GamesRadar have posted a list of what they call 'The
scariest villains EVER'. The shortlist is comprised of 13 different game
enemies. Taking the prize of their 5th scariest villain is Manhunt’s very
Manhunt's schlocky, low-fi take on horror was always creepy and unsettling,
but things didn't get really scary until the end, when you were introduced
to Piggsy. The chained, criminally insane pet of Manhunt's snuff-film-director
villain Starkweather, Piggsy was an amalgamation of everything you'd never
want to sit next to on a bus. Naked, morbidly obese and wearing a rotting
pig's head as a mask, Piggsy hides in the shadows of the game's final level,
waiting for the tell-tale sound of your footsteps - and then he'll jump out
and start revving his chainsaw.
For such a fat bastard, Piggsy's awfully quick on his feet, and if you don't
immediately start hauling ass to the nearest hiding place he'll kill you in
seconds. At this point in the game, you'll have also lost all your weapons,
so you're limited to whatever makeshift objects - like wooden stakes and shards
of glass - that you can find laying around, and there aren't many of those.
You'll also need to stealth-kill him multiple times - which only makes him
run away in pain before going back on the hunt.
True, Piggsy's a pitiable creature, and once you know exactly how to dispatch
him, he's not really that much of a problem to deal with. But until you do,
you'll be running blind, trying desperately to stay alive long enough to escape
from the waddling madman with the roaring chainsaw right behind you.
They also included a video of Piggsy within their article, although for some
reason they have captured the footage in black and white.
For those that don’t feel like reading the whole article, here is how
the list breaks down:
- Dr. Salvador - Resident Evil 4
- Pyramid Head - Silent Hill 2
- Shodan - System Shock 2
- Scissorman - Clock Tower
- Piggsy - Manhunt
- Kusabi - Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
- Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
- Sledgehammer - Clock Tower 3
- Townsfolk of Innsmouth - Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
- Adam Macintyre - Dead Rising
- Berserker - Gears of War
- ReDead - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Jason Voorhees - Friday the 13th
So, what do you think of their list? Personally, I would have ranked Piggsy
higher. Your very first time playing through Deliverance is genuinely nerve