Top 10: Boss Battles

With the release of Resident Evil 7 and some of the crazy boss fights that were in that game, and with our return to Dark Souls and the DLC, we decided to look at the top 10 Boss Fights in video Games. Let us know in the comments your top 10 and how close we got to yours.

castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-alucard-death10. Death (Castlevania)
Death, also known as the Grim Reaper, is a major villain from Konami’s Castlevania series. … He is also sometimes the first of Dracula’s major servants to greet the protagonist, such as in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Castlevania: The Arcade

mike-tyson9. Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson’s Punch Out)
Around the time the Gold Version was released, Nintendo of America’s founder and former president Minoru Arakawa attended a boxing match featuring future heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. While watching the boxer fight, Arakawa became so astonished with the athlete’s “power and skill”, he was inspired to use the athlete’s name and likeness in the upcoming port of the Punch-Out!! series to help the game sell well.[2] Tyson was rumored to have been paid $50,000 for a three-year period for his likeness. This was something of a chance for Nintendo, as it occurred before Tyson won the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship from Trevor Berbick on November 22, 1986

bowser648. Bowser (Super Mario 64)
Bowser in the Sky is the third and final Bowser stage in Super Mario 64 and the last level of the game. Mario travels through platforms in the sky until he reaches a Warp Pipe leading to a final fight against Bowser to save Princess Peach and the Toads in Princess Peach’s Castle. The stage also contains enemies such as Chuckyas and Goombas.

motherbrain7. Mother Brain (Super Metroid)
Mother Brain is a recurring antagonist and boss in the Metroid series. She is a cold and ill-tempered AI created by the Chozo, but turned against them when the Space Pirates and Ridley invaded Zebes. Mother Brain saw potential in the pirates and decided that with them helping, she could bring true order to the universe by “resetting everything back to zero”. Mother Brain was seen as the main antagonist in Metroid, Super Metroid, and Metroid: Zero Mission. She is also seen in a flashback during Metroid: Other M, and her consciousness was responsible for the events of that game as well. In the Japanese website for Zero Mission, she is given the title Mad Overseer.

aresgow36. Ares (God of War)
Ares was the original God of War and the main antagonist of the God of War game. He was the son of Zeus and Hera. Ares was the oldest child of Zeus and was commonly referred as the most hated God on Mount Olympus, even before being killed by Kratos.

gigyas5. Gigyas (Earthbound)
Known as both the “Embodiment of Evil” and the “Universal Cosmic Destroyer”, Giygas is an evil alien who, upon failing his original mission to reclaim the knowledge of PSI from humans, intends to sentence all of reality to the horror of infinite darkness. With an army of Starmen, Octobots and other deadly war machines, Giygas also uses his immense power to influence certain Earthlings to assist him, such as Pokey Minch and Geldegarde Monotoli. His influence also causes animals and people to become violent and distressed. He belongs to a race of aliens who originally had the power of PSI and, for unknown reasons, abducted humans in the 1900s and 198X.

ganon4. Ganandorf/Ganon (The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time)
After defeating Ganondorf in his castle, Link flees with Zelda as Ganondorf causes the tower to collapse in an attempt to crush them. The two manage to flee from the destruction safely, and all seems to be well until they hear a loud thump come from the ruins of the castle. As Link approaches the ruins to investigate, Ganondorf rises up from beneath the rubble and activates his Triforce of Power to transform into Ganon, a huge, monstrous beast. Link engages in battle against Ganon and eventually overcomes him with the Master Sword, and Zelda calls upon the Six Sages to seal him in the Sacred Realm for eternit

best-video-game-boss-battles-shadow-colossus-sand-dragon3. Phalanx (Shadow of the Colossus)
Phalanx is located in a great desert to the southwest of the Shrine of Worship. Proceed south past the mountain where Valus dwelt until you reach the southern plains. Turn west and continue until you reach the expanse of desert. Cross the platform to awaken Phalanx. Another way is that you proceed to the west and through the autumn forest to come out to the desert quicker and closer to the platform.

dark-souls-iii-nameless-king2. The Nameless King (Dark Souls 3)
Talk about a boss battle that will piss you off to no end, The Nameless King is quite possibly Gwyn’s firstborn: a fearsome, dragon-slaying war god from the time of the ancient lords. At some point during the war with the Everlasting Dragons, Gwyn’s firstborn turned against his father, siding with the dragons. Despite this, the dragons were defeated by Gwyn and the other Lords, bringing about the first Age of Fire. As punishment for teaming up with the dragons, Gwyn ordered his son’s name expunged from the annals of history and stripped him of his deific status. He also was Dragonslayer Ornstein’s personal trainer, explaining their similarities in moveset and cross-spear design.

ornstein-and-smough1. Ornstein and Smough (Dark Souls)
Ornstein is the captain of the Four Knights of Gwyn, and presumably, the leader of Gwyn’s knights. To slay the dragons, he wields lightning power and imbues his Dragonslayer Spear with it. Despite his large size he is extremely agile, using his spear and projectiles to reach great distances with his offensive onslaught.

Smough is the royal executioner of Anor Londo. He longs to be ranked with the Four Knights, but his cruelty, including using his victim’s bone as his food’s seasoning, forever denied him the position. He is far slower than Ornstein, but extremely strong, and his attacks are difficult to avoid at close range.

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