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We’re all acquainted with that all too familiar ‘Game Over’ phrase, but which games are you most likely to be met with this defeat? And just how can you avoid this dreaded fate? Analyzing social listening data Ebuyer has revealed the top 10 games where you’re likely to lose a life. Plus, a gaming expert has revealed their top tips and tricks to swerve death.

Analyzing social listening data, Ebuyer has uncovered the games that are making players take to social media to rant about their in-game deaths. So which video games are you most likely to lose a life? Fortnite ranked top game where characters are likely to die, followed by GTA V and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Rank Game Total number of posts
1 Fortnite 173,793
2 GTA V 40,701
3 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 12,686
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11,242
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11,106
6 The Last of Us Part II 10,528
7 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 6,946
8 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 4,665
9 Battlefield V 3,485
10 Super Mario Maker 2 1,022

Taking the top spot is Fortnite. No shock there. Whether players have been shot or hit by a grenade, losing a match has resulted in 173,793 players spouting about their characters’ deaths across socials. Next in line is GTA V where players are likely to be shot or run over, but this is dependent on whether you’re playing via story mode, or online. Out of the list, Super Mario Maker 2 makes up the top 10 with 1,022 rants from players that probably failed to make a jump or fell into a booby trap – we’ve all been there.

So, how can players swerve death when playing some of their favorite games? Gaming Journalist, Martin Kimber, suggests that your lifespan in games such as Fortnite and GTA V can depend on who sees who first and who has the most appropriate gun for range (this will impact time to kill). Getting to know the map better, so that you know where all the nooks and crannies are located, and mastering headshots can really help you avoid in-game death for longer.

Commenting on the research Andy Roberts, E-Commerce Director of Ebuyer.com, says: “Gaming has increased in popularity over the last year, especially throughout the lockdowns. In fact, the number of video game users in the UK is expected to grow to nearly 73% in 20253. “No one likes losing a life mid-game and with new games constantly being launched, some deaths will help teach you how to gameplay, whilst others will be a learning experience, all of which will eventually lead to you improving your gaming abilities. “When it comes to gaming, we’re big believers that practice makes perfect, so don’t let the one death make you put down your controller!”

I don’t know about you but now I really want to play one of these games and try not to die! My top pick would be The Last Of Us Part II.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige