Tim – Braid
Braid is a platform puzzle video game developed by Number None and published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2008, the game follows a protagonist simply known as Tim who is attempting to rescue a princess from a monster. The game does not have the best graphics but it is very original and well thought out, as you play through the game you will get clues of Tim’s past and also previews of Tim’s views and conceptions with a big part of the game being the ability to warp time.
James Bond – GoldenEye 007
GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare studios and published by Nintendo in 1997, the game is based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. The game was released for the Nintendo 64 and allows you to role-play as protagonist James Bond who is based on Irish and American actor Pierce Brosnan. The plot revolves around stopping a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a financial meltdown, the game was a huge success with a worldwide gross profit of $250 million.
Manny Calavera – Grim Fandango
Grim Fandango is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts in 1998 for Microsoft Windows, the game combines elements of the Aztec belief about the afterlife and also uses noir films as the inspiration for its appearance and design choices. Manny Calavera is the protagonist and the only playable character in the Grim Fandango video game, he is a human sent to the ‘Land Of The Dead’ who is not allowed to leave but is forced to work as a travel agent in the Department of Death.
Mr. X – Streets Of Rage
Streets of Rage also known as Bare Knuckles in Japan is a trilogy of beat ’em up video games developed and published by Sega in the 1990’s, the game’s plot is based on a group of heroes fighting to rid their beloved city of the rule of a crime syndicate. Mr. X is the main antagonist of the game series he is an American Crime Syndicate Boss who wants to bring order to the city by having his crime syndicate take over.
Agent 47 – Hitman
Hitman is an episodic stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix and Feral Interactive in 2016. The game is played in a third-person perspective where you control protagonist known as Agent 47 who is a highly skilled assassin and arguably the best assassin in the world. Agent 47 has been genetically engineered to be the best assassin possible based on his physicalities and mental abilities, he was created in Romanian and is stamped with a barcode-like tattoo containing his date of birth, the edition he is and also his clone number.
Mondo Zappa – Killer Is Dead
Killer Is Dead is a hack and slash video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Deep Silver and Marvelous USA. The game is set in a futuristic world and follows protagonist Mondo Zappa who is a 35-year-old American Assassin who works for a covert hitman agency with most of the contracts involving assassinating other killers around the globe.
Max Payne – Max Payne
Max Payne is a third person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers in 2001 for Microsoft Windows. The game is based on NYPD detective Max Payne who attempts to avenge the murder of his family, some of the levels also involve platforming and problem-solving elements.
The Turks – Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game developed by Square and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and Eidos Interactive in 1997 for the PlayStation console and Microsoft Windows. The game follows the story of protagonist Cloud Strife, an experienced mercenary who has joined an eco-terrorist organization to stop a world-controlling megacorporation looking to use the planet’s natural resources as a life source. The Turks is the nickname for the Investigation Sector Of the General Affairs Department of the evil Shinra Electric Power Company.
G-Man – Half-Life
Half-Life is a science-fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998, the player plays as protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman who is trying to fight his way out of a secret research facility after an experiment goes wrong, in the process having to solve countless puzzles and fighting many enemies using conventional weapons and also through sheer trickery. G-Man is one of the main characters in the video game, he is a mysterious character who appears multiple times in the game who was an employer of Gordon Freeman and works to help and at times hinder the progress of the player, with his allegiance and role in the story still being unknown to this day.
Goldman – House Of The Dead
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House Of The Dead is a first-person light gun arcade video game, developed by Wow Entertainment and published by Sega in 1996 in Japan and in 1997 in the rest of the world. The game revolves around agents Thomas Rogan and the other agent simply known as ‘G’ in their quest of taking down evil scientist Dr. Curien. Caleb Goldman is one of the main antagonists of the video game, he is a wealthy financier who is responsible for funding mad scientist Dr. Curien in his evil endeavors.
Kane & Lynch – Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a third-person video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive, in the game the player control Kane and is accompanied by fellow mercenary Lynch with sometimes the option to recruit other mercenaries for certain missions. The game begins by Kane & Lynch facing long prison time for manslaughter, however before they arrive in prison their prison gun is overturned by a group of mercenaries hired by the criminal gang known as ‘the 7’ who take Kane & Lynch to a construction site and accuse Kane of stealing money from them giving just 3 weeks to retrieve the money or have their families murdered by the gang.