From 8 bits to the most modern consoles, video games introduced us to hundreds of captivating characters and heroes who set out on epic adventures to tackle challenges that seemed impossible. When we go to see, it makes all the difference to have a reliable armor and, preferably, with a design to fill your eyes.
With that in mind, we have prepared this list with 10 of the most striking, angry or visually impressive armor that have ever appeared in video games. Anything goes, from equipable items to the “factory” look of the characters, to heroes and villains. Check out our selection below!
Mega Man X
X gets even more powerful wearing his full armor!Source: Megaman Fandom
This entire list could easily be formed only by the different armor that X wore during the main series, or even by the design of other enemies and robotic allies, like the always beloved Zero. But let’s stick to the first game simply because of how impactful it was to discover that, in addition to the already amazing normal look, X could still unlock more powerful armor, one piece at a time.
The Gravity Suit by Samus Aran
Gravity Suit is usually obtained after Varia Suit in the seriesSource: Pinterest
In yet another case of “we have a lot of good options to choose from”, Samus Aran’s wardrobe includes dozens of very powerful and beautiful armor. From the dark look of Dark Samus to the Fusion look made with Metroids DNA, the iconic heroine had as many outfits as legendary adventures, but few looks are as striking and easily recognizable as the imposing Gravity Suit!
Big Daddy from Bioshock
The design of Big Daddy is so striking that it practically turned the face of the franchiseSource: Pinterest
When the first Bioshock was launched, the world was amazed by the creativity of its creator Ken Levine. The submerged city of Rapture was filled with breathtaking locations, but also a lot of suspense and electrifying fighting. Among all its elements, whoever played it knows that it is difficult to think of anything more remarkable than the Big Daddies, those super sturdy armors that protect the Little Sisters with their own lives.
Master Chief goes beyond the Halo series and is Microsoft’s biggest mascotSource: Microsoft
The great mascot of Xbox meets one of the main requirements expected by any self-respecting character: to be easily recognizable thanks to its look. The tactical armor is already pretty cool in itself, but the helmet and visor are certainly high points of the outfit, and it is not uncommon to see fans buying a replica of the helmet to embellish their shelves.
Skyrim’s Daedric Armor
Mounting and equipping the Daedric armor is very rewardingSource: Elder Scrolls Fandom
As much as the gaming world has become somewhat saturated with Skyrim after several ports and re-releases, it is undeniable that the fifth chapter of The Elder Scrolls established a new quality paradigm for Western RPGs thanks to its robust systems and thousands of items and equipment to discover. It was difficult to choose one among so many armors, but the Daedric collection is especially cool for its connections with the franchise’s lore.
Dead Space’s Scorpion Suit
Scorpion Level Engineering RIG is one of the coolest sci-fi armor in video gamesSource: Dead Space Fandom
Although the franchise Dead Space walk a little forgotten and without recent releases, whoever played knows that few space horror games have such a fun atmosphere and action mechanics. This gets even more irate when the protagonist Isaac wears the Scorpion Level Engineering RIG, even boasting a very unique and striking red display.
Crysis Nano Suit
The protagonist of Crysis has one of the coolest and most versatile outfitsSource: Crytek
In addition to being a very competent and fun shooting game, Crysis was originally launched with the proposal to show all the hardware power of video games. Naturally, this meant creating a visually impressive world, weapons and enemies. By table, it was also necessary to have a protagonist with a badass look, a challenge that Crytek took away from the letter when making an armor with all the appearance of GI Joe.
Hammer Bros. suit from Super Mario Bros. 3
Among the various power ups of Super Mario Bros. 3, the Hammer Suit is one of the coolestSource: Mario Wiki
Video games do not live only in dark and realistic armor, and whoever played during the late 80s and early 90s should remember the impact that Mario’s third game had on Nintendinho. One of the best games in history, it brought a gigantic and unique adventure, with many creative power ups, including even armor right in the line of Bowser’s army!
Judge Gabranth (and all Final Fantasy XII judges)
Who there has the courage to face the judges of Final Fantasy 12?Source: Pinterest
Since its first scene in Final Fantasy XII, it is evident that Judge Gabranth is someone to be feared. His armor covering the entire body does not allow you to see his features, which makes him even more threatening, even passing a certain vibe of Darth Vader. To complete the package, the other judges also leave nothing to be desired when it comes to cool armor!
Wolfenstein’s Power Suit
Ending the Nazis is cool, but doing it in style is even better!Source: Steam Community
Incredible armor should not be the first thing that crosses your mind when thinking about World War II, but in the universe of Wolfensteinkilling Nazis can also be done in style. Consistent with the technological madnesses that surround this alternative universe, here the hero BJ wears an outfit from the ancient mystical society Da’at Yichud and gains even more firepower!
And for you, what is the coolest armor that has ever appeared in games? Did you miss any on our list? Comment below!