Seven Gigantic End Bosses from the Last Decade of Gaming

UM writes: I like big bosses and I cannot lie. All you other gamers can’t deny. When a boss walks in with a human-sized waist, and a normal looking face, you get PISSED. Alright, I will stop rapping right now, so as to spare myself a public lashing, but I think my point was made. Ever since I was a kid and fought Loki on the Genesis version of Ghosts and Goblins, I have loved fighting humongous bosses. My adrenaline really starts pumping when I can hear it before I see it, or the ground shakes to announce something massive I will be forced to kill or get killed by.

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rodiabloalmeida1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

Nothing beats Cronos on the "gigantic boss" matter. It' even bigger then the last Colossus on SotC.

cannon88001370d ago

It's also the most memorable. I always come back just to watch someone play the Cronos level in youtube.

MaxXAttaxX1370d ago

Speaking of SotC. Why didn't it make it onto the list? It was released late 2005. Well within this past decade.

EeJLP-1370d ago

That R2 pic isn't Daedalus the end boss, it's the Leviathan.


He was still semi-big, but there were a bunch of bosses and enemies bigger than him in R2, including the Leviathan, Marauder, Mother Spinner, Goalith/Stalker, the Kraken, and the Swarm was probably even bigger than Daedalus.

Bobertt1370d ago

Has no one played Asura's Wrath? Its awesome and the last boss is like 100 times bigger than entire galaxies!!!

ABizzel11370d ago

That's because that boss fight was faked. Asura's Wrath Wyzen boss was huge, as well as the DLC boss.

But Cronos was a full fledge "Stage" and boss to fight.

Irishguy951370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

Yeah but you actually have to climb the bosses in SotC. In God of's huge, but the scale of the battle is very small. So, Sotc bosses battle are bigger. Kingdom Hearts also has some huge bosses. God of wars are big, but the size means absolutely nothing for the gameplay. Unlike SotC , or even Halo's Scarabs - and some bosses in KH

Tontus1370d ago

Stop talking bullshit.

With Cronos you start at his hands, climb up his arm, climb onto his fingers, jump from his hand to his abdomen, climb up to the center of his stomach, fight on his hand, climb his other arm up to his shoulder, get eaten and climb down his throat, run up his arm and grapple onto his head then finish him. And between every segment of platforming & climbing you're either fighting off the enemies or avoiding, attacking and blinding Cronos.

The entire fight is interactive, all you do in SotC is climb up a tiny Colossi, hang on, climb up some more and stab it repeatedly, finish. I've never played Kingdom Hearts so no comment there, and really, a Scarab in Halo?... Not only are they small but they are incredibly boring, all you do is get on them and shoot at a control room thing and escape before it blows up.

Not a single huge boss fight in SotC or any other game comes close to the spectacle or execution of the Cronos fight and none other are as memorable. Don't even try to downplay it, Cronos is bloody awesome.

Also, I can't wait to see the huge fights in God of War: Ascension! The massive snake creature in the teaser looks like it could be absolutely massive! Even Charybdis looks huge, there's also a lot more fights we don't know about yet.

kenshiro1001370d ago

This must be your petty way of talking down on a PS3 exclusive.


levy1369d ago

While I understand your point and Cronos i indeed much larger. But what Irishguy95 is pointing at is the fact that the bosses in SotC isn't as hardscripted as the fight with Cronos. You indeed climb him and do various stuff. but it's not dynamic in the same way, please try to understand before leashing out.
The bosses in SotC is fully dynamic, albeit smaller and in many ways more simple than Cronos. It's just a different way of handling a boss fight, a scripted battlefield with a pretty background. During certain parts of the fight the entire body of Cronos isn't even present, just the part relevant to that "stage" of the boss fight.

crxss1370d ago

if you think Cronos was big... wait till Ascension... :O

ziggurcat1370d ago

chronos was pretty ****ing spectacular...

Segata1370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

Asrua's Wrath would like to have a word with you. One of the first bosses you fight is the size of Earth. makes Cronos look like Kratos does in that picture. Another on in AW the size of a solar system and hurls planets and stars at you to smash like rain.
Then there is Bayonetta who makes Cronos look tiny

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Riderz13371370d ago

Oh man the scale during the Cronos fight was so well done. Just looking at that picture in the article. Kratos looks like an ant compared to his finger! Santa Monica are so fucking good I can't wait for Ascension.

Ezz20131370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

now look at the monster under water in ascension is as big or bigger than Cronos
i don't know how SSM do this

and not only that
did any one notice the HUGE snake tail that was moving in ascension SP trailer ?!
god of war ascension is going to be DAMN EPIC

Riderz13371370d ago

Yes I did notice it and it looked nothing short of amazing. Can't wait for the full reveal of the trailer, I'll be sure to wear no pants while watching it just in case.

Blastoise1370d ago


Your avatar confused me. I thought you were having a conversation with yourself lol

grailly1370d ago

those aren't end bosses, but they're really cool anyway.

I think asura's wrath should have been featured

Hudahudahuda1370d ago

Asura wasnt that great of game and the buddha wasnt really a boss fight.

Gamehard1370d ago

If it wasn't a boss fight, what was it? lol and the boss you are referring to isn't even the only huge fight in the game, or the biggest.

Tontus1370d ago

The biggest boss in Asura's Wrath is just a trick of the camera, he's not really that big. Why do you think you never see the entire character model and Asura on screen at the same time? The part where he points at year for instance, you see him looking bigger than the Earth in one shot then the next it's you the ground and just a finger pointing at you whilst you mash buttons for QTE's. That isn't a boss fight and he isn't a truly big boss. Moat of the other big fights in the game are decent sized but nothing compared to the Colossus of Rhodes, Poseidon, or Cronos.

ginsunuva1370d ago

Cronos and Hades were the best and most well-designed bosses ever.

Ezz20131370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

add hercules and poseidon fight

MerkinMax1370d ago

smashing Hercules' face in was icing on the cake. so badass.

TheFallenAngel1370d ago

Yes Hercules boss fight was the best.

Reverent1369d ago

Screw it, every single boss fight in every single God of War game ever was just epic.

Eyeco1370d ago

every boss in GOW 3 was amazing, I actually felt a bit sorry for them at end of the battle, sadistic

DEATHxTHExKIDx1370d ago

wheres the final boss from shadow of the colossus?!

e-p-ayeaH1370d ago

that´s a scary looking mofo xD

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