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10-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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Too lazy to make a list, but Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes would be on it.

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10-24-2012, 06:43 PM
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1. Captain Price ( Call of Duty )
2. Ezio ( AC )
3. Lillith/ Maya - Siren ( Borderlands )
4. Sora ( Kingdom Hearts )
5. Ratchet ( Ratchet and Clank )
6. Mario ( All Mario Games )
7. Dom Santiago / Cole Train ( Gears of War )
8. Andrew Ryan ( Bioshock )
9. Batman ( Arkham Games )
10. Mordin Solus ( Mass Effect )

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10-24-2012, 06:45 PM
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Thank God someone else is on the same page as me. I was thinking Frogger and Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man as well. I was also always partial to George from Rampage:

I never could resist smashing the electric signs and eating the poison, his reactions were too hilarious. Not to mention eating your opponents after they shrunk to human size.

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10-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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I never could resist smashing the electric signs and eating the poison, his reactions were too hilarious. Not to mention eating your opponents after they shrunk to human size.
Absolutely

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1.) John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)

2.) Cmdr Shepard (Mass Effect)

3.) Solid Snake (Metal Gear)

4.) Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)

5.) Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect)

6.) Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)

7.) Frank West (Dead Rising)

8.) Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

9.) Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)

10.) Mordin Solis (Mass Effect)

Barely mentioned any old school characters but Scorpion from MK is my honourable mention.

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10-24-2012, 08:45 PM
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My favorites:

10 - Smiling Jack (Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines)
9 - Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
8 - Frog (Chrono Trigger)
7 - Strelok (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series)
6 - SHODAN (System Shock Series)
5 - Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)
4 - Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid Series)
3 - GlaDOS (Portal Series)
2 - JC Denton (Deus Ex)
1 - Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)

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10-24-2012, 09:01 PM
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in no particular order, some of my favourites...











These are 5/6 of my top 10, going to need more time to fill out the rest of my list.

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10-24-2012, 09:18 PM
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Absolutely
This is going to seem sad by today's standards, but I actually bought this game for $30 in the mid-1980s. My brother and I spent at least ten hours at a time playing through the levels and NAMING them on a piece of paper, only to find out that after 100+ levels, the names simply started repeating over from Peoria.



So much fun.

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10-24-2012, 09:22 PM
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No order:
Kirby (super smash brothers)
Blastoise (Pokemon red/blue)
Ratchet (original ratchet and clank)
Sam Fisher (Spliter Cell)
Garrus (Mass Effect series)
Big Daddy (Bioshock)
Cave Johnson (Portal 2)
Dr. Neo Cortex (Crash Team Racing)
Joker (Arkham Asylum)
Colossi (Shadow of the Colossus)

That was really hard, I can hardly remember games that I haven't played in the last five/six years.

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10-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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This is going to seem sad by today's standards, but I actually bought this game for $30 in the mid-1980s. My brother and I spent at least ten hours at a time playing through the levels and NAMING them on a piece of paper, only to find out that after 100+ levels, the names simply started repeating over from Peoria.



So much fun.
Funny you mention that. Aside from my GF's Wii, the last system I owned/played regularly was the original Playstation. When I bought that, I bought the new version of Rampage that was out for it. My best friend and I stayed up all night to beat it, and I believe it hit 200 levels and then just started over. I think we just looked at each other in disbelief, said "screw this", and went to sleep.

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10-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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10 favourites in no specific order.

Mario
Yoshi
Bowser
Luigi
Donkey Kong
Crash
Scorpion
Akuma
King
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I remember beating Aztec Challenge.

You couldn't save, and it took forever.

At the end, it simply repeated with no victory screen or anything.


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10-24-2012, 10:18 PM
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Wow I forgot about Rampage! Memories are flooding back haha

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10-24-2012, 10:30 PM
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In no particular order:

Ken Masters
Megaman
Mario
Link
Bowser
Nova (Power Blade 2)
Duke Nukem
Commander Keen
Deckard Cain
Carl Johnson


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10-24-2012, 10:50 PM
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1. Gordon Freeman (Half Life series)
2. Solid Snake (Metal Gear series)
3. Mario (Mario series)
4. Nathan Drake (Uncharted series)
5. SHODAN (System Shock 1 and 2)
6. Adam Jensen (Deus Ex Human Revolution)
7. Garrus (Mass Effect series)
8. Sniper (TF2)
9. Prinnies (Disgaea series)
10. GLADoS (Portal series)

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10-24-2012, 10:54 PM
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Not that I disagree with any of anyone's choice (because they're PERSONAL choices) but I don't understand how any of the silent protagonists can be top 10 character material. They literally say nothing/have no personality.

Just seems odd to me. Is it just a nostalgia connection?

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10-24-2012, 10:57 PM
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Not that I disagree with any of anyone's choice (because they're PERSONAL choices) but I don't understand how any of the silent protagonists can be top 10 character material. They literally say nothing/have no personality.

Just seems odd to me. Is it just a nostalgia connection?
I guess in a way, when you think about someone like Gordon Freeman, it does it in the sense of you being put directly into his shoes, and the things that he does (you do) makes up for not saying anything. The idea of actions speak louder than words.

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I guess in a way, when you think about someone like Gordon Freeman, it does it in the sense of you being put directly into his shoes, and the things that he does (you do) makes up for not saying anything. The idea of actions speak louder than words.
But they're your actions. So you're really naming yourself as a top 10 favourite.

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I guess I'll give this a go.
1. Wolf O' Donnell - Star Fox Series/Smash Bros series

2. Amaterasu - Okami/UMVC3

3. Luigi - Mario series

4. Dust - Dust: An Elysian Tail

5. Miles "Tails" Prower

6.GlaDOS - Portal/Portal 2

7. Falco Lombardi - Star Fox series/Smash Bros series

8. Solid Snake - Metal Gear series

9. Dante - Devil May Cry series

10. Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney Series

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I'm not going to number em' and probably forgetting some but here in no order:





















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10-25-2012, 12:27 AM
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Mario - Mario Bros Series
Andrew Ryan - Bioshock
Moira Brown - Fallout 3
Mr House - Fallout New Vegas
Handsome Jack - Borderlands 2
Cousin Roman - GTA 4
Walter Payton - Tecmo Bowl
Fit Finley - WCW NWO Revenge
Jaws - Goldeneye
CJ - GTA San Andreas

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10-25-2012, 03:10 AM
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[QUOTE=Unholy Diver;55264207]Fit Finley - WCW NWO Revenge/QUOTE]

Wow, defiantly not a name I thought I'd see come up in one of these lists.

But he's Finley and he loves to fight.

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Not in any order...but my top-10 would be close to this:

Barry Wheeler (Alan Wake)
Alan Wake
Max Payne (Max Payne 1&2)
Mona Sax (Max Payne 2)
Agent 47 (Hitman)
Leisure Suit Larry (80's)
Donkey Kong (80's Touch & Watch by Nintendo)
Brucie (GTA IV)
Nico Bellic (GTA IV)
Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island, early 90's)


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There is so much win in this thread. Many of you have picked characters I forgot about, or just missed my list. Picking ten favorites when you have been gaming 30+ years is hard.

Cave Johnson was a great pick. Guy had me crying even though the story was dark.


Ozz, Supermullet, and any other old school game nerds (myself included)...have you guys played Double Dragon Neon yet?

Also this thread has inspired me to fire up the Ghost series and Gunstar Heroes. The latter I have criminally neglected over the years.

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Not that I disagree with any of anyone's choice (because they're PERSONAL choices) but I don't understand how any of the silent protagonists can be top 10 character material. They literally say nothing/have no personality.

Just seems odd to me. Is it just a nostalgia connection?
The only silent protagonist I have is Gordon Freeman. Nostalgic connection does play a big role in my selection (as I'm sure it does with everybody's characters in everybody's lists) but it's also the fact that he's just some scientist that does what he has to do to get **** done. No smart remarks, no boring conversations, everybody in the game likes Gordon Freeman because he plays the hero remarks. Just gets out there and does what he has to do. Kind of stems off from all the online games I play. I can't stand the people that run their mouths all game because literally 100% of the people that I've seen do that should not be bragging. The best players I've seen in online games are all very quiet and just do what they have to do win. A mixture of those 3 reasons is why he's at the top of my list not to mention it's my favorite FPS of all time.

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