Jan 25th, 2013


Recently the Guinness World Records committee held a vote for the Top 50 Video Game Villains of All Time to be included in the Guinness World Record’s 2013 Gamer’s Edition. At the top of that chart sits Bowser, crowned the best video game villain of all time. Bowser has been kidnapping Princess Peach since 1985, so it’s nice to see an iconic figure at the top of this list. He won the prize with nearly 20% of the vote, but nearly lost to a cheeky AI system.

In second place was Valve Software’s GLaDOS from the 2007 video game Portal. If gamers have anything we say it’s definitely good taste, since Bowser belongs at the top of this list. If you’re interested in seeing the full top 50, which contains may Nintendo villains, you can check it out on Guinness’ announcement page here.

Thanks, Justin!

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  • Hamzilla22

    i agree with this but the rest of the list is pretty stupid..i mean call of duty villains are on that list?

    • sdmac200600

      lol there are villians in COD? LOL

      • Nintendofreak

        guess d grenades count as villains

      • Yeah, it’s all the little 10 – 13 year olds that should not be playing the game in the first place that call your mother a whore when they get their butt whipped

        • Jay

          dont talk about the “mature” gamer like that!!! BTW pokemon for babies kids counsel!!

          •  I am going to assume your post was sarcastic because in my experience no child under the age of 15 has shown the maturity level high enough to handle most rated M games.   I am sure there are some but it has to be rare

          • Jay

            1. YES I was being sarcastic.

            2. the average “Mature” gamer is 12 years ols FYI.

    • MujuraNoKamen

       I know! I can understand Makarov making the list but the Zombies? what was special about the CoD Zombies? we got a list of notable villains each being something special with some great personalities like Hades (Kid Icarus uprising) GLaDOS (Portal) and Ghirahim (Zelda: Skyward Sword) but Zombies.. from CoD….? they were just run-of the-mill Zombies, not evil masterminds or anything, they’re not even powerful.
      Damn you Guinness, what’s your obsession with CoD? I remember a year ago (I think) they did a list of the best game endings ever, what could make the top of list you ask, well it was CoD: Black ops. Apparently a great ending because there was some shooting and something about the Kennedy assassination, I played it and liked the game a lot but I didn’t think the ending was anything to shout about (in fact a little mediocre) so yeah. That’s apparently better than Red Dead Redemption, Metroid Prime, Twilight Princess, Mario Galaxy, GTA: San Andreas and a whole lot more.

      • Andre’ D’Arcy

        Wait a minute, the zombies from CoD got on there? I didn’t know zombies with glowing eyes that don’t even eat you would make it!

    • SoulSilverZero

      The little kids are the main villain of CoD.

  • Michael Workman

    Tabuu is from super smash bros. not super mario bros. wtf, guiness.

  • HSN1

    Wat… all he did was kidnap the princess for the 98456th time… even in the RPGs he usually has a minor role (except for Paper Mario 64)
    With all respect for the Mario franchise, I would have chosen GLaDOS over Bowser any time.
    I lol’d at Sepiroth getting less votes than Gary Oak… smell ya later

  • Nintendofreak

    diablo from diable…fuck why make a game record books when you don’t even know how spell 

  • ConCity Soldier

    Dr Robotnik was there on every single mission on Sonic 1-3. If they would have kept him going like they did on the Genesis afterwards. He would’ve been much higher then where he is now on that list.

  • Andre’ D’Arcy

    I think Vaas, The Joker, and Venom should be somewhere up there. I’m still glad that Bowser and GLaDOS made it though because those are like my 2 favorite franchises

    • Zeldatrek

       Joker is 3rd.

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    good to see Ganon at #4 and Kefka earlier on but I laughed when I saw Tabuu next to Super Mario Bros

  • Jeffery02

    I love how 3 of the top 5 are Nintendo antagonists. I don’t understand Gary Oak being a “villain” let alone being 5th best villain, but he was one heck of an antagonist. Gary, Ganon, Joker, GLaDOS, and Bowser (in that order). I can’t say that I argue with that.

  • I don’t think this price was deserved. Bowser character has not changed in the last 20 years or so and I would like to see someone who has a more complex personality.

  • Justin Shelton

    no prob always here to help

  • sonicfan1373

    I agree with Bowser being number 1 but I cannot stand the rest of the list. I mean Dr. Eggman is lower than the police in Grand Theft Auto, come on 🙁 

  • FabulousKing

    Bitch please!

    Final Fantasy: Garland and Kuja.
    Kirby: Marx and Magolor.
    Klonoa: Bagoo and Garlen.
    Mario: Culex and Dimentio.
    Mega Man: Ra Moon, Sigma and Elpizo.
    Sonic: Merlina.
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora.

    • Kirbyomega

      Totally agree with Magolor and Marx

    • OhBoy

      Bitch please.
      Kefka for FF

      • FabulousKing

        He’s on the guinness list. I know, Kefka and Sephiroth deserved a better place.

  • Justin Gray

    Somebody needs to mention this to Game (mis)Informer

  • MetroidZero

    Where’s Ganondorf? 

    • Jay

      number 5 i think.