Because who doesn’t need a superhero every now and then…
We know times are still a bit weird and leadership is a tad all over the place, but on the game-related silver lining side of things, it made us ponder over our favourite kick-ass characters who’ve battled many virtual devastations. Oh, imagine if they were real…what would the world be like?
So, to help keep that fighting spirit of yours on the up, we’ve whittled down our top five badass heroes to hype you up for the week ahead.
1. Master Chief
First up, Halo’s legendary Spartan warrior. This guy is literally a one-man army! From ending the Covenant War to tackling the Flood like the badass mother f#cker he is, this unstoppable, genetically modified tank of a man is not one to be messed with!
2. Commander Shepard
The embodiment of leadership, Commander Shepard is an outstanding N7 soldier in the Systems Alliance military, the first human Spectre and the main protagonist of the Mass Effect trilogy…boom, triple threat! With his unshakeable resolve and admirable amount of resources, this is a guy you’ll definitely want on your team.
3. Lara Croft
Despite being born to an aristocratic family, this thrill-seeking archaeologist never had any interest in that well-to-do, upper class life. Not one to back down in the face of danger, the curiosity and perseverance of this woman is like no other. In need of an adventure? Lara’s your girl!
4. Gordon Freeman
A theoretical physicist armed with a crowbar, this absolute trooper took both an alien scourge and the military head on. An unlikely warrior overcoming challenge and after challenge, yet still managing to save the human race? What a guy! Eventually becoming a leader of the uprising, it’s a no brainer he was dubbed a resistance hero. Brave Gordon, bravo.
5. Isaac Clarke
Thrust into the one of the worst situations imageable, this engineer doesn’t half put his tools to good use when fighting off hordes of zombie aliens. Repairing the spaceship Ishimura, resisting a mind-altering alien relic and battling the nightmarish Necromorphs…you can’t say this guy doesn’t know how to multitask. Well done Mr Clarke, you’ve bagged the final spot on our list.
So, there you have it! And if a well-loved hero of your own didn’t make the cut, send us a tweet @stakester and let us know the kick-ass character you admire the most! Oh, and don’t forget to download the Stakester app if you haven’t already!