This article is about pixel-powered celebrities. They don’t even exist in real life but they are popular all over the world. They are sometimes posters on our walls, sometimes wallpaper on our computers. Some of them visited Hollywood.Check out 10 most famous video game characters of all time.

10 – Solid Snake

Solid Snake - Most Famous Video Game Characters

Solid Snake

Warrior from birth, Solid Snake is destined to die in combat. He is created by Hideo Kojima. Snake is introduced in the first game of the series, Metal Gear from 1987. Snake’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that he has made several appearances in other games as well.

09 – Kratos



Simply God Of War! Violent. Impulsive. Ruthless. Brutal. As bloody as a butcher’s bin bag. Kratos is all of these things, but above all, he’s angry,really angry. What makes Kratos such a great character is his sheer. He is exclusive for Sony Playstation.

08 – Lara Croft

Lara Croft

Lara Croft

Probably the sexiest video game character of all time (Thanks to Angelina Jolie). In game’’Tomb Raider’’, she is a bold and beautiful British archaeologist who roams the world in search of ancient artifacts of value. If you want to see more of her without playing and trying to solve hard puzzles, just check ‘’tomb raider’’ movies.

07 – Sonic



Sonic is a ‘’Sega’’ game character, who is the biggest rival of Super Mario.If you like fast games, then you are a fan of Sonic series. Run as fast as you can!. The first game was released on June 23, 1991, and sonic is still alive in a lot of platforms like PC, Playstation and Android.

06 – Ken



The most famous ‘’Street Fighter’’ character. As a main character, he has appeared in all of the Street Fighter games along with his best friend and rival, Ryu. . He wears a red keikogi, has dyed blond hair. His goal is to test his power against many different fighters and strive to become stronger. Basically to beat everybody standing in front of him.

05 – Gordon Freeman

Gordon Freeman

Gordon Freeman

Famous ‘’Half Life’’ hero from Valve Series. . He is a theoretical physicist who finds himself thrust into a battle for survival against both alien and human forces.

04 – Sub-Zero


Indispensable Mortal Kombat fighter character. The backstory of the Sub-Zero character has been explored in various Mortal Kombat games. When he first appeared in the first Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero featured only two special moves: his ice blast and sliding kick. These moves have become Sub-Zero’s trademark since then.

03 – Prince Of Persia

Prince Of Persia

Prince Of Persia

Our jump master hero first appeared in Prince of Persia (1989) game. This Ubisoft character got more famous as soon as involving in 3d World. He is created by Jordan Mechner.

02 – Pac Man



He is the oldest character in this list. Born in 1980. The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots or pellets. So simple but fun. May be simplicity made pacman an icon.

01 – Super MarioSuper Mario

The most recognisable gaming character of all time! Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto. In fact he is exclusive for Nintendo platform but if you are familiar with emulators, you can make him alive on computers,playstations even on android and ios devices. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is sort of a trademark for the industry as a whole.

8 Responses

  1. rico

    gordon freeman and prince of persia more famous than sonic your having a laugh

  2. Spence

    Picking Sub Zero over Scorpion and Ken over Ryu…………

    Fairly good otherwise, the Gordon gets little screen time, so no to him.

  3. Brandon Roberts

    yeah we just kicked mannings ass in the super bowl

  4. Nathan Sheeks

    whoever compiled this list is an absolute moron with no knowledge of video game history. MEGAMAN, LINK, DONKEY KONG, DIGDUG… etc. What a terrible and uneducated article.

  5. Jason Houston

    I was just discussing this with a friend, and some of the choices on this list seem a little off. I think it should be more like this:
    10. Kratos
    9. Solid Snake
    8. Fox McCloud
    7. Master Chief
    6. Donkey Kong
    5. Pikachu
    4. Sonic
    3. Pac Man
    2. Link
    1. Mario
    Although to be fair, if it was based solely on game sales, over half of the characters up here would be from Mario games.

  6. Kehool

    link is not in the list? lol

    but yeah sure.. kratos.. i bet lots of people know him who didn’t own a PS3.. oh wait

  7. specialman

    rofl are you serious? Your average Joe would never be able to recognize Gordon Freeman or Prince of Persia. In fact, most characters here are only popular within the gaming community.
    Here’s a more accurate list;

    11- Kirby
    10- Rayman
    9- Lara Croft
    8- Solid Snake
    7- Crash Bandicoot
    6- Pikachu
    5- Link
    4- Mega Man
    3- Sonic
    2- Mario
    1- Pac Man