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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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slinky123456889d 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.

ValKilmer889d ago

What about Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine?

DiscoKid889d ago

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

Snookies12889d ago (Edited 889d 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.

DiscoKid889d ago

Definitely more fun for me than Tetris.

Roccetarius889d ago (Edited 889d 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?

crazychris4124889d ago

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

camel_toad889d ago (Edited 889d 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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