Back before HALO allowed other players to rub their pixelated genitals on your rotting carcass, there was a worse kind of player that has and always will plague video games: the NPC. And while some games execute these characters flawlessly, most fail so spectacularly that those characters are remembered more than the actual game.

With that in mind, we asked our readers to find the worst offenders in gaming history. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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