Quotes / Game Over

Discussions About This Trope

Otacon: [Pit] used to be a weakling, but countless trials over the years have toughened him up.
Snake: And by trials, you mean "Game Overs"?
Otacon: Uhh... yeah, you should know all about that.

"Game over."
John Kramer (and just about every villain after him), Saw

"Ooh... nasty."
Treguard, any time a dungeoneer died in the dungeon, Knightmare

"Have you been playing all summer? You think this is a game? Well, guess what? You just lost."

Game Over Screens

"YOU DIED" (1996-2001) and "You Are Dead" (2002-present)
Resident Evil series, in bloody font


The Administrator telling what happened to the team that lost, Team Fortress 2

"The survivors were overwhelmed."

Mass Effect series

"Oh my God..."
pop'n music 16, if you are right below the required life needed to clear a song

"Aww, game over, man! Try again? No? Oh, well, then, see you later, man..."
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

I Wanna Be the Guy (you will be seeing that screen many, many, many times during the game)

"GAME OVER - Press Retry to try again"

"You have died. Want to retry? [YES / NO]"

"Get outta here! Forget about it!"
Gradius Gaiden, on the later stages

Little princess, little princess
Precious little princess
The little girl was as beautiful as a princess
But she was always all alone
The girl found her grave
Today is her funeral
...And everyone lived happily ever after...

Bokosuka Wars

"And you dead."
Golden Axe III, when the game records your journey from the start of the game to your defeat

"You have ignited a nuclear war. And no, there is no animated display of a mushroom cloud with parts of bodies flying through the air. We do not reward failure."
Balance of Power

"Do you want your possessions identified? [ynq] (n)"

"Oh, I biffed it!"
"Augh, check please."
"Help! I'm dead, and I can't get up, Gaw."

Liquid: "Ocelot, you did it again!"
Ocelot: "S-Sorry, boss."

Campbell: "Snake! You can't do that! The future will be changed! You'll create a Time Paradox!"

Boris: "Raiden, answer me! Raiden! RAIDEN!! Dammit!"

"Game Over, User Wins!"
System Voice, ReBoot, inverting the norm.

"You, one who has fallen before fulfilling your destiny...Beyond lies the land to which all souls eventually return...
Do not be afraid..."

"You Fucked Up"

"Stasis Lock"

"Game Over, man, The End."
Sketch Turner, Comix Zone

"I don't want to die..."
Jack (a ten-year-old boy), Emergency Call Ambulance

"I figued you'd have a little more fight in you! Guess I figured wrong...
The Joker, Batman: Arkham City (one of many, many examples, both in this game and the prequel)

Game Over
Score: &e0
Minecraft (Before it was changed to "You Died" and the score being counted correctly)

"Game... over."

"Operation failed. The medical board will be notified."

"Sic transit gloria mundi, the Roman Empire has fallen."

"Connection error...attempting to reconnect...reconnection failed"

"I am afraid it is my duty to inform you that by order of the Congress of the United States of America, you have been impeached. Further access to ShadowNetwork is denied. Effective immediately. Press mouse button or any key to continue."
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
Shadow President, when you're impeached

"Press start to continue."
Makoto Nanaya, BlazBlue

Alis's hope cannot
overcome the power
of Lassic.
The adventure is

"ROLF and the others
failed to restore peace
to the planet Algo."

"The party has been

"Your defeat has brought chaos to the fedaration. Your cowardice and betrayal shall be known throughout the stars. Your decaying corpse will be an object for ridicule and scorn. Disgrace will follow your family for centuries...
Once adorned and worshipped by all, your rotting flesh will serve as a reminder of the price of failure.
Oh, the horrible pain of defeat...
Game Over"
Death Duel


"Is that it? You don't want to leave things like this, do you?"
"It's too early to give up now. Maybe you just need to take a break..."
"Thanks for playing. Come back soon."
"Defeat is a bitter pill to swallow. That doesn't mean you have to take it..."

"Your interference has only briefly delayed the inevitable. Do not mourn the loss of your worlds. Their energy will feed my hunger, and Galactus is eternal."
Marvel vs. Capcom 3, if the player loses to the Final Boss and does not continue


"Your time has passed"

"Sadly, no trace of [the hero/them] was ever found..."

"The monsters rejoice, for the party has been destroyed!"

"You fall and break your neck.
You are dead.
Thanks for playing Dragons and Tears: Part 1 of The Sprialing Darkness Trilogy"
Saints Row: The Third, parodying old text adventures. All your "deaths" in this segment involve breaking your neck and dying.

Clayton: I see all you've learned is how to lose! (Evil Laugh)
Clayton: That's my boy! All your little ape friends are mine! (Evil Laugh)

Dear Diary,
Today I died.
I was killed by this thing in some [basement/cave/dark place/warm place/cold place].
I leave all that I own to my cat Guppy.
Goodbye, Cruel World!
[Isaac/Maggie/Cain/Judas/Eve ♥/???/Sam]

Love is Over

"You are Dead"
"Your soul is doomed."
"Rest in peace"
"Abandon all hope..."
— The Devil May Cry series (respectively, games 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Yandere Simulator, if Senpai causes the Game Over

I can never face my Senpai again...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai snaps at Yandere-chan for being a stalker

Senpai noticed me...at the worst time...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai sees Yandere-chan brandishing a weapon

I shouldn't have let him see me like that...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai sees Yandere-chan covered in blood

Now he knows what I'm really like...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai sees Yandere-chan in the throes of insanity

Now Senpai could never love me...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai witnesses Yandere-chan comitting murder

Yandere Simulator, if the Game Over is caused by a teacher

Yandere Simulator, if the police can tie the player to a murder and arrest them

Good night!

A bison rammed into Andrew's head causing severe brain damage. Andrew later choked to death on his own vomit while unconscious.

you were
by sharks


Oh dear...

"You thought this was just a GAME, didn't you?! Well, it's OVER for you!"

Phantom, you were not able to achieve your goal.
You must leave this world.


Mission Failed
"The ninja Ayame returns to the shadows from which she came to be forgotten forever as a failure."

Mission Failed
"The ninja Rikimaru lies broken, a shadow in life, in death a failure."
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

Game Over
"He has traveled the six worlds.
Do his eyes remain in this transient world?
The path he followed, he chose not.
Now he floats higher than any shadow."
Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins (When Tatsumaru dies)

Game Over
"My face burns with crimson fire.
My face is a tangled mass.
But at last my heart is clear.
The moon will not brighten this long night."
Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins (When Ayame dies)

Game Over
"Bright and cold, the flash of steel.
Alone I roam over desolate fields.
My sword, I need no longer.
The evening wind will carry me home."
Tenchu 2 - Birth of the Stealth Assassins (When Rikimaru dies)

Mission Failed
"Many lives these two blades have taken
As many as they have protected.
My blood covered lips speak no words
As I stare into the blades' reflection."
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (When Ayame dies)

Mission Failed
"Blackness covers all I see and all I touch.
No feeling of pain just sorrow.
My hand loses grip of the sword I held.
And I turn to become a true shadow."
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (When Rikimaru dies)

Mission Failed
"Like all days the sun has set
With darkness all around me.
Just one difference I see tonight
The sun will not rise in the morning."
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (When Tesshu dies)

Mission Failed
"The shadows have stained the night in blood."

Mission Failed
"What spirits shall haunt you in the afterlife?"
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows

Result: FAILED.

Result: Full Combo! FAILED.
jubeat saucer, if you full combo a song but don't meet the score quota

DJMAX Online

You need more practice! Never give it up!
DJMAX Portable 2 and various other games in the series

(Attention! Please take your Player's Card)
DJMAX Technika 3

Hey! Why don't you just get up and dance, man?!

The darkly prospering days of man have reached an end.
You have strayed from the cycle of stars and will leave not a trace of your existence.
But fear not. You will no longer feel anything...
403 Forbidden

This world, bound by Akasha's chains, shall turn to dust.
Yet the cycle knows no end, and all shall be reborn anew.
For now, those who are lost shall vanish into the endless void...
404 Not Found
Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Skyrig appreciates your hard work. Next of kin notified.

Raidou the 14th! This is shameful. You have disappointed us. Your abilities are pathetic compared to the ones who preceded you! It was a grave error for you to assume the mantle of the 14th Raidou Kuzunoha. We have no choice. You've slandered the sacred name of Raidou. Begone!

Begin! *zap* GAME. OVER.

"Game Over."
—George Stobbart's headstone in Broken Sword : Shadow of the Templars


Shutting down. Game over.
DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu (iOS English version)


<trainer> is out of useable Pokémon!
<trainer> blacked out!

<player> fell...mission failed

On Your Decision

It's Absolutely.

Rhythm League Notes
That...could have been better.
Try Again
Rhythm Heaven Fever

This court sees no reason to further prolong the trial. Nor is there any need for more time to decide the case against the defendant. This court finds the defendant, <defendant's name>...Guilty. The accused will surrender to the court immediately, to be held pending trial at a higher court within a month from today's date. That is all. The court is adjourned!

showing real courage, you ran:
n metres
everyone is a winner

game over

"Beyond the river is the land of the dead...It is where the souls of the deceased endure nothingness as they await reincarnation...Oh, it's you again. You died so carelessly...Macca opens all doors. I'd be willing to do this for you for a little compensation. You can also pay me in Play Coins, if you'd like."

"You just HAD to make more work for me...Fine, take this number. Let me be clear: your turn will come up long after the wind erodes the boulders down to sand. Go idle the time away for eternity, soul of a former Samurai."
(fade to black)
"Now then, what number was I at...? Whew...Honestly, this is going to take forever to settle!"
Charon again, if you refuse his offer

"Hm...? The last bribe is still on your tab. If you can't pay the bribe, I can't possibly revive you. You there, jailer. Throw this youth's soul into the mountain somewhere over there."
Charon yet again, if you revive yourself without enough Macca, then die again without getting enough money to pay off the debt

Chrom: "I'm...sorry, everyone...Leave me...Save yourselves...if you can..."
: "Chrom, NO! You can't die! Not now!"
Fire Emblem Awakening, if Chrom is felled in battle

Avatar: "Chrom...everyone...F-forgive me..."
: "No! Not you, Avatar! Open your eyes! OPEN YOUR EYES!"
Fire Emblem Awakening, if the Avatar is felled in battle

You fainted.
Reward decreased by
(max reward / 3)z.
Reward decreased to 0z.
No continues remaining.
Quest failed...

"Operation Failed"

"Sorry, this is the end of this game."
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4

"Sorry, you didn't accumulate enough points to move on to the next round. Better luck next time!"

LEX WINS. *evil laugh*



Warrior of Ras

You dirty rapscallion !!!
You ran your poor camel to death !!!!!
You died in the desert.
The local sheik now uses your skull for a change purse !!!!
Want a new camel and a new game (Y or N)?



"You're Smoked!"

"Paperboy calls it quits!"

APB (the Atari Games arcade game; not to be confused with the MMOTPS All Points Bulletin)

"You and your friends are dead."
"Game Over"

"From the beginning, the odds were against you. It was only a matter of time before you reached the end. You're history!!"

"It's a sad thing that your adventures have ended here!"

"You have sustained a lethal injury. Sorry, but you are finished... Here."

"Since you have no ammunition left, you must join the hostages."

"You are fatally wounded. Your mission has failed."

"Alright, [name], I think this evening is over. You gotta leave. We'll be fine, you'll just have to go!"
— Trip; Façade

Terminal Life Signs

Thou art dead.

Everyone is dead.

You have died!

The remaining powers of the Dreamweb have united, destroying the keepers and opening the gates to other worlds. This has brought evil and chaos through the Dreamweb. Evil that has been channeled down to the thoughts and dreams of the human race. Your death remained unnoticed by billions of people, but in reality it affected every other human being. The cities grew. Pollution increased, the skies covered with dirt. Big money won. Fascist governments proposed on greed and persecution. The world expected and received war. War on a global scale. The nuclear threat was evident. All hope was lost... Millions burned in the fire...

The undertaker: You better work on your sharpshootin', stranger. You only got two lives left.
The undertaker: Some people were born lucky. You better get lucky, or you're gonna be dead! You've only got one life left.
The undertaker: Looks like this good ol' boy's seen his last gunfight. Time to take him to Boot Hill.
Mad Dog McCree, on your first, second, and third (and final) death, respectively.

"I regret to inform you...Seaman has passed away."
Leonard Nimoy, Seaman, upon booting up the game if Seaman has died since your last play session


"I'd rather inhale poop from a badger's bellybutton than continue this congealed game!!"

"You, your dog, and your friends are dead."
Lakeview Cabin Collection, in a Shout-Out to the NES adaptation of Friday the 13th and the Angry Video Game Nerd

You have failed your adventure
"Your party has been defeated. Rannie just barely makes it out, and carries your bones to the temple."

Lost With All Hands
"No one returns. London will speculate in vain how you might have died."

"Death is not a hunter unbeknownst to its prey.
One is always aware that it lies in wait.
Though life is merely a journey to the grave,
it must not be undertaken without hope.
Only then will a traveler's story live on,
cherished by those who bid him farewell.
But alas, my guest's life has now ended,
his tale left unwritten...
— Igor, Persona 3, The Journey

"As proof of one's life, there exists
the danger of death.
This proof exists as a flame, painfully
burning one's life away.
Yet though a life crumbles to dust,
time moves ever onward.
He who had been your proof, your life
itself... The answer has been lost,
never to be found again.
— Igor, Persona 3, The Answer

"Life is truth, and never a dream...
All souls know this from birth...
The truth is something that is chosen,
and grasped... Something discovered with
one's vision and will.
Only by gaining that does the seeker
become truth himself, a cord that
connects past and future.
But now, our guest's destiny has been
severed, and the truth languishes
within the hollow, fog-filled forest...
— Igor, Persona 4

— Vector Strong Bad, sbzone


"You cannot give up just yet...
(Name)! Stay determined..."

"This is just a bad dream..."
"And you are NEVER waking up!"
Undertale upon losing to Flowey at the end of a Neutral playthrough

And it was going so well...
Brutal murder achieved in a mere
x minutes and y seconds

The Witch Hunt Is Over
—>— Bayonetta

You have failed to stop the alien onslaught. One by one the funding nations sign pacts with the aliens promising technology, prosperity and peace. However it soon becomes clear that the aliens have other plans... The aliens attempt to exterminate all humanity, destroying cities and poisoning the air and sea. The resistance of earth armies is futile in the face of vastly superior technology. Surviving generations suffer terrible mutations as they flee alien destruction. They are rounded up into slave camps to help transform earth into an alien colony which is part of some unknown empire. The knowledge gained from the XCom project is Lost Forever. You have failed to save the earth.
X-COM: UFO Defense

"The inability of this project to maintain the support of several crucial council members has greatly reduced the effectiveness of both entities. This entire undertaking was the product of an ill-conceived plan...a series of simple...misunderstandings, met with an overzealous response. We believe the best course of action now is to cooperate with the aliens, for the...betterment...of all mankind. We are of one mind about this. The path ahead...is clear."

"Loyal citizens...I stand before you truly humbled. So many lives lost, so many needless sacrifices, as we have endured to cope with those who would see our great coalition fall. Today, our struggle ends. XCOM is no more. ADVENT peacekeepers have reduced the last of their strongholds to ashes. And with it, the fragmented remains of the old world are finally washed away. Thank you for your continued support. And thank you to the Elders for their guidance through this crisis. Long live Advent. Long live the Elders."