Geek Ink Thinks: Come on in! The water’s fine!

So there I was, swimming along a seemingly peaceful river so I could get behind an enemy outpost, sneak in and deal with the guards inside. Clearly the artificial mother nature had other plans because before I could make it to the shore a giant crocodile decided to turn me into a mid afternoon snack.

Crocodile Far Cry 3
Don’t mind me, I’m just a log. With eyes. And very big teeth.

This was the first time an aquatic creature had tried to turn me into it’s early afternoon snack in Far Cry 3, and it wasn’t the last. This reminded me just how nerve wracking underwater encounters are in video games. I’ll take down giants, battle an entire spaceship filled with alien invaders, but stick me in some virtual water with some virtual nasties and I start to get a little nervous.

Other games that included swimming things that were trying to kill you include:

  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Half-Life 1
  • Batman: Arkham City

Are there any games with noteworthy aquatic monsters worth mentioning?

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2 thoughts on “Geek Ink Thinks: Come on in! The water’s fine!

  1. Not necessarily the same feel as these other games, but I remember Pikmin instilling a fear of the water after an early encounter leading to some unfortunate feasting on my poor little guys.

    ~Dylan

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    1. I never played Pikmin due to my lack of a Gamecube, but a friend of mine used to rave about it. Didn’t realise it had water based monsters as well!

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