100 Best Video Gaming Quotes of all time – 2020 Edition

Do you know what unites us 2.2 billion gamers from different nations? It’s not the internet, nor films but the gaming quotes! Believe us or not but some words in games can be surprisingly significant and might guide you a point or two about life. That’s why we have decided to gather such best video gaming quotes and blend it into a single list!

In this blog, Techanator will be sharing 100 best inspirational, wise, and humorous old gamer sayings, video gaming quotes, & proverbs that we have collected from diverse sources over the years. Let’s put a spotlight on the best gaming quotes of all time:

“What is better? To be born good or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?” Paarthurnax, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

“The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.” G-Man, Half-Life 2

“Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls, and asks the ghosts if honor matters. The silence is your answer.” Javik, Mass Effect 3

“Bring me a bucket, and I’ll show you a bucket!” Psycho, Borderlands 2

“Wanting something does not give you the right to have it.” Ezio Auditore, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

This is one of the best gaming quotes that we have accumulated from the finale (a fight between Ezio & Cesare) of the nostalgic game, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

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“Even in dark times, we cannot relinquish the things that make us human.” Khan, Metro 2033

“I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel!” Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 2

“It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum…and I’m all outta gum.” Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem

“What is a man? A Miserable little pile of secrets!” Dracula, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

“They were all dead. The final gunshot was an exclamation mark to everything that had led to this point. I released my finger from the trigger. And then it was over.” Max, Max Payne 1

“We’re not tools of the government or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing I was good at, but at least I always fought for what I believed in.”  Grey Fox, Metal Gear Solid

“We all make choices in life, but in the end our choices make us.” Andrew Ryan, Bioshock

“Get over here!” Scorpion, Mortal Kombat

“The healthy human mind doesn’t wake up in the morning thinking this is its last day on Earth. But I think that’s a luxury, not a curse. To know you’re close to the end is a kind of freedom. Good time to take… inventory.” Captain Price, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

“It’s a funny thing, ambition. It can take one to sublime heights or harrowing depths. And sometimes they are one and the same.” Emily Kaldwin, Dishonored

“A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him.” Halo

No matter how many games come and go. But Halo will always linger as the most iconic, epic & beautiful narratives of all time. The above video gaming quote is the perfect example of that!

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“Some trees flourish, others die. Some cattle grow strong, others are taken by wolves. Some men are born rich enough and dumb enough to enjoy their lives. Ain’t nothing fair.” John Marston, Red Dead Redemption

“You can’t break a man the way you break a dog, or a horse. The harder you beat a man, the taller he stands.” The Jackal, Far Cry 2

“It’s easy to forget what a sin is in the middle of a battlefield.” Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid

“If our lives are already written, it would take a courageous man to change the script.” Alan Wake, Alan Wake

“Life is cruel. Of this, I have no doubt. One can only hope that one leaves behind a lasting legacy. But so often, the legacies we leave behind…are not the ones we intended.” Queen Myrrah, Gears of War 2

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“It’s a-me, Mario!” Ezio’s Uncle, Assassin’s Creed II

“FINISH HIM!” Shao Khan, Mortal Kombat

“The world fears the inevitable plummet into the abyss. Watch for that moment and when it comes, do not hesitate to leap. It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly.” Flemeth, Dragon Age: Origins

“It’s dangerous to go alone, take this!” Unnamed old man, The Legend of Zelda

“I raised you, and loved you, I’ve given you weapons, taught you techniques, endowed you with knowledge. There’s nothing more for me to give you. All that’s left for you to take in my life.” The Boss, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

The Metal Gear series carries a lot of nostalgic moments and the above gaming quote is one of the best examples of them. This epic dialogue has been gathered from the final fight between solid snake and boss. To be honest, this whole series is a treasure offered by Konami!

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“Endure and survive.” Ellie, The Last of Us

“Praise the sun!” – Dark Souls Franchise

“Do you like hurting other people?” Jack, Hotline Miami

“I’ve struggled a long time with survivin’, but no matter what you have to find something to fight for.” Joel, The Last of Us

“Tell me Bats. What are you scared of? Failing to save this cesspool of a city? Not finding the Commissioner in time? Me, in a thong?” Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum 

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“War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other.” Niko Bellic, Grand Theft Auto IV

“I used to be an adventurer like you until I took an arrow to the knee.” Town Guard, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

“Do a barrel roll!” Star Fox 64

 “So, I guess I’d become what they wanted me to be, a killer. Some rent-a-clown with a gun who puts holes in other bad guys. Well, that’s what they had paid for, so in the end, that’s what they got. Say what you want about Americans, but we understand capitalism. You buy yourself a product and you get what you pay for, and these chumps had paid for some angry gringo without the sensibilities to know right from wrong. Here I was about to execute this poor bastard like some dime store angel of death, and I realized they were correct, I wouldn’t know right from wrong if one of them was helping the poor and the other was banging my sister…” Max Payne, Max Payne 3

“Hope is what makes us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.” Pandora, God of War 3

We couldn’t resist ourselves from adding this epic gaming quote into our list. It all happens when Kratos finds Pandora and sets her free from a little realm. If you still have this nostalgic title, we want you to go and witness the wistfulness all by yourself!

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“A man chooses; a slave obeys.” Andrew Ryan, Bioshock

“Grass grows, birds fly, the sun shines, and brother, I hurt people.” The Scout, Team Fortress 2

“Why walk when you can ride?” Selvil Sarlarth, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

“Don’t make a girl a promise if you know you can’t keep it.” Cortana, Halo 3

“My past is not a memory. It’s a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution. What’s past is prologue.” Samus Aran, Metroid: The Other M

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“Dreams have a nasty habit of going bad when you’re not looking.” James McCaffery, Max Payne

“Our world, with its rules of causality, has trained us to be miserly with forgiveness. By forgiving too readily, we can be badly hurt. But if we’ve learned from a mistake and become better for it, shouldn’t we be rewarded for the learning, rather than punished for the mistake?” Braid

“All men dream – but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity… But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.” T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Uncharted 3

“You can’t hide from the Grim Reaper. Especially when he’s got a gun.” Manuel Calavera, Grim Fandango

“Thank you, Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!” Toad, Super Mario

The most bothersome(not) gaming quote that sometimes made us feel to smash our NES console. Who would’ve thought that after defeating the Bowser, you have to read this dialogue? Apart from this annoying quote, Super Mario was something close to our hearts.

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“Reliance upon others is a weakness for the strong but strength for the weak. Wisdom and balance lie in knowing your nature over time.” Chronicle of the metal age, Thief II

“I like shorts! They’re comfy and easy to wear!” Youngster Regis, Pokémon

“We are all our own worst enemy. But also, our best teacher.” Gouken, Super Street Fighter IV 

“What is a man but the sum of his memories? We are the stories we live, the tales we tell ourselves.” Subject 16, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

“No matter how dark the night, the morning always comes.” Lulu, Final Fantasy X

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“The only thing that can defeat power, is more power.” Albert Wesker, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

“A famous explorer once said that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are.” Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

“What is bravery, without a dash of recklessness?” Dark Souls

“Someday you’re bound to lose everything. Everybody around you will be gone.” Squall, Final Fantasy VIII

“Good! Now we can fight as warriors. Hand-to-hand, it is the basis of all combat. Only a fool trusts his life to a weapon.” Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid

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“You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

“The truth, Walker, is that you’re here because you wanted to feel like something you’re not: A hero.” Spec Ops: The Line

Batman: “You want to know something funny? Even after everything you’ve done, I would have saved you.”

The Joker: [laughs, coughs] “that is pretty funny.” Batman: Arkham City

“Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. Their silence is your answer.” Mass Effect 3

“Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?” Far Cry 3 

“Force answers force, war breeds war, and death only brings death. To break this vicious circle, one must do more than just act without any thought or doubt.” Khan, Metro 2033

One of the best gaming quotes that Techanator has aggregated from another epic game known as Metro 2033. Khan said these lines before fleeing the attacks of the enemies.

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“I got caught up in the money, the power…I don’t give a s**t, oh f**k man…I had no choice, I had to do it…I only see the opportunity. But when I’m gone, everyone’s gonna remember my name: Big Smoke!” Big Smoke, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

“Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other.” The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

“A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him” Halo


“It ain’t no secret I didn’t get these scars falling over in church.” Red Dead Redemption

“What is better – to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?” The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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“Love is just a chemical. We give it meaning by choice.” Bioshock 2

“War has changed” Metal Gear Solid IV

“If our lives are already written, it would take a courageous man to change the script.” Alan Wake

“There are two ways of arguing with a woman, and neither one works” Red Dead Redemption

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“Had to be me… Someone else might have got it wrong.” Mass Effect 3

“Waka Waka Waka” Pacman 

“Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow. Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands” Final Fantasy X

“I don’t need a weapon; my friends are my power!” Kingdom Hearts


This epic gaming quote from Borderlands 2 has made Mr. Torgue one of the favorite characters for gamers worldwide.

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“The cake is a lie” Portal

“You require more vespene gas” and “Not Enough Minerals” StarCraft

“Frostmourne hungers” WarCraft III

“You Have Died” Dark Souls

“Good men mean well. We just don’t always end up doing well.” Isaac Clarke, Dead Space 3

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“War. War never changes.” Narrator, Fallout 3

“AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHRHGHHHGH thump” Tarhiel, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

“The best solution to a problem is usually the easiest one. And I’ll be honest – killing you is hard. You know what my days used to be like? I just tested. Nobody murdered me, or put me in a potato, or fed me to birds. I had a pretty good life. And then you showed up. You dangerous, mute lunatic. So you know what? You win. Just go. [chuckles] It’s been fun. Don’t come back.” GLaDOS, Portal 2

“Often when we guess at others’ motives, we reveal only our own.” Mara Sov, Destiny

“You are here, and it’s beautiful, and escaping isn’t always something bad.” Delilah, Firewatch

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“You can’t undo what you’ve already done, but you can face up to it.” Frank Coleridge, Silent Hill: Downpour

“I miss the internet” Graffiti, Left 4 Dead

“Life is all about resolve. Outcome is secondary.” Waka, Okami

“Stay awhile, and listen!” Deckard Cain, Diablo II

“I WILL KILL YOUR DICKS!” Trishka Novak, Bulletstorm

One of the most badass gaming quotes said by the most badass lady Trishka Novak. Believe us or not, she stole the whole spotlight of the game Bulletstorm back in 2011.

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“My brothers and sisters… I will see you again. Someday. You’ve given them back to me.” Lord Saladin Forge, Destiny

“…” *cocks shotgun* Doomguy, DOOM

“Wake me when you need me.” John-117, Halo 3

“Every puzzle has an answer.” Professor Layton, Professor Layton and the Curious Village

“It’s super effective!” Pokemon series

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“The Kid just rages for a while.” Narrator, Bastion

“Space. Space. I’m in space. SPAAAAAAACE!” Space Core, Portal 2

“I’m rackin’ my brain trying to think of a name for that diamond pony I bought. I was gonna call it “piss-for-brains” in honor of you, but that just feels immature. Maybe…”Butt Stallion”?” Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2

“The ending isn’t any more important than any of the moments leading to it.” Dr Rosalene, To The Moon

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Above are the 100 best gaming quotes of all time! Even if a few quotes failed to motivate you positively, it will inspire you hilariously for sure. Techanator will be back with more gaming blogs!

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