Revenge is a dish better served cold. This is a classic proverb which holds much truth, but in videogames things must first get really heated up before you can seek retaliation. The majority of instances allow us to hack and slash our enemies, giving way to some really satisfying moments that are to be remembered for a long time after finishing the level so, in order to celebrate getting even with our enemies, we’re going to take a look at 10 of the best video games that focus on intense, cold hearted vengeance!
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The renegade DEA agent and former NYPD officer, Max Payne forms an unlikely alliance with a Russian mafia gangster and a female vigilante while on his personal quest for settling scores with the ones responsible for his wife’s and child’s assassination. As the plot thickens, some other drug related conflicts appear and Max is caught amidst this mix of sentimental revenge and cold hearted justice he must deal with.
Assassin’s Creed II
The main focus in this Assassin’s Creed title falls on the revenge tale of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who must find those responsible for betraying his family and make them pay for their immoral deeds. Set during the peak of the Renaissance period in Italy, during the 15th and early 16th century, this action-adventure title allows players to take control of the main character and guide him through the storyline using the stealth and combat abilities available.
The immensely popular stealth action-adventure video game known as Dishonored is yet another title that builds its plot around the classical tale of betrayal and revenge. Corvo Attano is a bodyguard for the Empress of the Isles and after she is murdered by a mysterious killer, he is the one to be wrongfully convicted of the crime. Forced to become an assassin, Corvo now seeks vengeance on those who framed him and, aided by the Loyalists and the Outsider, he embarks on the classical quest of getting retribution.