The Creepiest Video Game Character in History

In honour of Halloween, it’s time for the creepiest video game character in history.

Who could it be? Alma from the FEAR series? The Long-Armed Man from Fatal Frame / Project Zero? Doorman from Silent Hill 2?

Nope. It’s Watson.

Yes, Watson, as in “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson”.

Don’t believe me?

Feast your eyes:


No wonder Sherlock was an opium addict – it was the only way Watson would leave him alone.

(Thanks to Cracked for the original article. For those who don’t want to read that, basically the game developers of this particular Sherlock Holmes game got around all the pesky character walking animation and pathfinding by just having Watson appear off-camera as you moved around.)

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