The Most Engaging Villains in Gaming

Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3

“Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?”

Oh Vaas. How we love to hate you. The antagonist for most (the good part) of Far Cry 3,¸Vass has made a huge impact despite only starring in one game. When Ubisoft was developing the game, Vass was actually a character named Bull and looked nothing like the man we love to fear. After the fantastic Michael Mando auditioned for the part though, the team took inspiration from his physical appearance, and eventually made Vaas Mando’s digital doppelganger.

Sure, Vass certainly has memorable dialogue, however, Mando’s performance is what makes him so engaging. Mando brings to terrifying life a man who is grasping at the final straws of his sanity. He is highly unpredictable with a violent nature he is not afraid to show off or commit heinous acts. Despite all of the atrocious things he does, the player cannot help but be enraptured with him whenever he shows up on screen. When Vaas does make his exit (still wondering who thought this was a good idea), the game loses a LOT of steam, and I would not blame you if you did not finish it. The fact people would hesitate to complete the game without him speaks volumes to his presence on the game. 

Published May. 7th 2015

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