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Submitted by -Mezzo- 714d ago | opinion piece

The 25 Greatest Voice Acting Performances In Video Games

Complex - Videos games have changed significantly since they started to make their mark over 43 years ago. With the evolution of video games also came more of a focus on telling a better story. To do that, video game developers incorporated voice actors into their games to bring them more life. Some performances went down in history as some of the best. Think, Carmilla Luddington as young Lara Croft in the latest Tomb Raider as being one of those sparkling moments while others like 50 Cent as himself in Bulletproof totally missed the mark. (Culture)

jakerocheleau  +   714d ago
One of my favorites will forever be John DiMaggio. He perfectly encapsulates Wakka from FFX, and his voice will always be known as Bender Bending Rodríguez in my heart.
Marcello  +   714d ago
List is fail, Liam Neeson higher ranked than Mark Hamil`s Joker & no mention of Soul Reaver.
Pozzle  +   714d ago
Simon Templeman as Kain is incredible! It's a shame he is so underrated.

Though all of Soul Reaver's voice acting is really well done.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   714d ago
Not to mention Lara Croft's new voice actor was awful.
3-4-5  +   714d ago
Mark Hamil's joker is one of the best voiced characters period....real or animated.
Donnieboi  +   714d ago
Persona 3 and Persona 4. Best voice acting casts in history.
Blacktric  +   714d ago
Senpai is right.
Moncole  +   714d ago
Where is the voice actor for Gordon Freeman? The guy did an amazing job.
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NobodyImportant  +   714d ago
+1
hulk_bash1987  +   714d ago
No Nolan North is a fail in my book. But I have to agree that David Hayter is certainly worthy of the top spot.
InTheLab  +   714d ago
He's there...at like 11 behind a bunch of people who's appearance on this list is questionable... Even though they're pretty much the same voice, his Spec Ops character should be there as well.
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hulk_bash1987  +   714d ago
Thank you. I guess I missed him when I was going through the list.
InTheLab  +   714d ago
List's order is questionable and some of the omissions.....

No Kevin Conroy? He IS Batman.
Tony Jay is the elder god from Legacy of Kain
Andy Serkis as King Bohan was amazing.
Mark Meer as Commander Shepard instead of Jennifer Hale

Nolan North wayyy to far down the list. Cortanna being on the list. John Marsten and CJ? WTF? No Troy Baker?

This is Complex so I'm guessing the list will be anything but. Looks like a popularity contest.
Tyre  +   714d ago
What about Mike Patton as the Darkness, Kirk Acevedo as Jackie Estacado in the Darkness, Anna Torv as Nariko? Andy Serkis in Enslaved? The cast of Mafia2? This list has been made up without a hard long thought.
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jdaboss  +   714d ago
How is Merle Dandridge (Alyx Vance)only #20?
Chaos_Raiden  +   714d ago
Good list.

Different people, different sites, different opinion. Perhaps we should create our own list of 25 great voice acting performances.

No ranked preferences:

David Hayter - Solid Snake, Old Snake (Metal Gear series)
Mark Hamill - Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum & Batman: Arkham City)
Melissa Fahn - Neptune, Purple Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia series)
Troy Baker - Booker DeWitt(BioShock Infinite)
Laura Bailey - Catherine (Catherine)
Ali Hillis - Liara T'soni (Mass Effect series)
Nolan North - Nathan Drake (Uncharted series)
Roger Craig Smith - Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed series)
Kate Higgins - Pascal (Tales of Graces f)
Liam O'Brien - Asura (Asura's Wrath)
Daniel Southworth - Vergil (Devil May Cry 3)
Sam Witwer - Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series)
Yuri Lowenthal - Prince (Prince of Persia series)
Courtnee Draper - Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite)
Gunner Wright - Isaac Clarke (Dead Space series)
James MacCaffrey - Max Payne (Max Payne series)
Quinton Flynn - Raiden (Metal Gear series)
Robin Atkin Downes - Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes series)
Camilla Ludington - Lara Croft (Tomb Raider 2013)
Michael Wincott - Death (Darksiders II)
Tara Strong - Rikku (Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2)
Dave Fennoy - Lee Everett (The Walking Dead: The Game)
Melissa Hutchinson - Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
Richard McGonagle - Victor Sullivan (Uncharted series)
Yvonne Strahovski - Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect series)
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Heavenly King  +   714d ago
The new Lara actress sucks at voice over performance.
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ExitToExisT  +   714d ago
Brian Bloom as Kane from Kane&Lynch is my personal favourite.
TopDudeMan  +   714d ago
GLaDOS from portal has to by one of my favourite voice acting performances to date.
DivineAssault  +   714d ago
Laura Croft actress Camilla is SMOKING HOT! Wifey right there! & i thought she did a good job on the new game
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Stoppokingme  +   714d ago
What about Michael Shapiro as G-Man?

He spoke less than ten minutes of dialogue in the last three Half life titles and yet he's still one of most memorable characters ever. He definitely deserves a spot on that list .

I would also include Fred Tatasciore, who voiced Saren from ME1 and Damon Baird from the gears games.
nintendoland  +   714d ago
Just Cause 2 Scorpio is not on the list? Fail list
GFahim  +   714d ago
cant believe the voice actor for Link didnt make it in the list.

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