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8 Terrible Video Game Villains

Ron Whitaker | 15 Jul 2015 20:00
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For many games, it's the villain you're pitted against that makes the experience great. But in far too many games, that's not the case. Maybe the bad guy doesn't have a clear motivation, they're mind-numbingly stupid, or they just don't make sense. Whatever the reason, the big bad doesn't live up to expectations, and it's disappointing. These eight villains were just too weird, cliche, or pointless to fill their role.

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Zoran Lazarevic (Uncharted 2)

This Serbian war criminal is the primary bad guy that our hero Nathan Drake is out to topple in Uncharted 2. Unfortunately, he's not a great character. In fact, he's a mish-mash of cliches from various sources. His motivations are cookie-cutter ("I must become immortal!"), and he makes the same long-winded speeches and tactical mistakes as a Bond villain. He's a boring villain, and even when you beat him at the end, you still don't get to kill him yourself. That was disappointing, too.

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