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2. HK-47 - Knights of the Old Republic

BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic did an amazing job at creating an olden-days slant on the Star Wars universe, but every once in a while it got a little bit too pious for its own good. If you opted to follow the light side of The Force you were pretty much forced to play as a simpering goodie two-shoes, so when you stumbled across HK-47 in a robot shop on Tattooine, he was a breath of fresh air. Oh he seems nice enough the first time you chat to him, but as soon as you've paid for him he reveals his true identity as an electronic equivalent to Patrick Bateman. HK-47 is a natural born killer (or at least, a factory-made one) and he certainly loves his work. Aside from being very handy in a fight, he has a barbed sense of a humour and a habit of referring to humans as "meatbags". Both of these qualities went some way towards diluting KOTOR's squeaky clean morality.

1. Alyx Vance - Half Life 2 and Episodes

Gordon Freeman somehow manages to be one of those characters who attains greatness without ever actually saying anything, but at least part of his triumph must be attributed to Alyx Vance. As one of the first video game characters to successfully convey human emotion, Alyx plays a huge role in the dramatic rollercoaster that is Valve's master work. There's a memorable scene early in Half Life 2 in which, you, Alyx and the huge robot Dog all play together using the gravity gun; it's a quiet moment, but it's things like this that pay a huge dividend later on, when the three of you are fighting for your lives. In short, Alyx is the emotional heart of the Half Life series, and a strong contender for the best companion in contemporary gaming.

Who do you think are the best companions in video games? Let us know in the comments section below.

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reaper_05's Avatar


definitely DOG is the perfect one, he´s funny and he saves more than one time in the game.

I think too in Linch in Kane&Linch, he´s a little bit crazy but he is a great freind, and takes a lot of bullets for you.
Posted 13:35 on 30 January 2010
reaper_05's Avatar


wrex is good i think, but he died in the game.
Posted 13:33 on 30 January 2010

renegade@ wyp100

Top 10 Video Game Companions the picture is half life so you know it wins :P So maybe you should of put like the cube etc
Posted 03:04 on 28 January 2010
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Posted 20:37 on 27 January 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993@ wyp100

I think he meant on the screen where you click on to follow the article, the picture is number 1. I had forgotten about that but maybe if you get to number 2 and the picture hadnt came up then you would know what it was.
Posted 20:36 on 27 January 2010
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wyp100@ Neon-Soldier32

How is the first place the advertisement?
Posted 20:34 on 27 January 2010
JonahFalcon's Avatar


"GO FOR THE EYES, BOO! THE EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Posted 19:34 on 27 January 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


It was so pointless you had to love it. Especially after it followed you throughout the whole game!
And it's cute little voice, you make it sound like it shouted 'Hey listen',
it said it all sweetly and like a little baby :D
Posted 19:23 on 27 January 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Why.......WHY IS NAVI THERE? Everyone i speak to about it hates it. "Hey, listen! HEY LISTEN!" over and over again.....
Posted 19:16 on 27 January 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


I remember Navi! Stupid Avatar stole that name.
I think Navi should have won actually;
(probably because that was the only game I've played in the list)
Not surprised to see Half-Life 2 and Portal in there some how, they always are in every list at least once.
Surprised there was no dog from Fable II though, guess you didn't think he compared to the dog in Fallout 3 then?
Posted 19:12 on 27 January 2010


VG really needs to stop putting the first place as the advertisment
Posted 19:01 on 27 January 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993@ IndoorHeroes

Pikachu! of course should be in the list :D

Cant complain with the list though guys :)
Posted 17:09 on 27 January 2010
IndoorHeroes's Avatar


Pikachu followeded me around in Pokémans yellows. He's my fraverut.
Posted 16:31 on 27 January 2010
dudester's Avatar


No shale no win imo
Posted 16:18 on 27 January 2010
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Interesting that Agro from Shadow of the Colossus is in the list, but not Yorda from its spiritual predecessor, Ico. She was, for me at least, the most memorable companion in any game I've played.

I'd squeeze out Tifa and stick Yorda in her place, and replace Dogmeat with Basil (my dog from Fable 2, I had Mr. Fawkes in Fallout 3 and he was too ugly to make my top 10).
Posted 15:45 on 27 January 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 17/11/2003
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 8,899 164
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