The Game Informer Show's Ultimate Character Rankings

by Ben Reeves on Sep 09, 2020 at 04:44 PM

Want to know who is the best character in gaming? The Game Informer Show use science to rank every character who has ever appeared in a game. Want to get in on the action? Submit a list of up to three characters to podcast@gameinformer.com and we'll add your favorites to this growing master list.

  1. Ellie (The Last of Us series)
  2. Kratos (God of War series)
  3. John Marston (Red Dead series)
  4. Commander Shepard (Mass Effect series)
  5. Samus Aran (Metroid series)
  6. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  7. Chun Li (Street Fighter series)
  8. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid series)
  9. Glados (Portal series)
  10. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)
  11. Master Chief (Halo)
  12. Ganon (The Legend of Zelda series)
  13. Big Daddy (BioShock series)
  14. Luigi Mario (Super Mario Bros. series)
  15. Pikachu (Pokemon series)
  16. Chibi Robo (Chibi Robo)
  17. Alyx Vance (Half-Life series)
  18. Scorpion (Mortal Kombat series)
  19. Chuck Greene (Dead Rising 2)
  20. Auron (Final Fantasy X)
  21. Solaire of Astora (Dark Souls series)
  22. Mega Man (Mega Man series)
  23. Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island & Uncharted 4)
  24. Fox McCloud (Star Fox series)
  25. Toad Jackson (Super Mario Bros. series)
  26. Tingle (Legend of Zelda)
  27. Frank Fontaine (BioShock)
  28. Deacon St. John (Days Gone)
  29. Claptrap (Borderlands)
  30. Corvo Attano (Dishonored series)
  31. Eddie Riggs (Brutal Legend)
  32. Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim series)
  33. Franklin Lamar Davis (GTA V)
  34. Bubsy The Bobcat (Bubsy series)
  35. Gex the Gecko (Gex series)
  36. Tom Johnson the hot dog salesman (Shenmue)
  37. Funky Kong (Donkey Kong series)
  38. Navi (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  39. BB (Death Stranding)
  40. Ashley Graham (Resident Evil 4)

Characters who have been DQed (Dairy Queened) from the list:

Kai Leng (Mass Effect 3)