Where would we be without action heroes? We'd have no one to fight off alien menaces, take down terrorists or run for high powered goverment positions. We've seen these actors become iconic figures in the last few decades, but in recent years video game characters have tried to muscle in on the action. But who is better: the video game action hero or the old fashioned movie action star? We've pitted the very best in head to head fights to find out.
Sam Fisher v Jack Bauer
This is a tough contest. Both Fisher and Bauer are clear experts in their field – preventing disasters through the application of extreme violence. They're both prepared to "go rogue" if need be, and they're both happy to improvise: Fisher uses broken mirror shards to look around corners, and bathroom sinks to bash people's faces in; Bauer can use any household item to torture you into a confession – whether it's necessary or not. However, in Splinter Cell Conviction it seems that Fisher is guided by simple instructions that are stylishly projected onto his surrounding scenery. Bauer, by contrast, only seems to operate under his own special brand of insane logic. If you hired him as a bodyguard, he'd probably shoot you in the lung – because that's precisely the last thing that the bad guys would expect.. Right? RIGHT?!
Winner: Jack Bauer, because he'll kill us if he doesn't win