The scariest villains EVER

From: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PSone, DC, GC, PC, 1999)

Taking place parallel to the events of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 is saved from side-story status by one creature: the Nemesis, a lab-created hunting horror tasked with eliminating all members of the STARS special police group. And because your character, Jill Valentine, is one of those members, things don't look too good on your end.

A dramatic departure from the zombies and other dimwitted enemies that haunted the series up to this point, Nemesis is a towering juggernaut that chases you relentlessly (sometimes with a missile launcher) and regenerates every damn time you think you've killed him. He appears only at pre-determined moments, but unless you know where and when to expect him, it feels like he's always there, tracking your movements and waiting for the right time to bust through a wall and pierce your skull with a virus-packed tentacle.


Knowing Nemesis was constantly at your heels gave RE3 a sense of deep dread that the other games in the series lacked, and the fact that he'd come back even after sure-fire deaths turned each victory into a temporary act of escape instead of a triumph. And if that's not enough, just look at the ugly bastard. Is that a face you want to see biting into your flesh? No, we didn't think so.

From: Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2, Xbox, 2003)

Considered by many to be the moodiest, most frightening horror game ever made, Fatal Frame II is the story of two teenage girls trapped in a haunted Japanese village, and as such it's crammed to bursting with uniquely eerie ghosts. And while all of the game's translucent, disfigured, glassy-eyed horrors are scary - something made worse by the fact that your only weapon against them is a camera - none of them are more terrifying than the "Kusabi" found in the village's crumbling Kurosawa House, and that's a hell of a distinction.

This Kusabi - the powerful ghost of a sacrifice victim, also known as Rope Man - is huge and horrifying, and your camera won't work on him at all the first time you meet. What's more, if he touches you - which he'll do immediately, unless you race to the nearest door in a hurry - you'll die instantly.

Eventually, you'll be able to face him. But after he first appears, he'll simply hang around the burned-out room you find him in, floating around menacingly and waiting for you to set foot in the room so that he can close his icy hands around your throat and rip the life right the hell out of you.





  • 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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