Submitted by GamePodunk 848d ago | opinion piece

4 Most Unlikable Video Game Characters From This Gen

GP writer Jared discusses four of the most unlikable characters from video game this generation. (Culture, Final Fantasy XIII, Lost Odyssey, PC, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

Eamon  +   848d ago
Ben is not unlikable at all you muppet.

The point of his character is to force the player into difficult choices. Since TWD game is trying to show the realistic and emotional side of surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, there has to be a character like Ben who is cowardly, idiotic and useless. The point is not to get mad at him for being an 'inept' character but to get frustrated by him and pity him at the same time. He fulfilled his role perfectly there.

I agree with Hope as an unlikable character. Badly written. He hates the guy who his mum willingly volunteered to help and died for. And wants to kill him but is too chicken to do it and we have to bear this painful illogical angst for 30 hours.

Jack Marston - well, I don't remember if I hated him.

Cooke And Mack - The last time I played LO was so long ago, so I can't remember as well.
BanBrother  +   848d ago
Agreed, I liked Ben. He was funny. I love it how Kenny shoots down Ben's idea so quick; "That's Fu***ng stupid Ben".
Ben fulfilled his role perfectly. He was the one who made you question loyalties and such as you said.

Jack was a cute boy. He started off cool when you first meet him, although I thought his older self was a bit "eh". He was all right though.

Cooke and Mack were good. They were sometimes annoying, but overly I thought they brought a child element into an otherwise very adult game. Some funny moments too, although Cooke knew how to be an A-grade bitch.
dgonza40  +   847d ago
What made me like Ben was that his heart was in the right place. He wasn't a jerk or anything. He tried his best but he was just a complete fool when it came to decisions.
HammadTheBeast  +   847d ago
The only really unlikable person is the new Dante.
Bimkoblerutso  +   847d ago
It is not "unrealistic" to dislike a real person for being an idiot, so why would it be "unrealistic" to dislike a character in a game for being an idiot?

I understand his role in the game...but I still despise him for his cowardice and idiocy.

No reason to get all elitist.
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elhebbo16  +   848d ago
Is your avatar Zidane?
Eamon  +   847d ago
Pyrrhus  +   848d ago
I dunno, I feel like Snow was worst than Hope and should realistically be on that list over him. His 'Hero' complex pissed me to no end.
WildArmed  +   847d ago
Hope beat Snow on the annoyance scale for me. Mainly because Snow had use outside of his annoying character.

Coz at least Snow was a badass tank lol Hope spent most of the time dying w/ his wittle hp. I'd swap in Snow often for boss battles, but never swapped in Hope (unless it was required)
dendenmooshi  +   847d ago
Snow gets punched in the face. No one, unfortunately, punches Hope in the face.

He deserved several punches to the face.
Pintheshadows  +   847d ago
Hope deserved to be set on fire as did Vanille.
Eamon  +   847d ago
^ roflmao
legionsoup  +   847d ago
Nah, I had no problem letting Ben die at the first opportunity. He WAS annoying!
omi25p  +   847d ago
I really really HATED Ben. Literally task he is given he fails at, He never stops complaining and he gets people killed.

Only character i killed in WD and i pressed the button to kill him in about 5 seconds of it poping up.
Mutant-Spud  +   847d ago
Lymle from Star Ocean and Heller from Prototype 2 are my least favourite characters of this gen. I actually liked Cooke and Mack, I thought Hope was a pussy but he didn't bother me so much, didn't play Walking Dead and didn't finish Red Dead Redemption so no opinion on the others.
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Sony360  +   847d ago
Anyone who just sees ben as dislikable mustn't have very good people skills at all.

He was just a kid.
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-GametimeUK-  +   848d ago
Rico from Killzone. He may not be a new character from this generation, but I still hate him with a passion.

Zeke from Infamous. Words can't describe how much this character irritates me.
IIC0mPLeXII  +   848d ago
I let Ben die like the piece of shit he is.
itz_zombies  +   847d ago
Me too.
Bastard got what he deserved, leaving poor little Clem-Clem all alone to face a horde of walkers.
Sony360  +   847d ago
I'm sure in his situation you never would have screwed up.
PygmelionHunter  +   847d ago
The bastard from Demon's Souls that you freed and went on to kill everyone in the Nexus while you were away... FU** HIM! But the game at least lets you get revenge after you reset the game so it's not too bad :p
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   847d ago
I agree with everyone except for ben,have you lost your mind,boss about Rico from killzone hes definatly one unlikable guy,Connor from ac3 was definatly unlikable,and for me personally id say trip from enslaved was unlikable as well,she could hardly defend herself,she came off as annoying,heck I was ready to let her get killed,and finally new dante(and no its not because of the hair), the guy was just a d!(k his personality would switch from caring for 1 scene to a jack@$$ in the next.
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KillrateOmega  +   847d ago
Zeke from Infamous 1
Lazarus69  +   847d ago
zeke from infamous 1= retard

zeke from infamous 2= bad-A
Wigriff  +   847d ago
The 'Adoring Fan' from Oblivion. That is all.
Hicken  +   847d ago
I've never understood the hatred for Hope. Essentially, he was a sheltered kid who saw his mother die before his eyes, and had to work with the man responsible just to survive. People seem to think he should have gotten over it, but the whole game only takes place over the course of a few days.

Do the people that hate him really think they'd have done much better under the circumstances?

Sure, he's not my favorite character from the game, let alone the series, but I think he was a pretty well-portrayed character.
Eamon  +   847d ago
Except Snow wasn't responsible for his mother's death and it's not like he was misled into believing otherwise.
Chapter11  +   847d ago
No Soap or Price from COD? No Rico from Killzone 2 and 3? No Nathan Drake?

And what was unlikeable about Ben? He was a scared teenage kid in a zombie apocalypse. I wonder how well you'd do.
MysticStrummer  +   847d ago
I'll give you Rico, no question, but most people would agree that Drake was far from unlikeable.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   847d ago
Drake is just so smart but dumb. He always trying to play the hero. Basically Jason Dante in Uncharted: Golden Abyss explained how Drake was and it was true. I stop liking Drake after Uncharted 3.
Tontus  +   847d ago
Agree with Rico and Nathan Drake.

Rico was just the most annoying character ever, I was hoping he'd die but nope, I only bought Killzone 3 in the hopes that he'd die, nope. Damn it.

As for Nathan Drake, I don't like him at all. He's just a generic pretty boy and Naughty Dog can't decide whether he's a genius sympathetic action-man or a clumsy murderous fool.
um, i liked ben
PAYNEinc85  +   847d ago
Jack Marston? Seriously?
ZoyosJD  +   847d ago
As the son he was a great character, as the main character he was rather annoying.
Goro  +   847d ago
Ben isn't unlikable at all, he was one of my favourite characters, if he was disliked why did 80% of people save him?

The most unlikable VG characters are the entire Call of Juarez The Cartel Cast
3-4-5  +   847d ago
because there are a lot of annoying and ignorant people.

Millions of people bought a Justin Beiber album.....does that mean it's good ?
Dark11  +   847d ago
Hope from FFXIII is the worst character ever.
Y_5150  +   847d ago
Jeff the cameraman from Uncharted 2 was the most unlikable for me!


When Lazarevic shot him I was happy that he was dead and mad because I put so much effort keeping that jerk alive.
BitbyDeath  +   847d ago
Niko Belic - GTAIV
n to the b  +   847d ago
Garcia F***ing Hotspur
C L O U D  +   847d ago
The burglar in The Sims, nobody likes him...
stefan771  +   847d ago
Brian from GTA TLAD
Eyeco  +   847d ago
Kane and Lynch ? I'm one of the few people that like the games but man what a bunch of unlikeable DBags
FunkMacNasty  +   847d ago
I couldn't stand Cole Phelps from LA Noire. What a miserable prick he was.
Stoppokingme  +   847d ago
The whole cast of blue dragon is unlikeable.

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