The scariest villains EVER

From: Gears of War (Xbox 360, PC, 2006)

Possibly the ugliest enemy in a game filled with ugly enemies, the Berserkers of Gears of War are huge, destructive and - if you don't know how to deal with them - nothing short of horrific. They're also blind and have a disturbing habit of standing around sniffing the air when they don't know where you are. Once they figure that out, however, they'll roar toward you like a freight train, smashing through stone obstacles in an attempt to reduce you to bloody bits. They're at their absolute scariest when you're running from them, and all you can hear is the engine-like noise of their running drawing rapidly closer.


As if all of that weren't frightening enough, the Berserkers are nigh-indestructible, and getting them into a situation where they can be killed usually takes quick thinking and footwork. In the case of the first one you meet, for example, you'll need to lure her outside by tricking her into smashing open a path for you. Of course, to do that, you'll need to actually stand in front of whatever it is you want her to smash through, only jumping out of the way at the last second. Of course, by the time you figure that part out, you're almost guaranteed to have been torn apart by the creature at least a few times.

From: Dead Rising (Xbox 360, 2006)

There's something about chainsaws that awakens some deep, primal fear in the human heart. Maybe it's the ominous revving, or just the thought of dozens of tiny blades messily tearing through flesh. Whatever the case, Adam MacIntyre carries two of the damn things, and he's a clown to boot, thereby neatly combining two lurking childhood fears. He's also unclear about his intentions at first, giving us a feeling similar to what happens when a friendly acquaintance starts "joking" about how he's going to brain us with the shovel he's holding.

At any rate, it's hard not to be at least a little nervous when he starts advancing on you while juggling his saws. And when the fight actually starts, and he leaps and giggles while arcing the saws around to turn you into a blood-spraying mess, you'll want to immediately put as much distance between you and him as possible, even if it means having to contend with the stupid, poison-filled balloons he bounces your way.


We'll probably never know what Adam's deal is. Was he driven insane by Dead Rising's zombie apocalypse, or was he this way when he was allowed to be near children? Either way, his roaring chainsaws and perfect makeup scare the shit out of us.




  • desudesu893 - January 8, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    i was BORN on june the 13th... should i be worried??
  • DarthKato - October 16, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    I was too! Nah, you shoudn't be worried.:)
  • googie926 - November 11, 2010 11:06 p.m.

  • poperman - October 29, 2010 10:37 p.m.

    they forgot the regenerator (re4) that rhing is friggen creepy!
  • ritesh - October 29, 2010 9:48 a.m.

    ah,game radar staffs are funny!
  • EAC73 - October 27, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    im surprised piggsy didnt got #5 i thought that was one of the scarriest things i ever saw.
  • Devil93065 - October 12, 2010 6:10 a.m.

    The ReDeads in OoT used to freak me the f&#@ out when I was a kid, the creepy moaning sound they made and the fact that they freeze you and proceed to rape you probably traumatized me.
  • wiitard07 - July 31, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    Was anyone else scared shitless by the hunter in dead space? The first time i saw that bitch and line gunned his legs plasma cut his land and head only to watch the gory bloody stumps pump out blood and guts like a freaking fire hose and grow back almost made me turn the xbox off and hide in the corner like a frightened puppy. It also didnt help that he ALWAYS caught me off gaurd and had me tapping A for my life.
  • richardestes - July 31, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    freaking kusabi. nightmares for weeks. am I the only that has played this game is think it deserves number 1?
  • INFINITYGAUNTLET - July 28, 2010 6:17 p.m.

    Don't be skurred.
  • randomgirlk23 - April 4, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    Dr. salavdor is a lot worst when you can't walk more than two steps in any direction
  • kaittybee - March 18, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    lol, i read this article twice. it was awesome, and totally true. most of those guys are creepy as hell! Nemesis isn't too bad though. i'm sure he's good, way deep down. i bet he even has a teddy bear
  • Kaiju - March 15, 2010 9:43 p.m.

    Whence I saw the ReDeads, oman oman. That brought back memories. I played Zelda OoT when I was 7-9 years old. && I havent played it since. Though, I will never forget. That horrible scream. >o< It was awful. It scared the shit out of me. && I played ResiEvil 4 when I was 11 and 12. Seeing it now just makes me want to play it again. And not to mention- How I beat it 15 or 17 times. But seriously, those graphics were terrifying. I played alone in the dark around 2 am in the morning, fn scary as Hell. && Pyramid Head, hot as Hell.
  • iheartmonkeyz - December 28, 2009 11:43 p.m.

    holy fudgenuts the redeads loke terrifying
  • FanofSaiyan - December 26, 2009 10:18 p.m.

    Re-deads, creepiest Zelda enemy EVUR!!! ):O
  • Dvdsk - October 27, 2009 6:08 p.m.

    lool, i have resi4 i must agree that dr salvador is pretty scary but for me the scariest one of all time must be regenerator (resi4) he is surely the most scary criature that ever appeared in a videogame (sorry the bad english xD)
  • Chippie17 - October 27, 2009 1:52 p.m.

    Pyramid head and scissorman are both on the least scary list lol
  • ryno - December 1, 2008 9:42 p.m.

    you should have put in the maggot shibito from Siren blood curse. that thing made me want to puke.
  • likedamaster - November 4, 2008 3:15 p.m.

    yeah, the Beserker did it for me.
  • hoodfab - November 4, 2008 3:59 a.m.

    ok, there should be a lot more dead rising bosses in here, some of them were REALLY creepy. Also, a few of them were like impossible. It was a great game.

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