50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters and heroes modern games have to offer

Nathan Drake
Nathan Drake from 'Uncharted' series2/50

2. Nathan Drake

He's Indiana Jones for the modern age, coming at you with a mix of bullets and witticisms in one verdant landscape after another. Voice actor Nolan North gave the character his familiar bantering tone but it was Drake's relationships with other characters in the Uncharted series, Elena, Sully, Chloe and his brother Sam that made him more than just another generic action hero with a talent for indiscriminately slaughtering bad-guys. By Uncharted 4, out earlier this year, people were rooting for Elena and Nathan to make it like they were winners from The Bachelor, and Naughty Dog made sure to keep us all hanging.

Iconic Moment: The plane sequence from Uncharted 3 is Nathan Drake at his wisecracking, heroic best - navigating his way through a burning, plummeting cargo plane filled with enemies before arriving, nary a stylish scarf askew, in a stunning desert setting.

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