When bosses go bad: the worst video game bosses of all time

GGG: At the feet of every great video game hero lays the battered remains of a great video game boss. They’re the essential Yin to your protagonist’s Yang, the driving force behind the adventure, and the yardstick by which our gaming skills are measured (and eventually mastered).

But sometimes, these bosses fail to live up to expectations...

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Kain812979d ago

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RedPawn2979d ago

I like FF13 but I sure as HELL agree, Barthandalus was lame all together.

EeJLP-2979d ago

Uhhhhhhhmmmmmm... OK? Does this make sense to anyone? Why would you include some of the best boss battles on a list of the worst boss battles, just because they "are some of the most beautiful and striking creatures ever to grace a video game".

"That’s right; we’re including the colossi on this list because they actually made us feel bad for killing them"

How does that make the battle itself, the gameplay, bad?

digitalivan2979d ago

The last boss in Resistance 2 sucks, a lot...

unrealgamer582979d ago

Daedalus?..................... .Yeah I mean all he did was throw debris really

I thought Resistance Fall OF Man Last Level (Because Their really wasn't a boss) was pretty decent.

Speaking of Resistance Does any one know If Gathering Storm Is still In Print?

Can't find It anywhere.

EeJLP-2979d ago

Daedalus was a cool boss with his look and when he spoke, but I agree that the actual battle was horribly simplistic.

Karum2978d ago

That was a cool boss but it was too terribly easy and simple.

The boss at the end of Gears 2 was the same, way too easy and a simple battle.

Overall though I enjoyed both games.

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HydraxFFx2979d ago (Edited 2979d ago )

RAAM is in the final top 4 for best video game villain on Gamespot. lol.

YoshiMeetsU2979d ago (Edited 2979d ago )

Probably why they included him for maximum flammage.

RAAM is one of the best and has been consistantly called a good boss.

After their PSN > XBL article I have given up on this site.

And just to correct their rant he does say 1 or 2 words in Gears. He sounds kinda like Cobra Commander with asthma.

MegaBit2979d ago (Edited 2979d ago )

I would agree with that considering his image is the one they chose to use for the submission.

eggbert2979d ago

has pretty much dropped support of him now.

HydraxFFx2979d ago

No wonder. 4chan couldn't beat Vader anyways.

outrageous2979d ago (Edited 2979d ago )

There have been far worse bosses than Raam. It was satisfying to finally get some revenge for what happened to Lieutenant Kim earlier in the game. IMO, that train level was a masterpiece from beginning to end. Playing on the hardest difficulty level made Raam pretty tough...lets take a look at Mr bad-ass himself...RAAM

Here's Mr Raam acting all WWE macho killing poor Lieutenant

...and the entire train level including the final battle with Raam...

This guy was obsessed with the shot gun but it's a fair representation of the game that came out holiday 2006.

STICKzophrenic2979d ago

Still to this day, that is one of the most epic cutscenes I've watched. The first time I saw it, my eyes were the size of golf balls and my jaw was on the floor.

likedamaster2979d ago


Same here. How could he be called worst boss when he was hard to beat, and quite badass.

cayal2979d ago

He was a damn hard boss.

ZombieNinjaPanda2978d ago


That voting thing? A bunch of trolls are trying to get him to win to upset fans of villains such as darth vader.

Fadetoblack692978d ago

Thats because 4chan has been mass bombarding all the votes on gamespot ;)

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Unicron2979d ago

Psh... Metroid Prime was an amazing, great boss battle!

Too tough? What pansies. Journalists should all have to be REAL gamers.

Seijoru2979d ago

Fable 2's last boss was Laaaaaaame.

n to the b2979d ago

yes. in fact overall fable too takes a complete nose-dive once the 3rd hero has been acquired.

this list sucks. article doesn't even mention the real reason the escaped prisoners from dead rising are the worst - they respawn! also, RAAM wasn't bad enough to make a 'worst of' list and wtf is up with shadow of the colossus??

T3MPL3TON 2978d ago (Edited 2978d ago )

@Seijoru; Lol.. he's not even a boss..

"blah blah blah blah" -_- *gunshot* O_o *credits roll* >_<

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