Unless you've living under a particularly large rock, you might've noticed that ear-piercing squeal that could be heard around the world a few nights ago. That was the sound of millions of geeks—including myself—who, upon picking up their copy of Diablo III with sweaty hands, emitted a shriek of joy as they lovingly embraced the game they've waited over a decade for. It was a long, painful wait, but the game is finally here. To celebrate, we're counting down the ten most memorable devils in gaming.
I once had a dream I was battling the devil atop a black mountain surrounded by rivers of fire, only this fight wasn't physical, it was musical. Actually, that's a lie, but if I had actually had that dream, it would've more or less come to life in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. I can't think of many games that have you grinding an axe in a duel with the lord of the underworld, but in my opinion that's reason enough for Lou to make the list.
Hellgate: London might've disappointed many fans who were looking forward to what the team behind the Diablo series could do, but it was still stylistically a very impressive game. The gothic look and dark atmosphere were great, but Sydonai really took the cake for me. The boss fight itself was a little too easy, but Sydonai's Cthulu-esque appearance made him infinitely more appealing. Or maybe I'm just a sap for anything Lovecraftian.
I never thought I'd use a word like "adorable" to describe Satan, but that's the first word that comes to mind when I look into his sad beady eyes in the bizarre PC hit The Binding of Isaac. That feeling starts to disappear as soon as he transforms into his second form, best described as a black-blood-tossing gargoyle, and even more so after he turns into massive goat legs and tries to stomp you into the floor.