The world of deadly animals and video games has been a mix for years. Whether Mario was hopping on killer turtles or Turok was hunting dinosaurs, animals are a true enemy in the video game world.
Snakes are one of the most-feared animals and this fact has been brought out in video games on numerous occasions. Whether you love to battle snakes or take control one for yourself, try out these five reptile-themed games that truly capture the theme of the snake.
Deadly Creatures – Wii
The daily life or a tarantula or scorpion may seem easy, but things change completely when put into their perspective. The highly original game Deadly Creatures places the feared critters are the heroes as they battle natural obstacles, humans and large snakes simply to survive. The snake battles are some of the best parts of the game as you must outwit the larger and stronger creature.
Resident Evil & Resident Evil 6 – Multiple Consoles
Many people associate the Resident Evil series simply with zombies, but the final boss in the first game was a giant terrifying snake that was really hard to kill. In a nod to fans, the snake comes back in Resident Evil 6 and the challenge increases to take the monster down.
The snake graphics and movements in Resident Evil 6 are very impressive and it makes you wish that the snake was featured more in the series.
Snake Puzzle Games – Multiple Consoles & Devices
Who hasn’t played a snake puzzle game? In the simple game, you control a snake and eat little bits of food left around a game board. After each bite the snake grows in size and the movements get more complicated. It becomes frustrating around the tenth level, but the game is very addicting and popular across multiple formats.
Zoo Tycoon 2 – PC
Building a zoo got even better with the expanded animal selection in Zoo Tycoon 2. Instead of owning your own real snakes, you could manage a whole pen of them in the simulation game. If you saved up enough money, you could turn your whole zoo into a snake-themed park if you pleased. I personally created the “Snake Pit Zoo” with several dozen snakes.
Anacondas 3D Adventure Game – PC
The “Anaconda” movie series features some of the most popular snake movies and there was actually a free 3D game made for it and based off the third movie. In the game you lead a team of scientists looking for a special orchid flower. Along the way they stumble across the deadly Anaconda that is out for blood.
The free game is equally impressive with some good action, graphics and a lot of replay value because of the multiple character selection.