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Doomsday Devices in Video Games
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January 19, 2012
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Doomsday Devices in Video games

  • In the video game Halo, the central plot device, Halo, is part of an array of superweapons designed to eradicate all sentient life in the galaxy, ironically to stop the very enemy threatening it. Also the covenant's ships have powerful plasma cannons which they sometimes use to "glass" a planet by bombing the surface killing all life on the planet.
  • In the videogame Warzone 2100, a nuclear missile defense system becomes infected with a computer virus, launching satellite nuclear missile strikes to all major cities of the world. This event creates the phenomena called nuclear winter.
  • In the videogame Probotector Aliens steal the x-drive to create a doomsday device and destroy the earth.
  • In the videogame Clash at Demonhead, Professor Plum builds a Doomsday Bomb for unknown reasons. It is then hijacked by the terrorist group known as the Governors. The player, in the role of Billy "Big Bang" Blitz, must defeat the governors to gain the special medallions that can deactivate the bomb.
  • In the videogame Nicktoons Unite! Professor Calamitous Steals Jimmy Neutron's plans for the Universe Portal Machine and recruits 3 villains from other dimensions: Vlad Plasmius, Plankton and Denzel Crocker. They soon creat a Doomsday Device which could destroy the Multi-Verse. Jimmy Neutron then comes up with a plan to backfire: He recruits Danny Phantom, Timmy Turner and SpongeBob SquarePants to save the day. At the end of the Game SpongeBob disarms the Doomsday Device and foils Calamitous' plans to destroy the Multi-Verse.
  • In the videogame StarCraft, the highly advanced Protoss race destroy some of the infested Terran worlds in order to eradicate the rival Zerg race. They unleash intense beams of light-bluish energy that blasts away the atmosphere and incinerates the planets' entire crust. This technique has been referred to as 'Sterilization' or 'Purification'.
  • In the videogame Septerra Core a doomsday device is a biomechanic weapon which can move Septerra's "shells", effectively killing everyone inhabiting it.
  • In the videogame Homeworld, the Taiidan drop an "Atmospheric Deprivation Device" onto the planet Kharak, igniting the atmosphere. When the Mothership returns to Kharak, the entire northern hemisphere is blackened, with fires visible from high orbit and no life is left on the planet.
  • In the Battalion Wars universe, the Solar Empire used something called a "Doomsday Device", which focused the sun's light and heat into a beam, which they used to destroy Xylvania 's Iron Legion.
  • In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Bao-Dur creates a device called the Mass Shadow Generator. This weapon destroyed entire fleets of spacecraft as its cataclysmic explosions are too strong for anything to survive.
  • In the videogame Evil Genius, the player has to construct a doomsday device so that the world leaders bow to your will and hand you over the whole world.
  • In the video game Resident Evil 5, the antagonist Albert Wesker created the Uroboros virus. His plan was to release the virus onto the earth in order to create a race of superhumans. However, those who could not withstand the virus would be killed once infected. The virus itself is portrayed as a seething mass of black tentacles that absorb both organic and inorganic matter and should an infected host be rejected by Uroboros, destroy the host's body.
  • In the 2010 video game Bayonetta, Father Balder, the main antagonist and father of Bayonetta, is determined to resurrect the goddess Jubileus with the hopes of reuniting the trinity of realities (Heaven, Hell, and Earth) without any concern for the safety of the inhabitants in order to create his own ideal paradise. In order to accomplish this task, he needed to sacrifice Bayonetta to the goddess due to her being of equal power.
  • In the video game series Fallout, there is a similar scenario which all of humanity is actually brought down to its knees because of greed of resources and also controversy in the United States government.
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