13 Hilarious Moments In Video Games We Had To Share
When comedy and video games mix there is really nothing like it. It takes the feeling away from reacting as a third-party audience member to a humorous situation the main character is in, to instead having YOU react in real time to the hijinks your protagonist has come upon. Here are 13 of some of the funniest bits and moments in video games that you have to see to appreciate.
The Difficulty Selector - South Park: The Fractured But Whole
If you haven’t taken the time to play either South Park: The Stick Of Truth or South Park: The Fractured But Whole, you are sorely missing out on what is essentially 16 hours of interactive and side-splitting South Park episodes.
The Great Mighty Poo Song - Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Conker’s Bad Fur Day seemed to be one of the first games to really boast comedy as the main selling point of the game, (even though its gameplay was pretty fantastic too). There are lots of memorable gags from this series, but the most famous has to be the song from The Great Mighty Poo boss battle.
Be My Baby - Yakuza Kiwami 2
After being jumped by a group of thugs, they invite Kiryu to a nearby brothel to enjoy the “entertainment.” When Kiryu enters, however, he quickly realizes this brothel seems to have very…specific tastes. What ensues is an ass-kicking battle against five adult men with diapers and pacifiers. Either a blessing or a curse depending on what you are into.
The Baby Game Ending: The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable is a game with a lot of different endings. Like, a LOT of different endings. Essentially, the entire point of the game is to continually beat the game in a new way every time. In one such ending your game narrator gets so fed up with your defiance of pre-determined in-game choices that he devises a new game for you to play. This game involves keeping a baby from dying in a fire by clicking a button for four hours. This player actually accomplished that feat, skipping long spans of time in the video to show what happens if you really do protect that baby at all costs and the results are well worth it.
The Surprise Party - Portal 2
One of my favorite all-time moments from one of my favorite all-time games, Portal 2. The Portal series has long been known as one of the funniest and most thought-provoking games on the market, but this jab from GLaDOS has always stuck with me. For no reason at all mid-game, GLaDOS informs you she is throwing you a surprise party to reunite you with your long-lost parents, just to pull the rug out from under you and remind you they abandoned you at birth. I've got to admit, GLaDOS, you got me pretty good on that one.
Clone On Clone Crime - Trover Saves The Universe
Trover Saves The Universe could very well have its own list of funniest moments from the game, having been helmed by Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland, but a particularly great one comes from a clone interaction that you could easily miss unless you stick through all the dialogue like this player.
Face McShooty - Borderlands 2
In what must be the easiest mission in all of all the Borderlands franchise, Face McShooty has a simple request from you, and you’ll never guess what it might be.
The KKK Set Themselves On Fire - Red Dead Redemption 2
Did you know that if you don’t kill the KKK members as soon as you spot them in Red Dead Redemption 2, they’ll actually be stupid enough to catch themselves on fire for you? Now that is what I call frontier justice, Arthur Morgan.
Whacked Commercials - Whacked
Whacked was a little known game for the original Xbox, but had some of the most creative and hilarious cutscenes of any game I've come across to date. The game was based around a game-show competition where the contestants would try to kill each other to win a personalized grand prize. In between the cartoonish carnage, sponsors, commercials, and public service announcements would play on screen, all drawn in that lost 2002 flash style.
Kumail Nanjiani The Orc - Shadow Of War: Middle Earth
Now, this isn’t to say that Kumail doesn't have some great voice lines as his character “The Agonizer” in Shadow Of War: Middle Earth, but there is just something so hilarious about playing a medieval fantasy game and having the voice of Kumail Nanjiani pop up as a random orc. It’s not even a huge part of the game, you just run into Kumail Nanjiani in the game every now and then which is the main reason you should go pick this one up right now.
Ozzy Osborne As The Guardian Of Metal - Brutal Legend
One of the most entertaining and funny games out there is the 2009 ode to rock n’ roll, Brutal Legend, starring Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs. You’ll meet a lot of familiar voices along your journey in this game, including Tenacious D co-creator Kyle Gass and Mr. Show alum Brian Posehn, but the best cameo has to be the very recognizable “Guardian Of Metal,” voiced by none other than Ozzy Osborne.
Meeting The Sasquatch - Grand Theft Auto 5
In the Grand Theft Auto 5 mission “The Last One,” Franklin hunts down the location of a real-life sasquatch, who claims to be the last of its kind. It appears that he is not actually the last living sasquatch, but one of the many living furries. Franklin realizes the guy he just shot in the head is just an innocent guy trying to get his rocks off by wearing a fur suit and running around the woods. If I had a nickel for every time I ran into one of those.
WDDT-CPDG The Swim - Saints Row The Third
Saint’s Row the Third is one of the funniest games I’ve ever played. Whether you wish to fight off baddies with giant dildos, play as a blow-up doll or rob a plastic surgery clinic in a gorilla costume the choice is yours. One of the funniest small additions to the game, which already has its fair share of additions from alt-comedians Tim and Eric, has its own radio station full of solely Adult Swim content. The channel is hosted by comedian Jon Glazer as his character from the show Delocated who provides hilarious commentary in between Adult Swim songs.
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