From Atari to PS3, there has been thousands of video game characters over the years. Not all of them are memorable enough to be considered an icon, however these 10 are. Blade206 and WorseCase compile a list of the top 10 video game icons.
is one of the best "new" characters see this http://www.youtube.com/watc... enjoy amazing list btw
I'd add Nathan Drake. Probably the best new character created this generation I feel.
also nathan is a fantastic character
niko bellic is the most horrible protagonist in GTA series..
go see just about any b action movie and mix in a little tomb raider. same dialogue preferences, same mark wahlberg/action movie star wannabe hairstyle, same oneliners. i mean even max payne did it better than this guy. max payne deserves notice BEFORE this guy. it's a fun game but you can find the same characters in "burn notice". the young guy, the old guy, and the girl. only difference being that girl in burn notice is hotter.
# 1 and 2: Lara Croft's Breasts
keep "Nathan Drake" off there with one adventure game under your belt nobody knows who that guy is... These are ICONS. Household names..some have saved their console makers.
One major thing I would change would be to replace Kratos with Samus. I think he is just a more recognizable and interesting character all around. That's just my 2 cents. Great list, though.
Nah, Kratos isn't really all that recognizable yet. If anything, I'd swap Solid Snake and Samus around, Snake's more recognizable than Samus at this stage, especially after the current generation of gaming. I can think of very few people I know who'd know who Samus was, but they could nearly all recognize Snake. I'm glad they didn't include Cloud or Sephiroth as well.
I dont think samus shouldnt be on the list snake definetly shouldnt be on the list I take sf2 off too. Would replace those 3 with Megamen, Cloud and Marcus Fenix
Replace SAMUS with KRATOS? Are you MAD? Actually, I have a hard time pinning down a memorable Sony icon other than Snake (although of course he isn't exclusive to their brand).
Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter, Kratos.
They should have had at least 1 Naughty Dog/Insomniac character on this list. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Ratchet or Jak could have all worked.
No Gordon Freeman? Say it ain't so! His crowbar is more of an icon than most of those on this list.
Who's Gordon Freeman? lol
Sure Masterchief is cool, but come on, Snake sh*ts all over Masterchiefs space suit. Edit: Whos Samus... or should I say Seamus? Edit2 @ below: I disagree. Your average person may have heard of halo, but if you said to them Masterchief they would look at you puzzled. I'd say the ones on that list that your average person who doesnt play games would know are; - Lara Croft - Pacman - Mario - Sonic
you can debate all you want over who is cooler but if you go and ask the average joe blow who snake is they will look at you like youre high. Ask the same person about master chief and they will instantly know who you are talking about.
but ask who Solid Snake is i am sure they will remember.
Most people don't even know who Master Chief is. Halo is not known for its outstanding characters it is know for the great multiplayer aspect. To be honest if you asked the average person about games you would have Pac Man, Donky Kong, Mario, Zelda, Crash the classics are the most memorable icons in gaming.
Even though Zelda is well known, Link is not well known. Same with Halo and Masterchief. Same with GTA and its characters.
here's the formula: it depends on the audience. who you ask. mgs: VERY rated M game. what responsible parents buy MGS for their kids? also the controls and mechanics aren't as user friendly. it takes a real MGS player to get into the quirks and nuances of the MGS style of things. an acquired taste if you will. you have to be an intellect to fully enjoy Kojima's masterpieces. halo: VERY NOT rated M game. i even know church girls who've played halo3. it's one of the easiest games to get into and hardest to master. TRUE fps gaming nirvana. add to that the fact that xbox live is the originator of true online gaming this gen and you see why everybody knows Master Chief. now that we have the formula, it's easy to see why halo3 is considered more mainstream than mgs. mgs is a great game but it's refined nature and historic influence make it WAY more appealing to an older audience. so it really depends on who you ask.
I wish Kirby could still be an icon. Nintendo basically took a dump on him. He's still my favorite Nintendo character. Everyone knew him when I was a kid, but they leave him backstage now. If it wasn't for Smash Brothers, the upcoming generation would hardly know him at all.
I LOVE KIRBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) i want some cooler games on Kirby. i also want a new tv show of kirby instead of old re runs
I think that Crash Bandicoot should be somewhere on the list... Crash Bandicoot was one of the main characters/franchises along with Spyro that built the Playstation franchise from the beginning in my opinion, and Crash Bandicoot was a very popular franchise. Just thinking about it reminds me seeing these old commercials YEARS ago when I was a kid with a guy dressed up in that Orange Crash Bandicoot suit: http://www.youtube.com/watc... I'd say that Pac-man should be Number 2 because along with Mario, those are 2 characters that almost anyone can identify, even if they haven't played video games before.
very true about Crash being awesome. NaughtyDog create some fantastic characters... even if they are slightly plagiarized...
him versus the old lady. "you got a problem? i don't see a problem?!" and that old lady PUNCHES IT MAN!!!! yeah, crash should've been up there.
Take out Snake, and rename the list to "Top 9 Video Game Suckers". Sony FTW! J. Allard
Pretty strong console bias. Zerg and Crowbar over SF and Sonic.
Those are nice breasts...oh and the article is pretty good too!
lol in europe most people don't know wtf is a master chief.
I love MGS but Masterchief is by far more recognizable than Snake and reading your comment history you have made your distaste for Microsoft quite clear so your comment really doesn't surprise me.
Thought so they are very memorable characters or and Sonic whats all thsi about Nathan and Kratos wtf dont get me wrong i am a big fan of god odw ar but kratos is not an icon yet
am i the only 1 that hate people saying that *Mario the king is here, now all bow down to his greatness.* and things like that? ... okay yeah i got it, Mario was a good game and all, still, thats not excuse for be saying that all Mario games are good.
wow i never noticed how huge those were....... damn be back in a sec. *Squirt Squirt Squirt*
we all knew that Mario would be on top of that pile. My only question is where is Kratos?
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