So after watching this video... I got intrigued to know what you guys think are some of the greatest characters in video game history that you have experienced. Great characters become symbols, benchmarks, and to be honest i have played many great games and played as many great characters but none tops solid snake from what i have played. What i define a truly great character by is it's ability to connect with the people and the substance in the character's story. Solid Snake's and Naked Snake's stories are so rich and connecting and passionate, their stories really got to me as badass, heroic, and memorable i cant think of anyone better. Rockstar has also always done a great job with guys like nico belic, john marston, carl johnson, i really cant say that gta has ever failed in my experience to deliver great character stories, characters that you really get to love, enjoy, admire. I cant name guys like master chief or marcus from gears of war, marcus doesnt have anything imo, and master chief..? You cant even see his face and his plot lining just doesnt cut it compared to the gta and metal gear character studies. Even in the game it self and how it unravels and plays out, tue cut scenes and characters around them and even the way the game is played has had an effect in my choices.. With solid and naked snake you can really feel their pain in the cutscenes and interactions, and even the game play as you are alone up against the world, same with john marston, you get to appreciate the life, surrounding, and time he lives in, and his ultimate sacrifice in the end made me tear up and cry a bit. I didnt feel that with master chief in halo 3 or marcus anywhere, with kratos in god of war 1, neither, i cant really think of any more in my experience aside from the guys below. My top 5 list would have to be... Solid Snake Naked Snake John Marston Darth Revan from Knights of the old Republic and...i know im forgetting someone so ill leave it at that. There have been some other great characters ive played as like gordon freeman, master chief, kratos, marcus, mass effect character, etc but none in my experience even touch the best thought out experiences given by most rockstar productions and metal gear games.