The Most Famous Scream Of All Time, The Wilhelm Scream — Video Game Edition

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The “Wilhelm Scream” is legendary.  Stormtroopers belted it out when tossed from a ledge in all 6 Star Wars films.  In fact it’s so famous it’s an industry term.  We all know that the “Wilhelm Scream” has been used in countless films and television shows, but some of you might be surprised to find out how many video games use the sound clip.  We currently know of 73 video games that use the scream and are excited when we here a new one.  If you know of any others, leave a comment below and we’ll update the list.

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

  1. 007: Everything or Nothing
  2. Ace Combat 6
  3. Ant City (When someone is run over by a car.)
  4. Army Of Two (During the China cutscene)
  5. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  6. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  7. Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  8. Call of Duty 2
  9. Civilization: Revolution (DS version)
  10. Command and Conquer
  11. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Occasionally when killing infantry)
  12. Conker’s Bad Fur Day (N64)
  13. Dash of Destruction (XBLA)
  14. Dirk Valetine and the Fortress of Steam (Sometimes when you kill a guard)
  15. Dungeon Keeper (When a warlock is being tortured)
  16. Eragon (Demo: When Brom shoots the ropes holding the gate up and the gate collapses)
  17. Grand Theft Auto IV
  18. Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas (When you kill a gangster) DEBATED
  19. 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)
  20. God of War 2
  21. GodFather 2 (When Aldo gets shot)
  22. Halo 3 (Occasionally when a Spartan is killed in Multiplayer)
  23. Half Life 2
  24. Hellgate: London (In the open cinematic, when one of the Hunters is killed by a demon)
  25. Highlander
  26. Iron Man
  27. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing
  28. John Woo Presents Stranglehold
  29. King Kong
  30. Lair (Ending scene, man falls from tower)
  31. Legendary (During the trailer for the game, when a goblin trows a man out the window)
  32. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (When you crash your ship in the “Battle Over Coruscant” level)
  33. LEGO Star Wars 2
  34. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (In the Summer Wii trailer when Dovoan drinks from the wrong grail)
  35. Lost Planet (Various times)
  36. Mass Effect (During first mission, when Richard L. Jenkins is shot)
  37. Max Payne 2
  38. MechWarrior 3 (During the opening movie, a Thor mech steps on a fleeing soldier)
  39. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (During the opening Tarawa battle and during the strafing of the Pearl Harbor docks near the CINCPAC HQ)
  40. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (When you shoot certain civilians)
  41. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
  42. Metal Gear Solid 2
  43. Metal Gear Solid 4
  44. Metal Slug
  45. Neverwinter Nights II (Various times)
  46. Pirates of the Burning Sea (During the beginning of the tutorial as two crewman are killed by enemy fire)
  47. Psychonauts
  48. Ratchet and Clank Series
  49. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Heard during trailer when a terrorist is shot off a balcony)
  50. Saints Row 2
  51. Sam & Max: Season 2
  52. Scarface: The World Is Yours
  53. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  54. Star Wars: Battlefront III
  55. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  56. Star Wars: Dark Forces
  57. Star Wars: Dark Forces II
  58. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  59. Star Wars: Rebel Assault
  60. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II
  61. Star Wars: Republic Commando (Clone Trooper is shot)
  62. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (Stormtrooper is shot by Luke Skywalker, seen in a trailer)
  63. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  64. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (One of the stormtrooper is pushed off,seen in the trailer)
  65. Team Fortress 2
  66. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
  67. The Incredible Hulk (throw random pedestrian several times)
  68. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  69. TimeSplitters 2
  70. Tomb Raider: Chronicles
  71. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Sometimes be heard if an enemy is killed by an explosion)
  72. Twisted Metal 2: World Tour
  73. Twisted Metal 4
  74. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

As an added bonus, I’ve gone ahead and found a clip of a bunch of movies that the Wilhelm Scream can be found in.  Enjoy!

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Readers Comments (11)

  1. Damn, I didn’t realize the scream was featured in so many games. I also found a video on the history of the Wilhelm Scream on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PxALy22utc

  2. Daniel Perez :

    Damn, I didn’t realize the scream was featured in so many games. I also found a video on the history of the Wilhelm Scream on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PxALy22utc

    I love how “identical” the yell is even with different circumstances. Maybe some should have been done with a baritone voice.

  3. It is also in the gba game eye of the beholder.

  4. Star Wars Battlefront III?

    That game isn’t even officially announced?

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  7. It’s in God of War 3

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  9. You left out red dead redemption.

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