Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

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10. Pikachu

Pikachu is not just a popular game icon but it is also one of the most famous television and movie characters that has become a favorite character of many kids. The Pokémon franchise was created in mid-90s that became a global phenomenon and became a part of television shows, several movies. Most importantly, millions of games started selling because of the popularity of the character and the features it has. Because of the popularity of the game over the world, over 200 million copies of games were sold and Pokémon became the 2nd most sold games in the history. After all these years, the popularity and demand of this game is still the same and it is still preferred and like by kids.

In 1995, when Sony introduced the original PlayStation, they joined the lead of Nintendo and Sega and later started to lead the race. They later introduced PS2, PS3 and PS4 and became one of the famous video game sellers. They offered many featured games for kids and even for adults. One of the first apps that they introduced was titled as Final Fantasy VII, which had amazing characters but the most memorable character of that game was Sephiroth, who was the villain of the game. He left his impression as the best villain and became popular within no time. Sephiroth has become all-time best villain in video games because of the characteristics he possess and the villainy he shows. The character has been given amazing powers which has played an important role in making it a famous character.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

9. Link

Link, silent protagonist and one of the world’s most popular video game characters featured in the Legend of Zelda, has made to the top ten list because of his popularity. He saved the world, the princess and has become a hero ever since. He is loved by kids and has become one of their favorite characters. The central character of The Legend of Zelda has gained fame and popularity over all these years and his fame is still the same. He has become a favorite hero of kids and is liked because of the powers he possesses. He is one of the most lovable and liked character of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

8. Solid Snake

Solid Snake isthe protagonist, part-special ops soldier, a part-spy; and part mercenary and is one of the most liked characters of video games. He is a part of a compelling storyline. The image of Solid Snake sneaking around and killing enemies by using his tactical and weapon skills is what makes this character famous. The tagline of this series ‘Tactical Espionage Action’ perfectly describes the powers and represents solid snake in the best possible way. The game has an epic story of cold war politics, military espionage and mechanization of modern warfare displayed a mature and thought-provoking story for adult gamers. His powerful character made him the most liked video game character of all times.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

7. Microsoft

Microsoft was looking for heroes when the original Xbox was launched in 2001. Sony had developed great heroes, Nintendo had its protagonists, but Microsoft has no exclusive franchise to launch its heroes besides Halo. After the success of Combat Evolved, Microsoft launched its first famous video game character who gained fame and popularity in a very short time.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

6. Master Chief

Master Chief, the game’s protagonist became the unofficial mascot of Microsoft. The success of Xbox 360 continued and this helped Microsoft gain popularity throughout the world. Ever since, the character of Master Chief is liked by kids as well as adults.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

5. Lara Croft

Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the movies in another favorite video game character of all times. It is first lady of video game who has managed to gain popularity among the famous and most liked video game heroes. The first female star of video game managed to attract children toward it is through the powers it had. Breaking the unspoken barrier of the gender, the game has managed to sell millions of copies of the games throughout the world. Being the star of the Tomb Raider series, she has become the first ever lady video game character who has won the hearts of kids throughout the world.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

4. Sonic

Sonic, the Hedgehog is the most focused character of Sega that gained popularity within no time. The video gaming war started since the launch of different video games and since then, every famous franchise strived hard to join the lead. The popular 2D platform games captured the attention of the world. His debut, in 1992, was not only the year that made millions of copies of the games, but ever since the launch, the game has become very popular and millions of copies are sold. The war between Nintendo and Sega has now cooled down. Sonic was a playable character and has become the most favorite character of kids all around the world.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

3. Mr. Freeman

Mr. Freeman, the silent hero of the Half-Life series is the greatest single player first-person shooter game. His character is a theoretical physicist who transforms himself into a gun-toting badass and saves the world after being a part of an experiment. He has become the modern face of PC gaming and is loved by fans all over the world. His powerful character and the characteristics he possesses is what makes him famous and liked by fans.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

2. Pac-Man

Pac-Man was introduced in 1980 and became the mascot of the company. It became wildly popular among the people in a very short time and by that time its popularity has never decreased. The game managed to sell millions of copies throughout the world and is still making tons of money. There are many changes made to the game to keep people engaged and attract more audience.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

1. Mario

Mario and his friends including Princess Peach, his brother Luigi, Waluigi,Wario,Yoshi have become popular throughout the world and have managed to be the most lovable video game characters. Games starring Mario have sold million copies of the games and made the game most successful video games in the history. He is the most recognizable characters in all video games.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Game Characters

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