|♪ "There's no way to destroy him, |
Let him bounce right out the door..." ♪
“The 10 Most Terrifying Video Game Enemies of All Time."
I’m in total agreement with the top three:
- Evil Otto from Berzerk. Invincible bouncing smiley face. Time to GTFO.
- Poison Head Crabs from Half-Life 2. That rattlesnake/shriek sound put me in a blind panic, firing wildly until my clips were empty.
- Sinistar from Sinistar. The arcade game shouted "BEWARE, I LIVE" and made me drop my Sprite as I walked past it one time. What an asshole.
Berserkers from Gears of War
They set it up well with a cutscene showing the berserker breaking away from its captors, and then disemboweling one of your men. And just before it appears, you get the news that your weapons won't work against it.
I know this wasn't programmed into the game, but the first time that thing charged at me, I somehow I made Marcus Fenix run around screaming and waving his hands in the air like a ninny for two whole minutes.
Super Mutant Behemoths from Fallout 3
Bonus points: The first behemoth outside of Galaxy News Radio was wearing armor made of shopping carts and wielding a fire-hydrant club.
Cacodemons from Doom
It's a total rip-off of the Dungeons & Dragons Beholder, but let's face it: a blood red one-eyed floating orb with a maw full of razor-sharp teeth is just plain terrifying.
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So, what are the glaring omissions in my list?