Split-Screen writes: "Save the princess? Avert a disastrous evil? Cold cuts in the long term. Sure, most heroes would jump (some literally) at the prospect of flitting from castle to castle in search of their fair ladies. Following any romantic thread even allows for certain extra concessions - witness the birth of the useless emo champion, capable of wiping out entire armies with lots of sparkly.
"Every once in a while, a different kind of hero comes along. And we mean the kind who doesn't give a damn about the consequences, as long as he's in the right. Some dub them villains; others call them anti-heroes. However, if two words could properly convey the heroic dismembering of a baddie when he thinks you want to negotiate, its 'bad-ass'. Here are our top ten picks for the bad-asses of gaming."