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. BB
  2. Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  3. Ellie (The Last of Us series)
  4. Kratos (God of War series)
  5. John Marston (Red Dead series)
  6. Nathan Drake (Uncharted series)
  7. Commander Shepard (Mass Effect series)
  8. Samus Aran (Metroid series)
  9. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  10. Chun Li (Street Fighter series)
  11. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid series)
  12. Glados (Portal series)
  13. Clementine (Telltale's Walking Dead)
  14. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)
  15. Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  16. Master Chief (Halo series)
  17. Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  18. Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher series)
  19. Ganon (The Legend of Zelda series)
  20. Lee Everett (The Walking Dead)
  21. Big Daddy (BioShock series)
  22. Luigi Mario (Super Mario Bros. series)
  23. Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)
  24. Zelda (Legend of Zelda series)
  25. Charizard (Pokemon series)
  26. Pikachu (Pokemon series) / Midna / Princess Peach (Mario series)
  27. Chibi Robo (Chibi Robo)
  28. Alyx Vance (Half-Life series)
  29. Scorpion (Mortal Kombat series)
  30. Mewtwo (Pokémon series)
  31. HK-47 (Knights of the Old Republic)
  32. Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
  33. Squirtle (Pokémon series)
  34. Chuck Greene (Dead Rising 2)
  35. Auron (Final Fantasy X)
  36. Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)
  37. Solaire of Astora (Dark Souls series)
  38. Albert Wesker (Resident Evil series)
  39. Mega Man (Mega Man series)
  40. Gengar (Pokémon series)
  41. Spyro The Dragon (Spyro The Dragon series)
  42. Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island & Uncharted 4)
  43. Mimir (God of War 2018)
  44. Skull Kid (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)
  45. Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
  46. Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot series)
  47. Conker (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
  48. Agent 47 (Hitman series)
  49. Fox McCloud (Star Fox series)
  50. Toad Jackson (Super Mario Bros. series)
  51. Kerrigan, Queen of Blades (Starcraft series)
  52. Ike (Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn)
  53. Tingle (Legend of Zelda)
  54. Frank Fontaine (BioShock)
  55. Captain Jeff Quark (Ratchet & Clank)
  56. Deacon St. John (Days Gone)
  57. Cal Kestis (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
  58. Handsome Jack (Borderlands series)
  59. Paarthurnax (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  60. Claptrap (Borderlands)
  61. Eddie Riggs (Brutal Legend)
  62. Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim series)
  63. Corvo Attano (Dishonored series)
  64. Franklin Lamar Davis (GTA V)
  65. Little Mac (Punch-Out!!)
  66. Bubsy The Bobcat (Bubsy series)
  67. 'Splosion Man ('Splosion Man)
  68. Gex the Gecko (Gex series)
  69. Tom Johnson the hot dog salesman (Shenmue)
  70. Sir Dan (Medieval)
  71. Funky Kong (Donkey Kong series)
  72. Navi (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  73. Ashley Graham (Resident Evil 4)
  74. Jason Brody (Far Cry 3)
  75. Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic '06)

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

  • Kai Leng (Mass Effect 3)
  • Michael Thornton (Alpha Protocol)