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Submitted by JumpToGamer 923d ago | opinion piece

The Best Video Game Character of All Time?

JumpToGamer:

We’re friends right? We’ve known each other for a long time so I feel like I can be honest with you: I hated Cole Phelps at first. In fact, when LA Noire released back in 2011 I stopped playing for a month because of him. Part of its my fault, I didn’t go into the game with the right mindset. Seeing Rockstar on the front of the game (I know they only published it) and expecting it to be like another GTA or Red Dead was a mistake. After I did finally beat the game I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. My most anticipated game in recent years had failed to live up to my expectations. However this year I decided to jump back into 1947 Los Angeles to give the game another go, I am a future noir detective after all. Quickly I started to pick up on a lot more character traits that make Cole Phelps such an awesome (Culture, L.A. Noire)

HammadTheBeast  +   923d ago
Joel.

Ellie.

Kratos.

Master Chief.

Squall.

Dart.

@JumptoGamer I agree, so many great characters.
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JumpToGamer  +   923d ago
Everyone has their own favourite, me included :P
Raiz  +   923d ago
Ellie from the last of us.......
iBlackyi  +   923d ago
Ellie

Joel

Drake

Ezio

Link

Master Chief
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teezy  +   923d ago
Psycho Mantis
Solid Snake
Big Boss
Drake
Ezio
WarThunder  +   923d ago
I think Mario, Sonic and Solid Snake are the Best Video Game Character of All Time...
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Bimkoblerutso  +   923d ago
I'll throw Guybrush Threepwood into the pool. And The Nameless One from Planescape Torment.

I gotta be honest, Cole Phelps wouldn't even be in my top 50, probably.
iamnsuperman  +   923d ago
I think Cole is an awful video game character. There isn't really much to him that makes me think he is one of the best especially when he inhabits a realistic world. He would be way down in my list

For me it is difficult for the number one spot

Sackboy has charm which really blends well with the universe he lives in and he shows some basic levels of emotion

Joel and Ellie were pretty good if not excellent but I think they are best together than on their own

Nathan Drake is an arse. I like him but he is an arse so he will not be near the top. On the Uncharted front Sully is a better character

Mario works in a way as he has charm but hasn't really got much of a character

I might need to ponder this
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Animal Mutha 76  +   923d ago
There is only one.

People of N4G I give you...

Gordon Freeman
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Bimkoblerutso  +   923d ago
Don't get me wrong. HL is one of my favorite franchises in the world, but Gordon Freeman is not exactly a good "character" in the strictest sense of the word.
Animal Mutha 76  +   923d ago
You are probably right. Didn't have a lot of dialogue did he :-)

But he sure kicked some ass
RedHawkX  +   923d ago
gordon freeman is generic. does he even talk lool?
slimeybrainboy  +   923d ago
Ellie, unless i'm just in some new game haze.
Drake is awesome.
Booker Dewitt
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gillri  +   923d ago
Tali from Mass Effect for me,
Games4ever  +   923d ago
Joel, Ellie, Bill from The Last of us.

Mostly Ellie, that sweet lovely girl :)
RedHawkX  +   923d ago
joel ellie
nathan drake
crash bandicoot basically all naughty dog game characters lol
My_Outer_Heaven  +   923d ago
Big Boss
Snake
Stoppokingme  +   923d ago
John Marston
Nathan Drake
Tommy Vercetti
Sam Fisher
Garrus Vakarian
microproze2000  +   923d ago
Dante ( DMC)
Nekroo91  +   923d ago
Master chief?! wtf bland character
Jonh Marston
Nathan dranke
Zelda
Mario
Sonic
Ezio
and Snake
Ripsta7th  +   923d ago
Zelda?! Wtf bland character
InTheLab  +   923d ago
Mario- although my interest in his games and the platforms he's on has dwindled down to nothing, I still think of Mario as the Superman of videogames. He's the first major star of video games and there are no characters that has endured as long as Mario.

He's not as complex as some of the characters listed in this thread but he really doesn't have to be. Eat mushrooms, save princess. done...
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Heisenburger  +   923d ago
The Boss
Joel
MYShep
Clementine

Those are the first ones that come to my mind. I'm sure if I really took the time my list might be different.

I also through John Marston in as an honorable mention.
Unlimax  +   923d ago
Mine is different , She's the most badass female in the history of videogames ..
its : Aya Brea
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Der_Kommandant  +   923d ago
Drake
Big Boss
Kratos
Sweet Tooth
Ezio Auditore
Dante
devwan  +   923d ago
Laharl
last of us characters, metal gear solid characters, uncharted characters, portal 2 characters
MiasmaDodo  +   923d ago
Mario. enough said

he started this crazy sh*t
TekoIie  +   923d ago
Alan Wake and Isaac Clarke as long as we forget Dead Space 3 ever happened ;)
shadowmist13  +   923d ago
My dark elf on skyrim hahahaha lol.

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