Now we’ve all killed them in games… many hordes of enemies which try their best to kill you; some succeed, others fail miserably. Most games tend to go for the “human” enemies, but some games tend to go for the types of enemies that are a little less human, and sometimes they come in hordes. But out of the many hordes of enemies in this generation of video games, which enemy hordes might you love to be a part of if you were “dead” or “another race” lets say. Well here are 5 enemy hordes which might tickle your fancy.
We’ll start off with the ones a little more human. If you’ve ever played Alan Wake, you might understand the whole concept of these enemies. Essentially they are actual people taken over by “the dark presence”. Once taken over (hence the name ‘Taken’), they become shrouded in darkness to which cannot be penetrated… except with light (and a crossbow according to American Nightmare). There are plenty of Taken to become; my favorite being the Grenaders and Splitters. The funny part about these enemies is that when they attack, they say such corny lines, some which would actually save your life (sort of) and they say these lines whilst trying to end your life. These lines include “Omega 3 fatty acids are good for your heart!”, “Don’t forget your lunchbox!” and “Did you call 911?”. Would you like to be part of a comical bunch of enemies? I would. Not to mention you’d “truly be on the dark side”… forever at that.
The first of two from Borderlands. How would you guys love to be the bandits from Borderlands? I mean they go around with awesome masks on their faces and depending on what bandit you are; you can either lose your sanity and go around shirtless with awesome bodily features or keep your sanity and wear some super awesome jackets. Sure, you’d have to worry about your head being sniped, but aside from that, you’d look way cooler than the actual heroes of the franchise. Aside from these two obvious choices for a bandit, there are a couple more types you could choose from, including a “midget bandit”, plus a whole range of bosses including Sledge, Krom and Nine-Toes. This is one horde you’d totally be proud to be apart of. And look: the one in the picture even has Dale’s hat from “The Walking Dead” (not really, but it’s still cool though).
Locusts (Gears of War)
If you were in a war, this is one horde that would be dangerous, deadly and disastrous to be apart of. But aside from that, being a Locust would be quite something. Whilst they may look quite ugly, their strength and clothes is what makes them stand out from most enemy hordes… in a good way of course. The type of locust you’d be would depend on you, because there are some types of locusts you’d hate to be, such as a “Drone” who literally put themselves in harms way when ordered to whilst every other Locust stays in cover. Locusts you might think of being include Boomers, a Kantus, a Bloodmount and maybe even a Ticker. Out of all the available creatures in Gears of War 3′s beast mode, what did you prefer to be? One thing’s for sure: you don’t want to be a lambent type of Locust.
Most of the other hordes listed in this list aren’t really designed to scare the shit out of you, so if you ever wanted to do that, you should be a Necromorph. Necromorphs are, if you didn’t already know, humans which have been reanimated by the recombinant extraterrestrial infection. Becoming one is an extremely painful process, but any dumb human might think a shot in the head is all it takes to kill you. Well they couldn’t be more wrong to your demise. As long as you’re mot up against a human who would think logically and shoot you in the limbs, you’ll have a blast scaring the hell out of everyone before ripping off their heads… wow I sounded so sadistic writing that…
In the early stages of Borderlands, you’ll notice how these small robots seem very helpless, but extremely funny (or annoying depending on your point of view). That is in 2011, where every bodies point of view changed about them. In came the “Claptrap Revolution” where all Claptraps were reprogrammed and became “Interplanetary Ninja Assassins”. Now apart from helping society (when they weren’t out trying to kill you in their own DLC that is), some Claptraps looked different from others, some having some pretty cool body armor. If I were one of the little robots, I’d get my body plating changed to something more original from the yellow/orange and white colour. Would you?
Darkspawn (Dragon Age) – Now you may look ugly if you chose to be one of these guys, but this might be your only chance to actually kill purely to spill blood (if you were that kind of person… you psycho).
Forsaken (World of Warcraft) - Very rarely do you get the undead to be as rock on bad ass as the forsaken from World of Warcraft. You might be smelly, but you’d be apart of the “Horde” faction… what more could you want?
The Reapers (Mass Effect) - Love to invade and destroy planets filled with wonderful, beautiful life? Then become a reaper.
Orc (Orcs Must Die) – Orcs. God who wouldn’t want to become one. Why not the Orcs from World of Warcraft you say? I wanted to go for the one from a game entirely based around them.