The most "oh... shit" moment in a game.

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Bioshock: A Man Chooses! *gurgle, thud*

Resident Evil 2: The First Encounter with a Licker.

Resident Evil 4: Nearly the entire goddamn game, also, realizing that a good portion of this game is one GIANT escort mission, ugh.

COD4: Realizing that I was in the head of the president and then having Al Assad shoot me in it, the nuke suddenly after a stereotypical american war movie moment.

Silent Hill 1: Wait, does that nurse have a gun?

Silent Hill 4: Realizing that its 4 a.m. in the morning and I still haven't stopped playing and oh my god is that thing not staying dead why are their monsters coming out of hte walls and who the hell is this psycho following me around and WHY IS THERE A GIANT EILEEN HEAD WATCHING ME!

No More Heroes: Name your boss fight, have your oh shit moment.

STALKER: The first time you try to shoot something with the pistol and realize that its basically a worthless weapon.

BOFDQ: Getting stabbed in the throat by your former friend.

On COD4, the mission where you had to snipe that Imiran guy.
I got his fucking head. Seriously. I thought he was dead.
Then the bastard ending came and I was literally thinking "DOUBLE-YOO TEE EFF!?"

Thief 3. The Shalebridge Cradle level. Widely regarded the scariest game level ever created. Just google "thief 3 + the cradle" and check the youtubes and read about people wanting cheats to skip this level because it "freaks them out" :D

hmm.... I've got a top five, I guess.

1: Baldur's Gate 2 - actually, there were multiple moments in this game that had me shaking, all revolving around Jon Irenicus. Especially the bit at the end where you kill him and he drags you down to hell with him.

2: Star Wars: Republic Commando. The first and last times you run into a dwarf spider droid. The first time, it seems like an incredible challenge to bring down, even with your team there to help. The final time, they make you take one on SOLO.

3: Deus Ex - First contact with Icarus.

4: Mass Effect - the bit where Sovereign casually brushes aside the Citadel fleet, flies into the station's closing arms, and settles itself down on the tower.

5: Dawn of War: Soulstorm - this wasn't plot-driven, but actual gameplay, and it happened last night. I was taking on the Chaos army, complete with honour guard, as space marines. It's a well-defended territory, and they have two bases. somehow, they keep throwing an endless supply of chaos marines and defilers at me. My marines mow them down, killing far more of them than they lose, but sheer weight of numbers prevails, and I lose strategic point after strategic point. In a desperate bid to try and salvage my situation and shore up my dwindling resources, I make a push on my southern flank, and manage to destroy one of their bases, eliminating that player from the game. My assault force rushes back to reinforce the northern flank. They arrive, and all is apparently going well, the tide begins to turn....

Then a Bloodthirster lands in the middle of my army.

ooh, got a second one.

F.E.A.R. Extraction Point (again). the final fight. you've got to take down something like 20/30 Replica's (Elites, Lasers, Snipers, the whole shebang). as soon as you killed the last of them, the evac chopper lands and you just have to walk up some stairs and a room. i ran up the stairs, and right when i got up to the door, a minigunner comes blasting out, tackles me and throws me down the stairs, all the while blasting me into oblivion with that minigun.

also, a hallucination in which you get 4 nightmares thrown at you, then a second wave of 6. then a few seconds nothing and at that point about 40 of the bastards appear in a circle around you and start closing in kamikaze style. (the hallucination ends as soon as the first 3/4 have reached and attacked you, thankfully)

wrajjt:
Thief 3. The Shalebridge Cradle level. Widely regarded the scariest game level ever created. Just google "thief 3 + the cradle" and check the youtubes and read about people wanting cheats to skip this level because it "freaks them out" :D

Oh, thanks so much. I had nearly forgotten that level and the nightmares it gave me. ;)

My contribution, Silent Hill 2. The part where you're under the hospital and your running through that long hallway with all of the 90 degree turns while Pyramid Head is right behind you with a spear ready to impale you the second you take too long to change direction.

"oh... shit" moments: (in no particular order)

1. Baldur's Gate 2: When you are fighting Kangaxx, and finally kill that bastard... and he gets up as a demilich and wastes your whole party. >_< Not to mention the nine thousand other things in that game that really made me go "woah... that's f'ed up..."

2. Super Mario Brothers 2, when you reach the final boss, Wart, only to realize that he's a turtle who spews bubbles at you. I couldn't take him seriously... then he gibbed me, and I was all like, "WTF?"

3. Metroid Fusion. After you kill the SA-X, and get to the end, when the Omega Metroid bursts through a wall and starts to neam you.

I think that's an alright list for now.

When I'm playing RE4 and I'm running low on ammo when Krauser's got me cornered and beats the hell out of me with his "arm".

Here's a nice one, from the game Warning Forever:

Getting to level fifteen and realizing the boss takes up the whole damn screen and has over 300 turret weapons.

For those of you who don't know, Warning Forever is one of those adapting games. It's one of those flying shooter games, but has only a series of bosses. The bosses adapt their defense and offense strategies based on your method of attack. It is awesome to the max.

System Shock 2: When you destroy that PsiReaver in the control area and see 8 hybrids rushing at you from down that hall when you get back to that lower level. You switch to your SMG with anti-personnel ammo, grin, pull the trigger. And all of a sudden, you here the "CRUCK" of a gun jam. I should have put a few more points into maintenance, in retrospect.

Top ten "oh... shit" moments (yes, most of them are from HL2, it's just THAT sort of game, you know):

1. Half-Life 2: Entering Ravenhold, hearing the bloodfreezing screams of the tormented and seeing a bunch of people with headcrabs running towards you. Oh... f*cking... shit.

2. Half-Life 2: In the water scooter level, when a rocket hits a high chimney, or tower, or something, and the whole damn thing just falls in you path. Oh... shit.

3. Half-Life 2: Pretty much all of the last half of the game.

4. Half-Life 2, Episode 2: Stopping at an abandoned farm, walking into the basement, and seeing a bunch of headcrabs and zombies run at you, and then suddenly a bunch of hunters run in and chaos prevails. Damn.

5. Half-Life 2, all parts: Watching as a strider turns it's gun towards you. You're... well... f*cked.

6. Half-Life 2, Episode 2: Watching a hunter run at you at full speed. Bye, bye, cruel world.

7. Portal: Hearing the damn android things say "There you are." Bang bang bang death.

8. Team Fortress 2: Being discovered as a spy.

9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Watching as the ground shakes, and then suddenly a giant monster appears.

10. Trauma Center: Second Opinion: Watching a patients vitals drop constantly, despite your efforts.

my moments include
1. in re4 walking around and suddenly a burning man jumps out of an oven at me.
2. re4 the regenerators breathing.
3.re4 the big chainsaw man in that water level oon the wii.
4. cod4 running to the helicopter after shooting down what feels like thousands of enemies and then realising i've left macmillan sitting down at the top of the hill
5. playing i wanna be the guy for the first time and watching the apples fall up into me.

Trying to sleep after a huge boss fight in Icewind Dale only to foolishly do so in the wild and find yourself surrounded by angry tundra yeti...without having saved your game.

Also the notice "______: Weapon Ineffective", which means that the enemy you're fighting requires magic items to hit, and is usually tough as hell.

And IWD's final boss, a crazy plot twist and an unstoppable adversary.

On a related note, in the same game, one of the major bosses is...a topless half human, half snake chick with 6 sword-wielding arms and a repetoire of deadly spells....that was a holy shit moment. Did I forget to mention that both of the aforementioned bosses are around 20 feet tall?

when you get REAl far on an rpg with THE meatiest weapons,armour and youve finally finished, sitting on your throne of terror about to go collect all the ancient relics you left to last and you knock your xbox over,so you buy it again, keeping in your turle head in, load it up to find that your save has corrupted, and so you turn the gun on yourself and explode your juicy membrane all over your baby blue walls.

Every time I hear a wolf howl, bear roar, or raptor scream in tomb raider.

Another on a quicker note is playing gears of war, your right next to the guy with a shotgun, he has one too, low connection, your sitting there hoping you pressed right trigger first, the tension is an absolute killer.

lastly , when you play crappy lost planet for the first time and you get to the part with the giant worm when it haddnt shown yet and your sitting there in twilight zone and it bursts out the ground two inches from your face and you wished you got in tho robot earlier but all you can whisper is... bollocks.

Playing the Bring Down the Sky expansion mission on Insanity in Mass Effect and seeing four turrets pop up out of the ground and fire rockets.

HAHA easy on unreal 2004 when someone grabs the redeemer and you have know idea where he is, there the only words that come to your mouth.

I've got a few:

Old School: Playing the original Diablo and facing "The Butcher" for the first time.

Starcraft: The mission where you have to hold out for 30 minutes against the Zerg before you're evacuated. At about 2-3 minutes left I see 100+ zerglings running at my base and was so overrun.

World of Warcraft (Pre-BC): Standing in Stormwind and hearing the yell "Kazzak is Supreme!" and watching shadowbolts kill the entire city.

System Shock 2, the first time I ran into a Rumbler.
Roller Coaster Tycoon, whenever a ride explodes

Resident Evil 4...

The end clip where a 17 year old Ashley offers a 28 year old Leon sexual favours for rescuing her and he rejects her...

pft...set sail for fail...as if you'd reject it when you've been killing zombies, building up testosterone and carrying this chick around for 2 days and nights and after its all over you are stranded in the middle of the ocean on a fucken jetski with her offering you jetski sex.

Yes...A very 'Oh...Shit' moment for me.

Mr.Dillinger:
Resident Evil 4...

The end clip where a 17 year old Ashley offers a 28 year old Leon sexual favours for rescuing her and he rejects her...

pft...set sail for fail...as if you'd reject it when you've been killing zombies, building up testosterone and carrying this chick around for 2 days and nights and after its all over you are stranded in the middle of the ocean on a fucken jetski with her offering you jetski sex.

Yes...A very 'Oh...Shit' moment for me.

Actually, according to the manual she's 20.

Relizing in RE4 that when in the room with the shotgun and the guy with the chainsaw and the bag on his head is climbing in the window and you can't push him out anymore. Beating GH3 on hard and seeing Dragonforce's immpossible song rolling down and not knowing you don't have to beat it. And yes, hearing that someone actually played Bug Island for the Wii is an "O, ****" moment.

Also in ANY GAME where you are playing on the hardest difficulty, progressed extremely far without any great ease mind you, youre adrenaline is pumping, you got past all the parts you were stuck on in the past, you come *this* close to where you need to get to (The end of the level, Checkpoint, Finishline...whatever).

...And your xbox freezes, or your power goes out. Without the progression being saved.

Oh...shit

My proof reader 'thebobmaster' got back to me very quickly with my errors. Here is the new and improved version:

Resident Evil 4...

The end clip where a 20 year old Ashley offers a 28 year old Leon sexual favours for rescuing her and he rejects her...

pft...set sail for fail...as if you'd reject it when you've been killing zombies, building up testosterone and carrying this chick around for 2 days and nights and after its all over you are stranded in the middle of the ocean on a fucken jetski with her offering you jetski sex.

Yes...A very 'Oh...Shit' moment for me.

When I was playing Burnout Paradise online and a flippin' car flew out of the damn sky and crushed the crap out of me. I was kinda pissed.

Also, even though its not in a game, the scene in I Am Legend where Will Smith drives by and the mannequin watches him go by. That's sorta creepy.

And hearing that some poor dumbass stooped as low as being willing to play Bug Island. That's why God created prostitutes!

I forgot some obvious ones:

Jordan, Through the Fire and Flames, and The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Guitar Hero's best oh sh*t moments

Playing "Blackened" by Metallica on drums. The "oh sh*t" came when I snapped my pedal trying to keep up with Lars Ulrich's double bass pedaling.

when your playing tactical ops online and you grab the sniper, searching the map you find yourself staring down the barrel of someone 10miles away on the other side of the map with a sniper twice the size of yours. oh shit

going classic on lara croft jumping from one ledge to another and realising it was just out of reach.

wrajjt:
Thief 3. The Shalebridge Cradle level. Widely regarded the scariest game level ever created. Just google "thief 3 + the cradle" and check the youtubes and read about people wanting cheats to skip this level because it "freaks them out" :D

Utterly brilliant that level. I remember times in the original Thief where I'd enter an abandoned building only to hear the clanking chains and whispering of an undead Hammerite priest and then find him standing right behind me. Freaked me out every time.

More of a "holy shit" moment for me was finding out the truth behind James Sutherland in Silent Hill2 when you play the tape in the hotel room. That game had me running the emotion gamut. I felt so sorry for him to begin with, then I wanted him dead, before finally I gained understanding and empathy for him and wanted him to move on.

When I was playing RE4 I went to the pond where you fight the giant sea slug, and fired a few shots in the water and he came up and ate me.

Anytime in the Marathon Trilogy when I encountered a Juggernaught. Those things don't screw around.

"Oh no, my tinfoil hats come loose. I've lost connection to the mother ship." Thats a deleted sound file from CoD4. It's the moment I knew I was in love with McMillan.

Here's mine:

1. The final boss in "Tai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger" and realizing how UNGODLY CHEAP that SOB is when he not only has an UNLIMITED supply of magic, ALL the different elemental attacks as you in an instant, can fly out of range, has one weak spot (uppercutting his CHIN) that you have to hit JUST right or his S-shaped stomach blocks the attack to be held in a ball in mid-air then slammed an tail-whipped in ONE MOVE and being able to use said magic to kill you in TWO MOVES FROM OFF-SCREEN! Previous levels could usually be beaten in a day, but this mofo took 3 WEEKS to beat only for a cheap "you avenged your father and he can rest in peace, let's go home" ending. I'm almost happy my best friend's cousin broke the CD.

2. The Hydra in God of War. Most games hold your hand with lame tutorials where it takes 20min. to fight an actual minion, but the Hydra just keeps coming at you until you're up in the crow's nest staring down the main head as its roaring and choir singing makes it feel like a GENUINE EPIC.

3. The first Big Daddy in Bioshock. The way it was hyped up made me think it'd be the ultimate bouncer until mid-game when not only can you follow them like they're tour guides, but with the right upgrades can beat them to death with the WRENCH and GAIN HEALTH in the process.

4. The last level of Parrappa the Rapper. A combination of button-mashing to the point of a cramping thumb and repeatedly almost falling backwards out of my chair while a friend is equally hysterical makes for a MOTHER of an adrenaline rush just to maintain the "COOL" rating to the end of the game... though I never could beat that damn Chicken level.

5. Using the "flying cars" cheat in San Andreas and watching them randomly bail out to their unseen doom for the first time. A built-in instinct to bail out of the car's been off the ground for too long not only leads to random hilarity, but ending up with one (if your lucky) partner by the time you land in the next city.

(Almost forgot) 6. "Immortal" glitches in San Andreas. A redneck technically getting hit by a tractor-trailer while sitting on his porch yet magically SLIDING up to almost his roof where he's also floating on top of the truck's hood, waving at me. An old lady fighting a farmer for a car while I have the reticle on her (unarmed) as the farmer not only kicks her out, but RUNS OVER HER and tries to drive off only for her to GET UP while the reticle still considers her dead (black= dead) and continue running up and down the street until the game freezes up and I have to restart. Also the LL Cool J-looking rapper getting shot, BURNED and punched yet not losing a bit of health as he's too busy staring at the street so I HAD to take a picture which he complimented me on. XD

For me it was in Operation Flashpoint on the PC (also known as Flashpoint 1985). My entire platoon had been wiped out, the island was being overrun by the Soviets, and I had to escape and evade to an extraction point which was miles away. It was really an awesome moment in terms of immersion... "How am I going to get off this island? Damn! The next town is crawling with troops, and there's a Mi-24 out there looking for me!"

A close second was in the opening minutes of Morrowind when Tarhiel fell out of the sky.

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