The Fake Game Over Screen wiki last edited by Chaser324 on 07/10/16 12:09PM View full history

Occasionally, developers will choose to poke fun at the established conventions of game design, such as the classic example of the Game Over screen. Normally a source of stress or frustration, a fake game over screen serves to trick the player for just a moment, to remind them that it is in fact just a game, and that normal rules may not apply. This can be a cathartic experience during a contextually appropriate time, and shows that a game does not take itself too seriously. A famous early example is the "Fission Mailed" screen in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

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