These are the most iconic characters that have a special place in history and our hearts
This legendary gruff mercenary is a clone of FOXHOUND founder Big Boss. He goes by many names: David, Old Snake, Iroquois Pliskin. The one thing every Snake loves? A sly smoke.
From frenzied frat boy of violence to an emotionally conflicted dad, few characters in gaming have ever pulled off such a surprising narrative arc. The fallen deity is a true PlayStation icon.
The greatest honor bestowed on this beloved platforming icon? An extinct species of bandicoot discovered in northwestern Queensland was named after him by a group of paleontologists.
Link the silent Hyrulian twink is the creation of the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, and has been battling Ganon for decades. Only a certain plumber can claim to be a greater Ninendo icon.
John-117 is a Spartan supersoldier, and the greatest Xbox icon of all time. The original Halo could well be the most important console shooter ever made.
One of the most enduring icons of the arcade era, you may not have played a Pac-Man game in years, but there's no denying the impact this yellow circle has had on the industry.
The archeologist has been through a huge evolution since her creation as a 32-bit sex symbol. With a winning reboot trilogy and three Hollywood films under her belt, no one will ever forget Lara.
Sonic is Sega's indelible mascot, so it's no wonder he finally got his own moive in 2020. The speed demon has appeared in over 100 games, from the Sega Genesis to arcades to phones.
If Pokemon has a spokesperson, it's this yellow fuzzball. The electrifying icon has appeared in international football matches, as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and even as a MacDonald's dessert.
C'mon, who else was it going to be? With over 200 games to his name and even a Super Mario World theme park in Japan, the Italian plumber has constantly reinvented himself to become the greatest gaming icon ever.
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