Guess who’s got another Top 5 and is running out of ideas? That’s right, this guy! Went with boss battles this time round as I replay God of War 3. The game has some of the best bosses I’ve faced against and it’s what inspired this list.
Starting off with Mr. Freeze from Arkham City. If you’ve seen some of my other posts you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Arkham Series and this is one of the reasons why. This battle stands out more than all the rest as the villain learns from his previous mistakes making it harder and harder to take him out. The stealth/horror aspect and fear of being found out is what really makes this boss battle a great addition to the game, and is one of many reasons I so frequently return.
Number 4 is one of my more unpopular opinions but it goes to the MG RAY boss fight at the beginning of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance! This fight is as close to a stereotypical anime fight you’ll find in any game in my opinion, From overpowered and action packed to fast paced guitar solos playing in the background. This fight really opens up the game and is what pulled me in early. Running across missiles and debris to slice open this giant mechanical monster felt so satisfying and it’s such a shame the rest of the game couldn’t live up to the beginning.
Third spot goes straight to Poseidon in God of War 3! Another game who couldn’t top their first boss battle but it was ok because of how amazing this one was. Dropping you straight into a fight with this oversized god and showing you how truly brutal Kratos can actually be on his quest for vengeance. After a lengthy battle you proceed to defeat Poseidon in an incredibly gruesome way from his own point of view, adding a unique twist to the classic boss fight.
Number 2 is the most recent in all of the list and that’s the Doctor Octopus fight in PlayStations Spiderman game. After building such a great mentor/pupil relationship with Otto just for you to come to this final show down was a spectacular way for this game to end. With both Spiderman and Doc Ock bring their A game it was both emotional and exciting to play through and I look forward to playing through it again soon. *continued in comments*