Psychologically, all of us are attracted towards the TOUGH guys. To be tough, one does not has to be a badass villain or possess super-sonic shooting skills with guns, one just needs to have that aura and charm around them that portray a ‘Yeah baby! I am hard to beat’. Here is a list of top 10 TOUGHEST video game characters of all times.
- Conker – Conker
Our first character in the countdown is a furry little cutie who lost his way and is being held by a king who wants to use him in some funny manner. No matter how strange this sounds, this little squirrel is a badass when it comes to gunning down the enemy. ‘Ain’t no body stopping this squirrel from going home today.’
- Piranha Plant – Mario Series
Remember the plants from Super Mario that hid in the pipes and never showed up unless you were really close to them? How many lives did you lose to them? They were hard; and to add more to the pain, these plants have evolved from 8 bit to graphical treats who can puke fire at will.
- Gordon Freeman – Half Life
A physicist, with a pair of spectacles who kills aliens with a crowbar sure is a man who deserves a place in a countdown of tough guys.
- Jack Lupino – Max Payne
If you have played Max Payne and followed the story of a high profile gangster who went by the name Lupino, you must have realized the kind of lunatic and dreadful character this man had. He killed his own men, believed himself to be a messenger of the devil and forced people to take part in his demonic rituals – thankfully, it was all just in a game.
- Ezio – Assassins Creed
Ezio is everyone’s favorite character when it comes to games evolving around Renaissance. He has a charm and confidence that can put real men to shame. He travels around Italy, killing and bringing down the Templar order and revenging what the order did to his family and friends.
- Corvo Attano – Dishonored
Equipped with gadgets that can slice and dice and skills that can make him almost invisible to the enemy, this guy is not just uber-cool, he is a tough man to beat. He is the best bodyguard you can ever have and did I mention the terrifying mask he wears?
- Vaas Montenegro – Far Cry
You look at Vaas and you know he is not the guy you want to encounter in the game. He is MAD, fast, smart, knows how to shoot and carefree. He has terrifying eyes that will make you scream for your life and let’s not forget he has a ripped body. Pray that you do not have to see him any soon.
- Sub Zero – Mortal Kombat
There are reasons why Sub Zero is the most popular character of Mortal Kombat – being cold blooded killer is just one. You can freeze the floor as well as your opponent using his literally cool moves and his Lin Kuei assassin skills. ‘This fight will be your last!’
- Kratos – God Of War
Not only the game won hearts of the gamers around the world, but the hero of the game won – Kratos won them too. The bald ass-kicking machine has a body that men would simply die for. The strength this character possess adds to his charm and his sword and knives abilities are over-whelming.
- Dante – Devil May Cry
Another charismatic powerhouse in the countdown – Dante is clearly the easiest choice. The gun skills and razer sharp sword skills this character has can bring the hardest of critic on their knees. The character is cool as hell and often talks rubbish to his enemies before slicing their head off – amazing.