The Most Engaging Villains in Gaming

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GLaDOS - Portal series

“Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an unsatisfactory mark on your official testing record, followed by death.”

Homicidal robots. Is there anything better? What makes GLaDOS so special is the voice acting and the writing. Sure, villains threaten us all of the time in gaming, but how many make you genuinely laugh or promise you cake and a party? Her persistent insults to your intelligence may annoy, but you cannot help but chuckle at them either. During cooperative play in the sequel, she will even tell players different things in an effort to get the players to turn on each other.  

The presence of GLaDOS elevates what would be another puzzle game into something more memorable and special. She is full of personality and vibrant and shames most other characters in gaming period, protagonists and antagonists alike. She will always have a special place in our hearts, no matter how much she insulted us. She also gave us “Still Alive” which is more than you have done. You monster.

Published May. 7th 2015

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