Death is a part of life. In video games, the pixelated grim reaper will always be lurking around the corner, waiting to rip the soul from your unwitting avatar. Occasionally, he gets creative and looks for more gruesome ways to smash, slash, and splatter your character. Each evisceration, decapitation, and laceration is felt right there in your throat. Each spurt of blood and thud of a disembodied limb makes you squirm in your seat with disgust, but you know it's all fake and that there's always a restart option. Think you've got the stomach to handle our rundown of the 25 Most Gruesome Video Game Deaths? Tune in and find out.

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