Weekend Debate: Your favourite gaming villain (update)

The Weekend Debate

UPDATE: Wow, a really busy debate this week. Thanks to everyone for taking part – it was a fun discussion. The following five posters walk away with a 12 month PlayStation Plus sub for their efforts: Telik, came1w, ryannumber3gamer, GothPunk and Chrome-Hazard. Congratulations – your prize will be delivered as a PM to your ID on the official PlayStation forums.

ORIGINAL: I think I might have mentioned last week that I was struggling with the final boss encounter in Hotline Miami. I finally cracked it, and I’m sure the game will sit in my end of year top 10. One thing that really stood out was the pervasive nastiness of its villains (and its hero, for that matter ;)). It truly features some of the least pleasant folk I’ve ever encountered in a video game.

So, your topic for this week: Tell me your pick for the most villainous villain you’ve ever come across in a game, and qualify his/her/its awfulness.

The top five most entertaining responses, as picked by our panel of judges, walk away with a 12 month PlayStation Plus subscription. Bear in mind existing PS Plus members can stack this on top of their existing subscription. Best of luck!

One more thing. I’m taking advantage of the pre-Gamescom lull to take my summer holiday from mid-next week, so Weekend Debate will likely be on hiatus for the next two Fridays. We’ll pick things up again in early August. Fear not, all other PS Blog activity will continue as normal!

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Voodoo341 19 July, 2013 @ 5:00 pm   1

Simple.. SCEE

TheLegendOfMart 19 July, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   2

It’s clearly GLadOS

TheLegendOfMart 19 July, 2013 @ 5:05 pm   3

It’s clearly GLaDOS.

Wakes you up in an abandoned facility, makes you complete tests throughout the facility including dodging lasers, turrets, etc…. then when she is done with you tricks you with cake and tries to burn you to death.

sytsownt 19 July, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   4

My vote goes to Dr. Nefarious from the Ratchet & Clank games. Especialy in Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time. The robot is evil as hell, and wants to turn back time. No matter what happens to the universe. He’s also very funny and has a lot of anger, a lot. Because of this he always shouts, at everyone.

IINathan_DrakeII 19 July, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   5

Has to be Lazarevic from Uncharted 2, one of the toughest bosses to fight when on hard and crushing, him spamming them grenades and running after you was just horrible! beat him in the end! and hes badass in the game shows no mercy!

bidbaldwolf86 19 July, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   6

Kefka from FF VI

The guy seems like any old maniac you get in games. The typical villain. Except he actually goes ahead and manages to destroy the world. Most games have you stop the guy before he actually manages to do it but this psycho did it. He’s a creepy psychotic clown and is definitely my number one villain

Ikari_86 19 July, 2013 @ 5:07 pm   7

Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

He possesses a diabolical accent (British of course) and not only does he relentlessly attack you in a Hind-D gunship, but he lures you throughout the game being disguised as an ally on your codec/radio – only to do his bidding and activate a walking battle tank! (oh, spoilers lol)

hillbilly678 19 July, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   8

The best villain ever has to be Doctor Neo Cortex from Crash Bandicoot. I hated that guy!

realiks90 19 July, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   9

Most awful villain for me was Vaas (Far Cry 3), and also it featured on e of the best opening scene in the gaming industry. He was so crazy awful I wanted to get strangle him from my TV.
“Did I ever tell you the meaning of insanity?” soon became a hit and the rest is history.


Final Fantasy 7 – sephiroth all great evil characters have been based on him :).

BluSpykz 19 July, 2013 @ 5:11 pm   11

Aww man, my favourite villain is really easy! When I come against a villain I want him to be ruthless, look impressive – maybe be a steroid freak, or strange mutation, and I want his vocabulary to be loaded with cheesy one liners.

You’d be forgiven for thinking I was describing any one of 20+ Bond villains.

My favourite is Jack Krauser, from Resident Evil 4. (who also made an appearance as a good guy in the vastly under-rated Resident Evil Chronicles set).

He is incredibly strong, fast, and witty. His final battle is tense, and all his mini-battles before that are quite difficult too. He also has a very indepth back story that continues to confuse as we see how/why he turned to “the dark side”.

Oh… And he has a super cool mutation!

XterminatR187 19 July, 2013 @ 5:11 pm   12

Mike Tyson from Punchout! Damn, he was hard to kill….

Matt_Rock_93 19 July, 2013 @ 5:11 pm   13

Wheatley (Portal 2)

At the start of the game you love him, he’s funny and has great character and even when he becomes evil you love him, the sheer amount of stupid ways he tries to kill you, you even feel bad for defeating him in the end. Although glados is a great villain i think Wheatley is even better.

strife-ph 19 July, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   14

FF7 is the first Final Fantasy I’ve ever played…. I’m going with Sephiroth as my alltime fav/hated villian.

Sephiroth, a character you chase after so long, Your actions being manipulated by him, killing a precious friend of yours, pretty much wanting to destroy everything in his warped ways of thinking. A tru;y epic and unfogettable boss in every sense of the word.

Gamesgbkiller 19 July, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   15

Albert Wesker.

He is got to be one of the beloved villains in video games ( from what I saw )
This guy almost appeared in all RE games and movies.

I bet we will see him in the next RE game 🙂

So Albert Wesker is my choice.

rooky91 19 July, 2013 @ 5:14 pm   16

I have to go all the way back to the good old psone days, when Shepiroth killed Aries and thus my childhood. That man is the villian to beat, and in one swift move let you know he meant business.

And he didn’t stop by tearing our hearts out, he went on to attempt to destroy the world, attempted to kill Cloud many a time. I will hate that man till my dieing breathe.
Sepiroth the villian of my childhood.

a7md1990 19 July, 2013 @ 5:14 pm   17

This is easy,

Without any doubt it’s MGS3’s The Boss, I cried uglier than my lil bro when I fought her. The Boss battle is more of an emotional fight than it is a physical, that’s why it was memorable and different. That fight it the reason why I bought MGS: Peace Walker on PSP, as soon as I smelled the possibility of her not being dead, I immediately went and grabbed the game.

The guilt still haunts me… I’m sorry, but you left me no choice.


Big Boss

andrewsqual 19 July, 2013 @ 5:15 pm   18

This may seem like a strange one but let me explain.
Sly 2 Spoiler Alert*
For me I would have to say Neyla from Sly 2: Band of Thieves. She had no real motives, she wasn’t working for anybody in the end, it was all for her own evil purposes. It is even more shocking as she seemed like she was the more down to earth character and laid back compared to Carmelita. But then she turns on you and you see her true side. Then its just backstabbing throughout the rest of the game for her until she gets what she wants.

The bit at the very end when she blended with Clockwerk and became Clock-La, this is the part I still can’t get over today. Even before she dies she screams something about always hunting Sly no matter where he is or something around those lines. Still can’t get over how unexpectedly evil she was.

MercBusta 19 July, 2013 @ 5:16 pm   19

David, the leader of the cannibals from “The Last of Us”.

Allthough he seems friendly when u first meet him, he eats people for breakfast literaly and doesn’t mind killing a child.


Visari from Killzone. His chilling speeches are enough to cement him as a pretty terrifying video game villain. Radec would be a close second, just for how difficult he is to beat at the end of Killzone 2…


Has to be Sorceress Ultimecia from FFVIII. I mean come on – she breaks down time, compresses it to make the world uninhabitable, and that’s not even brushing the surface. She possesses good sorceresses’ bodies and forces them to her will -she turns Edea Kramer into the most hated woman in the world and uses Rinoa’s body before hurling her into space! She is a NASTY piece of work. Also her theme is ‘Liberi Fatali’ which is some of the most epic music in all Final Fantasy 🙂

hilts663 19 July, 2013 @ 5:20 pm   22

Easy…That “dude” on screen with “no face” in Xcom…Always bi*ching about my progress, sending my men on suicide missions from his safehouse and the worst part was, that almost my every game he got mindhacked and basically told me i am a moron… I think he was working with the alines all along anyway…

aleks03 19 July, 2013 @ 5:20 pm   23

Heihachi Mishima from the Tekken series. Why? Well, he is a power hungry terrorist who threw his son into a volcano and then used his son and grandson to create an “ultimate life form”.

Tzarus_PL 19 July, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   24

My (un)favourite gaming villain is “corrupted save data”. Whenever he said “game over”, it really was over 😉

RossyWilson 19 July, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   25

we have seen plenty of anti-heroes in games who do horrible things for good reasons, but I felt Joel in the Last of Us was the first time I have played as one in a game.

You have been warned.

First off Joel saves Ellie in the end of the game which may seem like the aforementioned anti-hero situation. but the reality is Ellie would have probably chose to sacrifice herself to save humanity. So not only did he stop humanity from getting a potential cure. He also killed a ton of (relatively) innocent fireflies to get to her and killed the woman that she has known her whole life. And to top it all off he lied to her about it when she obviously had it all figured out.

runicdagaz 19 July, 2013 @ 5:22 pm   26

SHODAN, from System Shock 2. So many people keep praising GLaDOS, but SHODAN is basically what she’s based on. An omnipresent, diabolical villain. And scary as well. The first time I played through the game, the reveal made me stop for a day.

Besides, SHODAN taunted you, challenged you… by the end, you really wanted that thing DEAD.

So yeah: SHODAN. No contest.

dav2612 19 July, 2013 @ 5:23 pm   27

Not a classic villain in the sense of the word but I’m going for Big Daddy. It’s the instant transformation from a creature just plodding about slowly after his young companion to raging beast who suddenly finds a surprising speed burst and is intent on killing me as quickly as possible that does it for me. There is no tactical thinking going on in his head, you can almost hear him shout DESTROY as he turns on you and attacks with all he has.

They don’t even need to do anything, just their presence is enough to make me nervous.

hilts663 19 July, 2013 @ 5:24 pm   28

Easy…That “dude” on screen with “no face” in Xcom…Always bi*ching about my progress, sending my men on suicide missions from his safehouse and the worst part was, that in most of my playthroughs he got mindhacked and basically told me i am a moron… I think he was working with the aliens all along anyway… Sorry for double post, my english in the first one almost destroyed my eyes


Warning right off the bat, this post has Last of Us spoilers. You have been warned.

I am going against the grain and going to say Joel is my favourite villain in gaming. It is very clever how Naughty Dog technically make you play the bad guy. Think about it in Pittsburgh we find out Joel has been on both sides of a Hunter attack showing he has, like the Hunter groups, killed to obtain other people’s supplies. Don’t get me wrong he would of had his reasons as he was understandably not the same since his daughter died, even more so that she was killed by the Military that Hunter groups later rose against.

Then at the end of the game the Fireflies are going to remove the brain of Ellie to develop a cure from her mutated cordyceps cells. However due to the very fatherly bond Joel has developed with her during their journey he decides to basically forsake the future of humanity to save one life. This is amplified further still when he kills Marlene when she begged him to let her live stating ” You would keep coming after her”

Part 2 next

sorathesavior 19 July, 2013 @ 5:29 pm   30

Liquid Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 4 has to be my favourite gaming villian for multiple reasons. His motives are justified being that he wants to destroy the patriots for a free world. His boss fights are pure epic, with the fight on top of Outer Heaven has to be my favourite boss fight in gaming. And let’s not forget the best part of Ocelot, his voice actor. His Voice actor’s skills rivals that of David Hayter. That is why Liquid Ocelot is my favourite gaming villian.


Again WARNING The Last of Us spoilers.

Part 2

The final deceitful act Joel then commits is when he lies to Ellie saying that the Fireflies have stopped looking for a cure. The entire portrayal of Joel during this masterpiece of a game is astounding as to some like me he can easily be seen as villainous while to others he can be seen as a hero. This in turn shows that everyone’s perception to details can differ. Definitely an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

I am going to go with the Joker form the recent Batman games. He appears completely crazy on the outside but is secretly always in complete control of the situation. He is manipulative and his character and insanity really comes across with every movement and little speech that he makes, while weaving comedy into everything he does ( as his name implies )

His motives are not easy to understand and he is unpredictable. His shear deadliness which comes out unexpectedly combined with the way he looks makes him extremely unsettling.

On top of that even when he loses he wins, *SPOILERS* his death at the end of Arkham city clearly really gets to batman. He is one of the best villains i have come across in a game.

Fufi_Piggy 19 July, 2013 @ 5:30 pm   33

Sephirot of course! Bad till the end (and come back too).

runicdagaz 19 July, 2013 @ 5:31 pm   34

I wish I could edit posts, but ah well:

More SHODAN goodness: “You move like an insect. You think like an insect. You are an insect. There is another… who can serve my purpose. Take care not to fall too far out of my favor. Patience is not characteristic of a Goddess.”

And the ever famous reveal:

This as addition to my previous post.

omario079 19 July, 2013 @ 5:31 pm   35

Dormin in Shadow of the colossus

The sneaky son of a biscuit has you running a massive (ha ha get it ;D) errand for him and manipulates you to killing the Colossi with the promise of bringing your love back to life. Not only does he break this promise, he turn you into a baby! If that’s not evil I don’t know what is.


Man, who do I pick? Talbot and Marlow from U3 stand out for me, mainly because they’re British and therefore somewhat relatable (everyone knows we Brits are evil). But Dr Nefarious was awesome in his over-the-top silliness and Firelurker from Demon’s Souls was a amazing boss fight.

The one boss that stuck with me though was Sephiroth from FF7. A classic in every sense of the word.

zoolander93 19 July, 2013 @ 5:32 pm   37

Surely it’s Albert Wesker?!

A man so uncompromisingly evil, he barely has any motivation behind his actions other than for evil’s sake. A tentacle sprouting, always furious, world domineering psychopath, who’s never too rushed to sport a pair of 30-year old aviators. And let’s face it, gaming has never seen a more evil act than his hideous leather jacket/sunglasses combo from Resident Evil 4. Fashion hell.

A man truly evil to the core; it’s got to be Wesker.

Marco Bartoli from Tomb Raider: 2.
I love this guy so much because I have fond memories of him from when I was younger, this is because everything about him “got” to me, leaving me feeling uneasy. For example, his Venitian accent makes him seem mysterious and full of secrets, this is further supported trough his menacing smile, implying only the worst for poor Lara. Moreover, his pseudo-esque garments were fully black apart from the shockingly blatant symbol of his gang – further adding to the mystery, suspenseful nature and terror of this character.

I guess that is just the small part of why I like him so much, the part in which he became a dragon topped off this crazed madman of a villain. Not only did it show how fearless he was, but it also revealed his psychopathic persona, further bringing feelings of unease to the mix. Having to fight that deranged maniac was memorable, but oh so tense!

As a package Bartolli delivers everything you’d expect from a villain: a vindictive, relentless maniac, determined to get what he wants and bring down the protagonist. The extent to which Bartoli attempted this is inspiring to say the least:

JON_4495 19 July, 2013 @ 5:33 pm   39

Not sure if he’s classed as an actual villain but I’m going with “The guy on the radio” from Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

What seemed like a minor choice from the end of episode 2 comes back to bite you in the ass in episode, when you realise that the man who took clementine is the same guy who was the owner of the car full of supplies. Most villains are evil for the sake of being evil, but this guy is different. Through talking to him you learn that talking those supplies shattered his relationship with his family and left him a broken man. This almost makes you sympathise with him. However it gets more interesting.

You realise that when he was talking to clementine on the radio, he has learnt of all the difficult choices you’ve made throughout your travels, for better or worse, and uses these to judge your ability to look after clementine. This comes as a shock as you don’t expect to be judged on your choices in this way. We also find that before the zombie outbreak, he was just a normal dad, whose morals turned darker once the apocalypse started. This makes him more “real” and allows us to more easily see his point of view, which is why he’s one of my favourite villains

ducky1549 19 July, 2013 @ 5:34 pm   40

Mine has to be comstock from bioshock infinite, he tries to kill you all the way through the entire game just to find it’s your future self in a twisted little waymade the entire game great then ended with a shocker ending.

nakano1987 19 July, 2013 @ 5:34 pm   41

It’s been a while but if my memory serves me right, it would be Kuja from Final Fantasy IX. This nice guy wants to destroy the world so heroes must prevent that from happening. I remember Kuja being a likable and most sympathetic evil final boss I have encountered so far. It’s an exception to pity the bad guy.

Limesta- 19 July, 2013 @ 5:35 pm   42

My favourite villian is Kefka Palazzo from Final Fantasy 6 BY FAR! It’s ’cause he is as villianous as villians can get!

He posioned Doma’s water just to hear the screams of the dying!
He disturbed the balance of the world and brought it to absolute ruin!
He became a god and proceeded to torment the survivors of the world!
He kills millions and just laughs! And that laugh.. man.. it’s been embedded in my mind since I first heard it.

It’s just a darn shame he’s always in the shadow of Sephiroth from FF7 when it comes to popularity. Sephiroth is nothing but a edgy mama’s boy who only came close to bringing the world to ruin!

My most horrible boss fight in a video game must have been the boss fight in Hitman 2 against Sergei Zavorotko. It took me about 2 hours to kill all of his bodyguards and there must have been about 20 of them. Finally when I had killed them all I didn’t know what to do and I ended up strangling Sergei trough the door of the confessional booth he had hid in which was not the right way to kill him as I was about to notice. When I finally figured out shoot him trough the glass of the confessional booth I was surprised to see a body sliding out of the booth and ready to kill me. I still get goosebumps just thinking about the time I had to fight a dead body in a church!

jens108 19 July, 2013 @ 5:36 pm   44

part 1

MASSIVE dark souls spoiler alert!

my favorite villain is kingseeker frampt! or wait, maybe its darkstalker kaathe? who is the villain in dark souls?

when digging a little into dark souls lore, it becomes clear that there is no ‘good’ guy. bad things in the future are inevitable, no matter which path you choose. frampt tells you that kindling the final fire is the ‘good’ thing to do.
later on you meet kaathe, who tells you that frampt is only trying to trick you and you should become the dark lord yourself and not kindle that fire.

jens108 19 July, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   45

part 2
MASSIVE dark souls spoiler alert!

now, if you kindle the fire, you sacrifice yourself to sustain order. that sounds like the good ending. but is the world really in order? it is ruled by 3 gods, and not in a good way. by kindling the fire, you give these gods power. are they suppressors and just playing you through frampt?
on the other hand, not kindling the fire makes you the dark lord, freeing humanity from the gods, but humanity lives in darkness. and this turns humans into monsters (as seen in the DLC). so is this a good ending?

so who is the villain here? maybe both frampt and kaathe. maybe just one. i cant decide! but whoever of the two it is, he is playing a hell of a game! maybe the villain here is the darkness itself.

fcrogers 19 July, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   46

It has to be Radec, he was so cheap on Elite level…

lost count on how many times I tried to beat him on Elite.

toxic-inferno 19 July, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   47

I’ve thought hard about this, and have come up with who I believe is the most evil, villainous villain in all of gamedom. I’ve considered several dozen worthy candidates, but none came close to being as awful as who I believe is the true King of Villains. The Joker? No. Gnasty Gnorc? Not even close. No, the true villain of gaming is…

The player. Yes, it’s true. The player takes control of a character, treating them like nothing more than a puppet, strips away that characters free will, and then forces them to do his or her bidding! This often involves killing hundreds and thousands of people in cold blood, destroying whole nations, stealing, lying and goodness knows how many other shady acts! Often, he or she lets those characters that they control die, or at least go through vast amounts of pain and agony, all for his or her amusement.

No sicker or more disturbed mind exists than the evil puppetmaster named… The Player

And let me tell you that was awful!

Despite being the main char of the game, Kratos ( God of War series) is the most villainous villain I’ve ever come across. Not only does his appearance make an awful impression but also his behaviors turn him into a disgusting person. In order to get revenge against Zeus, he lead a slaughter killing every person he encountered, most of whom were innocent. He also didn’t care about what would happen to the entire world if his revenge was accomplished; he did it at any cost. The reason that I hate the controlled character more than the final boss makes this game unique, though.

Cpt_Nutsaw 19 July, 2013 @ 5:38 pm   50

Your Co-op partner!
Allways runs ahead of you and steals the loot you want, kills all the enemies,talks during important cutscenes,yells at you for not doing something right and spills soda over your furniture!

ryannumber3gamer 19 July, 2013 @ 5:39 pm   51

Part 1

Dr.Nefarious by far. Not only is he a funny villain but he is shown to be very very evil. Now as we all know Ratchet & Clank is a funny game series. For all its serious moments like the ending of R&C A Crack in Time, it has its funny moments and Dr.Nefarious is no exception. It funny seeing other characters like Lawrence and Courtney Gears work off of Dr.Nefarious. But let’s face it. Just because Dr.Nefarious is funny does not mean it takes away from how evil he is. In order of what he did (spoilers btw) He almost turned the galaxy into robots,kidnapped Clank,Nearly killed Captain Qwark, Almost destroyed the starship phoenix,tricked Ratchet during the final boss battle in R&C 3,kidnapped Clank once again,tried to go back in time to erase Ratchet’s victories,stranded the Zoni when he took over the great clock,killed Clank’s father,tried to kill Ratchet,Clank, and Qwark at once only his ship broke down forcing him to help, and finally he stranded Ratchet,Clank, and Qwark in All 4 One. Thats why i think Nefarious works so much. He is funny, very funny but the comedy of the series does not stop how evil Nefarious is.

ryannumber3gamer 19 July, 2013 @ 5:39 pm   52

Part 2

The thing about it is Nefarious can even be considered a victim. He’s evil because of Qwark who bullied him in high school and caused Nefarious to be turned into a robot. Nefarious in my opinion is the best Playstation villain and one of the best villains of all time due to his comedy,backstory, and how evil he can be despite the comedy of the series.

kjLoveless 19 July, 2013 @ 5:39 pm   53

Vaas for sure. His first lines in the game look at me when im talking to you showed he didn’t want any respect or anything. Just to look feel im your eyes and mess you up. Turn you into him. He was incepting you the entire time. His ultimate aim wad to fill up the world with insanity like joker did with chaos. He wanted people to do whatever they wanted. Set their mind free. And everytime he asked you the definition of insanity, he was that much closer to achieving what he really wanted. To turn you inside out. To turn you into him
he was ultimately successful in turning you from a nice city kid into a blood thirsty maniac. After all, you do kill your friends at the end. Cut the throat right off. Vaas lived.


I think my most villainous villain has all the key attributes; a cold, almost robotic persona, relentless aggression, unerring determination and an ominous presence all set to a monotonous soundtrack…

This insidious being is of course a Space Invader!
(The CPU Pong paddle runs a close second)

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 19 July, 2013 @ 5:43 pm   55

Rudolf Von Sturmgeist from Medal of Honor: Frontline currently holds the place of “best gaming villain” in my eyes.

I don’t know whether it was his ‘slippery’ tendency (ie: he always narrowly escaped from Jimmy Patterson’s extensive arsenal of lethal weaponry), the way in which he was portrayed (eg: he always had an ‘epic’ musical score accompanying his presence ridden with powerful moments, sad moments and ‘get up and go’ moments), his legion of loyal followers (the half-dozen troop of Nazi guards who stood by his side all the time), his inspiring bravery (when Jimmy confronts him at the end he stays positive until the end; this is a trait I’d fully expect from a villain as he seems hell-bent on bringing down Jimmy Patterson) or his explosive personality (whenever he speaks in the game he does it with a great deal of power, he is the type of guy who could control people with ease – this is commonly seen in great leaders); but whatever it was he comes across to me as one of gaming’s top villains.

When these abilities come together a super-villain is formed. Sturmgeist is such a powerful character that I firmly believe he tops infamous villains such as Albert Wesker and David from TLOU. Sturmgeist is pure evil.

runarwigen 19 July, 2013 @ 5:44 pm   56

It has to be Lechuck from the Monkey Island series. He probably had the dirtiest underpants in gaming history. Besides, you are force to tear them off him to make a cute little voodoo doll.

jehuty_2174 19 July, 2013 @ 5:46 pm   57

Officer Tenpenny – GTA San Adreas

A corrupt cop whose hobbies include racketeering, corruption, possession (and use) of narcotics, and sexual assaults, the foul-mouthed officer is a perpetual thorn in CJ’s side throughout the game.
He oozed malevolence and stole every scene he appeared in. For me few villains have ever stirred such strong feelings of contempt and to a lesser extent respect. What’s more he’s not just pure evil – he genuinely believes he is right, and that 50 more of him would have saved Los Santos.

why-so-serious-c 19 July, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   58

Albert wesker has got the villain look down sneaky and hardcore

Nightmare966 19 July, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   59

That’s a bit difficult but also easy. There’s a lot of villains (some are just over the top *cough*Senator Armstrong*gough*) but… Doctor Neo Cortex hands down.

Why? Because he’s a complete genius and at the same time a complete failure. He’s able to invent Evolvo-Rays, the Cortex Vortex, a Space Station, an army of mutated animals, lasers, machines, clone glasses guys, he even frees the powerful Uka-Uka… yet he keeps losing to Crash Bandicoot.

Who is his own invention. And classified a failure by himself. Oh, the irony.

At the end of the day I really feel sorry for the guy 😛

DocDima 19 July, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   60

Bryan f****** Fury

Those who played Tekken 3 will know.

doomsday619 19 July, 2013 @ 5:48 pm   61

Polygon Man from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, It was great to see him back also a very underated game i play it al the time on the PS3 and the Vita.
Its also got one of the best line ups of video game characters in one place.

odyhunter 19 July, 2013 @ 5:48 pm   62

Zeus in God of War 3!!!

He is the reason we have God of War 2 and 3. He is the most villainous villain because he keeps regain health and we traveled from Hell to change history and beat him.

Finally you beat him, and there’s a O button button smashing final battle… I keep hit the O button for almost 10 mins… then I checked online discovered we should stop… Orz

Alex-1124 19 July, 2013 @ 5:49 pm   63

Oddjob from GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer! He was a character we all hated, someone who brainwashed us into picking him, a ruthless man with no morals or respect who exploited his height killing anyone in sight and earning his evil title.

Eventually we discovered Oddjob’s evil plan, it was too late for some of us but all hope was not lost when a universal rule swept across the planet which was ‘No picking Oddjob’. It was tough at first, near impossible for some but we made it and may Oddjob never rise again!

valkyrio 19 July, 2013 @ 5:49 pm   64

Definitely the Joker from Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City !

He is a true psychopath that is obsessed with trying to kill Batman. He is a crazy clown with a very dark sense of humor that is sometimes a little bit funny, but at the same time also extremely scary and disturbing.

The only thing he wants in his life is managing to capture the Bat, and he doesn’t care how he reaches his goal. If he needs to kill a couple of his henchman in order to hurt Batman, then he will definitely do that.

And if you combine all of the above with the fact that Joker is voiced by the amazing Mark Hamill, well then you have the most intersting and most awesome villain in the history of videogames !



Mine would have to be Scott Shelby from Heavy Rain, the fact that the whole game you are working to find this villain who kills children, and then right at the end you find out that you WERE him – the detective trying to ‘solve’ the case was actually killing off everyone who had found a lead in order to keep himself from being caught.

He is an awful person, and yet at the end you still feel sorry for him because he’s just trying to make sure that these children’s fathers don’t fail them like his did. It’s sad yet disgusting, but one of the best portrayals of a villain (if not the most realistic) that I have seen in a video game to date.

Ishan_The_King 19 July, 2013 @ 5:52 pm   66

Zoran Lazarevic from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Everything about this character was so dark and negative. From his physical apperance (which was expertly modelled by the creators) – the piercing look, beady eyes, scarred face – right to his prejudicial views and actions toward the world for his own selfish needs, every facet of the character fit the bad guy bill almost perfectly.

Not to mention absolutely fitting voice-overs were provided for the character. His iconic dialogue with Nathan Drake towards the game’s finale where he says “You are no different from me Drake, how many men have you killed today?” and how arrogantly he utters the words “No Compassion, No Mercy!!” even knowing full well that death is staring at him right in the face, laid the final kerbstone in establishing the pitch dark personality of this ultimate villian.

Phene90x 19 July, 2013 @ 5:52 pm   67

The Joker just because the concept for that character is so absurd, the only villain to try to make u laugh/cry before killing u.

GodOfWarGreece 19 July, 2013 @ 5:53 pm   68

My bests villains gol and mayia from jak and daxter the precursor legacy

Bgjknpqswvyu 19 July, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   69

For me it would have to be Adolf Hitler from the first castle wolfenstein game for one simple reason, HE ACTUALLY EXISTED!!

GodOfWarGreece 19 July, 2013 @ 5:55 pm   70


Carrot_atack 19 July, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   71

Kuja from Final Fantasy IX. That flamboyant, theatrical style adds so much to the atmosphere of the game.. Being threatened by a man wearing a thong is not something one would foresee, but it does happen in Final Fantasy IX! It’s also a very well constructed villain who evolves along the story of the game, seasoned by a ginormous ego and world destroyer power level. Such a good villain could only be complete by one of the best theme song ever, and, in my opinion, the best boss fight theme out of all Final Fantasy games.

Miro1337 19 July, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   72

It would have to be Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. The guy goes on a rampage and slaughters an entire village just because he thinks their race betrayed his (which, by the way, isn’t even true). After that he tries to become a God by destroying a planet with a meteor and absorbing it’s energy. And after all that, in the final battle with him he destroys the whole freakin’ solar system (without killing the main characters) like it’s nothing.

Oh, and also, the battle with him in Kingdom Hearts II. My God, it has to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in a video game.

carlaverock8 19 July, 2013 @ 5:58 pm   73

Ares from the God of War series
He tricks you into killing your family, kidnaps your brother and makes you relive these events. Also after you unintentionally fulfil he’s plan after his death. His memory stays with you.

paul-p1988 19 July, 2013 @ 5:59 pm   74

its got to be Liquid Ocelot from MGS4, not only is he a man who is technically 2 people in one (already a little creepy) but he then takes over the system controlling everyone, messes with their emotions, and makes them all start firing at eachother with the power of thought. oh, and he kisses you whilst snake is beating the life out of him, FREAK!!

Slevster 19 July, 2013 @ 6:01 pm   75

General Raam

JonnyGuitar10 19 July, 2013 @ 6:01 pm   76

I remember playing tomb raider legend when I was younger, and there was this level with Amanda as boss. It took me so much time to finally get through that level, I almost gave up

Shawn_Mon 19 July, 2013 @ 6:05 pm   77

It has to be Molluck the Glukkon from Abe’s Oddysee.
Head off the meat-packing factory, RuptureFarms. He is the pinnacle of evil! Molluck is obsessed with success, even going as far as to nearly wipe out whole species just to see his company thrive and and achieve more wealth.
Molluck decides to use Abe and his Mudokon friends (who work in his factory) in his food products to offset the declining profits.
You feel a real need to save everyone and to put a stop to Molluck. One of my all time favorite games 🙂

Lozjudai 19 July, 2013 @ 6:05 pm   78

For me it definitely has to be Nemesis from well Resident Evil 3 Nemesis. The guy/thing chases you the whole game and every time you see it you will feel so scared and surprised that you will be frightened of it for the rest of the game. And at times when you are forced to fight it well just be prepared or else you will just die.
But at the end when you are finally able to defeat it with the railgun and you feel so relieved that you wont have to see that thing anymore.
Seriously the games subtitle is named after the villain of the game he is just that great.

Xarmanis13 19 July, 2013 @ 6:08 pm   79

I have to say the most evil villain is Clockwerk from Sly 1&2. He lived for centuries because of his hate for the Cooper family..

micmic2009 19 July, 2013 @ 6:09 pm   80

Hands down, its got to be the Joker from the Batman: Arkham games 🙂

WWChesseration 19 July, 2013 @ 6:09 pm   81

The Joker – Arkham series.

This man is pure evil. Not only does he keep terrorising poor Batman, SPOILER ALERT: kills Talia Al Ghül, Batman’s only true love…….until the next time. But most of all, the most unforgivable thing, is how badly he treats Harley Quinn. When you’re mean and rude to a hot chick that fancies the hell out of you, then you sir are a douche!

rooneysrockets 19 July, 2013 @ 6:09 pm   82

its got 2 b xemnas from kh2 hate that guy

“Do you feel like a hero yet ?”

Definitely my favorite ”villian” is Martin Walker from Spec Ops: The Line :O

I love the clever twist(s) that took me completely by surprise !
Spec Ops:The Line is also the first game that made me feel so guilty about the things I’ve done….

And then there’s that:

“To kill for yourself is murder. To kill for your government is heroic. To kill for entertainment is harmless.”

hochspitch 19 July, 2013 @ 6:12 pm   84

Without a doubt it has to be Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid. When it comes to the boss battles, the Metal Gear series is in a league of its own. Psycho Mantis is one of the most creative boss battles. As soon as the battle starts he is flinging furniture across the room at you with his mind. Not only that but he was able to make your television look like it lost signal, read your memory card and comment on previous games that you’ve played, and was able to take control of your controller. And this was all on PS1! Remarkably innovative and captivating. Psycho Mantis is the best boss/villain to ever grace my screen and without a doubt the best boss battle I’ve played in any game. Ever. And again: PS1!!

And Spec Ops:the line is also coming next month as free ps+ title !!

So now there is no excuse for not playing this excellent game…
It was my personal GOTY from 2012.

woodypride 19 July, 2013 @ 6:18 pm   86

Mine is Khan from Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (PS1).
When he first appeared we didn’t know it was him but he was disguised as a scary clown. He killed some people with a car, a bomb and tried to kill the main character too (Georges Stobbart). Once Khan arrived and held George at gunpoint on a cliff. Later in the game he was disguised as an old woman too ! As a player I never knew when I would face it and what he could do, it was very stressful. Also I will never forget that scary clown costume and the game’s introduction…

Enjoy your summer holidays.

DragonsGash 19 July, 2013 @ 6:19 pm   87

It’s gotta be the sun hasn’t it! Ruins every gamers pleasure. Oh how we despise the sun. Specially on demon souls!

GothPunk 19 July, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   88

For me it’s an easy choice, Zeus in the God of War series. I think the great thing about Zeus, and I would apply this to many great villains in games, films and books, is that he starts out as a good god/man, particularly in the tale of Kratos, when he spares the newborn Kratos when Hera wanted Kratos to be killed. But like the best villains, Zeus is the architect of his own demise, by having Pandora’s Box made, which when opened begins to corrupt him. We also get to watch his fall from grace across the 3 main games.

When God of War II opens with your betrayal and murder by Zeus, that really began my love for Zeus as a villain. He then proceeds to massacre the people of Sparta, just because they worshiped Kratos… By the time I faced Zeus at the end of God of War III, I really REALLY wanted to take that guy out, due to all the evil things he had done by that point in the series. But I was playing on hard difficulty, so it took me ages to defeat him, which made me hate him even more! I think that the central conflict between Kratos and Zeus is really the making of those games.

PS: Really glad to see so many people say Joel, he would be up there for me too.

supersmith2500 19 July, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   89

Dr. Eggman/Robotnik from the Sonic franchise is one of my favourite villains of all time right next to Bowser. Not only he transforms Sonic’s inhabitants into robotic slaves and sics them Sonic, he also wants to control the entire universe by collecting the Chaos Emeralds. While some of his so called machines are easy to beat, some are just challenging (yes Egg Viper, I’m talking to you) and it so strange on why his boss machines are named Egg then a thing.

Not only that, he also designed a robot based off Sonic called Metal Sonic that tries to kill our blue hedgehog. In Generations (minor spoilers beware!), he even teamed up with his classic self to try and destroy both Sonic’s with the Time Eater. Yup, that’s Baldy McNosehair for you. XD

DragonsGash 19 July, 2013 @ 6:22 pm   90

What about your mum? Mine used to turn the electric off at the fuse box if I didn’t come down for dinner. Back in the days of the mega drive there were no auto saves to fall back on neither. Bloody mums!

rhino11uk 19 July, 2013 @ 6:23 pm   91


Oh my god! We have 70+ posts and nobody said a world about Reapers??

Obviously ME1 came to PS3 not so long, but anyway, who played the whole ME Saga will never forget Sovereign from Mass Effect 1.

“We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.”

Or if just one villain is not enough, what about a massive invasion of reapers in ME3! Awesome! Best game ever!

NoHeLyy 19 July, 2013 @ 6:24 pm   92

Vaas from Far Cry 3. Now that guy is insane. lol

Hestefesten 19 July, 2013 @ 6:26 pm   93

The Last of Us: David

Some of the best voice acting I remember. Nolan really made this character come to alive as this creepy man, that instantly seemed off. And yet, I still was a little bit in doubt if he was gonna snap and try to kill Ellie or not. And the way his arc ended was just brilliant. I don’t want to spoil anything, but he was just an overall great character.
Vaas from Far Cry 3 is also a really insane and unreliable character, you never knew where you had him. And that he didn’t have much time in the game just gave him that “Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs” kinda vibe.

saishyam001 19 July, 2013 @ 6:27 pm   94

There is no doubt in our minds that the enigmatic,psychophatic Clown Prince of Crime The Joker, is the best video game villian.
The Joker is the definition of the scene stealing wicked character who is more interesting than his superhero counterpart.The Joker is the smartest and sickest of all the villians.
A great villian is not one who is wicked,but the one who has depth and matter like The Joker..”Joker does not want Batman to be dead like other villains,But he wants Batman to LIVE in agony!”

ThomasakaDes 19 July, 2013 @ 6:28 pm   95

Harbinger from Mass Effect.
He’s trying to “harvest” everyone in the whole universe.
Every race.
Also he and Soverign has an awesome voice 😀
Harbinger: (from 1:18)
Soverign: (Soverign’s voice is cooler, but Harbinger is the boss Reaper)
Also, he’s massive.
Also, Mass Effect is my favorite game series.

VitaFan123 19 July, 2013 @ 6:28 pm   96

I think, for me, it would have to be those 20+ Metal Gear RAYS on extreme mode. It’s nail bitingly, hair pullingly, head smashingly, eye pokingley, excruciatingly, impossibly arduous. Man, I nearly hurled my Vita to the other side of the house! And I DID smash my PS2 controller. Battling more than 20 humongigantimmensenormous world threateningly nuclear weopans that can, what, walk?! and throw laser beams?! and launch missiles?! and throw homing missiles?! and regenerate?! AND ALL OF THIS WITHOUT ANY HUMAN ASSISSTANCE?!?! Holy Guacamole!!!!!!!!!!! All of that with 2 rations and 1 bandage! 😉

ZmRamos 19 July, 2013 @ 6:36 pm   97

Ares in the original God of War.

Not exactly due to his and Kratos’ interactions throughout the game, but mainly because of all one learns about their past. He is a true villain – bad, focused on his purpose and completely uncaring of the effects of his actions on others – and his only flaw as being a bad person (read Olympian God) was underestimating Kratos (which all villains tend to do).

cthulhu85 19 July, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   98

While I do love GLadOS, and have done so from the very first time I played Portal 1 and almost from the first sentence, I still think I need to go for Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.

I remember back when I was playing FF7, and he was one of the first villains that struck me as really evil and crazy. I imagined this voice in my head that was kinda creepy in the times he seemed crazy, and this milder version when he was being “normal”. I also, at that time, found his look to be awesome (and while it’s a cool look, I might not find it as awesome as back when the game was new).
The scene with Aerith (or Aeris if you prefer) is among one of the most memorable scenes of any video games at that time, and it was at that point that I shed some tears and felt that I needed to kill Sephiroth ASAP because he had gone insane.

It’s weird going back to Final Fantasy VII now, because I don’t have the same voice in my head as I read his lines, but back then it made all the differenece in the world to me to have a villain which somewhat really felt like a real person who was just crazy.

stealth421 19 July, 2013 @ 6:43 pm   99

Atlas/Frank Fontaine. An amazing twist midway turned a friendly voice over the radio into a great villain pulling your strings with three polite words…”would you kindly”.

eastavenge 19 July, 2013 @ 6:45 pm   100

The killzone 2 opening cutscene, used to give me goosebumps & brain chills back in the day.

The superbly voice acted Visari by Brian Cox was legendary. So wicked, twisted & sinister, you cannot help siding with him and the Helghast.

AaronSOLDIER 19 July, 2013 @ 6:46 pm   101

Kefka (FFVI) – The Joker of the Final Fantasy series; completely insane and just wants to watch the world burn (and half achieves that).


Sephiroth (FFVII) – The Darth Vader of the Final Fantasy series; starts off as an awesome ally, then his mind gets twisted and destroys anyone who gets in his way, walking through a sea of flames, possibly one of the most badass cutscenes from any videogame.

ffnuno 19 July, 2013 @ 6:51 pm   102

I vote for Master Xehanort from the Kingdom Hearts series.

First, he cares for nothing but his own goals and is merciless and remourceless. Second, and this is the main point, he is super persistent. I mean, he dies once, only to posess the hero´s body and send one of his friends to a dark dimension while forcing another to sacrifice his own heart, then he kills off his master and all his underlings and even himself, just so he could create his heartless and nobody, which have almost destroyed all worlds twice and both died just to come back stringer, and which would go back in time to convince his younger self to cause a chain reaction that would bring forth thirteen sides of himself into the future so as to be able to obtain ultimate power. He is super inteligent and has menipulated the whole world to proceed according to his plans.

I-Sandmano-l 19 July, 2013 @ 6:54 pm   103


Kobra110 19 July, 2013 @ 6:55 pm   104

It has to be the scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum, he not only scared the s**t outta me when he burst into the scene he also makes you believe that your game has broken, died, catastrophically failed :O. Only to reset and surprise you with a horribly devious new beginning. Evil smiling moons and babbling bats anyone? :).

ShadowFlex 19 July, 2013 @ 6:57 pm   105

Name: Wild Dog
Franchise: Time Crisis (One,Project titan, two, three and four)
Gender: Male
Hair Colour: Black/Silver
Accessories: Round specs with Blue Tint.
Arch Nemesis: V.S.S.E. Mainly Richard Miller
Crimes: Amassing a terrorist organization.
Kidnapping the presidents daughter.
Blowing up several localities.
Abusing the ancient Buddhist belief of reincarnation.
Bad Guy Quote: “VSSE, You Fools!” “Beaten by a couple of young punks.”

Now I know Time Crisis is bare boned when it comes to story content, and you might wonder how/why I came to this conclusion for villainous villain of all time. However, the simplicity of his evil and the frustration with his many (unlikely) returns make him more than just a bog standard villain. It may be the fact I played this at a bowling ally with the GunCon when I was younger, and found myself screaming “Why don’t you die!!!” while waving the plastic gun at the screen frantically. All I do know is this, of all the villains I sat and thought over, for some reason or another, this is the one that’s stuck with me. Playstation blog EU, You Fools!

grandcanary 19 July, 2013 @ 6:58 pm   106

One of these:
– Frank Fontaine (Bioshock)
– Lazarevic (Uncharted 2)
– GlaDos (Portal)
– Wheatley (Portal 2)
– Dr Nefarious (Ratchet & Clank)
– The Joker (Batman)
– Vaas (Farcry 3)

Mattiebo123 19 July, 2013 @ 7:02 pm   107

Although he looks like a cross-dressing jester, Zarok from the MediEvil series has to be one of the most evil villains on PlayStation. The stuff he does is pretty tame until you get a few levels into the first game, where he possesses an entire town of people who try to go into murder mode upon seeing Sir Daniel.

The worst part is these villagers can be killed. Doing so makes your job easier, but it also punishes you and so it’s really not ideal. And it’s not just grown men and women who he turns into bloodthirsty hooligans; he does it to the children too.

This was definitely one of my most memorable game levels from the PS1 era.

moonie131 19 July, 2013 @ 7:05 pm   108

It has to be Big Smoke from GTA: San Andreas.

I seriously hated this guy with a burning passion ever since he told me, “All you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ.”, about 50 times over after failing that God-forsaken mission every time.

As if that was not enough, he then sold himself out and betrayed Grove Street. Not cool. Never have I enjoyed killed a video game boss as much as him.

Grove Street 4 Lyf Homies! Except for you, Big Smoke.

ashton_philip 19 July, 2013 @ 7:05 pm   109

I think my favourite Villain of all time has to be Fontaine (Bioshock)*Spoilers if you haven’t finished Bioshock*. He is a very calculated intelligent antagonist and one you as the player are being stringed along by. The moment it is revealed that the “would you kindly” has been a catalyst for every action you’ve carried out in the game, you don’t just feel for the main character, you as a player feel like you have personally been tricked. It is one of the smartest twists in all of Videogames and one which creates a villain the player could never have foreseen. As a villain Fontaine (OR Atlas) is persuasive, intelligent and sly, he doesn’t carry out his own work, no instead he watches from a safe distance as you carry out his every desire.The fact that a villain could be so effecting on the player personally is a great accomplishment and one which ever since has left players looking for the next big twist.

So therefore personally I feel that Frank ‘Atlas’ Fontaine is my favourite villain of all time even if you don’t know he’s a villain to the last hour or so the shockwaves of this villain are felt and we as players feel deceived and cheated as Jack (the main character) felt.

Winckle 19 July, 2013 @ 7:07 pm   110

The most villainous villain is the ennemy in Pong! It is what started it all in gaming and it led to where we are today. When you play Pong, you think “Hey, this is fun, I’m going to crush this little ennemy paddle”. Then, after several minutes of play, you realise that this “thing” will never back down, will always be there to beat you and will crush your hopes and your soul by coming on top everytime. The simplicity and perfection of this ennemy make it the most villainous ennemy of all time.

akhmenhax 19 July, 2013 @ 7:10 pm   111

Of course the most beloved of super-villians in gaming has to be The Joker. He is perhaps the most menacing entity of all of Arkham City and is a personification of all that is evil. His face is very rarely ever seen yet his tricks and shenanigans are a an unexpected moments notice away. He is also perhaps the trendiest of villians, with his purple tux and green hair. His quotes are by far the most chilling and thought provoking:
“So how do you keep a secret from the World’s Greatest Detective? Well, do you know? You stick it right up under him. Right up under his long pointy nose, and wait.”

toxic-inferno 19 July, 2013 @ 7:18 pm   112

I’ve thought hard about this, and have come up with who I believe is the most evil, villainous villain in all of gamedom. I’ve considered several dozen worthy candidates, but none came close to being as awful as who I believe is the true King of Villains. The Joker? No. Gnasty Gnorc? Not even close. No, the true villain of gaming is…

The player. Yes, it’s true. The player takes control of a character, treating them like nothing more than a puppet, strips away that characters free will, and then forces them to do his or her bidding! This often involves killing hundreds and thousands of people in cold blood, destroying whole nations, stealing, lying and goodness knows how many other shady acts! Often, he or she lets those characters that they control die, or at least go through vast amounts of pain and agony, all for his or her amusement.

No sicker or more disturbed mind exists than the evil puppetmaster named… The Player

toxic-inferno 19 July, 2013 @ 7:19 pm   113

Oops, sorry for double post. My phone’s internet connection has been playing up.

Edvardcooper 19 July, 2013 @ 7:19 pm   114

This is hard choice for me but if I have to choose a real nasty villain then it’s Talbot from Uncharted 3.

During the game you start to dislike him the more you play. He drugs your friend to turn against you and then uses it to drug Drake, and then it looks like he killed Sully. Not to mention he’s also a big jerk.

silmorat1 19 July, 2013 @ 7:20 pm   115

It has to be Dr Ivo Robotnik (Eggman as he is more commonly known as). Yes anyone that can trap Sonic’s friends and enslave them into his robot army must be really really bad. Maybe its his large bushy moustache, maybe its his egg shaped frame, balding head or his deep booming voice (these things make him a nasty and vile character in my mind) He wants world domination in every game and will go through great lengths to try and obtain it, there can be no one more villianess than Eggman.
Plain and simple Eggman = very bad man (ie not a nice man)

Ulvenkai 19 July, 2013 @ 7:22 pm   116

For me, the greatest (and my personal favourite) video game villain would have to be Sony.

Why? Simple. I spent a small fortune buying a Playstation 3, I emigrated. I dragged that Playstation 3 over 10,000km, spent a small fortune in shipping costs as well. I bought a number of games on the Playstation Network. I even managed a couple of achievements.

Why is Sony then a villain, you ask? Because after all that, I asked support for help, I contacted them through Twitter and repeatedly, they couldn’t be bothered to respond or to migrate my PSN account’s region. I can no longer buy games because I can’t use the credit card of my new home. I’m told I should just “create a new account.” Why? And lose my achievements? My username? The games I own digitally on PSN?

No. The greatest villain of video gaming is the one that has you fall in love with them, and then abandons you when you need their support. And that, to me, would be Sony.


Picking the worst villain in a video game is no easy feat. There’s a number of factors that spring to mind when I think back through all my gaming experience to try and decide.
There’s the one who seemingly wouldn’t die, Ripto from the Spyro games in the PS one days, though he didn’t seem particularly dastardly to me.
Then there’s the ones with the memorable battles for varying reasons. *TLOU SPOILER ALERT* The terror of David’s battle from the Last of Us where one wrong move can bring him straight at you. Or the epic scale of the leviathon on Resistance 2, bigger than most skyscrapers. All three Uncharted games also had memorable bosses in one way or another.
Ultimately though, the boss I will resent for the rest of my life, is Killzone 2’s Radec. Specifically on Elite. The hours and hours it took me to defeat him, not to mention the entire ISA army’s worth of lives I lost to finally defeat him. For this reason alone, he is easily to worst boss I’ve ever had to face in any game, and the one I will always remember when all others are out done.

Xtro3000 19 July, 2013 @ 7:24 pm   118

vass from far cry 3 was the most believable and well acted psycho in any game. he was the star of the game. he made the game and was genuinely a delight to be afraid of

coisou 19 July, 2013 @ 7:25 pm   119

There’s so many great villains to pick, but one of the most memorable to me is Master D who looked exactly like Hitler (which he was called in the original Japanese version) from the NES-game Bionic Commando.

When you kill him you get a very gory close-up scene of Hitler’s head exploding. Needless to say when played at 90’s as a kid this was the coolest thing ever! I couldn’t believe Nintendo’s censorship department didn’t remove it.

PSN remake version Bionic Commando Rearmed also has this scene, check it out for laughs!

Chrome-Hazard 19 July, 2013 @ 7:26 pm   120

Dracula, from the Castlevania series, naturally.

Not only is ‘Dracula’ one of the greatest villains in general (within the realms of movies, tv and books), but he’s made a huge mark in the realm of video games too. Within the Castlevania games, he’s a villain that just DOESN’T die, not permanently anyway. Countless Belmonts have faught Dracs, but he just keeps comin’ back! Resurrected time and time again.

Not only that, but he commands a huge ever-changing magical castle filled hordes of demonic minions and gigantic monsters, all of whom serve the Count, gladly throwing away their own existence for him.

AND! The friggin’ grim reaper is his peon! He commands Death himself! Heck, in one game he even fuses/merges with Death to create a super demon form!

He’s iconic within the video game industry as one of the most memorable recurring villains of all time, up there with the likes of Dr. Robotnik, Bowser, Dr. Wily, Dr. Neo Cortex, etc.
An amazing villain from one of the best and longest running franchises out there!

Oh and I have to mention this! In the Lords of Shadow games *Spoiler Alert*…He’s also a Belmont! Which adds a whole new layer to his rivalry with his own Belmont clan!

Rijamita 19 July, 2013 @ 7:28 pm   121

The most villainous villain is every car I hit in the intersection during a race. They’re so evil and malicious, I just know they’re doing it on purpose and I can’t tell when and where they strike. Sometimes they even drive away after crash like nothing has happened so they can act the innocent again. Pure evil!

pineanas 19 July, 2013 @ 7:30 pm   122

Dr Nefarious! Because well…amongst all other evil qualities, he just hates SQUISHIES!

TheWaterBarron 19 July, 2013 @ 7:34 pm   123

Catherine Spoilers

I’m going to be weird and say Thomas Mutton, as Boss he just oozes cool you’re sitting chatting with him the whole game, he gives you one liners and gives you fancy drinks only to find out he’s the reason you’ve been climbing a tower of bizarre monsters and depressed sheep.

ThugETH 19 July, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   124

SHODAN from system shock, holds your hand throughout the game them BAM ultra cool AI enemy.
The twist was as good as the final fight but it ruined Bioshock for me as even though it was well executed,I kinda knew what to expect.

An hohonorable mention must go to Dracula from Symphony of the Night. Just because of the hoops you have to jump through to face him, and that you basically get the whole game over again to play through only with new enemies, an inverted map and awesome power ups!

tiago-kun 19 July, 2013 @ 7:37 pm   125

So… Spoilers for inFamous

I can only think of Kessler. He went back in time, devastated a whole city, killed millions of people, created an army of monsters and killed the person he loved the most in the world so his past self, Cole wouldn’t be as weak as him and become the hero he wasn’t able to be. Man is his own worst enemy, and nothing expresses that better than a man who destroyed everything around him and nearly himself, thinking he was doing it for the right reasons.

lianplay_1985 19 July, 2013 @ 7:37 pm   126

Probably have to say M.Bison from Street Fighter, just a crude, sinister character. also the abilities make him a superior fighter compare to the human like Guile and Ryu, certainly a living breathing monster!!!!

M.Bison, you ~~~~!!! (excuse my french)

jens15 19 July, 2013 @ 7:42 pm   127

Definitly “Boss” from Catherine. Challenging innocent couples to the edge of their relationship. Creating the perfect girl for the guy so that they fall in love with her and leave their current girlfriend. He’s a broken soul and want other people to feel his suffer. You can understand him in a way but it’s just terrible to do. In human form he was scared of everybody but when he was in a dream, he was literally “The Boss” :-p.

AnDriIZyThaBEST 19 July, 2013 @ 7:47 pm   128

Even Though He Was One of The Villains in Far Cry 3. I Really Love Vaas..

EmJayZay 19 July, 2013 @ 7:52 pm   129

Mr.Scratch from Alan Wake American Nightmare. The guy can appear really charming but he is all evil.
He is greedy, self-centered, prideful, arrogant, power hungry maniac who has no empathy towards anything. Absolutely anything.
This clip shows exactly what I mean. http://www.

Anthony Xue from Outcast is also pretty nice as villain because it shows how human attributes such arrogance can blind people from the truth and logic. The guy just won’t admit that he made a mistake which leads to his ultimate doom and even then he can’t see himself being the mistaken one. (Please help make a sequel for this game)

David from TLOU is ok as villain but as the game implies a bit that Joel was a Hunter as well for some time so I couldn’t say which is worse. The guy openly being bad guy (after revealing it) or the guy hiding his true face.

Dr.Nefarious is just comical villain but not that great in the end.

solid--raiden 19 July, 2013 @ 7:59 pm   130

ME from Skyrim… I stole from everyone including poor drug addicts who lived in sewers, I befriended a knight who strove the protect her town from the tyranny of thieves and unbeknownst to her I actually helped raise the thieves guild to unparalleled power, I worked for a group of religiously blinded assassins, I killed innumerable soldiers who either were just doing their job or were rebelling for what they believed was right, I bribed guards, I escaped jail, I committed genocide upon the ancient race of dragons and I helped instigate war… Pretty evil I’d say.

Paquete89 19 July, 2013 @ 8:02 pm   131

I just got to say thanks to all of you for being kind enough to warn us about spoilers, specially for the last of us, really appreciate it guys 😉

BlasterGeo 19 July, 2013 @ 8:03 pm   132

Senator from Metal Gear Solid Rising.

Golwar 19 July, 2013 @ 8:08 pm   133

Pretty much every second juvenile female character in japanese game is my worst villain, especially in JRPGs.
I can accept a certain level of cuteness … but good lord, I have my limits too! 😛

I know that the Japanese in RL also have a different stance on cuteness than we do. Females wearing all-pink fluffy costumes and such (just a minority ofc, but still). Really fearsome are their characters and their life credos though. Oh, and that they are usually almost still kids ofc.


My favourite gaming villain hmm…
Well the villain that give me the most nostalgic feeling is Ripto from Spyro a gate way to glimmer.
The most funny villain i have encountered is Doctor Nefarious and the villain that was most satisfying to beat was master Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts birht by sleep, but somehow Doctor Neo Cortex is in my mind the most iconic villain in playstation history and most likely my favourite gaming villain.

superJCwarrior 19 July, 2013 @ 8:11 pm   135

Citra from Far Cry 3 (Vaas’ sister)

I like how she seemed like a friend but all she really wanted was your child and once she was done banging you she puts a knife through your chest.
One the most memorable villians in my opinion, although I feel like a villain for doing that ending.

GYNGA7 19 July, 2013 @ 8:13 pm   136

Slender 😀

Podyman 19 July, 2013 @ 8:18 pm   137

Kefka – without a doubt. He’s completely evil. And least favorite villain – those two persons from Singstar. They always jump on me everytime i eject a disc from my PS3 and i can’t kill them. It’s really annoying.

MASPALOMAZ 19 July, 2013 @ 8:21 pm   138

There is more than one for me in that amazing Playstation history. For example the R-type games had great bosses on Plastation 1 already. And then there were the PS2 bosses that sometimes even kept us awake at night in our younger years and haunted us in our dreams.

Like The Hydra in God of War on Playstation 2, in a great game that does everything HUGE, you would expect some mighty bosses, but what you dont expect is one to show its amazingly gigantic face – actually three faces – five minutes into God of War’s opening gameplay. You are constantly reminded of the Hydra’s presence throughout the level and scarcity some, yet you’ll probably still stifle a nervous whimper when you clamber up the final shipwreck for the showdown 😉

Then we had Metallo in the game Superman Returns also on PS2… If Superman Returns devotedly followed the plot of the film, the worst Supes would have to come up against would be a megalomaniacal property developer. But our friends from Electronic Arts has instead wisely skimmed through the worst enemy gallery of the comics until their eye was caught by Metallo in a skyscraper-high exoskeleton. One of the most memorable enemys in a videogame of all time that still brings shivers upon my neck.

MASPALOMAZ 19 July, 2013 @ 8:22 pm   139

(cont)And I have to stick to PS2 even more… Tidal Wave also had an Optimus Prime – like (or even bigger) semi-truck like Robot-thing that truly is memorable. The visual highlight in a games full of visual highlights – truly impressive. Back then and even still today.

Now for PS3.. In Fallout 3 was some truly impressive gigantic “things” that followed you gave memorable boss duels – the Super Mutant Behemoths confrontation with one of these inexorable beasts at the Galaxy News Radio establishment which I will never forget in my gaming history.

From Portal, truly memorable is GLaDOS.

Sorry for still not mentioning Hideo Kojima , truly the iconic clash between metal monstrosities Metal Gear Rex and Metal Gear Ray on Shadow Moses Island in Metal Gear Solid 4 wrote gaming history – not just because you faced the enemy with Snake in the pilot seat.

Sucker Punchs PS3 exclusive super-powered spectacular game inFamous introduced a bit messy boss-fight but I still remember it to this day: Kessler who tries all possible and impossible ways to take you down 🙂

MASPALOMAZ 19 July, 2013 @ 8:22 pm   140

(cont)One of the best Boss Fights definately was Colonel Radec in Killzone 2. Hard as nails and ready to drive a rather sharp object through your eye socket if you let him, Radec isnt the most intelligent of boss battles – requiring you simply to run around dodging his attack – tho it still remains one tuff cookie to dispatch, especially on the higher difficulty settings, where that combat can last like half an hour (at least for me 🙂 ).

Also memorable was in Resistance 2 the fight Nathan Hale Vs. Leviathan.. It was like…. what would you get when you cross Godzilla, Chimera and set the action in the City of Chicago? A truly gripping boss battle with enemys of epic size hopping on the Chicago skyline. One of the highlights of a truly great game.

Of course we cannot forget Shadow of the Colossus, fighting Avion.
Jack Krauser in RE4. Mr. freeze in Batman. The Dragon’s in Vagrant Story. Crying Wolf, Metal Gear Rex, The End in MGS. Crawmerax the Invincible in Borderlands. The Imperial Star Destroyer in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

But if I would have to decide for one .. which is impossible .. I would just say that Spider from Limbo 🙂

Wowerine 19 July, 2013 @ 8:28 pm   141

Now you might not see this coming. But this guy was a very memorable character to me. While not the main character, he certainly beats the main character in all possible evil and vile stuff.

Gnarl, the Minion Master and Devoted Servant of Darkness – from the Overlord series.

So he is the first minion, older than all the Overlords, and I am pretty sure that he is the puppet master for all the vile things the Overlords are occupied with. You also got to love that smokey, hissy voice, and quoting his words would be preaching pure evil, and we would certainly want to do that – in his voice if possible.

“You can now control 15 Minions! 15! That’s double the number of brain cells in the average sheep!”
“Without their females the Elven race would be wiped from the face of this land! No more Elves? Ah, be still my beating heart!”
“One last thing, Sire… Killing innocents, and I use the term loosely, increases your Corruption level.”

And so on… Gotta love Gnarl, after all he helped us reestablish our dark domain! Muahahahaha

SupermatthewS 19 July, 2013 @ 8:32 pm   142


Origami Killer: Heavy Rain (a.k.a Scott Shelby)

I think Killing young boys and then leaving an orchid and an origami in their hands is creepy. Seriously creepy. It’s disturbing and a little sad. He grows up and decides to re-enact the same scenario from the event with his brother with a few unlucky kids!. I know it was because of his childhood (his own father let his brother drown)Talk about some serious daddy issues, but Killing kids is just pure Evil. Scott sets up five brutal trials for Ethan, that test him in sick ways like cutting off his own finger. Uhhh.

In my opinion Scott Shelby is the most villainous villain I’ve ever come across in a game because he is a murderer as merciless and ruthless as Death itself. A sick minded child killer.

Paquete89 19 July, 2013 @ 8:36 pm   143

My favourite videogame villain is, without a doubt, VAMP from the Metal Gear Solid Series. In fact, I dare to say he is my favourite villain period, across all mediums. That character is a testament to the genius that is Hideo Kojima
You get to meet him in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (my favourite from the series). Before you even meet him you’re already scared of him. You end up in this corridor filled with dead bodies and gallons of blood.Then you see a soldier (the last man standing) shooting everywhere. And a misterious figure drops from above and slashes him into a fountain of blood, without a blink, no hesitation. He drinks his blood. And he cuts himself in the chest (“five today” he says in a menacing voice by the incredible Philip Lamarr). And who can forget the boss battle Raiden has with him. I was using all my bullets and rockets and he looked, well, immortal. And what about his comeback in MGS4? (best comeback ever!) I will never forget when he utters “Could you be the one to Finally finish me?”. Everything from his look to his voice, his backstory (had to drink his family blood to survive!), his relationship with Fortune and fights with Raiden, is absolutely a masterpiece in gaming storytelling

Coody-Baroody 19 July, 2013 @ 8:38 pm   144

There are a few awesome villains that I will always remember.

But my choice has to be the Cordiceps fungus and Infected in The Last Of Us. They may not be the games antagonist per say but the fungus infection itself could be described as the games ‘Villain’.
The way the fungus and the Infected have a complete biological cycle made each encounter with each infected person and their different stages of infection a real cause for thought.

You see these poor people being overcome by the disease when you see a Runner just stood there crying and whimpering as it takes over their body and mind and then seeing the next stage on being the Clickers that have lost all sight and rely on echo location with that BONE CHILLING clicking and when an infected dies it lies in a corner and the fungus then sprouts out of it in all directions to germinate and therefore try and be passed on to anyone unlucky enough to breath in its spores.

Naughty Dog didn’t just give us a generic zombie type shuffling walking dead that we’ve seen so many times before and the sheer weight, detail and believable complexity of the fungus/infected back story and biological cycle make it my favourite ‘villain’ by a long way.

Rodia_73 19 July, 2013 @ 8:46 pm   145

Bobby Kotick.

Lcslick 19 July, 2013 @ 8:50 pm   146

The white witch for Ni no Kuni. I mean the game can look quite cutesy and kiddish at a first glance but she bring the game away form that and brings it to a darker place, and to make a game like Ni no kuni seem that way where you play as a little boy has to mean she is extremely evil.. and lets face it she is one B**** of a Witch!! Lucky i have my trusted familiar “Slick” to stop her.

CamoTee 19 July, 2013 @ 8:52 pm   147

The biggest video game villain of all time has to be Ganon from The Legend of Zelda. His creepy face and red hair used to scare me as a kid and there was no better feeling than defeating him and completing that epic game!

dark_angel69 19 July, 2013 @ 8:53 pm   148

I noticed a few people already mentioned characters I wanted to say so will choose another.

My villain is Dante in Uncharted Golden Abyss.


Reason for picking him is because he was an old friend of Drake only to have turned against him and tried to kill him. When Dante arrived at the Golden Abyss, he reveals that he knew about the radiation and was still intending to sell the irradiated gold onto the black market. Drank was then forced to fight him while he tried to kill him with a knife. We can never know when an old friend turns against us for money and even willing to kill us to get their way

dark_angel69 19 July, 2013 @ 8:55 pm   149

Whoops, meant Drake not Drank. lmao

Batist85 19 July, 2013 @ 9:01 pm   150


layibg those evil traps…

poor clickers :’-(

bradigor1981 19 July, 2013 @ 9:02 pm   151

David from The Last Of Us…


Well not my favourite, it is more that he terrified me. When you first meet him you do feel something is off, but then the next segment of the game not only makes Ellie feel a little comfortable with him, but yourself also.

Then that reveal, he just becomes terrifying… he at first comes across as pure evil, but you know he has been driven to the point he has, much in the same way Joel turns from non-interested, just a job, to will do anything for Ellie. David isn’t driven by greed, or any of the usual reasons for a villain in games. He has been destroyed by the world around him and doesn’t care for consequence any longer.

The moments in the restaurant followed by the panic playing back as Joel to save Ellie were driven by the knowledge that this man just didn’t have any sense of moral judgement left.

He is the perfect villain, because he isn’t just a villain, he is a man, a man who is in a very, very dark place.

Batist85 19 July, 2013 @ 9:02 pm   152

laying* no edit button 🙁 evil blog 🙁

TheVladXp 19 July, 2013 @ 9:07 pm   153

Sin from Final Fantasy X, he destroyed Kilika like it was nothing, and then the revelation that Sin is Jecht made me even angrier at him, and after all that he is immortal(unless you are Tidus).

jofoxy29 19 July, 2013 @ 9:17 pm   154

I would have to go with Sephiroth from FFVII.
It took me ages to finally defeat him. I used to give up and leave it for months then when I came back to try again, I would restart the whole game. But I eventually did it. I think he is also a likeable villain even though he’s evil but he’s always the one that comes to mind when someone says villain.

WayfaringWalrus 19 July, 2013 @ 9:17 pm   155

It still has to be Sephiroth (FF7) for me. I still remember quaking in my boots at the thought of having to fight him. The guy was the epitome of evil! Just thinking about him murdering Aeris, even all these years later, still makes me feel a little sad inside. Even though she was only a video game character, you still had an emotional attachment. It’s that kind of thing that is what truly makes game narratives on a par with cinematic narratives – when you genuinely hate someone so much that you feel the need to get your revenge on them. I can’t remember many others in any game since having such a profound effect on me.

LifaNL 19 July, 2013 @ 9:18 pm   156

Lazarivic from Uncharted 2. I never hated a character like that before.He had no mercy and no conscious at all. When he killed Jeff,the cameraman, I was so sad. The way he treated everyone even his own men was awful.

Preztail 19 July, 2013 @ 9:21 pm   157

Mine is ganondorf from legend of Zelda ocarina of time when you confront him at the end and he is playing a organ! pure evil

hfred123 19 July, 2013 @ 9:24 pm   158

Big Boss. Kojima built up such a special relationship with this character. He starts off as your father/mentor and it turns out he has his own plans regardless of Snake. It was such a betrayal in MG1 that it will stick with me for years to come.

Your feelings towards Big Boss really fluctuates. In MG1 and MG2 you just want to put a stop to his plans. In MGS1 and MGS2 his backstory gets more fleshed out, and you get more intrigued than upset at him for his actions.

Then MGS3 came along, and it’s to date my favorite game. It shed a completely new light on one of the most awesome characters within entertainment. You are with Naked Snake in the jungle. You suffer along side of him. By the end, you will have realized a lot of things. Big Boss wasn’t born, he was made.

Then came MGS4, and had one of the most awesome after credits scenes I’ve ever seen. The fatherly hug, and his explanation to Snake gives me goosebumps every time.

And let’s not forget Peace Walker, as well as the upcoming MGS V!

I don’t think any villain in gaming has been as well fleshed out as him. *Salute for you*

tophit101 19 July, 2013 @ 9:26 pm   159

Its clearly Joker from the Batman games. You think he’s secure, think again. Feeling the effects of an overdosage of Titan ? Lets get my best buddie Batman on the case (BASEBALL BAT). Think you’ve got him ? No, look again, does Clayface look like Joker NOW ? And all the while you get to travel around Arkham while your most deadly nemesis bonds with you over the comms. The horror.


My mind went immediately to the Playstation 1 game Suikoden II, and the bad guy Luca Blight and this moment from early on in the game: he destroys a village and a civilian pleads for her life, he tells her to act like a pig and she starts oinking on all fours to which he just responds DIE PIG and slashes her with his sword.

campo7 19 July, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   161

Metal gear solid 1 psyco mantis that bad un could read my memory card and made me unplug my controller dirty cheat

A_Nonny_Moose 19 July, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   162

Heihachi Mishima.

Tekken was my first Playstation game and he kicked my ass as the final boss. He threw his young son off a cliff just as a test, then later he threw him into a volcano. He also adopted another son just to make his real son jealous. After he’d killed his son (or so he thought at least), he found his grandson, and raised and trained him pretty nicely, but only so he would powerful enough to draw out the demon Ogre. Once that was done he threw his grandson out of a plane (although that ending wasn’t canon). Later on we found out he’d locked his father in a dungeon for decades.

He’s the ultimate villain because all of his evilness is directed at his own family. There’s no love, no care, not even any respect for anyone but himself. A lot of villains have a secret soft side, or one person they love, or a sob story to explain how they became a villain. Not Heihachi. He’s just straight up evil because he chooses to be.

tombraiders 19 July, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   163

That Little Boy in Mass Effect 3! He made you chose between 3 crappy endings to an awesome trilogy! Sure the extended cut made the endings a lot better, but that little brat made the internet turn into a warzone for crazy fans who were voicing their opinions of the ending in a disrespectful way! The little kid made many a few Mass Effect fan cry and was definitely the biggest troll of 2012!

Le_Stifmeister13 19 July, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   164

For me the greatest villain of them all is Joker. This iconic and insane character is frightening not just because he can kill you (and others) or make you suffer but because he is psychotic and has total anarchic freedom. But still, being a great villain, he is a beloved character not just because everything to him is a joke but fundamentally because him and Batman are such fundamentally similar. They act as skewed mirror images of each other, giving the other a purpose he could never have without his counterpart, and that is what makes his death in Batman Arkham City even more disturbing and depressing. Even though he has a villain i am sure that no one whanted to see him gone, not even Batman.

King_Paul_VII 19 July, 2013 @ 9:53 pm   165

GIGA DARKDEATH EVILMAN. Because sometimes, ‘Darkdeath Evilman’ just isn’t enough. And occasionally, ‘Giant Darkdeath Evilman’ won’t cut the mustard either.

And of course, everyone knows that you’re not a properly evil end-boss unless you’ve got at least three different forms.

(On a serious note, more people need to play Z.H.P. Definitely my favourite PSP game ever!)

law952 19 July, 2013 @ 9:54 pm   166

Who to choose DR Nefarious from Ratchet and Clank, or Kefka from Final Fantasy IV.
They are both great villains as you never know whether to be scared of them, or laugh at their every line, and Kefka being the first character in a Final Fantasy game to be heard, even if it’s it’s just an evil laugh, makes him a little more special over other Final Fantasy villains. However, because of how good the voice actor and animation of Dr Nefarious is I would have to choose him. I may have to play Ratchet and Clank again just to hear his laugh. GOOD TIMES!

ryleeei 19 July, 2013 @ 9:57 pm   167

Lance Vance is easily the most villainous villain we’ve ever seen in games. This guy may not have been exactly a Vice City nightmare who drinks blood and steals nuttela, but his acts have been villanous on the most intimate level.
Srsly, he broke our hearts. He was supposed to be our criminal dr. Watson, but just had to go and ruin seemingly eternal friendship, because of money, power-hunger and envy. He had been one of the most likeable gaming side-kicks, so we loved Lance like we could love a brother made of 1’s and 0’s. But he stabbed us right in the back.
So, yeah, that guy is quite an evildoer.

mman1235 19 July, 2013 @ 9:59 pm   168

My favorite villain of all time has to be,

Lavos from Chrono Trigger.
Truly one the greatest JRPG ever!
and one of my (many) favorite games of all time!!!

The real ingenus-ity of this horrifying looking alien beast,
is the fact that you can pretty much face him whenever you want throughout the game,

2/4’s of the way through the game you get to see the true power of Lavos as he destroys the entirety of the Earth’s surface.

the sheer fact of knowing just how evil and powerful this guy and the fact you can face him whenever you want to end the game,
even when not getting to the actual end,
and to get one of the many different endings,
is both unique and really scary.

Heck 3/4’s through the game, Lavos freaking beats the crap out of your team in his 1ST ATTACK!

And than when you finally fight the monster in one of the many ways you can approach the fight
(my favorite has to be crashing your spaceship/time machine into Lavos),
You have an extremely epic battle, with various forms and beautiful music!!!

That is what defines Lavos as one of my favorite villain’s of all time.

Evil-LoPo 19 July, 2013 @ 10:06 pm   169

Sif the Great Grey Wolf. Not sure if I should call Sif a villain or not but he was the first character to come into my mind when I read the question. I remember how a lot of people hated Sif because he was strong and his fighting style was tricky, but then they understood the story, and after that the dlc came out and the tears followed it. I don’t wanna spoil anything but whoever played Dark Souls (and the dlc) would probably know what I’m talking about.

asterbourne 19 July, 2013 @ 10:07 pm   170

Whenever I think of any type of villains, the very first “long” game that I ever beat comes to mind. It was “Castle Excellent” for NES and I was 9 years old. That game is full of dead-ends and only 3 lives were given, if I remember correctly. The worst part of the cartridge was that if you pressed the “pause” button, the menu with the “save” option came up, but on my console it was impossible to save anything ( which may have to do with the fact that I grew up in the Soviet Union, and our version of NES console was called “Dandy” and was a totally pirated but nevertheless very widely commercialized clone of the original NES).

asterbourne 19 July, 2013 @ 10:09 pm   171

That game was based on a 10×10 rooms grid with varying challenges for each room. In order to progress, you had to collect keys of multiple colors, as each door would only open with the corresponding key. The layout of the rooms was non-linear, that is to say that in most of the rooms you had the option of choosing to use the colored key to enter a new room that may end up being a dead end if you did not have additional keys, while very often it was impossible to return to the room you came from (either a long drop, so u can’t jump back, or spikes, or elevators, or water, which was evil in its own right).
That game does contain villains in a traditional sense, and you had to both time and be pixel-perfect to kill anyone with a tiny sword you were equipped with. But the true villain was the inability to go back to the rooms which contained critical keys, even if u had an extra life. For example, if you had to go underwater, you had to use scuba gear-like item, which did not respawn, effectively creating a 1 way route.

asterbourne 19 July, 2013 @ 10:11 pm   172

I fondly remember getting up at around 8 or 9 am on hot summer days, and firing the game up. It will then take me until about 12 pm to reach a point where I was last stuck in, in order to have another trial by error (even though I was 9, I was already savvy enough to record on paper all of my movements and key locations, lol). If I chose a wrong room at this point, and get stuck again, would mean another 3 hours to get back to the same spot, trying not to get killed in the process.
The bloody Fairy, who you were supposed to save, was a greatest villain of them all, as you were able to enter the room she was in well before you had the correct keys to open her doors and were forced to travel for another few hours all over the castle before you had any chance of opening 3 brown (most rare type of key) and 2 green doors in a row, which would lead to her rescue and game completion.

ten-bucks 19 July, 2013 @ 10:19 pm   173

the worst villian is 1 of my friends on black ops 2. playing multiplayer hardcore if I get a care package he trys to shoot me in the back to steal it. BAD BAD BAD MAN

loonyspoony 19 July, 2013 @ 10:28 pm   174

There’s been some great video game villains recently mainly brought about by the more sinister details provided by improved graphics. The fantastic Joker and his surprisingly sexy sidekick Harley Quinn from Batman Atkham City, Vaas from Far Cry 3 who really should have stayed on into the second half of the game to be a true great even if he was a little camp.
But I like the sinister to be mellowed by a bit of humour and while Glados had those attributes I just can’t see past Wheatley as a superb character who whilst a bumbling super villain in the true sense of the words and a sandwich short of a picnic, he provided memorable gaming moments (although Glados the potato runs him close).
The villain doesn’t have to be the final boss level of a game lasting 15mins of button presses, you can get just as much joy out of of the strange and subtle bosses who just entertain you during the game rather than scaring the bejesus out of you at the end by turning into a three headed octopus.

LikeABossNT 19 July, 2013 @ 10:29 pm   175

Handsome Jack from Borderland 2.
He’s just so funny in his own way. ( Black humor, sarcasm, making fun of the vault hunters ) He is just the most fun Villain I have ever seen.

mozzie1 19 July, 2013 @ 10:34 pm   176

Oh, the most villainous villains of all villains is without a doubt the cars from Frogger. The poor, innocent little frog is constantly pursued by these cold, heartless drivers, when all he wants to do is get across the river to his frog-wife and frog-kids. The worst part about it, is they have no real motivation to want Frogger dead. They’re just too selfish to deviate even a little from their perfectly linear paths in order to avoid him. As Alfred once said ‘Some men just want to watch the world burn.’

YashaFox 19 July, 2013 @ 10:39 pm   177

What does it take for the villain to be the embodiment of malice and evil incarnated?

First of all, it takes immense physical power and the ability to harness mystical forces. Power to decimate the players in mere seconds. One needs a lot of dedication to defeat the good villain.
Secondly, he needs an unquenchable thirst for even more power. A thirst so great, that to satisfy it, he needs huge tornadoes of souls to serve as his meal.
Then, it takes disregard of all, who try to engage in seemingly hopeless struggle to stop the villain. Taunting them constantly is a perfect example of that. What is the purpose of taking them seriously if they are just another little bugs to squash?
It also takes perseverance. Simply having your heart ripped out of his chest is not going to stop the villain from coming back… even more determined to decimate everything in his path.

The most villainous villain is none other than the mighty Konqueror of World, Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat fighting game series!

BobfocRJG 19 July, 2013 @ 10:44 pm   178

It’s Edgar Ross from Red Dead Redemption, if only because he’s the only villain who made me feel genuinely ticked off in real life.


I’ll paint the picture. I, John Marston, was a troubled man, a man who had done terrible things during the course of a lifestyle wrought with callousness and unspeakable skullduggery. But I wanted to change. I’d left that lifestyle behind, and now, the road to the titular redemption had revealed itself. I vowed to erase the ghosts of my past, engaging in such noble acts as saving innocent women from lynch mobs, reclaiming an old fellow’s stolen wagon and picking flowers. Actually, scratch that last one.

Anyway, along came Bureaucrat McPencilpusher to ruin my spritual rebirth. I spent several in-game hours enduring his tired witticisms and vanquished the toughest hoodlums in the Old West for him, and what does he do in return? Has me shot, the ungrateful sod.

mnemonic-dk 19 July, 2013 @ 10:45 pm   179

Surely there is no greater villain than the mighty Ghost Pirate LeChuck from the Monkey Island games?

I mean – He even has his own area in Playstation Home! EOD.

ramsoliveira 19 July, 2013 @ 10:45 pm   180

My Villain come with a SPOILER ALERT.

The origami killer in Heavy Rain

I know he suffered problems when he was a kid, and had a big loss. But because of that, make moms, fathers suffer in the mind and body that type of punishment is too much. As a father i got me wondering how far i would go to safe my son, but even more that he had no exchses to destroying lives like he did. For me one of the most human and bad villain in games.

TiagoJMC 19 July, 2013 @ 10:49 pm   181

For me, the most villainous villain has to be Metal Gear Solid “PSYCHO MANTIS” for so many reasons, i’ll explain just some.
Once upon a time in the winter of 1999, i was just a kid that loved his PLAYSTATION more than anything, i would play the console during all the free moments of the day.
One day, while playing Metal gear solid, i get to a nice decorated room in the game along with Meryl, i think “wow this looks so nice”. I start looking around the room and the next thing i see is Meryl pointing the gun at me while saying some crazy things, all i could think of was “omg what did i do wrong for her to be shooting me?”.
After some time i knock her down and finally meet the true evil “PSYCHO MANTIS”, the character himself was weird enough to freak me out with that suit and mask and the flying and the voice and the creepy music…anyway, he just starts talking about all that psyckokinesis and telepathy and im like “what the hell is that???”…

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TiagoJMC 19 July, 2013 @ 10:51 pm   182

…at that moment i was already overwhelmed by all that information and crazy names but thats just when he starts talking about reading my soul and says “You like Castlevania don’t you?”, being just a kid and Castlevania being one of my favourite games, i jump off my chair and start to freak out saying “NO WAY! IMPOSSIBLE”.
The battle begins and im still shaking, my mom enters the room and sees me freaking out “what are you doing? whats going on?” she asks while im in the battle but can’t hit a single shot on the damn thing, suddenly the TV screen goes black and starts doing a “BEEE” sound only saying “HIDEO”. I open my arms and say “What?” my mom looks at me and asks “Whats a Hideo?”, the TV goes back to normal and into the fight, but i still can’t hit anything, 10 seconds later the screen goes “BEEEE” again. My mom tells me “you have been playing these games too much, now you broke the TV” turns it off “No more PLAYSTATION for 3 days”. For 3 days i couldn’t sleep just thinking “Did he read my mind? Did i break the damn TV? and most importantly, WHAT THE HELL IS A “HIDEO”!!??…

pinkplaybunny 19 July, 2013 @ 10:56 pm   183

It has to be Zero Jr. From zero escape virtues last reward. Initially the game reminded me a bit of the film Saw 2. So I described him as Jigsaw, if he was a cute, evil, Japense anime bunny, with a great evil laugh that sounds so creepy with all the Japanese language! Thought he was so great I got the avatar!

Ants_Pai 19 July, 2013 @ 10:57 pm   184

Nathan Drake, he ruthlessly kills people and never seems to care… Oh wait…

MonsieurKoala 19 July, 2013 @ 11:00 pm   185

It has to ne … Me!

When I first played to Bioshock ans confronted an artist, a bad guy, so charismatic… whose name was Sander Cohen, as I…

radical173 19 July, 2013 @ 11:01 pm   186

VERGIL from devil may cry 3 hes just badass one of those power hungry types

dale619 19 July, 2013 @ 11:03 pm   187

I think my favourite villain in a game was probably Domino, in the amazing pc game that is Grim Fandango that game came out in the 90s and yet never gets old, ive finished it countless times. The thing is with this game is i guess you could say the main character (Manny Calavera) is also a villain too as he is technically the grim reaper! Domino comes across as the bigger man and thinks he can tell Manny what to do and controls his feelings and it also tries to make the player scared of him too and makes you think exactly what Manny is thinking, but in the end Domino finds out who the better person is and not in a pleasant way haha but why does it matter if hes already dead!

My favourite gaming villain has to be Andross from Starfox 64.

Not only is he my favourite villain, he was also the first villain I had ever encountered in a game. He has all the makings of a perfect villain: A scientist with pure intentions at first who then develops a lust for power which in turn brings him to the point of insanity. Not only that but how many other video game villains are portrayed as a giant head with two giant hands? Even to this day the character still creeps me out.

stealthstu007 19 July, 2013 @ 11:08 pm   189

RETRO!!! The Pac-Man ghosts!!

Those bad boys never give up, as long as your grabbing little white pills, they are trying to stop. I have no idea why they have it in for Pac-Man so bad – maybe those little white dots are actually baby ghosts, who knows. In fact, no one will ever know as Pac-Man has eaten them all.

Even when eaten and sent to the middle zone, they will not sit still, desperate to stop Pac-Man. and that reason, their relentless pursuit is why they are my favorite baddies ever!!!


The most villainous villain – is Diablo, because it was killing me and my friends a lot of times.

radical173 19 July, 2013 @ 11:18 pm   191

VERGIL from devil may cry 3 hes mother got killed by demons and from then on he had an obsetion with power and when hes brother dante (nearly killed him) before hes death he became good just watch the last battle between dante and vergil on dmc 3

Miro33no 19 July, 2013 @ 11:18 pm   192

In my opining the most evil character can became the PLAYER HIMSELF. I think most of you guys tried being evil in a game that allows it. Lets look at Elder Scrolls games for example. What can be more evil then acting good to people of a small village, helping them with their every day problems and making their lives easier … Just to mercilessly slaughter them later on. You can torture people as you want by using anything at your disposal, from fire through blades or even pure dark energy. With all this tools and possibilities, its just up to your twisted mind what you can do. And thats why I think YOU can become the most evil being in the world.

GrytEcHoG 19 July, 2013 @ 11:19 pm   193

My favorite one is Kain from Legacy of Kain for his fearful appearance, violent voice, intelligent plans, bloody story and brutal tactics has become my memorable one,

azzatronics 19 July, 2013 @ 11:31 pm   194

The Boss in MGS3. An anti villain in the game where there is more than meets the eye. Having to kill your mentor, someone who has raised you…. It would be tough. The setting, the story, the atmosphere.. it has to be one of the most regrettable boss fights I have beaten….

sevorg2 19 July, 2013 @ 11:37 pm   195

i would have to say handsome jack from borderlands 2 because you play through most of the game hardly seeing him and still from all the echo recordings and the communications to the player he comes off as charismatic, sarcastic, intelligent, and charming which just by being like that he makes him self so memorable

toxic-inferno 19 July, 2013 @ 11:39 pm   196

Been trying to post this since 5:30, with no luck. So far, none of my posts have appeared, and I’ve received messages about moderation, so I apologise for this being so late!

I’ve thought hard about this, and have come up with who I believe is the most evil, villainous villain in all of gamedom. I’ve considered several dozen worthy candidates, but none came close to being as awful as who I believe is the true King of Villains. The Joker? No. Gnasty Gnorc? Not even close. No, the true villain of gaming is…

The player. Yes, it’s true. The player takes control of a character, treating them like nothing more than a puppet, shreds that characters free will, and then forces them to do his or her bidding!

Gameboys123 19 July, 2013 @ 11:52 pm   197

The Joker, Vaas and Bowser are definately up there. The first two cause they are insane, which is a really good thing in villians. And Bowser basically because he is a classic.

BBear_27 19 July, 2013 @ 11:55 pm   198

Psycho Mantis, metal gear solid 1. What a way to defeat a boss completely breaking that 4th wall by having to literally switch controller ports so he can’t read your controller inputs (and it was just awesome that he could read your memory card, I was always ‘reckless’ for not saving enough 😛 OOOO and him moving your controller on the floor :-D). Plus he tried to get meryl to shoot you then shoot herself, and that haunting music whenever you go through that office after you’ve defeated them is so creepy and depressing at the same time, no other villain has had that much impact on me.

rutea7 19 July, 2013 @ 11:56 pm   199

I’m gonna go really old school and say Kefka from Final Fantasy 6, that raving lunatic was a joy to watch, his crazy bit laughter and… the best theme song a villain could ask for: “Dancing Mad”.

All in all the most sadistic guy you could find in a videogame, he always looks like he gets a real kick out of his evil doing.

Robbaq 20 July, 2013 @ 12:07 am   200

My vote goes to Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2. Don’t let the dumbed down version from the movies or the cheap ripoffs from later games fool you – this guy will scare the pants off of you.
His design is wonderful – this pyramid is not a helmet, it’s actually his head. And that sword of his? It may seem ridiculous at first, and PH may struggle to swing it, but when it connects – one-hit kill.
More importantly, PH just keeps you on your toes all the time. First time he’s behind some bars, and he just stands there, looking at you. Then you see him having his way with one of the monsters, which might be one of the most disturbing video game moments ever. Then he ambushes you, twice. When he does it yet again, it’s not in a cutscene… He just materializes right behind you, and you’d better notice it fast.
Later you get his sword, which is unsettling to say the least. And when you see him for the last time… there are now TWO Pyramid Heads! ! Cue one of the most epic boss battles of the PS2 era.
And the best part? His involvement with the plot. A manifestation of the protagonist’s guilt, constantly stalking and torturing him… THE perfect survival horror villain.

jimbob12345678 20 July, 2013 @ 12:18 am   201

For me its gotta be the origami killer from heavy rain. He’s very reminiscent of Jigsaw from the SAW films. (My favourite film series of all time) Not just a ‘Im gonna kill everyone’ kind of villain, but one that targets a specific type of person and gives them the oppertunity to prove that they are worthy enough to continue on with their life.

It provides the ground for a great debate. (ironically) Is the jigsaw killer actually a bad person or not. On one hand he is torturing and/or killing people but on the other hand those who survive will be better off for it… (and need that element of danger to ‘wake up’ and be the person they should be)

The lead character in heavy rain has to do a lot of bad things throughout the game to pass his trials and rescue his son but THAT ONE SCENE where you have to amputate your own finger in front of a camera is so intense it will stay with me for a lifetime. It has already been years since I played the game and I can remember it plain as day, and that’s why the origami killer remains my favourite, most badass villain of all time!

smitj019 20 July, 2013 @ 12:25 am   202

“Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?” “A man chooses…” “So slow to catch on…” “Over?! Why, my dear, delusional Dark Knight, it hasn’t even begun!” “This is your fault. I’m going to kill you. And all the cake is gone…”
Vaas/ Andrew Ryan/ Wesker/ Joker/ GLaDOS
“Not very classy for someone’s dying words” Vergil from the Devil May Cry series is by far my favourite video game villain of all time! Virgil is very honourable in the battle field and off, unlike his half demonic brother; he upholds class and a sense of control. Virgil is not an insane pirate or super human, hell not even a cake loving robot! Virgil is sane he is smart and most important VERY fast and VERY strong as quoted “You could have chopped me into confetti by now if you were in tip-top condition!” His demonic powers rival that of any villain out there causing major destruction to all who oppose him. His half human side is present and this is what makes him terrifying he has a heart and shows it by sparing those who are nothing to him even save given it helps him… Vengeance and power consumed him after his mother’s untimely death.
All this leave Vergil as my number one SON OF A B****!

theKING162 20 July, 2013 @ 12:37 am   203

GLaDOS ( Portal series ), Vaas ( far cry 3), Joker ( batman arkham series ) , Ocelot ( metal gear series ) , david ( The Last Of Us ) , comstock ( Bioshock infinite )… and the list goes on .

i like the kind of villains that thinks that hes doing good for the world on his on terms .

i also like the psycho villains like joker and vaas .


Not really a villain as such like most games, but he’s considered a ‘baddy’ for the most part due to being part of Dong Zhuo’s army.

Lu Bu from the Dynasty Warriors Series. In every game he’s been in, he’s been super toughed up stats wise so he’s a pain to kill no matter what difficulty you are on. I remember when I used to play Dynasty Warriors 3 to the point of callouses on my thumbs; my heart would pound as I approached him at Hu Lao Gate and I know I’m going to have to run around like a headless chicken looking for health whilst he chases me atop Red Hare…I even ended up shouting at the tv screen “go away…crap, crap…run run”…good times.

Plus his outfits are always super cool looking, especially his black one in the later instalments.

Lymmusic 20 July, 2013 @ 12:47 am   205

Joel from The Last of Us.

There’s survival, and there’s selfishness. Joel uses the former to excuse the latter.

deadlyplacebo 20 July, 2013 @ 1:00 am   206

I know it’s an odd choice. But Frank Fontaine from Bioshock.


Frank Fontaine changed the way I think about the expression “Would you kindly…?”
A man willing to do anything to gain power. Literally anything. Kill women, kill children, kill anyone and everyone it takes to seize power of Rapture.

Truly a great, if awfully evil villan!

deadlyplacebo 20 July, 2013 @ 1:05 am   207

Also, I know what you mean about that boss at the end of Hotline: Miami. An absolute pain. Those pesky jaguars kept getting me over and over again! Then him with his uzi’s!

Lunastra78 20 July, 2013 @ 1:06 am   208

My favorite villain is the evil wizard Manannan from King’s Quest 3(1986). The first part of the game consists mainly of being held captive by the wizard as a servant, whilst being forced to work as a slave in his manse, doing dull routine work like cleaning and emptying the wizards chamber pot(ewwwww!).

Failure to do such chores would result in punishment like being hung upside-down from the ceiling or being turned to a snail for a few minutes. But committing more serious offenses, like trying to escape or try messing around with spell ingredients or Manannans spell books would invariably lead to certain death – by a spell of disintegration.

I was a kid the first time I played the game, and trying to learn the necessary spells behind the wizards back, in order to defeat him and gain freedom – was a never-wracking experience! The wizard would often suddenly teleport into the room while I was searching through a drawer – almost giving me a heart attack(at the age of 9)!

No game I’ve played since has ever featured a villain that commanded as much respect and fear as the evil wizard Manannan.

SammY_JC 20 July, 2013 @ 1:08 am   209

*The Last of Us spoilers*

I’ve been spoiled when it comes to villains recently, having just experiencing the brilliance of Breaking Bad’s Gus, and my favourite gaming villain has to go to David from The Last of Us. It’s testament to the quality of Naughty Dog’s writing that, despite his relatively short time on the screen, he evokes so many emotions from you. Initially appearing as someone trustworthy, he is excellently transformed into a character you really don’t like. There’s so much not to like about him: sending tens of hunters after Ellie, choking her and keeping her locked up, as well as feeding a whole group of survivors human flesh. Yet, what’s great is that you don’t really hate him – he’s trying to help people, has no other source of food seemingly, and is pretty good to Ellie until she injures him (though, you could say he’s putting on a nice-guy act). Also, credit to Nolan North as a voice actor – I didn’t even recognise his voice in David. He portrays the character brilliantly.

JesseTheFinn 20 July, 2013 @ 1:23 am   210

The most villainous villain in video game history is the Joker. Since the original Batman game on NES Joker has been plauging us. In the all Batman games I own, Joker is the main villain. Joker is always super hard to beat and he has awesome one liners. When I played Batman Arkham City on my PS3 I almost started to cry when I saw the ending of the game where Joker was on main role. I hope we will see Joker in the future because he is one of the best villains.

LordDagoth4 20 July, 2013 @ 1:44 am   211

So, Fred. Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? One can say many things. Society, life, religion, politics? Me? You? Sony? Vaas.
The villain of Far Cry 3 brings evil to a whole new level. There’s the stereotypical villain that desires wealth and power. The Uncharted villains. Boring. There are the villains that want to wipe out a race, essentially a recreation of Hitler. Dr Nefarious. Predictable and boring. If a villain is inctedibly powerful but on the whole not very evil then their entire purpose as a villain is defeated. Kessler (infamous), an unusual case but an example.
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LordDagoth4 20 July, 2013 @ 1:45 am   212

Vaas. He has a bone to pick with everyone. The hero, his sister, his boss and life itself. He doesn’t care about power or authority, he’s already got it. For him life is about doing the insane just to get a laugh. He doesn’t care about anything, and laughs at the thinks that annoy him. All he wants to do is watch the world burn, and as long as he gets a good laugh out of it he doesn’t care what happens. He’s insane and he’s evil, a combination that until now only Heath Ledger had ever properly pulled off. His character is a masterpiece, and as soon as he’s dead the game felt like there was very little point to it anymore.
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

SlimeTyrant 20 July, 2013 @ 2:22 am   213

I’m going with a pretty unique choice here, I think. See, my ‘villain’ is really a hero… at least to some. But to me, he was a guy who let me down when I needed him most. I did everything for him; after all, he was our leader and if I followed my orders with success, I’d be saving the lives of everyone who I ever cared for. See, we had a problem… a BIG problem: our vault needed a new water chip.

So I took the burden onto my shoulders and ventured out into the wasteland. Facing bandits who would – without any sort of guilt – strip me of my belongings and leave me to the radscorpions; super mutants who very near tore my flesh from it’s bone with bizarre, ‘lazer’ weapons; the natural beasts of the land and above all, the simple and violent danger of people who just want to survive.


SlimeTyrant 20 July, 2013 @ 2:22 am   214

But I did it, I got that water chip. It wasn’t enough. No, now I needed to explore a military base, where I found a grotesque… monster… who – and I know it sounds crazy – I reasoned with. I explained to him that his plans weren’t a good course of action and, horrified, I watched as he took his own life. As a broken man, scarred – physically and mentally – by the wasteland, I drudged back to my vault. I wasn’t looking to be hailed a hero, I simply wanted to make the nightmares stop. But our exalted leader, scared of what the outside world had done to me, had other ideas. He thought that since I knew the outside world had potential – the scariest thing HE has ever had to deal with – I had to be kept out of the vault. For the… good of the people.

He took an innocent young man and forced him into a horrible situation. That young man became a monster of the wasteland, but the betrayal of he, who he looked up to so much, was the deeper cut. So in the end, Fallout 1’s vault Overseer is my biggest villain of them all.

DocDima 20 July, 2013 @ 2:56 am   215

I take back my choice.

I’ll have to go with the cubes from the PS game ‘Kurushi’, those gave me nightmares.

TomW344 20 July, 2013 @ 3:21 am   216

For me it has to be Griffon/Sirus from Dark Chronicle. Reason being it was the first game I’d played where I actually felt some emotion and sympathy for the villian. Throughout the entire game he’s made out to be pure evil, though in the last dungeon you get to see what he went through to end up how he did, and it’s pretty tragic how all he wanted was to live in peace, only to have it taken away from him.

It really didn’t surprise me he turned evil and wanted revenge after everything, so this boss was more than just a villain for me. Not only that, at the end he has a change of heart after realizing that you understand what he went through, and decides to save the world instead of destroy it, showing that he now understands the value of life. I expected him to be completely evil, and discovered he was just a victim of tragic events.

nighthunterSCAR 20 July, 2013 @ 3:59 am   217

I prefer a villain with a reason, a villain who isn’t after simply power, control. A villain who has reasons for his actions, a villain you honestly don’t want to kill. (possible spoilers ahead) My favourite villain has to be Seymour Guado, of the epic Final Fantasy X. His entire back story is so touching, he was hated for being of a mixed race, Guado and Human, which I’m sure a lot of people may have experienced themselves growing up in the less-than-tolerant decades that came before our own. He was a sad young boy, misunderstood, weak, his human mother was the only person who truly understood, sacrificing herself to give her son some sort of power with the aeon, Anima. Growing up, rather twisted, he conjured the idea, with the help of the other leaders of Spira, that death was the true freedom, death was the ultimate gift to someone, that ceasing to exist was ending pain, and so he tried to free Spira, by becoming Sin and destroying it. His motives were true, his heart was somewhat twisted, but with good intent, he was truly the ultimate villain. Plus, that hair and voice ^^

xXMop-a-topXx 20 July, 2013 @ 4:06 am   218

Kefka from Final Fantasy VI

He does everything he does for no reason except from chaos and then decides to become a God and destroy the world, and then succeeds. He straight up destroys the world and becomes a God for no other reason than that he could. That’s pretty damn villainous. (Admittedly defeated in the end but he still achieved his goal, also his laugh is one of the creepiest sounds from a game.)

JIM_13 20 July, 2013 @ 4:11 am   219

Well everyone talks about great villains! My top villain is Dr. Cortex from Naughty dogs Crash Bandicoot games! Well he was bad, he made experiments to animals and make them evil ot just hazardous with robotic prosthetics. He always tried to fool Crash but the later always make up for his sillyness and beat Cortex in the end.

I dont forget though the times that Cortex teamed up with crash to beat a greater evil…Anyway as a kid I always enjoyed the monologues of cortex in the cutscenes! Always enjoyed to…crash his plans 😛

supvic 20 July, 2013 @ 4:30 am   220

VAAS from Far Cry 3! First we know he’s the main villain, but when someone that psychotic acts with such a calm demeanor it makes him that much more unpredictable and fearsome because you have no idea what to expect. A crazed lunatic is scary but predictable so it takes away all the fear. Vaas however, not only is he an actual psycho but he’s a smart and cunning and scares you with his mind games.

littlered786 20 July, 2013 @ 5:08 am   221

The only villain that gives me the creeps to this day is Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a kid, I actually thought he was a bum rather than a brain.

Avijit25 20 July, 2013 @ 5:25 am   222

Mine would have to be Cole from Infamous 1 & 2 though him being a villian depended on you, it was an amazing experience with the descions you made and how they turned you into a horrible person , and the final choice making you take thousands of lives to get a few conduits was great, but the funniest/best/weird thing happened to me would as i got to max bad karma and im fighting a titan and a hive lord and almost kill both of them and the normal mosters when i get killed by a civillian when i was close to death

darkhairwarrior 20 July, 2013 @ 6:59 am   223

Dr. Nefarious HANDS DOWN.

bigmat319 20 July, 2013 @ 8:33 am   224

He is the main villen of The Ratchet and Clank series and is the most recurring villain, he hates all organic life and is pro-robotocism alone despite formerly being one, he is the archenemy of Ratchet,Clank, he is Dr.Nefarious!

Nefarious wasn’t always evil or a robot. In high school, Nefarious had been constantly bullied at the hands of Captain Qwark, who was 26 years old and three times Nefarious’ size at the time. Due to all the bulling, he became a mad scientist trying to take over the galaxy. Later, Nefarious launched an attack on Blackwater City. Qwark confronted Nefarious on a catwalk overlooking churning gears and machinery. After recognizing him from high school, Qwark threw him off the catwalk , into the spinning gears below. Qwark thought that he had destroyed Nefarious but he survived, although he was forced into being a robot because his body was beyond repair.

Later on Nefarious reveals his evil plan to use a ray gun that transforms organic life into mindless robots, and only Ratchet and Clank can stop him!
SIDE NOTE: Nefarious once tried out in Galactic Idol, singing ‘Crushing on Squishies’, failing horribly in the process. The tape of his performance is said to be used in prisons for torture!

jochemb 20 July, 2013 @ 8:56 am   225

Mine is Monster from Papa & Yo
Most of the time Monster is your friend who accompanies you while you travel through this world and he even helps you with some of the puzzles.
But some times Monster eats too much frogs and chases after you and tries to beat you. Its based on the game creators father who was a alcoholic. The reason Monster is a good villian is because he is not crazy or evil, He is someone who has an addiction. Even though he looks like a giant lumbering creature he is one of the most realistic real world villians.

yohukasikunn 20 July, 2013 @ 8:57 am   226

Nefarious(Ratchet&Clank FUTURE2)
Cakeling(LBP2 Movepack)
Uncle Richard(Modnation)

yohukasikunn 20 July, 2013 @ 9:00 am   227

Dr.M(Sly 3)
Polygon Man(PS ALL-STAR)

k1ll1ng5pr33-NL 20 July, 2013 @ 9:13 am   228

Edge from Remember Me.


Simply because he’s your friend and enemy.


Bailstar666 20 July, 2013 @ 9:36 am   229

I agree with alot of these… I was thinking Sephiroth, Kuja or Glados myself. But then I thought, I need a villain that really ruins the game for you. So I’m picking Call of Duty!
CoD is the villain that stands against all FPS games. Him and his evil henchman Battlefield (and don’t forget their pet Medal of Honor) keep trying to take over the world!!!

ptpete 20 July, 2013 @ 9:58 am   230

That horrible corkscrew on the Laguna Seca Raceway circuit present in the Gran Turismo games. Gets me every time!! Especially evil when part of one of the ridiculously addictive/ challenging license tests!

KRadiation 20 July, 2013 @ 10:39 am   231

NPCs that you have to follow but who can’t run as fast as you.

I recently bump into this old nemesis again replaying infamous 2. They run, you run, you sprint past them and then realise they’re just jogging along oblivious to the peril surrounding them. So you’re forced into running in short bursts, running back and forth trying to somehow encourage them to speed up.

Inevitably I get bored and start throwing things at them, shooting them or grabbing them and throwing them to where we have to get to.
Many a mission has had to be restarted due to me accidentally killing my friendly nemesis.

Vjo1998 20 July, 2013 @ 10:41 am   232

I think the most villainous villain is Platinum-trophy, because it makes you cry, suffer and hate the game you are playing, but still, even though you beat it once it does all those things again in a another game’s shape!

DoYouLikeMyID 20 July, 2013 @ 11:02 am   233

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I would have to go with Xehanort, from the Kingdom Hearts franchise. (Along with his heartless and nobody forms: Ansem and Xemnas)

On one hand, Xehanort’s many versions commit all sorts of seemingly evil things, from kidnapping the Princesses of Heart, to possessing Riku, to reaping the hearts of all the heartless Sora has slain with the keyblade.

The thing is, neither of Xehanort’s forms are truly evil. And there’s reasoning behind what they do. Let’s take Ansem, for example:

Ansem seeks the door to Kingdom Hearts, believing it contains the ultimate darkness, but who’s to say that darkness is evil. Without darkness, there can be no light and vice-versa. Some people are afraid of the dark, but those people aren’t truly scared of darkness – They’re scared of what might lurk in it. However, some (like Ansem) find comfort in the darkness, where no one can watch you, there’s ultimate freedom. Light can in that sense be a prison, which is further expressed in Kingdom Hearts, and symbolised when darkness begins to overtake the worlds, the barriers between them are broken, and travelling between planets becomes possible for Sora and his friends.

DoYouLikeMyID 20 July, 2013 @ 11:03 am   234

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The relationship – or rather, the lack thereof – between light/darkness and good/evil is best shown at the end of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, at the end, when Riku is given the choice of going to “the road to light” or “the road to darkness”, after having experienced both prior to that, he simply says without hesitation: “Neither suits me, I’m taking the middle road”.

So Xehanort’s forms commit all these acts, but who’s to say they’re truly evil? That’s what makes him such a great antagonist.

Tycharben 20 July, 2013 @ 11:17 am   235

The most villainous thing in gaming for me is online trophies, these things are the bane of my gaming experience. I’m one if the few who really enjoys games for their campaigns & story lines. There are too many games I need to get thru without the need to grind multiplayer.

But, if I had to choose an actual character that would be Codename: 47. That guy is one mean mother trucker, it doesn’t matter how he executes a hit he never breaks a sweat. The barcoded baldness is a cold, calculated killer. Never has being a villain been so much fun.

MissDreamer 20 July, 2013 @ 11:21 am   236

My favourite villains are Sephiroth and Dr Nefarious. Dr Nefarious is just so funny even though he is evil.

toxicmuffin56 20 July, 2013 @ 11:25 am   237

Not your standard villain I guess but I’m going to go with Joel from the Last of Us. [SPOILER] When he decides at the end of the game that he’s going to take Ellie back to Tommys Dam instead of allowing the Fireflys to operate he is doing it for his own personal needs. Ellie is the only lead that they have towards making a vaccine and trying to start over and because of his selfishness and need for some kind of replacement for Sarah he takes away any chance of the human race coming back from the brink of utter oblivion as the world continues to degrade.
Everyone has their own opinion on his actions and I loved playing as him throughout the game and I ended up caring about Ellies character like he does, in his position I’m sure I would have done exactly the same thing but I’m not Joel and regardless of my morale standpoint his actions at the end of the game secure him as a major villain in video games.

cheeseboy1981 20 July, 2013 @ 11:37 am   238

Only one choice


pugcool 20 July, 2013 @ 11:37 am   239

going to say the last boss in castlevaina Los satan I believe that guy was a pain you had to get the color matching before u could get to him . Not good when you r a old gamer like me with aferitis but still a challenge witch is always nice

AndreasAchilleos 20 July, 2013 @ 11:42 am   240

It has to be Kessler / Cole McGrath, he comes back from the future in order to try and stop you from being emotionally attached to people I.e. Trish because when you are you become a different person. Although he is actually doing it for a reason , as your point of view he’s making your life a living hell! Which is why Kessler is an unusual villain as in reality it’s you who is the villian and you’re trying to rid of the evil that has happened in the past

aidmur123 20 July, 2013 @ 11:52 am   241

I’m a bit torn with my gaming villains, in one hand I’d choose sephiroth duee to that feeling you get when you’re around him, but on the other hand I’d choose Angael, from FF:CC, at the begining he treats you like his son but after ending up evil you REALLY don’t want to hurt him… but you have to.

Another contender would HAVE to be David from TLOU, when you meet him he seems okay, untill you progress into the game and it turns out the other way, and you realise how much of a pig he is,

but…. the final contendor will have to be Bohan from ‘Heavenly Sword’ His pure evilness bellows from him, and you cant help but fear him. and the way he treats his son! After you win in the arena, ” you are a complete and utter failure” 🙁 !

Bohan wins.

m6E3f435 20 July, 2013 @ 11:53 am   242

The hole Borgia family and there henchmen(Assassinscreed2and brotherhood)


I would go with Psycho Mantis.

With his power control your mind and his telekinesis skills to throw pictures and other furniture equipment at you he is one dangerous foe. And let`s not forget he knows what games you play and he can even move your controller.

the_dizzydemon 20 July, 2013 @ 12:09 pm   244

my fav would be RADEC from killzone 2 because of the final fight

Flugsvampen_97 20 July, 2013 @ 12:11 pm   245

(Contains spoilers)
My favourite villain got to be Revolver/Liquid Ocelot from the Metal Gear Solid franchise. He is the most double-crossing person I know, both from movies and games. He has been double-crossing every one he’s been working for. First Volgin, he used him to get the hands on the philosofers legacy and hand it over to the US. Then he used Liquid to get the test results of REX for the president (Solidus). He betrayed Liquid and left him alone with Solid Snake. Then, of course, he betrayed Solidus, tried to kill him and took one of the RAY’s Just because he worked for the Patriots. He gained trust for every one he worked for just for his own purpose, He climbed his way up to the top of the war economy and eventually betrayed the Patriots too and took the command. He got the power because of his excellent double-crossing skills, he’s a genius. I bet he will betray Big Boss too in MGS V. (Continues…)

trickydisko 20 July, 2013 @ 12:27 pm   246

Wander from Shadow Of The Colossus.

He’s clearly the villain because he kills the Colossi and revives Dormin – but actually has a motivation for it (reviving Mono) rather than just being a moustache-twiddling caricature. What really makes him stand out is that you play him, but you don’t think you’re the villain at the beginning – you come to realise it during the course of the game, without being told outright.

Closely followed in the player-is-the-villain category by Salem and Rios from Army Of Two for being about the worst human beings imaginable, but that game was terrible.

link1983 20 July, 2013 @ 12:30 pm   247

Psycho Mantis (PM): Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4. I am not talking about character design here, god knows why he had to dress like a gimp, I am talking about the cleverness and the out of the box thinking employed in both games.

In Metal Gears Solid PM was your first real look at the out of this world craziness the game will offer. Hired to retrieve sensitive data from the minds of secret officials PM didn’t stop there as he delved into the players mind (Or memory card) as he accessed other Konami game saves and broke the 4th wall by telling you how well you were/weren’t doing on ISS. Then after controlling Meryl like a puppet he makes you feel powerless unless you plug the controller into port 2.


In Metal Gear 4, PM didn’t appear right away in fact he was believed to be dead. Early in the game you are introduced to 4 creatures collectively known as the Beauty and the beasts. After defeating all 4 PM is reborn and disappears leaving the questions, was he there all along, pulling the strings? And what happened to him afterwards? We know Snake dies 6 months later but does Mantis continue his reign of psychological terror?

Flugsvampen_97 20 July, 2013 @ 12:40 pm   248

His double-crossing skills by itself doesn’t make him the best villain.
He’s also an evil maniac. When he was younger he let the chance decide if someone would die with his revolver. He also got some gruesome torturing techniques, he even dressed off ALL Raiden’s clothes.
He is also pretty gruesome that took Liquids arm and replaced it for the one he lost. He’s so evil that he doesn’t pay respect the dead by taking an arm of the one he betrayed and double-crossed! By doing that he got another mad villain inside himself. That made him double as villainous! Then he became Liquid Ocelot. But as far as I got it, he tricked everyone that he became Liquid, he was the same Ocelot all the time!
He’s so evil that he recruted females to his private army. He forces girls out to battle and make them die. Which kind of jerk does that?! He also made their bodies burn up to ashes!
At last, he played with soldiers feelings and senses. He made them go crazy and kill eachother, he made friends kill friends. Thats a huge crime against humanity.
Yes, for me is Ocelot the most villainous villain of all time, he’s pure evil!

Aceterix 20 July, 2013 @ 12:55 pm   249

Viere de Pazzi and the whole Pazzi family. From the outset slandering my family and bullying the young Ezio to orchestrating the public execution of my family. I’ve never been more motivated to settle a score with a ps villain.

Sletchman 20 July, 2013 @ 12:58 pm   250

He’s fairly new, but the delivery put him right at the top of my list:
Handsome Jack.

At the start of the game he’s hilarious – messaging you to have a go, talking about ButtStalion, and generally being pretty funny and stylish. For that alone he makes the game better. Then he turns, and does something so evil that you just really (REALLY) want him dead. Like immediately. You don’t want to kill him tomorrow, or next week. You want to kill him NOW. It’s quite a triumph for Gearbox (and a credit to their writers) that he never outstayed his welcome as a comedy villain, and that his transition to full evil was both perfectly timed and very believable.

mckillerrules 20 July, 2013 @ 12:59 pm   251

I will have to say almost every character in “The Last of Us”. every single character in the game is a villain (props to naughtydog for that because that’s humanity in a nutshell) and if you finished the game you will believe in me even more. In the Last of us it’s every one for themselves and the game recreates that in an awesome way.

So yea my favorite villians are the characters of “The Last of Us”

andy08ps 20 July, 2013 @ 1:00 pm   252

For me the villain has be Jacob Danik (from dead space 3)
He insanely believed the markers would cause convergence and death
but also evolution afterwards into the butt ugly creatures called the necromorphs
and orders his Unitology army to open fire on anyone who gets in their way including what they believe, their beloved evolved counterparts.

Loki-Wolff 20 July, 2013 @ 1:26 pm   253

Talbot – Uncharted 3.

He’s the villain who wants you out of the way, with as little direct confrontation as possible.
The chase scenes on the rooftops were fantastic.
The hallucination scene whilst hearing his voice was quite eerie, and reminded me of the hallucination scenes in Batman: Arkham Asylum (And Scarecrow was my favourite villain of that game)

People say the developers never let Talbot’s character develop, but that just adds to the mystery.
However, the final boss battle (if you can call it that) was disappointing and anti-climactic. It was too easy and ended too soon.

sabi8600 20 July, 2013 @ 1:29 pm   254

“Might contain spoilers of Mass Effect 2 and 3”

I have to say the Illusive Man. The way he is trying to convince you that everything he does, is to help humanity. Then it turns out, that he is turning his own soldiers into a sort of husks i guess, and later on turning human refugees into husks.


A good villain is multi faceted. He’s not only bad but can make you sympathise with him or make you laugh but you know in the back of your mind you know he’ll kill you in a instance.
I love the Jocker by Mark Hamill but the first place goes to GlaDOS with it’s soothing enjoyable voice. It’s a big tribute to Hal in 2001 a space odyssey. This machine that you hardly see, has no expression but is able to control you environment and would love to see you fail. I’ve a lot of respect for the writer Jay Pinkerton and voice actor Ellen McLain.

Aslak1 20 July, 2013 @ 2:00 pm   256

I was going to say Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, but I can’t really say that he’s truly evil. He’s a villain I could sympathize with, but at the same time he scares the crap out of me.

But the most evil villain of all time must be Baron Aloha from Jumping Flash! 2. Sure, he’s the one who calls Universal City Hall for help with Kabuki – who’s destroying his home planet, Little Muu. But after Robbit (the player) defeats Kabuki, Baron Aloha (who’s bearing a grudge against Robbit from the first game) teams up with Kabuki and they continue to destroy Baron Aloha’s own home planet, just because of a grudge. He is a villain who not only destroys planets, but his own home planet, and that is truly evil.

Viscera1900 20 July, 2013 @ 2:02 pm   257

Albert Wesker – Resident Evil Series
A power hungry SOB with awesome sunglasses. He has superhuman power and speed and yet he still wants more power. He has a desire to be a god.
”The only thing that can defeat power is more power.” – Alber Wesker

hyperrabbit2 20 July, 2013 @ 2:07 pm   258

For me its Goran Lazarevic from Uncharted 2. He may be little bit one dimensional as character, but right when you meet him, his mean face and cold eyes, you know he means business. Lazarevic seems dangerous right away. But then there are also Frank Fontaine from Bioshock – clever and manipulative, Origami Killer from Heavy Rain, very nasty and almost unstoppable Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 and the list goes on and on. So Lazarevic is my first but not only choice.

stiggygonzalez 20 July, 2013 @ 2:11 pm   259


My choice would be,Wu’Kenny’Lee from GTA Chinatown wars.
He was the caring uncle of Huang Lee and took him under his wing.
But Kenny betrayed Huang and deadly consequences ensued…
This is a great game on nintendo DS and I never suspected Kenny was the villain as the attention was drawn to other possible culprits by Kenny himself. A great villain when you least expected it.

theqazimod 20 July, 2013 @ 2:35 pm   260

I’d have to say *you-know-who* from Persona 4/P4 Golden. The story essentially sets up a whodunnit plot through a case of serial kidnap and murder, so to reveal the person behind the crimes would be hugely spoilerish, but when that person is eventually discovered and divulges their grand masterplan it serves as great motivation to stop them. 😀

Stonesthrow 20 July, 2013 @ 2:36 pm   261

Well my first and most obvious choice would have to be Sephiroth. First of all, this is an antagonist from birth, he didn’t suddenly became one due to some tragic event in his past or anything, he was simply born different. Second is his personality. He’s obviously brutal and cruel, but always comes across being very calm. A true aspect of a badass, as barking dogs rarely bite. Then there’s the looks and voice which – even in English dubs – perfectly complete the picture.

On a side note, Katherine Marlowe (Uncharted 3) really impressed me too, she was an antagonist that tried to get at the protagonist mentally instead of physically, by threatening to go after his friends and loved ones instead of his actual self.
Liquid snake will always hold a soft spot in my heart too.
There’s probably more that I forgot but I feel Sephiroth is a nice ‘all round’ protagonist, who looks and plays the part perfectly.

mitchjay92 20 July, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   262

Spoilers ahead! Please don’t read if you haven’t played Deadly Premonition or plan to.

Kaysen from Deadly Premonition is pretty damn evil. Not only has he been around as a demon type thing for 50+ years, he’s spent this time brutally murdering women in an attempt to ruin the world, even in front of children.

It’s also heavily hinted that he drugged a woman and had sex with her, and he relishes the pain he brings to people.

Just to make it worse, he could easily be Santa (albeit, a more violent one) if you put him in the outfit and big white beard. It threw me off when he was behind it because he was such a lovable idiot until you cottoned on as to who he really was.

It may be an uncommon choice, but Kaysen made me feel genuinely sick at points and that’s a mark of him being a great villain. He is twisted, controlling and deceiving, fooling most people in Greenvale until York and Zach arrive.

faisal02 20 July, 2013 @ 3:41 pm   263

Count Veger (Jack 3)
Morailty means nothing to him. He claims to be doing good by destroying the dark makers but his methods contradict this. To him the ends ALWAYS justify the means. All he seeks is power and he kidnapped Jak as a child.

toxic-inferno 20 July, 2013 @ 4:00 pm   264

MASSIVE apologies for my uber-multiple-posting. What can I say… my villainous ways mean that I often can’t help trying to take over things… including blog posts!

declan__watson 20 July, 2013 @ 4:02 pm   265

Hey everyone
And also jesus, 262 comments, this post was probably the best for debating. Back to topic, my favourite gaming villain was David from The Last of Us. SPOILER ALERT:

As he appears in the chapter Cabin Resort as just this guy with his friend Simon, I knew straight away that something is going to happen. The thing I hated about him is the way he treated Ellie. Capturing her, locking her up, treating her like an animal it made me so shocked and so much simpathy for her. The ending of that chapter when he was leaning over her, holding her by the neck I just hitted that Triangle button as hard as I could to see what happened and I liked the way how she bruttely murders him because I knew that she was about to be raped by him and this is what made David such the bad villain, because of the way he had treated Ellie.
Anyway, good luck to the winners 😉
Thanls everyone

Alestes 20 July, 2013 @ 4:15 pm   266

My top 3 are SHODAN, Luca Blight and Kefka Palazzo.

SHODAN is from the PC exclusive games System Shock and System Shock 2, from 1994 and 1999. System Shock was probably the first game I played where you really got to know the villain, instead of just being something slapped on into the last level of a game. Thru the whole game she talks to you, taunts you and mock you. Really impressive game for it’s time. GlaDOS got nothing on SHODAN as far as I’m concerned :p

Luca Blight is the villain of the PS1 exclusive Suikoden II, which is probably my favorite JRPG of all time and I really REALLY wish it was available on PSN for purchase and download as a digital copy would be very welcome. Anyway, he’s up on my list because he’s so purely and utterly evil and got some great lines too.

Kefka Palazzo is probably the guy known to most people, the villain of Final Fantasy VI (which is also my favorite FF game). Utterly mad, and actually manages to destory and scorch the earth!

attoh03 20 July, 2013 @ 5:02 pm   267

Albert Wesker

The Villian that put an end to my planned goal of finishing RS5 in a day. Fought him for 7 hours.

His teleportation is different. Talking about that, the way he operates his gun when he teleports in umvc3 is “…”. Any umvc3 fan who has played against him knows what to be in the space.

Albert Wesker, what not to admire in his black combo. Strange he gives me a tough time and at the same time I admire him.

Izorpo 20 July, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   268

I’m going to take a different approach because unlike Albert Wesker who only has “7 minutes to play with you” my villain spends hours to frustrate you and make you rage. My favourite villain…is Suda51.

Playing any game by Suda51 is like trudging through my own mind, way too many horror films + a constant flow of Chapel Perilous. Only a man far too amused by such concepts would create Shadows of the Damned. Brilliant and frustrating, like watching the original Evil Dead through a kaleidoscope and overdosing on Dramamine.

There is an inherent gnosis running through his games that has made me think he giggles maniacally when he knows he has implemented some mechanic that will not only thwart you in the progress of the game but make you scream “NO! I am far smarter than a computer game. I will not be defeated by some polygons screaming expletives at me!” (also mocks you when you fail)

He’s devious and mischievous to being outright sadistic, (which is why I keep coming back for more). He’s also comical and ingenious and brings something different to a gaming world far too homogenized. So I love my favourite villain as well, he wrote the antagonist Fleming Whatshisface from Shadows of the Damned after all.

sakjur 20 July, 2013 @ 5:18 pm   269

Talia Al’Ghul or Angel is my pick, both characters with split loyalty, both [SPOILER ALERT] (in different degrees) influenced by the evilness of their fathers and both saves you in critical points during the game.

This makes for dynamics within the games, which I quite like. Wrote a bit on the subject at

Mark917 20 July, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   270

You’re a mean one, Mr. Joker.
You really are a creep!
You’re heart’s been missing ages,
and the hole that’s left is deep, Mr. Joker!
Your humor misses me so hard that your funny bone can only be described as utterly and incredibly, steep!

You’re a foul one, Mr. Joker!
You and Harley Quinn!
You’re glasgow smile is sickening on your rubble-rouser chin, Mr Joker!
Given the option between both of you, I would rather, the greedy Penguin!

I’m so sorry, Mr. Joker!
For I could not have seen!
Your illness has death-stricken you and even though you’re mean, Mr. Joker!
I miss you, everything you were and everything you could have been!

R3dC3llTran3 20 July, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   271

(Crash Bandicoot games)

Cortex embodies many of the classic traits of psychopathy, being short-tempered, reckless, having no apparent conscience, and frequently manipulating others to get what he wants. Like many stereotypical villainous mad scientists, Cortex holds a grudge against other scientists for ridiculing his outlandish ideas, and was originally driven towards world domination by the desire to prove his colleagues wrong. Although Cortex talks big and acts confident in most of his appearances, he can be shown to become nervous when put in the face of extreme and immediate danger.

Another notable personality trait is his inability to plan ahead or learn from his mistakes; he often relies on his minion Tiny Tiger to eliminate Crash by himself, despite the fact that Tiny is too incompetent to do so alone Cortex can become quite irritated or agitated when things don’t go his way.

R3dC3llTran3 20 July, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   272


Cortex is not above lying and deceiving others to fulfill his evil desires, most of which include gathering Crystals to power up his doomsday weapons. He frequently uses the gullible Crash Bandicoot to complete these deeds. For most of the time, Cortex doesn’t care for the lives and feelings of others, caring only for himself and what he wants.

Cortex is largely un-empathetic, seeing others only as tools for his quest in world domination. It is unknown whether Cortex feels any regret for replacing Nina’s hands with metallic death-traps, though this is unlikely, given Cortex’s psychopathic tendencies

And he will be always my favorite villian and funniest too.

naicore 20 July, 2013 @ 6:38 pm   273

Spoiler for The Last of Us

David, the one single enemy you get a name on in this game.
He luls Ellie and the player into a false sense of security at the first encounter, then tells Ellie that Joel killed his men but have no hard feelings for it. Skip forward and he sends his men to capture Ellie, imprison her and it’s fairly obvious what he is gonna do to her towards the end of winter chapter.
He is perfect because while he’s a man driven mad in order to survive, he can keep a clean facade outwards and capture people.

edviges1 20 July, 2013 @ 7:34 pm   274

The End (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) – the most original by far!!

Undenis 20 July, 2013 @ 7:59 pm   275

My favorite villain is Colonel Yevgeny Volgi the leader of the GRU (MGS3), Most cruellest villain ever with his sick plans to make huge crisis between USSSR and US buy launching mini nuke. His appearance makes shiver every characters arround him knowing that he is obsessed with sadistic torturing of deserters, spies, or any1 else who gets on his way.Despite his negative qualities, Volgin mentioned that his primary reason for trying to take control of the entire Eastern Bloc was to reunify the Philosophers, who had split apart and began warring amongst themselves, and essentially end the Cold War.

randomtrav132 20 July, 2013 @ 8:38 pm   276

Part 1
Spoilers for Resident Evil 1, Code Veronica and Silent Hill 2
If you had asked me before 2009, I would have easily chosen Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series. His small lingering role in the games made him the best type of villain. Mysterious. After his shocking betrayal in towards the end of the first game where he has manipulated Barry, the man who saved you from becoming the infamous ‘Jill Sandwich’ It truly felt good to watch him be impaled and die from the claw of Tyrant. What’s more is that for 4 years we believed that he had truly died, only to be blown away once more when he walks onto the screens in code veronica. These are the moments that truly shocked me when I played these games. But, unfortunately we have resident evil 5, which lingers in my head anytime I want to play one of the games. It ruined the franchise for me, making me not buy anything since 5 to do with the series, knocking it off my favourite series list down to once masterpiece, now generic game 26.

randomtrav132 20 July, 2013 @ 8:38 pm   277

Part 2
So who do I think is a villain of merit, someone who surprises the gamer, someone who outsmarts and outwits the character of the game.
I personally don’t think any villain has come to hold onto what Wesker originally was, but what I think comes closest is Silent Hill 2’s protagonist James.

After playing through most of the game in a dark room with headphones, I was scared beyond belief and engrossed in the story of James’ trip to silent hill, his reasoning for being there and the characters he encounters in the hellish town all added to the finest points of the story.
I had no expectations of an engrossing story when I started as the first Silent Hill was not the greatest story driven masterpiece. The same can be said for Silent Hill 2-4 as they only engross you enough to want to know what happens to the characters.
Towards the end of the game, James finds a videotape that he plays. On the tape is a recording of James and Mary, with Mary on a bed and James sitting next to her. You’d be mistaken for this being a touching moment where we witness Mary’s passing and the start of James’ depression. However we only are greeted with James murdering his wife with a pillow.

randomtrav132 20 July, 2013 @ 8:39 pm   278

Part 3
This shocking revelation lasts with the player long after they put down the controller. James, guilt ridden mind is truly one of gaming’s most horrifying Villains, and is why I have chosen him for this debate.

Kanudo19 20 July, 2013 @ 9:54 pm   279

My pick has to be Volgin from mgs3, he is brutal and sadistic, the sexually violent relation with both EVA and Raidenovitch, his methods of torture using electricity and the way he shows no remorse make him one of the best villains ever created in a videogame. He’s not my favorite, that honor goes to the Boss but he sure is the one i hate and fear the most. Who can forget the first words we hear him say ? kuwabara kuwabara.

Aergan- 20 July, 2013 @ 9:58 pm   280

Liquid Snake, Cam Clarke’s voice is pretty haunting throughout.


PHEEliNUX 20 July, 2013 @ 10:14 pm   281

Best bosss. Never thought about it but it would be
P3FES Final Boss
Xenoblade Final Boss
Achi (Sin and Punishment 1)
Yggdrasil(Tales of Symphonia)

nephroditus 20 July, 2013 @ 10:33 pm   282

It’s hard to choose between
– GladOS “You monster” from Portal 2 (although she was just as hilarious in Portal, but the evil-speaking potato is simply unforgettable)
– and Maester Seymour from FFX (I mean, his smile when he marries Yuna?)
– and of course, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2 (who made me run screaming every time I heard the sound of his blade — plus, he looked disturbingly sexual and way too cool at the same time).

pager99 21 July, 2013 @ 2:31 am   283

My most memorable villain has to be the firelurker demon from demons souls,he wasn’t much of a talker but his actions spoke louder than words,ie more often than not he would penetrate me from behind……. at least thats what it felt like 🙁

xkid14 21 July, 2013 @ 8:44 am   284

alduin from skyrim.he brought back all the dragons in skyrim and in the end he hides in sovengaurd where all the nords go when there dead

BubblesPL 21 July, 2013 @ 8:46 am   285

Zoran Lazarevic from Uncharted 2. This is the ultimate villain, evil to the bone. He’s a war criminal, that thinks Hitler and Stalin were great men. He will stop from nothing to reach his goal. Everybody is afraid of him, even his own mercenaries and Nolan North… I mean Nathan Drake. Put that Uncharted 2 disc in your console and check the cutscene “Test of wills” and you’ll agree with me. He’s not some crazy clown in a purple suit that wants to kill people, because it’s funny (Joker) or some villain that isn’t really a villain (Sephiroth). He’s a guy who wants ultimate power, and if the road to it is over the dead bodies of a few thousand people, so be it. There’e nothing stopping him, even Drake couldn’t kill him. Imagine meeting a villain from a game in real life. Who would you want to meet and who would you avoid? Nobody would like to meet Lazarevic and that makes him the most villanous villain of all time.

BubblesPL 21 July, 2013 @ 9:24 am   286

Zoran Lazarevic from Uncharted 2. This is the ultimate villain, evil to the bone. He’s a war criminal, that thinks Hitler and Stalin were great men. He will stop from nothing to reach his goal. Everybody is afraid of him, even his own mercenaries and Nolan North… I mean Nathan Drake. Put that Uncharted 2 disc in your console and check the cutscene “Test of wills” and you’ll agree with me. He’s not some crazy clown in a purple suit that wants to kill people, because it’s funny (Joker) or some villain that isn’t really a villain (Sephiroth). He’s a guy who wants ultimate power, and if the road to it is over the dead bodies of a few thousand people, so be it. There’e nothing stopping him, even Drake couldn’t kill him. Imagine meeting a villain from a game in real life. Who would you want to meet and who would you avoid? Nobody would like to meet Lazarevic and that makes him the most villainous villain of all time.

MafiaCub 21 July, 2013 @ 9:35 am   287


Wally the Seal from ‘NewZealand Story’.

I hated him as a kid, proper hatred. I used to play the game all the time back when I was 7 or 8, and really struggled to get far with the one hit death scheme. But a few times I’d manage to get to that god damned seal (after other battles with whales and such) and he’d just destroy me. I was so angry, this little Seal, who bossed around Whales and sharks, and kidnapped all the little Kiwi birds. I used to have a home video of me at Chester Zoo, we were at the seal Exhibit and I’m just screaming and shouting at a Seal because it’s a nasty animal and picks on poor little birds. The video started half way through my little rant, so who knows how long I was being a fool for. My father wisely saved this video to embarrass me on my 18th birthday 🙁

So yeah, to me, in game and in real life I’ll always hate Seals… especially if they’re called Wally.

TheNudgeMan 21 July, 2013 @ 9:55 am   288

There is one villain out there who transcends genres. The dastardly SPOILER.

He pops up at the most inopportune moments, frequently appearing when you are not even playing a game.

Thankfully most people in this thread have announced their spoilers beforehand. Thanks guys.

DarklingLewis 21 July, 2013 @ 10:18 am   289

Kain from Legacy if Kain series.

SHill440 21 July, 2013 @ 10:38 am   290

Tommt Vercetti

SOCO69 21 July, 2013 @ 11:32 am   291

Easy one for me, a true villain has to send shivers down your spine and as good as this generations games have gotten only one video game enemy has given me goosebumps..the spider in limbo! The most realistic animation of an arachnid iv’e ever seen in a game-horrible to watch!

NTGSruler 21 July, 2013 @ 11:40 am   292

For me personally it has to be Colonol Radec from Killzone 2. That guy was a beast on Elite!!! With his chopping knife and movements trough the room he is very hard to beat.

Matthew_Banfield 21 July, 2013 @ 11:50 am   293

Mine has to be Seymour from final fantasy x.

Not only is he a villain in the game but he also has the utter cheek to try and con you into believing he is on your side, him trying to marry Yuna is not a big thing to the person playing the game, but at the same time you’re desperate for it not to happen!

In addition to his impact on the plot he also has a massive impact on the gameplay itself. The boss battles against him throughout the game are by far the hardest to complete with the party you have at that time. Some times in a game against a villain, you may defeat them and feel a little happy that its all over, not in the case of Seymour… You celebrated!!! The moment you defeat him for the final time has to be one of the stand out moments in final fantasy x.

For all the above reasons, Seymour, has to be the worst and most irritating villain in gaming history… Not to forget the most rewarding feeling in a final fantasy game!

theskillzy 21 July, 2013 @ 12:04 pm   294

the most evil character in any game …. me in skyrim, im a soul stealing, assassin, vampire, necromancer, child beating, gold stealing, merchant poisoning, dragonborn bamf … i once tried to murder every man woman and child in markarth because a guard ‘dissed’ me, i would have succeeded too if it wasnt for them meddling kids (being immortal and such) … i once killed my daughters pet fox because she was being a brat …… now tell me … can any supervillian compare to my diabolic war crimes???? .. i think not

DecypherSlo 21 July, 2013 @ 12:26 pm   295

“Did I ever tell you the meaning of insanity?”

I’m going with Vass from Far Cry 3. What makes him special, at least for me, is the way he is motion captured and voiced. The actor did such a phenomenal job at expresing the instanity and sense of fear in his character.

Because of his instanity, Vaas really has no good side to him. He is cold-blooded, crazy, cunning and smart and thus able to always be one step ahead of Jason and set traps for him.

My second favorite villain would have to be Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2. Why? Butt Stallion.

jmcoo7 21 July, 2013 @ 1:15 pm   296

Well for me had to be Sephiroth, as a rather older gamer erm, cough i have tons of gaming memories from star raiders to The Last of us. I remember xmas 1997 very fondly, was enjoying so much my ps1 adventures. I had been adventuring in Gaia for some time when xmas day dawned i had not long lost my teamate Aerith and was still reeling from that loss when i finally reached the end of my Journey vs Sephiroth. I took my revenge for my fallen comrade and jeez did that not make my xmas day so much better. Only the odd boss fight in World of Warcraft came even close to the euphoria i experienced that holiday period, such great memories of a nasty villain, he was chillingly cold and brutally cruel and broke my heart the day he killed my friend 🙂 ah such good memories.

robbond 21 July, 2013 @ 1:22 pm   297

Captain Qwark from Ratchet and Clank, massive guns and deviously intelligent, not forgetting the tight lycra outfit

euanpolo 21 July, 2013 @ 1:29 pm   298

One of the best villains in gaming has to be Officer Tenpenny from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, voice-acted by the fantastic Samuel L. Jackson. The best villains in computer games are the ones that just keep coming back and beating you and each time you just hate them more and more which makes it fantastic when you finally get to beat them.

windscare007 21 July, 2013 @ 1:46 pm   299

Psycho Mantis
One of the greatest villains of all time because of the insanity of his boss battle. He was a powerful practitioner of psychokinesis and telepathy and as such would read your memory card saves during the battle (terrifying 😀 ) , whilst also being able to read every move you would make unless you moved your controller into the second port, making for a truly terrifying, and challenging, battle.

dmc4_nadeem 21 July, 2013 @ 1:52 pm   300

Don’t be afraid, Don’t be nervous, You will feel tense whenever he will open the door and will join the party…Just remember those moments and you all will agree with me.


You got that right.

Nemesis from RE:3


RanmaSaotome123 21 July, 2013 @ 1:52 pm   301

Sephiroth, who else?
Once the world’s greatest soldier, Sephiroth was driven insane by the revelation that he was a product of scientific experiments carried out by Hojo, and not a survivor of the Ancients. Sephiroth wanted to become a God and be at one with the planet, controlling it to his end, willing to do whatever it takes to get there, including killing one of the game’s central characters, Aerith.
His backstory is also very well fleshed out in Crisis Core (one of the greatest PSP games of all time) with Jenovas origin explained which made us truly understand his motives. The FMV where Sephiroth walks through the flames of Nibelheim is one of the most iconic videogame scenes of all time, earning him this rightful position.

alex115 21 July, 2013 @ 2:25 pm   302

David from The Last of Us.
Since he is voiced by Nolan North, it has now made me doubt Drake, maybe Drake is a cannibal ):

Stollrofl 21 July, 2013 @ 2:58 pm   303

Vaas from Far Cry 3. Right from the beginning of the game, you realize that this man is completely and utterly insane, killing Jason’s brother without a care in the world, ranting about the definition of insanity, and losing his cool at the slightest thing. He is a disturbed, violent man, and probably one of the most well acted and written villains I’ve seen in any game for a number of years.

xlmn2OOO 21 July, 2013 @ 3:06 pm   304

The best villain is Nemesis from Resident Evil 3. Because he’s unstoppable.

At least that it feels that way as you are constantly stalked and attacked by this bioweapon throughout the game, who can’t be killed and won’t let you escape. What sets him apart from other villains is that he is a recurring boss, who you will enconter several times. He is also scary, even terriying at times. I doubt anyone kept their cool when he jumped through the police station window. You will never feel safe, and he will always find you again. “You can run, but you can’t hide.” When he does find you, it’s not always a cutscene, sometimes all you can hear is the only thing Nemesis can say. ‘STAAARRRS’.

Simply put, he’s the one villain I DON’T want to defeat, I just want to run away.
Unfortunaty, you can’t run forever, and soon enough, you will be forced to fight your nemesis (sorry, I couldn’t resist). The final encounter is an excellent and cinematic battle, even today when I play this on my vita.

kito1973 21 July, 2013 @ 3:24 pm   305

1 word Penance

morsy199 21 July, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   306


morsy199 21 July, 2013 @ 3:35 pm   307

GladOS a passive aggressive AI that wants me to test till i drop
mocking my progress from start to finish

Ulic_SAA 21 July, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   308

That one’s easy! It’s a tie between Revolver Ocelot from Sons of Libery and PSN EU’s own Jawad.

Am I allowed to brag about my Platinum for The Last of Us?

KavinSarragin 21 July, 2013 @ 4:57 pm   309

Vaas from Far Cry 3. You can call him insane, but he was more like a child. He had no restrictions…and who could blame him for that? He was one of the Rakyat and if you’ve played the game…well, you know that they’re not your regular good guys. He broke free, found his way. And the scariest part is…I think he was one of the few sane people in the game. No misticism. No philosophy. He simply did what he wanted. He was cruel. And unpredictable. He was like a force of nature…and that’s what made him so terrifying.
So major kudos for the developers of FC3, they gave him life, ’cause Vaas felt like a real-life person.

vV_PaRaSiTe_Vv 21 July, 2013 @ 4:58 pm   310

The boss with the sword from the Devil’s Cartel in Army of Two. He kicks a grenade to a fellow comrade, uses a living person as cover, and is just mental. Can’t get crazier than that!

psychobudgie 21 July, 2013 @ 5:43 pm   311


Best villain in a game is Wheatley from Portal 2. Not only do you spend the entire game finding him highly amusing and an enjoyable companion but the little sod then stabs you firmly in the back and makes GladOS seem reasonable into the bargain. Also…. Spaaaaaaaaaace.

Alphaembryo 21 July, 2013 @ 7:11 pm   312

About COMIX ZONE: ”The object, ultimately, is to defeat the evil illustrator and rip yourself out of his two-dimensional paper universe. It’s like an Escher drawing, where you break out of one trompe l’oeil tableau only to find yourself in another impossible illusion.” [J.C.Herz]

BloodlustNL 21 July, 2013 @ 7:27 pm   313

it has to be sephiroth from final fantasy 7 for me. that dude became pure undiluted evil after reading where he came from. Plus he prolly made lots of fellow gamers cry (or nearly cry at least) when he killed Aerith.

MaxColt 21 July, 2013 @ 8:03 pm   314

My pick for gaming villain has to go M.Bison. The original dictator hell bent on taking over the world has outlasted all other would be wannabes, appearing in games, books and films.

Not content with being just pure evil and running his own crime syndicate, Bison’s true legacy is one that still haunts people like myself today – as the stealer of children’s pocket money! This guy was so hard to beat in the arcades back in the day, he would kick your arse and then taunt you in the continue screen making you want to put more money in an try to serve him some revenge.

Bison, the only villain that made you financially poorer!


Ladies and gentlemen – who is your favourite villain?
Who sets up enormous scheme to gain power and wealth using other people? Who sets up another scheme, sacrificing his close and faithful servant, to get a chance to eliminate his enemies? Who enslaved his own daughter and used her to his own interests? Who leveled entire cities in pursuit of his vision? Who scooped out man’s eyes with his own spoon? Who helped poor wife join her dead husband and killed his grandma? Who offered YOU a reward for your own death? Who was your closest and most annoying companion during your arduous journey through wastelands?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen! I present to you the only man who knows the difference between choking and strangulation, the hero of Pandora – HAAAAAANDSOOOOME JAAAAACK!

losmi84 21 July, 2013 @ 8:17 pm   316

The most villanious villain in gaming must be my wife.She can be part of this topic right? Every single time when I take sixaxis in my hands she starts yelling at me. Go do this, go do that!

I can see that my marriage is comming to an end,because i just can`t stop playing the last of us.
Plus ps4 is comming out soon.

Terarded 21 July, 2013 @ 9:07 pm   317

For me the best villain from a game is Caius from Final Fantasy 13-2.
I found that Caius was one of the most unique and intriguing villains i have ever come across because to oppose him makes you question your own morals and how far you would go for those you love. not just in the game but personally aswell. instead of being so black and white, this villain gives shades of grey because his overall goal could quite literally end humanity but its not like in other games where the villain just chooses to be evil for no reason, Caius does it out of desperation to see someone he loves be put out of there unending misery.
The battle with Ciaus is an emotional rollercoaster and its very uncommon to be able to sympathize and understand an enemy and his motives and its actually possible to choose not to oppose him.

never in any other game have i been so emotionally invested and understanding of an enemy. it was really great to be able to understand both sides of a story and i honestly feel that he is the best villain ever because he simply has reason and purpose for his evil deeds, he doesnt just choose to end the world for the sake of ending the world.

residentSteve 21 July, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   318

It has to be Albert wesker of resident evil the best video game villain of all time.

MrQadsawi 21 July, 2013 @ 10:34 pm   319

Ahoy old bucko! Greatest villain ye say? Hmmmm

Well me matey after much thought and considerin I’m an old scurvy dog that’s been on thee seas for many a year, I would have to say Davy Jones. Aye I know he’s just a Lego in thee game ye fellows like to play but he’s still a sight to behold old bucko.

There be just something eerie about a walking talking squid dont ye think? And dont go forgetting about his … *whispers* kkkrrrackennn … everybody’s been hearing about these days, me captain would cut of me …. tongue if he heard me say that…

I guess thee key to Davys chest may be seen as his Achilles heel but ye would do good to last 5 seconds in front o him and his dastardly crew let alone steal his key where ever he might be hidin it. Then theres the small problem of knowin where his chest may be with his beatin heart still in it!

Um er darn yer word count matey! Ill continue below…

MrQadsawi 21 July, 2013 @ 10:35 pm   320

Im back!

See matey I’ve been taking your challenge seriously, risking me neck telling ye about Davy Jones. that loot ye has there seems mighty generous of ye, 12 months of free loot seems like a dream for a old pirate like me, now if I happen to lose I would hate to go and tell all the cut throats at tortuga about thee loot ye have there. Would be a great shame to see ye be hunted by some ruthless scurvy dogs. wWo knows maybe word will get to Davy Jones slimy ears, I would hate to see what he would do to you for a piece of thee loot. Walkin thee plank would be mercy in that case!

Are ye entertained? Ye and yer 5 judges? I hope ye are and aye ye caught me , I chose Davey jones so I could show ye my pirate talking skills, but he is a worthy choice don’t ye think?

See ya bucko I’m off to tortuga! … 😉

MrQadsawi 21 July, 2013 @ 10:36 pm   321

Im back!

See matey I’ve been taking your challenge seriously, risking me neck telling ye about Davy Jones. that loot ye has there seems mighty generous of ye, 12 months of free loot seems like a dream for a old pirate like me, now if I happen to lose I would hate to go and tell all the cut throats at tortuga about thee loot ye have there. Would be a great shame to see ye be hunted by some ruthless scurvy dogs. Who knows maybe word will get to Davy Jones slimy ears, I would hate to see what he would do to you for a piece of thee loot. Walkin thee plank would be mercy in that case!

Are ye entertained? Ye and yer 5 judges? I hope ye are and aye ye caught me , I chose Davey jones so I could show ye my pirate talking skills, but he is a worthy choice don’t ye think?

See ya bucko I’m off to tortuga! … 😉

Black-xpto 21 July, 2013 @ 10:48 pm   322

The most cutie patootie boss needs to be Osmund Saddler from Resident Evil 4.
Yeah he is was a great friend of mine. A friendly priest that right from the start gave me a present so that i could get better. A nice, warm and fluffy parasite… ahhh so nice!

Then of course i wanted to Say thanks to him, so there i was trying to find him and in the end when i found him. He was so happy that he streched out his legs and started to jump all over the place with joy.

By then i said to me… nice i want to play with you. But when i noticed that he wanted to grab me really tight and maybe me eat me… i was like.. No man!! im not in that kind of stuff. And BAM stabbed his eye and shot him a couple of times so that he could cool down a little. but no biggie we were still pals and we played several times together.

Yeah, i think i just have a thing for horrible, nasty and villainous foes. They bring excitement to my life!

solarwind12 21 July, 2013 @ 11:32 pm   323

KRATOS, is imo The biggest, worst ‘villian’ ever to feature in videogaming’s entire history.
So, he starts out, in life as a normal, avarage Spartan warrior, (spartan ref is prob importantist one),and like many other of his ‘brothers’ he was good, had a good run, But the second he gets bested he ‘cries’ (baby) out to Aries, basically pledging his Everything, IF Aries saves him, No come home on your shield for This baby spartan, anyway, after becoming Aries plaything, he (Kratos) has the audacity to object to the ‘contract’ just because he (kratos) was made to slaughter his family, Who’s he think HE is?.. Kratos’s ‘story’ Shames the Truth of Spartan culture, Big time. For that theres no Forgiveness. If you know your history.

solarwind12 21 July, 2013 @ 11:36 pm   324

btw, love the actual games though, well GoW to 3 (or5?), still can’t find the time to complete Acension, (shakes fist at Chris and ps plus).

solarwind12 21 July, 2013 @ 11:54 pm   325

ok, i started so may as well finish, off topic, but related to my above post, did Anyone else find the film Troy, especially IF it was a true representation of Homer’s version, a little strange, in that Helen of Troy, or formely of Sparta would of really even looked at Paris again, after what he done, i know, it’s just a film etc, but the idea of a Spartan born woman acting in ‘that’ way, after the (poor guy) prince ran away, i just Hate it when otherwise good/entertaining films are spoiled by such imposibile scenes,i can forgive the porsche in ben hur, but not something like the Troy slip up, surely Homer didn’t include that in The Odysee, (or it’s proper spelt name)

HighflyerVII 21 July, 2013 @ 11:58 pm   326

Sephiroth, as incredibly cliched as it may be. No other villain in the history of gaming has made me as upset and as seething with rage as I was when he did the unspeakable and removed one of my characters from the remainder of the game, one that I had bonded with, and had developed as a main part of my battle strategy.

Not only this, but to then frustrate me to no end through the constant use of Super Nova and Heartless Angel, to defeat me in every encounter with Safer Sephiroth until my save became corrupted…

Sephiroth – heartless, crazy and never defeated 🙁

dr-Ata 22 July, 2013 @ 12:27 am   327

I don’t know if anyone mentioned this but, it’s definitely Rico from Killzone. God, I hate him. No need to explain.

Tonito2102 22 July, 2013 @ 1:11 am   328

Everyone keeps saying easy but this is a hard one. Sephiroth is just epic!!!! I almost felt sorry for him as he found out his beginnings but then he kills Aeris!! I feel Professor Hojo whilst not as awesome was far more villainous!!
Ultimecia too, the havoc she caused!!! And twisting poor romantic (yep obnoxious too) Seifer
Liquid and Solidus Snakes both mesmerizing and epic fights. Vamp seriously got to me though!!
Bioshock Infinite with THAT ending! You know who he was!! (& if you don’t go finish it!!)
Vaas!! He was nuts!! Glados made me laugh so much i couldn’t help but like her villainy!
Kane leader of the Brotherhood of NOD, such brilliant movie pieces.
Albert Wesker, just unfair, the bad guy was far too cool!!!
Pyramid Head freaked me out!!
I can’t choose!!!! PlayStation has given us the most amazing villains over the past 18 years!!!!

Tonito2102 22 July, 2013 @ 1:15 am   329

Although I’ve just thought i can simply choose the greatest villain ever as he is in many games.
The Joker!! He makes Vaas look sane, makes the rest look like over ambitious dreamers. A villain with no motivation other than to cause chaos. He is the greatest villain of all media

AMDM-61 22 July, 2013 @ 1:22 am   330

Why is my comment waiting moderation?

gamerr2k10 22 July, 2013 @ 2:07 am   331

I would have to go with Nate fom The Walking Dead 400 days. To me he seems pure evil and that stare he gave Russel proves it. He is a nasty, vicious and cruel person who at first seems like a nice guy but turns out to be a killer, He tried to kill Wyatt and killed those innocent old people at the diner. Russel was wise never to trust him. Cant wait to see what involvement he has in season 2.

Kenearwig 22 July, 2013 @ 8:37 am   332

Handsome Jack hands down. He is both hilarious and diabolical, plus the moment Butt Stallion is mentioned there are many evil laughs to be had.

Joolesasher 22 July, 2013 @ 9:51 am   333

I’d assume there are others. I’ve, for one, not played Far Cry 3 or Spec Ops yet, and I’d guess there are some disgusting people there.

But for now, I’d have to say Zoran from Uncharted 2. What you see of him, while certainly villainy, doesn’t scream of atrocities as much as the few lines of his past does if you read between them.

That’s actually something I felt Uncharted 2 failed at. To properly convey what an umimaginable horror it would be for someone like him to reach you-know-what. For a man like HIM to gain that much power. That power would be on an unprecedented scale and far greater than any power he had in the past. And with just that “small” amount of power, he raised hell in the most earthly sense of the word.

There would be absolute terror and fear. Slaughter, torture, rape, you name it. And he wouldn’t even be personally responsible for half of it. Just look at the horrifying events taking place in Africa, where leaders are only believed to have supernatural powers. Imagine that taking place across the whole world under a tyrant that actually does.

rozpedek 22 July, 2013 @ 10:21 am   334

microsoft and Xone

rozpedek 22 July, 2013 @ 10:27 am   335

Vass FarCry3 i very like him, and hate too……..

johnnycide 22 July, 2013 @ 10:49 am   336

Leaving aside a certain other console manufacturer (I think we all know who), I am going with another choice.

If you haven’t played The Last of Us, don’t read any further. Seriously. MASSIVE, PLANET-DESTROYING-SPOILER-JUGGERNAUT LIES AHEAD!!!!!!

Still here?

Really! MASSIVE SPOILER!!!!!!!!

Joel. He starts off as a normal, everyday man who gradually has his humanity stripped away from him over 20 long years. He’s become cynical, jaded and cold to almost everyone. He’s killed to survive, all the time knowing that what he is doing may not be the right thing to do.
Of course, you can’t blame him entirely for protecting Ellie, but by doing so he not only robs her of any purpose, but knowingly lets her live the rest of her life based on a lie. The people who were trying to save us all saw it as a sacrifice worth making. After all, Ellie is one life compared to the millions that she would have saved. Joel Killed an entire hospital full of Fireflies, doctors and civilians. just to save one life.

Joel is definitely the Villain of that game, and for that reason he’s the greatest gaming villain this year if not this decade.

Revengance 22 July, 2013 @ 10:50 am   337

Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

I mean come on the guy sends several different types of bosses against you making your life hell at times. Constantly makes you work towards your goals before snatching them away. As I kid this guy was my worst nightmare. I remember this first time I was fighting him and he was in his Metal Gear and I was hiding and getting a stinger shot off every so often and it felt like hours to defeat him! God such good memories and a great franchise.

(Sorry for any spoilers but I doubt it!)


Project2insanity 22 July, 2013 @ 11:38 am   338

I entered my choice which would have been post 309 had it not been deleted after moderation (I assume the wording was maybe a bit too graphic for the blog despite being a direct quote from the game).

Anyhoo, Orochi from Okami is the the greatest villain. Mountain of dark spirits, it casts its dark shadow over the lands and skies, creating ‘cursed zones’ whereby stepping into these areas drains your energy. Yes, you lose life by simply walking across a border.

His dark energy powers evil-doers of the most dastardly kind and feasts upon young maidens. Responsible for the slaying of the legendary Shiranui in one of the most awe-inspiring scenes in gaming history, Orochi will stop at nothing to attain absolute power.

MASPALOMAZ 22 July, 2013 @ 11:45 am   339

Mine is #138, #139 and #140 (blog said my post was too long so i had to split it). Tho I think fred hates me because i speak my mind in this blog often so I have no chance of winning anyways I guess. Not all sony customers are equal I suppose.

BillHicksLives 22 July, 2013 @ 1:53 pm   340

Has to be the Umbrella corporation for me, responsible for pretty much all the horrors of the Resident Evil games. Why all the posts for Joel though? Invoking the Holy Trilogy what he told Ellie was true, “from a certain point of view” . A vaccine is not the same as a cure, and the fireflies clearly said they were working on a vaccine. Also, everybody is forgetting they also said Ellie was not the first ‘abnormality’ they had come across, meaning there was no guarantee answers would be found even if she went ahead with the procedure.

WizzNL 22 July, 2013 @ 1:59 pm   341

Psycho Mantis from MGS for me. I still remember that flight like yesterday.

The4thJawa 22 July, 2013 @ 3:53 pm   342

In all honesty I couldn’t remember a single “villainous villain”.
As I read some of the previous comments, I did remember some of the boss battles, but some how forgot about the villain. For example the fight with the Hind in Metal Gear Solid, I totally forgot it was Liquid flying it.

The way I see it the villain/bad guy/antagonist is (just) an important plot device. But my memories are of the plot/scenes.

Also I prefer stories where the antagonist isn’t bad or villainous per se, but have a different take on reality, causing them to make bad/wrong/unfavourable choices.
For example the Origami killer (Heavy Rain) is really just working through his childhood trauma.

So no villainous villains for me, the really scary ones are the ones that are actually right in there believes, just have a strange way of acting on them.

The4thJawa 22 July, 2013 @ 3:56 pm   343

Note to my previous post #342: I did remember the Origami Killer, but I also remembered that he is also a victim in the story. So I could not really call him villainous, now could I?

labedz5 22 July, 2013 @ 5:00 pm   344

My favourite villlain is Haytham Kenway from Assassin’s Creed 3. In few first chapters of the game, when you play as him, he seems to be great man with goals to achieve and job to be done. And later, when the story discover that he is templar, you think:(or it is just me) “templars are not so bad like they were introduced in previous AC games”. After Heytham meet his son, Connor, they were merged with some strange link, they worked together but had other priorities. When Conner killed Heytham i was sorry for him, Mr Kenway was villain that can be liked. Summing, my villain is not some crazy doctor pure evil or ice cold killer (ohh wait, he is ;D) but is my favourite because he is special and one of a kind. Sorry for long post and my simple english.

Coody-Baroody 22 July, 2013 @ 7:58 pm   345


I don’t mean to be funny Fred but yet AGAIN its SO obvious that you have only read the first portion of our replies on this debate. Over 330 comments and the last winner was comment 120. Just like every week the first 3-4 winners are all on page 1!

Its not sour grapes or anything mate, Ive got PS+ covered for another 16 months, its just that each week its the same and its hardly fair to all of those that take the time to give their opinions.

Its now evident to me that unless we are fortunate enough to catch the debates while they’re still 100 comments or under then there is absolutely NO point bothering.

GothPunk 22 July, 2013 @ 8:26 pm   346

Thank you Blog team! It was great reading so many entries for Zeus, Joel and Sephiroth.

Terarded 22 July, 2013 @ 8:54 pm   347

anyone else notice that all the winners chose playstation exclusive titles?

shows that they dont really want to see what you have to say at all – they just want promotion.

if you want promotion thats fair but at least be up front about it, i always answer exactly whats asked so im always at a disadvantage when it comes to these.

Paquete89 22 July, 2013 @ 9:06 pm   348

@Coody Baroody: Yup, noticed that too. It’s a shame 🙁
Also, there should be a maximum amount of characters you could use, I tried hard to keep it to one post and there some people go on a 3 posts rant.

@Terarded: That’s like that with all contests and it’s understandable. Were you the one who talked about Alan Wake? I knew right away that wouldn’t win. It’s one thing to talk about multiplatform characters, the other is to talk about a flagship character from the enemy :p

Anyway, congrats to the winners and to all who entered. The fact that I managed to read all the entries without getting anything spoiled for me is amazingly polite 😉 (Had to dodge those Last of Us posts :p)

Paquete89 22 July, 2013 @ 9:09 pm   349

Jon_4495 had a great post about Walking Dead, probably my favourite from this weekend’s debate 😉

MASPALOMAZ 22 July, 2013 @ 9:30 pm   350

what a joke, fred needs to go.

Terarded 22 July, 2013 @ 11:08 pm   351

no i talked about Caius from final fantasy. i too can understand that they would choose the exclusives as winners i just wish that they would be upfront about it. if they only want ones from exclusive titles they should ASK for that. i like to give my true and thoughtful responses and its hard to do that when im constantly second guessing whether or not i should be kissing more playstation ass in my response.

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 22 July, 2013 @ 11:36 pm   352

Wow, this was a REALLY tough week, congratulations to the winners though! What;s wrong with Fred? He does a great job, you guys maybe need to take a break from PS Blog if you’ve sunk to insulting the moderators.

Please, just keep this place happy.

MASPALOMAZ 22 July, 2013 @ 11:44 pm   353

hows it a good job if fred has been looking forward to his holiday for weeks ?

a person so important for sony should really love their job so that he does not even think about holiday anymore 😉

    Fred Dutton 23 July, 2013 @ 10:09 am    

    I’m really not sure what you’re getting at. I can assure you I’m very fond of my job!

    I’m sorry not everyone can win these debates. We had 350+ entries this week and only 5 prizes, so the odds rather speak for themselves. I can assure you our external judges do read the whole thread, and do not exercise any bias or prejudice based on region or type of game mentioned. (Although calling for my resignation might not do you any favours ;))

    As Golwar quite correctly points out below, these debates are meant to be fun. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t take part!

MASPALOMAZ 22 July, 2013 @ 11:45 pm   354

i would say congrats to the winners but there has been so many better contributions its said they werent even read by fred.

Golwar 23 July, 2013 @ 12:43 am   355

No worries MASPALOMAZ, if Fred should indeed be annoyed by you, he wouldn’t be the only one.

This competition is for fun. Sometimes they pick long & serious comments, sometimes funny or ironic comments. Seems that I always pick the wrong style either, but who cares?

Hint: If you put so much effort first into your comment that you expect to win or if you read all other comments just to point out who else should have won, you are doing it wrong. Don’t take such things too serious and you’ll enjoy life a lot more.

MASPALOMAZ 23 July, 2013 @ 1:23 am   356

@ “Don’t take such things too serious and you’ll enjoy life a lot more.”

whats enjoying life for you ?? doing a job you h4te for 1 week holiday a year til you are 65 ??

Paquete89 23 July, 2013 @ 1:50 am   357

@Terarded: nah, Final Fantasy still has a very big and historical connection to the playstation brand, they wouldn’t ignore your post for that 😉

toxic-inferno 23 July, 2013 @ 10:22 am   358

As a reply to those people who have been complaining that all the winners are on the first few pages:

Unfortunately, in a competition such as this, where previous entries are open and visible to new entrants, some kind of bias has to exist towards those people who entered earlier. If somebody was to say that their favourite villain was David from TLOU for such and such a reason, and then somebody else entered with an almost identical answer, then the first entrant would have to be chosen.

Basically, as time goes on, the less “original” answers exist. It’s not perfectly fair, but it’s more fair than somebody entering at 11:59pm on Sunday evening, taking ideas from all the previous entries, and going on to winning the competition.

MASPALOMAZ 23 July, 2013 @ 10:49 am   359

Well I read the winners entrys and there were by far better contribitions even if you view it objectively. Now if you do a biased competition like this every week, you gotta live with the critique. Basically you do this to get traffic and content and attention for the blog, yet if you do this by tricking the contributors into thinking its a fair competition , you are nothing but a scammer.

silmorat1 23 July, 2013 @ 11:00 am   360

This debate is run for fun purposes, and its great to see so many entries each week taking part. Fred does a great job and doing this weekly debate with prizes is such a bonus (I don’t think our friends in the US have this).
Fred have a good restful break, I am off camping for a few days (I will be taking my Vita with me, hope my battery lasts!)

Golwar 23 July, 2013 @ 11:39 am   361

Yeah, I had the same thoughts. Perhaps it could be a solution to keep all comments for this competition in moderation till Monday morning.

But being original isn’t that difficult. Just winning and being original. 😉
And it seems that Fred hasn’t enough JPRG experience. Otherwise he would have had to agree with my reasoning that female JRPG characters are a major fear and pain factor!

A scammer? Seriously? Dude, I’m glad that I don’t have to take you as “serious” as Fred has to treat you. If this blog offered an ignore option, I’d have listed you a loooong time ago.
You went far beyond criticizing. You harass, insult and generally annoy.

MASPALOMAZ 23 July, 2013 @ 11:46 am   362

@Golwar you can have your cheap opinion i rather WIN thankyou.

Nightmare966 23 July, 2013 @ 11:49 am   363

@toxic-inferno, Golwar: That’s indeed the issue here. Let me explain an experience the spanish users had not so long ago in our regional Blog: There was a contest, just like this one, but about The Last of Us in which you were given a few conditions and had to write a sotry about escaping a group of infected. When the deadline came and the winners were announced (after 20 pages), it was a scandal. Some had plainly copied phrases from someone else, some broke one of the rules/conditions (just as an example: Don’t kill an infested), etc. Everyone did, obviously, complain, and the staff said they’d re-make the whole process.

In the end, the winners were the same. Now that was something fishy going on there. In all the time I’ve been to the EU Blog, though, I can’t recall something like that, which says a lot.

And to the winners: Congratulations!

CanaryIsles 23 July, 2013 @ 12:05 pm   364

hey maspalomaz i no u r vry successful and rich man u demand too much from these people they r not on ur level and prefer average lives and they just wonna feel good not fight and win and become better so just shut up 😀

toxic-inferno 23 July, 2013 @ 12:08 pm   365

@Golwar: That would definitely be a solution, however you then begin to lose the “Debate” aspect of the competition – which, actually, has faded anyway. This competition used to be based more around an actual ‘debate’ style topic, such as the “Do you think Easy Mode has any right to exist?” (one of my personal favourites). That allowed people to actually respond to other people’s comments as they debated, and therefore the competition was able to be fair, despite the comments being open for everyone to see. Unfortunately, as ideas for debate topics have begun to run dry (as, of course, it always will – there are only so many debate topics that can be used), it has developed into a more answer-based competition, where you give your answer to a question and justify it. There’s very little debate actually involved. Personally, I’d like to see the competition go back to how it used to be.

    Fred Dutton 23 July, 2013 @ 1:21 pm    

    You raise an interesting point here about how the ‘debate’ topics have drifted more towards ‘questions’ thand an actual debate. It’s not always easy coming up with an a really engaging topic every week but I will certainly do my best to head back in that direction.

toxic-inferno 23 July, 2013 @ 12:09 pm   366

@MASPALOMAZ The idea behind these competitions are to enjoy answering the questions, enjoy reading other people’s answers,and enjoy the possibility of winning something. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges (which do not include Fred, if I correctly remember a comment he made several months ago), and that is the end of it, as dictated in the terms and conditions. Complaining that your entry was better than the winner’s entries – or indeed that you disagree with the choices made – will get you nowhere. Not only that, but it’s unfair on the people who did win, to have to read your comments complaining that they shouldn’t have won. Just be happy for them, and enjoy the challenge of thinking of answers.

Chrome-Hazard 23 July, 2013 @ 12:12 pm   367

@ MASPOLAMAZ Please stop raging. I’ve been entering these competitions for as long as I can remember now and I’ve never won until now. I’ve been entering first and foremost for the fun that discussing such topics provides, which joy in itself. I honestly never expected to win to be entirely honest.

Anyway, I looked at your posts, as well as the winners posts and many others and I honestly can’t understand how you can criticize any of the winners. In your post it just seems like you kind of threw every villain out there that you could think of, whilst many other posts picked a single villain and provided thoughtful comment and detail as to why they have chosen that particular villain. Now I’m not saying your choices are bad, by any means, just not very focused.

And to anyone whom might argue that they only chose Sony exclusive characters, my choice was from a multi-platform ip that originated on Nintendo consoles.

Also, woohoo! =D Thanks Fred! 😉

Golwar 23 July, 2013 @ 12:26 pm   368

True, the “debate” label has been inappropriate for quite some time.
But honestly, I don’t think that real debates on this kind of platform, in combination with a competition, can be successful.

The better the prize, the more people participate. And you can’t really have a debate with some dozen people over a period of 3 days.
I could imagine that the complains and reactions from people as MASPALOMAZ would be even more extreme, in their desperation to win by all means. Reduced interaction is sadly the best solution, as can be witnessed by the current “civilized” exchange & attitude of some.

toxic-inferno 23 July, 2013 @ 12:50 pm   369

@Chrome-Hazard (and all the other winners…) Congratulations!

Something you just said is absolutely vital, actually. You said: “I’ve been entering first and foremost for the fun that discussing such topics provides, which joy in itself”, and I believe that you’ve hit the nail on the head there. That’s the reason I enter every week, and consider the idea of winning as a bonus. I personally believe that if you’re only interested in the prize, you’re less likely to win, because you’re not as interested in the debate itself.


@ MASPOLAMAZ Honestly I find extremely difficult to see why you can’t just be happy for those that won. These weekend debates are meant to be fun, as well as a nice way to express your personal views and interpretation of the question asked.

I enter these for the joy of being able to express my personal opinion on the subject with others who will give their own views. It is a nice way to even learn a different view to your own and in turn you can even broaden your subjective view on what has been mentioned.


If your entry is not picked as a winning one you should never feel disheartened as by simply entering, or even just reading the posts, you have been able to see the opinions of others which is always interesting. Personally I always like the debates, as with this one for instance I got to see which villains were memorable to others and the reasons why.

Anyway that aside I would like to say congratulations to the other winners as well as big thank you to the others who entered. Reading all your entries was great and some really brought back some amazing gaming memories.

declan__watson 23 July, 2013 @ 2:29 pm   372

Congratulations to all the winners and to the losers, if your gonna hate, then take it to xbox. SCEE and Fred
doesnt have time for people like you and well said @Golwar debates are for fun, 🙂 and not everyone can win which like Fred said is ashame but 5 winning entries each Debate is quite enough. And also like Fred pointed out, im sure the judges had an even tougher job, 350+ entries, is that not like the highest debate posts we’ve ever had? And its incredible. Like I said, if your gonna hate, then take it to the xbox wagon because only haters, rude people and bad losers play xbox

GothPunk 23 July, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   373

Did you guys get your PM yet?

Chrome-Hazard 23 July, 2013 @ 6:03 pm   374

Thanks toxic-inferno! I’m glad to see other people enjoy these weekend debates for more than the possibility of winning prizes! =)

@GothPunk, yeah I got mine not too long ago.

solarwind12 23 July, 2013 @ 7:20 pm   375

interesting topics above, re ‘put all posts in mod’, but put the prize in mod, Then the (rightful) proper reasons for this once fun event may just return, or at the very least we will see who is both ‘walking the walk And talking The talk’, obviously and again rightly (imo) there’ll be prizes won that’ll be unwanted, But for those special treats that pop up every so often, well, will just make it even sweeter.