When you need some extra tension in your life, these bosses are there for you.
What’s a good climax without a little bit of tension? There has to be moments where the protagonist is at least challenged, otherwise you just have One Punch Man. These moments often work exceptionally well in video games due to the personal investment players feel in the goings on, and how they strip away the power fantasy that players have slowly been growing into with the player character themselves, before turning that right back around for the hype conclusion. Be sure to share your favourites in the comments, and beware spoilers.
Senator Armstrong – Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
Metal Gear is well known for being surprisingly over the top. Metal Gear Rising Revengence doesn’t climax a game full of ridiculous Cyborg against Cyborg action with a battle against some huge walking tank (though that comes before the climax), but against a corrupt politician. Getting his powers from a small loan of a million nanomachines, son, Senator Armstrong uses his enhanced durability and strength to knock around Raiden like so much scrap metal, and would have succeeded if not for the meddling of Blade Wolf