We all love a good villain, whether it's in movies, on TV, in books or indeed in videogames. It's a bit different in gaming though, it always feels much more personal as the villains are trying to get to you in a sense. In the same sense this makes it much more rewarding when you finally layeth the smackdown all over their asses. That being said, some gaming bosses never seem to actually pose that much of a threat and beating them can sometimes start to feel more like you're the schoolyard bully picking on the chess club kid. There's only so many times you can blow up an evil genius's toys before you start to wonder if maybe you are the dick.
Whether it's failing to execute ridiculously elaborate plans for world domination, leaving obvious weak spots on their death machines or that old adage about creating their own worst enemies - video game villains sure do have it tough and here are a selection of villains who couldn't live up to the fearsome image they were trying to project.
I'm Jamie, I am a writer and filmmaker based in Essex, UK. My key interests are in film and TV, particularly horror and comedy. I've published several short stories and hoping to publish a novel soon. Specialist subjects include Resident Evil, horror movies and Doctor Who.