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Video Games by "Plot"

Can you guess these video games, based on a description of their "plot".
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Last updated: January 4, 2020
First submittedNovember 29, 2014
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Description
Video Game
A plumber stomps mushrooms and turtles to save a princess in another castle
Super Mario Bros
Plumber must dodge barrels to rescue his girlfriend from a giant ape
Donkey Kong
Woman uses teleportation gun to solve puzzles and perhaps win cake
Portal
Fighters compete in a deadly martial arts tournament where the fate of Earth is at stake
Mortal Kombat
Swordfighter must recover parts of the Triforce from various dungeons
The Legend of Zelda
Create your own kingdom in a world made of cubes
Minecraft
Take revenge against swine by throwing yourself against their shoddily-built structures
Angry Birds
Zerglings rush and quickly overwhelm their Terran and Protoss counterparts
StarCraft
Supersoldier must shoot down alien religious zealots who want to wipe out humanity
Halo
Lowlife thug climbs the ranks of organized crime in Liberty City - with the option
to terrorize innocent civilians
Grand Theft Auto
Explore a quintillion planets that all look the same until you reach the center of the
galaxy or, more likely, get bored
No Man's Sky
Space marine must kill demons after a teleportation experiment opens a gateway to hell
Doom
Spy wanders around for ages looking for someone to shoot with his golden gun
GoldenEye 007
Buxom archaeologist uses firearms and puzzle-solving skills to unravel ancient mysteries
Tomb Raider
Racers must dodge turtle shells and banana peels to win a racing competition
Mario Kart
Act 1: They meet. Act 2: The Chase. Act 3: Junior.
Ms. Pac Man
To save the world, a hero must shout like a dragon
The Elder Scrolls V:
Skyrim
A thief is on the run, and the player must track her down using geography knowledge
Where in the World is
Carmen Sandiego?
Pioneers must avoid dysentery while taking their wagon to the West Coast
Oregon Trail
100 players airdrop into an area and battle until only one remains, with silly dances
Fortnite
Players spend real money to build a fake farm
Farmville
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level 58
Jan 21, 2015
I don't think Farmville has any place on this list. And did you really need 3 Mario games? You've got so many games to choose from, and there are 3 (arguably 4) games with the same character. Fallout, Saints Row, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, just to name a few.
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level 25
Jan 21, 2015
Technical 4 Mario games. However, I think Mario is one of the biggest icons out there. However, I do have to argue about Dr.Mario.
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level 18
Jan 12, 2016
azulare: if you want to get REALLY technical, Mario/Jumpman was a carpenter in Donkey Kong
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2019
Removed Dr. Mario and added Fortnite.
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level 75
Jan 21, 2015
I loved the quiz. However, I would argue that the Supersoldier-clue also fits Mass Effect...
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level 77
Jan 21, 2015
I believe in Donkey Kong, Mario Mario's profession was actually carpenter.
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level 77
Apr 8, 2017
was going to make this comment again. Checked to see if anyone else had said it. And... saw that I had.
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level 77
Nov 7, 2018
A year and a half later... and I came here again ready to make the same comment; saw that I'd done this twice before. Starting to get weird.
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level 73
Dec 8, 2019
What about this time around?
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level 77
Jan 4, 2020
this time I had the same impulse when I saw the incorrect clue, but I at least had some recollection that it had happened before.
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level 51
Jan 21, 2015
More like just overviews of the game, rather than a plot description.
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level ∞
Jan 22, 2015
That's why "plot" is in quotes.
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level 65
Jan 6, 2020
I think "premise" is the word you were looking for.
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level 66
Jan 21, 2015
Why dont you accept Mario Bros instead of Super Mario Bros??
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level ∞
Jan 22, 2015
Mario Bros will work now.
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level 56
Jan 21, 2015
Was it just me or could the Mortal Kombat one been literally any fighting game. I mean I got it, but after typing in like tekken, dead or alive, street fighter... I mean a ton of games could fit the description I think
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level 61
Jan 22, 2015
Yes, but it clearly says "deadly" tournament, not simply a nonlethal one. And the fate of the Earth is at stake, which isn't the case in your other suggested games that could fit.
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level 51
Jan 23, 2015
Actually in street fighter each character had their own agenda.
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level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
And in Street Fighter the fights end in knockouts not in fatalities.
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level 66
Apr 3, 2018
It fits Soulcalibur.
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level 37
Jan 22, 2015
Some descriptions made me laugh. Nice quiz!
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level 61
Oct 7, 2015
Nice quiz. Plug for my new Final Fantasy quiz: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/121975/final-fantasy-series-quiz
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level 51
Apr 5, 2016
Good quiz, but I'm surprised how little people knew pacman
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level 67
Jan 8, 2020
The clue isn't great for that one, but I also don't know how else you describe the "plot" of pacman
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level 82
Jun 30, 2016
Internet is funny. I never ever played that last game, but the words "game" and "dysentry" immediately evoke the right answer.
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level 79
May 20, 2018
Same. I didn't even read the rest of the clue.
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level 78
Aug 23, 2016
Strange...I got 18/20, but never heard of Portal...which 86% got
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level 54
Apr 10, 2017
Put down whatever kind of sandwich you've been busy eating for the last decade and play Portal.
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level 74
Dec 27, 2016
dysentery is misspelled
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level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
Fixed
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level 72
Dec 28, 2016
Don't mince words; what do you REALLY think of No Man's Sky? ;-)
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2019
I never played it. I just know that people were super disappointed.
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level 27
Jan 7, 2020
its actually prettyt good now ngl
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level 82
Dec 31, 2016
It's old apparently .. but everybody should google "zerg rush" at some point.
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level 42
Jan 5, 2020
Still old, but thank you for this.
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level 64
Apr 8, 2017
Ah, dammit, I tried Lara Croft for Tomb Raider.
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level 64
Apr 8, 2017
This was fun AND educational! Who knew Mortal Kombat had a plot?
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level 67
Jan 8, 2020
anyone who has seen the movie
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level 61
Apr 8, 2017
Or, you know, you know, you could have solely used games that have actual plots, thereby eliminating the need for quotations around the word plot. Not everything quiz on video games needs Mario in it.
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level 16
Apr 8, 2017
I got Starcraft. That's it.
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level 51
Apr 9, 2017
I reject the fact that you included FarmVille and yet neglected Super Metroid.
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level 35
Apr 22, 2017
Love the clue for No Man's Sky
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level 13
Apr 28, 2017
Have no idea what game that is. That's a good thing to.
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level 67
Jun 15, 2018
Which game?
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level 26
Oct 5, 2017
Farmville plot hilarious!
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level 63
Jun 15, 2018
Too MarioCentric!
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level 63
Jun 15, 2018
Tetris! that was a good plot! good things dissapear but mistakes are forever. amd you have only one 1up
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level 36
Dec 14, 2018
Elite Dangerous also fits the description for No Man's Sky...
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level 64
Dec 18, 2018
Havent heard about atleast 6 of them. I expected space invaders, (btw where is pong and frogger ;) ) myst, dukenukem, I even thought of montezuma's revenge (I think the archeologist+puzzle triggered that, dont ask me where it came form, I must ve played it at 8years old. Just had to check if it was actually a game name, saw the pic and I vaguely remember it now). I guess because the first few I got were mario, donkeykong and mortal kombat, I thought most would be from that era.
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level 72
Dec 2, 2019
There are multiple battleroyale games. According to the hint "100 players airdrop into an area and battle until only one remains." Player Unknowns Battlegrounds (PUBG) should also be a correct answer for instance.
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level 62
Dec 2, 2019
Love the addition "with the option to terrorize innocent civilians". So true.
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level 76
Dec 3, 2019
The Fortnite clue also applies to Player Unknown's Battle Grounds (which was also very popular and predated Fortnite) and Apex Legends. Something more specific (something about dancing?) could improve the clue.
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level ∞
Dec 3, 2019
Edited. Thanks for the suggestion.
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level 65
Dec 3, 2019
Hay Day also works for Farmville. That's what got me, maybe put a correction?
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level 67
Jan 4, 2020
This quiz deserves 5 stars!! Variety of games, nice choice of descriptions, humor...
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level 43
Jan 4, 2020
I wouldn't normally write a "You should accept X" comment, but I REALLY think "THE Oregon Trail" should be accepted...
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2020
That will work now. In the future, save time by never typing "the" at the start of an answer.
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level 76
Jan 5, 2020
Got zero points. Nowhere to go but up.
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level 42
Jan 5, 2020
Love those plot descriptions.
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