Killing everyone in Undertale is a harrowing experience, one that will likely bring you to tears and lead you to question all of your life’s decisions. Unless you do it really fast.
Just when you thought the holidays were ending, along comes an entire week of super-speedy runs through your favorite games for an excellent cause. It’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick. Let’s watch together!
Most of us probably spent hours in the first town of Fallout: New Vegas. Here, you can watch someone beat the entire thing in a ridiculous 20:47.
I invite you to feast your eyes on an expert playthrough of the original Super Mario Bros. Somehow, a speedrunner known as Darbian manages to blaze through the old-school classic in whopping 4:57.627.
There’s something incredibly fun and irreverent about breaking all-time classic video games, isn’t there? That’s the reason Ocarina of Time is so popular to speedrunners—and it’s why I love watching people figure out how to totally dismantle Final Fantasy VI.
Did you know that if you press the right buttons in the right order, you can manipulate Earthbound’s random enemies into doing whatever you’d like? No? Now you know.
In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch…
For most Fallout players, going straight to the New Vegas strip seems impossible—the path there looks like it is gated by cazadores and other baddies. But for speedrunners like rydou, blazing through New Vegas in record speeds is no problem.
Right now, there’s a bot on Twitch playing through Pokémon Red. Its goal? To try to beat the current human world record for playing through Pokémon Red as fast as possible, without the use of any glitches.
Thanks to a combination of glitches, sequence breaking, and some seriously skilled clicking, speedrunner Jiseed has turned Obsidian’s epic new RPG into a 40-minute cakewalk.
The average player probably spends an hour in Fallout 3 simply creating a character. Speedrunner Rydou on the other hand manages to blaze through the entirety of the game in an astounding 18 minutes and 53 seconds. God damn.
Did you know it's possible to beat Super Mario 64 without ever getting a single star? Ah, the wonders of speedrunning.
There's a new world record for getting all 120 stars in Super Mario 64 quickly—and it's kind of amazing that it happened at all.
This video features about half an hour of a guy doing nothing but walking up and down stairs in Final Fantasy for the NES. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Most people never catch all of the original 151 Pokémon in Red and Blue. But one Pokemon speedrunning category challenges players to do exactly that—and without trading, too.
For some reason, high-level gamers like to take on Mike Tyson's Punch-Out blindfolded. Folks have gotten awfully close to beating everyone including Mike Tyson without their eyes. But this latest attempt looks the first one to actually do it.
Watch in awe as someone demolishes old-school Legend of Zelda on the NES as fast as possible.
Speedrunning a video game can be a funny, beautiful gasp-inducing feat, sometimes done for the benefit of others. But blazing through all the important stuff that you're 'supposed' to do in life in as little time as possible? Kinda gross, in more ways than one.