Burers Kill You With PKE & Steal Your Guns [STALKER: Call of Pripyat]
STALKER is a spooky open-world experience, but nothing creeps us out like the Burer enemy type. These pint-sized fiends are charred mutants with the power to kill your brain at any range. Looking at them covers your screen in psychic smoke, and if you don’t escape in seconds, you’ll take a massive hit of damage.
That makes them sound kind of like the Winter Lanterns at the top of our list. Well, they’ve got a secondary ability that’s even worse — they can rip the gun out of your hands. If they use this ability, whatever weapon you were wielding will drop to the ground. In a game this buggy, you can easily lose your weapons forever when they fall through the floor.
Egg Carriers Infect You With Parasites [Dark Souls]
Dark Souls is packed with annoying enemies. It’s part of the game’s design ethos; to annoy and trick you as much as possible. There are Basilisks that curse you with a permanent 50% health reduction, or skeletons that hide around corners to kick you to your death.
One of the worst is the Egg Carrier. These unfortunate humans have glowing eggs growing from their backs. If they attack you, it’s possible they’ll infect you with a parasite that can grow and eventually envelop your entire head, making it impossible to wear armor. The parasite also steals 50% of the souls you earn from enemies — souls are your XP and currency, so that’s a pretty bad status effect.
The Egg Carriers are slow and rarely threatening, and killing them causes a load of tiny bugs to attack you from the eggs. This is one of the enemy types that you’re actively encouraged to avoid as much as possible.
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