Submitted by Chaosmedia 348d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Most Annoying NPCs Ever.

If there is one thing that can set the teeth on edge and get your blood boiling in an otherwise great video game, it is a badly designed, or often, just plain annoying Non Playable Character. We all know them, the desperate diplomat in need of constant protection without ever firing a shot to help? The helpful sidekick who can’t help but give you advice ALL THE TIME! Or just that team member who never seems to pull their finger out and actually help.

I would say we love to hate them, but sometimes even that is not the case. So, without further ado here are Chaos Hour’s Top Five Most Annoying NPCs. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

FlameHawk  +   348d ago
Haha lol, that Fallout guy is annoying. You guys should watch the video.
weekev15  +   348d ago
Everyone knows the most annoying NPC in gaming history is Natalya in Goldeneye. I dont know how many times I had to replay that level cos she kept walking into the damn bullets.

The guys list is actually pretty perfect. I may put them in a dif order though. Navi may be topm "hey......listen....hey&q uot; I know what your gonna say you irritating little insect, you want me to go to the temple of te and grow up. Please can you f off for 15 mins whilst I turn all the chickens on me by stabbing with m sword cos its funny and ur ruining my fun"
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Klonopin  +   348d ago
Not exactly an NPC, but if i had to choose a really annoying character it would be Steve Burnside from Resident Evil Code Veronica.
kirbyu  +   348d ago
The first 3 are from the N64. Am I the only one who noticed that?
a08andan  +   348d ago
I would like to nominate another character from Ocarina of Time. Navi isn't nearly as annoying for me as THAT STUPID FUCKING OWL! I HATE HIM! KILL IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!!!

Seriously, that owl is the most annoying thing I've ever experienced in a game. Don't really know why, but that owl really bothers me haha :D
snipab8t  +   348d ago
Fucking Klesk or Judas from UT3
Karpetburnz  +   348d ago
The girl from ICO can get very frustrating when she doesn't do what you want, sometimes you want her to jump across something and you have to catch her, but she just stands there shaking her head.
TemplarDante   348d ago | Immature | show
Tiqila  +   348d ago
navi and the flea from okami are by far the most annoying npcs in gaming history
Mathew9R   348d ago | Spam
MaleManSam  +   347d ago
Resident Evil 4 "Leon, Leon, Help me Leon!"

*proceeds to use movable cam to look under skirt* Gotta love RE4
llMurcielagoll  +   347d ago
First thing that came to mind before I went to the article was "HEY LISTEN!!!" xD
ACESupERIC  +   347d ago
What about the roided up douche bag from GTA4? Of all the people you can destroy in the game, why wasn't he one of them? I wanted to shoot him after the first meeting.
RuleofOne343  +   347d ago
Me personally think NPC should all be created with some better AI or follow the recipe that Levine did in creating Elizabeth from Bioshock infinite where she was useful to the main character & not a hinder on game play.JMT
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jagstatboy  +   347d ago
LOL...if you don't think Cicero was the most annoying character of all time then you've never played Skyrim.
StockpileTom  +   347d ago
My personal list (that doesn't include the obvious choices in the article)

Hawk Girl from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls - annoying voice

Boomer from SOCOM - Always manages to get his dumb ass killed by rifle butt in close quarters.

Simple from SOCOM 3 - This guy likes cliff diving and is a terrible sniper.

Every fullback ever in Madden - Retarded ass blocking AI causes would be huge runs to go for a loss.
Campy da Camper  +   347d ago
Lol @ boomer. Man that idiot would throw grenades right against a wall and bounce back in his face. God I used to scream at him Lol.
hazelamy  +   347d ago
Yorda from Ico.
so bloody useless.
you have to hand hold her through the entire bloody game.

then there's the adoring fan from Oblivion.

you fight your way to becoming champion in the arena, and your reward is to have that wally following you around.
still, he is fun to kill. ^_^

Lydia, from Skyrim, is kind of annoying, she's great at carrying stuff, and she's pretty resilient, she goes down, but always gets back up, unless she accidentally gets in your way, because from what i understand, the only way she'll die is if the player kills her.

it's just the constant sarcasm every time you ask her to do anything that grates after a while.
and killing her isn't an option, because she's invariably carrying about 300 metric tons of loot for me.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   347d ago
I am sworn to carry your burdens...
Xof  +   347d ago
Crap list.

No Noober, no Saemon Haevarian.

Hell, the number 1 spot is just a cheap copy of Noober.

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