Anybody that reads my articles know that I write a lot of Top 10 articles. That’s just how my brain thinks. When I go downstairs to get some lunch instead of thinking “what kind of sandwich do I want, ” I think, “Hmm, top ten items to put in a sandwich.” (Actually that’s a pretty good idea for an article.) Anyway, with this topic, the greatest video game villains of all-time, I couldn’t possibly contain it to just 10. That’s why these are the top 25 video game villains of all-time.
My Personal Choices – These villains might not be the “classic” choices for greatest villains but they are some of my personal worst villains.
Ultros is just that pesky little fly that will never go away. In Final Fantasy III you have to defeat him at least 412,000 times.
Role playing games are my favorite and it all began with Dragon Warrior. So I’ll always have a soft spot for the Dragonlord.
If you’re younger than 25 then you might not remember this game but the very first game I ever loved was Q*bert so of course Coily will always be a great villain.
The Mini-Bosses – It’s very difficult to be the best video game villain of all-time when you’re not even the main boss in your video game. These are some great villains that weren’t the top dog in their video game.
I was really into comic books at the time that I played Street Fighter so I loved guys with masks and claws.
21. Eggplant Wizard
The Eggplant Wizard is one of the most creative villains of all-time. He turns people into eggplants! That’s awesome!.
20. King Hippo
King Hippo is hilarious. It’s easy to relate to King Hippo too because my pants are constantly falling down.
19. Bald Bull
Bald Bull was so gosh darn tough that you had to beat him twice in one game!
The Hydra battle in God of War is one of the coolest fights in video game history but it kind of loses a little luster because of the fact that it is at the very beginning of the game.
Thinking Outside the Box – Sometimes the biggest obstacle in a video game isn’t a person or a creature, it’s just an object.
17. L-shaped Block
In Tetris I love getting the box and the line and the z-shaped block is easy to deal with too, but those L-shaped blocks are a pain in the butt.
I don’t really like to drive that much. If somebody offers to give me a ride somewhere I always take it. I’m not sure why but I think it dates back to the days when I was Frogger and those dang cars and trucks would run over me all day long!
Nothing is more frustrating than building Lee Andrew-ville in Sim City only to have a tornado come along and destroy Henderson Stadium.
14. Oil Slick
Every time you hit that oil slick in RC Pro Am and started to spin you knew this race is unwinnable.
The Classics – These are the villains that you will probably see on many greatest villain lists.
13. Dr. Robotnik
When I owned Sonic the Hedgehog I never really understood the story because I didn’t read the instructions but all I know is Dr. Robotnik was kidnapping poor fury little animals! Oh the humanity!
Well let’s see here. I’ve got two arms. He’s got four arms. You do the math.
Maybe in the history of our world Hitler is one of the top villains of all-time but in the video game world Hitler, from the video game Doom, can’t even crack top 10.
10. M Bison
I always thought that M Bison was the number one fighting game villain because it took me longer to beat him than any other fighting game villain. It could just be that I suck at fighting games though.
Kefka was one maniacal messed up little dude. He poisoned the river just to kill an entire town!
8. The Colossi
In Shadow of the Colossus, the Colossi you must defeat in order to beat the game are the most gargantuan villains to ever be in a video game.
Any time Abobo showed up on the screen in Double Dragon you knew you were in trouble because this was one big dude. Plus he was so freakin’ ugly that you know he had to be in a lot of fights when he was a kid.
The original Zelda game is my favorite game of all-time but Ganon doesn’t quite make the top spot. Probably because he disappeared so dang much I barely got to see if he was cool looking or not.
5. Mike Tyson
The only thing that could’ve made Mike Tyson more evil would’ve been if he bit off your ear or ate Doc’s children.
4. Mother Brain
Not only was Mother Brain the villain in the Metroid game but she was also the villain in Captain N. Bonus points!
The scene in Final Fantasy VII when Sephiroth walks through the flames is possibly the greatest scene in video game history.
I’ve seen a lot of “greatest video game villains” lists and most of them suck because they don’t include the ghosts from Pac-Man. How can you not include Pac-Man’s arch nemesis. Or nemesi? Nemesises? Whatever the plural of nemesis is.
Mario gets a lot of credit for the video game explosion because the first Super Mario Brothers game was great, but Bowser was just as integral. Before the Mario games the biggest villains were ghosts and the opposing Pong paddle but then came along this huge fire breathing turtle with spikes on his shell and you couldn’t jump on him to kill him like all the other bad guys because had horns. That was pretty mind blowing.