Top 5 funny game voice-overs

By Dom Sacco | February 5th, 2009

Top 5 funny video game voiceovers

Want to hear some of the worst voice acting in gaming history? Ladies and Gentlemen: look no further.

I reveal the funniest in-game voiceovers including Shenmue’s very own Ryo Hazuki, complete with monotone voice – and everyone’s favourite Jill sandwich…

“I’ve been waiting for you… frrriends…”

I stumbled across this video on Youtube earlier and thought I’d share it with the world.

Here are five of the worst, humorous and downright weird pieces of voice acting video games have to offer.

Some of the games in question bring back particularly fond memories from my gaming youth – especially a couple of Dreamcast titles (one now famed for its notorious voice acting).

At the time I didn’t notice their cringeworthy nature – I was probably too busy enjoying the gameplay and superb 3D graphics for their time.

It’s only after looking back on them I realise how bad (and funny) they really are.

Shenmue was one game in particular which featured predominantly awful voice acting – check out number 4 for one laughable scene in particular. I highly recommend viewing number 1 too.

I won’t give away any other surprises. Watch the video for yourself and enjoy.

Watched them all? For more laughs check out the top five game over screens.

What’s the worst voice acting you’ve heard in a game?

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15 comments ↓

#1 Verity on 02.06.09 at 12:08 am

Hahahaha, Shenmue is awful! And Resident Evil… “ouch”! That brings the lolz.

I remember some of the PC point and clicks I used to play back in the day being pretty rubbish…

#2 Dom Sacco on 02.06.09 at 9:11 am

Brings the lolz? Point and clicks? Verity when did you get so cool!

#3 Verity on 02.06.09 at 12:12 pm

Hahaha, I hide it pretty well eh? ;)

#4 Dom Sacco on 02.06.09 at 1:04 pm

Very well! But the cats out of the bag now..!

#5 Scott Constantine on 02.22.09 at 7:45 pm

Featured you over at The Three Rs Dom (http://www.reviewsrantsrandomness.com/2009/02/top-5-funny-game-voice-overs.html). This isn’t your best post, but its still bloody good. I’d just like to say, keep up the good work with this blog. Its coming on really well. :)

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[...] that his other attacks will be funny voice acting and making rivals look after his cat are still [...]

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[...] in between looking for more sailors, Ryo can knock seven bells out of multiple enemies with anything you can get your hands on: a [...]

#9 Top 14 girls in games | Leet Games Blog | Features on 02.14.10 at 2:53 pm

[...] Bad videogame voiceover jokes aside, the reason Jill is so high up in this list is because she just isn’t afraid of things. Or if she is, her professionalism as a special agent is so strong it blocks out any sign of fear. Plus she’s the “master of unlocking.” Oh, we couldn’t resist. 5. Chun-Li Street Fighter [...]

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#12 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light: hands-on | Leet Games Blog | Gameplay footage on 08.19.10 at 8:47 pm

[...] shots. Oh and the intro has been made on a budget, with a set of animated image stills and a voiceover used to set the scene. It’s also 2GB in size so make sure you have enough space on your hard [...]

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[...] The very first title saw special operatives Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine being chased into a mansion, only to discover it was full of zombies, zombie dogs, zombie snakes and… you get the picture. With limited health, sparse ammo and a tiny number of inventory slots, Resi pushed your survival instincts to the limit. And let’s not forget those funny voice-overs. [...]

#14 Emma on 04.17.11 at 10:12 pm

:O A TATTOO ON HIS ARM?! XD

#15 niks on 05.19.14 at 2:58 pm

Very funny voice acting :D

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