7 Games to Make You Feel Like a Complete Bad-Ass
Unreal Tournament 2004
…completely massacring them. Unreal Tournament 2004 didn’t necessarily rewrite the book on first-person shooter online play, but it did have a few extra advantages over the competition that made it extremely fun. Namely: announcers. Announcers who got excited when you did especially well. Like, really excited. Check out the video below to see what we mean.
God of War
Few games approach the sheer insanity of the God of War series. At the end of the first game, you kill the Actual God of War. Later, you tear the wings off things mid-flight, level gods, monsters and titans, and you do it all with the sheer force of your rage. What are you even that mad about at this point? Who knows — a bad-ass needs not the answers to such questions. What a bad-ass needs is to jam a sword into a huge thing’s head and swing around on it, to slice the heads off hydras and climb the sides of Mount Olympus and whatever else you end up doing in the God of War series. At every turn, just when you thought it couldn’t get more needlessly bloody or over-the-top insane, it does. It’s hard to be much more bad-ass than a dude who kills gods.
Undoubtedly we’ve missed some other great additions to this series. Got your own favorites? Drop them in the comments below. And stay tuned for our Prototype 2 review next week, in which we’ll discuss whether Radical Entertainment’s next title stands up to the precedent set by its predecessor.