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Journal FortKnox's Journal: Best PC Game Quotes 46

What are your favorite quotes from PC games (or ones that stick in your mind)??

Here's a few of mine:
In the game "Dungeon Keeper 2", if you played it late at night (or set your clock ahead), it would start making fun of you. Some of the quotes from the 'narrator' were:
Due to your late night digilence, you've uncovered a secret gaming tip... GO TO BED!
There is a large retangular object in the room next to you which is said to have restorative powers... why don't you use it?

Your dungeon is bit on an incline! Angry monsters can't play marbles!
Your dungeon is lumpy! Order your monsters to jump up and down!

The best part is that you are so tired, you think you just imagined the guy saying it. Really takes you off guard.

Can't forget Minsc:
Stand and deliver! So that my hamster may get a better look at you!
Full plate and packing steel!

Damn. I had a bunch in my head, but I'm drawing a blank. Anyone else got some?
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  • In DK1 I remember spelunking through the data files and hearing "Your minions have a craving for chocolate". But I could never figure out how to make it appear in the game. There was also some reference to tight jeans or something that's completely left me.
  • warcraft II (Score:3, Funny)

    by daoine ( 123140 ) <[moruadh1013] [at] []> on Tuesday February 25, 2003 @04:30PM (#5381405)
    I spent more time clicking on everything just to hear all the sound bits...They even had stuff in the *setup*

    Your sound card works perfectly.
    Your sound card works perfectly.
    Your sound card works perfectly.
    It doesn't get any better than this.


  • This wasn't really an intentional quote by the creators of Dune II, but since my machine only had one meg of RAM at the time (and the game so incorrectly stated it required 4), the introduction of the game was quite choppy.

    For those who haven't played Dune II, it was one of the first RTS's out. There was a neat introduction that had some audio of a woman speaking. I kept getting every fourth word or so: "Arakis.... planet ... controls the spice! ... "

    My poor computer just couldn't handle it. I was made fun of for years after people heard. I'm still recovering from the emotional damage.

  • michael [] has that "full plate and packing steel" quote in his profile.

    As far as funny quotes in games, the ones that stick out in my head are the planet and species descriptions in Elite on my old C64.

    "Riedquat is best known for its hoopy night life and its inhabitants' ingrained stillness"
  • "All your base are belong to us"

    It was an old sega game that's been called the worst Japanese to English translation ever.
  • "I am the king!" [in whiney voice]
    "Are you READY TO TRAIN?!? Good job! Good job! Sooo-rrryy!"

    And then the intro to Mechwarrior: Mercenaries:
    "Look at the bright side kid, you get to keep all the money!"
  • "No messages - I'm in demand."
  • by Keith Russell ( 4440 ) on Tuesday February 25, 2003 @05:21PM (#5381857) Journal

    1: Jedi Knight. The level designers were fond of high places (catwalks, cliffs, tall buildings) with no safety measures. Late in the game, you have to jump from a catwalk to a tractor-trailer sized cargo container that's slowly rotating in some anti-gravity field. When you pass the landing where you're expected to make the jump, Kyle says:

    Oh, great. One more place where I can fall to my death.

    2: Half-Life. In the intro, when you're getting instructions from two scientists outside the test chamber. Your cue to enter the room is when the bald scientist says, in an almost comically sinister voice:

    They're waiting for you, Gordon...
    in the chamber.

    3: Halo. Anything said by a Covenant grunt.

  • Dikatana?
    • ACK! Bad Xaoswolf! Bad, bad, bad. Man, I was so disappointed with Dikatana. They hyped and hyped and hyped and then... I installed it and began to play and... was so disappointed.
  • I can think of a few...

    Street Fighter (or MK, can't remember) - One of them says something like "That's ALL you get!", I think it's when he shoots a fireball.

    Warcraft 2- "Axe Thrower Here!" , "I'm Ready.. I'm Not Ready" (2 headed ogre)

    Starcraft - "Time to drop the hammer of indescriminate justice" (the tank guy)

    • One more I just thought of.. I think it was Duke Nukem which stole quotes from Army of Darkness (Bruce Campbel). I think "Gimme some sugar baby" and "Hail to the King baby" were in there.

      • My favourite Duke Nukem quote is "I'm gonna rip off your head and shit down your throat!". Especially when you kill the bad guy and he actually does it.

        There are loads of game quotes here [].

    • clicking on blizzard characters repeatedly always has some pretty funny stuff. righ now my favorite is a stupid pun. it's when the dryads in wc3 say, "i'm game."
  • Black & White (Score:3, Interesting)

    by slothdog ( 3329 ) <(slothdog) (at) (> on Tuesday February 25, 2003 @05:28PM (#5381917) Homepage
    Black & White [] had quite a few of these. When one of your villagers died while you were off doing something else, a whispery voice would say, 'Deathhhhhh....' During one span of late night gaming it actually whispered my first name in that same voice (my *real* name, I might add, which I never entered into the game). Freaked me out for a good while. Yes, it's been verified by other people that it actually does this.

    If you let the sit for a while, the good & evil consciences would pop up with some amusing banter as well. Been a while, though, so I don't actually remember any of it.

  • ...and the Dwarven Demolition Team: "D'ya like haggis?"

  • by leviramsey ( 248057 ) on Tuesday February 25, 2003 @06:19PM (#5382494) Journal

    by which I mean Shadow Warrior:

    "Do you want to wash Wang, or do you want to watch Wang wash Wang?"

  • The little ogre peasants in WCII cracked me up when they said "Quit touching me!". The humans also did that, IIRC, but it sounded funnier when it was an ogre.

    Sadly in WCIII the human ones just speak with that annoying limey accent and never say anything funny.

  • I think SimCity featured, "Fire Watch One reporting heavy traffic." That one still echoes through my head whenever I see a traffic copter.
  • This will peg me as a longtime Mac guy, but in M1 or M2 (I think M1), one of the Bobs said "Frog Blast the Vent Core!"

    It's in the lore on the Marathon pages here [].

  • Not as old as other games, perhaps, but still had one line which I will never forget.

    That's one doomed space marine

    • There's a load more movie/game references in Duke Nukem 3D, including Indiana Jones (Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and Luke Skywalker (Star Wars). Great game!
  • Do I get points for just mentioning the Monkey Island series?
  • Ho boy... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Tickenest ( 544722 ) on Wednesday February 26, 2003 @01:05AM (#5384629) Homepage Journal
    Let's see...I hope that this wasn't only for quotations that are actually spoken by the game and not just typed out.

    Final Fantasy II (IVj)--Tellah (to Edward): "You spoony bard!"

    Street Fighter--message after defeating a computer opponent (spoken): "What strength! But don't forget there are many guys like you all over the world!" (Note: I believe either Ryu or Ken incorporated this into one of his victory quotes in Capcom vs. SNK MF2000)

    Street Fighter II--Ryu victory quote: "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance." (Which I've usurped for my current sig.)

    Street Fighter II Champion Edition--Balrog (US) victory quote: "My fists have your blood of [sic] them." ([sic] meaning that the "of" is the actual quote and not an error on my part.)

    Poor word order from the Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System) manual: "ALL blocks are not breakable". They meant "not ALL blocks are breakable".

    I believe there is a line in the ending of River City Ransom that goes "The gangs went back to class and became honor students."

    And finally, from NES Pro Wrestling:

    A winner is you!

  • Chock full of one-liners. My favourites :
    • Security Guard at Reception Desk - 'I had some messages for you, but I lost them when the computer crashed just now.'
    • Military commander, over radio - 'We are pulling out and commencing air strikes! Forget Freeman!'
    • Soldiers, after capturing Freeman - 'So, what are we going to do with this Freeman guy?' 'Take him up topside for questioning.' 'Questioning? I say we kill him now!' 'Yeah, but what about the body?' 'What body?' *laughter*
    • Scientist & guard at Lambda Test Chamber - 'We believe that this entire world is controlled by a single, vast intelligence. You will know it when you meet it. I don't like to say this... but you must kill it, if you can' 'Yeah, otherwise there won't be a home for you to come back to!'
    • The Administrator, speaking to Freeman - 'Quite a job you did back there. We are impressed!'
  • This is old. In the original Tekken for the PC there was one really old character who kicked butt. Whenever he won:

    Never underestimate the power of the elderly.

    That cracked me up whenever I heard it.
  • "Look at you hacker."

    The game sounds in System Shock 2 were straight up spooky. My roommate and I each bought the game and a surrond sound system. Hooked everything and started play. Damn. We had to stop every so often and just listen.

    That was a kick ass game.
    • My all time favorite game.

      That's the only game that made me literally jump out of my seat in fear. It wasn't the graphics as much as the sound and atmosphere.

      So, in honor of the greatest game:
      You harmony is not ours!!
      Anything on the PDA, especially hearing the humans slowly change into beings of the many.
      When you finally get to the chicks office...

      I... am.... SHODAN!

      I'm gonna go play that game again tonight (man, is my wife gonna be pissed when she hears it load up!).
  • My favorite is from the original Team Fortress when you turn on birthday mode.. something to the extent of 'expect TF2 out second quarter 1998'
    (yes, thats the same TF2 thats still vaporware)
  • There was a single-player mod by Marcus Dromowicz called "Penumbra of Domination"...I ran into a room to find a shambler twiddling its thumbs in the corner. I did not last long. As I lay in the room, looking about for clues for the next time I went in there (a handy technique learned from team deathmatches), trying to ignore this shambler pacing over my corpse, a voice echoed in the room,
    Don't play with your food, Otis.
    I jumped. Surreal. Penumbra of Domination was filled with surprising sound effects, but that was the best quote. I guess it's all in the timing.
  • OK, so I'm playing Warcraft III. I said in another post how WCII was better, but it's really not true.

    When you're playing the Orc campaign, make sure you train a troll witch doctor (not sure if that's the name of the unit, but it's the other type of "priest" you can train) and poke it repeatedly.

    You'll be chuckling when you get to the 4th or 5th comeback, but the final one is absolutely hilarious, and quite the easter egg. I won't spoil it though.

Too much of everything is just enough. -- Bob Wier