Despite all the recent discussion about whether games are art, we still play video games for one main reason: to be entertained. It is in this spirit of mirth and entertainment that we have compiled a list of the top 50 video game quotes of all time. What you'll find below is a comprehensive list of the funniest, most memorable, poorest translated, or simply best written pieces of dialogue from your favourite pastime over the last 25 years. We hope you enjoy this list just as much we enjoyed compiling it.
This is the second half of our countdown of the Top 50 video game quotes. To see quotes 50-26, check out the first part of our feature.
And now, the countdown...
25) There are two ways of doing this. My way, or the he's a dead motherf#$%*@ way. You pick. - The Boss, Conker's Bad Fur Day
24) You can't hide from the Grim Reaper. Especially when he's got a gun. - Manny Calavera, Grim Fandango
23) The last metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace. - Introduction, Super Metroid
22) Shine Get! - Super Mario Sunshine
21) I feel asleep! - First Guard, Metal Gear
20) You fool! You gave cheese to a lactose intolerant volcano god! - Lemonhead, Curse of Monkey Island
19) Snake? Snake! Snnnnaaaaaaakkkke! - Otacon, Metal Gear Solid
18) Sit your ass down in that chair and drink your goddamn TEA! - Cid Highwind, Final Fantasy VII
17) Are you man enough to fight me? - Guile, Street Fighter II
16) Most people think Time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. They are wrong. Sit down and I will tell you a tale like none that you have ever heard. - The Prince, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
15) It's dangerous to go alone! Take this. - Old Man who gives Link a sword, The Legend of Zelda
14) Makes the pass! - Announcer, Blades of Steel
13) Stop poking me! - Orc, Warcraft
12) It's a-me! Mario! - Mario, Super Mario 64
11) You're an inspiration for birth control. - Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem 3D
10) All your base are belong to us - CATS, Zero Wing
9) You almost became a Jill Sandwich! - Barry, Resident Evil
8) The cake is a lie. - Corpse, Portal
7) Look at you, hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine? - SHODAN, System Shock 2
6) A man chooses, a slave obeys. - Andrew Ryan, BioShock
5) Finish Him! - Announcer, Mortal Kombat
4) War. War never changes. - Introduction, Fallout
3) [Not to be outdone] War has changed. - Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 4
2) Let's attack aggressively. - Lance, Contra III: The Alien Wars
1) Sorry, but our princess is in another castle! - Toad, Super Mario Bros.
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