A revista americana Empire, especializada em cinema e cultura pop, fez uma lista para lá de polêmica em seu endereço na Web: os 50 maiores personagens de videogames da história.

Surpreendentemente, o primeiro lugar da relação não é nenhum “astro” dos games, como o encanador Mario, que ficou com a medalha de prats, Sonic ou um dos lutadores de Street Fighter. No lugar deles, está o nerd atirador Gordon Freeman, de Half Life.

Veja a seguir a relação completa:

1 – Gordon Freeman (Half Life)
2 – Mario (Donkey Kong, Mario Bros.)
3 – Shodan (System Shock)
4 – The Nameless One (Planescape: Torment)
5 – Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
6 – Link (The Legend of Zelda)
7 – Guybrush Threepwood (The Secret Of Monkey Island)
8 – Master Chief (Halo)
9 – The Lemmings (Lemmings)
10 – Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
11 – Minsc & Boo (Baldur’s Gate)
12 – Glados (Portal)
13 – Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VI)
14 – Sonic (Sonic The Hedgehog)
15 – Kratos (God Of War)
16 – Brucie (Grand Theft Auto IV)
17 – Illidian Stormrage (Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos)
18 – Alice (American McGee’s Alice)
19 – Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
20 – Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem)
21 – Agent 47 (Hitman)
22 – Nathan Drake (Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune)
23 – Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
24 – Sabre Man (Sabre Wulf)
25 – Arthus Menethil (Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos)
26 – Samus Aran (Metroid)
27 – Ryu (Street Fighter)
28 – Harman Smith (killer7)
29 – Garrett (Thief: The Dark Project)
30 – Manny Calavera (Grim Fandango)
31 – Kane (Command & Conquer)
32 – Miner Willy (Manic Miner)
33 – The Announcer (Unreal Tournament)
34 – Alucard (Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse)
35 – Prince of Persia (Prince of Persia)
36 – Big Daddy (BioShock)
37 – Pac Man (Pac-Man)
38 – Dante (Devil May Cry)
39 – Mr X (Resident Evil 2)
40 – Dr. Fred Eddison (Maniac Mansion)
41 – Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
42 – Sam & Max (Sam & Max Hit the Road)
43 – HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic)
44 – Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil 2)
45 – Marcus Fenix (Gears Of War)
46 – Vault Boy (Fallout)
47 – The Horned Reaper (Dungeon Keeper)
48 – Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
49 – Dirk the Daring (Dragon’s Lair)
50 – Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)

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