PCGH Special: Bad ass video game villains
The villains in games often are most fascinating. Therefore PC Games Hardware once again takes a look at the coolest bad guys and thus hopefully can assemble an ultimate list of the best video game villains.
They are the icing on the cake: The Villains. Every hero needs a mighty counterpart and the good versus evil stereotype has been working for decades. So it is not surprising that game developers create their bad boys according to all the familiar clichés.
What is a cool villain?
So a villain has to be sophisticated and created in detail in order to be on a par with the hero. After all it would be fatal, if the player notices the opponent to be chanceless, only five minutes in the game. Comonly the antihero is disliked since he is the enemy and his actions are contrary to the player's targets. But if a villain is cool enough, antipathy can change to sympathy.
Dart Vader from Star Wars is a classical example: Although almost everyone should know that the Lord of the dark side actually isn't an admirable person, there are still a lot of fans who like the black clad bad guy.
PC Games Hardware has once again assembled a collection of the coolest, bad ass villains in PC games and also took some of the latest antiheroes like Col. Barnsby from Bound in Blood, Saren Arterius from Mass Effect and Gottfried Groeder from Bionic Commando into account.
Now have fun with the best villains in PC games.
You miss a certain bad guy? Use the comments to tell us about. At this point we would like to note, that certain villains don't have an "entry clearance” for Germany and thus are not mentioned here.
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