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SkeleTONS: nearly every bony bastard in the gaming universe

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Oblivion’s straight-up fantasy world doesn’t dick around – these skeletons are of classic design. No more, no less.


With so much gooey red stuff to spew, Kratos’ skeletal enemies take a backseat so he can splatter as much gore as possible. When they’re there, you probably won’t even notice.


Private Eye Fred Neuman gains the ability to swap heads for various abilities, one of which happens to be semi-skeletony, albeit with razor hands and some kind of brain matter lining the sides.


Speaking of stuff lining bones, these baddies are stuck in neither zombie nor skeleton limbo. Just a bit too meaty to fully qualify, but juuuust gone enough to sneak in. Well played, guys.


Costumes play a big part in Bully, Rockstar’s other-other game from 2006 and twice again in 2008. Yes, all the same game.


 

No, not the latest sequel that’s being critically annihilated, we’re talking classic-ass Golden Axe from the arcade, the one that devoured quarters, ended relationships and caused DCFS to remove at least one child from their inattentive parents.

Okay that probably never happened. But still, cool skeleton. Those missing teeth mean he got in a fight, and since he’s still here, that means he won.


 

Earlier we said Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts was the hardest franchise of all time. Ninja Gaiden might be runner up, partially thanks to this bone dragon from the Xbox remake, or PS3 remake-remake.


 

Kingdom Hearts sends you a-rescuin’ all over the Disneyverse, but there’s nary a world we’d rather visit than Halloween Town, home of Jack Skellington and most of Hot Topic’s employees.

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  • Netsurfer733 - October 30, 2009 5:07 a.m.

    Must...add...shout out...to Warlords Battlecry 1, 2, and 3! Skeleton spam ftw!!!
  • BarryNomad - October 29, 2009 4:40 p.m.

    Wait wait wait... you're telling me that the Saturn classic Mr. Bones did not get a mention?!
  • AntistaIsTheLight - October 28, 2009 2:56 a.m.

    "TimeSplitters 2 is one of the few amazing FPSs fro GameCube, so please" I havent read all the comments so someone might have noticed but i have to be the smart ass to notice...TYPO!!!
  • Mexicutioner - October 27, 2009 2:44 p.m.

    I'm surprised that Goof Troop, a game that starred both Goofy and his son Max, was not mentioned on here. There was a dual of bosses in, I think, the eighth level. The way they fought you was by them throwing a boomerang made of their own bones at you. Additionally, the Goof Troop had a fantastic soundtrack and is probably why I still even remember that damn game.
  • TKTOWA - October 27, 2009 6:27 a.m.

    Mr. Bones, the blues musician from Saturn/PS1? Oh well, it's a little obscure. But big cheers for mentioning Undead Knight from Guardian Heroes/best fighting game ever.
  • mertor3190 - October 27, 2009 12:52 a.m.

    Awesome! Halloweek. My birthday is on Halloween, this is perfect.
  • oldgrammastinkyfeet - October 26, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    What about the unlockable character in Skate (2?)
  • SandroTheMaster - November 5, 2008 3:35 a.m.

    Morrowind notwithstanding you forgot the Might and Magic series, which presented awesome skeletons from the first one to the last, including the Heroes of Might and Magic spin-off, and YOU could be a skeleton... well... the mage in your team could become a lich with awesome look... And in Heroes you had a team with Skeletons as the bulk of their forces AND skeletal dragons as a bonus, as well as skeleton Heroes with one that stands out for his personality and grim reapper look. Want a tip? Look at my name.
  • Sly_Fox - November 4, 2008 11:03 p.m.

    you guys missed morrowind
  • iggzy880 - November 3, 2008 5:48 p.m.

    I'm just happy to see Manny and the Grim Fandango crowd named
  • thebigmo1 - November 3, 2008 1:49 a.m.

  • TheWebSwinger - November 2, 2008 8:05 p.m.

    Ya know what, I read this whole book of an article, only because it probably took Brett about a month to do. ...also because it's a damn interesting read.
  • Gorlack2231 - November 2, 2008 6:52 p.m.

    a Entire page for Street Fighter. wow. Are ReDeads form Zelda Zombies or Skeletons?
  • Tikicobra - November 2, 2008 4:38 p.m.

    Medievil FTW! Probably the best PS1 game ever.
  • oreomonkey - November 2, 2008 4:37 a.m.

    wow.... that was not supposed to say that
  • oreomonkey - November 2, 2008 4:36 a.m.

    sıɥʇ ǝʞıן ǝɯosǝʍɐ ɯı ƃɯo
  • Defguru7777 - November 2, 2008 3:38 a.m.

    I love the Bowser skeleton from New Super Mario Bros.
  • Ravenbom - November 2, 2008 2:17 a.m.

    Wow! Holy complete complete list Batman! Or Brettman, if you will... And people say that Americans are just getting fatter year by year. Clearly they all have eating disorders, and are trying to make up for their inadequacies by attacking other sprites.
  • lava_lamp - November 1, 2008 2:11 p.m.

    i wish i could get my hands on a copy of grim fandango i loved pyschonauts and i want to play Shaffer's other games now. (cant wait for brutal legend)
  • ElkRider1 - November 1, 2008 1:07 p.m.

    You missed out Murray, from the Monkey Island franchise! How could you?

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