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Five of the Best: Helmets

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KOTOR protagonist Darth Revan holding a red Lightsaber glowing in the dark
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Helmets - that great identifying piece of armour. They are the flourishes atop the body, the signature pieces of a look. They've been designed to both protect the wearers and intimidate enemies for centuries. Look at samurai headpieces and by extension, the most famous fictional helmet of all, Darth Vader's. They are there to impress and because of this, have long been an elaborate showpiece in games as well. I was just marvelling at the outrageous helmet designs in Baldur's Gate 3 the other night, and wondering what it would be like to walk around in them. Does it matter? They look cool. But which helmets in games are the best?

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