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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.

"It's 'Game Over' for you!"
Pit, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS

"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."

"That's it! Game over, man! Game over!"

Game Over Screens

    open/close all folders 

    Part 1 
Thank you for playing Barker Bill's Trick Shooting! Sorry, pal. Your game is over! Come back and trick shoot us again next time!

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

Your Partner Died
Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, if your Game Over is due to your partner getting killed

Your Partner is Dead
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, if your Game Over is due to your partner getting killed


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)"

Mail: Are we there yet...?
Mail: Augh, check please.
Tatto: Oh, I want my teddy bear..?
Gaw: Help! I'm dead, and I can't get up, Gaw.

It's a dead man's party!

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..."

"Beyond this river lies the afterworld, where the souls of the dead await their next reincarnation.
Come, cross the river..."

"The comfort of death will come for men and demons alike... the guidance of the Great Will."

"You Fucked Up"

"Stasis Lock"

"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)

You died!
Score: X note 

Cortex: (Upon selecting yes) "Play again, Crash."
Cortex: (Upon selecting no) "I guess you didn't have what it takes, Crash."

Uka Uka: (Upon selecting yes) "When will you learn, you miserable bandicoot!"
Cortex: (Upon selecting no) "Goodbye for now..."

Cortex: Giving up?
Cortex: (Upon selecting Yes) "Get ready to face my Wrath, Crash Bandicoot! Hahahahahahahahahaha!"
Cortex: (Upon selecting No) "Haha! At last the world is ours!"

"Try Again!"

"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.

Kerchak: Your game is over, Tarzan. Next time, be more careful.
Kerchak: With skills like that, you'll never learn to be one of us.
Kerchak: The jungle always claims those who don't learn how to survive.
Kerchak: Your playtime is over. Recklessness like that will get someone killed.
Clayton: Oh, my. Your game is over. Quite the pity.
Clayton: I see all you've learned is how to lose! (Evil Laugh)
Clayton: Game over. Bye-bye to your little ape friends.
Clayton: Alas, my boy, your little ape friends are mine! (Evil Laugh)
Clayton: (Evil Laugh) That's the end of your jungle adventures!

Phil: I thought you were gonna be the all-time champ, not the all-time chump.
Hades: I just love an unhappy ending! Mambo, cha-cha-cha, I love it!
Pain and Panic: Our hero's a zero! Our hero's a zero! (Evil Laugh)
Hades: My favorite part of the game... sudden death!
Hades: Heh-heh-heh! Oh, the thrill of victory, and the pain of defeat - your defeat!

    Part 2 
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."

"Abandon all hope..."

''"Game Over..."

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 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

There's no way he could ever forgive me for that...
Yandere Simulator, if Senpai witnesses Yandere-chan taking panty shots

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

Yandere Simulator, if Yandere-chan is knocked out by a delinquent

Yandere Simulator, if a girl confesses her love to Senpai and he accepts.

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

black outnote 

Oh dear...

"I don't believe what I just saw. Those bloodsuckers just got Lisa, and you had a chance to save her! I put the lives of those girls in your hands, and you screwed up! I'm pulling the plug on you before you do anymore damage. Breaking contact."
SCAT System Disconnect *Beeeeeep*note 

"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."

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 (somehow) 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!

From illusion to truth, from darkness to light, from doom to eternity...

Om Mani Padme Hum

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

    Part 3 
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 case is extremely clear. I see no room for misinterpretation of the facts. 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! (SLAM)

Thus the truth was lost for all eternity.
Miles Edgeworth, Ace Attorney Investigations

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."
(if the player insists on not paying...)
"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!"
(if the player dies with an unpaid debt...)
"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."

Hmph. How pitiful, kid. There are two roads before you. One will lead you to your ideals, the other to death. The time is now. Choose!
(if the player chooses "Stay in the underworld"...)
Seems I was mistaken about you, then. I have no use for those who flee truth. Let this place be your grave.

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

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

"So the end...Forgive me, everyone...I didn't...accomplish anything..."
Avatar, Fire Emblem Fates, if the Avatar dies in Classic Mode

"No! There's no one left who can fight! We've lost..."
Avatar, Fire Emblem Fates, once your party is cleaned off the map in Casual Mode

"In the end, I couldn't save anyone... Alm... I'm so sorry..."

"No... Not when we close... Forgive me, Celica..."


"A leader must sometimes choose cowardice; never reckless courage." — A conqueror

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 Lose!
Meteos, in a versus match

Meteos, in single-player


Grand Theft Auto (Classic) and 2, after losing all lives.note 

HEIST Failed

"You're Smoked!"

"Paperboy calls it quits!"
Paperboy and its sequel if you run out of lives

"Paperboy fired!"
Paperboy and its sequel if all subscriptions are cancelled.

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!!"

"Your quest is over."

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

"You gave it your best shot. You went all-in. You put all your eggs into one basket and did the unthinkable. You ran out of cash. While we encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dreams, we also recognize a lost cause when we see one. There are no do-overs, and we trust that you know your way out. But before you go, take this Certificate of Bankruptcy. Now do everyone a favor, and get lost."

"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

"I can finally rest in peace..."
Vincent Valentine, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII


"What was I thinking..."
Noctis Lucis Caelum, Final Fantasy XV

The party is lost...

Terminal Life Signs

Thou art dead.

You have died!

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


"You, your dog, and your friends are dead."

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
"You, and all your crew, are gone. London will speculate in vain as to how you might have met your end."
Sunless Sea, when your Crew hits 0

The Final Blow
"Darkness like sleep. Your heart fails you. This is an end to all journeys."
Sunless Sea, when you get 3 Wounds

"Your ship founders! There are screams - a flood of dark water - the unforgettable sound of a ship's spine breaking -"
Sunless Sea, when your Hull hits 0

A Last Desperate Breath
"A brief struggle. Dizziness. Lights. Panicked, urgent breaths. Then, sleep. Then, silence."
Sunless Sea, when your Zubmarine runs entirely out of Oxygen

Player's party all 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,
hisnote /anote  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

"It's getting late... The fog has set in... You can hear sirens in the distance... Did something happen...? Your cell phone is ringing. It's Yosuke/Yukiko/Chie/Kanji."
Yosuke: Hey... you know all the commotion in the neighborhood...? They found a dead body... It... it was Yukiko-san...
Yukiko: Did... Did you hear already? They found a dead body... We couldn't save him... They said... it's Kanji-kun...
Chie: Um... They found a dead body... It was... Rise-chan's... We couldn't save her...
Yosuke: Did you hear the commotion...? They found a dead body... I heard it was Mitsuo's... I don't get it at all... Did he really go in to commit suicide? Or... Hey... What do you think? ......? Hey, what's wrong...?
Kanji: Someone found a body... They're saying it's... Naoto's... Dammit! Will someone tell me what the hell's going on!? Why did this happen...!? Senpai, are you listening!? ...Senpai?
Kanji: ...They found more dead bodies. It was that bastard Namatame... And... And... ...Dammit! Senpai! You there!? Senpai...?
"You suddenly feel extremely dizzy..."
Igor: Are you awake...? The mystery has deepened... and the fog has grown much thicker... It has become too dangerous to continue driving... Whether you end your journey here, or retrace your steps some ways... The time has come to make a decision...
"The scene before you is growing dark..."

"It's growing late... The inside of your room is filled with fog... It's extremely foggy outside... Your phone is ringing. It's Naoto."
Naoto: Th-The entire town... It's filled with Shadows... I can't...! ......! A-Aaaaaagh!
"You suddenly feel extremely dizzy..."
Igor: Are you awake...? The mystery has deepened... and the fog has grown much thicker... It has become too dangerous to continue driving... Whether you end your journey here, or retrace your steps some ways... The time has come to make a decision...
"The scene before you is growing dark..."

"Life is but one scene in a play.
We are nothing more than novice
actors knowing nothing of the script.
The curtains close before the
play is performed to its end...
There is no spotlight shining down.
Take off the mask that wears you down.
All that remains is a dream.
A fleeting dream of the night...
Master of the Labrynth, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

"Thou hast fallen and lost thy life
unbeknowst to thee the name of the thief.
Thou hast lost thy wager
and becomest but a cog of the strong.
So thy rehabilitation endeth incomplete, and
thy baseless indignity shall becometh reality...
Igor: So, the game is over... What a truly foolish end...

"Thou hast fallen and lost thy noble life,
The hero hath crumbled over the weight
of his own justice. His story of revolution
reacheth not the ears of the people.
The torch of courage that hath begun to kindle
hath now been extinguished by tainted winds...
Lavenza: This can't be! If you've fallen, the world will-
Igor: I sense a great calamity drawing near...
Lavenza: No...
Persona 5, "Day of Reckoning"

Sae Niijima: ...Is that the entirety of your testimony? *sigh* Do you have no intention of saying more? Or is the overdose affecting your memory...? In any case, it seems it'd be a waste of time to speak to you any longer.... It's unfortunate.
Mysterious Man: ...Allow me to enlighten you. That trivial righteousness that you've paraded around...? This is how such idiocy ends.... Farewell.
Officer: ...huh? Hey! Someone! He's dead! He's killed himself! Dammit... where'd he get a gun?!

    Part 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

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

Zat was doctor-assisted homicide!

The Witch Hunt Is Over

You have not succeeded in dealing with the alien invasion and the council of funding nations has regrettably decided to terminate the project. Each nation shall deal with the problem as they see fit. We can only hope to come to some accommodation with these apparently hostile forces, and that the general population will come to terms with the alien visitors.

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 - PC version (the PSX version instead shows this cutscene)

All X-COM bases have been destroyed. All research data is lost and personnel have left. With no other hope for humanity the Aliens will inevitably conquer earth.

"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."

The enemy has overrun XCOM's headquarters. We are no longer capable of fighting the alien invasion.
X-COM: Enemy Within, if the player fails "XCOM Base Defense"

"Loyal citizens...I stand before you truly humbled. So many lives lost, so many needless sacrifices endured, as we have struggled 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."

One last explosion marks your fate as your ship is torn apart.
FTL: Faster Than Light, if your ship's Hull meter runs out

All crew members have died. Your ship will continue to drift for eternity, or until looters destroy it.
FTL, if all of your crewmembers are killed or otherwise lost

PROTIP: There is no reset button in life. Lucky for you, this is a video game!

"We are here to pay tribute to one of our own, 2nd Lieutenant Maverick. It is always sad to lose a pilot, but it is especially difficult when he is as young as Maverick. He died without even a chance to prove himself.

"Farewell, Maverick. You'll be missed."

"I am stripping you of your commission. Your days in the Space Force are over. You're no paper-pusher, so I won't insult you by offering you a desk job. It wouldn't do for the great hero of the Kilrathi War to have sunk to such depths...I think it best to make a clean break, sever all ties. Thank you, Colonel."
Admiral Sir Geoffrey Tolwyn, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

(name of team)'s team is no more...

Ren and Stimpy: Fire Dogs

Guardian Down

The Darkness Consumed You
Destiny, if you (and all other Guardians on your team) die in a Darkness Zone

"Well, this is awkward..."

"The show's been cancelled?!"

you died
game over
cloudphobia, if your Life Meter runs out

the ship is sunk
game over
cloudphobia, if the mothership's Life Meter runs out

And so the Shadow Queen engulfed the world with her foul magic. For Mario...For Peach...And for the whole world, it was...

"I cannot ask my friends to suffer for my mistakes. There is no chance of our success now that I have failed. I will have to leave this mission to the next captain. He will, at least, have my mission logs to learn from."
Star Trek: The Next Generation, if too many main characters are incapacitated

"Far too many good people have been injured on this mission. Our ship is being recalled to the nearest Starbase and the USS Middleton will continue our work. I must accept full responsibility for this failure."
Star Trek: The Next Generation, if too many Red Shirts are incapacitated

"The serious injury to Captain Picard forces Starfleet to recall the Enterprise to the nearest Starbase. The USS Middleton will continue the mission."

The machine has overheated

The radar system has broken
The vernier system has broken
The beam cannon has broken
The main engine has overloaded

Finest Hour, when the player's temperature gauge reaches critical


"My wife and friends are waiting for me at my home town, but now I'd like to pause."
Finest Hour, if the player chooses not to continue

The Dark Lady tightens her grip...
And the Land is thrown into Despair and War.

Blades of Vengeance

Caesar, we will punish you for your treason.
Warrior of Rome II

Your bones are scraped clean by the desolate wind. Your Vault will now surely you have.

The radiation has taken its toll. Your death was lingering and extremely painful. Your adventure is done.
Fallout, if the player dies from radiation poisoning.

RemindBoy message: Water supplies exhausted. Vault 13 is dead. Mission over.
Fallout, if the player fails to find a water chip before the time limit

The wasteland has claimed your life. Arroyo attempts to send out others to search for the GECK, but they die quickly, and the village soon follows.

The residents of Modoc eventually find your body a few miles from the outhouse. The stench is so bad that that they leave your corpse to rot in the waste.
Fallout 2, if the player dies in Modoc.

Boy, are you stupid. And dead.


If you're reading this, this is goodbye. You will have many years to read this message. Why you have smiled in my face and held a dagger to me, I do not know. You were rich, respected... even admired, loved by many. When you finally pass away down here, either by your own hand or starvation, know that your greed has led you here, for no reason I can understand.

You have made a habit in using others for your own ends. Now, the Sierra Madre is your reward. Whether you used blackmail or force - or even played to Vera's greed, it will not help down here in the Vault. Greed has led you here. I hope it leaves you as empty as you left me.

The door has sealed, the elevator has left. Even Vera's voice will not unlock it. Know that on the night of the Gala Event I shall raise my glass and whisper, "Fortunato."

In pace requiescat,

Frederick Sinclair

You failed to stop Grelok. The evil sorcerer covers the world in darkness and begins a thousand-year reign of terror. And it's all your fault.

"Ah, sorry, Enforcer, you didn't get the job done. It's "return-to-reality time," old buddy. Ah, gee, if there was only something I could do. Hey, wait a minute! I've got an idea, heh-heh-heh... let's call the next contestant!"
Lance Boyle, MegaRace, when you fail to take out all your opponents within your three laps

"And so, the struggle for law and order on our freeways claims another victim. You saw it live right here on MegaRace, where death is a short horizontal line on the monitor screen of life."
Lance Boyle, MegaRace, when you die

Sorry we are CLOSED


...and that's how my story ends. The cop, who at first thought at first that I was injured, opened the door to the toilets and found the body. I'll be spending the rest of my days rotting in a prison somewhere. I'll never know exactly what happened to me that cold night in January, in the toilet of an East End restaurant, because as far as everyone else is concerned, I'm just a killer...

[Monster] unleashes [Attack] on you. You try to defend as you normally would, but multiple wounds have taken their toll, and your dodges are slow and sloppy.

The enemy's attack zooms in on your body and connects, sending you to the ground.

You aren't getting up from that one.

...As your consciousness starts to flee, you look up one last time at the [monster], who looks down at you with intense hunger.

...Your journey is at an end."

The midnight black curtain pressing against your back finally gets the best of you and swallows you whole. Almost immediately, you are crushed by intense pressure and sent flying into the air.

From above, you can see the Darkness assailing the land. From this new vantage point, you are able to spot something among the endless dark fog. A dragon, larger than any mountain in the land, is coiled up within the deadly fog.

"Oh, so that is what has been consuming our world?"

As you come to this realization, something solid slams into your body and ends your musings forever.
One Way Heroics, if you are swallowed by the Darkness





[GAME_OVER] Terminal Corruption

MISSION FAILED You were defeated.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force when you die in single player.

MISSION FAILED All team mates were defeated.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force when you play multiplayer and everyone dies.

MISSION FAILED The objective was destroyed.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force when you fail to protect a designated target.

Samus, what's going on?! Respond! RESPO-!
Adam Malkovich, Metroid: Other M

    Part 5 
"You Fool!. You Think You Can Defeat The Master? You Can Never Win... HAHAHAHAHAHA!"

"Hmmm...Arrggh...My...WHAT IS THIS? Speechless...utterly speechless. What is this supposed to be? Why is it so itty-bitty? We may go to the trouble of making it rain and putting on faces, but Our morale just drops when a nasty katamari that small shows up. We knew We should have asked your cousins instead of you. This is not your fault, but Ours for believing in you. It was all Our fault. It's all right. Forget everything. Forget about EVERYTHING. And just go away. GOOD BYE!"
The King of All Cosmos, Katamari Damacy

"'Yaaaaaaaaaawn...Booo-oooooo-oooring. Our fan was disappointed, but We are even more disappointed. Prince, that wasn't fun at all. Prince, that wasn't exciting at all. It's boring to all forms of life. We should've known better than to do this Katamari Damacy thing. Nobody likes it, it's a terrible game. Thanks to Prince, Our fan base has gone down by one as well. And, We're hungry. Thank you very much."
The King of All Cosmos, We Love Katamari

Everyone in your party has died.
Many wagons fail to make it all the way to Oregon.

Thy game is over

"You're dead! That's not good, is it?"
— The female deputy in Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars, on any of the "Sierra County" stages

"You cannot win!"
"You will lose!"
"Surrender, you coward!"
"Turn back, you creep!"
(evil laugh)


As you bend down to fill the pots with water a dark shadow looms out of the depths and pulls you into the water.
Waxworks, when you are killed by a crocodile in ancient Egypt

You are taken to the cells overnight, hauled before a judge the next morning, unjustly found guilty, and sentenced to hang for your ancestor's crimes.
Waxworks, if you get caught by the police in Victorian England

Suddenly a pair of ghostly hands punch their way through the base of the coffin. The hands grasp your neck in an icy grip of death. You are dragged relentlessly into the coffin, your body choked of life.
Waxworks, if you get trapped in "The Last" coffin

Suddenly the air is filled with noxious acidic fumes. Your lungs burn as you gasp for oxygen and then everything goes black.
Waxworks, if you die from poisoned air in the mine

You have failed. You have not prevented the witch from casting her curse. Your family is cursed forever. Every generation that has the misfortune to bear twins, will be affected by the witch's words. Your twin brother is doomed to serve Beelzebub forever.
Waxworks, if you fail to defeat the Final Boss


Night Over

beatmania IIDX, if you failed by draining out your Life Meter

beatmania IIDX ver.19 Lincle
beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle

Thank you very much for your ride.
beatmania IIDX 23 copula

beatmania IIDX 24 SINOBUZ

"The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools."
Larry Niven, No Man's Sky

Ness! It looks like you've got your head handed to you. So, how about giving it another shot?

It must have all just been a bad dream. See you, Ness!
Earthbound, if you refuse to continue after the above message.

"My god, Fisher! Have you gone insane? The mission is over!"

You feel the fatal blow, and even as you die you try to impale your enemy on your sword. But it is the end. Though a man has but one life, his name lives on forever!
Sword Of The Samurai, if you die in battle

You have violated the sacred duty of a retainer to his lord. As an example to others who might contemplate disloyalty, your lord orders your entire family exterminated.
Sword Of The Samurai, if you either refuse to commit seppuku when ordered, or try to rebel against your master and fail

Your troops are routed, your power is broken. Lord (name), your conqueror, insists that you swear fealty to him. There is only one possible answer you can give.
Sword Of The Samurai, if a rival daimyo invades and conquers you

You retire your position in favor of your heir. Gratefully giving up your former life of unrest and strife, you become a monk, devoting the rest of your days to the study of Zen.
Sword Of The Samurai, if you retire

You have been captured in (rival's name)'s house while obviously engaged on a mission of treachery. The daimyo has no choice but to order you to commit seppuku. You have until sunset to prepare yourself for death.
Sword Of The Samurai, if you attempt to commit some kind of treachery against a rival and get captured

The only honorable action left to you is to commit seppuku. Knowing your family will honor you for your act, you do the deed quickly and unflinchingly.
Sword Of The Samurai, if you commit seppuku

Your banners have fallen, and your armies are fleeing. All of your efforts have been in vain. There is only one course a true samurai can take. You unsheathe your knife and prepare to commit seppuku.
Sword Of The Samurai, if you declare yourself shogun and fail in the final battle

"Help me, Marinaaaaaaaaaa......!"

"I control the Lylat System!"

Beavis: I think we're dead or something!
Butthead: This sucks dude!

Dead End
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment/Hollow Fragment

Athena, Overwatch

The heroes fought valiantly, but they could not stop Dr. Junkenstein and his creations. The castle fell, the defenders were slain, and Junkenstein had his revenge...
Overwatch, "Junkenstein's Revenge"

"You have disappointed me. As of today, you are dismissed from your duties as a VT pilot and you will be reassigned to a service in the rear."
Steel Battalion, if you eject from a VT and don't have enough points to purchase a new one.

"You have passed a signal at danger, Game Over"
Railworks, if you pass a red signal in a career scenario.


Mind head when leaving
Dariusburst Another Chronicle

Overcrowding at this station has forced your metro to close.
x passengers traveled on your metro over y days.

"Come on, little cubs. It's time to head back to camp."

Go again!
— Lyrics to the Japanese Game Over theme in Sonic the Hedgehog CD


"You've got a lot to learn before you beat me. Try again, kiddo!"

Announcer: 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... 0.
Ryu: UAAHH!!


"Here lies a brave miner. He died with his tool in his hand, for the love of sweet Miss Mimi. His Bank Account was (amount)"
VGA Miner, when you die

"Your health was (amount). You ran out of money. Better luck next time."
VGA Miner, when you run out of money

"The legend will never die."


You have failed.
The demon children, Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge

KO'd at Round (battle number)
Try harder next time!
Kirby: Planet Robobot, after dying in any of the Arena modes.

"Builder...This is not your time to depart this world. That which you have lost can yet be recovered. Come my child...Arise once more..."

Your life has ended in the Wasteland.
Grim Reaper, Wasteland

(Character name) has died and will always be remembered.


"You have expired."

Kreel watches of the two would-be heroes in his "Gauntlet of Pain". He laughs as the Warhawk erupts into flames on his closed-circuit monitor in his dining room.
Then he realizes he is choking to death on a chicken bone from the meal he was eating.
Kreel has died. You are indirectly responsible. But no, you have not won Warhawk. The best is yet to come.
Try again.

"Uh oh!"
Bart, The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare whenever he finishes the game with an F or D gradenote 

"Ha ha!"
Nelson Muntznote , Virtual Bart, offscreen when Bart gets a game over

Our fans are not happy!
The episode is delayed one week.


Too bad...
Shere Khan wins the contract.
TaleSpin (Genesis)

Who's laughing now?
Ha Ha Ha!

Bad luck !!!
You could not save the city of New York.
The prediction will come true.
Gozer has overcome our civilization.
The Game is Over !
Ghostbusters (NES)

Can't afford bail/No money for repairs
Game Over

    Part 6 
"What happened?! Couldn't you stop them?! Biogen doesn't care how dangerous these dinosaurs are, they'll have them all over the planet in months! We may be next on the endangered species list..."
Jurassic Park (Sega CD) when you run out of time

Beat cop: We got something special for you, Sarge!
Sergeant: Spider-Man, huh? This oughta make the the chief happy! Put him in a holding cell until I can call the feds and find out what they wanna do with him. What a night! All this talk about nuking the city's got this town crazier than usual, and that's saying a lot!
Beat cop: ...y-yeah, sure, Sarge.
Sergeant: And tell the guy guarding the cell to keep his eyes open! These super-guys are some slippery customers!
Beat cop: Whatever you say.
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (Sega CD) when Spidey gets captured by the police, or dropped on the police station's front step for the first time

Sergeant: Spider-man again, huh? Put him away boys. Some guys just never learn.
Beat cop: Here We Go Again!!
Sergeant: And tell O'Malley to stay awake this time!
Beat cop: Yeah. Yeah, sure, Sarge.
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (Sega CD), when Spidey gets brought in by the police after the first time

Doctor: This man has been hurt, officer! I don't care what you say he's done, I can't let you disturb him until his condition stabilizes!
Cop: Okay, doc. Sooner or later, that mask has gotta come off.
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (Sega CD) when Spidey gets KO'd by henchmen or common crooks

"My greatest foe is defeated! With Spider-Man behind bars, New York is mine. This is truly my sweetest victory!"
Kingpin, Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (Master System)

"Oh no! It's too late! The bomb went off! And the whole city thinks it's my fault."
Spider-Man, Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (Master System), if the player runs out of time

Spider-Man: Web of Fire

"Will I ever recapture those happy times again?"
Mii, Tomodachi Life when a couple breaks up (the closest thing the game has to an actual game over, as having a grown child rolls the credits).

Raven Lord: Let's play again sometime...
Cook: The zerg have overrun the base! Retreat!
Athena: Recalling all agents.

Mario died, and with him, the hope for the salvation of the Mushroom Kingdom
— English translation of a Russian Mario bootleg game on Sega Genesis

With you died our last hope for justice. Tharn is now free to do as he will. It saddens me to see the beautiful land of Tamriel rotting from within. Goodbye, Player. I wish you peace in the afterworld...

Belgian intelligence regrets to inform you that Indiana Jones is dead.
His sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
Young Indiana Jones: Instruments of Chaos

Mortally wounded, your power drained, you fall to the ground. One of the many threats of Sucia Island has claimed you.
Without you to intervene, the secrets and conspiracies on the island come to a head. Deadly forces pour out of this tiny island, and your people are forced to fight a devastating, terrible war.
None of this matters to you, of course, because you are dead.

Mortally wounded, you fall to the ground. Your training mission has come to an unexpected, miserable end.
Eventually, the deadly stalemate in these mountains will end. A force will burst forth, surprise everyone, and cause all sorts of havoc. Alas, you will no longer have a say in who ends up the victor.
Of course, you can always try again...
Geneforge 2

Mortally wounded, you fall to the ground. Your journey through the Ashen Isles has come to an unexpected, miserable end.
The power of the rogues and traitors hiding in the Ashen Isles continues to grow. Furious battles are fought between them and Lord Rahul. Both sides suffer losses, as war rages across Terrestia.
A sad outcome, which might have been avoided. Of course, you can always try again...
Geneforge 3

Mortally wounded, you fall to the ground. Your career as a soldier has come to an unexpected, miserable end.
The war continues, a long and gruesome conflict that achieves nothing but more death and devastation. It is a dark time, but unfortunately, you aren't around to see it.
A sad outcome, which might have been avoided. Of course, you can always try again...
Geneforge 4: Rebellion

Mortally wounded, you fall to the ground. Your strange journey has come to a premature end.
The war continues for years more, a long, gruesome conflict that achieves nothing but more death and devastation. Your final thought is the sad realization that history will carry on without you. You will never know how this epic tale ends.
A sad outcome, which might have been avoided. Of course, you can always try again...
Geneforge 5: Overthrow



Connection to Gateway lost

IP address successfully reset...
Foreign trace averted...
Preparing for system reboot...

"Oh, how could this happen? Too bad, you've run out of time. But, I guess you gave it your best."

"Beware, fool, the eye of the Yiga."
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, if Link is killed by one of the guards in the Yiga Clan hideout.

"You got my leather dirty!"
Let It Die, if Jackal X kills you

"Your time is up."
Let It Die, if Jackal Y kills you

"Aw, poor baby. That's all you had?"
Let It Die, if Jackal Z kills you

Please Try Again ❤️

"Vibri can't go on... only joking!"
Vibri, Vib-Ribbon

Vibri, Vib-Ribbon

"We need more practice."
Vibri, Vib-Ribbon

Subject failed to effectively utilize human assets in achievement of goal

"You have been defeated. Your civilization has been defeated by its many foes. But your people do not despair, for they know that one day you shall return - and lead them forward to victory!"

"From the dust to which our civilization first rose, so too shall we return. As the light of our people fades to nothingness, we wonder if one shall rise to rekindle our flame..."

"We thought ourselves invincible. We who survived Earth's darkest hour and led humanity's charge across the universe. We, who in hope and desperation, made our home amongst the stars. We, who sought only to survive, and through that survival achieve greatness. We thought ourselves invincible...
We were wrong.

Give up? Retire?

"Start training
Make a comeback!"
Punch-Out!! (NES)


Don't retire...
Try Again!
Super Punch-Out!!

    Part 7 
Illbleed, if death is caused by a fear-induced heart attack

Illbleed, if death is caused by bleeding out

Illbleed, if the health meter runs out

Illbleed, if your pulse rate drops to zero

You're dead. Game over...
Video Game/Galerians

You need some practice.
The announcers of Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou and Gradius V


"Ha! Just as I predicted! A complete and utter victory for the home side, and a hopeless failure for the beak and his quaggy croakers! This domain belongs to me! Ha-ha-ha-ha....!"
The Dark Queen, Battletoads

"You Lost

You are worthless and weak

"Arstotzka has zero tolerance for delinquency. Your family will be sent back to their village. You are under arrest until your debts are repaid. A replacement inspector will be found easily. Glory to Arstotzka."
Papers, Please, if you go in debt.

"Your entire family is gone. The Ministry Of Labor focuses on Arstotzka's future growth. Workers are expected to support large healthy families. Your position will be filled by someone more appropriate. Glory to Arstotzka."
Papers, Please, when everyone in your family dies.

"You are under arrest for attacking an innocent. The penalty is forced labor. Your family will be questioned about their involvement. The border will remain open under a replacement inspector. Glory to Arstotzka."
Papers, Please, if you shoot an innocent bystander.

"I took your money, and it's not funnay... I mean, it is actually really funnay..."
Strong Bad, Poker Night at the Inventory, after busting out due to lack of chips.

"It is okay, baby! You did not win but you are best at crying! Crawl back to cradle and cry some more!"
The Heavy, Poker Night at the Inventory, after busting out due to lack of chips.

"Don't forget to write! Preferably on the pelt of a protected animal!"

"The Player has been eliminated due to lack of funds. And intelligence."


Diablo III, on a Hardcore Hero

Banjo! Your sister wants a word with you... NOW!
Ugly Tooty, Banjo-Kazooie, during its Game Over screen

We haven't even left the island...
Lulu, Final Fantasy X, if the player gets a Game Over on Besaid Island

Death Road to Canada, if the last of your party dies during a supply run or siege

More Victims for the Death Road
With no one left, the journey to Canada is at an end.
Death Road to Canada, if your party is wiped out on the road

Driving Off the Death Road
The team finally gives up. They retreat to an unknown fate.
The journey to Canada is at an end.
Death Road to Canada, if the player decides to give up when confronted with a particularly arduous siege

"Alas, Poor Dweep!"

*dog laughs*

An Ordinary Sonic 1 ROM Hack (This screen appears in lieu of the SEGA splash screen if the player lost their last life to Sonic.exe)

Your game has been terminated.

Your commander has died. A new commander with the rank of sergeant will command the next mission.


''Oh Shit!'', an unlicensed Pac Man clone for the MSX.


All hope is lost.

Tough luck, Marty. It looks like you're stuck here.
— The NES game based onnote  the original Back to the Future, when Marty runs out of lives.

Here lies
Clara Clayton
September 5, 1855
Teacher for a day
Fell into Clayton Ravine
Back to the Future Part III (Sega Genesis), when you lose on the first stage

Here lies
Clint Eastwood
September 5, 1855
After a disagreement
Over a pie plate
Back to the Future Part III (Sega Genesis), when you lose on the third stage

Here lies
Clint Eastwood
September 5, 1855
Fell into Clayton Ravine after
a prank with a speeding train
Back to the Future Part III (Sega Genesis), when you lose on the final stage

"Your fortress has crumbled to its end"
Dwarf Fortress, when all dwarves die during peaceful times

"Your strength has been broken"
Dwarf Fortress, when all dwarves die during a siege or ambush

"Your settlement has been abandoned"
Dwarf Fortress, when you choose to "abandon the fortress to ruin"

Supra Mayro Bross

Hans Gruber: Our unwelcome guest won't be bothering us anymore. Gentlemen, we are now 640 million dollars richer!
Die Hard (NES)

Holly: JOHN!
You got Hans, but he got you too.
Die Hard (NES) (if you and Hans kill each other)

In the confusion, Hans slips out unnoticed with Holly in an ambulance.
Die Hard (NES) (if you run out of time)

I knew you could do it, Pardner!

Die Hard Trilogy, if you fail to disarm the bombs in the Nakatomi Plaza

D.O.A John Doe McClane
Die Hard Trilogy ("Doe" is stricken out and "McClane" is scrawled on the body bag's tag)

E.T. has been captured!

"Oh man, this isn't a good day for me. First, I lose my true love, then I don't make it to Ghoul Heaven. But worst of all, those Deetzes are still on the loose. Maybe I can con those sucker Maitlands into letting me try again."
Beetlejuice (NES)

"It looks like your luck just ran out. How dare you challenge us! You Fool! I'm gonna feed you to the Shivat! Eat!"

How mortifying.
Dynasty Wars

"Attention! Attention! This is Home Planet Defense. The mission to regain control of Space Station Europe-1 has failed. The station has been destroyed by hostile forces. Our planet's atmosphere will begin to disintegrate. All hope is lost!"
Zero Tolerance

Don't even think this was just a game. The aliens victory was all they needed to continue with their plan to attack your home world, again. And this time...
Beyond Zero Tolerance


Darkman has failed in his attempt for revenge
Grief and rage prepare him for another try
Darkman (NES)

"We've lost contact with the robot. We know you did your best, but it wasn't enough. We've just received reports from the Hawaiian islands: we've already lost nearly two thousand people."
"The robot has been destroyed. The island has been destroyed. Soon, the world as we know it will be destroyed. Excuse me, I'm leaving to be with my family..."
"We are very disappointed. We thought you were the best."

Well, this is awkward...

Unimpressed by your refusal to respond to interrogation, your captors decide to introduce you to Freddie; your cellmate for the last painful minutes of your life!

Incoming message
Posthumously-From Lt. Calgary
Message begins

You really fragged it, sweetmeat. I should'a sent in a battalion of girlguides - They'd have done better'n you.
Anyway - 'til the next time...

"Where is everybody?! Spongebob! Squidward! It is my birthday, has everybody forgotten?! Nobody loves me anymore..."
Patrick, Spongebob Squarepants: Supersponge

Your opponent has taken your life. It is the barbarian way...

Wild 9

Alas you have failed miserably, before you have even begun! As the prison door slams shut behind you, probably for a very long time, you can't help but remember the ritual little phrase that was repeated each time you left on a new mission: "IN CASE OF FAILURE, OUR GOVERNMENT WILL DENY ANY KNOWLEDGE OF YOU."
Operation: Stealth

The Terminator (NES)

The Terminator (Genesis)


AUGUST 29th, 1997:
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SNES / Genesis)

Aldo's Adventure (a DOS rip-off of Donkey Kong)

Megaman!! You have not been defeated yet.
Mega Man 3 (DOS version)

During a valiant space combat engagement, the ship is overwhelmed and utterly destroyed. Thus ends your strange adventure in infinite space.
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, if your ship is shot down in combat

The ship is inexorably drawn into a black hole by massive gravitational forces.
Time begins to slow as your ship accelerators steadily until it and everything aboard is stretched thin like spaghetti. Thus ends your strange adventure in infinite space.
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, if your ship gets sucked into a black hole

As the ship encounters the leading edge of the nova shockwave it is hit with the force of a star-sized thermonuclear explosion and blasted to smithereens. Thus ends your strange adventure in infinite space.
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, if your ship gets pulverized by a supernova

As the vacuum of space collapses around you, your ship is destroyed along with everything else in a five light year radius. Thus ends your strange adventures in infinite space.
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, if your ship is destroyed by the Kawangi

The Glory system, including the colony homeworld of Hope, the moons of Tibus and Solace, and all human inhabitants, has been annihilated by a vacuum collapser device. Nothing, not even asteroid rubble, remains. A void of space now extends five light years in every direction. Your ship has no homeworld to return to. Your strange adventures in infinite space has come to a horrifying and unthinkable conclusion.
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, if the Kawangi destroy the Hope system

Despite the brave youth's best efforts, the sands of time have run out.
Hoping for another chance, he has already begun to prepare for his inevitable rematch with the tyrant Jaffar...
Prince of Persia (NES and Gameboy)

Final hope destroyed, the Princess has no choice but to submit to the evil Vizier. Jaffar takes the crown, and Persia is plunged into an age of fear and tyranny.
Prince of Persia (SNES)

You got dead.
Pounland Catland Wars Skirmish

(name) is bankrupt.
Monopoly (NES)

You lost already? You're too weak.

So clever, so dapper, ya betta' believe this dice is loaded. Hi-de-ho!
King Dice, Cuphead

You have lost the battle. Immortal darkness captures your body to take you away from this dimension. Engulfing countless battles. "7days Immortalize" continues.

Your journey ends.
Wearing your form, Envy takes command of the Inquisition and turned it into a force of destruction. It conquered Thedas, destroying the Chantry and leaving only corpses, slaves, and spikes of red lyrium behind. As the world fell to this new order, survivors bowed their heads and cursed your name, never realizing the real you was long dead.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if an Envy Demon kills the Inquisitor

Your journey ends.
With Orlais weakened by political intrigue and the Inquisition leaderless, Corypheus easily destroyed all opposition, sweeping through Orlais and into Ferelden.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if the Inquisitor dies trying to save Empress Celene

Your journey ends.
Hours after you were evicted from the Winter Palace, news spread that Empress Celene was dead and Grand Duke Gaspard standing accused of treason. Orlais stood leaderless: in the chaos, Corypheus conquered it all too easily, overwhelming the Inquisition forces lacking the allies needed to stop him.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if the Inquisitor is thrown out of the Ball

Your journey ends.
With you lost forever in the Fade, Inquisition forces were unable to stand against the demon army and the possessed Grey Warden mages. After destroying the Inquisition, Corypheus conquered Orlais, then brought the might of his new Tevinter Imperium down upon Ferelden.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if the Inquisitor dies in the Fade

Your journey ends.
So far as anyone knew, the Herald of Andraste was destroyed in an instant by Alexius' spell; with your death, the fledgling Inquisition fell to pieces. In less than a year, the mysterious Elder One used his army of demons to conquer the known world, and no organization was ready or able to stop him.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if the Inquisitor dies in the future

Your journey ends.
Corrupted by an unknown force, templars rampaged across Thedas, destroying everything in their path. The Chantry was powerless to stop their advance; the templars left only slaves, corpses, and spikes of red lyrium in their wake.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, if the Inquisitor falls to the Red Templars

Cyberbots, when the player loses a match against the CPU

You must be brave and smart to save Minnie. Try again.

"That's All Folks!"
Daffy Duck in Hollywood, Desert Demolition: Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, and Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers

Robocop is taken away for calibration
But he will try again!!!
Robocop 2 (NES)

ED-209, Robocop 3 (GEN) continue screen

...This is Ripley, last surviving member of the Nostromo, signing off...
Alien³ (Game Boy)

Blue is exhausted and Raguy is ruined by pollution.
Game Over
Blue's Journey (Neo Geo)

Raguy is ruined by pollution.
Blue spends the rest of his life in the Daruma tribe.
The End

Oh! Too bad
But never
give up!!
Until you get
a perfect win.
Ashita no Joe (Arcade)

Match Result
Dead by Daylight (if you die as a Survivor)

Match Result
Dead by Daylight (if, as a Killer, you earn fewer than seven goals)

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.
Darth Vader, Star Wars Arcade

You can start anew, but for now, you're through! Ha ha ha ha!
Hurry back! I can't wait to do it again!
Hee hee hee, ho ho ho, ha ha ha ha! That was fun!
— The titular wizard from Wizard of Wornote 

Sonic Forces (if you die during an SOS mission)

In every game, there are winners and there are losers...
...and in this game, the losers get ROBOTICIZED!
Dr. Robotnik, Sonic Epoch (a Sonic SatAM fan game)


"Your quest for the Inca City has come to an end. I will return you to your home."
The jaguar of the Inca King, The Amazon Trail


RoboCop Versus The Terminator (NES prototype)

The intruder has been ejected from the factory after minimal penetration of the miniature mechanized defense force.
>I knew my toy weapons could defeat any human opponent! With this success I will be hailed as the greatest military genius the world has ever known!
>Increase production on all of the deadliest toys!
> *** GAME OVER ***
Toys (SNES)

A reckless soldier felt the hand of fate in a deserted land.
NieR: Automata (one of many epitaphs players can make)

You killed Niko.
One Shot note 

Perished / The party has perished
Final Fantasy IV and its DS remake.

"The Finale
If the point of playing The Sims 2 was to kill off all of your Sims ,then you would be the world champion! But, unfortunately the way things stand now,The Sims 2 is still a LIFE simulator.
You could actually exit the lot without saving and maybe try this house hold again. Or, if you were trying to kill your Sims, and we
aren't saying that you were, then feel free to move another family into this lot."

"THE END...?
Your last Sim in this household has died, but the town live on. Just choose an existing household to play,create more Sims, or move in
another family form the library"

"Game Over!
Or is it? The last Sim in this household has died, but you can create more Sims. choose an existing household to play. or move another
household in form The Gallery"

The Xenonauts have exhausted their funding

Vegeta is dead. Because he never did any good in his life, he is immediately sent to hell.
— English translation of a bootleg game based on Dragon Ball Z

[ Att: Commander: Initiating temporal breach protocols ]

"Sorry everyone, I... I don't think... I can..."
Welkin Gunther, Valkyria Chronicles

"It's Hopeless..."
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Boss Battles mode

I'm sorry, but your plans for the city have failed. The residents are demanding a new Mayor as your city is in great disorder. Let's think about what went wrong in your master plan and try again.
SimCity (SNES)

Due to your bungling management, your city has dropped into irrevocable debt. A delegation of citizens gently escort you from your office. note 
SimCity 2000

"My vision is blurry..."

In attempting the feat, one proves their courage.
May your Shade at last find rest.
Hollow Knight note 

Dana: Hey Jill, come here a sec.
Jill: Boss?
Dana: Why don't you take a seat?
Jill: What?
Dana: Take a seat. Over there.
Jill: Okay...
Dana: Are you okay? You're not just spamming the easiest drinks, right?
Jill: Well...
Dana: Why don't you go home today? Get some rest, I'll take it from here.
Jill: B-But Boss...!
Dana: Don't you ButtBoss me, young lady.
Jill: Butt... eh?
Dana: I need you in top form for the whole team.
Dana: Get some rest, clear your mind.
Dana: I'm sending you to the bench, soldier.
Jill: (Bench? Soldier? ButtBo-... what?)

Resisting the unknown horror was taking its toll on your health. Weakened, you finally succumb to your injuries, alone. As the dust settles upon your eyes, reality starts to crumble.
Old Gods are ready to return once more.
World of Horror, if you run out of Stamina

Sapped of strength and stripped of your sanity, you helplessly watch as the whole world is descending into chaos.
The Old Gods are awakening...
World of Horror, if you run out of Sanity

Amazing Strange Rope Hero (an Android bootleg of Spider-Man)

IT'S OVER note