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Top 10 PC and Console Games Where Death Matters

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  •  Many games forgive players for fatal mistakes, allowing the journey to continue from the checkpoint with all the items obtained. Many, but not all. Here are the top 10 video games where death really means something.

10. SoulsBorn series (2009-2020)


Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
Genres: Action/RPG, Open world

  •  When it comes to video games that don't feel like dying, the first thing that comes to mind is the Souls series, which includes Demon Souls, Bloodborne, Dark Souls and its sequels.

  •  Every time you die in the game, you lose currency, which gives you the ability to upgrade abilities, weapons, and the like. You might be thinking, "No problem, I'll just go back to where I was before I died." Well, it's true, but not only the character is reborn, but also the monsters. And they're just as bad as the first time.

9. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)


Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Android, PlayStation 3, IOS, Linux, MacOS
Genre: Turn-Based Tactics, pc-strategy game, Tactical RPG

  •  This is a turn-based strategy game where the player is given the opportunity to command a group of soldiers. Of course, as with any strategy game, you can upgrade your heroes' abilities and weapons, or recruit new soldiers of different classes and abilities to turn the tide of battle in your favor.

  •  With this, you can also lose a soldier in combat. While it may not be that big of a deal if a soldier who just joined the team died, imagine if it was a soldier who was with you from the very beginning. The latter is even worse, as the battle continues and you lose a character that could have ensured victory. Not to mention the emotional connection you had with him.

8 Rogue Legacy (2013)


Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Linux, MacOS
Genre: platformer, roguelike

  •  In this XNUMXD roguelike, death is a game mechanic like brandishing a sword or jumping up and down. The game is quite simple, you have to explore a randomly generated dungeon to defeat a total of five bosses. Each time the player dies, their child becomes their successor and continues the quest.

  •  Each child is different from the previous one, for example, they can change class and even sexual orientation. But, nevertheless, Rogue Legacy does not treat death as something bad, but, on the contrary, accepts it with open arms.

7 State of Decay (2013)


Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: survival horror

  •  In video games, there is usually a strong emotional connection between the player and the character they are playing. So playing State of Decay with a zombie focus can be quite a traumatic experience.

  •  According to the concept of this game, when a character meets his doom, he does not return to the last save point. He's gone forever. There is no way to "bring back" a dead character without using cheats/mods or tampering with save files.

  •  You can go and get the supplies of the deceased character from the place where he died, and you can also find your hero in the form of a zombie. It's embarrassing, right?

6 Massive Chalice (2015)


Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Linux, MacOS
Genre: Tactical RPG

  •  In this project, the player not only fights enemies in turn-based combat, but also fights against time, or rather, aging. No matter how well the player plays, all of their characters will eventually die due to age. This leads to the need to periodically change characters to younger ones.

  •  The aging process has made Massive Chalice a popular and interesting game, as this mechanic has added zest to a genre that is hard to surprise seasoned gamers.

5. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor/Shadow of War (2017)


Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action/RPG

  •  The two-part Monolith Productions project uses a feature known as the "Nemesis System" or "Sauron's Army". When the character's inevitable moment of death arrives, the orc that dealt the killing blow has a chance to be promoted. He also gains abilities that make him harder to kill, so recklessly going back to killing the same orc will probably not do any good.

  •  However, some players, according to the developers, took pleasure in letting certain orcs level up, and then hunted them again and again, lowering the enemy level down to the first.

4.DayZ (2018)


Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Genre: survival horror

  •  If you're a fan of zombies and survival games, you've probably heard of DayZ. This multiplayer game is quite tedious as it requires the player to collect anything and everything along the way, including food, weapons, and other supplies. Any path in DayZ is full of dangers, and not only zombies and other players can kill you, but also diseases accompanied by dehydration.

  •  And what could be more annoying than dying just at the moment when something interesting was found? The fact is that DayZ starts your game life from scratch every time you die, which means that all items in your inventory are reset to zero.

3.Death Stranding (2019)


Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Genre: action-adventure

  •  We all know we're going to die one day, but Death Stranding has a different take on what happens after death. Instead of a screen that suggests a sequel or a direct statement that you're dead, Death Stranding will place Sam's soul in some kind of purgatory. This state will allow you to explore the area in the first person, no longer afraid of mere mortals. In this case, you have the opportunity to return to the human world at any time.

2. Hades (2020)


Platforms: Windows, Nintendo Switch, macOS
Genre: Roguelike, Action/RPG

  •  In this game, Death seems to be telling the hero: come back, look around and try again! When Zagreus, the son of Hades, dies, he is welcomed to his father's estate with open arms.

  •  The character will have to make his way from the very beginning, but he can spend the treasures collected during the previous journey on upgrades, unlocking new weapons and other useful things.

1. Sifu (2022)


Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Genre: action, beat 'em up

  •  This game differs from the French Sloclap in a very interesting character death mechanic. When a hero is reborn in the same place where he died, he ages for a year or several years at once. So if you lose a lot, the hero will reach a peak age of 70 and won't be able to respawn anymore. Game over, old man!