10. Nemesis – Resident Evil 3
If there was a list for the most intimidating, baddest-looking, and utterly most disturbing villains, Resident Evil 3‘s Nemesis would undoubtedly top it. A science experiment gone horribly, horribly wrong, Nemesis is the terrifying result of the Umbrella Corporation’s genetic alteration and search for the “perfect specimen.” But injecting a dude with a super strand of a zombie virus and equipping him with a railgun and explosives never bodes well for the poor bastard (or bitch, in this case) who is tasked with taking him down.
Nemesis appears multiple times throughout Resident Evil 3, and every time he does, he becomes more seemingly invincible. Considering the fact that a shotgun shell to his face did little than tickle him, Nemesis contained a characteristic that is often underestimated and overlooked: the element of mind-coercion. If players were unconcerned about Nemesis’ hideously disfigured face, massive structure or the ability to mutate tentacles, they were terrified of his brute strength and perseverance. I bet money that by game’s end, you’ll have said, “That thing just doesn’t want to die” at least once throughout your campaign.