Ghostwire: Tokyo is the perfect blend of traditional Japanese folklore set in 21st-century Japan. In other words, while playing the latest game from The Evil Within 2 developer Tango Gameworks, it often feels like Jujutsu Kaisen has come to life as a video game. Akito and KK's adventure in a Tokyo infested with Visitors leads to some fascinating side quests. But it's their encounters with some particularly horrifying yokai that truly make this game stand out.
From giant, scissor-wielding spirits to a massive spider-human hybrid, Bethesda should be congratulated for the pure nightmare fuel the game manages to pack into many of its boss fights.
Updated on May 31, 2023, by Christopher Argentino: Ghostwire: Tokyo continues to do its job by keeping you and all of us entertained with its seamless blend of traditional Japanese folklore and modern-day setting. The game's chilling atmosphere brings iconic yokai and spirits to life, delivering spine-tingling encounters and horrifying boss fights. We wanted to clean up our list for you to understand what each boss entails. Summon your courage, embrace your determination, and unleash your full potential to overcome your new nightmares.
9 Relentless Walkers
The big bad version of your average umbrella-toting Rain Walker, Relentless Walkers, serves as the boss during certain moments throughout the main questline. You first meet this hard-hitting tank on your way to the Kagerie Observation Deck in 'A Maze Of Death.'
Armed with a mallet, these hefty tanks are quite fast for their size. They can use their umbrellas as a shield, but as for the spook factor, they pale in comparison to other bosses on this list. Maybe after running into a variety of Rain Walkers so many times, they just don't seem that scary anymore.
8 Sojutsuki - Yaseotoko
Gear up for a spine-chilling showdown against the dread-inducing Sojutsuki boss in Ghostwire Tokyo. This nightmarish entity will test your mettle like never before, pushing you to the limits of your skills and courage. As a devoted fan of the game, prepare yourself to confront one of the most bone-chilling bosses in the sinister realm of Ghostwire Tokyo.
Remember, as you enter this harrowing encounter, your unwavering determination and tactical finesse will ultimately decide your destiny. Brace yourself, confront the icy grip of fear, and emerge victorious in the battle of a lifetime. Your indomitable spirit eclipses even the most formidable foes in the haunting tapestry of Ghostwire Tokyo.
As soon as you start Chapter Four of the game, you will probably notice these white-hooded, long-haired wraiths floating around Tokyo's streets. These yokai are downright eerie, being abnormally lanky and tall, with only their mouth and chin visible through the hood.
A boss for 'The Black Tower' quest, the Shiromuku wields ice as a weapon, freezing you in place and hurling you through the air. The Shiromuku is certainly one boss you do not want to run into at night.
Have you heard the Japanese urban legend of a female spirit who asks you whether she's pretty or not before giving you a slit-mouthed grin to match her own? Well, that urban legend is brought to life here in Kuchisake-onna.
A hostile onryō that you first meet while cleansing Yashin Shrine soon becomes a common boss you'll encounter throughout your playthrough. Brandishing bloody scissors, this Kuchisake-onna dressed in white covers her horrifying grin with a mask, a fact that slightly lessens her spook factor.
A mini-boss for the 'Blindness' quest, the malicious spirit Lamentation bares her teeth in a terrible grin as her black hair writhes around her like snakes. Without legs, Lamentation floats and crawls on the ground with her eerily long arms.
While not overly difficult to defeat, the moment this yokai starts crawling toward you will likely get your heart pounding. It looks like something straight out of a horror movie.
4 Hanngon - Hannya
This formidable adversary, the embodiment of terror, possesses a range of deadly abilities, utilizing fire, wind, and water attacks with astonishing agility despite its massive frame. Swiftly vanquishing this abomination is crucial for your survival. Prepare to face Hanngon during the climactic Chapter Six, where the fate of Tokyo hangs in the balance.
Persevere unwaveringly, for Tokyo's salvation hinges on your triumph over this supernatural calamity. Let your determination shine as you deliver the city from its evil grasp.
3 Tsuchigumo - Okina
Towered over by Tokyo Tower, the colossal spider demon lurks upon the steps, its monstrous presence sending shivers down your spine. Stay vigilant and maintain a safe distance; when it raises its hand, brace yourself for devastating shockwave attacks. Perfecting your guard or timely blocking can spell the difference between life and death.
Summon your courage, channel your jujutsu prowess, and stand resolute against the horrors of Tsuchigumo. Victory awaits the bold, and your determination will crush this nightmarish hybrid. Ghostwire Tokyo's chilling realm bows before your unyielding spirit.
2 Byotara - Ko-omote
Prepare yourself for a truly harrowing encounter with the bone-chilling Byotara boss in Ghostwire Tokyo. This abomination is a true nightmare, with its horrifying hybrid form that blends animal and human characteristics. Its sheer size and the eerie atmosphere of the game, developed by the creators of Evil Within, only amplify the terror it instills. But fear not, for you possess the strength and determination to bring this creature down.
Summon your courage, face this monstrous abomination head-on, and unleash your full wrath upon it. Chapter Three will forever be etched in your memory as you confront this terrifying creature and emerge victorious. The scariness of Byotara is unmatched, but so is your will to conquer it.
1 Crimson Kuchisake
With long, silky black hair, this lady might seem lovely from afar, but the moment you get closer, you will realize your mistake.
Unlike its masked counterpart, the Crimson Kuchisake will show the full horror of her bare face. Wielding a pair of wickedly sharp scissors and wearing a red trench coat, the Crimson Kuchisake's bloody, ear-to-ear grin has made its mark in gaming history as one of the scariest bosses ever.
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