Gaming’s most violent double acts

Chris and Sheva

Teaming up for murderous mayhem in: Resident Evil 5

The most deadly mixed gender homicidal tag team since Bonnie and Clyde decided it might be nice to earn a bit of extra revenue by sticking up banks, then shooting loads of people. Alright, so technically everyone that the Resi pair off are asking for it (most of them are infected freaks who try to nibble the agents’ necks on sight). But that doesn’t make Chris and Sheva’s antics any less violent.

Double teaming their victims like 'an-analogy-about-woman-who-have-sex-for-money-which-isn’t-age-appropriate-for-this-site’, the deadly duo end up shooting, kicking and knifing anything that crosses their path. They even have some nifty tag team moves which help them do in mutated African citizens in half the time. Let’s just try and overlook the whole destroying half a continent thing, though, yeah?

Chainsaw and curb stomp

Teaming up for murderous mayhem in: Gears of War/ Gears of War 2

We were close to going with Marcus and Dom. Lets be honest, though, they aren’t half as deadly or satisfying as Gears’ two deadly finishers. In co-op they really are the perfect partners. Is one of you too busy taking out that stampeding Locust, as you find yourself intestines deep eviscerating his alien pal with a chainsaw? No problem. Because your partner can easily take Locust number two out with a quick blast of bullets followed up by a skull-cracking boot to the temple.

Gears might be better known for a hatred for sleeved shirts and enough testosterone to power a 24 hour Greco Roman wrestling marathon. But the stomp and chainsaw co-op combination prove the series is actually a touching story of cooperation, mutual respect and killing the hell out of anything that looks even remotely like E.T.

Jack Slate and Shadow

Teaming up for murderous mayhem in: Dead to Rights

What’s scarier than a highly trained cop toting some serious automatic weaponry? Why, a highly trained cop who can have his killer husky rip out your liver and unmentionables on command, of course.

While most man and mutt teams spend their time frolicking in parks, begrudgingly accepting each other’s foibles in 80s buddy comedies or cleaning up after each other’s shit; Slate and Shadow like to pass their time by killing the scum of Grant City. Trained to rip anyone’s throat out who crosses his master, Shadow is gaming’s most loyal, if slightly serial killery pooch. Awww, the two of them make a cuter couple that Turner and Hooch, don’t they?

On a side note, does everyone know that the fat kid in Stand By Me grew up to be Neve Campbell’s dreamy boyfriend in Scream 2? Honestly, we shit you not.

July 23, 2010


  • Metroidhunter32 - August 6, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    Come on Jak and Daxter. Daxter isn't that violent, but just look at Jak's dark form. He's got no problem killing, and he's in a T rated game. He's under the radar violent.
  • ThePeanutGangsta - July 26, 2010 3:26 a.m.

    As Revanofsith said, what about Rios and Salem from Army Of Two? They travelled the world chokeslamming, headbutting, shooting people. then to show there partnership they would do the occasional headbang or air guitar. They survived through everything, they are more of a double act then the Cash and Starkweather as Rios and Salem are actually more of a "partnership" whereas Cash is more of Starkweather's forced assassin. and btw, Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham didnt really steal the Family Guy joke, he just sort of took it and shaped it into his own, the Family Guy joke is, as didijustshard mentioned, was that the fat kid from stand by me married Rebecca Romain. Also, seriously, wtf is Stand by Me? I know it is a Stephen King novel and a movie so... why the hell did you add him in the article, I think it sorta ruined it especially putting in the Scream 2 poster thing. Anyway, Rios and Salem
  • SenatorPepper - July 24, 2010 5:56 p.m.

    No, Jerry O'Connell, I can neither forget nor forgive you for Sliders.
  • Didijustshard - July 23, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    Didn't the kid from stand by me also marry rebecca romain?
  • Clovin64 - July 23, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    That fat kid is an inspiration to all fat losers everywhere! I'm not fat by the way.
  • Defguru7777 - July 23, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    Knew Gears would be on here in some form. But what about Captain Price and Soap in Modern Warfare 1 and 2? How many people did they kill?
  • Vitoruss1 - July 23, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    "cocking die"? British people really must like to turn nouns into verbs. I dunno, it's kind of unrelated to the article itself, but for some reason, the font + bold + shadow on Gamesradar's word bubbles kind of kill the comedy of what's been written. Just sayin'.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 23, 2010 5:47 p.m.

    Por que no Max 'n' Mona from Max Payne 2? I love Agent Washington - he reminds me of Chris' Dolemite clips.
  • Revanofsith - July 23, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    What about Salem and Rios from the Army of Two games? Like seriously, the name says it all. Those guys accomplish as much as Chris and Sheva, but on a global scale. That alone makes them awesome. Plus slapping your partner in the head when he does something stupid.
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 23, 2010 4:19 p.m.

    Technically, since the saw on the Lancer is affixed with no chain, just teeth, shouldn't it be called a buzz saw bayonet because it vibrates instead of rotates? I think it works like a wide bladed Sawzall.
  • Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham - July 23, 2010 3:17 p.m.

    @spencerisgod1990 YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!
  • spencerisgod1990 - July 23, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    shame on you Dave Meikleham for trying to pass that fact as your own and not family guys (episode with STAND BY ME on it!!!)
  • liamcullen - July 23, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    Someone been watchin family guy...
  • GreatMuerte - July 23, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    haha peer pressure, have a look infamous 2 fan's
  • EnragedTortoise1 - July 23, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    Cyberninja has a good point...
  • Cyberninja - July 23, 2010 12:23 p.m.

    mario and luigi could fit well they murder alot of mushrooms and turtles
  • Redeater - July 23, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    well this is less fun... lol
  • IIBrownieII - July 23, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    Lol v good article meiks, chainsaw and curbstomp being my highlight :) and lolz at the random link about that fat kids career
  • Psylockerules - July 23, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    scream2 was probably that kids highlight, i mean sliders?? damn i love when buffy gets thrown off of the balcony, oh also great article :)

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