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Where Are All the “Villain Games”?

Hardcore Gamer: In the Pantheon of gaming, countless heroes line the walls. Mario, Link, Sonic, Mega Man -the list goes on. but with every hero comes a villain. Bowser, Ganondorf, Robotnik, Dr. Wily and their ilk are the posterchildren of evil scumbaggery in gaming, but how often do you see their name on the cover? How often is Mario or Sonic shoved aside in favor of their nemesis? It’s astoundingly infrequent. Why are there no “villain games”?

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slinky123456967d ago

Rack N Ruin is kind of fun and you play a villain. But I agree, I wish there was more games to play as a villain. Not an Anti-hero, but a complete villain.

ValKilmer967d ago

What about Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine?

DiscoKid967d ago

The player was a hero. You weren't Dr. Robotnik.

Snookies12967d ago (Edited 967d ago )

Yeah, not really a villain game, but it was fun as hell. I played that game all the freaking time back in the day.

DiscoKid967d ago

Definitely more fun for me than Tetris.

Roccetarius967d ago (Edited 967d ago )

I think it's about time we play some games where we're the villain, instead of always being the do-gooder which has been outplayed far too much already. But after so many, many hero games, will developers even know how to create such a game?

crazychris4124967d ago

Would love a Villian game with destruction that rivals Red Faction Guerrilla

camel_toad967d ago (Edited 967d ago )

I wish all action games had red faction guerilla's level of destruction. It needs to be a facet considering most games go for realism these days.

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