Although with less time in the sunlight than music and movies, video games have nevertheless been an iconic staple in our entertainment consumption for many years. Like any great form of entertainment, bored but creative people are really capable of manipulating the English language and throwing in a few references to make something interesting - puns. With that, here are the top 10 video game puns, ranging from the absolutely brilliant, to the down-right lame. Whether it’s in-game, or about the game, or anything else in between, we’ve got you covered.
The following handpicked puns are just some of the most brilliant puns the wonderful netizens came up with in regards to our favourite medium of entertainment. RPG’s fighting games, FPS’s, no stone is left untouched here.
-Since Skyrim, I've had a Fallout with Bethesda games.
-Fighting games seem to unleash a “Killer Instinct” in me.
-Well. I guess that joke has been “Left for dead”
-After that joke, I'm not sure if I'd rather be “Dead or Alive”
As far as puns that are found in-game, it would be an absolute crime if Animal Crossing was not brought up. Here are some notable puns from the evergreen Nintendo title.
-I caught a koi, can’t play koi with me"
-"I got some seaweed, I just couldn’t kelp myself!"
-“Canoe” believe it? “Buoy” that was a close one!"
For the DoTA 2 enthusiasts, here are some more puns that will have you laughing or cringing depending on your sense of humour.
-Why does Slardar hate Rubick? Because he stole his crush.
-Why does Riki need a maid? Because he can't handle dust.
-How does Morphling greet someone? He waves.
There you have it, 10 puns to surely tickle your fancy. Needless to say, there are plenty of other titles that play with puns incredibly well such as the Phoenix Wright series, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle, and the Golden Sun series. If you’re so inclined, by all means, have pun exploring these titles and more!