Ever wondered how it would feel playing as the bad guy? Well, these villains surely know the feeling. Either it is fighting against or beside them, these baddies are remembered for their uniqueness and their personas as the ultimate evil in their respective franchises. From psychotic individuals to the comical and even the empire builders, these are our favorite villains in all of gaming.
Jacob S. – Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)
Do you know the definition of insanity? Well, Vaas surely does. This sadistic, maddening, psychopath truly is one of gaming’s most likable video game villains mostly due to his disregard of both morals and emotions. This erratic and unpredictable character is so off in his ways that it not only makes him a unique and refreshing adversary, but also one that works perfectly in a video game setting and the story that Far Cry 3 told a few years ago.
Alex S. – Skull Kid / Majora’s Mask (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask)
Folks who know me know that for the better part of the last two decades my favorite video game of all time has been The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and a big part of that is due to the amazing villain that is Skull Kid and the pure, primal evil that is Majora’s Mask. When you first meet the pair they come off as nothing more than pests looking for a cheap laugh but as you see their apocalyptic plans come to fruition over and over again you realize you’re dealing with a whole new shade of evil that Ganondorf could only wish to match.
Jacob S. – The Lich King – (Warcraft III: Reigns of Chaos / The Frozen Throne)
Not how most royal families past on the crown. Arthas was a knight in shining armor, a paladin that fought for justice in the world and was admired by all those around him, that is until he found Frostmourne and started his crusade against the living. How Arthas’ journey from Paladin to Death Knight took place is one of the better parts of the entire Warcraft history and getting to experience it all through the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne and have him ascend as the Lich King. His tyranny ended through the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion which had us the players, take down off one of the most popular characters in the entire series.
Alex S. – Darth Revan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
I might be cheating a bit here since, well you are Revan in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and you can technically redeem the lost Jedi and bring him back to the light but… well that’s no fun. The twist reveal that the player character is in fact the mysterious enemy that the party has been chasing all along still stands as one of the best twists in gaming and one of my favorite villains of all time.
So there you have it, another KOTRC done for this week, but we want to hear from you. Which video game villain was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to tune in for all things gaming right here at Link-Cable.