Top 10 Weirdest Video Game Enemies



Top 10 Weirdest Video Game Enemies

VOICE OVER: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Briana Lawrence
Script written by Briana Lawrence

There's a lot of video game enemies out there and these guys are the weirdest of the bunch. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Weirdest Video Game Enemies.

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Top 10 Weirdest Video Game Enemies

Killing it with fire may be the best way to go. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Weirdest Video Game Enemies.

For this list, we’ll be looking at those creatures that make you wanna crawl right back out of that dungeon and head home. We’ll only be looking at non-boss characters as we’ve discussed some rather strange bosses before. Besides, nothing says unsettling like an odd creature who constantly pops up outta nowhere...

#10: The People

“Little Nightmares” (2017)

Six is having a hell of a day. Trapped inside a mysterious vessel, she finds herself being pursued by some rather disturbing crew members of the ship. This includes a creepy, long-armed janitor, a pair of chefs who want to cook her, and... our number ten pick. Unlike the other disfigured, treacherous enemies in the game, these are just clusters of obese people who chase you down, and if they catch you, they eat you -- no cooking required. And it’s not like they don’t have plenty of food -- they stop mid-dinner just to scurry after you, too stuffed with food to get up and walk.

#9: Mannequin

“Silent Hill 2” (2001)

Imagine walking through Macy’s and seeing... this. Unlike the normal, boring mannequins we see on our shopping excursions, the mannequins of Silent Hill are just... legs. No head. No arms. Just... legs attached to each other by a torso. As if fighting these creatures wasn’t bad enough, we then get to walk into one of the most uncomfortably iconic scenes in gaming history: Pyramid head raping not one, but two of these Mannequins while you watch from the closet. Did we mention the theory of Pyramid Head representing the main character’s repressed feelings toward his wife during her illness?

#8: Harpy

“Vagrant Story” (2000)

Harpies are already odd -- but sometimes useful -- creatures. We didn’t need to make them weirder, but thanks, Vagrant Story. In case you’re not familiar: a harpy is a half human, half bird creature from Greek and Roman mythology. Generally, they have a female body, with wings for arms and talons for legs. Many video games have different interpretations of it but Vagrant Story decided to go full WTF by giving it a woman’s head for a body and a bird’s head on top for the face. At least the wings and talons are in the right spot? Yeah, we’ll stick to the original myth.

#7: Army Ant

“American McGee’s Alice” (2000)

There is nothing normal about Alice in Wonderland. This includes its numerous reimaginings, including this dark interpretation with a more gothic, bloody trip through Wonderland. Let’s be honest, everything about American McGee’s take is disturbing and weird, but we have to give it to the army ants. It’s not so much the fact that it’s a giant ant trying to kill you -- well, that’s kinda it, but more importantly, it’s because it’s dressed in 18th-century style military clothing. We suppose if you’re gonna be killed by a musket-wielding ant, it might as well be a dapper one.

#6: Rage Demon

“Shadow Hearts” (2001)

Phallic monsters are kinda a... thing... in video games -- some subtle-ish, some... not so much. We’ve decided to focus specifically on these apparently rage-filled demons, because... I mean, just look at them! Their oddly shaped bodies already look like a melted dildo, but then there’s the literal penis protruding from their nether regions. And the sound they make is just... ugh! All right, maybe it’s not a penis, and maybe we’re reading too much into it but... no, it’s definitely a penis.

#5: Hell Bovine

“Diablo II” (2000)

Don’t have a cow, man. Or, in this case, have them all! We can pretty much guarantee that this was not the secret level gamers were expecting -- well, maybe in a game like Harvest Moon, but not in Diablo. After meeting the necessary requirements, a red portal will appear and you’ll be transported to a small area full of, as the name says: hell bovines. The oddest thing about them is how normal they look. Sure, they’re standing on two legs and brandishing dangerous weapons, but they still just look like... cows. Slow moving, hard-hitting, cows who will mess you up!

#4: Slapper

“Final Fantasy VIII” (1999)

Found at an ice rink of all place, Slappers are, well... hockey players. That’s it. The jerseys. The hockey masks. They’re just... hockey players. Technically, they’re demi-humans, but... really? Armed with hockey sticks and team spirit, the players can cast Blizzara and use their sticks in melee attacks. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a hockey team enemy in an RPG, but with all of the mystical and bizarre creatures to choose from in the world of Final Fantasy… these guys stand out.

#3: Amalgamates

“Undertale” (2016)

When your quirky RPG is inspired by Earthbound -- which we’ll be talking about soon -- you know it’s gonna be full of odd, but memorable, creatures. Case in point: the Amalgamates. A result of one of Alphys’ experiments, each creature is some kind of fusion of a monster type in the Underground. The kicker? They can’t be killed. If you try to attack them, they will either gain HP, or their HP will be full by their next turn. The only way to deal with them is to be peaceful or get that dreaded Game Over. True Pacifist Route, indeed.

#2: Scalding Coffee Cup

“Earthbound” (1995)

Told ya we’d be talking about Earthbound, and this enemy is, well... exactly what it sounds like. It’s a cup of coffee. Not just a hot cup of coffee, but a scalding cup of coffee. That’s lawsuit levels of hot! All joking aside, these enemies can be extremely dangerous as they spill “scalding hot espresso” as an attack. Fortunately, they are a one trick pony -- or cup, in this case. If you have a high-level PSI Shield they are practically defenseless, and after defeating them, you’re gifted with... a cup of coffee... duh.

#1: Everything

“Parodius” series (1988-2010)

Bullet hell shooters are rife with oddities, but a series made for the sheer purpose of poking fun at the genre? Where, oh where, do we begin with this one? There is not a normal bone in this game series’ body, but what really makes it stand out is how bright and colorful the quirkiness is. The walking sakura trees, the volcano with a face that spits out eggplants… its completely absurd yet kind of charming at the same time. At least the music is catchy as you take on these strange monstrosities.