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Best Quotes in Video Game History

Hello and welcome to another very important article! As the title implies, here we have compiled a list of roughly fifty of the best quotes in video game history, in no particular order. Quotes are a big part of our society; they are memorable excerpts from a game’s script. The quotes here are the most special to us; some are the most well written, conveying important ideas or themes from the story or perfectly capturing the essence of the character, while others are simply witty one liners that are memorable for their amusement.

We will list the quote, the name of the game, the year the game was released, and the name of the character who spoke the quote. Again this list isn’t in any particular order. Note that this list includes SPOILERS since some of the quotes discuss important plot points.

Without further ado, let’s begin.

Quote Title Character Name
“The Unity will bring about the master race. Master! Master! One able to survive, or even thrive, in the wasteland. As long as there are differences, we will tear ourselves apart fighting each other. We need one race. Race! Race! One goal. Goal! Goal! One people . . . to move forward to our destiny. Destiny.” Fallout (1997) Master
“Bugmen take moo-moos at night. Torr scared! Hep Torr? (Well, as I said, they are nocturnal in their feeding habits. I sure could use some assistance in guarding the brahmin. Will you kill any bugmen that you see near the brahmin?)” Fallout 2 (1998) Torr Buckner
“They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I said I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard.” Fallout: New Vegas (2010) Fantastic
“Wait a moment! Before you go, I… We hope you’ve enjoyed your stay. Farewells can be a time of sadness, letting go, difficult. As a guest of the Sierra Madre, you know that truth more than anyone. Frederick Sinclair believed one’s life could be made anew every day, that fortunes were more than the wealth in your hands. Love, life, family, those to care for, and those who will care for you; to those who know these joys, the Sierra Madre holds little they don’t already have. Out in the world, beyond these walls, that is your chance to begin again. I hope you’ll return in happier times. Until then, the Sierra Madre, and I, will hold you in our hearts.” Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money (2010) Vera Keyes
“Behold the power of SCIENCE!” Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues (2011) Doctor Klein
“They only take what parts they find in the Divide, never roam beyond it – can’t even leave the silos without a human to shadow, like hounds. Maybe they saw the flag on my jacket, thought I was of America. If so, history saved me. A sign.” Fallout: New Vegas – Lonesome Road (2011) Ulysses
“We make your head hurt because you’re a big dummy. Ha ha!” Icewind Dale (2000) Any Player Character
“Fear names. Names have power in identity. Others can use names as weapons. Names are a hook that can be used to track you across the planes. Remain nameless, and you shall be safe. I am the Nameless One.” Planescape: Torment (1999) The Nameless One
“What can change the nature of a man?” Planescape: Torment (1999) The Nameless One
“When a mind does not know itself, it is flawed. When a mind is flawed, the man is flawed. When a man is flawed, that which he touches is flawed. It is said that what a flawed man sees, his hands make broken.” Planescape: Torment (1999) Dak’kon
“Time is not your enemy. Forever is.” Planescape: Torment (1999) Fall-From-Grace
“You have survived long, immortaled one, but you have become the prey of the creature that is life. The body is but a hut for the soul. But now no one dwells in your hut.” Planescape: Torment (1999) Ravel Puzzlewell
“I? Ravel am I, a maker and breaker of puzzles, a solver of what *cannot* be solved, a mind raveling and unraveling until the threads of thought are tied up like knots in a drunken man’s hair. It is enough, enough it is.” Planescape: Torment (1999) Ravel Puzzlewell
“I will not be judged by you mortal; not when you have lived the lives you have. Let me tell you of Betrayal: betrayal is cowardice… selling weapons to your adversaries out of fear that they might stop killing each other and turn upon you. Betrayal is refusing to lead by example. Betrayal is letting the Fiends run rampant through the Planes until evil has corrupted all hearts.” Planescape: Torment (1999) Trias
“If there is anything I have learned in my travels across the Planes, it is that many things may change the nature of a man. Whether regret, or love, or revenge or fear – whatever you believe can change the nature of a man, can. I’ve seen belief move cities, make men stave off death, and turn an evil hag’s heart half-circle. This entire Fortress has been constructed from belief. Belief damned a woman, whose heart clung to the hope that another loved her when he did not. Once, it made a man seek immortality and achieve it. And it has made a posturing spirit think it is something more than a part of me.” Planescape: Torment (1999) The Nameless One
“Where have you gone, my son, my son? Gone to see the sun, the sun! Please come back, my son, my son! Kill them all, one by one by one!” Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (2007) Gulk’aush
“Oh my love, my love. Your flesh stuck in my teeth, my love! You were too salty, too salty, my love. When I belch… I still smell your sweet perfume. My love…” Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (2007) Gulk’aush
“Fool! It is my master who will hound the gods’ steps, and they shall know fear!” Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (2007) One-of-Many
“When Bates was given a look at our technology, he was overcome. As a human, his first thought was, “What can I use this for?”, when it should have been, “What is the cost of its use?” Technology exploded in their hands because they are NOT burdened with our longevity… humans rarely live long enough to see the consequences of their mistakes.” Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (2001) Loghaire Thunder Stone
“Power is life to our kind. Those without power disintegrate into the nights of the past – hundreds of names I know once instilled fear, now unknown. You see, it’s not enough to attain power – one must also maintain power.” Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004) Sebastian LaCroix
“Every time I yank a jawbone from a skull then ram it in an eye socket, I know I’m buildin’ a better future.” Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004) Smiling Jack
“”TNT” and “key” have the same amount of letters.” Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004) Malkavian Player Character
“I’m over here, boss! Wait, maybe I’m over here! Or maybe I’m behind you with a hatchet in my hand… or did you ever stop to think that your fear, if given a voice, would sound… like… this.” Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004) Gary
“I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.” The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) Random Guard
“Enchantment?” Dragon Age: Origins (2009) Sandal
“Ah yes, ‘Reapers.'” Mass Effect 2 (2010) Councilor Sparatus
“You humans are all racist!” Mass Effect 2 (2010) Unnamed Turian
“Fox… DIE!” Metal Gear Solid (1999) Solid Snake and Liquid Snake
“I hear it’s amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space, with the tuning fork, does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri rock! I need scissors! 61!” Metal Gear Solid 2 (2001) Colonel Campbell
“In my opinion, the history of the human race has been one long succession of conspiracies. To deceive ourselves, we call the successful conspiracies ‘governments.'” Deus Ex (2000) Stanton Dowd
“God was a dream of good government. You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands.” Deus Ex (2000) Morpheus
“Human beings feel pleasure when they are watched. I have recorded their smiles as I tell them who they are. The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by God. Now we can implement the same functionality with data-mining algorithms.” Deus Ex (2000) Morpheus
“So, wake up Mister Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes.” Half Life 2 (2004) G-Man
“Would you, kindly?” Bioshock (2007) Andrew Ryan
“Do a barrel roll!” Star Fox 64 (1997) Peppy Hare
“I AM TUROK!” Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (1997) Turok (Tal’Set)
“This one seems to be alive. What a lucky guy. At least death would have saved him from the dreams.” S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) Unnamed Savior
“Get out of here, Stalker.” S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) Unnamed Duty Guardsman
“I said come in! Don’t stand there!” S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) Zhorik
“What you want is here, Stalker. Come.” S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) The Wish Granter
“твое желание скоро исполнится. иди ко мне” (Tvoyo zhelaniye skoro ispolnitsya. Idi ko mne: Your wish will soon be granted. Come to me.) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) The Wish Granter
“Marked One?! What the hell?!” S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (2007) Sidorovich
“Even the apocalypse didn’t stop us from killing one another over ideology.” Metro 2033 (2010) Artyom
“You reap what you sow, Artyom: force answers force, war breeds war, and death only brings death. To break this vicious circle one must do more than act without any thought or doubt.” Metro 2033 (2010) Khan
“By fire and sword, we’ll take back our world.” Metro 2033 (2010) Miller
“You know, I’m very glad. No, really! What did you expect? You’re a pain in the neck, both of you! Yes, you and your sorry excuse for a ship! I’m so tired, look, you’re a big boy now. You can’t play around forever and I can’t help you this time, so go, please go, quit trying. Everyone has had it with you. No one wants you here!” Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (2009) Officer of Engineering
“Tame them and you shall control them. Deceive them and you shall gain much. Otherwise, they will devour you.” Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (2009) North Wind Executive Officer
“No one is going to help you. The whole world is against you. Protect yourself or they will eat you.” Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (2009) Cargo Officer/Prison Warden
“What’s clear is that she [SHODAN] shouldn’t be allowed to play God. She’s far too good at it.” System Shock 2 (1999) Dr. Prefontaine
“Please… the pain has gone on for so long… all I wanted was a friend, but now the time for chit chat and marshmallows by the fire has ended, and I hope that soon, so shall my life. I have knocked on death’s door for so long, please, let him invite me in for tea.” Penumbra: Overture (2007) Red
“Nonetheless, you will need a hand. I will not. Bring me a saw.” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Dr. Eminiss
“Host, we are here now.” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“H-H-H-Hello? Hello, can you hear me? What am I doing here, who am I? Why can’t I hear their voices? Well, thanks for the help, I’m having an existential nightmare and you can’t even say a word!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“There are others. He’s like you, like us, yet he is not us. Why is he separate and yet we are bound together? Are we truly a we, or are we simply an I with two faces? But, I am no monkey!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“So, you’re running around with a human body part in your backpack and I’m supposed to be the bad guy?” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“You think fate has anything to do with this? Fate is merely the war cry of those too scared to think for themselves!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“Come on Monkey, take a joke.” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“What a pretty body! Mine, mine, mine!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Clarence
“There can not be one! There can only be us all!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Infected Humans
“Mankind is not united as I am, such a seething mass of individuals. Little wonder you all pull in different directions. All of me pulls in one direction, and for that reason alone have I bested those that have disturbed me!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Tuurngait
“Working together is the only way! I act as one, though I am many. Thank you Mankind!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Tuurngait
“Death is a necessary part of life, but not all deaths are necessary. Thank you Mankind!” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Tuurngait
“Mankind grows, and tries to from a whole, a community. But somehow, it becomes more dangerous, more angry, and with no direction for this anger besides itself and its world.” Penumbra: Black Plague (2008) Tuurngait
“This world is a machine! A Machine for Pigs! Fit only for the slaughtering of pigs!” Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013) Oswald Mandus
“Catherine, are we alive?” SOMA (2015) Simon Jarrett


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