GamesRadar - The most memorable, influential, and badass protagonists in games.
Heroism is a funny thing when it comes to video games. A hero doesn’t have to be a shining light of virtuous goodness, or a selfless bastion of hope. A hero, in video games, just has to be a protagonist. This could mean a cluster of pixels; a silent, floating gun; or a motion-captured actor bringing a character to life. As gaming evolves so does the idea of the hero, growing with every generation to be more well-developed and likable, even if their actions are still tantamount to sociopathy in any other medium.