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Top 10 Games Where it is Fun to Die (ft. Todd Haberkorn)

VO: Todd Haberkorn WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
Things are about to get morbid in this video, but we'd be lying if we said it wasn't funny! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Games Where It Is Fun to Die. I this list we'll be looking at games such as Worms, Burnout and Mortal Kombat. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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Who's ready for the sweet embrace of death? Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Games Where It Is Fun to Die.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at various games in which dying adds significant entertainment value to the experience. Note that we’re emphasizing the “dying” angle here. So, if you feel like an obvious entry is missing, you might be able to find it on our other list - Top 10 Games Where It’s Fun to Fail!

#10: “Space Quest” series (1986-95)



In the ‘80s and ‘90s, point-&-click adventure games had a notorious reputation for being rather unforgiving when it came to player actions. Space Quest is a prime example; having dozens of different ways for players to get themselves axed off. If that wasn't bad enough, the game would often pour salt in the wound by poking fun at each mistake made. Every death comes with some smart-mouthed commentary in a textbox along with a catchy tune. At least the game was laughing with us rather than at us. Or at least… that’s what we’d tell ourselves after every ever expiration.

#9: “Leisure Suit Larry” series (1987-2013)



You wouldn’t think a series based around getting jiggy with the ladies would incur that many fatalities, but you’d be surprised. In an odd way, finding all the ways to get Larry killed is actually one of the franchise's most entertaining aspects. Given how much of a sleaze Larry can be, we can’t help but laugh at his misfortune whenever we make him do something that results in his over-the-top end. These deaths may be cartoony and downright cheesy, but that doesn't make them any less funny. Plus, they double as important life lessons, like how the art of seduction is a double edged sword!

#8: “King’s Quest” series (1980-2016)



You've got to appreciate the deaths found in adventure games. There's just something magical about meeting a grizzly end in such a lighthearted genre. genre. The King’s Quest series is yet another example that fits under that blood-drenched umbrella, but ups the fun with delightfully groan-inducing wordplay and puns-galore. Some of the ways you can die include getting too close to a bear, getting stung by a scorpion, or the always popular - getting crushed by a boulder. There’s even a couple of games where you can die just from being idle for too long! Needless to say, this king knows how to troll, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

#7: “Happy Wheels” (2010)



Ah, an internet classic! If you're looking for a quick fix in hilarious game overs, this title is bound to tickle your funny bone - while metaphorically breaking it. Levels can spike in difficulty at the drop of a hat, leading to your avatar of choice suddenly exploding into a fountain of blood in a glorious fashion! By meshing together ragdoll physics with blades, harpoons, landmines and spike traps, “Happy Wheels” makes for a one-of-a-kind gore-fest that still has people playing it over eight years later.

#6: “Human: Fall Flat” (2016)



Simplistic yet of so satisfying, this little indie hit is best experienced in the company of a friend. While you're "meant" to traverse a variety of different areas and solve puzzles, the real appeal here is to grab the nearest object and let the trolling commence! Once you and your friend discover the ability to grab and pick each other up, it may be hard for either of you to get serious and stop throwing each other off the map. You can still enjoy the oddly serene solo campaign if you wish, but the level design, re-spawn mechanics and imminent multiplayer shenanigans make messing around just too much fun!

#5: “Besiege” (2015)



Were you one of those kids that spent hours building something...only to destroy it minutes later? Well, if you’re looking for a similar experience, this explosive indie has you covered. In order to progress, you’ll have to build different and increasingly complex structures and vehicles. Of course, it’s easy to get sidetracked and start building stuff completely irrelevant to your objective. As you might expect, most of your creations are going to end up exploding, which is arguably when the game is at its most rewarding. Finally, I can fulfil my dream of creating the ultimate doomsday weapon - the Habergeddon!

#4: “Worms” series (1995-2016)



Sure, nothing beats the satisfaction of watching an enemy unit be consumed by a perfectly thrown Holy Hand Grenade, but recent titles have still gone out of their way to make dying just as much fun as winning. This can mostly be found through customizing your worm squad. On top of cosmetic features, you can choose from a wide variety of voice packs - each with their own unique attitudes and dialogues. Yes, that includes what their final words are. Listening to the worms spit out pop culture references before detonating themselves into a tombstone is morbidly delightful!

#3: “Burnout” series (2001-)



This might be cheating a bit, but when you think about it, you're not playing as a driver. You're playing as the cars. So, when the cars crash, that's technically a death, right? Well, anyways, “Burnout” is famous for its slow-motion replay feature, where players can witness every detail of their untimely demise. Seeing the damage you’ve caused is both shocking and hysterical, especially when you accidentally hit another car. The slo-mo is so addictive that its caused some players to plug in and play purely for the sake of unleashing the destructive motorhead that exists in all of us. Better clear the streets!

#2: “Kerbal Space Program” (2015)



So, you want to build spaceships, but don’t want to go through the dangerous process of testing them out yourself? Never fear! These derpy-looking dudes will happily pilot your creations, even if they’re likely to burst into flames or be left them stranded in the vacuums of space. The best part about this game? You can watch the destruction unfold from every angle you can think of. Granted, we feel guilty about putting the Kerbals through so many failures, but hey, that’s their job, right? Now, all of you, get back in the cockpit!

#1: “Mortal Kombat” series (1992-2015)



Whereas other fighting games go for the classic K.O. this murderous masterpiece of a franchise grants players the option to humiliate their opponents by reducing them to bloody chunks. The now iconic fatalities are so horrifically creative that most of the time you don’t even feel that upset about losing. Over the years we’ve gotten the opportunity to witness the many ways someone can be literally deconstructed, yet Scorpion and the rest keep finding new ways to improve upon perfection. Flawless Victory!
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