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10 Games Where YOU ARE THE BOSS

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Every gamer has faced moments of crushing defeat and frustration, and there’s no better example than the punishingly difficult world of Dark Souls.

But let’s be honest, sometimes we want to escape the controller-smashing torment and bask in the glory of our own virtual omnipotence.

Luckily, the gaming universe has our backs, offering a plethora of titles that turn us into unstoppable forces of nature, leaving a trail of destruction and awestruck enemies in our wake.

In this article, we’ll explore 10 games that put you in the shoes of some seriously powerful characters with enough firepower to make even the most hardened veterans feel like a god among mortals.

1. Doom (2016-)

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As the Doom Slayer, you embody the definition of badass.

Clad in the iconic Praetor Suit and armed with an arsenal of devastating weapons, including the Super Shotgun and BFG 9000, you become a one-man army against the relentless demon hordes.

You are the stubborn BOSS who actually dives into the depths of Hell to unleash havoc in the REALM OF THE DEVIL.

This adrenaline-pumping game makes you feel like an unstoppable demon-slaying machine as you rip, tear, and blast your way through Hell and beyond.

2. God of War (Series)

You play as the actual GOD of WAR and you are as badass in this game as it sounds.

Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta, is the epitome of what a boss in a game should feel like. And to add to the epicness, you are a God with vengeance.

Your fury and your unrelenting powers become more and more evident as you take on leviathans and actual Gods themselves including Zeus and Thor.

Kratos’ epic beatdowns aren’t just for gods and monsters, though – even the local wildlife isn’t safe from his wrath. Just ask the bears that had the misfortune of crossing his path.

3. Devil May Cry (Series)

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Dante, Nero, and V walk into a demon-infested city…and the demons start praying for mercy. These stylish badasses don’t just fight their enemies, they do it with the kind of flair that would put a Broadway musical to shame.

When you’re Dante, you can casually munch on pizza mid-battle while still dishing out a world of hurt. Nero? He can snatch demons out of the air with his robotic arm like they’re candy bars in a vending machine. And V? He’s so cool, he doesn’t even get his hands dirty – his demonic familiars do the work while he recites poetry.

4. Prototype (Series)


Alex Mercer is what happens when you take your average New Yorker, give him superpowers, and then make him really, really angry.

This shape-shifting antihero can turn his limbs into an array of lethal weapons, making him the Swiss Army knife of destruction.

No taxi, hot dog stand, or unfortunate pedestrian is safe when Alex goes on a rampage.

5. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)

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Raiden is a ninja cyborg and that is a recipe for the ultimate boss.

This high-frequency katana-wielding whirlwind of destruction can slice through enemies and watermelons with equal precision.

Raiden doesn’t just beat his enemies; he obliterates them in the most stylish way possible.

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6. Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

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If there is one person that can give Sauron himself sleepless nights, it is Talion, the Ranger of Mordor.

He is so badass that he teams up with a wraith (Celebrimbor) to take on Sauron and his entire army. And not just that, he even goes so far as turn Sauron’s army against him. Talk about taking the battle to the enemy.

Talion is such a Boss, he treats Mordon, the abode of the epic evil, his playground.

7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)


Starkiller is so OP, he even sparked the debate on whether Starkiller is stronger than Darth Vader. After all, he is perhaps the only force-wielding entity to defeat Darth Vader in a duel.

This force-wielding powerhouse can rip TIE fighters from the sky and send stormtroopers flying like ragdolls.

He even pulls an entire Star Destroyer down from the sky.

8. Serious Sam (Series)

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Sam “Serious” Stone is the kind of action hero that makes Rambo and John McClane look like they’re playing with Nerf guns.

This fearless, wisecracking protagonist doesn’t just defeat his enemies; he blasts them into oblivion with a relentless barrage of gunfire.

Armed with everything from double-barreled shotguns to literal cannons, Sam tears through hordes of bizarre creatures like a human wrecking ball.

Sam is so badass that even the laws of physics can’t keep up with his explosive antics.

9. Saints Row 4 (2013)

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The Boss of Saints Row is the kind of gang leader who makes Tony Soprano and Walter White look like choirboys.

With a penchant for chaos and an arsenal of absurd weapons, this customizable protagonist has the power to turn an entire city into their personal playground.

Whether you are wielding a dubstep gun that makes enemies dance themselves to death, or cruising around in a car that shoots chainsaws, The Boss truly lives up to this.

The game is literally GTA on steroids. You are The Boss and to add to your badassery, you are ALSO THE President FIGHTING Aliens.

10. Asura’s Wrath (2012)

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Asura is the kind of demigod who makes Zeus and Odin look like amateurs.

This rage-fueled warrior has the strength to punch gods in the face and the tenacity to take on the forces of Heaven and Hell at the same time.

When Asura gets angry, even the planets themselves tremble in fear. His enemies don’t just get defeated, they get obliterated in the most spectacularly over-the-top ways imaginable.

You know you’re a true badass when your wrath is so powerful that it can reshape the very fabric of reality.

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Atif Qazi

Atif Qazi is the founder of and a huge gaming nerd. Thanks to the vast gaming experience under his belt, you can often find him writing detailed pieces of content on gaming hardware and console. But in all honesty, nothing gives him more pleasure than 'one-shotting' everyone as a stealth archer in ESO: Skyrim.

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