24
Sep
10

Kerrigan, imaletyoufinish.

Yo Kerrigan, I’m really happy for you imaletyoufinish, but Bob Page was the greatest Video Game Villain of all time!
OF ALL TIME!

Gamestop have announced the results of their competition to find the greatest video game villain of all time.

I’m not going to complain about the result, I have not played Starcraft but from her biography it sounds like the title is desurved. No, I am going to complain about the short-list.

Firstly, what on Tatooine is Vader doing on there? He is not a video game villain, he is a movie villain (one of the greatest before George Lucas ruined the character in Episode III), sure he was in a game or two, but he is remembered for the films. Sadly his inclusion in the list knocked out one of my favourite game villains.

Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an unsatisfactory mark on your official testing record. Followed by death. Good luck!

Sinister. The psychopathic computer AI GLaDOS that guides, pushes and then chases you through Portal is one of the best villains in recent years but she was knocked out by a emo kid who got his legs chopped off before falling into a volcano.

But that is not as large as the other crime on this list.

WaltonSimons – This plague — the rioting is intensifying to the point where we may not be able to contain it.
BobPage – Why contain it? Let it spill over into the schools and churches, let the bodies pile up in the streets. In the end, they’ll beg us to save them.

How is that not villainous enough to be worthy of the short-list? Yet Bob Page of Deus Ex was nowhere to be seen…

What are your favourite video game villains and who do you think should have made it to the top spot?

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