Everyone needs a hero. We hold out for heroes like Bonnie Tyler in her song; our hero can be ‘’racing on the thunder and rising with the heat’’ or even somewhere‘’ up where the mountains meet the heavens above out where the lightning splits the sea’’. But what about game heroes?
Our heroes are real people or characters from books, comic books, movies, TV shows, and even from video games. Yes, that’s right. There are so many amazing video games with heroes in their quests.
Video Game Heroes – Heroes of New Era
How many times have you played Super Mario and helped him on his quest to save his beloved princess? Thanks to the rapid improvement of technology, many video games look so realistic, and gamers feel like they are those characters on the quest. Regardless of the game genre, everyone can find their own hero and help him/her on the quest.
10 – Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher Series)
Slaying monsters and earning some coins isn’t enough to be called the 10th top video game hero. However, maybe he would be neglected if it weren’t for the amazing performance of Doug Cockle, who is a great voice actor. Even though a player can choose which actions Geralt will do, it still suits the character of a hero.
9 – Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)
Nathan Drake is Indiana Jones of modern times. He is a hero for all those who enjoy epic adventures on a quest to find hidden treasure, even though some players might not like his mockery. Through all four games, he realizes that he needs to grow up and be more mature.
8 – John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
John Marston shows us that there are people who regret their past. He was challenged by the federal government to trace back members of his ex-gang, called Van Der Linde gang. He must find those members if he wants to see his family again. However, as the game develops, we notice that he is still close to breaking the law. His character is brought to life by voice actor Rob Wiethoff.
7- Master Chief (Halo Series)
There is no doubt that Master Chief John will be a hero to all those players who enjoy playing military SF games. The first game was launched back in 2001 and it has 18 versions so far. How great hero Master Chief affirms the VGX Award for the Strongest Hero of All Times in 2010.
Through all these versions, he has developed as a character. The fact that he, having some features of aliens, still saves the Earth, puts him among the top 10 Video Game Heroes.
6 – Kratos (God Of War Series)
Undoubtedly, Kratos was or still is for some, one of the ‘’greatest’’ anti-hero among many characters of video games. Even his ‘’nickname’’ God of War reveals his real character. What puts him on the list of the top 10 list is the new game version in which he doesn’t allow his son to become the man he was.
5 – Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
One of the greatest heroines among all these heroes. Her quest is placed in the Ancient times, during the Peloponnesian War. She was a mercenary and on her way through Greece, she encountered many conflicts. With her capabilities and talents, she is rightfully placed on this list, not just to fill some female heroes, but because she deserves it.
4 – Joel (The Last Of Us)
It’s not surprising that Joel from The Last of Us is found among Top 10 Video Game Heroes of All Time. We are witness that the screen version of this game is getting so popular. He is saving the world in the zombie apocalypse. Even though he tries to save our planet, his attachment to his deceased daughter can place him into the category of anti-heroes.
3 – Commander Shepard (Mass Effect Series)
Mass Effect is a game of three versions so far which belongs to a military SF game. The main character and hero is Commander Shepard, a woman. Even though players choose settings and backgrounds of game characters, it still makes Commander Shepard the greatest hero, which is placed on the third place on the list.
2 – Lohse (Divinity: Original Sin II)
Lohse, a redhead bard, is one of the six premade characters in the Original Sin game. Even though players can create their own characters, most of them choose Lohse. That’s one of the reasons why she is our hero ¤2. Lohse is a heroine because she fights her arch-demons who want to rule the world, and wants to use Lohse for its goal. She is on a journey to fight this demon and take her soul back.
1 – Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
Another hero from Red Dead Redemption, and this time in the leading position. He shares his past with already mentioned John Marston, but players like Arthur more than John. Arthur accepts his past and gives his best to fix his misdeeds. Players enjoy playing Arthur and helping him on his quest. That makes him one of the best video game characters of all time.
A world of game heroes
Well, the conclusion will depend on you as readers. Do you agree with this list? Who are your heroes and heroines among video game characters? What makes a character a hero?
Here’s the list so that you vote on your Top 10 Video Game Heroes:
- 10 – Geralt Of Rivia (The Witcher Series)
- 9 – Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)
- 8 – John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
- 7- Master Chief (Halo Series)
- 6 – Kratos (God Of War Series)
- 5 – Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
- 4 – Joel (The Last Of Us)
- 3 – Commander Shepard (Mass Effect Series)
- 2 – Lohse (Divinity: Original Sin II)
- 1 – Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)