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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' had two campaigns: one for the heroes, and the other for the villains, including [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]] (in his first playable appearance in the main series), [[EvilCounterpart Shadow the Hedgehog]], and Rouge the Bat.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' had two campaigns: one for the heroes, and the other for the villains, including [[BigBad Dr. Eggman]] (in his first playable appearance in the main series), [[EvilCounterpart Shadow the Hedgehog]], and [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge the Bat.Bat]].



* VideoGame/LEGOBatman's fourth game tittled ''LEGO DC Super-Villains'' has you play as a custom supervillain known as the Rookie by most of the cast as well as playing as DC's most infamous villains.

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* VideoGame/LEGOBatman's fourth game tittled ''LEGO DC Super-Villains'' ''VideoGame/LegoDCSuperVillains'', which is a spin-off of the ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' series, has you play as a custom supervillain known as the Rookie by most of the cast cast, as well as playing as DC's most infamous villains.


* The protagonists from ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'' are an interesting example. Since they are the POV characters, we find out a lot about them. They both have traits that make them sympathetic. Kane is motivated by love for his daughter, Lynch struggles with severe mental illness and most of the time they are merely looking for a way to survive. However, they WILL kill anyone between them and their goals. In any other work, they would be co-Brutes and get killed by TheHero about an hour in.

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* The protagonists from ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'' are an interesting example. Since they are the POV characters, we find out a lot about them. They both have traits that make them sympathetic. Kane is motivated by love for his daughter, Lynch struggles with severe mental illness and most of the time they are merely looking for a way to survive. However, they WILL ''will'' kill anyone between them and their goals. In any other work, they would be co-Brutes and get killed by TheHero about an hour in.



* ''VideoGame/LockNChase'', a ''VideoGame/PacMan''-type MazeGame, has the player controlling a thief who must steal money from a bank while avoiding the police.
* The majority of playable characters in both ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' and [[VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber its sequel]] either fill this role or sit on the far end of the [[Analysis/AntiHero Sliding Scale Of Anti Heroes]]. First there's Biker from the first game, who's trying to get out of the professional killer business not because of any moral quandaries, but simply because he's bored. The second game adds in Jake, a racist neo-confederate working for 50 Blessings, the Fans, a gang of thrill-seeking copycat vigilantes continuing Jacket's work from the first game, The Son, the new leader of the Mafiya trying to take back his turf from invading Columbians, and Manny Pardo, a CowboyCop who uses his position as an excuse to go on killing sprees [[spoiler: and is the very same SerialKiller he's supposedly been hunting for the entire game.]] Martin Brown is a maybe-example, since everything he does as the Pig Butcher is part of a movie, though he admits in a dream that he's an utter psychopath who relishes in being able to act out his violent fantasies on camera. Evan also can be viewed as maybe-example, since while he appears to be a person who tends to avoid violence (at least using lethal methods, unless player enters his so-called Rage mode, by killing few downed enemies) and aint homicidal maniac, criminal or lunatic unlike majority of other protagonists, he is obsessed with his book to the point that he even storms the whole club that belonges to Russian Mafia (even though unintentionally, but even in rage killing a guard who refused to let him in) and beats/kills everyone there just to ask one of them some information and depending on player's choice he can also chose to continue writing his own book over his own family. Even Jacket himself could count, though it's offset by his obvious SanitySlippage and a girl he rescues from the Mafiya that becomes his MoralityPet.

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* ''VideoGame/LockNChase'', a ''VideoGame/PacMan''-type ''VideoGame/PacMan''–type MazeGame, has the player controlling a thief who must steal money from a bank while avoiding the police.
* The majority of playable characters in both ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' and [[VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber its sequel]] either fill this role or sit on the far end of the [[Analysis/AntiHero Sliding Scale Of Anti Heroes]]. First there's Biker from the first game, who's trying to get out of the professional killer business not because of any moral quandaries, but simply because he's bored. The second game adds in Jake, a racist neo-confederate working for 50 Blessings, the Fans, a gang of thrill-seeking copycat vigilantes continuing Jacket's work from the first game, The Son, the new leader of the Mafiya trying to take back his turf from invading Columbians, and Manny Pardo, a CowboyCop who uses his position as an excuse to go on killing sprees [[spoiler: and is the very same SerialKiller he's supposedly been hunting for the entire game.]] Martin Brown is a maybe-example, since everything he does as the Pig Butcher is part of a movie, though he admits in a dream that he's an utter psychopath who relishes in being able to act out his violent fantasies on camera. Evan also can be viewed as maybe-example, since while he appears to be a person who tends to avoid violence (at least using lethal methods, unless player enters his so-called Rage mode, by killing few downed enemies) and aint isn't a homicidal maniac, criminal or lunatic lunatic, unlike the majority of other protagonists, he protagonists. He is obsessed with his book to the point that he even storms the whole club that belonges belongs to Russian Mafia (even though unintentionally, but even in rage killing a guard who refused to let him in) and beats/kills everyone there just to ask one of them some information and depending on player's choice he can also chose to continue writing his own book over his own family. Even Jacket himself could count, though it's offset by his obvious SanitySlippage and a girl he rescues from the Mafiya that becomes his MoralityPet.



** A proposed 1980s Mode would feature another yandere, Ryoba, [[spoiler: aka Yandere-chan's mother.]]

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** A proposed 1980s Mode would feature another yandere, Ryoba, [[spoiler: aka [[spoiler:aka Yandere-chan's mother.]]



* ''VideoGame/TheAddamsFamily'': The game for the UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 based on the 1991 movie has you in control of the dead-beat AmoralAttorney Tully Alford who schemes to steal the Addams family fortune and in the game fights the family who see it as a fun treasure hunting game. All the videogames based on the movies qualify to an extent considering that Gomez and Fester in "Addams Family Values" are villainous and proud about it, though the games have them [[NominalHero more trying to save their family]] than feeding people to their pets.
* A LOT of videogames that come from "WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes" have you in control of a predator or hunter who tries to catch and kill his prey very much like the cartoons themselves. That is when they aren't in the role of NominalHero which they are just as often. A few examples: games based on "WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird" like "Breakfast on the Run" and "Cagey Capers" have you in control of Sylvester the Cat and trying to make a meal out of Tweety. "VideoGame/DesertDemolition" starring "WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner" is a partial example as you can choose if you will control trapper and predator WesternAnimation/WileECoyote or prey Roadrunner. In the "VideoGame/LooneyTunesCollectorMartianAlert" sequel "Martian's Revenge" Marvin is they playable character and wishes to turn Daffy into a roast duck for making fun of his previous game's attempts to blow up Earth.

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* ''VideoGame/TheAddamsFamily'': The game for the UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16, based on the 1991 movie movie, has you in control of the dead-beat AmoralAttorney Tully Alford who schemes to steal the Addams family fortune and in the game fights the family who see it as a fun treasure hunting game. All the videogames based on the movies qualify to an extent considering that Gomez and Fester in "Addams Family Values" are villainous and proud about it, though the games have them [[NominalHero more trying to save their family]] than feeding people to their pets.
* A LOT ''lot'' of videogames video games that come from "WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes" have you in control of a predator or hunter who tries to catch and kill his prey very much like the cartoons themselves. That is when they aren't in the role of NominalHero which they are just as often. A few examples: games Games based on "WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird" like "Breakfast on the Run" and "Cagey Capers" have you in control of Sylvester the Cat and trying to make a meal out of Tweety. "VideoGame/DesertDemolition" starring "WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner" is a partial example as you can choose if whether you will control trapper and predator WesternAnimation/WileECoyote or prey Roadrunner. In the "VideoGame/LooneyTunesCollectorMartianAlert" sequel "Martian's Revenge" Revenge", Marvin is they the playable character and wishes to turn Daffy into a roast duck for making fun of his previous game's attempts to blow up Earth.



* [[spoiler:The Batter]] in VideoGame/{{OFF}}. In short, [[spoiler:his operational definition of "purify" is "destroy". This includes what he's trying to do to the world. Returning to any zone after it's purified will provide a fairly strong hint to this, but the battle in Zone 3 with the Critic-Burnt - who barely even looks Burnt and does nothing but cry for help - is the point at which most players realize they're playing as the bad guy]].

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* [[spoiler:The Batter]] in VideoGame/{{OFF}}.''VideoGame/{{OFF}}''. In short, [[spoiler:his operational definition of "purify" is "destroy". This includes what he's trying to do to the world. Returning to any zone after it's purified will provide a fairly strong hint to this, but the battle in Zone 3 with the Critic-Burnt - who barely even looks Burnt and does nothing but cry for help - is the point at which most players realize they're playing as the bad guy]].



* In ''CalmTime'', [[spoiler:you play as a guy who has invited a bunch of people over to murder them, among them, [[WouldHurtAChild a child]]. He had already killed a woman he trapped in his basement]].

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* In ''CalmTime'', ''VideoGame/CalmTime'', [[spoiler:you play as a guy who has invited a bunch of people over to murder them, among them, them [[WouldHurtAChild a child]]. He had already killed a woman he trapped in his basement]].


* ''Franchise/{{Mortal Kombat}}'' games usually allow you to play as some of the villains (Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, Quan Chi, Shinnok, etc). Winning the game as them shows what happens when the bad guy wins.


* ''[[http://vz4.net/index.php?juegos/descripcion-2 The Bad Guy]]'', a famous demo game in the Hispanic VideoGame/RPGMaker scene, chronicles the rise of Omaen, an aspiring villain, while parodying every RPG trope. Omaen is presented as downright evil but the OnlySaneMan in comparison with both the [[StupidGood idiotic "heroes"]] and the other SlaveToPR {{Card Carrying Villain}}s who fear more the strike of the WeirdTradeUnion of monsters and minions than anything the heroic characters can do.

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* ''[[http://vz4.net/index.php?juegos/descripcion-2 The Bad Guy]]'', a famous demo game in the Hispanic VideoGame/RPGMaker UsefulNotes/RPGMaker scene, chronicles the rise of Omaen, an aspiring villain, while parodying every RPG trope. Omaen is presented as downright evil but the OnlySaneMan in comparison with both the [[StupidGood idiotic "heroes"]] and the other SlaveToPR {{Card Carrying Villain}}s who fear more the strike of the WeirdTradeUnion of monsters and minions than anything the heroic characters can do.


** With the climax of ''Tekken 5'' leading to ''Tekken 6'', Jin has followed in his father's footsteps and took over the Zaibatsu for himself, and the once believed more heroic than the rest of his family, has become even MORE of a menace than either Kazuya or Heihachi ever have, plunging the entire globe into world war so that chaos is all there is. Thus far, Lars is the only Mishima inroduced, that hasn't become destructive and malicious yet, but only time will tell.

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** With the climax of ''Tekken 5'' leading to ''Tekken 6'', Jin has followed in his father's footsteps and took over the Zaibatsu for himself, and the once believed more heroic than the rest of his family, has become even MORE of a menace than either Kazuya or Heihachi ever have, plunging the entire globe into world war so that chaos is all there is. [[WellIntentionedExtremist To be fair, he admits that only did it in order to summon the]] FinalBoss, [[TakingYouWithMe so that he could destroy it along with himself]]. Thus far, Lars is the only Mishima inroduced, Mishima-related character introduced, that hasn't become destructive and malicious yet, but only time will tell.


* All {{RTS}}s with playable factions, [[GreyAndGrayMorality a clear]] [[EvilVersusEvil good faction]] ''[[NoAntagonist and]]'' [[GoodVersusGood evil faction]], and a full compliment of Campaigns have this, especially ones with intertwined campaigns: At some point, you can or will be given the option to play the story's BigBad (or at least a [[TheDragon major servant]]). Exceptions fall under NoCampaignForTheWicked.

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* All {{RTS}}s [[RealTimeStrategy RTSes]] with playable factions, [[GreyAndGrayMorality a clear]] [[EvilVersusEvil good faction]] ''[[NoAntagonist and]]'' [[GoodVersusGood evil faction]], and a full compliment of Campaigns have this, especially ones with intertwined campaigns: At some point, you can or will be given the option to play the story's BigBad (or at least a [[TheDragon major servant]]). Exceptions fall under NoCampaignForTheWicked.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', if you go with the dark side on TheEmpire side. Sith warriors who follow this path will stun many a Jedi with their vicious brutality. Then you have the PsychoForHire bounty hunters, inquisitors with force lightning as way of greeting people, and Imperial agents who take the protocol of LeaveNoWitnesses to heart. In the Republic classes the Dark side version tends more towards "heroic, but kind of an asshole".

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', if you go with the dark side on TheEmpire side. Sith warriors who follow this path will stun many a Jedi with their vicious brutality. Then you have the PsychoForHire bounty hunters, inquisitors with force lightning as way of greeting people, and Imperial agents who take the protocol of LeaveNoWitnesses to heart. In the Republic classes classes, the Dark dark side version tends more towards "heroic, but kind of an asshole".



** It really isn't until ''VideoGame/SaintsRow4'' that the boss is actually forced to admit to or understand the significance of his/her actions, however their amoral and self-righteous attitude never vanishes, it's just given context.

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** It really isn't until ''VideoGame/SaintsRow4'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' that the boss The Boss is actually forced to admit to or understand the significance of his/her actions, however their actions. However, their amoral and self-righteous attitude never vanishes, it's just given context.




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* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' gives you the option of playing as a villain in the Secret Society of Super Villains. While many storylines in the early game pit you against members of the Justice League, the two factions share most content and the majority ends up being firmly EvilVersusEvil.


* In the 1982 video game adaptation of ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', you play as Leatherface, and the goal is to murder women with your chainsaw. It is one of the [[UrExample earliest examples]] of this trope in video games, and at the time of its release, it caused considerable controversy.

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* In the 1982 video game adaptation of ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', you play as Leatherface, and the goal is to murder women with your chainsaw. It is one of the [[UrExample earliest examples]] of this trope in video games, and at the time of its release, it caused considerable controversy.


* Any ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' protagonist can be played this way. With enough effort, and bullets, you can be the worst thing that's happened to the Earth since the bombs fell. Though only two games let you side with the main villainous faction: [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]] in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and [[ForScience the Institute]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', so in the other games you're more of a NominalHero.

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* Any ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' protagonist can be played this way. With enough effort, and bullets, you can be the worst thing that's happened to the Earth since the bombs fell. Though only two games let you side with the main villainous faction: [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]] in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and [[ForScience the Institute]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', ''VideoGame/Fallout4'',[[note]]you can join the Unity in ''VideoGame/Fallout1'', but the ending you get for doing so is essentially a NonStandardGameOver[[/note]] so in the other games you're more of a NominalHero.


* Any ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' protagonist can be played this way. With enough effort, and bullets, you can be the worst thing that's happened to the Earth since the bombs fell.

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* Any ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' protagonist can be played this way. With enough effort, and bullets, you can be the worst thing that's happened to the Earth since the bombs fell. Though only two games let you side with the main villainous faction: [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]] in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and [[ForScience the Institute]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', so in the other games you're more of a NominalHero.


* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' has a monster-play feature which lets you be an orc, goblin, warg, or other baddie minion, and play in a PvP dungeon against hero players.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' has a monster-play feature which lets you be an orc, goblin, warg, or other baddie minion, and play in a PvP [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]] dungeon against hero players.


* In ''VideoGame/Idle Apocalypse'', you take on the role of cult leader Sid, whose goal is to summon SealedEvilInACan idols to destroy the world, while keeping the heroes busy with monsters spawned by your ever-growing EvilTowerOfOminousness.
* ''VideoGame/UntitledGooseGame'' has you playing a goose living near a small English village. Your goal is to harass, annoy, and bother the various humans nearby.

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* In ''VideoGame/Idle Apocalypse'', ''VideoGame/IdleApocalypse'', you take on the role of cult leader Sid, whose goal is to summon SealedEvilInACan idols to destroy the world, while keeping the heroes busy with monsters spawned by your ever-growing EvilTowerOfOminousness.
* ''VideoGame/UntitledGooseGame'' has you playing a goose "horrible goose" living near a small English village. Your goal is to harass, annoy, and bother the various humans nearby.

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* ''VideoGame/UntitledGooseGame'' has you playing a goose living near a small English village. Your goal is to harass, annoy, and bother the various humans nearby.


* Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' serise is a berserker whose primary motivation is revenge on anyone who has spurned him. Which eventually expands to everyone who crosses his path or tries to stop him doing whatever he's doing. Also a fair few people whose deaths would be convenient for him.

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* Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' serise series is a berserker whose primary motivation is revenge on anyone who has spurned him. Which eventually expands to everyone who crosses his path or tries to stop him doing whatever he's doing. Also a fair few people whose deaths would be convenient for him.


* Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' is a berserker whose primary motivation is revenge on anyone who has spurned him. Which eventually expands to everyone who crosses his path or tries to stop him doing whatever he's doing. Also a fair few people whose deaths would be convenient for him.

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* Kratos from the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' serise is a berserker whose primary motivation is revenge on anyone who has spurned him. Which eventually expands to everyone who crosses his path or tries to stop him doing whatever he's doing. Also a fair few people whose deaths would be convenient for him.


* In ''Idle Apocalypse'', you take on the role of cult leader Sid whose goal is to summon SealedEvilInACan idols to destroy the world, while keeping the heroes busy with monsters spawned by your ever-growing EvilTowerOfOminousness.

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* In ''Idle ''VideoGame/Idle Apocalypse'', you take on the role of cult leader Sid Sid, whose goal is to summon SealedEvilInACan idols to destroy the world, while keeping the heroes busy with monsters spawned by your ever-growing EvilTowerOfOminousness.

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