10 Infuriatingly Overpowered Video Game Enemies

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We've all been there.

You're playing your way through a game, having a good time, when THAT enemy type appears. The one that gives you more trouble than a great number of bosses. And suddenly your day just got much less fun. You throw your head back and groan, burdened with the knowledge that somebody got paid to design this thing.

Yes, sometimes game developers design a baddie for the sole purpose of enraging their players. Whether it's through a high defence rating, strong offence, cheap attacks, or weird coding quirks, these are the enemy types that make you want to hurl your controller (or keyboard) across the room in a fit of rage.

First, a quick note. The "overpowered" facet of this refers to an enemy in comparison to other types within that specific game. So games like Dark Souls, where pretty much everything is hard to kill, won't be featured here.

The following entries aren't any special, rare types found in RPGs. Nor could they be considered a boss or sub-boss. Rather, these are the types of enemies that you're expected to take out regularly.

10. Clickers - The Last Of Us

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The biggest problem with the Clickers is that, more often than not, it takes more than one gun shot to the face in order to put one of them down. Which would mean very little, but in The Last of Us, ammunition is incredibly scarce.

Indeed, scavenging bullets is a major part of the experience, and it's incredibly rare for the player to have more than a handful for each of their guns. Picking up four rounds from a fallen enemy would be a disappointment in most other cases, but in The Last Of Us, it's practically a godsend.

If it weren't enough to waste precious resources to eliminate just one, there's also some other facets that infuriate player. It has erratic movement patterns, making it much harder to hit. Worst of all, Clickers are able to one shot kill Joel and Ellie just by getting too close, meaning that taking out a single one of these tricky buggers will always be priority number one, even if the player is surrounded by an entire horde of other zombies.

Given how iconic the Clickers are, expect even more of them whenever the sequel actually comes out.


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