Deadly water

Video game concept

Getting in water causes death, either instantly or after short exposure.

199
games
48
platforms

The first video game about Deadly water was released in 1982.

Capcom, Hewson and Playdead has published most of these games

Related:
* Death pits
* Oxygen
* Shallow water (possible safe kind of water even if submersion causes death)
This was common in early games and raised scorn and jokes about the protagonist's inability to swim. Generally seen as only a graphic variation of bottomless pits.

This is NOT for cases where prolonged submersion causes harm or death due to oxygen supply running out.

Some games allow splashing about in ankle deep water without any harm, but complete submersion is an instakill case.

Parent groups

Environmental hazards, Mundane dangers, Water

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Platforms

NES 36
Windows 35
Linux 19
C64 12
MS-DOS 11
Mac OS X 6
PS3 5
Famicom Disk System 5
Master System 4
Xbox One 4
ZX Spectrum 4
PS4 4
C16/Plus4 3
PS2 3
X360 3
Wii 2
PS 2
Tandy Coco 2
Amstrad CPC 2
ColecoVision 2
Atari 7800 2
MSX 2
Xbox 2
GB 2
Atari 400/800 2
PCE 2
Amiga 2
Atari ST 1
BSD 1
Coleco Adam 1

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