Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Best video game villains of all time

Who would Mario be without his Koopa Troopers, Link without Ganondorf, Pong pad 1 without Pong pad 2?

We've looked back through decades of gaming to record the greatest villains and opponents to have reared their ugly heads. Only those who have been truly memorable have found inclusion, thanks to their quips, their sound effects, or the amount of times they caused us to throw our controllers at the TV.

We can't emphasise strongly enough that these are our favourites, and as such we'd love to hear who you'd include on your own list. Why not post your own top five in the comments below.

(Images: Games Press)

Related

weapons-hero.jpg

20 weirdest video game weapons

GTA-gameplay.jpg

Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer

Comments

More

The best games of the week

A rolling archive of the best game releases of the week by David Cornish

26 Aug 2016

Everything you need to know about the PS4 Slim

It's small, sleek and it's been spotted in the wild by David Cornish

26 Aug 2016

Here's the first trailer for the new ToeJam & Earl game

2017 is set to get seriously funky by David Cornish

26 Aug 2016

The 25 best ranked premier league players on FIFA 17

25 Aug 2016

Here's an honest trailer for No Man's Sky

It's not everyone's cup of space tea by David Cornish

25 Aug 2016

8 games to play once you're done with Pokémon GO

Time to fill your Pokéhole

24 Aug 2016

Illustrator knows nothing about Pokémon, draws them anyway

Even better than the real thing

24 Aug 2016

It's about to get much easier to play PS games on your Mac or PC

PlayStation just wants to take over your life by David Cornish

24 Aug 2016

Here's what the cancelled GoldenEye 007 remake looked like

Sorry, gamers. Here's what you could have won by David Cornish

24 Aug 2016

Pokémon GO's Team Leaders are finally going to become useful

Your team leader is going to become a useful tipster by David Cornish

23 Aug 2016