Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 Features for Xbox 360

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6. Agro the horse - Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is a lonely experience, a bewildering game in which you're never completely sure of the morality of your actions. You quietly make your way across the game world, until you reach one of your giant opponents, battle them to the death, and then continue on your way. Throughout your quest, Agro the horse is your one and only friend - someone who is always there for you, who never questions your actions, regardless of how you may personally feel about them. You never exchange a word, obviously, but the bond that builds between you is an incredible thing, one of SOTC's many remarkable achievements. And of course, this companionship plays a vital role in the game's emotional conclusion.

5. SHODAN - System Shock 1 and 2

Okay, so we're being a bit liberal with the definition of "companion" here. SHODAN certainly isn't your friend, but she's an enduring presence who remains with you throughout your adventures in System Shock 1 and 2 - and indeed long after the game has finished, if you're susceptible to nightmares. Like the dual influence of Atlas and Andrew Ryan in BioShock, SHODAN is a character who is built almost entirely around her voice... and what a voice it is: SHODAN's icy mechanical tones, echoing through the shadowy corridors of the Von Braun spaceship, are enough to make your blood run cold - even on the rare occasions when she's working with you. She's the world's most advanced AI, she's utterly evil, and she could eat both Skynet AND Andrew Ryan for breakfast. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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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

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 29/01/2010
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 167 9
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