There are more different types of video games available now then there have ever been before. Shooters, indie games, puzzle games, online games, casual games, hardcore games, PC games—no matter what you're into, there's a video game for you.

Yet all too often video games continue to rely on the same tired, old tropes and cliches, again and again.

Even the best games fall victim to these overused mechanics and story elements. We give them a pass because we love them, because they're from a series we enjoy, or because they're otherwise very good.

But isn't it time that these ten video game cliches died for good?

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