9 Hidden Video Game Enemies You Weren't Supposed To See
If you see these enemies, you know you've messed up.
When developers are making a video game, you'd probably assume that they'd want everyone to see all their hard work on display, right? These projects take years to make, with artists and engineers toiling day in and day out, so surely they don't want players to miss something as important as, say, a cool enemy?
Well, what devs seemingly love as much as people playing their games is the art of a great Easter egg. In fact, some of the most memorable moments in this industry have come from secrets hidden in the depths of titles that evaded fans for years.
Exploring every nook and cranny of a new release can lead to a whole bunch of incredible surprises, and sometimes this includes hidden enemies 99% of players will never encounter.
Now, not all of these examples were intentionally hidden for players to find. Others were simply accidentally included in the game or were found after players hacked their way out of a level's confines. Either way though, they all come with fascinating stories, and in some cases need to be seen to be believed.
9. Kaernk - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Starting off with the most obvious embodiment of the title I can think of, the Kaernk in seminal horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is literally an invisible monster. Showing up in the waterway levels, this beast is only identified by the splashes it makes in the water, with the player being forced to use these visual and audio cues to avoid it at all costs.
The whole point of Amnesia is what's just lurking out of sight, with the game even punishing you for staring too intently at any of the monsters. An invisible enemy like this then is perfect, and proved to be one of the scariest things in the whole game.
Of course, the mystery of the creature only led to fans eager to know what it would look like if it could be seen by the human eye. It clearly has a defined mass, so it much have a shape, right?
Well, concept art actually revealed what the Kaernk would have looked like, and essentially it's a big creepy monster dolphin. Pretty cool.