Guinness Ranks The Best Video Game Characters Of All Time

Guinness Ranks The Best Video Game Characters Of All Time

Guinness Ranks The Best Video Game Characters Of All TimeThe Guinness Book of World Records is starting to take a keen interest in video games – even released what I think is a pretty spiffing annual focusing on video games. Now they’ve released a fan voted top 50 video game characters of all time list. And you may be surprised at who made it in.

1. Mario (Donkey Kong, Nintendo, 1981) 2. Link (The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986) 3. Master Chief (Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft, 2001) 4. Solid Snake (Metal Gear, Konami, 1987) 5. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII, Square, 1997) 6. PAC-Man (PAC-Man, Namco, 1980) 7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider, Eidos 1996) 8. Gordon Freeman (Half-Life, Valve, 1998) 9. Kratos (God of War, Sony, 2005) 10. Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, 1990) 11. Crash (Crash Bandicoot, Sony, 1996) 12. Soap MacTavish (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision, 2007) 13. Nico Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar, 2008) 14. Samus Aran (Metroid, Nintendo 1986) 15. Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank, Sony, 2002) 16. Nathan Drake (Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Sony, 2007) 17. Captain Price (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision, 2007) 18. Kirby (Kirby’s Dream Land, Nintendo, 1992) 19. Marcus Fenix (Gears of War, Microsoft, 2006) 20. Pikachu (Pokemon Red/Green, Nintendo 1996) 21. Yoshi (Super Mario World, Nintendo, 1990) 22. CJ Johnson (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar, 2004) 23. Mega Man (Mega Man, Capcom, 1987) 24. Sam Fisher (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ubisoft, 2002) 25. Shadow (Sonic Adventure 2, Sega, 2001) 26. Jak (Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Sony, 2001) 27. Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem, Apogee, 1991) 28. Dante (Devil May Cry, Bandai, 2003) 29. Naruto (Naruto: Konoha Ninpoch, Bandai, 2003) 30. Altair (Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, 2007) 31. Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo, 1986) 32. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII, Square, 1997) 33. Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong, Nintendo, 1981) 34. The Prince (Prince of Persia, Broderbund, 1989) 35. Ezio (Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft, 2009) 36. Leon S (Biohazard/ Resident Evil, Capcom, 1996) 37. Ash Ketchum (Pokemon Red/Green, Nintendo, 1996) 38. Guybrush Threepwood (The Secret of Monkey Island, LucasArts, 1990) 39. Spyro (Spyro the Dragon, Universal, 1998) 40. Ghost Riley (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Activision, 2009) 41. Goku (Dragon Daihikyoe, Epoch, 1987) 42. Max Payne (Max Payne, Rockstar, 2001) 43. Jill Valentine (Biohazard/ Resident Evil, Capcom, 1996) 44. Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros., Nintendo, 1985) 45. Larry Laffer (Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Sierra, 1987) 46. Augustus Cole (Gears of War, Microsoft, 2006) 47. Bowser (Super Mario Bros., Nintendo, 1985) 48. Eddie Riggs (Brutal Legend, EA, 2009) 49. Ryu (Street Fighter, Capcom, 1987) 50. Sackboy (LIttleBigPlanet, Sony, 2008)

I have some major complaints. First of all – Cloud Strife. What’s he doing in the top ten? Above Samus? ABOVE SAMUS?! And Ghost from Modern Warfare 2? Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog?

Well, at least the right man won – Mario. And Solid Snake made the top five.

What do you guys think of the list?

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