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Best Video Game Quotes of 2023

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Dialogue is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of finalizing a game. A game's script can make or break it. You don't skip through the cutscenes when the script is well-written. No, you pay close attention, looking for great one-liners or motivational remarks from memorable characters to keep you absorbed in the story. So, in honor of admiring the beauty of videogame writing, we're bringing you the best video game quotes of 2023.

This list is bound to change as the year's second half of releases slowly but surely arrive at our doorstep. However, we couldn't help but appreciate the excellent penmanship in the games that have been released so far in 2023. So, whether you want to laugh or feel inspired, there's something on this list of the best video game quotes for you.

7. Hogwarts Legacy

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– “Perhaps you'd be good enough to blast each other to pieces on your own time.”

This is a quote from Professor Hecat in Hogwarts Legacy. She says it early in her introduction to the game when some of her classmates are messing around and a spell nearly kills another classmate. Of course, she steps in just in time to save him while also making a quick example of him. We all knew Professor Hecat had a thick skin, but we didn't realize she was also cunning. It's safe to say that this is one of the best video game quotes for introducing a character in 2023. We only wish we could achieve such confidence and poise one day.

6. Resident Evil 4 Remake

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– “Where's everyone going? Bingo?”

The Resident Evil 4 remake was one of the most sought-after remakes this year. Many players never got to experience the gruesome combat and bad campy humor of the original games. However, the remake did an excellent job of following in its predecessor's footsteps, and this quote by Leon is evidence of that.

It's an intense scene when you first encounter the village. A swarm of enemies charges at you until they decide to count their blessings and flee. It's an odd move, and it's what prompts our protagonist Leon to ask, “Where's everyone going?” Bingo?”. We're not sure if this is one of the worst quotes of the year, as we definitely would have laughed at Leon out loud if we were there in person. Or, on the contrary, it's one of the best video game quotes of the year because it's so bad, it's good. In any case, we did get a good chuckle out of this one-liner, so we'll go with the latter.

5. Dead Space Remake

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– “No one trained you to carve up monsters with a Plasma Cutter either.”

Sometimes the truth isn't meant to hurt. Sometimes, the truth can give us a surge of confidence. This is what we believe Hammond was attempting when he delivered this great one-liner as Isaac is nearing the end of his story and must escape the USG Ishimura. “No one trained you to carve up monsters with a Plasma Cutter, either.” Ain't that the truth Hammond, ain't that the truth.

Isaac was a no-name engineer prior to the events of the USG Ishimura. However, it is his belief in himself and his call to action that propels him into the role of hero. This is just Hammond's subtle reminder that your belief in yourself is stronger than the Plasma Cutter in your hand. Just kidding, that thing is an impressive feat of weaponry and we wish we could own one in real life. We're nothing without the Plasma Cutter.

4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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– “I'm sure an answer will come to you. Wisdom takes time.”

You don't become Queen unless you know a few good quotes. It's just part of the job description. Consequently, that's probably why Queen Sonia hit us with one of the hardest truths we ever heard with this quote from Tears of the Kingdom. It's no secret that we sometimes want to rush things and get them done as soon as possible. However, sometimes slower is faster, and Queen Sonia's quote is a gentle reminder of this. As a result, we'll consider her words of wisdom one of the best video game quotes of the year.

3. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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– “May the force be with you.”

Okay, we know this one is a little cliche in terms of quotes. Cal Kestis, on the other hand, rarely employs the famous adage. That's why it feels so impactful when he delivers it at the end of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. It also foreshadows the sour events of the game's ending. In any case, hearing Cal Kestis say these words sent shivers down our spines and we couldn't help but add it to this list of the best video game quotes of 2023.

2. Tears of the Kingdom

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– “Maybe so, but it is my duty to try.”

As we said, if you're a queen or king you most likely have some solid quotes lined up in your back pocket. That's most likely why King Rauru had one of the best video games of the year with this line in Tears of the Kingdom. Whether or not he succeeds against Ganondorf, Rauru knows he must try.

It's a quote that instills confidence and inspiration in us, and seeing him so at ease with the term makes us want to instill the same amount of responsibility in ourselves. And any quote that has the ability to instill a feeling in us is easily deserving of being named one of the best video game quotes of the year.

 1. Final Fantasy XVI

– “I never thought a smile could bring me so much joy.”

We never thought a quote could make us feel so bittersweet… This line is spoken by Clive near the bonfire, and if you know his backstory, such as being rejected by his mother, losing his brother, and becoming a slave, the sentence moves mountains for the character's persona. It also demonstrates that the tough hardy boy has a soft side hidden beneath all of his hardships. For being so subtle, yet so impactful, this is our pick for the best video game quote of the year so far.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our picks? Are there other video game quotes in 2023 you think are best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.