Can You Name These Iconic Video Game Villains?

Let Our Expert Quiz Confirm It For You

Video games have more than enough goodie-two-shoes protagonists. It's always the same story: some innocent child ends up saving the world, leaving adults' mouths agape as they level up and eventually send the world's evil-doers packing. BORING!

The villains of video games who are far more exciting. Whether it's their big noses or their ridiculous schemes, villains have provided the bulk of the threat and genuine entertainment in games going all the way back to Donkey Kong. After all, the arcade classic was named after the hulking ape that is the game's baddie, not the portly construction worker who heaves himself over barrels.

Some of these villains have become fixtures of their various franchises, locked in an eternal and thankless battle against the forces of good. For every iconic video game protagonist, there's an evildoing foil ready to crush dreams and break controllers. You might recognise some of these faces from your childhood nightmares: those evil laughs and devilish moves can leave a lasting impact!

If you spend several hours inhabiting a playable character, you tend to get to know them. The same can't be said of the villains, who often pop up periodically or only at the climax of the story, ready to get squashed by your mighty video game skills. That's why we've put together a quiz to honour some of gaming's best characters.

Be careful: if you fail this quiz, these villains will take over the world! Well, either that or you just go back to your previous save point like nothing happened. On balance, you should probably give it your best shot.

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How to Play

Go Social quizzes are easy to play, if not always so easy to beat. Beneath each question is a set of four possible answers, with only one of them being the right one. Click on the correct answer, and your choice will light up green. Click on the wrong one, and your choice will be highlighted in red, while the correct answer will be highlighted green.

Answering a question, correctly or otherwise, will allow you to progress to the next one; just scroll down and you’ll see another question light up and become playable. Keep in mind though: all correct and incorrect answers will be tallied for a final score, which will be revealed to you only once you’ve answered each and every question in the quiz. Play down the page to the end to find out just how knowledgeable you are in your chosen subject.