We’ve All Heard it, The Wilhelm Scream: Video Games [UPDATED]

The faint yell you’ve heard in ALL 6 Star Wars films is the legendary scream called ‘The Wilhelm Scream’. After playing Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid 4 and God of War I and II, I can confirm the infamous scream is also in video games. After reading up on the history of ‘The Wilhelm Scream’ it seems it has been used in 170 movies, 15 TV shows and 26 38 37 48 53 56 Video Games. That sound is so noticeable that when I hear it on any media, I’ll instantly look at my wife for confirmation. Then we both ask “This movie has it too?”


Below are the list of video games that include ‘The Wilhelm Scream’:

  1. Ant City (When someone is run over by a car.)
  2. Army Of Two (During the China cutscene)
  3. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  4. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  5. Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  6. Call of Duty 2
  7. Civilization: Revolution (DS version)
  8. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Occasionally when killing infantry)
  9. Dirk Valetine and the Fortress of Steam (Sometimes when you kill a guard)
  10. Dungeon Keeper (When a warlock is being tortured)
  11. Eragon (Demo: When Brom shoots the ropes holding the gate up and the gate collapses)
  12. Grand Theft Auto IV
  13. Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas (When you kill a gangster) DEBATED
  14. God of War (When you kill the man holding the bridge on the Rooftops of Athens. Also during a later cinematic scene where Kratos leads his troops into a church)
  15. God of War 2
  16. Halo 3 (Occasionally when a Spartan is killed in Multiplayer)
  17. Half Life 2
  18. Hellgate: London (In the open cinematic, when one of the Hunters is killed by a demon)
  19. Highlander
  20. Iron Man
  21. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
  22. John Woo Presents Stranglehold
  23. King Kong
  24. Lair (Ending scene, man falls from tower)
  25. Legendary (During the trailer for the game, when a goblin trows a man out the window)
  26. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (When you crash your ship in the “Battle Over Coruscant” level)
  27. Lego Star Wars 2
  28. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (In the Summer Wii trailer when Dovoan drinks from the wrong grail)
  29. Lost Planet (Various times)
  30. Mass Effect (During first mission, when Richard L. Jenkins is shot)
  31. Max Payne 2
  32. MechWarrior 3 (During the opening movie, a Thor mech steps on a fleeing soldier)
  33. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (During the opening Tarawa battle and during the strafing of the Pearl Harbor docks near the CINCPAC HQ)
  34. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (When you shoot certain civilians)
  35. Metal Gear Solid 4
  36. Metal Slug
  37. Neverwinter Nights II (Various times)
  38. Pirates of the Burning Sea (During the beginning of the tutorial as two crewman are killed by enemy fire)
  39. Psychonauts
  40. Ratchet and Clank Series
  41. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Heard during trailer when a terrorist is shot off a balcony)
  42. Scarface: The World Is Yours
  43. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  44. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  45. Star Wars: Dark Forces
  46. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  47. Star Wars: Republic Commando (Clone Trooper is shot)
  48. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (Stormtrooper is shot by Luke Skywalker, seen in a trailer)
  49. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  50. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (One of the stormtrooper is pushed off,seen in the trailer)
  51. Team Fortress 2
  52. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  53. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  54. TimeSplitters 2
  55. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Sometimes be heard if an enemy is killed by an explosion)
  56. Twisted Metal 2: World Tour

Never heard it before? Not much of a cinematic enthusiast are you? or I should say video game enthusiast? Check out the great compilation video below.

Heard it in other video games, let us know about it. Then pat yourself on the back for helping Kezins.com out!

Credit to our readers who’ve helped us update our list with the most accurate Wilhelm Scream:

Coldbrand – Team Fortress 2
Korich – Twisted Metal World Tour
Tesla – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Hox – Star Wars: Dark Forces
Mr. L – Lair
Bô – Asterix at the Olympic Games

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