These villains are both evil and terrifying.
Villains in games have to be dangerous in some way. It doesn’t have to be one that you can see. They can be dangerous to your mind or to your wallet. The important thing is that they give the hero some kind of trouble or problem. Some villains, on the other hand, are more than just scary, either because of how they look or because of what they do.
Of course, scary baddies are most common in horror stories, but that’s not a must. There have been scary bad guys in RPGs, action games, and even platformers. The scary things below come from a few different types.
Mr. X (Resident Evil 2)
In the Resident Evil series, there are all kinds of scary monsters. But Mr. X has to be the scariest villain in the series. This big dictator is scary in a lot of ways.
First of all, you don’t know much about him because he’s just a quiet killer. Second, you can’t kill him outside of the last fight. Lastly, the way he is used in the Resident Evil 2 version makes him much scarier than he would normally be. The reason for this is that he follows you around the Police Station. This gives the feeling that you are always being watched, which is a scary idea.
Pyramid Head (Silent Hill Series)
Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill games is one of the most well-known monsters in horror. His name is very accurate, since he has a pyramid for a head, but his real name, Red Pyramid Thing, isn’t any smarter.
This monster is scary and strong. He is usually covered in blood and holds a big blade. Since he has no face, there is no way to relate to him, which makes him even scarier. The scary thing about the creature is that he wants blood and is almost impossible to kill.
The Unseen Elder (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
The Witcher 3 is an RPG, but there are some scary parts in it. In fact, it has some of the most scary parts of any game that isn’t a horror game. One happens in the Blood and Wine downloadable content. This is where you meet the Elder who can’t be seen. He is in charge of vampires and is so strong that other vampires do what he says without question.
When you learn that vampires are some of the strongest creatures in The Witcher world, this is even more impressive. If the Witcher talks out of turn, this one can kill the main character, Geralt, right away. Because of this, he is so scary.
The Colonel (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty)
The Colonel from Metal Gear Solid 2 is a scary villain that doesn’t get enough attention. He seems like a normal superior officer for most of the game, telling you everything you need to know. He seems to be the most reliable guy in Backrooms game.
But as the story goes on, he starts to act in strange ways. He says weird things, his voice changes, he starts to look like a skull, and sometimes he looks right into the camera at you. All of this is very scary. He’s not a real person, it turns out. The Colonel is actually an artificial intelligence (AI) that has been using you the whole time.
Scarecrow (Batman: Arkham Series)
There are a lot of great foes in the Batman Arkham series. Scarecrow is one of the things that give Batman the most trouble. The bad guy’s goal is to cause fear by giving his victims dangerous toxins that make them see their worst fears.
When he uses the things on you, you have to see some very weird and scary things. As if that wasn’t scary enough, his mask is all screwed up and his eyes are creepy, especially in Arkham Knight. So, the villain is scary just by looking at him or her.
Xenomorph (Alien: Isolation)
Xenomorphs are one of the most well-known scary monsters because of the Alien movie series. Their time in the world of video games has been both good and bad. But it’s safe to say that Alien: Isolation’s Xenomorph is just as scary as the ones in the movies.
The main reason for this is that the alien is scary. It’s big, smart, and able to kill you right away. Because of this, you need to hide whenever the beast is close. When you do that, the thing hunts you down with a lot of force. When things like this happen, the Xenomorph lives up to its status as one of the scariest bad guys in video games.
Alma Wade (Fear Series)
Scary girls and scary stories go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, it’s a trope of the genre for little girls to have piercing eyes and weird sounds. And Alma Wade in the Fear books does this well.
The series’s main character is the villain, and he or she is the one who has to deal with the consequences. Alma is scary in all of them, even when she is not a young girl. Not only does she look creepy, but she also often scares you and makes you think weird things. She also has powerful magical abilities that she can use to kill people. So, she’s a threat in both mind and body.