8. Otacon - Metal Gear series
Hal "Otacon" Emmerich is a total geek. He works with computers, loves watching animes, and he pisses himself in terror when he's threatened by semi-invisible robot ninjas. In short, he's one of us, and his lovable nature makes him a geeky foil to Solid Snake's tough guy act throughout Metal Gears 1, 2 and 4. Whether he's helping you out directly through the use of a remote-controlled Metal Gear, blathering with you over the radio or mourning the death of a loved one (poor guy), Otacon is one of those gaming allies who permanently etches himself into your mind.
7. Urdnot Wrex – Mass Effect
Wrex liked killing people. Lucky for him, he was extremely adept at doing it. It wasn't just his huge frame, or his deep, booming voice, or his skill with a shotgun that made him tidy in a scrap. It was all of these qualities added together. Wrex followed Shepard just for the hell of it ("a storm's coming, and you and Saren are right in the middle of it"), and for that we loved him. But the Krogan Battlemaster's blood lust often made you laugh, too. He didn't speak often, but when he did, you'd listen, and you'd take him out on missions just to see if he had something particularly brutal to say about the carnage Shepard and co were causing. Our favourite Mass Effect character and a worthy companion on your quest to save the galaxy.