Throughout history, there has been a litany of video games that'll never be forgotten. A lot of the time, they're memorable because of their stellar gameplay. Occasionally, though, it's their writing and dialogue that live long in the memory. While you probably don't remember entire scripts, certain quotes become timeless. Sometimes they are relatable and wise, while in other instances, the words are a bit humorous.
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There are so many classic lines to choose from, but some are more famous than others. Players who have been obsessed with video games from the beginning of time understand the profound impact some quotes have had on their life.
Updated November 14, 2022 By Ben Jessey: Whether spoken or written, video games have included dialogue for plenty of years now. And these days, it's an integral part of many games. For example, the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Last Of Us rely on well-written dialogue.
However, it isn't always the good writing that's remembered forever, as this list shows. The most famous quotes are often silly or heavily repeated bits of dialogue that stick in the memory forever. We've now added a few more of them to this piece.
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22 "Get Over Here" - Scorpion (Mortal Kombat Series)
Mortal Kombat has been around since the early '90s. And throughout all that time, Scorpion has been one of its most recognizable characters. In fact, he's among the famous gaming characters in general.
He's been more talkative in recent games due to the extra focus put on the game's stories. But the line he's most known for is "Get Over Here." He commonly uses the phrase when dragging people towards him with his Kunai. And he's been doing it since the original game. The fame and longevity of the Mortal Kombat series have made the quote famous.
21 “Would You Kindly…” - Various (Bioshock)
The original Bioshock is a beloved FPS game for several reasons. For instance, fans love the atmosphere, visuals, and main story. Part of the reason the story is so great is because of the late twist where you find out that your guide is actually the villain Frank Fontaine.
Not only does he lie throughout the game, but he also subtly controls the protagonist with the phrase "Would You Kindly." He does this by continually saying the line and turning it into a hypnotic trigger. It's so important to the story and said so often that it's impossible to forget.
20 “Niko, It’s Roman! Let’s Go Bowling!” - Roman Bellic (Grand Theft Auto 4)
While playing Grand Theft Auto 4, your allies will occasionally call you up and ask to hang out. Niko's cousin Roman seems to do it more often than most other characters. And the activity he usually wants to partake in is bowling.
So much so that his insistence to hit the lanes became a meme shortly after the game's release. The constant jokes about his love of bowling have made the verbage of his invitation famous. People who haven't even played the game know it.
The Metal Gear Solid series is known for providing excellent stealth gameplay and compelling narratives. It's also a series known for being over-the-top. One of the most famous examples of the series' outrageousness occurs when Solid Snake dies in a few of the games.
As the Game Over screen loads in, one of the hero's allies reacts to their friend's demise by repeating his name and even shouting it at the end. It's a pretty silly and hilarious line that nobody is likely to forget.
18 "Requiescat In Pace" - Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed Series)
The Assassins in the Assassin's Creed series aren't just cold-blooded murderers. They do show empathy and respect to those they kill - or, at least, they're supposed to do so. In service of that, when Ezio Auditore kills someone important, he delivers the line "requiescat in pace," which is Italian for 'rest in peace.'
As he's the protagonist for three entries in the series, he ends up saying the line a lot. As such, it has become a very memorable quote in the gaming realm.
17 “I Used To Be An Adventurer Like You. Then I Took An Arrow To The Knee.” - Various Guards (Skyrim)
To make an open-world game feel more alive, developers give dialog to unimportant NPCs. However, in large games, it's hard to provide every one of them with unique lines. As such, some quotes are often repeated on many occasions by different people.
This is the case for the iconic "I used to be an adventurer like you..." line from Skyrim. Many guards in the game deliver this bit of dialog. So much so that it has since become a meme in the gaming world, which has helped it become one of the most famous quotes ever.
16 “You Were Almost A Jill Sandwich!” - Barry Burton (Resident Evil)
The original Resident Evil game is memorable for many reasons, as it was a landmark game in the survival horror genre. Yet, as much as people praise its atmosphere and puzzles, the title is perhaps best remembered for its infamous dialogue.
The game has some of the worst writing and voice acting in video game history. So much so that several of the title's lines have become iconic, including the classic "Jill Sandwich" remark. Barry Burton delivered this very odd piece of dialogue right after saving Jill from being crushed to death. And it has since been referenced time and again.
15 “Did I Ever Tell You The Definition Of Insanity?” - Vaas (Far Cry 3)
The Far Cry games tend to provide colorful and charismatic antagonists. This all began in the third game with Vaas. Every scene with the unhinged villain is compelling, and he is the most memorable part of the FPS.
Throughout the game, he delivers several captivating monologues. While they all include some great lines, his question about whether he's told you the definition of insanity is the one that people usually remember. He says the line a few times, and it's always chilling.
14 “War… War Never Changes” - Narrator (Fallout Series)
Fallout remains one of the most beloved RPG series of all time. It's understandable as there have been several great instalments, and each one is different from the rest. One thing they all have in common, though, is they begin with an introduction scene that explains what has happened to the world.
The video is different each time and is tailored to its respective game. However, a constant in each of them are the words "War... War Never Changes." Therefore, the line has grown in fame alongside the series itself.
In the Metal Gear series, Solid Snake and his father, Big Boss (a.k.a Naked Snake), have plenty in common. One of those things is a signature line. During the series, both characters continually ask people if they've kept them waiting.
While they usually query other characters about it, Metal Gear's frequent breaking down of the fourth wall means they're likely talking to you, too. After all, several years usually passed between MGS titles, so fans were regularly kept waiting for the next release.
12 “Thank You Mario! But Our Princess Is In Another Castle!” - Toad (Super Mario Bros.)
Mario has featured in many impressive games over the years. His first appearance, outside of the Donkey Kong titles, was Super Mario Bros.
In it, he goes on an adventure to rescue Princess Peach. However, it takes some time as he can't locate her. He enters enemy fortresses and makes his way to the heart of them only to find Toad, who delivers the now iconic line about the Princess being in another castle. That exact situation happens so often in the game that Toad's words got stuck in many fans' minds.
11 “All We Had To Do, Was Follow The Damn Train, CJ!” - Big Smoke (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
GTA: San Andreas provides many memorable missions. Yet, the one named Wrong Side Of The Tracks is remembered for the wrong reasons. Partway through the mission, you and Big Smoke attempt to chase down a train with several Vargos men on top of it.
It can be a bit tricky as it's easy for you to fall behind the locomotive. If you do just that, Big Smoke verbally laments the failure. He says the same exact line every time you mess up. As a result, the piece of dialogue has become infamous.
10 "You Died" - Dark Souls
Developer FromSoftware has received tremendous praise for Dark Souls and its incredibly relentless and brutal gameplay. No matter how skilled you are at the game, there's without a doubt that at several points, you'll see the giant red letters flash on your screen: You Died.
After all, trying to survive the brutal and unforgiving nature of Dark Souls is a unique experience in video games that require the hardest will to complete. The overall success of Dark Souls and its extremely hard difficulty birthed a new subgenre in games.
9 "The Right Man In The Wrong Place Can Make All The Difference In The World. So Wake Up Mr. Freeman, Wake Up And Smell The Ashes." - G-Man (Half-Life 2)
Half-Life 2 starts ominously as G-Man's face appears on the screen as he talks directly to Gordan Freeman while staring into your eyes. The quote in question is one of the lines he delivers during the tone-setting scene.
It doesn't provide a wealth of information, but it does signify how important Freeman is in this universe. Meanwhile, the line also helps establish how mysterious and unsettling G-Man can be, particularly for those that haven't played the original title.
8 "I Survived Because The Fire Inside Me Burned Brighter Than The Fire Around Me." - Joshua Graham (Fallout: New Vegas)
Joshua Graham says this line during Honest Hearts in Fallout: New Vegas and this character is more popular than some unique weapons. He was thrown into the Grand Canyon after his sentencing to be burned to death, and this is how he explained why he survived.
Fallout: New Vegas is described by many to be the pinnacle of the series, and it's quotes like this that push the game to new boundaries. It is powerful and wise, which is why so many players connected with it and how it came to be a motivational saying on t-shirts and necklaces.
7 "Hey! Listen!" - Navi (The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time)
Nintendo has developed some of the greatest games of all time, including many that star our hero from Hyrule. Arguably the best game in The Legend of Zelda series, Ocarina of Time was a generation-defying experience on the Nintendo 64 that many still hold in high esteem today.
One of the biggest additions Ocarina of Time made to the series was the introduction of the fairy, Navi. Before leaving the Kokiri Forest, the Great Deku Tree summons Navi to accompany Link and aid him during his journey in stopping Ganondorf from taking over Hyrule. Throughout the game, Navi tries to grab Link's attention toward valuable items or important areas to solve puzzles and progress forward. Without Navi, it's hard to say whether Link would've been able to save Hyrule.
6 "I Don't Need A Weapon; My Friends Are My Power!" - Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
When Disney and Square Enix came up with the bright idea of combining classic Disney and Final Fantasy characters together in one glorious ensemble, a lot of people started wondering what was in the water over there? But somehow, Kingdom Hearts was born from this ambitious venture, and it continued into a massive series.
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With most Disney or Final Fantasy encounters, there might be a few cringy interactions. Some might think Sora's undying love and loyalty to his friends is cringy, but it actually shows what an amazing protagonist he is. Sora doesn't care about glory or riches; all he cares about is rescuing his friends and returning home. That's why when he transformed into a Heartless, his love for his friends was enough to restore himself and defeat the Heartless.
5 "No, You Know About Loss. Sacrifice Is A Choice You Make. Loss Is A Choice Made For You." - Conrad Roth (Tomb Raider)
Lara Croft and Conrad Roth had a conversation in Tomb Raider that gave players a new perspective on the idea of sacrifice and loss. There are not many instances where a game will make you reconsider your worldview, and this is one of them.
Throughout video game history, Croft has always dealt with loss in some way, shape, or form. Whether it's discovering new secrets about her family or trying to stop evil corporations and men from destroying the world, Croft is, unfortunately, a bonafide expert when it comes to dealing with sacrifice and loss.
4 "Stand Amongst The Ashes Of A Trillion Dead Souls And Ask The Ghosts If Honor Matters. The Silence Is Your Answer." - Javik (Mass Effect 3)
There is a lot of discussion over this quote which Javik in Mass Effect 3 said as players debate its exact meaning. Some say the fight for honor shouldn't have been more important than the survival of a race, while others say that honor should come before anything else.
This debate has kept this game, and the quote, alive which is why it is one of the most famous video game quotes of all time. There are so many lines from this game to choose from, but this rose to the top because of its significant wisdom. The unfortunate part of this quote is for people who experienced Mass Effect 3 when it first launched in 2012 might've missed it, as Javik was part of added content post-launch. Luckily, the Mass Effect Legendary Edition contains Javik so it's highly recommended you add him to the Normandy crew.
3 “Finish Him!” - Announcer (Mortal Kombat)
Mortal Kombat has been around for ages, and the rumbling voice of the announcer is something players will remember. You might even hear someone say this during an argument or at the end of a fight, as they throw it back to the time this game was the best there ever was.
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The fact that it is still being uttered to this day shows the impact that it had on players as they will always reminisce about the command that this announcer gave to them. Hearing the announcer bellow this phrase is typically met with relief for finally defeating your opponent, but sometimes, also anxiety to perform a devastating finishing fatality.
What are 5 famous quotes? ›
- The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - ...
- The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - ...
- Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ...
- If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. -
- “The secret to life is not to take it personally. ...
- “Besides, most bystanders who see you approach a girl or a group assume that you know the people. ...
- “Any time you tell yourself you “can't” do something that's within the realm of human possibility—that's a limiting belief.”
- “ May the Force be with you.” - Star Wars, 1977.
- “ There's no place like home.” - The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
- “ I'm the king of the world!” - ...
- “ Carpe diem. ...
- “ Elementary, my dear Watson.” - ...
- “ It's alive! ...
- “ My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. ...
- “ I'll be back.” -
- "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Gone with the Wind (1939) ...
- "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." The Godfather (1972) ...
- "You don't understand! I coulda had class. ...
- "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." The Wizard of Oz (1939) ...
- "Here's looking at you, kid."
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” “This above all: to thine own self be true.” “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”What are some 3 word quotes? ›
- “I'll be there.”
- “I love you.”
- “Maybe you're right.”
- “I trust you.”
- “Go for it.”
- “Got your back.”
- “How are you?”
- “I want you.”
- “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. ...
- “Everybody is a genius. ...
- “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw.
- Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. ...
- The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. ...
- Music is the strongest form of magic. ...
- God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.
Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. ” A child loves his play, not because it's easy, but because it's hard. ” Play has been man's most useful preoccupation. ” To the art of working well a civilized race would add the art of playing well. ”
What did the A team always say? ›
Give me an hour, I'm great. Give me six months, I'm unbeatable.What is a famous short quote? ›
“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” “There is no sin except stupidity.” “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”What is Lebron James famous quote? ›
"You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed -- you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that."What is Disney's famous quote? ›
Walt Disney Quotes
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." "If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there's some way to do it." "Why worry? If you've done the very best you can, then worrying won't make it any better."
A jury consisting of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", spoken by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in the 1939 American Civil War epic Gone with the Wind, as the most memorable American movie quotation of all time.What is a hard life quote? ›
“It's a hard life if you don't weaken.” “The harder life is for a man when he is young, the easier it will be in the future.” “What an ugly, loveless life for a girl.” “try to don't be killed and pray for healing, but be a killer and pray for forgiveness.”What is Spider Man famous line? ›
1 “With great power comes great responsibility.” — Spider-Man.What is the best Marvel quote? ›
“It's not about how much we lost. It's about how much we have left.” (Tony Stark, 'Avengers: Endgame')How do I find a famous quote? ›
Quotation Reference Websites
- Furman University Mathematical Quotations Server. ...
- The Phrase Finder. ...
- Wikiquote. ...
- Wikiquote: List of Common Misquotations. ...
- Wiktionary: English Proverbs.
- “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” — ...
- “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” — ...
- “Don't settle for average. ...
- “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” — ...
- “Don't bunt.
What is the best life quote? ›
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life." "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." "A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet... live as if every single moment does."What are deepest quotes? ›
- “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” ~ Anne Frank.
- “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” ...
- “Motivation is what gets you started. ...
- “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ...
- “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ...
- “We are what we repeatedly do.
- In-text quotes. An in-text quote is a short quote that fits into and completes a sentence you've written. ...
- Indirect quotes. An indirect quote is when you paraphrase ideas from a source. ...
- Direct quotes. A direct quote is when you take text directly from a source without changing anything.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. Good words cool more than cold water. I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.What's a good quote for today? ›
More Quotes on Today
Do today what should be done. Your tomorrow may never come. Today is the pupil of yesterday. Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day.
- “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – ...
- “Surprise yourself everyday with your own courage.” – ...
- “Courage is only an accumulation of small steps.” – ...
- “I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.” – ...
- “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
“Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day.” “Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary.”What are some short quotes? ›
- “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — ...
- “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — ...
- “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — ...
- “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —
- Pursue Passion More Than Profit. ...
- Hard Work Beats Talent. ...
- Excellence, Not Perfection. ...
- Big is Little and Little is Big. ...
- You Choose Your Spouse, Not Your Child.
- Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –
- Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. – ...
- All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. –
Who failed 1000 Times quote? ›
Edison Quote: “I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered there are 1000 ways that can cause failure.” Thomas A. Edison Quote: “I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered there are 1000 ways that can cause failure.”Who is the most quoted man? ›
The 'Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations' places Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw in first and second place as most quoted. OSCAR Wilde has been named as the “most quotable figure” in the history of the English language.Who is Rich Man quote? ›
- “People who advocate simplicity have money in the bank; the money came first, not the simplicity.” ...
- “It's easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone.”
Just like a board game, there are rules and objectives and different ways to “win” in life. The game board is your environment, and the playing piece is you. Also like a game, winning at life is not about a single roll of the die or draw of the card. It's a cumulative process, with ups and downs.Who said play it as lays? ›
Play It As It Lays Quotes by Joan Didion.Who said let's play ball? ›
It's an admiring imitation of Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame baseball player who died last night at the age of 83. Ernie used to say, especially in the long years of hot summers — including this last one, when the Cubs were stuck in last place — "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame. Let's play two today!"What are 5 benefits of play? ›
- Play Builds Imagination and Creativity. During play, kids stretch their imaginations. ...
- Play Fosters Cognitive Growth. ...
- Play Delivers Emotional and Behavioural Benefits. ...
- Play Improves Literacy. ...
- Play Encourages Greater Independence. ...
- Play Promotes Physical Fitness.
Play improves the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships such as: confidence.Who first said there is no I in team? ›
Peter Drucker. There is no “I” in the word “team.”What's best for the team quotes? ›
- “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – ...
- “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – ...
- “In union there is strength.” – ...
- “No individual can win a game by himself.” – ...
- “A team is more than a collection of people.
What is the old saying about teamwork? ›
1. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller (Click to Tweet!) 2. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." – Henry Ford (Click to Tweet!)What is the #1 best video game of all time? ›
Best Video Games of All Time
- The Last of Us Part II (2020)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) ...
- Super Mario World (1990) ...
- Tetris (1984) ...
- Minecraft (2011) ...
Grand Theft Auto V is the world no. 1 mobile game and reimagines the open-world game in a number of ways.What is the famous line from war games? ›
Stephen Falken : Exactly. There's no way to win. The game itself is pointless! But back at the war room, they believe you can win a nuclear war.What is the number 1 video game of all time? ›
The best-selling video game to date is Minecraft, a sandbox game released by Mojang in May 2009 for a wide range of PC, mobile and console platforms, selling more than 238 million copies across all platforms.What is the top 10 famous game? ›
The 10 Most Popular Games Right Now
- Fall Guys.
- League of Legends.
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
- Lost Ark.
- PUBG Mobile (free-to-play) – 1.1 billion (as of December 2022)
- PUBG: Battlegrounds (free-to-play) – 75 Million (as of December 2021)
- Peacekeeper Elite (free-to-play) – 70 million (as of May 2019)
- Battlegrounds Mobile India (free-to-play) – 100 million (as of August 2021)
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One of the most iconic lines in the entire franchise (and in movie history), is "May the Force be with you." But there are many more lines throughout the 130+ hours of Star Wars content, and these are some of the best, broken down by which movie or TV show they appear in.
What is a famous quote from ww2? ›
“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”