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Submitted by meevil 1163d ago | opinion piece

Who is the greatest videogame villain?

Villains. Love them or hate them, they’re a vital part of the videogame experience. No matter what form they come in, whether they be subtle (like Limbo’s underlying feeling of fear and hopelessness) or full frontal like Metal Gear Solid’s Liquid Snake, videogames just wouldn’t be what they are without them.

With this in mind, we here at Gamer Nation set out to discover just who is the greatest villain in a videogame, and came up with some very different answers… (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

MatthewWooton  +   1163d ago
Cortex, yes!
MariaHelFutura  +   1163d ago
Dr. Nefarious for me, the guy is hilarious.
WolfLeBlack  +   1163d ago
As strange as it might sound Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 was an awesome villain to me. I both hated and loved that smug yet oh so amusing bastard.

I also hold Saren from Mass Effect in high regard as a great villain. He was well written and toward the end I felt a great sympath for the buy, before blowing his head off, obviously. ha!
meevil  +   1163d ago
Handsome Jack was a bloody great villain! I loved him and his diamond pony.
Soylent_Green  +   1163d ago
Yeah Saren was great, one of those villains whose agenda you can kind of agree with. Letho was great in witcher 2 but I'm not sure he counts as a villain. The helghast leaders Visari and Stahl were fantastic as well. They stand out out in a sea of generic space marine machoism.
aliengmr  +   1163d ago
Saren really wasn't a 'villian' though. He was more of a tragic hero.

Sovereign, however, was really good.
Hatsune-Miku  +   1163d ago
Nintendo is the greatest video game villain with their incremental hardware revisions and ploys to pull people in with gimmicks that doesnt improve gameplay but holding back gaming progress. That's why 3ds has one circle bad and bad graphics with resistive touch screen. Wii needed wiimotion plus and it had bad graphics. Super Mario Wii u is in 2d with cartoon graphics like super Nintendo. Skyward sword had rubbish controls and bad graphics which seem like it was dlc for Zelda oot. The Wii u is worst than ps3 and xbox. The online system on Wii u is terrible. There are negatives all around Nintendo

Another great villain is shao Kahn
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Summons75  +   1163d ago
Yeah screw them for daring to try something different while everyone else hides in a comfort zone!!!
specialguest  +   1163d ago
ok... sure lol
Nintendo took a huge leap of faith introducing a new way to game with the wiinote, which could've bankrupt them had it failed. They actually introduced gaming to a new unsucessfully tapped market(females, middle age, and seniors) expanding/growing the video game industry. They grew the industry to a level never achieved before.

After the Wii, some of these Wii gamers might quit gaming. However, some might continue gaming and venture into other gaming options like the more traditional style of gaming. Basically, the Wii might have served as their gateway to mainstream gaming.

Now they're video games worst villain?? What a silly statement to make, and even sillier reasons.
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krazykombatant  +   1163d ago
I'm bewildered as to how you have 2 bubbles.
ratcop22  +   1163d ago
Well technically. The ps3 and 360 are somewhat gimmicky themselves. The last true hardcore gaming console was the Sega Dreamcast.
Imalwaysright  +   1163d ago
Ocelot and Joker!
Soylent_Green  +   1163d ago
Was Ocelot a villain though? In the end it tuned out Zero was the big bad of the metal gear universe.
Diver  +   1163d ago
exactly right. ocelot liquid vamp, none of them were villains. zero the patriots and the system were the real bad guys.
JoshuaLive  +   1163d ago
Arguably though, you could say that makes him a great villain.

Similarly with Big Boss in MGS3, whilst strictly not a villain in the end, she really adds to the emotional impact of the game.
majiebeast  +   1163d ago
Kessler because the reasoning behind why he does it is just bat shit crazy.
DragonKnight  +   1163d ago
I don't know. I mean he lost his family and knew he had the power to prevent it if he acted sooner, so he decided that he would act sooner. A lot sooner. Lol.
aliengmr  +   1163d ago
It seems like it to me. Waiting to play it to make sure.
Tetsujin  +   1163d ago
Kefka from Final Fantasy 6
Snookies12  +   1163d ago
Yeah, considering he didn't just plan to destroy the world, he succeeded lol. Plus he became a god... There's that too...
GTRrocker666  +   1163d ago
The main antagonist from Manhunt was good. I wanted to kill him so bad by the end of the game. Also Piggsy was cool
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kratos_TheGoat  +   1163d ago
Zeus
sdozzo  +   1163d ago
Smough and Orenstein or whatever the hell their name was.
DragonKnight  +   1163d ago
They aren't really villains though. They are protecting Gwynevere. Smough could arguable be considered a villain based on back story, but Smough and Ornstein don't really come after you or try to thwart your plans, they are just there.
sdozzo  +   1163d ago
They try to kill you! But, if you are thinking of a villain having a master plan... I guess you're right.
TopDudeMan  +   1163d ago
Awesome, Kuja from FFIX!!!
Crammond  +   1163d ago
Phil's video answer was just incredible. I was not expecting that end to it. Every answer in this is just fantastic, and I honestly loved reading every one of them, and agreed with many (if I'd played the game of course. Couldn't really agree if I hadn't played against said villain)
prototypeknuckles  +   1163d ago
kessler
ahriman
the vizier
clockwork
rodrigo borgia
vergil
shempo  +   1163d ago
sephiroth-ff7
Kefka-ff6
Ocelot-Liquid "if u count him as a villain" - mgs1,2,4
Vaas-Far cry 3
saren-ME1
Illusive Man-ME2,3
DragonKnight  +   1163d ago
Get outta here with Sephiroth. He's no villain. Especially when compared to the rest of your list. Hell, Rufus Shinra is more of a villain than Sephiroth.

@shempo: He's not on that list because he's a good villain. He's on that list because of how popular FF7 is. He couldn't take anyone. He wanted to become a god and failed, Kefka successfully destroyed the world, AND became a god. Kefka could blink Sephiroth out of existence.
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shempo  +   1163d ago
another sephiroth hater mouhahaha
fact is buddy he is in the top 10 most iconic villains of all times FACT

hell he could take all your list with one hand
Guwapo77  +   1163d ago
"Melding with the Planet... I will cease to exist as I am now... Only to be reborn as a 'God' to rule over every soul." - Sephiroth
GreenRanger  +   1163d ago
Jack Thompson.

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FarCryLover182  +   1163d ago
Is that an actual quote in that picture? Sure sounds like one
solar  +   1163d ago
Kefka and GLaDOS are my two fav's
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Raoh  +   1163d ago
Microsoft?
Y_5150  +   1163d ago
I think someone's favorite villians are from poeple's favorite games. Like mine are between:
Kessler
Zues
Zoran Lazarevic
phillee  +   1163d ago
Special prize for anyone who can name all the games I mentioned!
darx  +   1163d ago
Dr Wiley

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