How many times have you played through a game and gotten up to a particular boss or video game bad guy, and thought to yourself, I wish I could play as THAT thing? I know, for me, it has been in the dozens of times. While good guys are cool, they always lack that certain something that video game bad guys seem to have. Whereas most good guys seem similar and could be replaced with one another in gaming, there are enemies you encounter that make you say “holy sh*t” and clearly stand alone. Here are five video game bad guys we truly believe deserve their own game.
Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid
You can’t bring up the idea of video game bad guys who deserve their own game and not mention Psycho Mantis. What is ultimately one of the strangest and coolest boss fights of all time. Mantis can read your mind so you need to change ports of your controller. Now what if the player was in control of Mantis? What if part of the gameplay worked around being psychic and predicting your enemies moves so you can counter them before they attack?
Could be a real mindf*** of a game, and one I would def plop down sixty bucks to play.
Sif, the Great Gray Wolf from Dark Souls
Though you feel like an ant next to this beast while you are battling it, imagine for a moment playing as this feircely loyal beast, perhaps at the side of your master while he was still alive? Sif, for those who beat it, know it is a tragic boss fight. You actually feel bad for this amazing creature as you are slaying it, because you know it is just being loyal to its master to the very end.
Plus, playing a game as a giant wolf with a sword in its mouth sounds like the most awesomely heavy metal thing I have ever heard in my life. That game’s soundtrack would have to be ALL shredding guitar solos.
Handsome Jack from Borderlands
I know, I know, there is DLC and a Handsome Jack collection and a Handsome Jack skin you can wear in the game and so on, but I mean, a game about and featuring Handsome Jack. It sucked having to deal with this smug guy’s cocky attitude, but imagine how much fun that would to play as him? We never get to be an ass just to be an ass, and the Handsome Jack game would be just that.
Even cooler, make it third person and break the fourth wall with Jack talking about how awesome he is to the gamer anytime he does something cool. I’m telling you, if they broke the Borderlands formula a bit, it could be twisted fun.
Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2
Hahahaha, did it again. That is now like 8 out of 12 lists I have written for this site and managed to include Silent Hill 2 in some fashion. In this case, I want to play as the sick, psycho-sexual creation that is Pyramid Head. I know what you are thinking. How?
Make him essentially a character trapped in these people’s subconscious who becomes AWARE he is a creature stuck in people’s subconscious, so he is trying to fight his way out of it. So as Pyramid Head, you could be fighting the beasts of Silent Hill in order to escape being one of them. And don’t even try to act like swinging that massive (phallic) blade and chopping off three heads at once would not be awesome, because we all know it would be.
Bill Williamson from Red Dead Redemption
Though the name may not ring an instant bell if you have not played this neo-classic recently, allow me to jog your memory. In Read Dead, before John (the main character) was seeking redemption, he was one helluva bad guy in a gang with Bill Williamson. It is hinted you two did some awful things, and Bill has far less moral problems with it as John does.
So how about we go back a bit in these two’s history, and get to see how they came to be, only playing along side John AS Bill? Let’s be the great bastards of the old west! That would totally kick ass.
So what game boss do YOU think should have their own game? Hit us up in the comments and let us know. Best comment wins an internet high five.