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The current gen has had some amazing boss fights to its credit and I'm here to rank VGC's top 10 best boss fights.

Rules:

1) Only the top 10 count, honourable mentions get no points.

2) All games on PS4, Wii U, Switch and Xbox One which were released exclusively on these systems else released simultaneously with their last gen versions count. Those same games on PC count as well.

3) Remasters and ports don't count.

4) The point systems is as follows:

1st - 11 points

2nd - 9 points

3rd - 8 points

4th - 7 points

5th - 6 points

6th - 5 points

7th - 4 points

8th - 3 points

9th - 2 points

10th - 1 point

 

Charts - Updated to Page 5

1. Lady Maria - 64 points - Bloodborne

2. Baldur - 69 points - God of War

3. Orphan of Kos - 38 points - Bloodborne

4. Bowser - 29 points - SMO

5. Darkeater Midir - 28 points - DS3

6. DJ Octavio - 24 points - Splatoon

7. Ganon - 23 points - The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

8. Proteus Ridley - 21 points - Metroid Samus Returns

9. Gehrman - 20 points - Bloodborne

 10. Dragon - 20 points - God of War

11. Nameless King - 19 points - DS3

12. Ludwig - 17 points - Bloodborne

13. Void Termina - 16 points - Kirby Star Allies

14. Pontiff Sullivahn - 15 points - DS3

15. Agent 3 - 15 points - Splatoon 2

16. Radiance - 14 points - Hollow Knight

17. Takumi - 14 points - Fire Emblem Fates Conquest

18. Star Dream - 13 points - Kirby Planet Robobot

19. Hornet - 11 points - Hollow Knight

20. Diggernaut - 11 points - Metroid Samus Returns

21. Bahamut Ultimate - 11 points - Final Fantasy 14

22. Lao - 11 points - Xenoblade Chronicles X

23. Sahelanthropus - 11 points - MGS 5

24. Magni and Modi - 10 points - God of War

25. Dancer of the Boreal Valley - 10 points - DS3

26. Jack Baker - 10 points - RE 7

27. Simone - 10 points - Nier Automata

28. Scornet Maestro - 9 points - Pikmin 3

29. Djura - 9 points - Bloodborne

30. Bashmaster - 9 points - DKC Tropical Freeze

31. Father Gascoigne - 9 points - Bloodborne

32. Vorkken - 9 points - Wonderful 101

33. Grey Prince Zote - 9 points - Hollow Knight

34. Sinyru - 9 points - Final Fantasy 14

35. Specter Knight - 8 points - Shovel Knight

36. Pure Vessel - 8 points - Hollow Knight

37. Fogu - 8 points - DKC Tropical Freeze

38. Princes Lothric and Lorian - 8 points - DS3

39. Hollow Knight - 8 points - Hollow Knight

40. Jergingha - 8 points - The Wonderful 101

41. Balder - 8 points - Bayonetta 2

42. Torkdrift - 8 points - SMO

43. Rafe - 8 points - Uncharted 4

44. Mirage Saloon - 7 points

45. Phantom Aqua - 7 points - Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep A Fragmentary Passage

46. Ebrietas - 7 points - Bloodborne

47. Oceiros - 7 points - DS3

48. Turf War - 7 points - Splatoon 2

49. Meowser - 7 points - Super Mario 3D World

50. Abyss Watchers - 7 points - DS3

51. Thunderjaw - 7 points - Horizon Zero Dawn

52. Adam - 7 points - Nier Automata

53. Caroline and Justine - 7 points - Persona 5

54. Stalblind - 6 points - The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds

55. Sasuke - 6 points - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

56. Martyr Logarius - 6 points - Bloodborne

57. Sodden Knight - 6 points - Salt and Sanctuary

58. Volcano Dome - 6 points - DKC Tropical Freeze

59. Sister Friede - 6 points - DS3

60. Death Egg Robot - 6 points - Sonic Mania

61. Soul of Cinder - 6 points - DS3

62. Giga Rosa - 6 points - Xenoblade Chronicles 2

63. Nergigante - 6 points - MHW

64. Oralech - 6 points - Pyre

65. Margueret - 6 points - RE 7

66. Black Knight - 5 points - Shovel Knight

67. Gilgamesh - 5 points - Final Fantasy 15

68. Andross - 5 points - Star Fox Zero

69. Ravus Nox Fleurent - 5 points - Final Fantasy 15

70. Rat - 5 points - Cuphead

71. CEO - 5 points - Nier Automata

72. Shadows of Yharnam - 4 points - Bloodborne

73. Demon Prince - 4 points - DS3

74. Level Infinity - 4 points - Thumper

75. Ifrit - 4 points - Final Fantasy 15

76. Champion Gundyr - 4 points - DS3

77. Void Dragon - 4 points - Divinity Original Sin

78. Pirate - 4 points - Cuphead

79. Cerberus - 3 points - Final Fantasy 15

80. Hive Knight - 3 points - Hollow Knight

81. Hela - 3 points - Hellblade

82. Cleric Beast - 3 points - Bloodborne

83. Testcuabra - 2 points - MH4U

84. Zu Farg - 2 points - Xenoblade Chronicles X

85. Xeno'jiva - 2 points - MHW

86. Monk Maz Koshia - 2 points - The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

87. Beauvoir - 2 points - Nier Automata

88. Blood Starved Beast - 2 points - Bloodborne

89. Nobunaga - 2 points - Nioh

90. Dragonslayer Armor - 1 points - DS3

91. Olympia - 1 points - Pokemon X and Y

92. Punch Bowl - 1 points - DKC Tropical Freeze

93. Tiamat - 1 points - Tales of Zestiria

94. Lord Frederick - 1 points - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

95. Eredin - 1 points - Witcher 3

Last edited by GOWTLOZ - on 11 September 2018

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1) Midir - Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City
2) Ludwig - Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
3) Maria - Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
4) Baldur - God of War
5) Dragon - God of War
6) Nameless King - Dark Souls 3
7) Demon Prince - Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City
8) Cerberus - Final Fantasy 15
9) Ganon - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
10) Dragonslayer Armor - Dark Souls 3



1. Hornet - Hollow Knight
3. Specter Knight - Shovel Knight
4. Mirage Saloon Act 2 Boss - Sonic Mania
5. Stalblind - TLoZ: A Link Between Worlds
6. Black Knight (2nd fight) - Shovel Knight
7. Bowser - Super Mario Odyssey
8. Hive Knight - Hollow Knight
9. Testcuabra - Monster Hunter 4U
10. Olympia - Pokémon X&Y



1 - Baldur (The firs time, when it's called the Stranger) - God of War
2 - Lady Maria - Bloodborne
3 - Pure vessel - Hollow Knight
4 - Phantom Aqua (The optional Bossfight, not the story related) - Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep A fragmentary passage
5 - Sasuke - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
6 - Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladio
7 - Caroline and Justine - Persona 5
8 - Hela - Hellblade
9 - Sahelanthropus - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
10 - Simone - NieR Automata



1- Orphan of Kos (Bloodborne)
2- Scornet Maestro (Pikmin 3)
3- Fogu, the Frightening (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
4- Ebrietas: Daughter of Cosmos (Bloodborne)
5- Bowser (Super Mario Odyssey)
6- Lady Maria of the Astral Tower (Bloodborne)
7 - Meowser (Super Mario 3D World)
8 -Ludwig the Accursed (Bloodborne)
9 - DJ Octavio (Splatoon)
10- Dancer of the Boreal Valley (Dark Souls III)

Orphan of Kos just tops everything imo. It's opening cutscene is extremely gross, he is bizarre, the lore behind him is amazing, he's the cultimation of the game's story, has an incredibly disturbing design, a great (and unpredictable) fighting pattern and is hard as it gets. It will be hard for any game to top Bloodborne's boss this generation imo.



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CGcarmineCG said:

1 - Baldur (The firs time, when it's called the Stranger) - God of War
2 - Lady Maria - Bloodborne
3 - Pure vessel - Hollow Knight
4 - Phantom Aqua (The optional Bossfight, not the story related) - Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep A fragmentary passage
5 - Sasuke - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
6 - Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladio
7 - Caroline and Justine - Persona 5
8 - Hela - Hellblade
9 - Sahelanthropus - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
10 - Simone - NieR Automata

Birth by Sleep is a remaster of a PSP game. Remasters, ports and remakes don't count.



GOWTLOZ said:
CGcarmineCG said:

1 - Baldur (The firs time, when it's called the Stranger) - God of War
2 - Lady Maria - Bloodborne
3 - Pure vessel - Hollow Knight
4 - Phantom Aqua (The optional Bossfight, not the story related) - Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep A fragmentary passage
5 - Sasuke - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
6 - Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladio
7 - Caroline and Justine - Persona 5
8 - Hela - Hellblade
9 - Sahelanthropus - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
10 - Simone - NieR Automata

Birth by Sleep is a remaster of a PSP game. Remasters, ports and remakes don't count.

Read well, i wrote the full name of the game. Kingdom Hearts Birth by sleep 0.2 a fragmentary passage it's a game available only on PS4. It's a part of the HD 2.8 Final chapter prologue collection.



CGcarmineCG said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Birth by Sleep is a remaster of a PSP game. Remasters, ports and remakes don't count.

Read well, i wrote the full name of the game. Kingdom Hearts Birth by sleep 0.2 a fragmentary passage it's a game available only on PS4. It's a part of the HD 2.8 Final chapter prologue collection.

Ah, alright.



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1)Pontiff Sullivahn - Dark Souls III
2)Magni and Modi - God of War
3)Princes Lothric and Lorian - Dark Souls III
4)The Stranger - God of War
5)Martyr Logarius - Bloodborne
6)Radiance - Hollow Knight
7)Shadows of Yharnam - Bloodborne
8)Dragon - God of War
9) Jack Baker in the Garage - RE:VII
10) Father Gascoigne - Bloodborne



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