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Submitted by Pozzle 88d ago | opinion piece

10 Greatest Talkative Gaming Villains

WC writes: Things were much easier for heroes back in the day. Video game villains of years gone by would show up fleetingly in the introduction, normally to kidnap the nearest damsel, and then swagger back to their Secret Lair until the final showdown. Today’s evil-doers, on the other hand, just can’t help themselves — they provide a constant commentary on the protagonist’s progress, dispensing taunts and insults like your earpiece is their personal Twitter feed.

Sometimes this can be downright annoying, but there are villains whose barbs are so biting, their put-downs so perfectly delivered, that it’s an absolute pleasure to be goaded by them. Along the way they give us insights into their point of view and remind us of just why they should be hated, feared or throttled at the earliest opportunity.

Here are ten of the greatest examples of villains who just couldn’t keep their mouths shut. (Alan Wake, BioShock, PC, Portal, PS3, PS4, System Shock 2, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

DoctorJones  +   88d ago
Just looking at that Shodan picture makes me want to play System Shock 2 again. For the twentieth time.
Sideras  +   87d ago
Do it! It's not like it's getting old, I mean it feels fresher than most crap we get today.

Still dreaming of a System Shock 3 reveal, just a black screen with Shodans voice and a title reveal, aah, that would be enough.
DoctorJones  +   87d ago
'Still dreaming of a System Shock 3 reveal'

Oh if only. I know Bioshock was the spiritual successor to the System Shock games, and it's been a great franchise, but like you I'm wishing for a sequel to the SS games.

With the tech they have now they could make it absolutely amazing.

Let's keep those fingers crossed aye.
Harmonizer  +   88d ago
Personally i would've had Saren/Sovereign from ME 1 on the list, but still a cool read.
porkChop  +   87d ago
Saren definitely deserves a spot on the list. He had an element of humanity to him. You could understand why he was doing the things he was, and even sympathize with him. And his voice acting was top notch with some really great lines.
e-p-ayeaH  +   87d ago
This list could be better...

No Elder god or Kain from soul reaver? the dialog is the best ever put in videogames!

http://youtu.be/muSpxd71j5c
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BattleAxe  +   87d ago
They left out The Darkness.

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