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Submitted by godmoney 2006d ago | article

Top 5 Voice Actors in Videogames

NextGN writes: "In the following list, I will attempt to bring together the best voices in videogames today. These are (voice) actors who pour their heart and soul into their characters, and who become living representation themselves of the roles they play. Their voices are so emblematic, that movies about them would just not be the same without their voices. So without further ado, here you have them: Top 5 Videogame Voice Actors." (BioShock, Call of Duty: World at War, Culture, Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Killzone, Killzone 2, Metal Gear, Metal Gear : Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal gear solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 2; Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, Metal Gera Solid 4, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Hellsvacancy  +   2006d ago
I think David Bateson (Mr 47) should also get a mention i really like his voice
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morganfell  +   2006d ago
Everyone has preferences but certain performances cut across everything. I wouldn't approve an article on this subject that doesn't list one person from the Soul Reaver series. Likely the single best collection of V.O. performances ever.

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iamtehpwn  +   2006d ago
I would've added:
Steve Burton - Cloud Strife
And who ever the hell plays Kratos in God of War, that guy hauls major ass
Sitdown  +   2006d ago
@iamtehpwn
That would be TC. Carson

http://www.perezstart.com/s...
iamtehpwn  +   2006d ago
ahhhhhh
+ bubbles
SaiyanFury  +   2006d ago
Though he's not on this list, Tony Jay will go down as one of my all-time favourite voice actors, God rest his soul.
BattleAxe  +   2005d ago
David Hayter is one of the best for sure!
Sangria  +   2005d ago
I agree with Morganfell, despite i'm french, i finished Defiance in french, english, german and italian (or was it spanish?), and in each version, Raziel and Kain had great dubs. Eidos made sweet choices with that.
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Muggles  +   2006d ago
Good list...
It's hard to hear Nolan North in his other games after Uncharted. I keep thinking Nathan Drake! It's amazing how he's has become so associated with that character, especially considering how many other characters he's voiced.
callahan09  +   2006d ago
That's true, but I think his voice and personality were well-suited for the new Prince of Persia. That game had some really great dialogue and Nolan's voice was perfect for the part. Rhianna Pratchett was responsible for a lot of that dialogue, if I'm not mistaken. She rocks.
Mindboggle  +   2006d ago
Nolan North is the best video game voice actor, and in my opinion is better than David Hayter.
-x.Red.x-  +   2006d ago
no
jennifer hale?
The-Director  +   2006d ago
Unless she has a penis we don't know about, she can't be on this list because it's for "Actors" not "Actress".
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   2006d ago
Lame
No Steven Blum equals fail. Blum not only does voices for over 127 games, including Uncharted, Gears of war, Halo, God of War, all the Socoms, most of the Ape Escapes and many MANY more. He has been in over 70 anime, making familiar voices such as Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, Roger Smith from Big O, Orochimaru and Zabuza from Naruto, and many street fighter characters' voices. And YOU ALL remember TOM from the toonami block. Steve made his voice as well. Look him up on Wikipedia and ask yourself why he isn't on this list.
PirateThom  +   2006d ago
I didn't realise Nolan North was Desmond in Assassin's Creed. This guy has been in everything.

Give him a bigger part on GoW3!
akenny01  +   2006d ago
david hayter :D Definately the best
sa_nick  +   2006d ago
You can tell he has fun doing the voice, and he's entertaining to list to but man his delivery is not natural or believable in anyway, although the writing doesn't help at all.

There's been a few awesome GTA characters over the years (James Woods, Samuel L Jackson, RAY LIOTTA!)

And where the hell's John Di Maggio?
Snatcher  +   2006d ago
Snatcher's voice-acting is pure gold.
Jeff Lupetin is the best. Snatcher is the best game ever.
MajestieBeast  +   2006d ago
Nolan north the man behind Nathan drake he made nathan drake a icon for ps3 owners + he is a funny guy. David hayter ahh the legend if i could do snakes voice i could die a happy man that first line in the first metal gear sold me it was intense. Dont think halo voice actor should be on the list tho there are many others who do better work.

Wow just looked at what Nolan did its insane big ass list.
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The-Director  +   2006d ago
I disagree with the Honorable Mention of Kiefer Sutherland, i think his voice acting in COD5 was annoying and got me out of the whole setting of WW2 and to 24, evrey time he talks i expect the phones to ring.
Elven6  +   2006d ago
Considering how when he got his award for his role in COD: WaW he didn't even know the name of the game he did!
Lucreto  +   2006d ago
Armin Shimerman was Andrew Ryan my God... he is more awesome than I thought.

I hope he reprises his role in Bioshock 2. I love him in R&C as well.
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kcdude  +   2006d ago
Michael Ironside (Sam Fisher)
PotNoodle  +   2006d ago
1) David Hayter
2) Christopher Randolph, Quinton Flynn & Paul Eiding
3) Nolan North
4) Terrence C. Carson (God of war)
5) Brian Cox - best dictator speach in a game, evar! Honestly, its a shame he hasn't been used more, great actor and voice actor.

http://www.youtube.com/watc... - MGS cast
BlackPrince 42  +   2006d ago
Pretty good list
I think the Master Chief voice actor was a bit of a reach. I maybe would have replaced him with Keith David (who does the Arbiter among other roles).
The BS Police  +   2006d ago
I also would have added the following...
Michael Wincott
Keith David
Robin Atkins-Downes
Tim Dadabo
Pete Stacker
BYE  +   2006d ago
Heavenly Sword had some sick voice acting too. Certainly better than Bioshock.
JEDI WOLVERINE  +   2006d ago
@kcdude
"Michael Ironside (Sam Fisher) "

Definitely - adds loads to the character
Shbzshar  +   2006d ago
wow brian cox is in killzone ? .. thats cool
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F3NIX DX  +   2006d ago
regardless of everything very good list
Altered_Soul  +   2006d ago
No Steven Blum or Michael Ironside? Sad.
KionicWarlord222  +   2006d ago
This list surprised me.
DevilWillCry289  +   2005d ago
Good list but....
Im not sure about Killzone2 voice actors. KZ2 has one of the worst voice acting games.
PainisCupcake  +   2005d ago
How about Merle Dandridge or Michael Shapiro?
pixelsword  +   2005d ago
What a crap lineup
To not have T.C. Carson on the list is darn near criminal.
RumbleFish  +   2005d ago
The list is OK, but it's certainly more the list of today's most favorite male game characters and their voice actors.
TheCagyDies  +   2005d ago
IMO
Steve Downes - Master Chief
Nolan North - Sgt. Forge, Prince of Persia, and Nathan Drake
Troy Baker - Sgt. Matt Baker, Yuri Lowell, and Alec Mason
David Hayter - SNNNNNAAAAKE
D.C. Douglas - Albert Wesker
Michael Ironside - Sam Fisher
Reuben Langdon - Dante (DMC) and Ken from Street Fighter
Johnny Yong Bosch - Nero (DMC4) and Rush Sykes (TLR)
John DiMaggio - Marcus Fenix and Wakka
Steven Blum -Jack Cayman (Madworld) and a billon others
Patric Zimmerman - Revolver Ocelot (Old)
Joshua Keaton - Young Ocelot and Ryu Hayabusa
Charles Martinet - Mario
Paul Eiding - Roy Campbell
Cam Clarke - Liquid Snake
Richard Steven Horvitz - Raz (Psychonauts)
Mike Erwin - Jak
Max Casella - Daxter
David Kaye - Clank
Patrick Stewart - Emperor Uriel Septim
Michael D. McConnohie - Director in Crackdown
Ray Liotta - Tommy Vercetti
MC Eiht - Ryder (GTA:SA)
Michael Hollick - Niko Bellic

As for the girls
Wendee Lee - for multiple roles in the Tales series
Michelle Ruff - Rita (Tales of Vesperia) and Crimson Viper
Jennifer Hale - Naomi Hunter
Kari Wahlgren - Lady (DMC) and Elika (Prince of Persia)
Kira Buckland - because she goes to the same website that I go to and she did some voice requests for me, she played as the princesses in Castle Crashers
Jen Taylor - Cortana and Princess Peach

And this next one never voiced a video character that I like and he isn't an english voice but I am still a huge fan of his voice and a specific character that he played in a Japanese anime...
Tomokazu Sugita
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