PCGH Special: The coolest villains in games
The villains in games often radiate an aura of fascination. So we take a look at them and hope to create the ultimate list of antiheros.
Every single hero needs an opponent to challenge. The classic theme of good versus evil has been fully functional for decades. Therefore film industry and game designers happily stick to those stereotypes.
A villain or reprobate has to be created properly, so he seems to be equal to the hero. After all it would be fatal, if the player notices the opponent to be chanceless, only five minutes in the game. Normally the villain is dislike, since his course of action is contrary to your own. But sometimes coolness can change antipathy into sympathy.
A classic example: Darth Vader from Star Wars. Every child should know that he isn't an appropriate role model. But still Lord Vader has a lot of fans.
PC Games Hardware finally presents 50 of the coolest villains in computer games. All of them gathered a crowd of supporters and fans. But please remember: Some games are not allowed to be distributed in Germany and we have to stick to the rules, so a few of the expected faces might be amiss.
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