Top 10 Most Terrifying Video Game Characters

Top 10 Most Terrifying Video Game Characters




Cherub (Doom 3)
Cherub (Doom 3)

Continuing the increasingly disturbing trend of scary video game children is the Cherub, one of the newest additions to the Doom fiction. What's more terrifying than a screaming baby with insect hands and wings? Oh, you don't know? That's because the list of more terrifying creatures is a short one. Speaking of which...



Crawlers (Dead Space 2)
Crawlers (Dead Space 2)

Is anyone else noticing a trend here? Alma, Cherubs, and now the Crawlers? It seems to me that game developers have a thing for scary childlike monsters. The Crawler is a new addition to Dead Space that was featured in the second game released early last year, and boy is it twisted. Most of the monsters on this list offered a good scare and/or weren't terribly pleasant to look at, but these things were memorable because they were infected newborn babies. On a related note, Dead Space definitely has something against kids as there are two other types of Necromorph children: the Pack and the Lurkers. Still, the Crawlers are by far the most unsettling.



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Berzerker (Gears of War)
Berzerker (Gears of War)

I'll never forget my first encounter with the Berzerker in the first Gears of War. After having just barely survived a Locust ambush and watching our squad leader get murdered by an intimidatingly large Locust general, all of a sudden, a Cog soldier was violently and repeatedly bashed into the ground by a big, hulking shadow. A few seconds later, the thing that mangled that poor soldier revealed itself, and despite my immediate instinct to shoot my teammates in the knee so I could outrun them as I hauled ass in the opposite direction, a voice inside my head reminded me it's just a game. With that in mind we went on to Hammer of Dawn to send that sucker into the dirt. That's still one of the best boss fights in the series, and that's saying something for a series like Gears of War.



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