29 bloody scary things that have chased us in games

11. Sinistar

Chasing the crap out of you in: Sinistar (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: Announcing his arrival with a terrifying proclamatory boom (“BEWARE, COWARD!”) and then proceeding to stick to your piddling little ship like a hungry fly on sugar-coated poop.
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12. Zant's Hand

Chasing the crap out of you in: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Gamecube/Wii)
Chasing method of choice: Relentlessly, unkillably phasing through walls accompanied by bloody scary music in order to recapture the Sol artefact you’re trying to steal.
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13. Bryan Wilks

Chasing the crap out of you in: Fallout 3 (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: Indestructably chasing youas far and wide as necessary, undeterred by monster, bandit or lethal natural environment, in order to tell you that cocking big ants have crapped up his town. Maintaining typical Bethesda blank-eyed zombie face the whole time.
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14. Berserker

Chasing the crap out of you in: Gears of War/Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360/PC)
Chasing method of choice: Blindly hounding you based on any significant sound you make, with the intention of crushing you to man-pate, taking advantage of your sticking to walls while trying to sprint through doorways.
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15. Gnus

Chasing the crap out of you in: The Lion King (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: Gosh-wow into-the-screen scaling sprites that were really impressive in 1994.
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16. Chainsaw dudes

Chasing the crap out of you in: Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: A total disrespect of the rules of a hedge-maze, via the medium of chainsaw. Being borderline indestructible.
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17. Ghosts

Chasing the crap out of you in: Pac-Man (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: Implacably bearing down on you until you’re high on drugs.
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18. The Croctopus

Chasing the crap out of you in: Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Chasing method of choice: Dropping out of rocky alcoves to swirl along after you, razor-tentacles a-flail. Totally ruining the calming ambience of the soundtrack.
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19. Helicopters

Chasing the crap out of you in: Uncharted 2 (PS3)
Chasing method of choice: Hounding you across rooftops and along railways tracks, unfairly countering your flailing human athletics with cold hard steel armour and red hot lead.
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20. Yet another boulder

Chasing the crap out of you in: Resident Evil 4 (Multi)
Chasing method of choice: Rumbling along a rural Spanish footpath after you, at just less than the speed of a rapidly-mashed A button.
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David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.