Top 10 Deadliest Enemies
I was thinking about some of the most recognized faces in games. After a little while, I started to realize that a lot of my favorite faces of gaming are mortal enemies. After continuous amounts of thinking, I decided to compile an epic list of all the greatest enemies our games have to offer.
Rather than focus on the 10 millionth soldier, I’ve cracked this open to a wide range of bad dudes. Just remember: this is a general list, I’m not using a very specific villain (Shao Khan would be expanded into Warrior) this allows for a broader overview of different enemies.
The list is not just based on how purely violent they are, but also how deceptive, disguising, and mentally endangering. All that being said, remember to take this with a grain of salt; since I’m writing about some of the most iconic enemies, there may be a couple of references or cliché sounding descriptions. So, let’s take a scoop from the best of the baddies.
#10 – Gods
These all powerful Titans of our world are known by the masses; some people worship them, others rebel them. A God may be quickly considered to be the best enemy around; they’re big, strong, wield mythical powers, and have many who would fight alongside them. But they’re often drunk with power, fail to be careful whenever a true foe arrives, and can easily misplace trust.
Simply put, they overlook a lot of things. But when that big giant faces you off with the ability to harness the most dangerous powers of man, nature, or even all of Earth, you know you’ve got a pretty dangerous enemy.
#9 – Terminators
“I am Metal, I am Powerful, I am Incognito, I am technology of the Future. I am the Terminator”; and dangerous he is too. Terminators can wield any weapon and they can literally become a weapon. This includes knifes, built-in weapons, or even total overpowering strength.
They’re smart but a bit slow; they also tend to ignore their surroundings or situations. A Terminator will just march into battle and not take cover even as they soak up bullets which may briefly KO them self or destroy weak models. Though they may be almost indestructible, they focus too much on the target which is their greatest weak point. What makes them slightly better than Gods is that they know how to stay disguised.
#7, 8 Dinosaurs OR Minotaurs?
I just know that this is gonna be close because these violent beasts are so much like another. So let’s settle this: both are aggressive, pretty fast, territorial, and can let out some blood curdling roars. Dinosaurs are better when it comes to hunting, but Minotaurs can wield axes, hammers, and even weaponry from the future (thanks to Doom II).
The Dinosaur says, “ROAR!”
Dinosaurs are generally larger than Minotaurs, but given a Minotaur’s size it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference. Lastly, Dinosaurs can fly and some are poisonous, although only a couple can fly. Minotaurs look a bit scarier because they’re half human and can rip you apart. Overall, I think Minotaurs are slightly better because they’re better rounded enemies. Dinosaurs have some pretty cool features but they just aren’t as well rounded which really counts at the end of the day.
#8 is Dinosaurs
#7 is Minotaurs
#6 - Supersized Enemies
When you take something small like an ant, it doesn’t pose much of a threat at all; heck you could squash ‘em with your pinky finger. When that enemy is 100 times his size, you’re the one that’s gotta worry about getting squashed. Any enemy that gets supersized will become a more universally dangerous foe. Aspects about them that we undermined will become serious means of attacks and tactics.
But no matter how huge an enemy becomes, it can’t overcome what boils down to what it is: a giant ant can’t open doors or use a gun, a larger solider never means he overcomes his own ignorance. It makes an enemy more capable but it won’t make them overcome their fatal flaws.
#5 - Traitors
I’m aware that many of you may find this to be a generic entry but I will explain. Before they betrayed you, you thought they were your friend, you trusted them, and you thought, “Of all my enemies out there, my friend isn’t one.” Not only does this change of sides really screw with your head, you’re often left with no choice but death. He’s developed this maniacal setup specifically calculated to take you out and give the traitor a perfect exit…
But that’s where your traitor always has his unsuspecting flaw: he has a plan but he’s not prepared for a mistake. And as soon as something important gets kyboshed, it’s running time for him. The Traitor gets the 5th spot because he’s ingenious but unprepared for the unexpected essentially placing him on middling ground.
#4 - Ninjas
Ninja. Warrior in the shadows; these guys are fast, sneaky, agile, disguising, wise, and weapon experts. Ninjas get so high on this list because they’re simply a well rounded enemy. They don’t have much of a fatal flaw because they specialize in everything regular warriors use (including guns) with the reflexes and wits to counter even huge baddies. If that Ninja isn’t furiously battling, he’s either sleeping or strategizing his next move in his hiding spot.
#3 - Aliens
If your enemy pinpointed our lone world just to steal & destroy everything valuable we have; they’re probably the smartest, most ruthless SOBs out there. Aliens, a species that is not of our kind; their existence has been suspected for years. But probably the scariest feature any invading Alien species has is the total element of surprise. Everything we have to fight with, regardless of how much it did for us before they arrived may be completely useless against them.
Aliens tend to be portrayed as super high-tech beings. Space invading Martian movies taught me that they come in with the upper hand of lasers, shield barriers, and a host of other technologies we never even thought of. Of course every Alien species always has the classic flaw because their way is thought to be impenetrable. In 1987’s Predator, its vision is based on heat signatures; if the prey hides behind something with a low heat reading, no target is recognized.
#2 - Psychics
With this kind of enemy, you know it’s all in your head; it’s just a matter of getting them out of your head before they break your mind’s sanity. The Psychic is so highly ranked because of his unique methods of torture, not killing and one other fantastic ability: When you’re being attacked by a Psychic, you have to fight what’s trying to manipulate your mind; it’s impossible to focus on the fight outside of that.If the Psychic does find a way to break your mind, you’re done for and it won’t matter if you’re alive or dead, you’ll be completely incapable of most anything. Breaking out from the nightmarish comatose is incredibly hard; but if you escape your mind, it’s really easy to take him down. They also usually can’t manipulate a group of targets because each person is different. Despite his fatal flaws, a Psychic is indefinitely one of the most dangerous enemies.
#1 - Zombies
Oh No. NO! NOOOOOO!!! ZOMBIES! Every year, we get a full blown Zombiepocalypse game where the dead live again to feast on our brains. Folks, I gotta admit that this was indisputably #1 right at the start:
-Zombies are difficult to predict (they can be fast or slow) and they’re simple stalking methods tend to get the jump on people
-Their bite is infectiously fatal and they’re alive as long as their brain keeps going
-They’re everywhere and hurdle in masses towards anybody still alive
-They can make limited use of their surroundings due to a sub-conscious awareness
-When we see an undead person we knew, our flawed impulse is to stand in shock and disbelief of what is happening, leaving ourselves completely open to attack
Zombies might be slow and their simple-minded selves can be their downfall; but boy are they tricky in every way; just like us. They’re the most highly ranked enemy because they have no fatal flaw; you can never defeat them, only run, and they’ll always come…