8 Games that Let You Be an Evil Bastard

Man, this is the second time my mention of God of War has made a Top 8 list... One more and I get one free symphathy card for Kratos himself...

But seriously, even with the other two PSP God of War games under the belt, it does not excuse the shit Kratos does in God of War III... The fact that that's the game in the series to make the [first] leap on the PS4 really isn't going to help Kratos's sympathy case...

No mention of Overlord?
That's disappointing...

JenSeven:
No mention of Overlord?
That's disappointing...

Its not being evil if your quest is to overthrow a bunch of corrupt lords to establish your own rule.

If they had bothered to make the lords rule seem the least bit more preferable to what the player can do, and not included the benevolent options you can take, then it would have had a place on this list.

Planescape: Torment is, like Alpha Protocol, one of the few RPGs that lets you be evil in a subtle and manipulative way. Most games that let you be evil just let you be a straight up mass murderer or something, but PS:T makes it possible to emotionally abuse and corrupt people, lets you trick them into thinking you're their friend before you use them as the tools they are to you.

Where's the Pikmin? How much more evil can you be than sending dozens of cute little plant creatures to their horrible, horrible doom?

Nice to see Alpha Protocol on the list. Hopefully Obsidian makes a spiritual sequel to it one day.

FPLOON:
Man, this is the second time my mention of God of War has made a Top 8 list... One more and I get one free symphathy card for Kratos himself...

But seriously, even with the other two PSP God of War games under the belt, it does not excuse the shit Kratos does in God of War III... The fact that that's the game in the series to make the [first] leap on the PS4 really isn't going to help Kratos's sympathy case...

Haha! I am counting down the days until I can press my thumbsticks in full next gen glory!

Well that's a bit cheeky, some of those games were straight up designed with being evil in mind, ya gotta think those games you're supposed to be good but just act like a total jerk.

Half Life, shoot friendly in face, load game, try other gun, reload, try grenade bounce around corner, load, shoot guard in foot, run while he chases into a trip mine, load game, etc etc.

Want to be a truly evil bastard? play The Sims. You can force people to drown in their own swimming pool, or make them have to pee so badly they explode, or set fire to their homes whilst trapping them inside having se... "making whoopee". Your choice. It's like Black and White, but subtler, and far more twisted.

Think ruining/ending a few people's lives is evil? try deliberately irradiating an entire solar system to make it uninhabitable, killing billions upon billions in the process basically because you felt like it... and being celebrated as a hero for it! The game is The Last Federation. Incidentally, you play as the last survivor of a race of evil bastards whom the entire universe banded together to wipe out, and as your first action you decide to continue being a bastard and steal spaceflight from a race of your choice so you can dick with them anew. You could be nice, in theory, but you can also nuke the universe.

Alakaizer:
Where's the Pikmin? How much more evil can you be than sending dozens of cute little plant creatures to their horrible, horrible doom?

Strapping bombs to them and detonating them. Or forcing them block their friends from safety and make them watch as the entire rest of the brood slowly walks to their deaths (be it cliff, fire, crushings, exploding allies...). The game is called Lemmings; a progenitor of Pikmin, actually, and it has some seriously sadistic options for sick-minded people.

2xDouble:
Strapping bombs to them and detonating them. Or forcing them block their friends from safety and make them watch as the entire rest of the brood slowly walks to their deaths (be it cliff, fire, crushings, exploding allies...). The game is called Lemmings; a progenitor of Pikmin, actually, and it has some seriously sadistic options for sick-minded people.

I know all about Lemmings, and I still find Pikmin to be more evil. Pikmin murder is much more personal and intimate, since it's you as Olimar hurling the little things off an abyss or into fire, water, or poison.

8 Games that Let You Be an Evil Bastard

If you're looking to jump into the shoes of a truly evil bad guy, these eight games suggested by our community should fit the bill.

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Surprised Tyranny didn't make the list. If you're looking for a game that lets you be a total cunt I highly recommend it.

'Ang on a minute, 2015?

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Surprised Tyranny didn't make the list. If you're looking for a game that lets you be a total cunt I highly recommend it.

Johnny Novgorod:
'Ang on a minute, 2015?

Unless it's a game released prior to 2015, it ain't in the list. Welcome to The Escapist, where the only content produced is by one guy on Wednesdays, Fridays, and whenever he streams. Though I imagine that there is enough of an audio library in existence now that one person could just cut and rearrange it all about over some pre-recorded gameplay footage of varying skill quality. Whoever is accompanying it just ends up having to act alongside it.

For Tyranny to be included, we'll need a new top 8 made this year, then wait two more years for it to be necroed. Bad news is, with how things look here the site would be dead by then. Good news? Nobody would notice that it's just a repost!

ANOTHER NECRO POST!

Also:
Untertale
&
FFT

Okamisama:

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Surprised Tyranny didn't make the list. If you're looking for a game that lets you be a total cunt I highly recommend it.

Johnny Novgorod:
'Ang on a minute, 2015?

Unless it's a game released prior to 2015, it ain't in the list. Welcome to The Escapist, where the only content produced is by one guy on Wednesdays, Fridays, and whenever he streams. Though I imagine that there is enough of an audio library in existence now that one person could just cut and rearrange it all about over some pre-recorded gameplay footage of varying skill quality. Whoever is accompanying it just ends up having to act alongside it.

For Tyranny to be included, we'll need a new top 8 made this year, then wait two more years for it to be necroed. Bad news is, with how things look here the site would be dead by then. Good news? Nobody would notice that it's just a repost!

What's weird is that this post is on the front page and the article post says it was posted today, but everyone else in the thread posted in 2015. I noticed after I posted and then was like ?????????

I loved how evil you could be in SR2, and that SR3 and 4 are just, well... boring by comparison.

At this rate, you might aswel make a top 8 list of top 8 lists that got a 2 year old bump.

008Zulu:
I loved how evil you could be in SR2, and that SR3 and 4 are just, well... boring by comparison.

Ironically, SR3 involved starting a War with the US government and possibly blowing up a skyscraper in the middle of a crowded city with a stolen bomb. You know, things we'd normally associate with terrorism. There's also the whole taking human trafficked women and forcing them to either work for you as prostitutes or sending them back to the people you freed them from. However, SR3 has so much wacky shit that nobody really notices how dark the plot actually is.

008Zulu:
I loved how evil you could be in SR2, and that SR3 and 4 are just, well... boring by comparison.

A superhero game that ends up in space narrated by Jane Austin is "boring"?! If brilliant little nods to Edgar Allan Poe are boring, I want much more of that...

As for the site's own necro post: ideally you'd first need to define 'evil', 'cause it's an impressively nebulous concept. I mean, Mass Effect 3 let the PC be an obnoxious arse who also happened to be a galaxy wide war criminal, but I'm not sure even 3's RenShep qualifies for such a term.

Darth Rosenberg:
A superhero game that ends up in space narrated by Jane Austin is "boring"?! If brilliant little nods to Edgar Allan Poe are boring, I want much more of that...

That's the thing though; Saints Row isn't a superhero series. It started off as a street-gang Grand Theft Auto style game.

Dalisclock:

008Zulu:
I loved how evil you could be in SR2, and that SR3 and 4 are just, well... boring by comparison.

Ironically, SR3 involved starting a War with the US government and possibly blowing up a skyscraper in the middle of a crowded city with a stolen bomb. You know, things we'd normally associate with terrorism. There's also the whole taking human trafficked women and forcing them to either work for you as prostitutes or sending them back to the people you freed them from. However, SR3 has so much wacky shit that nobody really notices how dark the plot actually is.

I actually just replayed SR3 a day ago and I agree. It's wacky which somehow means the dark stuff gets a pass. In addition to what you said, one of the missions is to arrange "accidents" for wrestlers. By remote controlling their cars, making them unwillingly go on a murder spree in town and finally staging a "suicide". Why? Just so they don't participate in a wrestling tournament. Why? Just so you get to participate. Why? In order to defeat Killbane and remove his mask. Yep, you commit acts of terrorism and frame it on innocent people, so you get to punch somebody in a ring and take off his mask.

There is also the thing where you kill the inhabitants of an entire district of the city by unleashing a biological weapon. And that's by accident. You accidentally commit mass murder and make an entire island uninhabitable. I guess it's not really the same as intentionally doing it, but it is still literally criminal negligence.

SR2 by comparison does have the Boss cause actual intentional evils, but on a smaller scale. For example, I did cringe at what happens with Maero - it is really messed up, but that's not to say that SR3 is all fun and games. It just happens that the bad stuff is glossed over by people.

008Zulu:
That's the thing though; Saints Row isn't a superhero series. It started off as a street-gang Grand Theft Auto style game.

Could anyone in their right mind try to claim SRIV wasn't smarter and more creative, though (as Yahtzee, I think, put it; it takes great care to appear that care-less)? The general perception is that SR merely started as another GTA clone and by 3 - and certainly IV - finally found its own path.

I gather SR2 was pretty good, but surely its evolution represents a net gain for gaming as a whole, 'cause there's nothing else quite like SRIV.

DoPo:

Dalisclock:

008Zulu:
I loved how evil you could be in SR2, and that SR3 and 4 are just, well... boring by comparison.

Ironically, SR3 involved starting a War with the US government and possibly blowing up a skyscraper in the middle of a crowded city with a stolen bomb. You know, things we'd normally associate with terrorism. There's also the whole taking human trafficked women and forcing them to either work for you as prostitutes or sending them back to the people you freed them from. However, SR3 has so much wacky shit that nobody really notices how dark the plot actually is.

I actually just replayed SR3 a day ago and I agree. It's wacky which somehow means the dark stuff gets a pass. In addition to what you said, one of the missions is to arrange "accidents" for wrestlers. By remote controlling their cars, making them unwillingly go on a murder spree in town and finally staging a "suicide". Why? Just so they don't participate in a wrestling tournament. Why? Just so you get to participate. Why? In order to defeat Killbane and remove his mask. Yep, you commit acts of terrorism and frame it on innocent people, so you get to punch somebody in a ring and take off his mask.

There is also the thing where you kill the inhabitants of an entire district of the city by unleashing a biological weapon. And that's by accident. You accidentally commit mass murder and make an entire island uninhabitable. I guess it's not really the same as intentionally doing it, but it is still literally criminal negligence.

SR2 by comparison does have the Boss cause actual intentional evils, but on a smaller scale. For example, I did cringe at what happens with Maero - it is really messed up, but that's not to say that SR3 is all fun and games. It just happens that the bad stuff is glossed over by people.

Yeah, the whole thing with Angel is just kinda weird. He gets you to jump through a lot of really skeevy and mostly stupid hoops for him and never really does anything for you in return. Then he pretty much insists you abandon your friends to die so you can kill someone who you've already humiliated and defeated(and is leaving town to boot).

Ironically, the thing with the zombies in SR3 appears to be a result of the falling debris from the plane crashing on top of the chemical tanks on that island, which are clearly marked ULTOR. Yeah, it's already been established in SR2 and Red Faction that ULTOR is kinda evil(or at very least, doesn't care who gets hurt so they can profit), but considering how often the "SAINTS-ULTOR MEDIA GROUP" is mentioned, it's implied that the Saints are either owners or allied with ULTOR. Which makes the boss responsible for the zombie outbreak in more ways then one. Yet again, this is glossed over so they could do a one mission change of gameplay.

The "Kill Killbane" ending really does make me feel that if SR2 was the rise of the Boss as a villain, SR3 was the rise of the boss as a Super-Villain.

 

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