Top 50 Most Influential Characters in Video Games

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It was recently released by the Guinness Book, the 2011 edition, a list of 50 most influential characters in video games, to get the results we conducted a survey of more than 13 000 players from many different styles of games and platforms.

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)

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