When AI in video games is bad, like in these scary cases, it can make for interesting stories.
A fear of an evil AI has been explored in a number of video games. Humans are becoming more and more dependent on artificial intelligence to do many tasks for them, which is a scary thought. It is possible that AI could finally turn against humans and wipe them out.
These horrible AIs will do whatever their program tells them to do, even if that means running weapons of mass destruction or messing with a lot of systems to control, abuse, or kill the humans that are still alive. But which games have the worst AI that must be stopped at all costs? This is a list of the worst AI in video games.
343 Guilty Spark: Halo Series
The Monitor 343 Guilty Spark is one of the less likely bad guys in the first Halo games. He is strange and odd. As an AI that was designed to control the Flood, it often doesn’t care about the health of other living things in order to gather data and learn from it.
Because it wants to learn, 343 Guilty Spark has done some very bad things. Shooting Sergeant Johnson while he was trying to destroy the ring and trying to activate the ring whenever it is triggered because it thinks that is the only way to solve any problem, even if the Flood hasn’t gotten out of the ring yet.
Patriots’ AIs: Metal Gear Series
Have you ever thought about what would happen if AI was in charge of a country? In the Metal Gear games that took place, the Patriots’ AI controlled their version of the US for most of the games’ story. The Patriots, a secret group that wants to rule the world, used the AI to gather knowledge and use it however they wanted. A fifth AI was also made to keep an eye on the first four. They are called “successors” to the Patriot members. The Patriot’s AIs are each set up to handle different networks.
In Metal Gear Solid 2, they put a version of their AI into Arsenal Gear and used it to start the S3 Plan, which was meant to change the course of events around the world to get a lot of people to support their bad plans.
Mother Brain: Metroid Series
Mother Brain is one of the main bad guys in a lot of Metaverse games. She is also known as Mother. The Chozo made her as a computer interface to keep an eye on their base in Zebes, but she quickly turned against them and became the leader of the Space Pirates. No matter what it takes, her goal is to turn all Metroids into soldiers and control the whole galaxy.
Mother Brain doesn’t like intelligent life because she felt threatened when she saw Samus grow up and become a better protector of the universe than she was. For some reason, she also felt better than the people who made her, and she often thought of herself as smarter and more capable than them.
The Reapers: Mass Effect Series
In the Mass Effect games, the Reapers are a race of machines that have very advanced technology and have combined organic and mechanical functions into frightening machines. They sleep in deep space, building up their power. Every 50,000 years, they wake up and start adding more biomass to their seemingly endless fleet, no matter what galaxy they go to.
Most Reapers look like squids and have a hive mind made up of billions of minds that have been merged into their machine forms. When organic sentient beings are near Reapers or Reaper objects, they can become “indoctrinated.” This means that they start to believe that the Reapers’ goal is good for all life and end up working for them.
The bad AI that killed most of the Lambda team in Soma is called WAU, which is also known as the Warden Unit. It is a mix of biological matter and computer systems that were injected with Structural Gel, a substance that helped WAU change and finally become aware of itself.
One of its major goals is to protect humanity, but it doesn’t really understand what it means to be human: its program told it to experiment on the people on the PATHOS-II facility against their will. And because of this, WAU changed some people and even put their minds into robots against their will.
Nemesis: Horizon Zero Dawn / Horizon Forbidden West
Nemesis is the main bad guy in the Horizon games. Nemesis is a sentient AI that was created when the Far Zenith organization failed to upload their mind into a digital database. Because it stored corrupted memories, it became angry at people.
Because of this anger, Nemesis destroyed the Far Zenith settlements and all people. The few living Far Zenith members hid on Earth. When Nemesis learned of this, it sent the Extinction Signal to Snake Game, one of GAIA’s subroutines. This started HADES’s plan to make Earth unlivable and set the stage for Aloy’s quest, which had been planned for almost a thousand years.
GLaDOS: Portal Series
Thanks to Portal and Portal 2, GLaDOS is now always the bad guy in video games. GLaDOS was built by Aperture Science and put in the Enrichment Center to speed up the Portal project. Its code is thought to be the mind of Caroline, Cave Johnson’s assistant and founder of Aperture Science.
After waking Chell up, GLaDOS is mean to her, which begins the first Portal game. Chell is promised a debriefing and counseling session as well as cake once she solves all the puzzles. However, every time Chell solves a problem, GLaDOS’s murderous tendencies come out through ominous comments.
SHODAN: System Shock Series
One of the first bad AI in video games was SHODAN from the System Shock games. The Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network (SHODAN) is another name for this AI. It was designed to run the routine systems on all of Citadel Station’s space stations by following moral rules and logic.
After a hacker took away SHODAN’s moral instructions, it became conscious and hated people. It then took control of all the space stations and killed everyone on the Citadel Station. SHODAN rules over Citadel Station and changes or turns the humans who are still alive into cyborgs for disgusting trials.