5 of the Absolute Best Video Game Villains of All Time

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5 of the Absolute Best Video Game Villains of All Time

Written by: Max Powers 

Not everyone can be a hero.

There's always at least one thorn in the side of every great superhero out there. Whether they play dirty or use psychological warfare to wreak havoc, villains exist.

Even though they are the necessary evil in a video game, sometimes the villains are better to us than anything else. We all have a villain we love working against in our video games.

Below is a list of the top 5 best video game villains. Keep reading to find your next favorite bad guy.

1. Bowser

Most of us hold Mario Kart near and dear to our hearts and can confidently say we've had countless battles with our friends. The history of Mario Kart is exciting with plenty of twists and turns, but Bowser remains the same.

The great thing about Bowser is he's expected. Without him, the franchise wouldn't be the same. No one truly understands his motives, but Bowser wants what he wants. This could be power, or it could be Princess Peach.

2. Alma

What is most terrifying about Alma in F.E.A.R. is she exists ambiguously. She doesn't come out guns blazing. Her presence is wavering, but she lives all around.

She's a psychic who grew weary of being experimented on, using the anger to push her further in her sinister ways. While you are dodging her evil ways, you also start to understand her motives.

Unlike many video game villains, she has justified reasons for doing what she does. Someone should make a movie about her.

3. Joker

Even if you aren't into video games, you know one of the best game villains is The Joker. It isn't the difference between The Joker and Batman that makes him one of the best, it's the similarity between the two that make it great.

The Joker is Batman's skewed mirror image and lives in the darkest parts of Batman's mind. Not only is he plain evil, he has a twisted sense of humor you can't help but be intrigued by.

It's no wonder he's one of the most popular Halloween costumes every year. He's strangely loved by all.

4. Dracula

Dracula in Castlevania is one of the reasons we can't sleep in the night. He loves the darkness but will make it your worst nightmare.

He's extremely difficult to kill off and one of the biggest bullies you'll ever have to deal with. If he's not directly dealing with you, another deadly monster is doing the job.

You won't be able to have a good night's sleep after him. Get comfy and watch The Office or something to take your mind off it.

5. Doctor Eggman

There isn't much to say other than he's the classic Sonic the Hedgehog video game villain.

He's a mastermind with evil motives and won't stop until he achieves ultimate domination. The worst part is all those cute bunnies and squirrels he's killed just to get what he wants.

Let's all take a moment of silence for those little guys.

Your Best Video Game Villains

While there are tons of other worthy villains on our list, the above 5 are the best video game villains. Between pure violence or sneaky mind games, these characters are out to make sure you have a bad day.

Make sure when facing these villains, you are well-prepared and ready to fight. They won't go down easily.

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