Pyramid Head isn't your classic red-skinned, fork tongued, pitchfork-wielding devil, but he is a manifestation of your darkest sins and arguably the most powerful and terrifying thing you'll encounter in Silent Hill's Otherworld. Pyramid Head never speaks a single word, but he doesn't need to. From his rusted metal tetrahedron helmet to his terrifyingly large sword, this is one of the most terrifying devils on the list.
The Lucifer in Dante's Inferno is more of a classic approach to everyone's favorite ruler of the underworld. He's a personification of the seven deadly sins with his greed for power, his lust for Dante's wife, and his wrathful nature. The team at Visceral Games might not have crafted the most entertaining game, but it's certainly one of the most creative interpretations of Dante Alighieri's epic poem.
Over the course of the God of War series, Kratos goes to the Underworld an impressive number of times. He somehow manages to hack, slash and climb his way out, only to return in the next game. Outside of being an intensely enjoyable boss fight in God of War III, Hades is one of the more unusual interpretations of the dark god. He's brutish and disgusting, as you'd expect, and his furnace-like helmet and sinister, mock-playful humor make him one of the more interesting gods in the game.
Ah, yes. Whereas a majority of the baddies on this list are unusual, Blizzard has taken a decidedly classic approach with their Diablo. The red skin, fiery eyes, spiked tail, and ram horns are prototypical of what comes to mind when you think of the devil. However, in Diablo III, the devil we've grown familiar with has changed into a more unique and exciting take on the creature. But I'll let you discover that one for yourselves.
Date: May 22, 2012
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