Can You Guess These Video Game Villains From Just One Sentence?
By: John Miller
About This Quiz
If you've been gaming since the days of "Pong," you've encountered countless evil villains in hundreds of games. Can you name these famous video game bad guys from a short description?
What's the name of the sorcerer-king nemesis who makes Mario's life very difficult?
Bowser is a no-good Koopa who cares only about his evil plot to take over the kingdom. But in "Super Mario Bros.," he'll have to contend with the likes of two determined brothers named Mario and Luigi.
Who is the master of the Scourge in "World of Warcraft"?
The Lich King is a terror of the land -- he wears armor adorned with skulls. As the master of the Scourge, he creates all sorts of problems for players in "World of Warcraft."
What's the name of the big-brained baddie in "Metroid"?
Deep in the tunnels of "Metroid," players contend with Mother Brain, an artificial intelligence creation who wants to "reset" the universe. Only you can stop her cerebral madness.
What's the name of the Dark Lord who wants to conquer the world in "The Legend of Zelda"?
Ganondorf is the tyrant who wants the world to obey him in "Zelda." If you can't stop him, the suffering will never end.
Who's the evil-minded double agent associated with the Umbrella Corporation in "Resident Evil"?
Albert Wesker is the greedy, power-grabbing agent in "Resident Evil." But in the fifth installment of the famous series, maybe he'll finally meet his deserved end.
Who is the seemingly immortal baddie in "Castlevania"?
In "Castlevania," players will dodge hundreds of creepy henchmen in search of their ultimate target -- Dracula. But Drac means to make your task as difficult as possible.
What's the name of the persistent antagonist in "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego"?
Carmen Sandiego is a thief who runs from the authorities all over the world. As you chase her across the globe, she'll helpfully point out educational aspects of the local geography.
Who is the barrel-throwing baddie in "Donkey Kong"?
If you've played the original "Donkey Kong," you're intimately familiar with the precision required to jump over the barrels lofted by the big jerk named Donkey Kong. And you'll probably give up before you beat him.
What's the name of the artificially intelligent computer system in "Portal"?
GLaDOS stands for "Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System," and it is manifested by a soothing female voice that guides players in "Portal." But her intentions are anything but innocent.
Who is the weird human-machine hybrid monster in "Wolfenstein 3D"?
In "Wolfenstein 3D," you'll have to storm the castle and take down Mecha-Hitler. You'll know him when you see him -- Adolf's robotic body is impossible to miss.
Which famous baddie is also known as King Koopa?
Bowser's alternate name is King Koopa. He is a dangerous sorcerer king who relentlessly pursues his evil plans in spite of Mario and Luigi.
Who is the boss of the underworld in "Diablo"?
Diablo rules the hellish world in "Diablo." You'll have to splatter countless manifestations of the undead to beat him.
Who's the horrible human being who signs over the Earth to the Combine in return for ruling powers in "Half Life"?
Dr. Breen feels like it's OK to sign over the entire planet to the Combine in "Half Life." But his power-hungry ways will not be without consequences.
Who is the unhinged madman in "Batman: Arkham Asylum"?
In any Batman game, odds are that the Joker will make an appearance. And his menacing physical appearance in "Asylum" makes this villain look even crazier and more psychotic than usual.
What's the name of the scientists who builds evil robots in "Mega Man"?
With his goofy Einstein hair, Dr. Wily looks pretty innocent. But that skull belt buckle is a giveaway that this "Mega Man" villain means business.
In "Earthworm Jim," which character wants to help fish rule the world?
Bob the Killer Goldfish doesn't sound too dangerous. But he's out to nab Earthworm Jim's super suit so that he can take over the universe.
Who is the evil version of Mario in "Super Mario Bros."?
Wario is the evil Mario. Instead of trying to save the world, he's out to wreck it.
What's the name of the really bad guy in "Metal Gear Solid"?
OK, so it's not the most original name ever. But "Big Boss," is an accurate moniker, and his remorselessness makes him almost unstoppable.
Which villain's goal is to kidnap Princess Peach and conquer Mushroom Kingdom?
For decades now, King Koopa -- Bowser -- has been doing his best to complete his takeover of Mushroom Kingdom and kidnap the princess. But generations of "Super Mario" players keep stopping him.
What's the name of the organization that wants to destroy all of humanity in "Halo"?
The Covenant includes numerous species aligned with one major goal -- they want to rid the universe of human beings. In "Halo," they're off to a pretty good start, unless you can stop them.
What's the name of the serial killer who forces parents to make horrible choices to save their kids in "Heavy Rain"?
In "Heavy Rain," the Origami Killer leaves behind clues for parents and authorities scrambling to save missing kids. It's a dark premise for an ominous game.
In "Mass Effect," who is the guy who wants to push humanity to the top of the food chain, no matter the cost to anyone or anything else?
Illusive Man is indeed a rather slippery character in "Mass Effect." He sometimes seems well-intentioned, but his means don't justify the ends.
Who is the porky ruler that confounds "Angry Birds" players?
King Pig is the big, bad pig who reigns over the other pigs in "Angry Birds." You'll have to make bacon if you want to win the game.
Who is the orange ghost in "Pac-Man"?
There are four main ghosts in "Pac-Man." They are Inky, Pinky, Blinky ... and Clyde.
Who is the exasperating bad guy in "Ski-Free"?
In "Ski-Free," there's nowhere to really ski for fun ... if the trees don't get you, the Yeti will. The Yeti always pops up at the worst possible moments.
What's the name of the inventive madman who torments players in "Sonic the Hedgehog"?
Dr. Robotnik is driven to build all sorts of crazy contraptions to defeat Sonic and his buddies. And all too often, his evil plans work.
Who is the Hitler-like bad guy in "Bionic Commando"?
This zombie-like bad guy Master-D looks a little too much like Hitler for comfort. But you can bet that your weapons will tear him apart in "Bionic Commando."
Who is the supernatural bad guy in "The Secret of Monkey Island"?
LeChuck is the pirate ghost who can't really be permanently defeated in "Monkey Island." Stop him, or he'll grab Elaine!
Who is the egotistical bad guy who wants to end the world so that it doesn't go on without him in "Final Fantasy IX"?
In "Final Fantasy IX," Kuja thinks that the world should end instead of going on without him ... meaning you'll have to put a stop to his insanity.
What's the name of the ultimate bad guy in "Doom"?
Cyberdemon is the muscular, horned beast of "Doom." He's as big as a building and stomps around on hooves. Be afraid ... be very afraid.
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