Some would have you believe that a video game is nothing without a fleshed-out hero to root for but really what a good hero be without an antagonistic opposite to give them something to save the world from in this installment we celebrate video gaming’s greatest villains the men, women, and monsters that stand in our way from accomplishing our many goals and missions. These are not just some lackeys sent to do the bidding of another these are the real deal. The big guns that wait at the end of every great adventure waiting to destroy us once and for all.
The Lord of terror has been a thorn in the side of the small village of Tristram since 1996 and is unrelenting nature’s has made him one of gaming’s greatest adversaries over three successful titles like many villains of the nineteen nineties Diablo remains hidden for a good portion of his titular games instead allowing his minions to do gruesome bidding as he seeks to corrupt the mortal world. He has mentioned plenty through each game but it isn’t until that final few moments where he does make his appearance. The growing tension that mounts throughout the game results in a fantastic final payoff that has been lost in more modern titles which but the main villain in the spotlight throughout the bulk of the game.
Throughout Dragons Dogma is expensive narrative there were many a bad guy to have to hunt down and slay from the three-headed hydra, two towering ogres, the lands of Gransys play host to some splendidly devious creatures. None as notorious as Grigori the dragon that is responsible for the events and the creation of a new Arisen at the top of the story. Grigori had terrorized Gransys once before though his fabled defeat at the hands of Edmun Dragonsbane was a lie to cover up that Edmund bargain with the beast offering his beloved Aelinore in exchange for a period of peace and power. There’s only proved a temporary pact as the great dragon returned to wreak havoc once again with over 100,000 hit points and twenty different attacks. Gregori proves to be a worthy challenge even for the most seasoned gamers.
The Mass Effect series is filled with adversaries and villains but none comes across as more sinister and memorable as Saren arteries at Urban specter that serves as Commander Shepard’s both throughout the original Mass Effect. Though Saren had been sworn to protect the innocent colonies of the galaxy as a specter he has seen slaughtering anybody that gets in his way seemed to help pave the way for Mass Effects truest threat the Reapers. Initially Sarens ought to stop the Reaper invasion allied with them to show organic life is worth keeping alive but the use of subliminal messages used by the Reapers turned him into one of their most valuable agents. Even prior to the events of Mass Effect, Sarin was known to utilize torture and kill anyone that got in the way of his mission. Ruthless and unrelenting sarin proved to be a worthy foe for the newly assigned specter Commander Shepard.