The origin of (videogame) species – freak creatures that only evolve in games


*Anything* that explodes

When you think of the great triumphs of evolution – the opposable thumb, the human brain, the eye – one thing they all share in common is that none of them explode. Dead Space’s Exploder missed this memo, probably because it had already bumped its giant exploding sac on a door frame and exploded. Exploding at things is also its only attack, so presumably feeding itself is left to the charity of the other varieties of Necromorph, which reluctantly agree to bring it home any arms or bits of face left over from the great human buffet they’re going to, but that the exploder is not allowed to attend for fear it might explode.