The Most Gruesome Video Game Deaths [NSFW]

Which video game has the most gruesome death scenes? Surely Mortal Kombat 9 is a contender, in particular Noob Saibot's first fatality called "Make a Wish." It's so ridiculous it stands out despite Mortal Kombat's already high level of gore.

We've put together a list of some of the most gruesome video game deaths. Some of them are really funny, some are just painful to the eye (one literally), or unnecessarily violent.

Saw: The Videogame

Never played Saw: The Videogame? This GIF basically sums up the whole experience.

Dead Space 2

All the Dead Space games are full of exploding meat and blood, but this scene in Dead Space 2 just can't be topped. You may have reacted like this.

Resident Evil 5

It is painful to watch a slow death by chainsaw in Resident Evil 5. Probably more painful to experience, though.

Dead Rising 2

If one chainsaw was not enough, the psycho clown in Dead Rising 2 gets two.

Resident Evil 6

One of the most gruesome death scenes from last year was in Resident Evil 6.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Lara Croft can die in 35 ways in the new Tomb Raider, but that doesn't mean the old games lacked gruesome scenes. In Tomb Raider Anniversary, Lara can get eaten by a dinosaur.

If we check older games from the 90s, even the most horrible death scenes are actually just mostly funny.

Prince of Persia

This is probably even more horrifying than getting cut in half by the guillotines in the original Prince of Persia.

Bionic Commando

There's an exploding Hitler head in Bionic Commando, because why not?

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

And finally another one from the Mortal Kombat series, Mileena's first fatality from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Not necessarily the bloodiest one, but definitely one of the funniest fatalities.

Show us your picks for the most gruesome death scene title from any game, and submit them below in the comments.

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Comments

    Uh, the articles incorrect, that Clown is from DEAD RISING, not DEAD RISING 2. He's the very first boss you face after all...

      Yep, this was the DR2 boss - his brother. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJDyXYU2OY8

      He's not the first, but you can avoid fighting the other bosses before him so I can see why you said that.

    - Noobs fatality was the best in MK9.

    The suicide from Boppin' is pretty gruesome, i mean from a dos game from 1992, and don't forget about the Deady Bear logo screen.

    No Isle of the dead?

    http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n513/mecha-neko/IsleOfTheDead/IsleOfTheDead_DOS_31.gif

    http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n513/mecha-neko/IsleOfTheDead/IsleOfTheDead_DOS_16.gif

    the saw from Saw doesn't look like it could cut anything. It looks more likely to snag on the dude's clothes and come to a halt.

      I think with every swing, it drops by a millimetre. so it's slowly cutting you open in half.

    Most deaths in the new Tomb Raider. So many of them made me noticeably flinch.

      The rod-through-the-neck thing takes the prize for that. Plus in a twitchy sequence, so you get to see it a couple of times before you avoid it...

        I hated that one.
        Surprisingly I also hated the one where you fall into the ocean and get smashed against rocks. The blood and her lifeless body... Ugh, shiver.

      The old Tomb Raider as well. Swan dive onto hard floor... limp lifeless body. Or falling onto spikes, slowly slipping further onto them with less resistance.

    I'm so glad I didn't see that eye drilling one from Dead Space 2 before I had my corrective eye surgery..

    "Your enemy explodes like a blood sausage".

    That is all.

      not long now til our enemies can do that again! :D

    The very first death in Dead Space 2 where your saviour, the protagonist from Ignition, gets his face ripped apart, definitely a close second to the eye machine.

    New Tomb Raider, just google "throat impalement", beats any prior Tomb Raider game, ever.

    Prince of Persia? Come on... far from gruesome. Same with MK3 - at least Sub Zero's "Chiropractor Nightmare" from the first game is worth a mention. While not strictly a death scene, Quake 4 has a scene shown in first person where you're getting your arms dismembered and chest torn apart to turn you into a cyborg. The Darkness (original) has a few quality scenes too.

    One gruesome death that I'll always remember, back in the good old days I'd co-operatively play Hexen. One day I said to my buddy "watch out for the..." then turned to face him before seeing him impaled by a stake underneath him. Can't readily find an image to show this one.

      Ohh, those stakes caught me out every time! Nasty!

    By far some of the most cringe worthy gore scenes ever are definitely from Mortal Kombat 9's fatality scenes. Especially the one shown above!

    2 more games, Chiller and Harvester, both look like they contain pretty gruesome deaths.

    Here is an article from Cracked mentioning them both (just ignore the General Custers Revenge in the middle)

    http://www.cracked.com/article_16530_a-history-violence-6-old-school-games-as-brutal-as-gta_p2.html

    I was going to say God of War...but that was Kratos dealing out the gruesome head-ripping, eye-gouging deaths....

    I will add Soldier of Fortune 2 into the mix, it's one of the few games out there that had dismemberment from bullet hits, and in it's time was quite graphic (well I thought it was)

    The first time I unloaded a Shotgun at close range was an eye-opener (and the rest of his head too!)

    Condemned 1 and 2 had some pretty grusome moments.

    Worst choices ever. where is Manhunt?

    No one played Heart of Darkness?

    That game had like a hundred different gruesome death scenes for the child protagonist. Not always very gory, but still...

      That game was fantastic, but yeah, it was surprising that they could get away with doing to a child character. I really wish Sony would bring it to PSN.

    Umm... the stuffing with food to death scence from Phantasmagoria (vomit) that was featured on this website not long ag

    by the same author....

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/11/this-jacked-up-video-game-murder-scene-would-never-fly-today/

    eaten by some grues

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