Top 10 Anticlimactic Boss Battles in Video Games

These guys left us wanting more, either because they're so easy to beat or don't even put up much of a fight despite being an important boss. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Most Anticlimactic Boss Battles in Video Games. Special Thanks to our users "Josh Sinclair" & "Aaron Getz Head" for suggesting this topic on our website WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Anticlimactic Boss Fights


These guys left us wanting more. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 anticlimactic boss fights.

For our list, we ranked the bosses that are the least fulfilling to defeat, especially if the game has been building up to the battle. As usual, one game per franchise. And just so you know since most of these bosses are final bosses: Spoiler Alert!

#10: Gary
“Bully” (2006)


This guy taunts you endlessly, but his bark is a lot worse than his bite. After you make your way up the scaffolding and it’s finally time to take him on, he doesn’t resist much. His punches and kicks are all pretty easy to avoid or block, and you won’t have any trouble knocking him out with some concrete. For a final boss, you could at least put up a better fight.

#9: Colonel Autumn
“Fallout 3” (2008)


Autumn is a ruthless military leader, who’s responsible for your dad’s death. So when you confront him for the final time, you’ll have the option of reasoning with him if your speech skill is high enough, but don’t be afraid to challenge him in battle. Because he goes down like any other normal enemy in the game, and quick too, since he’s not wearing any armor. You think he could have borrowed some armor from one of his guards...

#8: 343 Guilty Spark
“Halo 3” (2007)


No boss can be too difficult when you have unlimited ammunition to fight him with. If you pick up the M6 Spartan Laser, conveniently provided by Sgt. Johnson, you can fire at Guilty Spark as much as you want, because the gun never runs out of ammo. Even if you don’t have it, don’t worry, because his attacks are all pretty weak. All you need to do to avoid his attacks is keep strafing left and right while firing, laser or no laser.

#7: Metal Gear
“Metal Gear” (1988)


After you’ve spent the entire game sneaking around, you won’t be too intimated by the prospect of getting rid of this robot. It’s pretty big, but all you really have to do is stick plastic explosives on it while it sits still and blinks its lights at you. Still, he has legs, you’d think it would be a bit more mobile like its Rex counterpart instead of standing there getting blown up, but it really doesn’t seem to mind.

#6: Yu Yevon
“Final Fantasy X” (2001)


In the later half of the game Yu Yevon was built up as an immortal being that has devastated the world for centuries in the shell of Sin, and who is this great being in our final battle? … IT’S A FREAKING TICK! Also for some reason, everyone in your party has Auto Life, meaning they automatically get brought back to life whenever they go down. That means it’s impossible to lose the final battle because … well it’s never explained.

#5: Bowser
“Super Mario Galaxy 2” (2010)


There are tons of easy Mario bosses, though some we can excuse for the limitations of the time, But we can’t excuse Galaxy 2’s finale against the iconic antagonist. Even though he looks big and scary, there’s nothing to be afraid of when you fight him. Ground pound 3 planetoids onto him that you automatically land on, and you’ll be victorious. It’s pretty underwhelming, especially when you consider that … it’s Bowser.

#4: Bob the Goldfish
“Earthworm Jim” (1994)


You might be surprised that a goldfish could be a level boss, and you’ll be even more surprised once you fight him. All you really have to do is knock Bob off the table he rests on, and leave him to flop around on the floor. He won’t do too much to stop you from inside of his bowl. And by much, we mean anything. He won’t do anything.

#3: Lord Dagon
“Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” (2006)


This game is all about making decisions and controlling your fate. But when it comes to fighting the final boss, everything’s out of your hands. Emperor Martin Septim sacrifices himself to fight Mehrunes Dagon, and you essentially become an NPC in the battle. It’s fun to watch him turn into a huge gold dragon and take on the four-armed giant, it’d be a bit more fun if you …well, you know, participated? Man, Sean Bean dies in everything…

#2: Lucien Fairfax
“Fable II” (2008)


After all of the Hobbes and bandits you battle to reach the end of this game, you’d think that the battle with the man that killed your sister would be pretty epic. Instead, all you have to do to eliminate the antagonist is shoot him once, anywhere on his body, while he’s rambling on. Even if you don’t kill him, your ally will, so don’t lose any sleep leading up to your showdown with Lucien.

Before we get to our number one, let’s take a look at some honorable mentions:


#1: The Leader
“The Incredible Hulk” (Genesis) (1994)


We’ve talked about some pretty lame boss fights, But this takes the cake. When Hulk finally gets to his arch nemesis Leader, you’d expect the ensuing battle to be intense. Or he can just stand there … doing nothing … just … not moving … For someone with a big brain he must have a cunning plan to survive a Hulk Smash (Hulk Punches him) Or Not. And there’s the lamest final boss in Video Game History.

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