Opinion: The Most Dislikeable Game Characters According to Reddit Users
Unleashing the wrath of gamers on the most detestable characters in gaming history.
From the most hated Borderlands 3 characters to the most disliked video game characters overall, we’ve seen all manner of lists outlining who we should, and shouldn’t, care about. But who tops the pile of most detestable characters in gaming history? Well, Reddit user ‘SailorPorky’ is here to answer that question, and the results are pretty surprising.
Unsurprisingly, the most hate-able characters come from games where players felt that their actions were justified. Micah from Red Dead Redemption 2 tops the list for being a despicable character that players were glad to get revenge on. The list also includes characters who are seen as boring, annoying, and downright irritating – but it’s the catalyst for the player’s hatred that really counts.
Here are the most hate-able characters in gaming history, according to Reddit users:
Others also dislike Ava’s bad writing and the wasted potential of the twin villains in the game. The ending of Borderlands 3 also comes in for some criticism, with many players feeling that it diminished important characters and made questionable story decisions – but there seems to be an equal number of players who feel that Ava didn’t deserve the fate she received.
Some players also dislike Lilith just as much as Ava, with players feeling that both caused trouble, blamed others for their own mistakes, and received undeserved rewards. Players with low honour in Red Dead Redemption 2 are seen as more daring and interesting as a result, whereas players with high honour are seen as boring and overly helpful.
The protagonist from Atomic Heart
Atomic Heart is seen as an ambitious, if somewhat flawed, shooter – but the bugs definitely don’t help matters. The bugs in Atomic Heart are so numerous and so hilarious that they almost feel deliberate, but they certainly add to players’ frustration with what is otherwise a pretty good game.
The Crones and Whoreson Junior from The Witcher 3
These two are easy to hate – they’re both vile creatures that the player is more than justified in despising. The Crones aren’t particularly interesting enemies, but their actions are seen as more than enough for players to want them dead. The main problem with Whoreson Junior, on the other hand, is that he’s poorly implemented. His over-the-top voice acting, constant swearing, and general crass behaviour make him frustrating to fight, as he’ll throw punches even when you’re trying to cast a spell.
Anders from Dragon Age 2
Anders is seen as a whiny character who annoys players with his endless, repetitive dialogue. The bugs in Dragon Age 2 are also seen as a major problem, alongside the fact that the player often has to rely on Anders to help them win fights.
Preston from Fallout 4
Preston from Fallout 4 is also frustrating, as he constantly bothers players with requests to revisit areas and clear out hostiles. On top of that, players find his voice grating and unappealing, as well as his character design.
David from The Last of Us
David is considered worse than Micah for his actions, but players also found him more interesting and engaging than Micah, who is seen as boring and predictable.
The Jarl of Whiterun in Skyrim
Skyrim is one of the best open-world games, but even the best games have their boring and uninteresting characters. The Jarl of Whiterun is seen as boring, and players also argue that he lacks depth as a result of his minimal dialogue.
Razor from Need for Speed Most Wanted
Razor from Need for Speed Most Wanted is also on the list for being irritating and unhelpful – players also argue that his voice acting is terrible and his car is underpowered, but his unhelpful attitude is certainly the biggest problem.
The leader of the Kett in Mass Effect: Andromeda
The player character in Mass Effect: Andromeda is also seen as annoying and lacking the charm of previous protagonists – which is a major problem in a game where the player spends so much time with their character.
Skizzo from Days Gone
Skizzo from Days Gone is considered one of the worst characters in gaming history because he has no redeeming qualities – he’s an alcoholic with a foul mouth, a brute with no self-control, and a coward who often gets his friends killed.
Ben from The Walking Dead
Ben, from the first season of The Walking Dead, is seen as an annoying character who repeatedly gets on the player’s nerves. He frustrates players by constantly making poor decisions that cause harm to others, and his actions give players false hope that he will redeem himself. However, he always disappoints and fails to live up to expectations.
General Shepherd from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
General Shepherd is hated for his betrayal in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – players are frustrated by the fact that they are forced to work with an untrustworthy ally, who is later revealed to be a double agent.
Delphine from Skyrim
Delphine is another Skyrim character who is hated for her obvious reasons.