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author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Best Video Game Characters - The Protagonists that Defined the 2010s

Most good games let us play as distinctive, memorable characters. Here's a list of some of the best protagonists from the games of the last decade or so.

Joker – Persona 5

Joker is one of the monikers of the main character of Persona 5. Depending on the circles, he's also known as Trickster, Leader, The Phantom, and even "little guinea pig." He's a student transferred to Shujin High School in Tokyo after being wrongly charged and convicted (suspended) of attempting to assault a high-ranking politician. In a new environment, he not only makes new friendships and meets people with similar problems, but also discovers a transition to a different, surreal dimension of the Metaverse, where he becomes the leader of an organization known as Heart Thieves.

A tall, pale teenager who usually follows all the rules of the system he lives in, in and another dimension becomes a powerful hero who can really change the world. So, he begins to change the hearts of corrupt adults and affect society as a whole, while having a lot of extraordinary adventures. Joker partly allows himself to fulfill his teenage dreams of being someone truly extraordinary, rather than just one of many students.

  1. Persona 5 in our encyclopedia

Kassandra – Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey allows you to play as one of two main characters: Alexios or his half-sister Kassandra. The creators of the game revealed, however, that Kassandra is actually the canonical protagonist for the entire series. Her complicated family relationships and connections with the future brotherhood of Assassins offer long and interesting threads to discover in the game.

Kassandra herself, on the other hand, is considered a little gullible person that's strongly devoted to money, which should not be surprising considering that she became a mercenary. She can be impatient and impulsive, and she likes to intimidate her adversaries. However, somewhere under the shell of a tough warrior, there's a great sensitivity that comes out, for example, when dealing with children. Playing Kassandra is a fleshed-out character that provides a lot of emotions, thanks to the solid performance of Melissanthi Mahut, as well as a lot of exposition that lets us understand her emotions and traits of her character.

  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey in our encyclopedia
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition

Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition

The Last of Us: Part II

The Last of Us: Part II

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata

Life is Strange

Life is Strange

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1

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