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11 Best Video Game Assassins

Solid Snake – Metal Gear Solid

Solid Snake also known simply as Snake is the protagonist of the action-adventure stealth video game series that is Metal Gear Solid, the game is developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and published by Konami. Snake is a former spy, special operations operative turned mercenary, he has been part of many assassinations throughout the game series helping keep The Patriots and the other antagonists at bay.

Corvo – Dishonored

Corvo is the protagonist of the first Dishonored game and one of the two available playable characters in the second Dishonored game, Dishonored is a stealth action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2012. Corvo, full name Corvo Attano was the Royal Protector of the Royal family in the game but is wrongly blamed for the assassination of the Empress causing him to go into hiding and fight for what actually happened.

Zer0 the Assassin – Borderlands

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Zer0 the Assassin is one of the playable Assassin class characters in the action role-playing first-person shooter video game Borderlands, the game is developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games in 2009. Zer0 is an assassin for hire, with his name coming from his faceplate that by default displays a zero but can display other symbols and emotes. Zer0 is an assassin looking for some action, following a boring political assassination where his target didn’t fight back he decides to go to Pandora and take part in the action over there.  Zer0 is a very mysterious character with no one knowing his actual appearance without the armor.

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Ezio – Assassin’s Creed

Ezio is the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Ezio is the great ancestor of Desmond the protagonist of the backstory of the game. Ezio was once a Florentine nobleman but learned of his Assassin heritage at the age of 17 with many of his own ancestors being Assassins so he decided to begin his Assassin training and battle against the Templars.

Agent 47 – Hitman

Agent 47 is the protagonist of action-adventure stealth video game Hitman, that is currently developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix and Feral Interactive. Agent 47 is a highly skilled assassin who has being genetically engineered and cloned along with his siblings to be the perfect killer and is considered in the video game to be the best assassin in the world.

Kitana – Mortal Kombat

Kitana or Princess Kitana is a playable character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Kitana is actually over 10,000 years old but this is considered young in her realm of Edenia, her nemesis is her stepdad Shao Kahn who she once survived and then fought against to free her kingdom. She is proficient in hand to hand combat but also uses her signature weapon, her steel fans that she throws and uses to cut up her opponents.

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Gray Fox/Cyborg Ninja – Metal Gear Solid

Gray Fox is a mercenary and former agent of the U.S Special Forces Unit known as FOXHOUND, he was a close friend and companion to the game’s protagonist Solid Snake before betraying him and becoming one of his main enemies. After he is killed in a fistfight with Snake in a minefield he is resurrected as the Cyborg Ninja which was an alias used by various characters in the game due to the exoskeleton they use which enhances their physical and mental abilities.

HK-47 – Star Wars KOTOR

HK-47 is the droid Jedi assassin for hire in role-playing video game Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. He was constructed by the Dark Lord Of The Sith, Darth Raven after the Mandalorian Wars. HK-47 was sent by the Sith around the galaxy to hunt down and assassinate Jedis and important rebel figures and remains of the old republic.

Thane – Mass Effect

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Thane Krios is an assassin from the reptile-like drell race in the action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Microsoft Game Studios and Electronic Arts. He is considered to be the best Assassin in the galaxy and is different in that unlike most other assassins in Mass Effect who like to snipe their enemies from a distance he likes to kill them personally in close quarter combat. Thane is very religious and prays after every kill for forgiveness and prays before everytime he tries to assassinate someone.

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Nina Williams – Tekken

Nina Williams is an Irish Assassin from fighting video game Tekken that is developed by Bandai Namco and published by Bandai Namco. Williams has been drugged by an underground organization at a very young age in order to create the perfect assassin, she has been in cryogenic sleep for at least 15 years and it’s why despite being 43 she looks like she is in her 20s. She is well known for her feud with her younger sister Anna Williams after Nina Williams’ failure in saving her father Richard William leading to Anna to have a grudge against Nina.

Captain John Price – Call Of Duty

Captain John Price is a character featured in numerous titles in the Call Of Duty series, he is a British special forces soldier and lieutenant. As part of the SAS he has been put in charge of assassinating and taking down countless terrorists and anyone working agaisnt the interest of the West, most notably Russian Ultranationalist Imran Zakhaev who he sniped in Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare but Zakhaev somehow survived losing just his arm in the process.

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