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10 games that take themselves so seriously, they become hilarious

There is much to love when one sits back and indulges in another epic adventure in their favorite video games. One can experience an entirely new worl...

Linda Carroll Sept 13, 2023
10 games that take themselves so seriously, they become hilarious

There is much to love when one sits back and indulges in another epic adventure in their favorite video games. One can experience an entirely new world, form connections with exciting characters akin to a sort of family, and engage in battles unlike any seen before.

Of course, it sometimes happens that while enjoying all of that, a game goes a bit too far and becomes absolutely hilarious in a certain sense. It's not difficult for most games to cross a boundary and enter a realm of bizarre choices and utterly ridiculous actions for the characters, and you likely have a few games in mind that have fallen into this trap.

10 The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

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While it may be one of the most acclaimed games of all time, Ocarina of Time can sometimes take itself a bit too seriously. The entire adventure can feel a tad exaggerated, considering Link's time-traveling journey.

That may not sound like a big deal at first, but the only thing that changes is his physical appearance. Realistically speaking, Link is actually a nine-year-old child in a 17-year-old body the entire time. Playing the game with this fact in mind makes the entire experience much more amusing. However, why Link doesn't encounter any issues in the Shadow Temple remains a mystery to me.

9 Resident Evil Code: Veronica

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If I'm honest, there are probably several different Resident Evil games that could fit into this category. The classic survival horror genre has tried to keep zombies interesting, and sometimes that involves some crazy things.

Claire and Chris are great in this game (for the most part) - it's really Wesker, the Ashfords, and Steve that make it ridiculous. Steve, shouting about his father, nearly kissing a sleeping Claire, and essentially all the craziness surrounding the villains, turn this game into a beautifully exaggerated mess.

8 Sonic Adventure 2

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When your game features a few speedy hedgehogs who eventually become Super Saiyans, it's safe to say that things have gotten a bit ridiculous. The entire Sonic Adventure 2 takes itself so seriously and is so proud of it that the experience becomes simply hilarious.

That could be the reason why the game is so popular, even if "Escape From The City" alone is enough for that. Sometimes you're running around, sometimes you're piloting mechs, and sometimes you're searching for emeralds, but whenever a cutscene starts, you know things are going to get wild.

7 Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night

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The ridiculous nature of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night becomes quite apparent rather quickly, practically right after you first encounter Dracula. The way Richter and Dracula deliver their dialogues lets you know exactly what you're getting into with this classic Metroidvania, and it's absolutely fantastic.

Right after that, Alucard is stripped of all his equipment by the literal embodiment of death, as if being bullied on the schoolyard. Sure, pure great action follows immediately afterward, but the absurdity practically returns every time a character speaks.

6 Dark Souls

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It's hard not to occasionally chuckle when playing Dark Souls because if you don't, your TV and controller might not survive the experience. There's just something so funny about epic boss music kicking in, only to end for the eighth time after five seconds, as you're once again harassed by a Dark Souls boss.

The background story can be interesting and dark in itself, but the average player going through the game will certainly have to chuckle a bit when they find themselves fighting against a spell-casting butterfly and something called "Ceaseless Discharge."

5 Devil May Cry

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The action in this game and throughout the entire Devil May Cry series may be a lot of fun, but there's something that perfectly ties all these games together: their stories. The original Devil May Cry is loved by everyone who has played it, but it's pure, silly absurdity.

The game desperately wants Dante to be the coolest guy in every room, but it's hard not to see him as one of the biggest goofballs ever. That's not a negative thing either, because Dante is fantastic - he just can be a bit over the top at times, especially when he talks about filling dark souls with light.

4 Sonic Forces

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I'm not exactly sure why, but there's just something so funny about a dark Sonic story. Sonic Forces is supposed to be an exciting scenario that allows you to create your own unique character, but instead, the whole thing just comes off as ridiculous.

Doctor Eggman and his glorious mustache finally manage to defeat the blue whirlwind, and the world is in a gloomy state. Sonic may be gone, but... oh, he returns, and then there's another version of him – the entire plot is just so silly and unnecessarily in the best way possible.

3 The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

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This could be one of the most criticized aspects of Tears of the Kingdom and is directly related to the story. Due to the limitations that come with providing nearly unlimited choices for the player, some aspects of the story in this game were implemented quite poorly.

What I'm referring to is the cutscene at the end of each temple. It's incredibly funny to hear practically the same monologue from every character, and considering that you've likely played a solid 40 hours before attempting to save the day, it only gets funnier.

2 Persona 3

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In Persona 3, there's practically no middle ground - either you think this game is a masterpiece that gets everything right, or you find it hilariously exaggerated and contrived. The story of this game gets intense, but everything related to the Evokers is probably so contrived that it makes you both shudder and chuckle at the same time.

Then there's practically everything revolving around the "Dark Hour" and the "Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad," and it simply becomes something overly serious. The game certainly has many fantastic human moments, but it's also cheesy, and that's completely fine.

1 Mortal Kombat 11

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Although the theme of Mortal Kombat is serious, Mortal Kombat 11 and actually the rest of the series are completely ridiculous. This game does everything in its power to take its time-travel storyline seriously, with mixed results.

When you know that the whole thing obviously just leads to another universe reset, the game simply becomes a fun mess. Nothing in the story matters, so you can root for the worst characters. Not to mention all the brutal mutilations and broken bones that occur in fights and are immediately ignored in cutscenes.