With Summer coming to a close, we at Green Man Gaming wanted to heat things up a bit! We’ve complied a list of our top ten video game crushes! We’ve stuck to one character per franchise and we decided to go with a mix of men and women (so don’t hate, appreciate).
So in no particular order:
Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher 1, 2 & 3)
Men want to be him, women want to be with him. This Medieval detective has won us over with his piercing eyes, handsome looks and his dark sense of humour. And he has a beard that grows in real time! Ladies love beards that grow in real time! Not only can you change his hairstyle and outfits in game (seriously, what more could you want?) but Geralt is also a lone wolf. You know that this fella won’t be bombarding you with needy texts at 2 in the morning.
This ‘”former professional gamer” turned mech pilot has quickly emerged as a fan favourite among the Overwatch crowd. In fact, you can see at least 3 D.Va cosplayers at any event! Her sweet looks, combined with her kick-ass attitude (and that sweet, sweet mech), have really stolen our hearts.
Aela The Huntress (Skyrim)
One of the many companions that you can drag along with you on your travels across Tamreil is Aela! Not only is this woman a BEAST (quite literally), but she also has a great taste in makeup. Aela will even remind you that she’s ‘sworn to carry your burdens’. So hopefully she’ll deal with some of that emotional baggage as well as the hundreds of iron daggers we’ve piled onto her.
Big Boss/Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
Big Boss snuck his way out of the metal Metal Gear series and straight into our hearts with his rugged charm, survival skills and fantastic mullet. This ‘man’s man’ is a key character in the Metal Gear franchise, and in Metal Gear 3 : Snake Eater, you gain a better understanding of his character. Plus you can make him eat dead frogs and rabbits. So the good times are endless!
Claire Redfield (Resident Evil 2)
Upon first glance, Claire Redfield appears to be the next door with her big, blue, bambi eyes and her cute, little ponytail. But this feisty red head has more to her than meets the eye! Having managed to escape Raccoon City, and the Umbrella Corporation, Claire seems unfazed by the infinite amounts of zombies that seem to come after her. She also has a great taste in outfits (we love the cowboy boots)!
Master Chief (The Halo Franchise)
Many people may argue that Master Chief’s electronic companion Cortana should have made the list. But they are wrong! Standing at an impressive 7 feet tall, this legendary Spartan is one of the most recognised faces in gaming today. But just what is it about him that makes him so seductive? Is it the fact that we’ve never seen his face (everyone does love a bit of mystery after all) or is it THAT VOICE? We’re not sure, it’s probably both.
Commander Shephard – The Female Version (Mass Effect 3)
We decided to go with the female version of Shep on this one (seeing as there are a few too many men on this list already). Even though she is completely customisable in game, the original press for Mass Effect 3 showcased an awesome, bad-ass, militant character. A pretty, red head one.
Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
Chun-Li has been around for so long that she feels like the childhood sweetheart among crushes. This courageous Chinese soldier is not just a pretty face! She has the ability to drive a flurry of kicks straight into your gut! Her sweet and elegant personality coupled with her iconic hairstyle make her one of the more memorable female characters out there.
Alyx Vance (Half-life 2)
We haven’t seen Alyx for a while now (since 2004 in fact). But this lovely hacker has left a lasting impression on us at Green Man Gaming. Not only does Alyx dress like a normal person (which is hard to say about many other characters out there: we’re looking at you Bayonetta), but she also manages to rescue Gordon on a few occasions. It’s also hard not to fancy a girl that can take over and control Combine technology.
Lara Croft (The Tomb Raider Series)
No top ten “sexy characters” list would be complete without this classic heroine. Ever since this feisty female hit our screens in 1996, Lara has left an impression on men everywhere. Or is that, two impressions? We’re pleased to say that Lara has gotten better with age and we admit that it’s hard not to develop a crush on such a clever and adventurous woman.