Top 25 Game Heroes of All Time – What, No Lara Croft?
To agree or not to agree that is the question. In many cases concerning this list I do not agree, and readily I protest many of these so-called heroes. Granted Stubbs the Zombie I can agree with, maybe even Leisure Suit Larry and Alucard – only because I am a Castlevania fan. The obvious and unsurprising ones like Kratos, Mario and Link, you really can’t argue with because they are just awesome all around. What puzzles me the most with this list is that Jade from Beyond Good and Evil made the cut but Joanna Dark didn’t? That is just completely moronic in my book as Joanna could blow Jade into the next century. She is intelligent, sexy, a weapons master, and she is a mercenary – how much cooler can you get? I also think that Conker should be on the list as well, because who else would start out as a drunken looser and end up becoming a King other than Henry the VIII? Conker had many hardships to endure. He had to climb Poo Mountain, kill the Great Mighty Poo, sacrifice baby dinosaurs, tickle a giant flower with ‘huge tracks of land’, battle the sadistic Tediz and deal with the loss of his love Berri. If he is not a true, albeit tragic hero, then no other character on the list can be considered one either. Period.
Here is the compiled list made by Mike Zeller and Vaga over at GameLemon. The method to their madness is expanded on the GameLemon site, so I will not go into detail on the characters or their back-story; also note that Lara Croft has been omitted as well as Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil 2 & 4). I don’t know what these guys were thinking.
Top 25 Video Game Heroes of All Time
- Solid Snake
- April Ryan and Zoe Castillo
- Gabriel Knight
- Mega Man
- Roger Wilco
- Kratos (should be much higher on the list)
- Guybrush Threepwood
- The Hero from Quest for Glory
- Kain (FF IV)
- Leisure Suit Larry
- Earthworm Jim
- Master Chief (should be much higher as well)
- Lenneth Valkyrie
- Blade and Stryker
- Stubbs the Zombie