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* {{Hallucinations}} commanding people to '''"KILL THE WHORES"''' or pointing out that '''"YOU KILLED MEEEE"''', and are typically represented by the floating head of a translucent cat.

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* {{Hallucinations}} commanding people to '''"KILL THE WHORES"''' or pointing out that '''"YOU KILLED MEEEE"''', and are typically represented by the floating head of a translucent cat.ocelot, in call back to Jack Slate's Mad Ocelot God.


* In the review for ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': "CAAAAALL AN AMBULAAAANCE!!"

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** This one actually ended up as quite a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], as of the four games he created the stamp to use it for, only one game entirely fit it (''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'', which was "Like ''God of War'' but ''Zelda''"). Of the remaining three, one he had to reclassify as "Like ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' but" (''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''), one was such a blatant and unashamed ''[=GoW=]'' clone that he had to remove the "but", leaving it as simply "Like ''God of War''" (''VideoGame/DantesInferno''), and the last was, as he'd mentioned at the start, ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'' itself.


* When a female character exasperates him but isn't actively unlikeable enough to actually make him ''hate'' her, he'll often refer to her as a "silly/dippy moo".

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* When a female character exasperates him but isn't actively unlikeable enough to actually make him ''hate'' her, he'll often refer to call her as a "silly/dippy moo".

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* When a female character exasperates him but isn't actively unlikeable enough to actually make him ''hate'' her, he'll often refer to her as a "silly/dippy moo".


* {{Allegedly Free Game}}s shake a money jar at people and demand "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices GIZ CASH]]".

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* {{Allegedly Free Game}}s Games with excessive RevenueEnhancingDevices shake a money jar at people and demand "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices GIZ CASH]]"."GIZ CASH".

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* {{Allegedly Free Game}}s shake a money jar at people and demand "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices GIZ CASH]]".

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** As of VideoGame/GhostOfTsushima, "Jiminy Cockthroat" has joined the ranks, as a short term for "open world stealth action game with crafting and collectibles".


* Dancers go "hootah hoo".

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* Dancers or people "fannying about" wasting time go "hootah hoo".


* Also the caption "Oh no everyone can see my bum."
** Inverted in his review of ''VideoGame/ConanExiles'' when his character [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Thinderella the Necromantic Naturist]] says "I hope everyone sees my bum."

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* Also the The caption "Oh no everyone can see my bum."
** Inverted
" It gets {{Inverted}} in his review of ''VideoGame/ConanExiles'' when his character [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Thinderella the Necromantic Naturist]] says "I hope everyone sees my bum."



* Whenever he describes an individual invading an implausibly large country (such as himself invading Europe in the ''Modern Warfare 3'' review or Kevin Spacey invading the USA in ''Advanced Warfare''), they'll be portrayed riding up a slope with a phonetically-spelled place name sign on it, alone in a wheely bin, brandishing a sword.

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* Whenever he describes an individual invading an implausibly large country (such as himself invading Europe in the ''Modern Warfare 3'' review or Kevin Spacey invading the USA in ''Advanced Warfare''), they'll be portrayed riding up a slope with a phonetically-spelled place name sign on it, alone in a wheely bin, brandishing a sword.sword.
* Hypothetical questions and counterarguments from the viewer are often accompanied by images of said viewer suddenly standing behind Yahtzee, adressing him directly. Sometimes the gag gets an additional punchline, such as "What the fuck are you doing in my house, viewer?" or "[[HearingVoices Thanks for reminding me, voice inside my head]]".
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* Similar to the ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' example above, Yahtzee kept changing the title of ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' for things like ''Return of the Madness'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Return of Jafar]]'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns''.

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* Similar to the ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' example above, Yahtzee kept changing the title of ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' for things like ''Return of the Madness'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} ''[[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar Return of Jafar]]'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns''.

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Given that there's been a new episode of Zero Punctuation every week since the mid-late [=2000s=], you can guarantee there are a ''lot'' of running jokes.
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* {{PRESS X TO NOT DIE}} is guaranteed to show up in a review of a game with quick time events.
* Also the caption "Oh no everyone can see my bum."
** Inverted in his review of ''VideoGame/ConanExiles'' when his character [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Thinderella the Necromantic Naturist]] says "I hope everyone sees my bum."
* Nose-picking is mentioned frequently when talking about [[ArtificialAtmosphericActions mundane actions]] on the part of either the player or {{NPC}}s.
* Yahtzee references making a {{supervillain}} [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox game]] called "Mankind Has Yet To Recognize My Genius, The Game" at least twice.
* Also, the image of that red-haired guy. For those who don't know, he's one of Thomas Ruff's "Expressionless Faces" found in one of Yahtzee's Google Image searches.
* The phrase "Triple-Cunted Hooker".
* Every time Hitler makes an appearance he's accompanied by a caption saying ACH.
* "People always say to me: Yahtzee, you (description indicating manliness...)"
* Ending sentences (and reviews) with: "[[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday ...not gay!]]"
* Whenever a character is praised for having "personality", this is indicated by a [[NiceHat funny hat]] and one-liner of some sort. Bowser wears a top hat and [[HighClassGlass monocle]] while quoting Shakespearean verse; in ''Driver: San Francisco'', it was a musketeer who crashes into a loaf of bread and deadpans, "Looks like I'm ''bread'' for success"; In ''[=CoD: Ghosts=]'', the dog puts on a bowler, sunglasses, and chomps on cigars like a stand-up comic.
* In his review of ''Driver: San Francisco'', ''SERVE AND PROTECT'' is used sarcastically on the cop protagonist's ability to possess drivers to crash into one another.
** Rattling off a list of numbered sequels and turning it into a football score, i.e., (''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', ''[[VideoGame/ThiefIITheMetalAge Thief 2]]'', ''Franchise/{{Spiderman}} 2'', ''Arsenal: 3'').
** The best example comes from his [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/10-The-Orange-Box review]] of ''The Orange Box'':
---->"...Half Life 2, Episode 2, Manchester United nil. Now then, Team Fortress 2... Liverpool 3. Sorry, I'll stop this now."
* Within the ''VideoGame/DeadToRights: Retribution'' Dead to Rights: [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1717-Dead-to-Rights-Retribution review]], the Dead To Rights: recurring joke of Yahtzee [[OverlyLongGag Dead To Rights: replacing]] every RE- word with the game's title, but the RE- word in place of Retribution. Likewise a similar gag was done for ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'''s WordSaladTitle.
* In a similar fashion, Yahtzee took ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' and complained that the game is neither red nor dead. He then went to call the game throughout the review by several alternate names, namely [[RealIsBrown Brown Alive Redemption]], Blue Poo Atonement, Green Spleen Submarine, and then [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Purple Monkey Dishwasher]].
* Yahtzee also used ''Videogame/FTLFasterThanLight'' in a similar manner. Faster than Light: Whiter than White, Faster than Light: Piggies in Shite, Faster than Light: Shit's Getting Tight, and Faster than Light: Riddled with Spite.
* Similar to the ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' example above, Yahtzee kept changing the title of ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' for things like ''Return of the Madness'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Return of Jafar]]'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
*** The title-changing has since become a regular part of his repertoire. He even points it out in his ''Medal of Honor: Warfighter'' review when he states that the actual title is already stupid enough to make him bust a gut laughing.
* A character bending over and asking to be, er, taken advantage of will always be saying "In mah butt".
* Various sound effects, such as "THRRRP" or "WURRGH".
* Pulling out his "Like ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' [[SerialNumbersFiledOff but]]" stamp.
* "Hungry Hungry Hippos" seems to becoming one of these as well.
* His evident dislike of Glasgow.
* He uses the term "Eating all the pies" to mean taking up space at least twice.
* {{Hallucinations}} commanding people to '''"KILL THE WHORES"''' or pointing out that '''"YOU KILLED MEEEE"''', and are typically represented by the floating head of a translucent cat.
* "CHAERG"
* Ferreo Rochers may be becoming one, with occasional visits from Magner's cider and Branston pickle.
* Monsters go "abloogy woogy woo".
* Dancers go "hootah hoo".
* "Ah yer bastard!"
* Calling cookie-cutter modern military cover-based regenerating-health FPS games (such as VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}, VideoGame/CallOfDuty, VideoGame/MedalOfHonor, etc.) by the term, [=SpunkGargleWeeWee=], as he refuses to classify them as typical shooters. As of E3 2013, he's redefined the term slightly to replace "modern" with a NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom, specifically one in which the player is dragged along a linear procession of pre-determined, barely-interactive setpieces, through overcrowded war scenes that are so noisy and chaotic they become totally meaningless, with so many [=NPC=]s that any contribution you're making is negligible at best, and which have no context for who you are or who you're slaughtering, except that you are obviously the aggressor and considerably better-equipped than the enemy.
* Calling any example of generic zombie-based media (games or movies) "Dem Cunts Be Dead".
* Yahtzee makes a mentioning of Drake's hair behaving "like it's held in place with polymer cement." The subsequent reviews of the other Uncharted game shows bullets bouncing off Drake's hair, and when Yahtzee muses that with all the damage Drake takes, he will probably end up as "a big pile of giblets and teeth", said pile is shown with Drake's hair-do proudly sitting completely unharmed on top of it.
* Any time Yahtzee calls a game "absorbing", it's seen literally absorbing him with a "SHLORP" sound effect.
* Yahtzee getting distracted while saying something risque and going "sorry, lost my train of thought".
* Referring to many subgenres of games (namely of the WideOpenSandbox variety) as X-'em-ups. ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' is a mindfuck-tiger-'em-up, ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' is a petty-crim-footstool-vehicle-related-inner-thighs-'em-up, etc.
* Whenever the splicers from ''VideoGame/BioShock'' come up, he refers to them as sploicers, as a jab at Atlas's overly thick Irish accent.
* Yahtzee replaces the colon (:) in certain videogame titles with a dry heave sound, starting with his video on ''Lichdom HEURGH Battlemage'', out of bitterness for first installments of franchises that pretentiously colon-ize their titles with subtitles.
* Cadbury's Creme eggs tend to pop up everywhere, especially when Yahtzee finds himself in need of an analogy for something positive.
* Most moral choices are represented by having to decide between Coke and Pepsi.
* Yahtzee's implied [[BestialityIsDepraved sea mammal fetish.]]
* Cold semen.
* Comparing difficult games to smashing one's head against a brick wall.
* In the review for ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': "CAAAAALL AN AMBULAAAANCE!!"
* Whenever he describes an individual invading an implausibly large country (such as himself invading Europe in the ''Modern Warfare 3'' review or Kevin Spacey invading the USA in ''Advanced Warfare''), they'll be portrayed riding up a slope with a phonetically-spelled place name sign on it, alone in a wheely bin, brandishing a sword.

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