Top 10 scene-stealing video game villains

We rate the biggest show-stealing villains in gaming

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<h2>3. Psycho Mantis – Metal Gear Solid</h2>
In retrospect, the blocky animation, cheap latex outfit and camp Russian voice really didn’t do Psycho Mantis any favours. That, and his namesake is a green exiguous insect. Yes, very scary indeed.
But if you think back to when the PSX was the crème de la crème of consoles, facing the arch-nemesis of Solid Snake would have sent cold shivers down your spine. Psycho Mantis jumps out of the game and into real-life when he performs demonstrations of his supernatural abilities. He moves the player’s controller (by making it vibrate), cuts out the screen in the middle of a fight and makes creepy comments about the games you’ve played (by reading off the memory card).<br><br>
Okay, so it doesn’t sound so impressive in the year 2010, but those ‘cheap gimmicks’ have made a permanent mark in many a gamer's memory banks.

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