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Top 6 Serial Killers in Video Games!

Scissorman – Clock Tower

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Scissorman isn’t a name that’s limited to a single person. Several of the serial killers from the Clock Tower series have taken the name, even the upcoming spiritual successor NightCry is bringing it back, albeit with some tweaks.

The original Scissorman was Bobby Barrows, a deformed child with psychotic tendencies and a fondness for comically large shears. Swap the shears for a machete and slap a hockey mask on him and you’d have a story that sounds a lot like Jason Voorhees’ origin story.

In the 90’s, developers usually didn’t spend much time on crafting rich characters and engrossing narratives. That’s left the Scissorman as a sort of terrifying enigma, and I think that’s part of the reason why this killer has become so engrained in the memories of those who played these games back in the day. Monsters are always scarier when they don’t have a light exposing them.

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21 Comments
  • why this site is not accessible in Brazil?

  • Jason L.

    You’re forgetting Albert Wesker.

    • Wesker’s a sociopath, there’s no denying that, but take away the deaths he’s indirectly caused by being a gargantuan dickhead and how many murders are we actually left with? He’s more the type who would employ a serial killer to do his bidding, rather than do anything that might get his hands dirty.

      • Jason L.

        I….well….basically…
        Fuck it.

      • Fantasma George

        Well what about Jules Merit from Syndicate 2012? All the agents are remorseless murder machines, true, but he’s the only one that gets filed as a sociopath even by his own company. Consider the fact that all the agents dole out bullets personally, and all the moments you share with him early in the game casually just shooting people in the face even when it wasn’t completely necessary.

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Jacket from Hotline Miami, and I guess the Joker counts right? That’s video game killers I can think of on the top of my head not mentioned here.

  • shadow

    What about Ruvik from “The Evil Within”?

  • Brodequin

    Hell yeah! Serial Killer X…

  • LordAlaster

    Vaas?

  • What about the characters from Bioshock? Like Sander Cohen for example. Link: http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Sander_Cohen

  • Fantasma George

    You picked Walter Sullivan over Adachi?!

  • ThunderDragoon

    So happy to see the Origami Killer and The Groom on here. 😀

  • John

    Would Pyramidhead from Silent Hill series count??

  • Captain Underpants

    Glad to see Manhunt get some love. Definitely my favorite stalk n kill game. Which brings me to my nominee: Agent 47

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Kudos for going with the Origami Killer from Heavy Rain. Great story. Great game.

    • KSE1977

      I agree with you up to the point of finding out who the killer was. Why they would go to such lengths only to get cheap and kind of cheat with the character revealed as the killer is rather unbearable for me.

  • Guest

    Would Ruvik from Evil Within qualify as a serial killer?

  • Henry Marden

    Good list.

  • HR

    Re: Heavy Rain: Shaun was taken from a park. Jason was the son in the mall who got hit by the car outside the mall.

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