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10 Celebrities Who Leant Their Voices to Video Games

Jo from GamersFTW writes: 'There are several things that make a video game successful, good gameplay, nice graphics, and an interesting story. But something that I believe can make or break a game is the voice work provided for the characters. If you don’t like it, or it isn’t done very well then you can get annoyed at the characters or don’t feel for them in the way you should.'

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MrsNesbitt815d ago

Ok, lots of names here I had no idea leant their voices to games; Sir Pat Stew, Susan Sarandon! Lovely little piece. I was quite the fan of Keeley Hawes lending her voice to Lara Croft. Shame she didn't do more voiceovers!

alijones94815d ago

Agreed, thought Keeley Hawes did a great job in her Tomb Raider games.

OhMyGandhi815d ago

One of my favorites is still Martin Sheen in Mass Effect. What a perfect role for that guy.

Area 51 for the original xbox:
Marilyn Manson, David Duchovny, Powers Boothe, Ian Abercrombie, Steve Blum, Josh Keaton, Phil Proctor, Nolan North...

Black Ops II:
Michelle Rodriquez, Sam worthington, Michael Keaton, Michael Rooker.

Black Ops I:
Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:
Idris Elba, Timothy Olyphant, William Fichtner, Kevin McKidd, Bruce Greenwood.

They should probably dedicate a complete article to voice acting in call of duty games. I had no idea that all of these people were involved.

GamerGabs815d ago

Great list, with a couple I wasn't aware of. Mark Hamill is awesome and Elijah Wood never fails to amuse me by the amount of games he puts his voice to, such as Broken Age. Would probably add Stephen Merchant to the list, for Portal 2.

Yukes815d ago

Yes! Would have to agree with Stephen Merchant in Portal 2 - he was fantastic against monstrous GLaDoS

Skellytorx815d ago

Another one to add is Charles Dance as Emhyr var Emreis in Witcher 3. He has such an awesome voice.

Yukes815d ago (Edited 815d ago )

Had no idea about Elijah Wood. Wasn't hugely impressed by AW's campaign but Kevin Spacey on autopilot certainly helped. Great reminder that the video game industry can now pull huge A-listers for some voice work. And Nolan North for everything else.

GamerGabs815d ago

Voice acting really can make or break a game. Sometimes characters should probably just stay quiet though, look at what happened to Megaman when they gave him a voice or the Moogles in Final Fantasy XIII-2

HRD_Games815d ago

Oh god...Megaman voices. (Spoiler Warning for Megaman X4 in video)

HRD_Games815d ago

Would have added Peter Dinklage, but then he got Nolan Northed

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