Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!
Happy Chinese New Year: Our Favourite Horned Bovines & Humanoids In Video Games
Happy Chinese New Year! Or Lunar New Year if you’re being pedantic about it.
Yes, it’s a special Chinese New Year here in Southeast Asia, because some of the countries here like Malaysia are in a bit of a lockdown. So no family visitations across borders. Still, there’s cause for celebration because we still get to make merry and eat, and relax playing games if you so need to. So let’s celebrate the festivities by listing down our favourite ox in games.
The video game ox pool is rather slim, so we’re going to stretch the definition a bit. For this Chinese New Year listicle, we’re including all horned bovines, be it four-legged or anthropomorphic, or even half-human with cow/bull/ox horns.
Let’s start with the cute and cuddly. This female pocket monster is most likely where Generation VI players got their milk from. The fact that Miltank produces over five gallons of milk per day means it’s a mainstay in the world’s farms and whatnot.
This bull predates Miltank by a few generations but isn’t as cuddly and cute. This PokÃ©mon is rowdy, angry, violent, and will lock horns with anything and anyone.
Where would Fallout be if it wasn’t for its iconic creatures? Apart from the Deathclaws, Fallout is known for its two-headed domesticated brahmin, used for transportation and possibly food. They’re a good source of equipment since they’re usually with traders and caravan groups you slaughter whenever you’re past the level 10 threshold.
The Ox-Headed Heavenly King in Japanese Buddhism lore, this god is renowned in the Shin Megami Tensei series, most notably in the third mothership game. There, he’s the leader of the Mantra army, rules with the philosophy of might makes right, and delegates his workload to his subordinate Thor. You do not want to mess with someone who has three angry heads like Gozu here.
One of the many, many boss fights of tough-as-heck action game Sekiro involves a giant flaming bull. It’s got a tricky turn and charge attack that requires precision to dodge. But once you’re doe taking down this beast, you feel like you’ve accomplished the advanced act of evasion.
At least until you fight Genichiro Ashina; that’s the real trial by fire. But still: Blazing Bull is a helluva cow to take down.
The latest entry in the horned humanoid entry. This Monstrum from the Ys games hits super-hard with her AoE attacks, has horns and a ring to show her half-bovine nature, and has the endowment to prove it.
Before being in hot water as of late, CD Projekt was well-liked by the gaming community because of 2015’s The Witcher 3. The game was buggy and had exploits, but it was still fun, so much so that the devs took their time fixing the game bit by bit while launching full-on expansions.
One such patch was the company’s response to a White Orchard exploit where players can gain quick crowns/cash by killing cows and looting their hides. If players were to kill six cows, a mutant demon horned cow-fiend will pop up and attack the player. This “feature” was dubbed the Bovine Defense Force Initiative; it was so renowned that it was made into a Gwent card in the Hearts of Stone expansion.
We’re not sure how cows came into play in a game where you play an earthworm in a super-suit, fighting aliens and a space crow. But somehow or other, it worked. Cows are an important commodity in the game, from being puzzle pieces to POIs in escort missions.
We would like to have whatever Shiny Entertainment was having at the time when it came to brainstorming this series. Must have been powerful stuff.
Before Activision took over Blizzard, the developer that made Diablo had a heck of a sense of humour and dedication. Hence, the late 90s/2000s greatness known as the Secret Cow Level.
Once you figure out how to get in, you’ll have to fight Hell Bovines armed with polearms and take down their leader, the Cow King. This is basically their response to the pervasive cow level rumour for the first game.
By Mr Toffee|August 3, 2022
Marvel Snap is a brand-new card game from studio Second Dinner, made up of ex-Hearthstone developers. So they should know how to make a fun PvP card g...
By Alleef Ashaari|October 26, 2020
It looks like Sony is preparing several first-party PS4 games for their eventual backwards-compatibility on the PS5, which is slated to launch next m...
By Team KKP|December 7, 2017
Here are the three key take-aways from the first three pre-season games of the inaugural season of the Overwatch League which saw some sick Genji blad...
By Alleef Ashaari|August 2, 2021
By Kenn Leandre|April 26, 2018
By Alleef Ashaari|September 10, 2019
By Mr Toffee|February 8, 2023
By Alleef Ashaari|February 8, 2023
By Alleef Ashaari|August 2, 2021