In an era filled with unlimited respawns and checkpoints scattered around, it really doesn’t make a huge difference if someone dies in a video game. There are usually very limited consequences so more often than not, it allows players to approach a more careless style of game play.
If you are like me and grew up playing arcade games, you usually understood that once you died and ran out of lives, you had to give up the game to the next person in line. Nowadays with millions of people owning their own consoles and computers to play on, they can afford to die repeatedly in the safety of their own home without the added pressure to stay alive in order to keep playing.
A lot of retro games also came to an end for players if they ran through all of their lives without finishing the game successfully. Caution and strategy are important in a lot of games, but even more so when you were not blessed with infinite chances.
However, there are still a few games around that take death seriously. Ranging from penalties to your adventure to the inability to play a character after death, the consequences of dying are not taken lightly in these games. Some deaths even contribute to buffs for the enemy, so dying over and over again can absolutely hinder your progress in a game.
Check out the video at the top of the page for eight games that really take death seriously. Any heavy hitters that were not mentioned in the video? Let us know in the comments section on YouTube.