchman warns some crazy mercenaries about another Frenchman.
      • Meet the Medic: A heart transplant goes surprisingly well.
      • Meet the Pyro: The world of the gender-ambiguous person is... strange.
    • Mann Versus Machine: A six player game mode in a game with nine classes.
    • "Expiration Date" short: The Texan, German, and Drill Sergeant Nasty experiment with baked goods. This ends in disaster. Meanwhile, the Bostonian guy tries to go out on a date with the overworked secretary of the person who runs both teams.
  • Tekken (series): Members of a dysfunctional family violently argue over property.
    • Tekken: A Shotoclone fights in a tournament hosted by his father, a Corrupt Corporate Executive. Shotoclone wins and tosses his dad off a cliff.
    • Tekken 2: Shotoclone's father lives. He returns the favor with interest.
    • Tekken 3: Shotoclone's son asks his grandfather for help. Things don't end very well.
    • Tekken 4: Shotoclone's son distances himself from family and attempts to live in peace. Things don't end very well.
    • Tekken 5: Shotoclone's son meets his long lost ancestor. Things don't end very well.
    • Tekken 6: World War III is born from a fighting tournament by Shotoclone's son. Things don't end very well.
  • Terraria: Destroy the environment so you can kill an old man and steal valuables from his tomb.
  • Tetris: Building supplies drop from the sky, and you must use them to erase any sign of your hard work to build the Kremlin. Failure Is the Only Option.
  • Theme Hospital: Treat ridiculous, made-up illnesses with equally ridiculous, made-up cures for fun and profit.
  • Theme Park: You hire fursuiters. Should you run out of biscuits, they'll all go on strike.
  • They Bleed Pixels: Boarding school student fights dream demons to stop herself from becoming one of them.
  • Thief: The Dark Project: Among the citizens of an uncaring city, a boy spends most of his time cowering in the dark, hoping that passing authority figures don't see him.
  • Thousand Arms: Son of a blacksmith loses his home and reputation, has to rebuild it by dating pretty girls.
  • Threads of Fate: A runaway, some dolls, treasure hunters, and a doctor fight over a man's estate.
  • Time And Eternity: A girl with split personalities goes back in time to prevent some wedding crashers to ruin her day with the help of her pervy fiancé stuck in a dragon.
  • Time Hollow: The protagonist draws circles to try to fix the past. He makes it worse.
  • TimeSplitters: A guy who looks like Riddick travels through time and shoots aliens dead. Monkeys are involved. Lots and lots of monkeys.
  • Titanic: Adventure Out of Time: A disgraced British secret agent gets a second chance to complete a critical mission he'd failed long ago.
  • To the Moon: Two colleagues must finish a project before the deadline.
  • Today I Die: A woman becomes suicidally depressed after a bad break-up. She solves her problems using jellyfish, glowing bubbles, and Mad Libs.
  • Toejam And Earl: Rap enthusiasts throw tomatoes at people as they try to fix their ride home.
  • Tokimeki Memorial: Wake up, go to school, exercise, study, and date pretty girls. Maybe one of them will confess her love to you under a tree.
    • Tokimeki Memorial 2: Same as above, but replace the tree with a broken clock tower.
  • Tokyo Jungle: A Pomeranian tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic city. He does surprisingly well.
  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero: Explore Tokyo through its highways, with an opportunity to cruise down an extremely-straight twenty-kilometer stretch.
  • Tomb Raider I through III: A gifted archaeologist desecrates the ruins of ancient civilizations and kills local wildlife.
    • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation: The archaeologist wins by not despoiling the cultural artifact, and is rewarded with death.
    • Tomb Raider Chronicles: At the start of the game, the archaeologist is still dead. The first part of the game is told in flashback.
    • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness: The archaeologist is on the lam for allegedly murdering her teacher.
    • Tomb Raider Legend: Reboot. A gifted archaeologist chases after a phallic symbol.
  • Tomena Sanner: A Japanese salaryman races the clock and evades numerous obstacles to earn the right to breakdance.
  • Total Overdose: Once Upon A Crime in Mexico.
  • Total War: A Million Is a Statistic: The Series.
  • Touch Detective: A 12 year old tactfully earns her work permit by chasing a paper bag in her sleep.
  • Touhou: A bunch of girls in a Fantasy Kitchen Sink settle disputes with Extreme Dodgeball.
    • Highly Responsive to Prayers: You play literal Dodgeball against whoever destroyed your shrine.
    • Story of Eastern Wonderland: Ghosts partied at your shrine, a boss from the previous game comes back with the future co-protagonist of the game.
    • Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream: A hyperdimensional ship near my shrine? More likely than it sounds!
    • Lotus Land Story: Ditching the recurrent boss, you wake up a psychotic flower-obsessed girl. The whole story ends up hijacked by a maid.
    • Mystic Square: You thwart a goddess's plan to transform the Fantasy Kitchen Sink into a demon tourist trap.
    • Embodiment of Scarlet Devil: Vampire decides she wants to take her nightly walks whenever she wants. And then her sister leaves the basement.
    • Perfect Cherry Blossom: Groundhog Day (the holiday, not the trope or film) takes Refuge in Audacity. The protagonists are not amused.
    • Immaterial and Missing Power: A very short, very drunk demon uses her density manipulation powers to make the inhabitants of said Hidden Elf Village party hard.
    • Imperishable Night: Two fugitives shelter a draft dodger. This pisses off everyone.
    • Phantasmagoria of Flower View: Death slacks off. Many flowers bloom. A certain fairy decides to notify everyone that it's Spring. Repeatedly. With bullets. A familiar youkai who seemingly disappeared with a recurring boss returns after sleeping in for several years, and a paparazzi girl takes over as 'The Recurring Boss'.
    • Shoot The Bullet: Nearly everyone in the series is defeated by the paparazzi.
    • Mountain of Faith: A goddess needs prayer badly. To survive, she must go in the Fantasy Kitchen Sink with her personal priestess to leach the main character's Clap Your Hands If You Believe power.
    • Scarlet Weather Rhapsody: The weather goes out of control. The main character's shrine gets wrecked. Twice.
    • Subterranean Animism: The goddesses from the tenth game needs electricity badly. She decides to give a bird from Hell nuclear powers to start an Industrial Revolution. The bird decides to incinerate the Fantasy Kitchen Sink instead.
    • Undefined Fantastic Object: The mains + the priestess of the tenth game are off to find a treasure ship. They end up fighting Magical Gandhi instead. Also, UFOs.
    • Hisoutensoku: The recurring priestess and the two main Ensemble Darkhorses sees a giant... something. They then decide to beat the crap out of each other. The nuclear bird and a frog also joins the fray. Who ordered catfish?
    • Double Spoiler: The rest of everyone in the series is defeated by the same paparazzi. Then, a blogger is added.
    • Fairy Wars: One of the Ensemble Darkhorses gets her home destroyed by fairies. She vows revenge. Also, one of the mains shows up with flashlights.
    • Ten Desires: Conspicuously colored divine spirits appear out of nowhere. To fix that, the mains, the priestess and the samurai gardener from the seventh game have to beat the tar out of angry, if dimwitted taoists who are threatening the newly-built temple as well as heralding the resurrection of a DJ.
    • Hopeless Masquerade: The human population of the Fantasy Kitchen Sink tries to party themselves out of a globalized mood disorder. The Mains, Magical Gandhi and the DJ of the previous game takes this as an opportunity to start a popularity contest and spread their religion. Masks and Aggravated Battery are involved.
    • Double Dealing Character: Youkai are rioting and the mains and a certain maid's signature weapons are acting out of their own. To solve this problem, they fight like it was 2003 against a compulsive contrarian and a midget.
    • Impossible Spell Card: Everyone breaks the rules in order to capture the compulsive contrarian from the previous game. They still lose.
  • Tower Madness: Evil aliens are going to steal your sheep and turn them into a scarf for their Emperor! You must defend them!
  • Another Code: White Hair, Black Heart moves to a long-abandoned island and attempts to solve a mystery while playing with her Nintendo DS.
  • Track Mania: Madman builds hellish racetracks. It may be you.
  • Traffic Department 2192: Well, the title alone belies the nature of this top-down mid 90s shareware sci-fi vehicle shooter, but let's give you the skinny: Bitchy woman uses her car to stop gangs named after scavenger birds.
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron: An unemployed librarian and his friends fight a downsized blue-collar worker and his friends.
  • Transformice: A multiplayer version of Lemmings.
  • Trauma Center: Play doctor. No, not in a sexy sort of way.
    • Trauma Team: Play as six different doctors, learn the destructive power of butterflies.
  • Tribes: In an online game where you fly around like a fairy, a major exploit to move really fast is found in the first week. Sequels would build this feature right into the game.
  • Turok: An Indian goes to Post-Apocalyptic alternate earth where "Time Has No Meaning" to save children from a cyborg viking's armies of robot lizards and the Thuggees from Temple Of Doom with a crystal-powered Martian death-ray that SKULL-FUCKS people to death.
    • Or: Native American kills dinosaurs with guns. Aliens are involved.
  • Tux Racer: An adorable penguin races down customizeable slopes of ice, snow, and rock, often at breakneck speeds.
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: Adorable characters blow each other to smithereens in order to find a redneck star who grants wishes.
  • Twisted Metal: Sadistic millionaire grants a single wish to the person who can survive an all-out war with people in cars that shoot missiles, ice beams and tactical nukes.
    • Twisted Metal 2: He does it again, around the world.
    • Twisted Metal 3 and 4: He never did it with Rob Zombie.
    • Twisted Metal: Black: He does it again, in some clown's nightmares.
    • Twisted Metal: Head-On: He does it again, again.
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: Anthropomorphic marsupial goes on quest to save parents, find rest of species, and defeat an evil bird by using a pair of boomerangs, and collecting anything that isn't nailed down, including jewels, geodes, small furry animals, parts of a machine, and more boomerangs. Also has an interesting relationship with a dingo, and occasionally rides on a boar.
  • Tyrian: A space pilot goes to war because a lizard got killed.
  • Ugh!: A caveman earns money by flying other cavemen in his helicopter.
  • Ultima: The locals have unrealistic expectations about their hero. Said hero comes up with increasingly creative ways to assassinate their leader in protest.
    • Ultima IV: If you don't live by a strict code of honor, you lose.
    • Ultima VII: Hero fights the evil forces of Scientology and Electronic Arts.
  • Umihara Kawase: A girl swings across an absurd dream world with her fishing rod. Said rod is more flexible than Bionic Commando.
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: Lanky guy with a penchant for guns, hand-to-hand combat and one-liners searches for El Dorado with his Heterosexual Life Partner and April O'Neill. They are beaten to it by Simon Templeman.
    • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Your character and Morrigan team up to stop Alistair and his new boss from discovering immortality.
    • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: An adventurer and his 60 year old friend stops Helen Mirren from acquiring a hallucinogenic brass vessel in the middle of the desert.
  • Uninvited: Your poor driving skills lead you to stop and ask for help at the first house you find.
  • Uniracers: Sentient one-wheeled vehicles compete in race and stunt competitions.
  • Unreal: You are stranded on a planet where the invading reptiles are out to kill you and the natives.
  • An Untitled Story: An egg travels throughout the world to hatch and fight ghosts.
  • Urban Dead: Thousands of warriors face off in a never-ending battle and die, only to get up and do it again the next day. They gather at shopping malls to do so. Basically Valhalla with less mead.
  • Urban Rivals: Massive gang war among diverse groups, such as pirates, environmentalists, cops, the undead, the mafia, aliens, and the military. Drug use is rampant and aids in the fighting.
  • Vacant Sky: An ordinary high school girl gets murdered and spends a lot of time complaining about it.
  • Vagrant Story: A royal peacekeeper is sent into a haunted town to rescue the son of the duke of a kingdom. A creepy pale-skinned guy dressed in chain mail taunts him every step of the way.
  • Valkyria Chronicles: It's World War II and you're Poland.
    • Alternatively: It's WWII with women of mass destruction. The Fantastic Racism is due to the fact that you have the wrong hair color. And yes, you are Poland.
      • Alternative to the alternative: Battlefield 1942: JRPG Edition.
  • Valkyrie Profile: A lot of people join the heroine's party and die. But not in that order.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines: The fate of a Dark World version of LA depends on not opening a Mesopotamian sarcophagus, while you face off against incredibly difficult and terrifying monsters.
    • Alternatively, a disastrous one-night-stand forces a recent hire to prove himself/herself truly worthy of employment.
  • A Vampyre Story: An opera singer tries to get away from her clingy boyfriend with the help of a sarcastic bat.
  • Vectorman: A garbage-hauling robot has to stop a sentient nuclear weapon from taking over the world, using only his shooting hands and burning feet. He encounters fat versions of himself, killer light bulbs, and pesky mosquitoes.
    • Vectorman 2: A garbage-hauling robot has to stop a bunch of over-mutated bugs and their big-brained queen from taking over the world.
  • Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun: Spend a hundred years providing people with coal and opium.
  • Viewtiful Joe: Movie fanboy obsesses over movies, pretends to be his hero.
    • Viewtiful Joe 2: Said fanboy teams up with his girlfriend to punch his father in the face.
  • Virtua Fighter: Fighters from around the world challenge each other for the rights to battle a corporation's metallic Super Soldier.
  • Viva Pinata: You are put in charge of a breeding ranch for party favors.
  • Volley Fire: Two ships fight across mini asteroid fields containing mirrors. This was made by an animation company.
  • VVVVVV: Captain of a wrecked ship rescues crewmates by screwing with gravity.
  • Wacky Wheels: Mario Kart WITH FUNNY[IER] ANIMALS!
  • Wandering Hamster: Hamster with mallet, a water mage, and a dancing canine end a war in the first chapter, conquer the invader's castle in the second chapter, and get eaten in the third. Currently in Development Hell.
  • The Walking Dead: A black man teams up with a cast of quirky characters to wait out the latest disaster to hit the Deep South and makes some tough choices.
    • Episode 1: A New Day: Black man escapes police custody, bonds with a little girl and saves an elderly gentleman from a heart attack.
    • Episode 2: Starved For Help: Black man and friends hang out with some friendly dairy farmers.
    • Episode 3: Long Road Ahead: Black man investigates who broke a flashlight and teaches a young girl the finer points of murder.
    • Episode 4: Around Every Corner: Black man gets calls from a stranger over a radio and visits the local school.
    • Episode 5: No Time Left: The little girl Ensemble Darkhorse has been kidnapped by a mysterious radio man! Are you a bad enough black man to save her?
      • Or, black man spends his last days on Earth training a little girl to be a zombie-killing machine.
    • Episode 1: All That Remains: Little girl gets bit by dog, has to bandage bite on her own because other people won't try to prevent infection in case it's already infected.
    • Episode 2: A House Divided: Little girl joins people in quest to escape a Sociopath by going to a skiing lodge.
    • Episode 3: In Harms Way: Little girl and friends escape Hardware store by stealing radios, turning on music, and covering themselves with guts.
  • Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: A clueless British inventor and his dog do stuff.
    • Fright of the Bumblebees: A clueless British inventor and his dog try to improve their latest business venture, which leads to them fighting giant bees.
    • The Last Resort: A clueless British inventor and his dog run a seaside resort out of their basement.
    • Muzzled!: A clueless British inventor and his dog invent fish-flavored ice cream and sabotage a fun fair.
    • The Bogey Man: A clueless British inventor and his dog join a golf club in order to get the inventor out of an unwanted engagement.
  • War Of The Monsters: A fuel crisis causes immeasurable havoc.
  • WarCraft: Immigration leads to a race war. The immigrants win.
    • WarCraft II: The Tides of Darkness: The race war expands. Farms make better barricades than guard towers. The natives win. Immigration is temporarily suspended.
      • WarCraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal: Immigration is possible again, but not for long.
    • WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos: War criminals and their descendants rediscover their heritage, and start immigrating again, emigrating from the last place they immigrated to. They are the good guys this time. The racial leaders don't stay dead anymore.
    • World of Warcraft: Everyone is an immigrant and spends their time forcefully displacing the natives. The local government is powerless to stop it since the immigrants will just come back in greater numbers.
      • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade: The immigrants realize they'll have better opportunities in another country when they discover a hole in border security. A massive exodus soon follows. Displaced aristocrats and marooned space aliens decide they want in on that action.
      • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King: The immigrants realize they have yet to colonize the Arctic and surrounding areas. They seek to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, a group of natives become disgusted with anti-foreigner sentiment and decide to help the immigrants.
      • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: The natives and immigrants resume their war. A senior official, formerly in exile because of his skin color, decides to return home. This causes property values to plummet. Furries and insane corporate executives join the grassroots campaign to kick him out of the country.
      • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria: The immigrants discover the Far East and, ignoring the protests of the natives, proceed to fight over colonization rights. Almost all of the immigrants decide to learn new things from bears.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: A bunch of red-armoured Super Soldiers land on a planet to help the local Redshirt Army fight off an invasion of Different Orcs. A Church Militant shows up, looking for an invasion of The Legions of Hell. It's also licensed.
  • Wario Land: Fat man does a Heel-Face Turn, travels through lands named after food, blows up Pirate's gothic tower, and gives his nemesis a priceless object. And there's a Genie involved, who also does a Heel-Face Turn and gives a castle...if you give him enough money.
    • Wario Land 2: After being robbed by a Pirate, fat man sets out to kick her ass.
    • Wario Land 3: Fat man gets sucked inside a music box. There he finds a being who tells him to find a bunch of music boxes, bribing him with the treasure. He then proceeds to desecrate an entire community, kills the locals, only to discover that he was working for an evil clown
    • Wario Land 4: Fat man desecrates ancient ruins for money. A cat turns out to be a princess. An insane "diva" tries to kill them both. And there's Mr. Game & Watch involved.
    • Wario World: Fat man gets his castle destroyed out of greed. Goes through a lot of crap to get a treasure, only to discover that it is an evil sentient jewel.
    • Wario Land: Shake It!: Fat man helps the Pirate mentioned above shake the crap out of everything so he can beat up different pirate.
    • WarioWare: Mega MicroGame$: Fat man goes into game development. Despite zero experience, it proves a huge success.
      • WarioWare: Mega Party Games: Fat man recommends playing said games with more people. He is fine if you choose to play by yourself.
      • WarioWare Twisted!: Fat man predicts tilting random objects is the newest craze. He is right.
      • WarioWare Touched!: Fat man tries drawing things. He turns out to be pretty good at it.
      • WarioWare Snapped!: Fat man takes private photographs of you.
      • WarioWare: Smooth Moves: Fat man steals ancient artifact to make more games.
      • WarioWare D.I.Y.: Fat man calls it quits with game design. He becomes an even better illustrator.
      • Game & Wario: Fat man tries to recommend playing said games with more people a second time. Again, he is fine if you choose to play by yourself.
  • Warriors Orochi: Giant snake man is revived by fox-girl and merges Ancient China with Warring States period Japan to kick their collective butts. Of course, the ones to stop him are what remains of the armies of both periods.
    • Warriors Orochi 2: Same giant snake man has to be revived by his old and new lackeys. No one is able to stop them but they do get to beat the tar out of his powered up form.
      • Warriors Orochi 2, Orochi's story mode: We actually get to see the giant snake man's rampage. He also kicks a few gods' asses as well.
    • Warriors Orochi 3: Giant snake man is replaced by an actual giant snake. Everybody dies besides the Justice Freak Horseman, the lazy Ruler and an also lazy Strategist, who are then sent back by the Moon Princess to save everyone.
  • War Zone 2100: A crazy AI nukes the world, and you take on other factions to steal their stuff and stop said Crazy AI from nuking the world again. And you design your own units, too.
  • Wax Works: Go inside sculptures to get killed horribly.
  • Weapon Shop de Omasse: An NPC crafts weapons for other NPCs before a live(?) studio audience.
  • Welcome To Ponyville In a universe full of horses, a Naïve Newcomer moves in while dealing with Jump Scares, people interrupting him, and nightmares almost every night.
  • Wet: Game-ified exploitation movie.
  • Wetrix: You create pools of water.
  • Where's My Water??: An alligator takes a bath.
    • Cranky's Story: An alligator hates eating vegetables.
    • Where's My Mickey: A black mouse attempts to make lemonade while dealing with a clusterfuck water system.
    • Where's My Perry: The same, except is a Licensed Game.
  • the white chamber: Regretting your actions gives you a better ending.
  • White Knight Chronicles: Mildly Retarded Farm Boy protagonist repeatedly fails to do anything actually heroic despite gaining the power to transform into an indestructible 20-foot tall walking tank whenever he feels like it. Dozens of innocent people are killed along the way by accident.
  • Wii Fit: You find yourself in a world where working out is Serious Business. Your Arch-Enemy is metabolic syndrome. Your sidekicks are a piggy bank, a talking scale, and a fitness trainer who may or may not be an android. During the course of your adventure, you will avoid panda heads, be turned into a pool ball, and attempt to meditate while an insane sensei screams at you if you don't sit still. It's not a Widget Series.
    • Wii Fit Plus: Pursue further physical fitness by leading a marching band, flying in a chicken costume, and/or chasing robot moles on a Segway.
  • Wii Sports: Play simplified versions of baseball, golf, bowling, boxing, and tennis by swinging the controller around.
    • Wii Sports Resort: Play simplified versions of swordplay, wakeboarding, Frisbee, archery, basketball, table tennis, power cruising, canoeing, cycling, and air sports by swinging the controller around more precisely. The world is more developed and cohesive, and golf and bowling make a return, too.
    • Wii Sports Club: The same, except there's more emphasis on online play. There's even more emphasis on Downloadable Content.
  • Wild ARMs 3: Amnesiac environmentalists fight against the users of a demonically-possessed science wiki.
  • Windom XP: Humongous Mecha that are the "incarnations" of Windows OSes blow each other up. Can be a ridiculous Massive Multiplayer Crossover with the plethora of sound-only user add-ons.
  • Wing Commander: Mark Hamill flies a fighter in the Pacific theater of World War II IN SPACE with 7-foot-tall alien furries standing in for the Japanese. There are a lot of cutscenes.
  • Wipe Out: You pull the finger to gravity in rocket ships with missiles.
  • Witch and Hero: A squishy knight throws himself at enemies to protect an even squishier wizard.
  • The Witch And The Hundred Knight: A witch who wants to spread her love of slime tries to summon a monster that can shoot fire out of it's crotch. Instead, she gets a midget in a helmet.
  • The Witcher: A monster hunter sleeps with women while engaging in custody battles and looking for stolen goods.
  • Within A Deep Forest: A ball rebels against its creator.
  • Wizball: A cat and a bouncing ball work together to bring color to the world.
  • Wiz 'n' Liz: You must collect "wabbits" before they explode so you can spell nonsense words.
  • The Wolf Among Us: The Big Bad Wolf's quest to be a nice police officer and solve a murder-mystery consist of beating the tar out of several fairy-tale and folklore characters.
    • Episode 1: Faith: The Big Bad Wolf found a decapitated head in the front of his apartment lot. Him and Snow White tries to find whodunnit.
    • Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors: The Big Bad Wolf found another decapitated head in the front of his apartement lot. He goes to a strip club and finds out that the culprit has a Snow White fetish.
    • Episode 3: A Crooked Mile: The Big Bad Wolf finally found the fake culprit, only to find himself into something bigger than just killing prostitutes.
    • Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing: The Big Bad Wolf discovers that the town was actually in the middle of a war and he tries to prevent it.
    • Episode 5: Cry Wolf The Big Bad Wolf finally found the true culprit and reenact the Landsmeet scene in Dragon Age: Origins in order to see what should we do to him.
  • Wolfenstein 3D: You have a knife. They are wearing chaingun-equipped Powered Armor. Good luck!
  • The World Ends with You: For dead people, fashion is incredibly Serious Business. They overcome difficulties and learn to love. And kill people with Myspace Flare.
    • Alternatively: Dead people kill things and eat food in order to dress the most macho of them in the girliest clothing ever.
    • Alternatively: Emo dead kid plays LARPing game show in order to come back to life.
    • Alternatively: Character Development saves the world.
  • World Heroes: Historical figures duke it out against each other, and then a shapeshifting alien.
  • World in Conflict: Uh oh, the Cold War didn't end and the Soviets invade. Already sounds propagandic...
  • World of Goo: Make bridges and towers with gooey balls.
  • World of Tanks: Slow-moving steel monsters duke it out, without a single human being in sight.
  • Worms: Lacking opposable thumbs, invertebrates use heavy artillery to kill each other instead.
  • X-COM: Aliens invade Earth. The only way to defeat them is to send waves of disposable troops at them, capture their equipment, and execute a large, helpless brain on another planet.
    • X-COM: Terror From the Deep: Aliens invade from twenty thousand leagues under the sea. The only way to defeat them is to throw waves of disposable troops in diving suits at them, steal their equipment, and execute another helpless brain.
      • Alternatively: If you thought the aliens were unfair in the first game, wait until you get a load of this.
    • X-COM: Apocalypse: Aliens invade a very large city and try to take over its leaders. The only way to defeat them is to throw waves of disposable troops in absurd-looking suits of armor at them, steal their equipment, and blow up helpless buildings in an alternate dimension.
    • XCOM: Enemy Unknown: Aliens invade an Earth that's built entirely in 90-degree angles (and to strict height specifications). The only way to defeat them is to throw a single group of about 4-6 highly-trained and non-expendable troops in absurd-looking suits of armor at them, steal their equipment, and destroy their cloaked mothership.
    • X-COM Enemy Within DLC: In addition to aliens you must stop a paramilitary group from taking over the world by turning your soldiers into amputees or genetic abominations.
  • Xenogears: You are simultaneously the two-most powerful beings on the planet and the biggest whiner in the galaxy.
    • Alternatively, Adam's metaphysical soul reincarnates into a schizophrenic teenager. He fights God with kung-fu.
    • Or if you prefer, Kung-fu Jesus attempts to live peacefully with his girlfriend, only to discover too late that his universe is inspired by Evangelion. Billions die in the name of world peace.
    • Xenosaga: You watch the prequel movie. Occasionally, there are interactive parts.
      • Xenosaga Episode I: A hot scientist builds a hot robot, Jesus rides a spaceship, and a Psychopathic Manchild severs his body parts to frighten a little girl.
      • Xenosaga Episode II: A little girl's mind becomes an interactive playground, The Pope tries out his new Humongous Mecha, and a psychotic mass murderer is killed by his brother and ascends to Heaven.
      • Xenosaga Episode III: The heroes decide to destroy the universe. This is a good thing.
    • XenobladeChronicles: A zombie engineer goes on a quest to save the world from giant robots using a red plastic lightsaber while a computer tells him cryptic stuff.
    • Xenoblade Chronicles X: Tetsuya Takahashi and crew try to remake Xenogears for the fifth time in a row.
  • Xevious: You are the commander of a spaceship on a search-and-destroy mission.
  • X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse: Non-humans battle Egyptian man.
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter: Non-humans battle martial artists in a tag team match.
    • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter: Non-humans, humans with skill, humans with super powers, a cyborg, a demon and an obscure octopus creature battle martial artists and a creepy fanboy in a tag team match.
    • Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes: Non-humans, humans with skill, humans with super powers and a human with power armor battle martial artists, a monster, robots, a mech pilot, an assassin, and another human with power armor in a tag team match. There is occasional outside interference.
    • Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes: The same characters from one side of all the previous games plus more non-humans, another human with power armor, a non-human-hunting robot, and a space alien battle the same characters from the other side of all the previous games plus more martial artists, more monsters, a monster-hunting bounty hunter, more robots, a pirate, a fat walking cactus, a transforming monkey girl, a human with skills and guns and zombies, and a futuristic swordsman in a 3-on-3 tag team match.
    • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Super powered humans, human mercenaries, a tentacle alien, demons, a Norse god, a wolf goddess, a giant head, and a couple of robots team up to stop a platinum blonde Neo and a man in lightning-shooting armor that plan to rule the world and accidentally wake up a giant Planet Eater. They still fight in 3-on-3 tag team matches.
  • X-Wing: Slaughter thousands upon thousands of relatively unarmored people just doin' their jobs in your quest to overthrow a perfectly legal government. You Bastard.
  • Yosumin!: You force smiling shapes to kill themselves in order to repair a stained-glass window.
  • You Don't Know Jack: A video game version of a Game Show, except the questions are reworded to be more hilarious (and harder).
  • You Have to Burn the Rope: An egg creature is given direct instructions by the game to progress. The game finishes.
  • The You Testament: Jesus teaches you the Force. You can thank him by kicking him in the jimmies.
    • The Making of a Prophet: Muhammad argues with Snidely Whiplash as an eleven foot tall nightmare given flesh uses his mystical powers to blow people up, steal the devil's face and still get kicked around a lot.
  • Yume Nikki: A girl travels through her own dreams to collect goodies. Said dreams are completely and totally disturbing.
    • Alternatively, a young girl sleeps all day to while the time away. Said girl should really get out more.
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure: A ten-year old chocoholic pirate and a flying monkey turn their foes into tools in their quest to reassemble a dead guy made out of jewelry.
    • (Alternatively): A kid shakes his best friend to solve puzzles.
  • Zeno Clash: Travel through a fascinating world, meet interesting characters, and smash their faces in with your bare fists. Also, the voice acting is unique.
  • Zero Wing: As the good side's last remaining soldier, you save the universe from certain destruction. All that's left of your epic journey is a tired meme.
  • Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman: You are recruited to stand in for a guy who got killed on his way to the longest Final Boss battle in the history of mankind.
  • zOMG!: A guy has daddy issues, so you have to use jewelry to kill his pets.
  • Zone of the Enders: A boy and his not-girlfriend ride inside of a Visual Pun. The onboard GPS unit turns out to be a better-developed character than either of them.
    • Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner: An ex-soldier rides inside of a Visual Pun that is acting as a replacement for his heart.
  • Zork: You explore a dungeon with a total of about five enemies. The evil parser remains undefeated.
  • Zuma: Shoot marbles to appease the Aztec Frog God. Requirements: Pot.


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