The Best Game Characters Who Were Based On Real People

Some of the best games are remembered as being amazing due to having such great characters. It takes a lot of effort to make a cast of characters truly likable. Have you ever considered how much effort goes into creating just one character? They are carefully sketched countless times, modeled and animated, voiced... Their personality is carefully sculpted along with the story, and eventually the character comes to life.

Sometimes, however, developers can get away with skipping some of these steps. Maybe it's a marketing cash-in on a famous figure. Maybe it's use of a franchise license. Maybe the developers were just fanboys of certain people like the rest of us are. Whatever the reasoning, the fact remains that recognizable figures have been finding their ways into video games for years now. Here is a list of the ten most stylized of these figures: the ten that have been blown up into something truly special.

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Kharhaz2828d ago

Gackt has quite a few characters based off him in the Final Fantasy series, namely Squall and Genesis (and probably other games). Could have done a little better than mostly sports game spinoffs and pop culture games though, I mean come on, they're a dime a dozen.

rockleex2828d ago (Edited 2828d ago )

The actor Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke from Onimusha.

The main character from Onimusha 2 was also based on an oldschool Japanese actor.

alexi_6662828d ago

um... Jean Reno in Onimusha 3??

Pozzle2828d ago

I'm surprised they put Gackt's Bujingai character on the list instead of Genesis from Crisis Core. More people know about Genesis than Lau, tbh.

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