Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 Features for Xbox 360

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The lead character always gets the limelight. In video games the star of the show will appear on the box art and in all the promotional material, while everyone else stands around in the background. Seeing as Mass Effect 2 hits stores this week, bringing with it a whole host of memorable characters who join you on your adventure, we've put together a list of our Top 10 Video Game Companions. These guys, girls, animals and inanimate objects all played their part, travelling with you, fighting alongside you or just offering advice.

10. Weighted Companion Cube – Portal

Valve must have been taken aback by the popularity of Portal's Weighted Companion Cube. Despite being just a waist-high grey crate with pink hearts on the side, the WCC instantly won a place in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Why? It's hard to say, but it certainly helps that the box is essentially the only "friend" you have in the cold and clinical trials of Aperture Science. As the psychotic computer AI GlaDOS bullies you from one task to the next, there's something quietly reassuring about the Cube's silent, enduring presence. Despite meeting a tragic in-game fate, the WCC lives on as an internet meme and - for the asking price of 30 dollars - as your very own plush toy, still available to buy from the Valve Store online. No, really.

9. Navi – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

From the moment Navi woke Link from his nightmarish slumber at the beginning of masterpiece Ocarina of Time, we knew the chirpy little fairy guide wouldn't leave our side. Sure, she sometimes annoyed the hell out of us, with her incessant "hey", "watch out" and "listen", but her heart was in the right place. She was only trying to help, after all. Somehow, Navi – essentially little more than a bright white spark that followed Link around – managed to capture the hearts of the Nintendo fanboy horde. We loved Navi, and she loved us back. With her by our side, you never really feared anything.

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reaper_05

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
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reaper_05

wrex is good i think, but he died in the game.
Posted 13:33 on 30 January 2010
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renegade@ wyp100

Yeh
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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Timmy71

"THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE KICK!!"
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
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JonahFalcon

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

I LOVED NAVI!
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
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Bloodstorm

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
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SexyJams

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
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Neon-Soldier32

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
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IndoorHeroes

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

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

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

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Release Date: 29/01/2010
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 292 14
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