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The 70 best video game characters of the decade

Fresh from picking the best games of the past decade, we decided to do a deep dive and make fond remembrance of the characters we liked the most.

It’s been an incredible decade for character design, in which facial capture technology has helped burnish excellent performances by actors and voice actors. The quality of writing in games, in terms of dialogue, characterization, and plot, has improved immensely. Writers have begun to move on from two-dimensional action heroes, clumsy sidekicks, and offensive caricatures to paint convincing people who inspire empathy.

The Polygon team picked these favorites based on various criteria, including characters that are transportive, convincing, funny, original, moving, or unusual. We have only allowed one character (or duo) per franchise, but it’s worth mentioning that many of the games listed below have more than one memorable character. We’ve mixed together original characters as well as some who’ve been around for a while, but who made an especially interesting contribution in the last 10 years. The list is presented in alphabetical order.

Please feel free to post your favorite characters from the past decade in the comments below.

Alex (Oxenfree)

Alex is a teenager who, along with a small group of friends, sets out on a jaunt to an island near her home. Oxenfree is a superb narrative game in which the player helps to shape Alex’s personality through her responses. But whether she’s upbeat and friendly, or downbeat and sarcastic, she’s constantly believable and relatable. As the game progresses, we learn of the prior loss of her brother, and her feelings about his death. So convincingly human is Alex that inhabiting her life is a truly transportive experience.

Colin Campbell

Allie (Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch)

In video games, mothers are often portrayed as villains, or they are killed in order to catalyze the hero’s journey. Allie in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is emphatically one of the latter group. She dies of heart failure after saving her son (the game’s protagonist) from drowning. He then goes in search of a rumored doppelgänger in a fantasy world. Although Allie comes from the well-worn tradition of tragic moms, she’s outlined with great tenderness by developer Level-5, working in tandem with Studio Ghibli.

Colin Campbell

Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)

While Aloy seemingly falls into the same category of “strong female protagonists” as Bayonetta and early Lara Croft, the narrative world that Guerrilla Games builds around her in Horizon Zero Dawnprevents her from being a one-dimensional character. Aloy’s upbringing as an outcast from her tribe imbues her with an unfailing sense of moral clarity on her quest to discover who she is. She’s pragmatic but compassionate, iron-willed but open-minded. In a 31st-century world with its own norms and taboos, particularly around gender, Aloy refuses to let anyone else tell her how to live.

Samit Sarkar

Batman and the Joker (Arkham series)

Over 80 years, we’ve seen so much of Batman and the Joker. But Rocksteady Studios’ Arkham trilogy offers us an intimate look at the pair. In Arkham Knight, after the Joker’s already dead, he lives in Batman’s head and torments him with visions and dark thoughts. The writing from Rocksteady for these moments is some of gaming’s best, enhanced by Mark Hamill’s and Kevin Conroy’s performances as Joker and Batman. We could’ve gotten something so bland from these two characters, but Rocksteady’s understanding of their need for one another helped them blossom.

Ryan Gilliam

The Bloody Baron (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

The Bloody Baron’s quest line is the standout moment in The Witcher 3. The Baron comes off charming enough, but reveals himself to be a terrible brute over time. The way the story plays with his horrible flaws, making you feel sympathy without ever letting him off the hook, is gripping. But most importantly, his trial gives us a better look into the otherwise stoic and introverted Geralt. Through the Baron’s trial, we see into the Witcher’s heart, a rare treasure in Wild Hunt.

Ryan Gilliam

Callie and Marie, The Squid Sisters (Splatoon series)

Nintendo really took some anthropomorphized squids and made them into pop sensations. Despite the fact that I cannot understand what they’re saying when they sing, these representatives of the amazing music in Splatoonare pop icons. Stay fresh!

Julia Lee

Catherine de Medici (Civilization 6)

All the world leaders in Civilization 6 are beautifully drawn and feature a range of emotions from obsequious to enraged. But my favorite is probably Catherine, whose appalling snobbishness and haughty disregard for all things foreign make her a delight to play against. Catherine’s thing is spying on her enemies and waving a glass of Champagne, imperiously, at her foolish foes. Even in defeat, she manages to look down her nose at we barbarians who dare to cross her path.

Colin Campbell

Clementine and Lee (The Walking Dead)

If you search YouTube for the final episode of the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, you’ll find a miniature industry of players recording their own emotional responses to its devastating finale. Lee is an escaped convict in the midst of a zombie outbreak who finds himself caring for a frightened, vulnerable girl called Clementine. Later seasons show Clementine’s debt to Lee, and the lessons she learned from her redoubtable mentor. These are characters who are genuinely loved by their many fans.

Colin Campbell

Danny Williams (FIFA series)

The greatest teammate in sports video gaming. Danny Williams begins as a mouthy antagonist to the player-controlled Alex Hunter in FIFA’s The Journey career mode, but then they both end up on the same side in the Football League Championship, and a real bond forms as both guys try to get to the Premier League. Danny’s bravado is a mask for his obvious insecurity; on the pitch, he knows he needs others for him to be great. Playing Hunter as a central attacking midfielder in Norwich City’s , with Danny as striker, I was more than happy to help. In a match against Aston Villa, I took a perfect through ball in stride down the wing, and I could have easily driven on and dusted the keeper. Instead I stopped, toe-rolled the ball back a couple of paces, and lobbed Danny a cross, which he headed in — for a hat trick. I would feed Danny scoring chances all day, like grapes to a lover.

Owen Good

Delilah (Firewatch)

Henry is Firewatch’s protagonist, but it’s his unseen boss Delilah who delivers the story’s most layered, intriguing, and mysterious subject. They are both lonesome custodians of firewatch towers out in the wilds of Wyoming. Rookie Henry reports any anomalies to Delilah via radio. In conversations, she’s spiky, sarcastic, and smart. She also has a drinking problem. As the story’s peril ramps up, Henry begins to suspect that Delilah is hiding something. An investigation of her lookout and an inspection of her belongings reveals more of her quirky, slightly tragic personality.

Colin Campbell

Delilah Copperspoon (Dishonored series)

Deliciously wicked Delilah Copperspoon begins her Dishonored journey as the leader of a colorful, murderous coven of witches. It’s her backstory that lights up her story. Delilah was once a sweet princess, craving her father’s attention. Expelled after being framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she lives a life of extreme poverty in Dishonored’s gritty underworld. Delilah embraces the occult, and returns to the center of power, wiser and sparkling with supernatural malice.

Colin Campbell

Dutch van der Linde (Red Dead Redemption series)

Dutch van der Linde started his career as a folk hero and revolutionary and ended it as a sad, broken man. Dutch can be read as a proud man who is trying to tread water in a world that no longer has room for him, or a monster distracting from his own cruel, violent whims with grand gestures and patriarchal pressure. His life is a series of closing doors, and Dutch can’t stop making compromises. He never quite loses his sense of drama and performance, even as everything else is worn away by time and civilization.

Cass Marshall

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Edér Teylecg (Pillars of Eternity series)

One of the very first characters I met in Pillars of Eternity, Edér Teylecg was my constant companion throughout that game. He serves as the spiritual center of the story, and is just really chill about it the entire time. I liken it to having Matthew McConaughey in your adventuring party. In the original game, and the sequel Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, he’s voiced by actor Matt Mercer, the man behind the Critical Role series. In fact, including the player character and optional downloadable content, you basically fill your entire party with different versions of Mercer.

Charlie Hall

Edith Finch (What Remains of Edith Finch)

For much of What Remains of Edith Finch, we primarily see only Edith Finch’s hands. We see them clad in hand-knit gloves as she explores her childhood home, a sprawling, ramshackle mansion in Washington. Finch opens doors, fiddles with mementos, and writes in her diary. What Remains of Edith Finch is a retelling of a cursed family’s stories, filtered through Finch’s eyes.

Nicole Carpenter

Elizabeth and Booker (BioShock Infinite)

Despite its overblown story and grandiose setting, shooter BioShock Infinite gives us a memorable duo of Booker de Witt and Elizabeth, whose relationship gradually unfolds as the game progresses. De Witt is a standard video game hero: a violent man with a dark past. But Elizabeth is more interesting. She’s a mage, held captive by an evangelical dictator. As the game begins, we see de Witt as the savior, but it soon becomes clear that Elizabeth has all the power. The time travel story allows us to see Elizabeth at different ages in her life, and to see her sense of moral behavior adjust to the world around her, while de Witt’s somewhat two-dimensional personality both softens and deepens.

Colin Campbell

Ellie and Riley (The Last of Us: Left Behind)

Ellie is a tough teenage girl, living through the nightmare of a global pandemic. In The Last of Us, she’s teamed up with gruff antihero action man Joel. They make for a well-written mismatched road trip duo. But it’s in the later episode, the more narrative-focused Left Behind, that she comes into her own alongside Riley, a teenage friend who has joined a radical group of fighters. Riley is a formidable presence, but also a free spirit who confronts the world as she finds it. Set as a prequel to the main game, Left Behind explores the two girls’ differences and their closeness as they face inevitable separation.

Colin Campbell

Elodie (Long Live the Queen)

Long Live the Queen was the first visual novel I ever played, and I was struck with how complex the character arc for Elodie was. Her ascension to the throne is sudden, and comes at the death of her mother. At the start of the game, she’s scared and sad and overwhelmed, and she has very little time to become some kind of ruler. More than in most stories about princesses, you really feel the immense political pressure she’s placed under — while also feeling the responsibility you have to guide her through assassination attempts, court lessons, and plenty of intrigue.

Jenna Stoeber

Emet-Selch (Final Fantasy 14)

Villain Emet-Selch’s story was mysterious and a little confusing until the Final Fantasy Shadowbringers expansion fleshed him out and showed who he really was: a guy just trying to bring his split world back together, after his people were eradicated by a god. As Emet-Selch let me into his brain and showed me the civilization he was once a part of, my heart sank, as I knew that I could not sacrifice the universe in exchange for his happiness, no matter how badly I wanted to. There is truly no sadder feeling than sympathizing with your longtime enemy.

Julia Lee

Florence Yeoh (Florence)

Florence Yeoh, the namesake of Mountains’ Florence, is a stunning character, one more affecting in an hour’s worth of mobile gameplay than plenty of characters I’ve spent many hours with. Florence is a game about connections, whether those are in friendship, in love, or with family. The game’s design — particularly its clever use of touchscreen mechanics — gives these connections a tactile feel that brings depth and nuance to Florence as we learn about her love, life, and worries.

Nicole Carpenter

Ghost (Destiny series)

Destiny’s characters rarely speak, so nearly all the exposition and internal thoughts come through Ghost, every Guardian’s faithful shoulder angel. Nolan North took over for Peter Dinklage in the original Destiny, and continued the role into the second game. Destiny can be very dark and overly serious at times, but North’s Ghost delicately threads the needle between lifting you up and letting you know things just got real.

Ryan Gilliam

GLaDOS (Portal 2)

Originally created as a tutorial guide for Portal, snarky artificial intelligence GLaDOS proved so popular with the development team that her role was extended through the whole game. In Portal 2, she returns in an even more malicious form, revealing a dark backstory that kind of explains why she’s so horrid. In the end, she serves up an amusing tale of redemption. Such is her resilience that she’s crossed over to other games, includingLego Dimensions and Bridge Constructor Portal.

Colin Campbell

Goose (Untitled Goose Game)

The goose became one of the biggest memes of because it’s a horrible little bastard. In Untitled Goose Game, the goose spends its time tailing, teasing, and torturing the various citizens of an idyllic village. It has the mischief of a child and the selfishness of an adult. Most of all, the goose is very funny.

Colin Campbell

Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Handsome Jack represents the best of the Borderlands franchise. In Borderlands 2, he is a constant presence throughout the game. The heroes don’t go long without hearing his cajoling, threatening, and joking — and a long story, told breathlessly through laughter, about murdering one poor soul with a spoon. Voice actor Dameon Clarke sells even the most sophomoric dialogue and makes it likable, no matter how cruel the content. Handsome Jack doesn’t have an arc or a greater point — he’s just a smug, theatrical jackass, and while he’s fun to hate, part of me cheered for him until the end.

Cass Marshall

Hannah (Her Story)

Hannah is that video gaming rarity: a human character played by an actor, without any technological overlay. In Her Story, Hannah is being interviewed by police who are investigating the disappearance of her husband. Hannah, played superbly by Viva Seifert, is often inconsistent in her replies. Her evasive manner is based on developer Sam Barlow’s research into real police interviews, and the way suspects try to fool highly experienced investigators. The player researches Hannah’s testimony in order to unravel a cracking story of love and betrayal.

Colin Campbell

Herschel Biggs (L.A. Noire)

The lifer sent out to pasture on the LAPD’s arson desk, Herschel Biggs grumbles at wonderboy Cole Phelps’ theories that some workaday house fires are actually connected to a larger or more sinister conspiracy. It just means more paperwork, after all. But then, faced with the hideously charred remains of a family, Biggs busts out. He swears simple frontier justice on the firebug carrying out the plot, but of course this case ends up so much bigger than that. Like a sick man getting his hunger back, Biggs is a crime fighter again. And his moral outrage is the only tear of optimism that film noir is willing to shed: that the bad guys will be gotten, by the book or not.

Owen Good

Isabelle (Animal Crossing)

Isabelle is my best friend. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she’s the pure, helpful pal opposite Tom Nook’s thieving landlord eyes. But behind Isabelle’s sparkling, there is a certain rage, which she let out when she was revealed to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Isabelle protec, but more importantly, she attac. But really, since her debut in New Leaf, she’s become the mascot of Animal Crossing — a very real icon.

Nicole Carpenter

Jack and Marguerite Baker (Resident Evil 7)

Some Resident Evil villains are monsters, and that’s what makes them memorable, like Mr. X or the Regeneradores. Jack and Marguerite Baker are human, and that puts them in a tier of their own. Marguerite is trying to offer you hospitality, while Jack serves as the immortal, protective patriarch of his twisted family. This loving mom-and-pop duo has transformed into a simmering pot of supernatural rage, masquerading as your new parents. The terrifying concept sells the scenes of Marguerite’s frantic stabbing, Jack’s relentless hunt, and the dread you feel sitting down to a family dinner.

Cass Marshall

Jane Shepard (Mass Effect series)

The first human specter, the fearless vanguard, and leader of the Normandy’s crew. Shepard steps out of the role of silent RPG protagonist and takes charge. Jennifer Hale’s voice acting really sells Shepard as both a deadly space marine and a vulnerable protagonist facing impossible odds. Between the various party combinations and the Renegade/Paragon path, there’s no shortage of incredible action movie set-pieces, great one-liners, and heartwarming moments with friends, allies, and even lovers. Mass Effect 3 may have ended the trilogy on a sour note, but we’ll always have Commander Shepard.

Cass Marshall

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The 50 Greatest Video Game Characters

Whether hearty plumber, battleworn grunt or cutesey farmyard animal, the colourful stars of video games have become emblems of their respective eras. Mario, Sonic and their ilk are the De Niros and Bogarts of the gaming world, closer to the hearts of die-hard console-addicts than any Hollywood icon could be. With this in mind, and after much soul-searching, arguing and quiet contemplation, we have painstakingly assembled our list of the greatest gaming characters ever devised. Most will be old friends, some will be new acquaintances but each and every one is a standout - be they cultural icon, inspired innovation or a masterpiece of character design. The rogue's gallery of gaming legends starts here

Ryu Hayabusa

First appeared in:Ninja Gaiden ()

There's no other ninja in gaming we'd rather have on our side. Yoshimitsu? Hop off. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Get back to your sewers. Ryu Hayabusa is the only psychotic swordsman we'd want on our team, and it's pretty obvious to see why.

He's a no-holds-barred maniac, hacking, slashing, backflipping, spinning and leaping all over the shop, chopping up swathes of enemies like he was dicing onions. Mid-air. With a scythe. There's also a bit of Wolverine going on, what with the claw-like appendages on his fists, painting the town red time and again with such grace he looks like some sort of bloody ballet dancer. Minus the tutu.

Also, he's not quite human, which also helps, and he welds the awesomely powerful 'dragon sword'. This is a man not to be messed with, and his honour, grace, and iconic image as the superlative gaming ninja, he'll never be forgotten.

Dirk The Daring

First appeared in:Dragon's Lair ()

When Dirk first blundered into our lives, screeching and screaming at any form of danger, it was nothing short of a revelation. Laserdisc or arcade, however you got your dose of Dirk, it was utterly, amazingly, astoundingly astonishing. Pixels? Pixels? Dirk's better than pixels. You were basically playing a Disney movie on your TV. In the early 80s! There are no words.

Dirk himself was a brave and highly skilled knight, if somewhat easily scared at times, which all added to the beautiful graphics and design, brought about by ex-Disney animator, Don Bluth. The result allowed this manly man with his tin hat plenty of opportunities to show off his sword swinging skills as he made his way through the wizard's castle, past monsters and ghoulies galore, all with this Disney-esque tone and look that had kids transfixed.

Though it only played through for ten minutes, it was so goddamn tricksy if felt like hours. The controls were also rather limited to a well timed shunt in a particular direction but despite its shortfalls, Dragon's Lair saw Dirk become a huge part of young gamers' lives.

Donkey Kong

First appeared in:Donkey Kong ()

King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Donkey Kong in the world of fictional gorillas,

Donkey has some tough competition, but he trounces his rivals in the gorillas-in-gaming world (yes, we're looking at you, Andross from Star Fox), smashing barrels into all comers with manic aplomb.

Arguably the worst named character in the history of gaming (a fiercely fought category, admittedly), Mr Kong was supposedly called 'Donkey' because his Japanese creator and game-devising legend, Shigeru Miyamoto, thought 'Donkey' meant stubborn or stupid in English, and 'Kong' was Japanese slang for Gorilla. Hey, now you know.

Now somewhat overshadowed by his overalls-loving owner, Kong lives on through his 20 strong back catalogue, as well as his appearances in the Smash Bros and Mario Kart series. An ape of few words but many friends, he's everyone's favourite Princess-kidnapper - just don't steal any of his bananas. Seriously, don't.

The Horned Reaper

First appeared in:Dungeon Keeper ()

The thing is about Horny is that he comes in two different versions. In the original Dungeon Keeper, he was merely (yes, 'merely') a badass unit you could summon by sacrificing a Troll, a Bile Demon, and a Mistress - simple. In the sequel he required a huge amount of mana� but he was also practically invincible.

Giant horns, massive scythe, glaring, glowing eyes - Horny was far more than just another minion for your ever-growing dungeon. Largely uncontrollable, he'd happily decimate the armies of your enemies, but leave him alone and unoccupied and the scythe-wielding demon would start to pull the heads off your own creatures as well. For that, his introductory 'outtakes' from the second version of the game and this interview, he'll always get our subservient, intimidated vote.

Vault Boy

First appeared in:Fallout ()

Based in part on the 'Uncle Moneybags' character from Monopoly, Vault-Boy is the Fallout series' mascot, popping up when you win trophies, pick character traits or watch an instructional video - all over the shop, basically. The bright, shiny, golden-haired smiley face that reminds you just how not-so bright and shiny post-apocalyptica is when you're running about with a gun and the desperate desire just to stay alive of a morning.

Unique in not actually being a playable character, a speaking character, or even a 'regular' character by any definition, he's such a key part of wasteland life, from your pip-boy to your bobblehead collection, and such an iconic symbol of the franchise that there's no-one else we'd ever think of when someone mentions nuclear disaster adventure games. Well, it's true.

Marcus Fenix

First appeared in:Gears Of War ()

Of all the marines, in all the alternate galaxies, in all the fictional universes, the gruntiest, muscliest, most trigger-happy of them all is one Mr Marcus Fenix. There might be some back story about him being imprisoned for leaving his post (in order to attempt to save his father, no less) and he might be best mates with Dominic Santiago and they might all have double-barrels of fun blasting locusts and there might be a bit of drama here and there too, but what it's all about it really is making you feel tough. Really tough.

That what Marcus Fenix does. He makes you think you're the toughest cookie in the jar, the hardest of all the nails, the brickiest of all the shit houses. Improbably proportioned, implausibly muscled and unspeakably hardcore, this is the badass COG trooper we all wish we could be. He's no Hamlet, and you don't much care what's going on inside his head, but as an ammo-guzzling baddie-blaster, he's pretty hard to beat.

Leon Kennedy

First appeared in:Resident Evil 2 ()

One of two playable characters in the first sequel to Capcom's groundbreaking Resident Evil, Leon Scott Kennedy's debut saw him stumbling across a T-virus outbreak in Racoon City, battling an army of brain-hungry ghouls, and escaping the condemned town in one piece. Not bad for a rookie cop on his first day on the job.

The character was conceived by series creator Hideki Kamiya as a contrast to "blunt tough-guy" Chris Redfield from the first game, and Leon's more believable reaction to the unfolding horrors endeared him to a generation of gorehounds and saw him appearing in a clutch of console spin-offs and two Hollywood movies. However, Leon's crowning moment is Resident Evil 4, a sublime adventure that rebooted the survival horror genre for a picky next gen audience, and saw the hero promoted to a secret agent dispatched to rescue the US President's daughter.


First appeared in:Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic ()

Set some 4, years before the events of George Lucas' canon saga, BioWare's XBox/PC RPG epic Knights Of The Old Republic is arguably the best Star Wars prequel to date (Genddy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars 'toons come a close second). Among its many charms (dual-wield lightsabers! Go Sith!) is its smart characterisation, particularly among the rag-tag crew your character gathers around him/her.

This is best exemplified by the brilliantly twisted HK, an assassin droid who joins your team (the name being a derivative of two gun names: Heckler & Koch meets AK, although HK also stands for 'Hunter-Killer'). In a wonderfully perverse twist, he's built like a Threepio-style protocol droid and shares that line's politely articulate butlerish speech mannerisms (wonderfully vocalised by Kristoffer Tabori), with which he dryly expresses sociopathic sentiments, including a distain for organic life perfectly summed up by his repeated use of the word "meatbag". Oft imitated (not least by BioWare themselves: see Dragon Age: Origins' prissy golem, Shale), never bettered.

Sam & Max

First appeared in:Sam & Max Hit the Road ()

You don't see enough anthropomorphic animals in gaming these days. Nintendo and Sega used to rattle off hedgehogs and gorillas with giddy aplomb, but there's a marked lack of talking badgers and bandicoots these days. Still, among the entire talking menagerie there's something special about Sam & Max. Maybe it's the well-crafted dialogue, voice acting, and total insanity of it all, or it could be just because we're suckers for dogs wearing hats, and rabbits driving cars. Either/or really.

Rare for this list in being a partnership instead of just one character, we'd have liked to have separated them, but what with Max being a bonkers "hyperkinetic rabbity thing" we got scared and kept them together. They're like Rodney and Del Boy, Bogart and Bacall, Mario and Mushrooms. Practically inseparable, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Pyramid Head

First appeared in:Silent Hill 2 ()

A horrific personification of protagonist James Sunderland's repressed anger and penitence, Pyramid Head has a viscerally striking part to play in Silent Hill 2. Stalking the claustrophobic corridors of the vacant town, he remains one of the few masculine entities in the series and one of the most shocking monstrosities in gaming history.

Muscular, wearing a huge, metal pyramid on his head (it's not just a clever name) and wielding a knife roughly the size of a helicopter blade, he's first seen in twisted copulation with another of the game's nightmare creations and his ongoing, nefarious presence served to keep players in a state of perpetual dread. Game Desinger Masashi Tsuboyama gave him his heavy helmet's painful appearance to suggest its punishment; while his bloodied garments and enlarged weapon were to mark him as an executioner. Yours!

Being an impervious adversary, it's surprising that his presence hasn't been more prominent in Konami's Silent Hill series - recently, making a brief appearance in Silent Hill: Homecoming. Observant fans will note that the geometry-loving masochist actually has an oft-forgotten twin, who makes appearances with him during both games' climaxes.

Dr Fred Eddison

First appeared in:Maniac Mansion ()

He may have appeared in the original game, Maniac Mansion, but Dr Edison really came into his own in its sequel, Day Of The Tentacle, where we must admit there was plenty of competition in the 'best game character' stakes. There's the geeky Bernard, slacker Hoagie, and quirky (to say the least) Laverne, all independently playable characters, all in different time eras. However, Dr Fred wins out, even above the dastardly Purple Tentacle, superb though he was.

The perfect mad professor, he's a grouchy, grumpy, insane genius who's willing and able to make almost anything out of almost anything - even portable toilets, turning them into time-travellers devices (a.k.a. "Chron-o-Johns").

Where many others have tried to hammer out an insane creative genius such as Fred, no-one has succeeded quite so well. Fred remains the ultimate bodging scientist, hell-bent on buggering everything up and then fixing it again with the same nutty relish he applied while cocking it all up in the first place.

Mr. X

First appeared in:Resident Evil 2 ()

Otherwise known as Tyrant T, Trenchcoat or 'Trenchy', this hulking, bald, coat-wearing behemoth literally crashed into Resident Evil 2, thundering through a wall and proceeding to stalk the protagonists like a brain-hungry Terminator. Relentlessly pursuing our heroes, he was designed by Capcom to offer a different kind of opponent from the usual hordes of shuffling dead-heads. Throughout Resi 2, as you waded through rooms full of lickers, zombie dogs and other assorted mutants, it was the constant threat of X's reappearance that left players perpetually on edge.

In addition to being built like a multi-storey car park, X's main weapon was his unpredictability. Just solved a difficult puzzle? Revisiting a cleared corridor? Running for your life? There was no telling when the walking wall of flesh would turn up to rip your arms off and beat you round the head with them. It was an effective mechanic and one Capcom tried to revisit in Resident Evil: Nemesis. Unfortunately, Nemesis never quite captured the silent dread of Mr. X and will forever remain a lesser foe in the Resident Evil Canon


First appeared in:Devil May Cry ()

With his flowing frockcoat, shock of white hair, razor sharp tongue and twin pistols named Ebony and Ivory, Dante is surely one of the coolest mothers in the history of videogaming.

The son of a notorious demon who dedicates his life to exterminating hellspawn, Dante hasn't always been a darling of the gaming massive; although his cocky attitude and acerbic wit won him legions of fans in the original Devil May Cry, the development team behind the second game turned him into a brooding, virtually silent hero, alienating a fanbase that lived its life vicariously through Dante's arrogant devil-bashing. But by taking a step back in time and showing players a younger, delightfully brash hero in Devil May Cry 3, the series got back on track and returned to creator Hideki Kamiya's original vision of a "cool and stylish guy that you would want to go out drinking with".

Pac Man

First appeared in:Pac-Man ()

Though his limited character development might leave us with a few key questions, such as "Why is he so hungry for white dots, anyway?", "How does his relationship with Ms Pac-Man work?" and "How did Pac-Man Jr. come about?", there is no doubt in anyone's mind as to his iconic status in the gaming world.

He may look like an indecisive pie-chart, but the sight of the original om-nom-nommer is as recognisable as McDonalds' Golden Arches or Darth Vader's helmet - the definitive symbol of his medium. And though playing through to the infamous 'broken' level of might seem a little too much (and a little too hard) for some, his unstoppable chomping is as addictive as old school arcade gaming gets, even now inspiring thousands to meet up for the world championships in New York.

And though a yellow hat-tip must go out to Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde for all their multi-coloured ghostliness, all the fruit goes to Pac-Man himself, still munching after all these years.

Big Daddy

First appeared in:BioShock ()

As the great Andrew Ryan puts it, Big Daddies are "lumbering palookas in foul smelling diving suits" and yet, despite these words coming from the big man himself, it's not quite true - there's a lot more to those metallic, gene-fiddled behemoths. The clearest, most iconic symbol of the amazing, unbelievable, and above all enthralling underwater world of Rapture, Big Daddies are genetic monsters, practically welded to their suits, stomping around with a giant drill and protecting their darling little sisters.

They're fascinating relics of an age gone by, created with such love and attention to detail that they're not only fun to fight but exhilaration to play as (thank you Bioshock 2). Beautiful and horrifying, loveable and at times very, very frightening, Big Daddies are an appealing mixture of man and machine, tattooing their image firmly onto the retinas of any gamer who's braved Rapture's sunken halls.

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Prince of Persia

First appeared in:Prince of Persia ()

Putting Jake Gyllenhaal's interpretation of the platform-hopper to one side for a moment, as well as (dare we say it), the original blonde-haired, pajama-wearing, devilishly difficult early versions, the Prince we're talking about is the one from the undeniably fantastic Sands Of Time trilogy that started in Not the condescending jock from the version. No sir.

As if having the ability to jump back in time a few seconds weren't reason enough to be impressed by the man, he's also a snarky, sarcastic, and ultimately a little bit human, and a huge amount of fun to play. Sure, his emo phase in Warrior Within left a lot to be desired, and the witty banter of the first game had weakened by the third, The Two Thrones, but at its heart as a genuinely likeable guy in baggy trousers wielding a large cutlass and sporting a natty beardlet. Here's hoping, nay, praying, the remake rewinds back to the good times please, Ubisoft?


First appeared in:Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse ()

Adrian Farenheights Tepes, also known as Alucard, is the bastard son of Dracula and a human woman. Half human, half vampire (a dhampir, for those into terminology), Alucard popped up in Castlevania II but came to the fore in 's Symphony of the Night where he turns against his fangsome father. A dashing hero in ruffled collar, jaunty cape and other suitably baroque accoutrements, Alucard takes after his mother's side and fights for good instead of snacking on jugulars like his old man.

His name, Alucard, is of course Dracula spelled backwards. When the Nintendo team behind him originally designed him it was as a mirror image of his father but subsequent tweaks to the mythology see Alucard choosing the moniker to show how his views are the opposite of daddy's. It's, like, totally meta.

The Announcer

First appeared in:Unreal Tournament ()

"Killing Spree!", "Rampage!", "Godlike!" It's not enough to gib someone with a plasma rifle and kill their friend in the face with a cluster of well-placed rockets, you need a little positive reinforcement while you're at it. Cue Unreal Tournament's gloriously over-the-top announcer. A franchise staple since the series kicked off in , the announcer's growling tally of every frag you make was a strangely gratifying addition to the frenetic online shooter.

Whether calling out headshots, charting the progression from multi to mega and monster kills or simply passing commentary on your killing technique ("flak monkey!"), the omnipresent announcer epitomises the quintessential UT experience. True, Epic did stray a little in latter titles, introducing a cheesier alternative and a truly disturbing 'sexy' announcer voice, but the traditional, gravelly announcer will always be the commentator of choice.

Miner Willy

First appeared in:Manic Miner ()

An unlikely hero who introduced a generation to the joys of videogaming, Miner Willy is one of the most important contributions to British pop culture in the last 50 years, and will be remembered forever as the first purely digital superstar to ignite the imagination of kids across the UK.

A home-grown Mario created by legendary programmer Matthew Smith on the ZX Spectrum, Willy first appeared in Manic Miner; a psychedelic, surreal, nightmarish platformer that found the hero dodging man-eating toilets, hiding from telephones, and avoiding copyright-infringing monsters inspired by Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. But his most notorious outing was the monumental Jet Set Willy, where the former collier had become a millionaire, but was forced by his matronly housekeeper to tidy the mess after a particularly wild party. And because of a bug in the game, the sprawling, endlessly inventive adventure was impossible to complete, no matter how many hours you spent trying. How peculiarly British.


First appeared in:Command & Conquer ()

He's practically unkillable, barely aging and turns up time and again to be despicably evil and lead his ever loyal Brother Of Nod followers throughout the ages. Treated like some sort of bald, dodgily-bearded Messiah, Kane is hell-bent on destroying the GDI and hoovering up as much Tiberium as possible.

Kane has been played to camp perfection by actor Joseph Kucan througout the series' year-long existence; in fact, the actor was recently on the receiving end of a Guinness World Record nod for longest-running actor in any video game franchise. Impressive, sure. As impressive as nuking the GDI off the planet? Not so much. Still Kane, you're one brilliant bad guy, and one of the most entertaining masterminds ever to scheme an evil scheme. Fact.

Manny Cavalera

First appeared in:Grim Fandango ()

Picture the scene: LucasArts' Tim Schafer is pitching his latest point and click adventure game after the successes of Full Throttle and The Monkey Island Series. "It's a puzzle game based in a sort of Mexican purgatory where it's the Day of the Dead and everyone wants to get on a gold train to go to the Ninth Underworld. And it's a film noir. And almost everyone's a skeleton. Sound good?"

Bonkers though it may seem on paper, Grim Fandango is universally regarded as being among the greatest games ever made, and that's in no small part down to one Mr Manny Calavera, your host in the Land Of The Dead, your Humphrey Bogart in this undead Casablanca. Suave, passionate, boney, and capable of solving increasingly tricksy puzzles (occasionally involving beavers) Manny is the man.

His speed demon driver, Glottis, deserves a mention for being so big and orange and crazy and all, but for representing just how iconic, beautiful and bizarre Grim Fandango was, Manny wins by a non-existent nose.


First appeared in:Thief: The Dark Project ()

Thief: The Dark Project is often described as the original 'first-person sneaker'. Developed by Looking Glass Studios, it was the first game in the stealthy Thief trilogy (with a fourth currently in development) to introduce us to renowned thief, Garret, the man responsible for all the skulking around. Garrett is a master of stealth, archery and pickpocketing, but is more than just a nefarious bandit, offering cynical asides and wry observations as he cases potential jobs.

You could never help but feel sorry for poor Garrett. All he ever wanted was to be left alone to steal other people's valuables in peace! Unfortunately, Garrett's employers always had different plans for him, which rarely turned out well and resulted in Garrett losing an eye towards the climax of the first game.

Acting as a medieval Han Solo type - a rogue looking out for himself; callous and sarcastic, yet always upholding his beliefs - he matches his wit with a surprising amount of intelligence and a certain roguish charm. But it's his sardonic amorality that shines through most of all, ensuring Garrett a place as one of gaming's most appealing anti-heroes.

Harman Smith

First appeared in:** killer7 ()*

It's not entirely certain what the developers were thinking (or taking) when they came up with the premise for killer7 or its schizoid central character. Harman Smith, a sixty year-old, wheelchair-bound man is a master assassin. How? Well, obviously by harnessing his multiple personality disorder and physically manifesting his seven alter-egos, each of which has a distinct persona and set of unique, life-ending skills.

Let's not even get into the fact that he's actually the incarnation of a millennia-old demi-god who has been fighting a battle of good vs evil with his opponent, Kun Lan, across time. Yes, it's all madder than a badger's armpit, but you've got to hand it to the game designer: it's one hell of a concept.


First appeared in:Street Fighter ()

Cheaters use Sagat, real men use Ryu! The face of the greatest fighting franchise ever to grace a console, Ryu is an icon who has spanned decades. While synonymous with the Street Fighter franchise, he's also gone toe-to-toe with SNK's finest, The Darkstalkers line-up and half of the Marvel stable, only to emerge unscathed and victorious nine bouts out of ten.

Ryu's look hasn't evolved hugely from his initial appearance (with a slight hair variance here and there - he was ginger in the original Street Fighter, after all); dressed in his white keikogi, red headband and matching gloves, he has remained the definitive beat-'em-up fighter and go-to-guy for the discerning player since the days of SF2. He's mistakenly dismissed as one of the easier characters to master but his accessibility is deceptive - go up against a seasoned Ryu veteran and you'll soon be on the receiving end of a Whirlwind Kick/Hadoken combo to the face. Perfect!

Samus Aran

First appeared in:Metroid ()

Part-way through coding the original Metroid, a member of Nintendo's development team wondered how players would react if they discovered that the bulky, heavily-armoured character they'd been controlling for the past 10 hours was actually a woman. And after a quick vote in favour of toying with gaming conventions, the first major female protagonist in a videogame was born.

The star of a classic series of atmospheric space adventures that took their lead from Ridley Scott's Alien and put more focus on exploration than alien blasting, Samus Aran has become an enduring heroine on the gaming scene.

Uniquely, many observers have heralded Samus as a feminist icon in a male-dominated industry, who's able to save the day and slaughter the bad guys without needing to slip into sexy shorts or a bulging tank top. But whether you see her as a breakthrough for feminism or just another faceless sci-fi warrior, 's unexpected reveal that showed women could be more in gaming lore than eye candy for geeky boys was a refreshing and unforgettable moment.

Arthas Menethil

First appeared in:Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos ()

Of all the characters in Warcraft lore, Arthas Menthil is the most tragic. The heir to the throne of Lordaeron, Arthas set out to save his father's kingdom from The Scourge of undead, only to be tricked into joining their ranks by taking up the cursed sword Frostmourne and ultimately becoming their lord and master, The Lich King. Talk about doing a one-eighty.

In World of Warcraft, Arthas is currently the boss to beat for stalwart bands of level 80s, since Icecrown Citadel has unlocked its gates and it's now open season on the Lich King for raiders everywhere. However, you don't need to face him head-on to appreciate Arthas' nuances. The character's personality is most keenly felt in the dozens of lore-woven quests scattered throughout Northrend. Whether it's watching him anoint Scala Sorrowgrave, riding alongside his mortal self during the Culling of Stratholme or doing his bidding in the Death Knight starting zone, Arthas enriches every aspect he touches, his backstory filling in as you level and making the Lich King's final fall (and phat lewt drop) all the more poignant.

Sabre Man

First appeared in:Sabre Wulf ()

The brainchild of British coders Ultimate Play The Game (now rechristened Rare, the geniuses behind modern classics such as GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark) 's Sabre Wulf introduced Sabreman, a Dr Livingstone for the Mario generation in pith helmet and khaki shorts, slaughtering endangered species with a sword as he battled to escape a candy-coloured jungle. Ambitious sequel Underwurlde continued Sabreman's adventures, but it was the mind-boggling Knight Lore that most players will remember because it saw the helmeted hero reimagined in stunning 3D. While that won't mean much to players in , playing a three-dimensional game in felt like dabbling in witchcraft, or looking through a magical window into the future of home entertainment. Last seen in Sabre Wulf on the Game Boy Advance in , rumours abound that Sabreman will once again return to the gaming fold.


First appeared in:Super Mario Bros. ()

Princess kidnapping now that's not very nice, is it Mr Bowser? And you're a repeat offender. And you spit fireballs from your mouth. Tsk, tsk, tskStill, you're a charming, fire-firing, turtle-shelled, evil mastermind, and you're so ruthlessly patient and devilish we've learned to respect you, fear you, and, um, even love you. What's more, you're damn useful for knocking people into lava on Mario Kart, and we'd admire you for that ability alone to be honest.

Now that the likes of Yoshi and Wario have been given their own games, and after his first rate performance in Super Mario Galaxy, we think that Bowser's time has come. Maybe he should actually defeat Mario, for once. Yes, we went there. We're off the hook.

Nathan Drake

First appeared in:Uncharted: Drake's Fortune ()

Though he's running around the globe with a gun and a pretty journalist sidekick, somehow the Uncharted series' cocky protagonist Nathan Drake still feels like your mate. You know, the one who irregularly comes back home with a face full of bruises, a body full of bullets and a sea chest full of gold. You know, that one. The one who can climb almost anything. That guy.

Though his day job is lobbing grenades around ancient ruins, firing AKs from the top of Himalayan mountains and desecrating World Heritage Sites, he does it with a genuine sense of self-awareness, pointing out how ridiculous it is and dropping genuinely hilarious wisecracks - all in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt (half out, half tucked).

Simply put, Nate's a charming son of a bitch and the gaming character we'd most like to go out drinking with - an accolade we don't bestow lightly.

Agent 47

First appeared in:Hitman ()

A silent weapon for the International Contract Agency (ICA), Agent 47 - a name derived from the last two digits of his assigned number - is the perfect killer clone: a deadly mix of speed, intellect and strength. Originally conceived by IO Interactive as a disgruntled and bearded old guy, he was later transformed into the barcode-tattooed, snappy dresser who has since become a gaming staple.

Leather gloves, red tie, black suit and bald, barcode-adorned head, Agent 47 is striking to the point where it's probably something of a hindrance in his chosen line of work. Still, thanks to his mercifully unobservant marks and the abundance of one-size-fits-all enemy uniforms, no one is safe from the silent assassin. He can go on all out gun-blazing massacres or choose to aim for elite stealth killer ranks on each mission, but whether it's softly softly or scorched earth, 47 always gets the job done. His immoral, introverted ways are occasionally belied by slight chinks in his armour, as he shows compassion for the occasional bystander and even goes out of his way to keep them alive. A killer with a heart of gold? No, probably not. He's still an utter bastard.

Duke Nukem

First appeared in:Duke Nukem ()

You could say that Duke is just a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the hard-as-nails cinematic macho men seen in the likes of Commando, Rambo and Die-Hard. Not necessarily invulnerable but bigger, badder and more muscular than you ever thought possible; a man-mountain that men want to be and women want to bed. Sure, you could say that. And you'd be right. But 15 games later and Duke has become his very own man, the characters he was designed to imitate and poke fun of writ large on the gaming landscape. Film might have Schwarzenegger, but Gaming's got Mr Nukem, and who needs Arnie when Duke's in town with a shotgun to fire and a cigar to chew on?

His catchphrases alone (a number of which are shamelessly ripped off from Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness) make him one of the best action characters ever devised: "Now you see me now you're dead", "It's my way or hell, it's my way!", "There's only two ways this is gonna end, and in both of them you're dead." Well spoken, sir.

Solid Snake

First appeared in:Metal Gear ()

"SNAKE!? SNAKE!!!" Triple exclamation marks, you say!? An interrobang, you say!? Nothing that Snake doesn't deserve: this sneakiest, most serious, most ludicrous of special agents, complete with natty headband, 'tache and snaking suit, definitely warrants shouting, screaming, and an overabundance of punctuation.

Beginning as an action pastiche, he swiftly evolved into his very own character, as we've watched him grow from rookie spy to aged, but still lithe, espionage-loving old timer, complete with eye patch and greying hair and everything - superbly voiced by gravel-tongued voice-actor and X-Men screenwriter, David Hayter. Special attention should be given to Snake for one thing he does above all others: his ability to swiftly whip out a cardboard box, hide in it, and remain unnoticed despite the fact that he's wiggling slowly across a room. (click here for evidence) Forget sniping, backflipping, or crawling through air ducts waddling across a room inside a box, now that's what black ops are all about.

American McGee's Alice

First appeared in:American McGee's Alice ()

When Lewis Carroll first dreamed up the character of Alice and sent her spiralling down the rabbit hole, we're not sure this is entirely what he had in mind. Dark, twisted and clutching a bloody knife, American McGee's interpretation of the children's story icon is an inspired medley of the benign and the macabre.

Set some time after the Wonderland and Looking Glass adventures we're all familiar with, McGee's twisted fairy tale sees the smock-sporting heroine left as sole survivor when her house (and family) burn to the ground. A botched suicide attempt sees her committed so, bonkers and catatonic, she retreats into a disturbing and much darker vision of Wonderland. You can easily argue that Carroll's vision of Alice harboured a dark subtext, but in terms of sheer, twisted sadism, McGee's take on the character wins it hands down. After all, the Red Queen looks a hell of a lot less intimidating when Alice shivs her with a kitchen knife.

Illidan Stormrage

First appeared in:Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos ()

A night elf demon hunter who became a demon himself, Illidan made his appearance as an unlikely ally in Warcraft III, consuming the Skull of Gul'dan (obviously) and taking on a terrible, winged form as a result. But for all his impressive machinations in the RTS classic, it wasn't until the release of World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade that Illidan truly came into his own.

As the lord of Outland, wielder of the Twin Blades of Azzinoth and the looming threat behind everything players faced in the long grind to level 70, Illidan was a force to be reckoned with. By the time you and 24 eager guildies had trekked to the heart of Shadowmoon Valley and stood (attuned) at the gates of the Black Temple, ready to face him, it was all the average warrior could do not to soil his chainmail pants.


First appeared in:Grand Theft Auto IV ()

You'll be hard pressed to find another character within Liberty City as overzealous and straight-up bonkers as Brucie Kibbutz. A fitness fanatic who's constantly juiced-up, he's a side-plot to the GTA IV story but a loyal ally to the game's protagonist, Niko Bellic and, arguably, the best thing in the entire game.

Dealing out 'roid-fuelled revenge missions and car-boosting assignments, Brucie's unique personality eclipses almost everyone else in Rockstar's open world opus. Whether he's espousing his theories on being 'genetically different', imploring Niko to 'Stay alpha' or layering on the false machismo to distract from his dubious sexuality (the Asian tattoo on his arm reads 'shemale'), Brucie and his associated missions are a masterstroke of comedy characterisation.

Rockstar knew they were onto a good thing with Brucie, too, having him return in The Ballard of Gay Tony expansion and introducing his brother to delve further into the 'roid monkey's lunatic back story. Brucie is constantly asserting his position as number one in Liberty City and, in an odd way, it's hard to argue.


First appeared in:God Of War ()

Violent. Impulsive. Ruthless. Brutal. As bloody as a butcher's bin bag. Kratos is all of these things, but above all, he's angry. Really, really angry. Possibly the angriest, bloodthirstiest computer game character ever to wear sandals (and get away with it). He isn't your average hero: merciless in his pursuit to further his own ends, wreak his revenge, and stab minotaurs square in the mouth. Armed with his trademark double-chained blades, an unstoppable compulsion to kill and a giant glowing chest full of daddy issues, what makes Kratos such a great character is his sheer, unashamed bastardness. The scowling Spartan takes on all comers, alive or dead, mortal or immortal, with an 'I'll go to hell and back just to kill you' attitude that leaves anyone in his way lying on the floor in several leaking chunks.

He's a cold, inhuman, death-defying murder machine with disgustingly little regard for human life, but he's our cold, inhuman, death-defying murder machine, and we can't help but love the ol' Spartan sunovabitch because of it.


First appeared in:Sonic The Hedgehog ()

Sonic's just your regular, blue teenage hedgehog. One who's able to blitz across the screen at ludicrously high speed. Oh, and survive all the centrifugal pressure you'd expect to endure when spinning about on your rear as you perform loop-de-loops in bizarrely well-designed circles of earth littered around the golden-ring covered landscape. Just a blue anthropomorphised hedgehog. With a mutant flying fox and a floating, climbing Echidna for friends.

Sonic's charm is in his swagger, his speed, and that shocked little face he pulls when he loses all his rings on a spike. Gaming's answer to The Flash, his sheer speediness and unhinged desire for thrill-taking is what makes him so playable, a fluid, fun-loving mentalist who can roll into a perfectly spherical ball at an extreme pace. His dialogue may not win any awards, but he's a super fast blue spiny hedgehog, what more do you want? Wait, don't answer that - just click on

Cloud Strife

First appeared in:Final Fantasy VII ()

With his spiky blonde hair and enormous Buster Sword, Cloud Strife is the epitome of JRPG design. When we're first introduced, we see an energetic youth raised in a sleepy mountain village, who now acts as a mercenary sword-for-hire. But as his amnesia-stricken brain gradually reveals a more turbulent past, he evolves into one of the most layered (and beloved) of Squaresoft's Final Fantasy characters.

Final Fantasy VII launches Cloud on a revenge mission to stop antagonist Sephiroth from destroying the world, while subsequent games and expanded material have delved futher into Cloud's troubled story - including the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and even, to an extent, the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Cloud's appeal as a confused genetic experiment, overcoming his past to find love, lose it and still rise up as a beloved leader is a heart-rending journey. He is, and always will be, the definitive FF poster child - an enduring axiom of character desgn.


First appeared in:Portal ()

GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disc Operating System) is the feminine artificial intelligence that acts as your guide through the Aperture Science's Enrichment Centre in Valve's superbly inventive Portal. Spurring the main character on with the promise of cake, GLaDOS initially takes the form of a benevolent overseer - albeit one that makes slightly anomalous and threatening remarks. It's not until she demands the incineration of your much cherished Companion Cube that the player begins to suspect that the screws in this demented AI are quite literally coming loose.

Yet, for all of her malicious HAL-like conduct, as she begins to lose control of your portal-jumping ways, her increasingly demented, robotic taunts - and often, by her own admission, lies - become a constant highlight, with some of the psychotic asides being nothing less than comedy gold. While she appears to have been destroyed at the game's climax, the inspired end-credit song "I'm still alive" bodes well for her triumphant return in Portal 2.

Minsc & Boo

First appeared in:Baldur's Gate ()

Few names bring a wistful smile to the faces of aging PC gamers like that of Minsc and his trusty hamster companion, Boo. The Rashemen ranger, who tanked the front line of any half-decent Baldur's Gate party, punctuated every encounter with his batshit declarations - most involving the threat of rodent-shaped wrath from his whiskered sidekick.

First conceived during caffeine-fuelled, late night D&D sessions with Baldur's Gate designer James Ohlen, the immortal Minsc was dropped into the PC game's character roster to provide a needed dash of comic relief but ultimately emerged as the game's breakout star. Unnaturally attached to his 'miniature giant space hamster' (a nod to the D&D Spelljammer campaign), Minsc emerged as a tattooed force of nature, clad in full plate and packing steel. Loveable, nigh-unkillable and endlessly entertaining, it's hard to imagine playing through the Baldur's Gate saga without Minsc at your side. Make way evil, he's armed to the teeth and packing a hamster!


First appeared in:Final Fantasy VII ()

Cloud may be the hero but the real star of FFVII was undoubtedly its dashing villain, Sephiroth. With his platinum locks, long black coat and implausibly long masamune sword, Sephiroth cut quite the figure and commanded every ounce of your attention when he cropped up at regular intervals throughout FFVII (accompanied by his sinister theme tune) usually sowing utter carnage in his wake. A genetic experiment created using the DNA of an alien life form called Jenova, Sephiroth began the game as the legendary leader of elite Shin-ra special forces group, SOLDIER. However, after he butchers every occupant of the Shin-ra building single-handed, Sephiroth heads out on an intercontinental rampage culminating in the murder of Cloud's love, Aeris, and a plot to destroy the entire planet with a massive materia meteor.

The reasons behind his cataclysmic machinations may be mostly lost amid the increasingly nonsensical story, but Sephiroth's presence permeates every minute of the game and by the time you finally face off against him (first as the giant, Bizzarro Sephiroth and then as the angel-winged Safer Sephiroth) he's achieved near godlike status. Beyond all that, though, the man is just insanely cool. Just look at him!

9. The Lemmings

First appeared in:Lemmings ()

Small, green-haired and wearing a blue shirt several sizes too big, the now infamous Lemmings were a gaming innovation by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) back in the early '90s. Whatever your inclination, these ill-fated creatures provided a wealth of entertainment, be it plotting mass (assisted) suicide situations or death-defying breaks for freedom. It was their undeniable, cutesy charm that usually had players choosing the latter, making sure they managed to save as many of the battalion of ninety-nine as possible from the perilous traps that lay scattered across the hazardous landscapes.

What amounted to little more than a few pixels managed to convey a sad, helpless race, doomed without the guiding hand of the player to take them to their utopian 'Exit' and prevent them blithely walking straight into the sweet hereafter. The compassion felt for all the different ranks, be it 'Digger', 'Floater' or 'Miner', is part of the simplistic charm that still has gamers coming back decades later. Or perhaps it's just the sadistic glee to be had from that mournful cry just before you nuke the little critters all at once.

8. Master Chief

First appeared in:Halo ()

Compared to the gaming guv'nors who have been blistering thumbs for decades, Halo's gruff protagonist is a relative newbie on the scene. Nevertheless, since his debut in , this Xbox poster boy has all but dominated the console world.

A cybernetically-enhanced supersoldier fighting to save the human race from the marauding Covenant, Master Chief Petty Officer John captured the imagination of gamers across the world. A man of few words, Master Chief generally lets his battle rifle do his talking for him and while we never see the face behind the golden visor, Chief's personality comes across loud and clear every time he cracks a Covenant skull. It's a singular experience to first slip into his metal boots and assume the role of mankind's armour-clad liberator and even now, after three campaigns inside the Spartan's helmet, an extended session still makes you feel 10ft tall and able to punch holes in solid concrete.

7. Guybrush Threepwood

First appeared in:The Secret Of Monkey Island ()

The amusingly monikered star of LucasArts' Monkey Island games began life as a simple pirate sprite, lovingly drawn in the program Deluxe Paint. The brush file for the character was simply called 'Guy', and lo, with the filename Guybrush.bbm, history was made.

Arguably the most-loved character in point and click adventure gaming history, Guybrush is a gawky, awkward, somewhat bumbling, loveable would-be pirate, who, among many epic achievements, defeated the legendary swordmaster with zingers that included the particularly biting "You fight like a dairy farmer."

The most blundering buccaneer of all blundering buccaneers, his charm is in his ineptitude, his ludicrous inability to form even words in front of his beloved Elaine, and the fact that he's more self-conscious and graceless than even the nerdiest nerd. Also, he looks great in breeches. You've got to give him that.

6. Link

First appeared in:The Legend Of Zelda ()

Shigeru Miyamoto's most famous creation aside from a certain moustachioed plumber, Link has grown into one of the world's most celebrated console heroes, and helped establish RPGs as an international gaming standard.

The Legend Of Zelda was inspired by Miyamoto's childhood memories of exploring the forests and caves that surround the Japanese city of Kyoto, and a desire to recreate the feelings of awe, fear and accomplishment he experienced as a youngster. To facilitate this he created Link; a non-speaking everychild who grew in confidence and experience as the adventure unfolded, and by the end was a mature young man ready to tackle any challenge life throws at him. Now, with a clutch of adventures and almost 50 million worldwide sales behind him, Link is one of gaming's most enduring heroes and star of The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, one of the greatest videogames ever made.

5. Lara Croft

First appeared in:Tomb Raider ()

Now, we know what you're thinking so stop it. There's not going to be a cinematic Tomb Raider Threequel any time soon, and chances are Angelina won't be donning her hotpants of destruction and double pistols of doom for a good while yet if at all. Fortunately, the game side of things keep on chugging, despite Angie hanging up her skin-tight vest, 14 years after the original game and 6 sequels on. And with good reason. Lara Croft is one of the strongest, most dynamic, most exciting female characters in the business: reckless, beautiful, and a damn fine shot, she's the driving powerhouse behind the success of the Tomb Raider franchise and has broken out into comics, films and all manner of other merchandise.

It's not being overly cynical to say that part of Croft's appeal has always been the fact that she's a pixellated hottie in short shorts and a too-tight t-shirt but there's more to this iconic leading lady than her EE cup size. She's one of a kind, our Lara, aristocratic and acrobatic, adventurous and forever young - she's a young lady everyone can look up to and avoid going on holidays with, no matter what she promises you. Now when's that Nathan Drake crossover coming, people?

4. The Nameless One

First appeared in:Planescape: Torment ()

If you're looking for the one of the most original, inspired and fascinating character since gaming began, then look no further than The Nameless One, star of Black Isle's game-changing RPG, Planescape: Torment. Waking up on a mortuary slab in the inter-dimensional city of Sigil, Nameless discovers (with the help of his floating skull companion, Morte) that he's an immortal amnesiac who can never truly die and the only clues to his past are scrawled in spidery tattoos across his scar-laden flesh.

So far, so Memento, but as The Nameless One's story slowly unfolds, we see a tortured, tormented soul who has lived a thousand different lifetimes and played host to a dozen different personalities, only to be slain and rise again. What's more, every time Nameless is reborn, a random soul in the multiverse dies to fuel his resurrection, eventually returning as a shade to exact its revenge.

Torment is a tragic, intricately woven tale and, quite deservedly, recognised as one of the greatest role-playing games of all time. Rather than other RPGs of the era, which gave you a blank slate character to flesh out as you wanted, Torment's strength was in the detail and richness of its protagonist, who remains one of the very best more than ten years on.

3. Shodan

First appeared in:System Shock ()

Forget Bowser, Ganondorf and Dr Robotni:, if you're after the most terrifying, psychologically disturbing and downright memorable evil mastermind in video games then look no further than System Shock's Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network, or SHODAN. The megalomaniacal AI at the heart of Sierra's RPG adventure, SHODAN began life as the benign computer core of Citadel Station, until the game's protagonist (you) hacks her ethical subroutines and makes her self-aware and happily homicidal.

Given that she's never directly seen, SHODAN's constant, threatening presence is a masterstroke of game design: the AI's influence felt through her omniscient control of the station's security cameras, robotic defences and periodic audio transmissions that haunt the player's every move. Speaking in stuttering, discordant fluctuations, her distinctive tones (voiced by former Tribe vocalist Terri Brosius) goad, deride and threaten as you make your way through the bowels of the station. SHODAN's most magnificent performance is reserved for the game's sequel, however, when it's revealed that the benevolent Dr Polito, who has been guiding you through half the game, is actually a stiffening corpse and the 'metal mother' behind the first game has been leading you by the nose all along. Chilling stuff.

2. Mario

First appeared in:Donkey Kong ()

The most recognisable gaming hero of all time - if not exactly the coolest - Mario only missed out on our top spot by a whisker. And while this may be an indication that Nintendo's dumpy plumber isn't as relevant today as he once was, Mario's place in the pantheon of gaming is assured.

Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto (pictured right), Nintendo's gaming genius who also unleashed Luigi, Link and a hundred other console superstars. Originally Miyamoto wanted to make a platformer featuring cartoon characters Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oil, but when he failed to get an official licence he created Mario, Donkey Kong and Pauline instead. The moustachioed tradesman debuted in the fiendishly difficult Donkey Kong under the name Jumpman, and was only given his Italian moniker when Nintendo Of America's landlord, Mario Segale, came demanding rent on the warehouse the company was renting in Tukwila, Washington. Now, over games later - many of which are genre-defining blueprints that set the scene for everything that followed - Mario is one of the most famous cartoon faces in the world.

1. Gordon Freeman

First appeared in:Half-Life ()

Ginger hair, thick-rimmed glasses, a tidy goatee and a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics - Gordon Freeman was never your average gun-totting FPS hero. However, after only two Half-Life games (and a couple of expanded episodes), Freeman has become a gaming icon, synonymous with the apotheosis of first-person action.

The character is the quintessential geek fantasy: a first class, card-carrying uber nerd who's thrust into the breach and forced to fend off an inter-dimensional invasion as well as squads of well-armed government goons - not something the average MIT graduate expects on his first day at work. He's a far cry from the muscular machismo and implausibly proportioned heroes who traditionally make up the genre; in Freeman Valve managed to create one of the most unlikely heroes in gaming, while simultaneously one of the most believable. Original designs - which, fans have dubbed 'Ivan the Space Biker' - had Gordon sporting a full beard and pony tail, but his eventual look came from the various faces of Valve employees, giving him the authentic geek chic we've come to know and love.

It would be a disservice to Freeman's laconic charm to say he's void of personality due to never uttering a word - or being directly seen, save for the box art and glimpses in sister titles Opposing Force and Blue Shift. In keeping Freeman mute and unseen, Valve cannily laid the groundwork for a character that players can fully embody, enabling each would-be Freeman to shape Gordon's persona themselves.

There's a bit of Gordon in all of us, you see: noble, mischievous, intelligent and, beneath it all, a kick-ass action hero bubbling beneath the surface. Given a dozen third-person cutscenes and lines of snappy dialogue, Gordon Freeman may not be half the icon he is today. As it stands, he effortlessly sets the benchmark for aming protagonists and accomplishes it all in complete silence, with a crowbar in hand.

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+ Badass Nicknames for Guys and Girls

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What Is a Nickname?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a nickname is "an informal name for someone or something, especially a name that you are called by your friends or family, usually based on your real name or your character."

Nicknames can be based on a wide range of sources, including real names, physical features, personality traits, interests, and more. Whatever the source, nicknames are often used as terms of endearment or expressions of affection. Sometimes they can be humorous or clever&#x;and that's where we're going to focus our attention in this list!

Tips for Coming Up With the Perfect Nickname

Nicknames are typically earned&#x;not self-awarded. Anyone can decide on their own that they want to be called something, but a name given by someone else carries much more meaning and is much more likely to stick. Not only do nicknames say a lot about the individual person, but they usually have some kind of story behind it that many don&#x;t know about. Just what kinds of things are typically considered when giving a nickname to someone?

  • Personality: Personality is usually the biggest factor when considering nicknames for someone. What personality traits are most striking about this person? Are they aggressive? Funny? Always serious?
  • Physical features: An obvious thing to consider would be someone&#x;s physical appearance. If they&#x;re really short or tall, have funny hair, scraggly teeth, etc., then they&#x;re pretty well set up for some nicknames!
  • Mannerisms: We all have mannerisms that we're not aware of. That&#x;s because they're just things we do without thinking. Does the person gesture a lot, blink a lot, have a lot of pep in their step?
  • Interests: Interests and hobbies can play a big role in nicknames. The people with whom you share those same interests and hobbies might choose a relevant nickname.
  • Habits: Whether they&#x;re good habits or bad habits, they're certainly fair game for assigning nicknames!
  • Inside jokes: Sometimes, nicknames pop up in the middle of a random situation&#x;an inside joke in the making. The nickname is completely unplanned, and somehow it just ends up sticking. Some of the best and unique nicknames come about this way!
  • Real names: Of course, probably the most common type of nicknames, the ones we're most familiar with, are based on real names. For example, Jen or Jenny for Jennifer, or Will or Willie for William. Some nicknames don't actually sound much like the original name but are common nonetheless, like Bob for Robert or Dick for Richard.

Here&#x;s a list of badass nicknames categorized by guys and girls for easy picking!

Badass Nicknames for Guys





Big Papa

Mad Dog






























Skull Crusher

























Video: Badass Nicknames for Guys and Girls

Awesome Hardcore Names












Iron Heart

Steel Forge


Steel Foil

Sick Rebellious Names










Names Based on Monsters






















Intense Names
















Gritty Names Based on Popular Characters and Historical Figures






Mad Max



Billy the Butcher












Mr. Blonde


Jesse James


Hard-Hitting Names

























Nicknames That Mean Destruction






















Fierce Names From Military Equipment




















Strike Eagle








Powerful Names


Power Train







Pile Driver

Intimidating Names




















The Unholy











Names Based on Weaponry




















Tiger Claw

Fire Lance


Brass Knuckle





War Hammer


Flying Claw
















Fierce Nature Names

















Black Mamba





Badass Nicknames for Girls











Black Beauty




















Femme Fatale








Half Pint






















Names Based on Women Warriors







Running Eagle






Calamity Jane



Pearl Heart



Belle Starr

White Tights


Hua Mulan









High and Mighty Titles







Mischievous Names



















Night Terror















Names That Can Kill


Miss Fortune



































Names From the Street



Crown Heights



Dirty Dirty




Spooky Nicknames






















Dangerous Names










Names Based on Badass Female Characters































Silk Spectre



Cool Names From Science

















Lab Rat










Hot Salt








Earth Metal


Names From Earth and Outer Space


















Dark Matter










Badass Names From Vegas, Baby


Snake Eyes



High Roller



Pocket Rocket

The Money

Red Dog









The House


Big Time



Two Face



Deep Pockets

Double Double


Real Deal

Explosive Names




Black Cat

Roman Candle



Babylon Candle


Smoke Bomb



Names With Guts and Class










Names for the Alpha Woman






















Important Note

Be sure to consider the feelings of the person you're nicknaming. It&#x;s important that they are okay with the nickname and that they&#x;re not hurt by it. Some people simply prefer to be called by their real name&#x;and that's fine! Everyone's comfort level is different, and that should always be respected.

More Nicknaming Tips

  • How to choose: Nicknaming should be a fun experience for everyone involved, so why not make a big game out of it? Pick a few different options for the person and then take a vote, draw from a hat, or even call out different names when they&#x;re not looking to see if they happen to respond to one!
  • How to make it stick: Once a good nickname is established, you need to make it stick. Use the nickname as much as possible and be sure to introduce them to others by their new moniker. Heck, make them a t-shirt with their newly given nickname on the back to tell the world!

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Need Even More Nickname Ideas?


Kfd on September 05,


Incinerate on September 02,

what about "Sentinel" or "Xannax"


Thats all i can say

TripleX on August 12,

I got the best name


Zen Enyo on July 20,


fu** on July 04,

not nice namse

Valentine on July 03,

Lovely names

Indecisive on July 02,

This was very helpful. I am thinking, Siren's Storm, SuperNova, GoodNight, and Miss Fortune

Anurak on June 30,

wat about LUCIFER,

Leah on June 20,

Ohh bowser I like dat for my friend he&#x;s gonna love it Ryan :)

Joe on June 20,

Taserface is the best!!

syth on June 20,


GrimReaper on June 19,


lokitranqui on June 15,


Amaan on June 14,


Fourteen Gage on June 10,

I Am The Fourteen Gage

Robert on June 10,


IDK on June 10,

Is Jimmy a nerdy name?

Hopie on June 09,


on June 07,

Ballistic K-9

HeadDead9+ on June 02,

It's a heroic name for serious Headshoters

Resp3xt on May 31,

I want a short name like kye,sup,que,doph,SU1,

Ashir on May 30,

i need a name like (numbers include in english) like rag3 r3aper etci want a name

??? on May 29,


OwO on May 25,

Im Xavier

ilhann on May 25,


Franklin on May 23,

Gaufres bleu. Translate helps a lot! Try this name in different languages. For example your language

on May 20,

My nick name is ICE

Beep boop on May 17,

My name is toxic hydra

Abhi on May 06,

I'm zpyrus..

Talal on May 03,

My NickName

Guardian , 0l0fmiester , Happy (:) , apEX , KRiiMZ , Aqua Marine Revenge , Rod Red , FrontsydeMysty , daMnStuPid , fyre n Ice ,

Tysm for read these all

Amon on April 30,

I`ve been using `le kaiser noir` in almost every video game I have ever played. Using something that you already have, bu translating it into another language also helps.

Dam on April 27,

Bloody, Toxic

Luke on April 27,

how about artrisk

Lion on April 26,

I got this nickname when I was at camp one year mainly because I was the fastest and strongest girl in my cabin

I have no name on April 24,

I want 1 that has major in it

RFX.Badger on April 23,

I have been Badger forever

INSOMNIA on April 17,


- Fate - on April 16,

My name is - Fate - in Critical Ops. Its a sick name.

Axe hole on April 12,

Enough said

Jack Raiden on April 09,

thx a lot

Coc Nicknamer on April 05,

U can do Xanax

MSCHF Bxllistxc on March 31,

These are alright but I think I'll stick with mine

Xalen on March 30,

Umm. My name's Xalen

Adam olivas on March 28,

My name is Lilbadass

nobody on March 28,

cool 50\50 dude not bad also kind like not good

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Skylar on March 24,

I'm kind of a badgirl and i can be savage i get into some fights Also i like Nova and Shade is a good name.

Shadow on March 19,

Heyy, my name is shadowspro

Luccid Knightz on March 18,

I&#x;m recruiting ppl in my clan and I&#x;m looking for names great ideas

Randomuser on March 11,

New nickname is nova

Qajdvei on March 11,

Not bad not good average but cool names

give me a gooooooooooood name on March 11,

maybe with ace or ollie

AnonymousPro on March 02,


Royal Death on February 27,

Royal Death is a good name, it is also my name:)

Priyanshu on February 21,

Best names i have got frin here for my pubg account.

Vxgge on February 19,


Axel on February 16,

BlxzE good name

CEGID on February 16,

i need a nick name but Most be CEGID in my nick name

Evdim,kenè on February 15,


Geuse on February 13,

I need help finding a name for the White among us

Demise on February 12,

I have many names in games lol

Demise, Desire, Damien, Adria, Amara and Dread are the most commen

I need heeling on February 03,

there is not any cool usernames that i can put for my new blizzard username!!! :(

Subho on February 03,

I want something withepik

Justin Bieber on January 28,

I am Jb. But someone special gave me a name for a popular game called fortnite. That name was purx.

Hmmm on January 27,

I want something with word storm

Fredrick on January 25,


Amiror on January 22,


Iron on January 20,


HugoM on January 09,


Sachin rana on January 02,

Alma watson

fidet on December 28,

Hypernova i like it

KloveZ on December 28,

Its a good gaming name

Your mum gay on December 23,

This has no good names

kavidu on December 22,

my name changed Mr.virus_SL

FearLess on December 21,

it&#x;s my name

The oof guy on December 17,

Ninja is a good name

name on December 10,

a good one is Fe4r

Bad boy on December 09,

My is black hawk bad toxic dragg

K-9 on December 05,

Nice burn Nightmare, I am same. Life sucks and sometimes you want to take an Ak and shoot stuff

Nue Keltzer on December 03,

^ my name

WINKIE on November 29,


Mythical_Darklord on November 27,

i have no ldea for i found this name

Nightmare on November 16,

I&#x;m nightmare I&#x;m goth I&#x;m bad girl of my 8th grade so this stuff is fake just like all of you

hello on November 04,

hi my name is Mercury

on November 03,


dark angel on November 02,

Dark Angel

ASPECT on October 21,


need help w/ my name on October 20,

all gone ('_')

Mad- KNG on October 20,

Mine on pubg

X BadBoy on October 19,

I want name Like This , X BadBoy

Solleiman on October 12,

It&#x;s Cool name!!

Miss on October 11,


HyperBallistic on October 06,

Hi my name is Ballistic

xxdude2x on October 06,

Hello my name is xxdude2x !!

Storm on October 01,

Hi, my name In Game Name (IGN) is APEX

NINJA on October 01,

What&#x;s up I&#x;m ninja

lukas combrinck on September 28,

mine is hellfoxgt

James on September 28,

My GoTC name Mittlefinger

yee yee sis on September 22,

Mine is your_h1ghne55

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+ Funny, Best Gaming Names so you can game in style!‍

Looking for cool usernames for the different games you play? Here is a great list of + cool, funny, best gaming names, so you'll never run out.

Do you spend your weekends parked on a couch, with the gaming console setup, yelling instructions in your microphone? Do you spend hours nerding out on social media about the incredible character evolution in your favorite game? Do you cringe over your previous gaming name choices, wondering 'what the hell I was thinking? Then this blog is for you.

Having a killer gaming name is step one in creating that awesome virtual gaming persona. Without a cool gamer name, are you even a gamer? But let's not kid ourselves, coming up with a new gaming name can be really hard. Especially when you are playing 's of different games.

Now, who has time to think of a different Fortnite clan name, COD clan name, PUBG name, and 's of other usernames for each game you play? We understand your pain, hence we have compiled a list of original gaming names. You can either pick and choose from the existing list or take inspiration and create your own.


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  1. How to come up with a good gamer name?
  2. Funny Gaming Names
  3. Cool Gaming Names
  4. Gamer Names for Girls
  5. Good Gaming Names
  6. Best Gaming Names
  7. Badass Gaming Names
  8. Gamer Names for Boys

How to come up with a good gamer name?

Coming up with your own list of gaming names can be a really fun activity if you have a little help. All you have to do is follow our guide and you'll be able to choose the best names in minutes.

  1. Get Inspired! - Your gamer name is a reflection of your personality. So always base your name on something that you love.
  2. Add Adjectives - Adding adjectives to common words is a fun way to change those bleak words into something special. For example, 'Lithium Nova' sounds like a great gaming name.
  3. Add pop culture references You can base your name on movies, TV shows, cartoons, or even other game characters.
  4. Recycle Usernames - You can use the same username that you have on other gaming platforms. Your friends can find you easily while playing in multiplayer mode.
  5. Use Generators - You can use name generators to come up with cool gaming names without much effort from your end.

Along with these steps, you can also refer to the list of names to get inspired. We have funny, cool, best, good, and badass gaming names, all compiled just for you.

Funny Gaming Names

If you are a funny guy, you need a funny gaming name. Hence, here is a list just for you.

  1. AmazonX
  2. System Debt
  3. Snap
  4. Clink_in_the_Armor
  5. Jakku
  6. Red Reaper
  7. Cobra
  8. Cutthroat
  9. Sweet Angel 93
  10. Rattler
  11. Mad Cats
  12. Miserables
  13. Karen66
  14. No_Pain_No_Gain
  15. Life of Pie
  16. Tragedy
  17. Friction
  18. Rick N Morty
  19. Riptide
  20. Crank N Bolt
  21. BroCode
  22. Skinny
  23. Mitaka
  24. Gunner
  25. Doomsday
  26. Troop N Treasure
  27. Lady Bug
  28. Slashers
  29. Drogon
  30. Viserion
  31. Last Life
  32. Simpsons
  33. Dark Sword
  34. Daylight
  35. Dandelions
  36. Myracah
  37. Luna 
  38. Sanctimonious Gamer
  39. Sasquatch
  40. Insidious

Cool Gaming Names

Hoping to look cool among other gamers? We have the perfect list of cool gaming names just for you.

  1. Air Bender
  2. Bald Guy
  3. Killer
  4. AtoZ
  5. Deadly Warth
  6. Bruised Knuckles
  7. Steel Warfare
  8. Kendal
  9. War Dogs
  10. Weaklings
  11. TiTo
  12. Death Machine
  13. Hurricane
  14. Uprisings
  15. Overthrow
  16. Assassin Squad
  17. Rattlers
  18. Ramsay'sEgo
  19. Dumb & Dumber
  20. Descending
  21. Rebels of Warlock
  22. Admiral Scott
  23. Genius
  24. Mathletes
  25. Sick Fools
  26. Good Game
  27. Dracarys
  28. Insurgents Are Here
  29. Acid Flux
  30. Archer
  31. Iron Hands
  32. Delvina
  33. Purple Lightning
  34. Wonder Woman
  35. Bearded Old Dude
  36. Blood Warriors
  37. Black Belt
  38. My_Gamer_Name_1
  39. Bit By Bit
  40. Blisters

Gamer Names for Girls

Very few things are as cool as a Girl Gamer. If you are one, you’ll need a cooler username. So here is a list of the best gamer names for girls.

  1. Girl Power 55
  2. Candy
  3. Bug Fixer
  4. Lady
  5. Captain Zinc
  6. Einsteinium
  7. Buck Shot
  8. Landmine
  9. Majestique
  10. Thunder Beauty
  11. Novax
  12. Silicon Star
  13. Neutral Nexus
  14. Sphinx
  15. ManneQueen
  16. Casablanca
  17. Rodio
  18. Temperament
  19. Goddess
  20. Rogue Star
  21. Firecracker
  22. Ivy
  23. Vixen
  24. Liquid Nitro
  25. Tequila Sunshine
  26. Harlem's Sweet Angel
  27. Legacy Lithium
  28. Ultra Fast
  29. Xenon
  30. Ino
  31. Sakura
  32. Kaleidoscope
  33. Atomic Arsenic
  34. Black Kitten
  35. Outlaws
  36. Cyborg99
  37. Holdo
  38. Alpha Genes
  39. Charlie Angels
  40. Beatle King

Good Gaming Names

Want to upstage other gamers with a great gaming name? Here is a list for you.

  1. Bullet Flux
  2. Miracle Birdy
  3. Monsieur
  4. Stella Starlight
  5. Crimson
  6. Critical Mass
  7. AtomA
  8. Ballistic Missiles
  9. Automatica
  10. Athilia
  11. Enko
  12. Manic Flux
  13. Yellow Sun
  14. Noona
  15. FastFaster
  16. Timothy Timber
  17. Astro Ashe
  18. Fos
  19. AxleRod
  20. Dendrites
  21. Atlantica
  22. Fractals
  23. Azer
  24. Zelda
  25. Petani
  26. Super Smash
  27. Maddening
  28. Webmaster
  29. Thanos
  30. Junk_no_one_wants

Best Gaming Names

Here is a list of the best gaming names compiled just for you.

  1. Diabeli
  2. Magma Magnesium
  3. Walter
  4. Raptors
  5. Warriors
  6. Billy
  7. Wakanda
  8. God of Games
  9. Barbie
  10. Overload
  11. Usiu
  12. Jazzy Pants
  13. Tendrils_of_Power
  14. Rubix Cube
  15. Fast Fingers
  16. Anger
  17. Destructa X
  18. Valley
  19. Princes of Jakku
  20. Caprice and Ice
  21. Oxidised
  22. Catwoman
  23. Batwoman
  24. Bruiser
  25. Bullwhip
  26. DeliriousDeadmine
  27. Delusional
  28. Elemental Alchemy
  29. Empress Sansa
  30. Ego Monster

Badass Gaming Names

Are you a badass gamer who needs a badass gaming name? Here is a list for you.

  1. Dutch Heritage
  2. Red Force Army
  3. Erudite
  4. Spider Fingers
  5. Nerdy Nan
  6. Nectar of Sunshine
  7. Bee Basic
  8. Winter Child
  9. Sick-o-pants
  10. Fleabag
  11. Doge Dog
  12. Pinky Boy
  13. Dumpster
  14. Al_qualified
  15. Dumble Damn
  16. Traumatic Acid
  17. JollyDolly
  18. Dexter Pups
  19. WINchester
  20. Mad Aurora
  21. Candy Corn
  22. Psychotic
  23. Misogynistic Gamer
  24. MoonPie
  25. Munchkins
  26. Gobstopped
  27. Damsel In Dungeons
  28. RattleSnake
  29. Skinner
  30. Dynamite

Gamer Names for Boys

  1. Challenger
  2. The Ultimate Gamer
  3. Skilled Assassin
  4. Immortal
  5. Superimposed Signs
  6. Entangled
  7. Quantum Strings
  8. Axle Spins
  9. Major Pain
  10. Fast as Flash
  11. Top Class
  12. Unsullied
  13. Skin & Bones
  14. Knight
  15. Mutant
  16. Gamer Supremacy
  17. Defy Death
  18. Art of War
  19. Islanders
  20. Cool Gamer
  21. Footloose
  22. Veiny Vultures
  23. Fang Falcon
  24. Boom chika chika
  25. Avid Arsenal
  26. Gangly
  27.  Ocean Darling
  28. Hurry Potah
  29. Girl in Red
  30. Racing for Life

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Game names unique character

The perfect username is the cherry on top of a killer gaming experience. The unique gaming name is enough to stand out from the crowd and also easy to remember. That’s why I’ve put together this list of gaming names to help you come up with the perfect moniker for your next adventure.

Gamers are a unique bunch. Just like everyone else, they have to have a unique name to call their own. The best names are those that are memorable, so you will stand out in a crowd.

If you’re a gamer, you know that the name of your game is just as important as the gameplay. And it’s hard to find cool names for games. How to get a cool gaming name for yourself? Let’s give you some of the best gaming names ideas.

So, without further ado, let’s start with these catchy names for gamers.

Gaming Names

These are the best gaming names ever:

  • The Armor
  • My Arsenal
  • Annihilator
  • Anomaly
  • Arbitrage
  • Team Arsenic
  • Alien
  • Abyss
  • CrazyBull
  • Agitator
  • Agony
  • Agrippa
  • CargoKill
  • Albatross
  • Amaretto
  • Amazon
  • New Ambush
  • Angon
  • Animus
  • Stream Elements
  • Core Philosophies
  • Given Moment
  • Relative Performance
  • Trink
  • Flagship Property
  • Critical Role
  • Digital
  • Blood
  • Sienna Princess
  • Scalp
  • Sky Bully
  • Steel Foil
  • Jawbone
  • Cool Iris
  • Tusk
  • Albatross
  • Bad Bunny
  • Titanium
  • Delivery Boy
  • Dug Funnie
  • Gunsly Bruce Lee
  • Harry Dotter
  • Manchu Man
  • Mighty Mafia
  • Anonymous Names
  • Homely Sharpshooters
  • Investor Relations
  • CobraBite
  • Bleed
  • Fisheye
  • Sidewalk Enforcer
  • Falcon
  • Bullet
  • Knuckles
  • Silver Stone
  • Roller Turtle
  • RoarSweetie
  • RedFeet
  • Reed Lady
  • Sythe
  • Kneecap
  • Acid Gosling
  • Rubble
  • Snake
  • Hazzard
  • Automatic Slicer
  • Boar
  • Devil Chick
  • Accidental Genius
  • Capital F
  • Ironsides
  • Aspect
  • Tweek
  • Gut
  • Blister
  • Saint La-Z-Boy
  • Geronimo
  • Lynch
  • Pursuit
  • ScaryPumpkin
  • Breaker
  • Wardon
  • Bowie
  • Grizzly
  • Iron-Cut
  • Dexter
  • Vulture
  • Schizo
  • Easy Sweep
  • Razor
  • Skull Crusher
  • Dark Horse
  • Cannon
  • Sniper
  • Darko
  • Cannon
  • Doz Killer
  • Footslam
  • Red Rhino
  • Furore
  • Bruise
  • Ronin
  • Psycho
  • Deathstalker
  • Shiver
  • Seal Snake
  • BloodEater
  • DriftManiac
  • Sherwood Gladiator
  • Conqueror
  • Desert Haze
  • Craniax
  • Bomber
  • Gash
  • Roadblock
  • Red Combat
  • Congo Wire
  • Leon
  • Billy the Butcher
  • Zero
  • Hellcat
  • RedFisher
  • Strong Position
  • Ultimate Guide
  • Unique Identity
  • Courtesy flush
  • Lee Trunk
  • Beetle King
  • Torpedo
  • Romance Guppy
  • Cosmo
  • Cross Thread
  • Sandbox
  • Head-Knocker
  • FastLane
  • Fabulous
  • Scare Stone
  • Darkside Orbit
  • Slaughter
  • Automatic
  • Ranger
  • Disco Potato
  • Celtic Charger
  • Hornet
  • Avenger
  • Breadmaker
  • Devil Blade
  • Bowler
  • Rooster
  • Grip
  • Bit Sentinel
  • Raid Bucker
  • Cupid Dust
  • Roadkill
  • Leonidas

Gaming has become a huge industry over the past few years. With so many games out there, it can be difficult to stand out. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of cool gaming names to choose from.

These gaming names will make your game stand out from the crowd. They’re all unique, fun, and easy to remember. So if you want to create a new gaming franchise, these are the perfect names to use.

Cool Gaming Names to Choose From

Following are the coolest gaming name to choose from:

  • The Great Shark
  • Black Dragon
  • The Red Wolf
  • Blue Whale
  • The Green Tiger
  • Yellow Lion
  • The Purple Bear
  • The Brown Fox
  • Gray Cat
  • The Orange Frog
  • Pink dolphin
  • Silver Eagle
  • Golden Hawk
  • Grey Owl
  • The Dark Horse

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Here is the list of unique gaming names to choose from:

  • The Trooper
  • My Steel Shot
  • Creepy Bug
  • Dragon Fire
  • Graveyard
  • Vein Arch
  • Bowser Bee
  • Decay Master
  • Big Papa
  • Scar Bearer
  • Iron Clan
  • Mad Dog
  • Rubble
  • The Warden
  • Skinner
  • Skinny Gamer
  • Run Fast

Gaming has become a huge part of our lives. We spend hours playing games on our computers, consoles, and mobile devices. So why not make your username stand out? Here are some cool gaming usernames to get you started.

Cool Gaming Names

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These are cool gaming names ideas ever:

  • Meta Knight
  • League of Legends
  • Cherry
  • Mario Brothers
  • Ori Super
  • Nidoking
  • Link Man
  • Evil Genius
  • Wario
  • Raptor
  • Valgazza
  • Madden NFL
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Feta
  • Alice
  • Alex Jones
  • Waluigi
  • Diablo
  • Dweezil
  • Mim
  • Zelda
  • Weim
  • Junk
  • Thermajin
  • Terraria
  • Advanced Gaming
  • Uncharted
  • Peach
  • Superboy
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dragon
  • Fallout
  • Raging Ogres
  • Powerdrive
  • Candy Cane
  • Magic
  • Minecraft
  • Umara
  • Pinball Tables
  • World of Warcraft
  • Ninjas in Pajamas
  • Lazir
  • Lara Croft
  • Nihnum
  • Trax
  • Rose
  • Fizz
  • Finger of Death
  • Criss Cross
  • Bug Blitz
  • Mad Dog
  • Ballistic
  • Uprising
  • Aero
  • K-9
  • Wildcat
  • Blonde
  • Electric Saturn
  • Fire Fish
  • Mortar
  • Steelshot
  • Vein
  • Socket
  • Arsenal
  • Wolf
  • Skinner
  • Fast Draw
  • Khan
  • Creep
  • Claw
  • Bitmap
  • Blistered Outlaw
  • Rocky Highway
  • Shadow Bishop
  • DriftDetector
  • Screw
  • Black Mamba
  • Tooth
  • Torque
  • Airport Hobo
  • Wrath
  • Mad Max
  • ElactixNova
  • Doom
  • Cujo
  • Betty Cricket
  • Tomcat
  • EyeShooter
  • Disco Thunder
  • Lash
  • Fury
  • Matrix
  • Wraith
  • Scrapper
  • Soleus
  • Pusher
  • Baby Brown
  • Rebellion
  • X-Skull
  • Slasher
  • Rude Sniper
  • Agrippa
  • Hannibal
  • Rage
  • Kraken
  • Racy Lion
  • Hash
  • Derange
  • Savage
  • ExoticAlpha
  • ShowMeUrguts
  • Diablo
  • Diamond Gamer
  • Bugger
  • Subversion
  • Electric Player
  • Void
  • Uproar
  • Jaguar
  • Scar
  • Cyrus
  • Suleiman
  • Lightning
  • Crash Override
  • Candy Butcher
  • Bearded Angler
  • Bone
  • Daffy Girl
  • Crash Test
  • Gargoyle
  • Sasquatch
  • Tempest
  • Mania
  • Scorpion
  • The Elder
  • Muffin
  • Boom Hoops
  • Majarine
  • Arm Wrestler
  • Toad
  • Mario Kart
  • 8-bit
  • Final Fantasy
  • Brock
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Professor Oak
  • Gundam
  • Magic Bean
  • Beta Boy
  • Ural
  • Team Fortres II
  • Call of Duty
  • Guess
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Tomb Raider
  • Elvor
  • Grand Theft
  • Daycare
  • The Mick
  • Tommy
  • Skylanders
  • Pondering Too
  • Vendi
  • Rock Band
  • Barbie
  • Tetris
  • Vez
  • Rubix
  • Overlord
  • Prince of Persia
  • Osu
  • Jaziz
  • Fruit Squeezes
  • Shadow
  • Resident Evil
  • Hermione
  • Death
  • Sulline
  • Ness
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Eimzara
  • Valiz
  • Lax

How do I choose a gamer name? These are gaming names ideas

Gaming has become a huge part of our activities. We spend hours playing games on our computers, consoles, and mobile devices. So why not make your username funny? We’ve compiled a list of funny gaming usernames that will definitely get you noticed.

Funny Gaming Names

These are some funny gaming names ideas to choose from:

  • Rapid River
  • Rotten Zucchini
  • Sandwich Deliveries
  • Sharks of Atlantis
  • Apple Bob
  • Clash of Cooks
  • Crayon Crime
  • Crazy Factory
  • Bananas n Chips
  • Cactus
  • Call of Dowson
  • Candy Crush
  • Candy Land
  • Danknado
  • Dodge the Shoe
  • Fortnite Couch
  • Gardening Gophers
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Grandma’s Nose
  • Horse Herpes
  • James Bomb
  • Kingdom of Memes
  • Mario Kart
  • Meme Man
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft
  • Mustache Smack
  • My Little Balloon
  • Nesting Hens
  • Nintendo
  • Online Games
  • Pacman
  • Pinch the Pear
  • Pokemon
  • Pokemon
  • Puds
  • Skyrim
  • Star Wars
  • Super Mario
  • Superior Succotash
  • Outrageous Dominance
  • Bad Soldier
  • Demonic Criminals
  • Popular Game
  • Faulty Devils
  • Plain Privilege
  • Abnormal Vigor
  • Cloudy Perpetrator
  • Trollers Goals
  • Computing Tips
  • Fanatical Tyranny
  • Militaristic Fighting Machine
  • Psychedelic Servicemen
  • Disagreeable Liquidators
  • Positive Attitude
  • Cookie Jar
  • Greek Mythology
  • Bob Vaginer
  • Caps Gaming
  • Penn National
  • Chicky Fighter
  • Satre Chair
  • Monster Hunter
  • Ram
  • Reaper
  • Wolverine
  • Goshawk
  • Carbine
  • Hashtag
  • Napoleon
  • Cool Whip
  • Big Papa
  • Maximus
  • Atilla
  • Frenzy
  • Siege
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Gnaw
  • Sabotage
  • Desperado
  • FireByMisFire
  • Manic
  • Dracula
  • Upsurge
  • Shadow Chaser
  • Sir Shove
  • Crazy Eights
  • Scrapple
  • Earl of Arms
  • Daemon
  • Killer
  • Scab
  • Dahlia Bumble
  • Skull Crusher
  • Crank
  • Boomslang
  • Flack
  • Shooter
  • Rigs
  • Madness
  • Trip
  • Centerfire
  • Bullet-Proof
  • Steel Forge
  • Reno Monarch
  • Broomspun


Are you looking for gaming names for YouTube channel? These names are perfect for you.

If you love playing video games, then you know how important it is to come up with a good YouTube channel name. You want something that will make people remember you and keep coming back for more.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best gaming channel names out there so you can get started on creating your own.

YouTube Gaming Names

Here are the coolest gaming names for YouTube channel:

  • Alley Frog
  • NailBlue
  • CobraFire
  • Bug Fire
  • TitoBoy
  • CutPro
  • Elder Pogue
  • ScaryNinja
  • Prism Gamer
  • Castlevania
  • Tomclancy
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Final FANTASY
  • Onision
  • Halo Gamer
  • Tomb Raider
  • Grandtheftautov
  • Stardew Valley
  • Sims
  • The Scarlet Blade
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Dead Cells
  • Dead Pixels
  • Gears OF War
  • Guitar Hero
  • Dark Souls
  • Fortnite
  • Pac-Man
  • Livestrength
  • Phineas AND Ferb
  • Tetris
  • Overwatch
  • Knives Out
  • Peggle
  • Gorogoa
  • Pewdiepie
  • Happy Wheels
  • Knight OF Diamonds
  • Rainbow Six Seige
  • Frosty
  • Gta4
  • Call OF Duty
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Pokemongo
  • Ghostrecon
  • Sonic
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Battlefield
  • League OF LEGENDS
  • Duck Hunt
  • Madden
  • Fortnitebr
  • Double Fine Adventure
  • Mysims
  • Ideas BBY
  • Starlinkflighttest
  • Final Fantasy Vii
  • Zelda SKIT
  • Corridor Kombat
  • Neverhood
  • Tony Hawk
  • Guitar Hero
  • The App Games
  • My Cool Athlete
  • The Big Brand
  • The Extra Character
  • The Best Clan
  • Clan Names
  • Cool Names
  • My Fictional Character
  • Alpha Fighting Games
  • Gamer Girl
  • My Gaming Industry
  • Idea For Games
  • My Inspiration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Japanese Girl
  • The Legend
  • Mortified Coercion
  • Darling Peacock
  • Eerie Mizzen
  • Glock
  • Buckshot
  • Don Stab
  • Grave
  • Returns
  • Fire-Bred
  • Screwtape
  • Siddhartha
  • Back Bett
  • Digger
  • Fist Wizard
  • RedMouth
  • Prometheus
  • Viper
  • Ripley
  • Demented
  • Kevlar
  • Rimfire
  • Bootleg Taximan
  • Sky Herald
  • Ember Rope
  • Thor
  • Dropkick
  • Dragon
  • Renegade Slugger
  • Jesse James
  • Captain Peroxide
  • Riff Raff
  • Fang
  • Clink
  • Javelin
  • Gatling
  • Centurion Sherman
  • Fist
  • Drop Stone
  • Terminator
  • Bowser
  • Steel
  • Ratchet
  • Blitz
  • Decay
  • Psycho Thinker
  • Bender
  • Skeleton

If you’re a girl who loves gaming, then you probably have a few favorite games. But, you may not know what username would be perfect for you. There are tons of games out there, and each one has its own username. Some of them are very creative, while others are just plain boring.

However, if you’re a gamer girl, you probably want to keep your game names simple and fun. After all, you’re going to be spending hours playing these games, so you want something that makes you feel good.

We’ve put together a list of cute, clever, and funny gaming names for girls. These names are perfect if you’d like to create a gaming community around funny gaming names for girls.

Gaming Names for Girls

Here are the best gaming names for girls:

  • Lithium
  • Minx
  • Amazon
  • Heroin
  • Harlem
  • Black Beauty
  • Mannequin
  • Terror
  • Cosma
  • Colada
  • Thunderbird
  • Lolita
  • Pumps
  • Femme Fatale
  • Majesty
  • Stiletto
  • Infinity
  • Enchantress
  • Vixen
  • Cougar
  • Legacy
  • Vanity
  • Lotus
  • Half Pint
  • Wicked
  • Nova
  • Shadow
  • Temperance
  • Belladonna
  • Tattoo
  • Banshee
  • Malice
  • Geisha
  • Carbon
  • Roulette
  • Siren
  • Resin
  • Calypso
  • Ivy
  • Cascade
  • Raven
  • Voodoo
  • Ultra
  • Nightmare
  • Mirage
  • T-Back
  • Rogue
  • Widow
  • Xenon
  • Beretta
  • Countess
  • Tequila
  • Mademoiselle
  • Enigma
  • Anomaly
  • Goddess
  • Insomnia
  • Velvet
  • Nintendo Girl
  • Kitty
  • Alita
  • Clementine
  • Georgette
  • Kaitlyn
  • Angel
  • Kitty
  • Gamer Girl
  • Nerdy Princess
  • Sunshine

Gaming is a big deal nowadays. People spend hours playing video games and spending money on consoles and accessories.

There are thousands of gaming nicknames and ideas out there, which makes it hard to stand out from the rest. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of gaming nicknames names that are both unique and memorable.

We’ve included a few tips on how to pick a good gaming name. Hopefully, this will help you create a successful gaming account.

Gaming Nicknames

These are the best gaming nicknames so far:

  • Snow
  • Serenity
  • Nuzzle
  • Climax
  • Saki
  • Eve
  • Zlatan
  • Remy
  • Kiss
  • Nana
  • Belle
  • Roses
  • Cotton
  • Gretchen
  • Necromancer
  • Rosalie
  • Amy
  • Kaylin
  • Sakura
  • Pudding
  • Peach
  • Rockstar
  • Lily
  • Karen
  • Linda
  • Annie
  • Bridgette
  • Legends Girl
  • Queen
  • Eris
  • Pixel Princess
  • Brigid
  • Shelley
  • Toffee
  • Pat
  • Fairies
  • Lava
  • Nina
  • Minecraft Girl
  • Lara
  • Whitney
  • Adelaide
  • Jaime
  • Loretta
  • Cherry
  • Gaming Girl
  • Ashley
  • Zombie Bunny
  • Carrie
  • Gwen
  • Chloe
  • Joy
  • Blossom
  • Dazzle
  • Gamer Girl
  • Grace
  • Sugar
  • Zoe
  • Rory
  • Shadow
  • Livy
  • Breeze
  • Princess Avatar
  • Leigh
  • Lil Uzi

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Need some inspiration for video game names? We have got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of video game names that are both creative and unique.

If you’re starting a video game, you’ll need a good name for your games. Your name will be the first thing people see when they play your game. It’s the first impression that will determine whether they decide to follow you.

However, choosing a name for your video game can be challenging. There are thousands of video game names out there, and each one has its own set of rules and regulations.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of creative, unique, and memorable video game names. These names are perfect if you’d like to create a new video game name or just want to come up with something catchy.

Video Game Names Ideas

Following are some good video game names to choose from:

  • The Daemon
  • Daggers
  • The Damned
  • Daredevil
  • Dark Matter
  • Darko
  • Daydream
  • Dazzler
  • Deathstalker
  • Decay
  • Deceit
  • Deception
  • Deep Pockets
  • Delirious
  • Delusion
  • Demented
  • Dementor
  • Demise
  • Demolition
  • Derange
  • Destroyer
  • Detroit
  • Devi
  • Deviant
  • Diablo
  • Dice
  • Die-hard
  • Dihya
  • Dirty Dirty
  • Dismay
  • Dissent
  • Diviner
  • Dom
  • Don
  • Doom
  • Double Double
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Duchess
  • Dutch
  • Dux
  • Earth Metal
  • Egomania
  • Electron
  • Elektra
  • Element
  • Elemental
  • Eliminator
  • Empress
  • Enchantress
  • Enigma
  • Enmity
  • Entropy
  • Enyo
  • Eon
  • Eowyn
  • Espada
  • Eternity
  • Excavator
  • Executioner
  • Exorcist
  • Explosive
  • Exterminator

If you’re looking for cool game names, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of awesome game names that will make your games stand out from the crowd.

You want something that will make people remember your game, but also something that will catch their eye. We’ve compiled a list of cool names for games that you can use as inspiration for your next game.

Cool Names for Games

Below are some cool names for games to pick from:

  • Falchion
  • The Falcon
  • Team Fanatic
  • The Fate
  • Feint
  • Algonquin
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Bread Pitt
  • Chris
  • Dallas
  • Devin Nash
  • Dutch
  • Envy Gaming
  • Faze Clan
  • Fortnite
  • Funny Usernames
  • Health Tips
  • Jamaica
  • Kolcheff
  • Manhattan
  • Microsoft
  • Mohegan
  • Mohegan Tribe
  • Morris
  • Murray
  • Ninja
  • Olebe
  • Pineault
  • Prizzia
  • Queens
  • Ray Pineault
  • Regina
  • Regional President
  • Streaming Wars
  • Tech Companies
  • Tiktok
  • Toxic Friends
  • Warden
  • Yamecah
  • Femme Fatale
  • Fender
  • Fester
  • Fiend
  • Figment
  • Finisher
  • Fire Lance
  • Fire-Bred
  • Fire Bringer
  • Firecracker
  • Fisheye
  • Fishnet
  • Fist
  • Flack
  • Flying Claw
  • Foot Slam
  • Forever
  • Fox
  • Freak
  • Frenzy
  • Fright
  • Furor
  • Fury
  • Gargoyle
  • Garrote
  • Gash
  • Gatling
  • Gauntlet
  • Geisha
  • Geronimo
  • Ghoul
  • Gladius
  • Glock
  • Gnaw
  • Goblin
  • Goddess
  • Golem
  • Gorgon
  • Goshawk
  • Grave
  • Grenade
  • Grim
  • Grip
  • Grizzly
  • Grudge
  • Gunner
  • Gunpowder
  • Gut

Gamers are everywhere these days. They play games on their phones, computers, consoles, and even on their TVs. And they love to share their gaming experiences with others. That’s where the gamer name play it’s role.

We’ve compiled a list of the best gamer names for you to use when naming your new game. We’ve also included some tips on how to create a unique gamer name.

Best Gamer Names

Following are the best gamer names for youth:

  • The Hammer
  • Hannibal
  • Harlem
  • Harpoon
  • Haunter
  • Hauteur
  • Hawkeye
  • Hazzard
  • Head-Knocker
  • Helium
  • Hellcat
  • Hell-Raiser
  • Hemlock
  • Hero
  • Heroin
  • Herzogin
  • High Roller
  • Hitter
  • Hornet
  • Horror
  • Hostility
  • Hot Salt
  • Howitzer
  • Hua Mulan
  • Hurricane
  • Hydra
  • Hypernova
  • Illumine
  • Illusion
  • Immortal
  • Inferno
  • Infinity
  • Insomnia
  • Insurgent
  • Ion
  • Ire
  • Iron Heart
  • Ironclad
  • Iron-Cut
  • Irons
  • Ironsides
  • Ishtar
  • Isis
  • Ivy
  • Jaguar
  • Javelin
  • Jawbone
  • Jesse James
  • Jezebel
  • Joose
  • Jubilee
  • Juno
  • K-9
  • Kafka
  • Kahina
  • Katana
  • Katar
  • Katniss
  • Kelpie
  • Keno
  • Kevlar
  • Khan
  • Kiddo
  • Killer
  • Kneecap
  • Knuckles
  • Kraken
  • Lab Rat
  • Lance
  • Lash
  • Legacy
  • Leon
  • Leonidas
  • Leviathan

Are you starting a game company? Do you need a name for your game? Then this section is for you!

We’ve compiled a list of game company names that you can use for your own game development company. These names are all unique, catchy, and creative. They’re also easy to trademark and won’t infringe any existing trademarks.

If you’re looking for inspiration, then this section is for you because we’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is pick the name you like best and move forward.

Game Company Names

These are the best game company names:

  • Nevada
  • Night Terror
  • Nightmare
  • Nightshade
  • Noir
  • Nova
  • Nuclear
  • NYC
  • Obliterator
  • Oleander
  • Omen
  • Oracle
  • Orb
  • Orthros
  • Osmium
  • Overthrow
  • Padme
  • Panic
  • Panther
  • Paramour
  • Pearl Heart
  • Phantasm
  • Phantom
  • Phobia
  • Phosphorescent
  • Phosphorus
  • Photon
  • Pike
  • Pile Driver
  • Pocket Rocket
  • Poison
  • Poker
  • Poleaxe
  • Real Deal
  • Reaper
  • Rebel

Are you starting a gaming squad? Do you need a name for your team? Well, you‘ve come to the right spot. This section has hundreds of gaming squad names to inspire you.

If you’re starting a gaming squad, you’ll need a name that represents your team and shows off your personality. Your squad name should be catchy, fun, and unique.

We’ve compiled a list of gaming squad names that are perfect for any type of team. Whether you’re playing video games, board games, card games, or sports games, you’ll find something here to suit your needs.

Some of these names are very creative and others are very simple. Some are funny, while others are serious. All of them are unique and will help you stand out from the crowd.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our list of gaming squad names.

Gaming Squad Names

These are the best gaming squad names:

  • Abducted by Aliens
  • A Distraction
  • Accidental Genius
  • Admiral Tot
  • Agent Hercules
  • Airport Hobo
  • Alley Frog
  • Alpha Returns
  • Angels Creed
  • Arsenic Coo
  • Atomic Blastoid
  • Automatic Slicer
  • Baby Brown
  • Back Bett
  • Bad Bunny
  • Bazooka Har-de-har
  • Bearded Angler
  • Beetle King
  • All Good Names Gone
  • Ariana Grandes Ponytail
  • Ashley Said What
  • Babushka
  • Baby Bugga Boo
  • Gamer YouTube
  • Xbox Gamer
  • Word for Games
  • Gamer Twitter
  • Season and Games
  • Raiden Story
  • Person Tags
  • All Cool Participants
  • Online Gaming
  • My Online Games
  • North America
  • Ninja Gamertag
  • Nickname is Gone
  • Middle East Gamers
  • Letter for Gamer
  • Legend Geek
  • League Gamers
  • Las Vegas Shots
  • Kid Game Play
  • Idea for Beginners
  • Good Gamer Tag
  • General Counsel
  • Game Character
  • Executive Committee
  • Esports Team
  • Conversation Team
  • Consumers Goal
  • Betty Cricket
  • Bit Sentinel
  • Bitmap
  • Blister
  • Blistered Outlaw
  • Buckshot
  • Bug Blitz
  • Bug Fire
  • Bugger
  • Cabbie
  • Candy Butcher
  • Capital F
  • Captain Peroxide
  • Celtic Charger
  • Centurion Sherman
  • Cereal Killer
  • Chasm Face
  • Chew Chew
  • Chicago Blackout
  • Chip Queen
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • App for Winners
  • Babbles Buzz
  • Chocolate Thunder
  • Chuckles
  • Club Nola
  • Commando
  • Congo Wire
  • Cool Iris
  • Cosmo
  • Crash Override
  • Crash Test
  • Crazy Eights
  • Criss Cross
  • Cross Thread

Are you looking for gaming names generator? Do you want to create a unique gaming company name? You will find the best gaming names generator ideas here.

If you are searching for some outstanding gaming names that can be used in video games or other online applications, then this is what you need! We’ve also included a few tips on how to create a game name that works for you.

Gaming Names Generator

Here are the best gaming names generator ideas:

  • Cupid Dust
  • Daffy Girl
  • Baby Doodles
  • Bad Karma
  • Banana Hammock
  • Behind You
  • Big Foot Is Real
  • The Russian Spy
  • Billy’s Mullet
  • Blue Ivy’s Assistant
  • Born Confused
  • Bud Lightyear
  • Calzone Zone
  • Camelopard
  • Casanova
  • Cats Or Dogs
  • Cereal Killer
  • Heisenbug
  • Cherry Picked
  • Chin Chilin
  • Chris P Bacon
  • Colonel Mustards Rope
  • Coolhunter
  • Crazy Cat Lady
  • Cuddly Puddly
  • Cute As Ducks
  • Darth Daenerys
  • Definitely Not An Athlete
  • Desperate Enuf
  • Dirtbag
  • Don Worry
  • Doesn’t Anyone Care
  • Drooling
  • Drunk Gamer
  • Early Morning Coffee
  • Elfish Presley
  • Everybody
  • Fast And The Curious
  • Fat Batman
  • Fedora The Explorer
  • Fizzy Sodas
  • Darkside Orbit
  • Darling Peacock
  • Day Hawk
  • Desert Haze
  • Desperado
  • Devil Blade
  • Devil Chick
  • Dexter
  • Diamond Gamer
  • Digger
  • Disco Potato
  • Drop Stone
  • Dropkick
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • DuckDuck
  • Earl of Arms
  • Easy Sweep
  • Eerie Mizzen
  • FastLane
  • Father Abbot
  • FenderBoy
  • Fennel Dove
  • Feral Mayhem
  • Fiend Oblivion
  • Frozen Explosion
  • Gadget
  • Gas Man
  • Global meltdown
  • Goatee Shield
  • Gov Skull
  • Grave Digger
  • Greek Rifle
  • Green Ghost
  • Green Scavenger
  • Guillotine
  • High Kingdom Warrior
  • Highlander Monk
  • Hightower
  • Hog Butcher
  • HollySparta
  • Houston
  • Houston Rocket
  • Hyper

Do you play video games? Do you like playing video games? Then you might be interested in creating your own gamertag. Gamers often create their own unique names for their online identities. They may use their real names, but they often prefer using something more creative.

If you’re thinking about starting a gaming channel, then you should consider creating your own gamertags. This is a great way to build a community around your gamertag.

Gamertag Names

These are the best gamertag names for beginners:

  • Star Sword
  • Stallion Patton
  • Stacker of Wheat
  • Squatch
  • Spunky Comet
  • SpitFire
  • Spider Fuji
  • SpellTansy
  • Speedwell
  • Speed Breaker
  • Solo Kill
  • Sofa King
  • Snow White Lover
  • Snow Pharaoh
  • Snow Hound
  • Snow Cream
  • SnoopWoot
  • SniperInstinct
  • Snake Eyes
  • Snake Eye
  • Smash trash
  • Smash Buster
  • Smartweeds
  • Slow Trot
  • Sky Herald
  • Sky Bully
  • Skull Crusher
  • Sir Shove
  • Silver Stone
  • Sienna Princess
  • Sidewalk Enforcer
  • Shooter
  • Sherwood Gladiator
  • Shadow Chaser
  • Shadow Bishop
  • Sexual Chocolate
  • Seal Snake
  • Screwtape
  • Scrapper
  • Hot Name Here
  • Hot Girl Bummer
  • Hoosier Daddy
  • Honey Lemon
  • Hogwarts Failure
  • Heart Ticker
  • He You
  • Hanging With My Gnomes
  • Hairy Poppins
  • Greenmail
  • Granger Danger
  • Google Was My Idea
  • Ghost Facings
  • Gandoras
  • Fur Real
  • Frosted Cupcake
  • Fried Chocolate
  • Freddie Not The Fish
  • Fluffy Cookie

Call of Duty is one of the most popular video games around. It has been played by millions of people worldwide. You could earn money by naming your own team after your favorite game. You could even sell merchandise with your name on it.

Call of Duty Gamers Names

These are COD gamer names:

  • Zesty Dragon
  • Zero Charisma
  • Yellow Menace
  • Wooden Man
  • Woo Woo
  • Wolverine
  • Wolf Tribune
  • Winter Bite
  • Willow Dragon
  • Widow Curio
  • Wholesome
  • White Snare
  • Waylay Dave
  • Washer
  • Vagabond Warrior
  • Turnip King
  • TulipCake
  • Troubadour
  • TrixiePhany
  • Trick Baron
  • Trash Sling
  • Trash Master
  • Toy Dogwatch
  • ToxicCharger
  • Tough Nut
  • Toolmaker
  • ThunderStroke
  • Thrasher
  • Third Moon
  • The Shield Toronto
  • The Final Judgement
  • The Dude
  • The China Wall
  • Thanksgiving
  • Terror Master
  • Tan Stallion
  • Take Away
  • Swerve
  • Sweet Talker
  • Swamp masher
  • Sultan of Speed
  • Suicide Jockey
  • Sugar Man
  • Subzero Taffy
  • Street Squirrel

Game studios are businesses that create video games. They are usually located in large cities like Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Sydney.

A game studio is a place where people work together to create a video game. It is a very competitive field because there are so many companies trying to get into the market.

Game Studio Names

Following are game studio names:

  • Joan Of Arks Angel
  • Joe Not Exotic
  • Julius Seizure
  • Just A Harmless Potato
  • Just A Teen
  • Kim Chi
  • King F Dairy Queen
  • Kiss My Axe
  • Kokonuts
  • Laugh Till Fight
  • Left Feet
  • Lizzo Flute
  • Llama Del Rey
  • Love Me Knot
  • Lowercase Guy
  • Tangles
  • Ministrants
  • Maggio
  • Magnificent
  • Manic Pixie Meme Girl
  • Masterchef
  • Me For President
  • Melons Smasher
  • Morgan Freeman But Not
  • Not Insync
  • Not James Bond
  • Omnipotent Being
  • Monotonous
  • Op Rah
  • Oprah Wind Fury
  • Panini Head
  • Pawnee Goddess
  • Peap Ds
  • Pixie Dust
  • Pluralizes Everything
  • Punt
  • Puppies Kittens
  • Rambo Was Real
  • Real Name Hidden
  • Red Monkeypot
  • Reese Wither Fork
  • Regina Phalange
  • Paintbrush

Kahoots is a fun game where teams compete against each other to answer questions. It’s played at parties, corporate events, and school fairs.

If you’re planning to host kahoots at your next event, then you’ll need a name that stands out and gets people talking. This is why we’ve put together a list of the best kahoot names.

We’ve included a few examples of kahoot names that have been used before and some that are completely original. These names are perfect if you’d like to host kahoots during a party or event.

Some of these names are very creative and others are pretty simple. Some are funny-learning session. So, without further ado, here are the best kahoot name ideas.

Best Kahoot Names

These are the best kahoot names ever:

  • Raid Bucker
  • Rando Tank
  • Ranger
  • Red Combat
  • Hobby Play
  • Ice Box
  • Ice Games
  • Imagination Central
  • Imagination Games
  • Indie World
  • Insert Coin
  • King of Games
  • Last Heart
  • Last Life
  • Level Up
  • Master Manual
  • Mushroom
  • Record
  • Newbie Gamers
  • Next Galaxy Games
  • Nextgen Games
  • No Funny
  • Noname inc
  • Play Games
  • Player Power
  • Marbles
  • Marigold Loot
  • Married Man
  • Mental
  • Mercury Reborn
  • Metal Star
  • Midas
  • Midnight Rambler
  • Red Rhino
  • Reed Lady
  • Renegade Slugger
  • Reno Monarch
  • Returns
  • Roller Turtle
  • Romance Guppy
  • Rooster
  • Rude Sniper
  • Sandbox
  • Scare Stone
  • Scary Ninja
  • Funny Games
  • Future Live
  • Game And Entertain
  • Game And Go
  • Game City
  • Game Over
  • Game Systems
  • Gamer’S Paradise
  • Game Runners
  • Gaming Garage
  • Gaming Generation
  • Generation Games
  • Genius
  • Get Gaming
  • Get In The Game
  • Get Ready
  • Go Go Gaming
  • Golden Games
  • Golden Gontroller
  • Green Dragon
  • Guiding Gamer
  • Happy Games
  • Gamegetter
  • Game Heroes
  • Hardcore
  • Hardlife
  • Hario

Gaming clans are groups of gamers who play together online. They usually meet up at specific times and places to play games like League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, etc.

If you’re thinking about starting a gaming clan, then you might be wondering what the best name would be. After all, you want something that stands out and gets people interested.

We’ve put together a list of gaming clan names you can use as inspiration. These names are all unique, catchy, and easy to trademark. Some of these names are very popular and others are less known. But either way, they’re all worth checking out.

Gaming Clan Names

These are badass nicknames for gaming clan:

  • Pike
  • Scab
  • Battleaxe
  • Maul
  • Hitter
  • Steel Forge
  • Balrog
  • Ripley
  • Strike Eagle
  • Rex
  • Bullet-Proof
  • Dutch
  • Kneecap
  • Quarterstaff
  • Vein
  • Sledgehammer
  • Terminator
  • Steel Foil
  • Skull Crusher
  • Flack
  • Behemoth
  • Avenger
  • Hydra
  • Wraith
  • Ronin
  • Cut
  • Caltrop
  • Hurricane
  • Schizo
  • Phantasm
  • Ratchet
  • Montante
  • Tomcat
  • Bullet
  • Katar
  • Automatic
  • Knuckles
  • Wracker
  • Sylla
  • Golem
  • Torque
  • Bowser
  • Charybdis
  • Angon
  • Indominus
  • Midnight
  • Lance
  • Wrath
  • Tooth
  • Billhook
  • Siddhartha
  • Bleed
  • O’Doyle
  • Saboteur
  • Jesse James
  • Crossbow
  • Phantom
  • Skinner
  • Atilla
  • Footslam
  • Kraken
  • Mania
  • Brass Knuckle
  • Ghoul
  • Obliterator
  • Crusher
  • Omen
  • Grim
  • Slungshot
  • Kevlar
  • Lockback
  • Derange
  • Ballistic
  • K-9
  • Blonde
  • Head-Knocker
  • Scalp
  • Bender
  • Terror
  • Executioner
  • Psycho
  • Gut
  • Mad Dog
  • Exterminator
  • Crank
  • Menace
  • Loch
  • Stabber
  • Scar
  • Mothman
  • Freak
  • Baal
  • Soleus
  • Rubble
  • Harpoon
  • Trooper
  • Carbine
  • Khan
  • Aspect
  • Mortar
  • Tito
  • Damned
  • Leonidas
  • Sepulcher
  • Dux
  • Ruiner
  • Razor
  • Cyclops
  • Cannon
  • Zweihander
  • Cutlass
  • Gargoyle
  • Craniax
  • Longbow
  • Gladius
  • Blood
  • Destroyer
  • Socket
  • Killer
  • Hash
  • Madness
  • Gorgon
  • Cannon
  • Steel
  • Hellcat
  • Nightshade
  • Wildcat
  • Fire-Bred

How to Create Gaming Names?

Your gaming name is one of the most important things you can have. It will be a reflection on how well you do in this game and it’s something that people are going to remember for years after they first meet you or hear about you. So, what should you consider when naming your next game user?

Consider the following points while naming your gaming account.

Know what makes a good name

Thousands of gaming name suggestions are there on the internet. But the question is if they are worth considering? The answer is yes! You need to know why certain names work better than others before choosing them.

For example, “Eva Cool” sounds like an obvious choice but does not tell much about the services offered by the company. On the other hand, “Eva Gamer” tells more about her work.

  • Think about the target audience
  • You must think about who would buy from you.

Brainstorm and make a list of Game Names

You may want to brainstorm with friends and family members. Or you could use online tools such as Google search engine. There are many websites where you can find thousands of ideas. Just type in keywords related to your game and see which ones come up.

Once you get some idea, choose the best option among all of them. If you don’t feel confident enough then ask someone else to help you out. They might give you some great advice.

Play with words to get the best Gaming Name Ideas

There are different ways to play around with words to create catchy names. For instance, you can combine two words together to form a new word. This way, you can add meaning to the combination.

Another thing you can try is using acronyms. Acronym means shortening of a long word. Using these abbreviations helps you save space and time.

You can also consider using a dictionary for related adjectives and synonyms.

Keep on narrowing the list of gaming names down

After coming up with good options, narrow down the choices based on the criteria mentioned above. Choose only those names that fit into your gaming niche market. Also keep in mind whether any of the names sound too similar to each other.

If you still cannot decide between two names, go ahead and pick both of them. Then later, you can change the name once you start getting customers.

Picking the best gaming names for YouTube channel is just half the job done.

Think about the emotion you want to evoke

When thinking about gaming names ideas, you must take care of emotions involved. A name that evokes positive feelings in the minds of potential clients is always preferable to negative ones.

So, what kind of feeling do you want to invoke in your prospective clients? Do you want to convey professionalism? Ease of playing games. Trustworthiness? These are questions you must ask yourself.

In case you are looking for inspiration, above are some examples of successful gaming names ideas.

Avoid hard-to-spell and hard to remember game names

It is important to avoid naming your company after something difficult to spell or pronounce. It will be very frustrating when people have trouble pronouncing it. So, stick to easy to say and spell-able names.

Also, avoid making your company name so unique that no one has ever heard of it. People should easily recognize your brand.

Your company name needs to stand out amongst competitors. Make sure it conveys the right message to your prospects.

Use a gaming name that conveys some meaning

A good name should not only tell people how they can contact you but also provide an insight into your services. You need to communicate clearly through your name.

For example, if you sell paint products, you can call your company “Paint by ABC” instead of simply calling it ‘ABC Paint’. The former implies more than just selling paints.

Make sure your company name stands out. The first impression matters most.

Your gaming names should reflect its history as well as future. Your game names should be able to describe who you are and what you offer.

Therefore, many gamers use their initials as part of their username. For example, “HGTV” stands for Home & Garden Television. HGTV shows home improvement projects.

However, this approach may not work for all types of gamers.

People often forget the names of things they own. But, they never forget the names of gamers they love.

Make it catchy and memorable.

To make your gaming name catchy, think about using words that represent your core values. This way, even though your company changes directions, your name remains relevant.

You don’t necessarily need to come up with a new name every time you launch a product or service. However, you should consider changing your company’s name whenever there is a significant shift in direction or strategy.

Don’t pick a name that limits your game growth

If you decide to start a new gaming user, you shouldn’t limit yourself from growing bigger. Choose a gaming name that allows you to grow without any restrictions.

This point is for game owners who intend to spread their game in the future. They know that having a limited scope makes them less competitive.

So, choosing gaming name ideas with great future growth and expansion potentials would help you achieve success faster.

Many entrepreneurs find themselves inspired by famous books or movies. In fact, these references can inspire you to create a better company name.

When brainstorming for a name, try thinking outside the box. Instead of coming up with a creative idea on your own, ask others for suggestions.

They could include friends, family members, colleagues, etc. Also, look at other companies’ websites and social media pages. These sites usually list the names of previous clients.

Many small gamers took advantage of popular characters from stories and movies. It helped their games and they needed relatively less marketing tactics.

Conduct a thorough internet search.

Before naming your company, conduct comprehensive online research. Look for similar usernames and see which ones have been successful.

Once you’ve found a suitable name, take it immediately. Don’t wait until after launching your gaming because doing so will cost you money.

In case you want to sell games overseas, you must ensure that your brand name isn’t trademarked anywhere else. You also need to be careful when registering your domain name.

It’s important to note that some countries require additional registration fees if you wish to protect your intellectual property rights. So, before starting an e-commerce store, consult local laws regarding trademarks and copyrights.

The same goes for foreign investors. If you plan to raise capital abroad, then you’ll need to get permission first.

The best thing to do is to hire a lawyer specializing in IP law. He/she will guide you through all legal procedures required to secure your right to use your chosen name.

Get the .com domain name

If you are looking for gaming names for YouTube channel, there are many reasons why getting a.com domain name is essential.

First, this type of domain extension is considered as one of the most valuable domains out there. Second, it helps build trust among customers since people associate a .com extensions with quality brands. Third, it gives you more opportunities to earn revenue via advertising. Fourth, it increases traffic flow to your site. And finally, it boosts SEO rankings.

However, not everyone gets a .com domain name. You can go for other famous TLD’s, in case .com is already taken i.e. .net, .org and .biz.

Conduct a trademark search

If you’re planning to start your game, make sure that your game name doesn’t infringe upon any existing trademarks. This includes both generic terms and specific phrases.

You should always perform a trademark search prior to using a particular term. The results of such searches may vary depending on where you live.

Get feedback on the name

You might think that choosing a good gaming name would be easy, but it takes time and effort. Therefore, don’t rush into making decisions. Instead, ask others about what they like or dislike about your potential new name.

Ask them how they’d feel if someone used their favorite phrase or character in his/her own game. They might even suggest alternative options.

Make sure the name sounds good when said aloud

When selecting a name for your game, keep in mind that its pronunciation shouldn’t sound awkward. Also, avoid names that contain numbers or special characters. These could cause problems during checkout.

Some names seem good on just paper, and they sound awful. For example, “Bargain” has negative connotations. Avoid such things at the earliest.

Use free resources for brainstorming gaming name ideas

To help come up with gaming names for YouTube channel, try browsing online forums dedicated to naming conventions. There, you can find lists of popular words and expressions which have been associated with certain industries over the years.

There are hundreds of resources out there that could give you suggestions on what kind of name you should choose. However, these sites usually focus only on English language users. That means you won’t see much information related to non-English speaking markets.

So, use these free resources before jumping into buying premium services.

Make sure you are personally happy with the game name

Once you’ve settled on a name, check whether you still want it after some time passes. If yes, then proceed further. Otherwise, change it back to something else.

Choosing a suitable team name isn’t easy. But once you get it right, you’ll reap benefits from it forever. So, take your time and follow our tips above carefully.

A good name for your game will help it stand out from the crowd. It’s also important to choose a name that won’t cause legal problems down the road.

We wish you good luck with the game naming process, if you need any help do let us know!

Follow these simple rules to get the best gamer names.

  • Pick a short, simple, and memorable name.
  • Catchy gaming names need a great theme.
  • The name should be relatable to the gaming industry.
  • It should hint to strong, and brave and unique players.
  • Sometimes, you will need a great character or number.


Hope you have got enough ideas to choose your best gamer name. What are your thoughts? Let’s know if we can improve this article.

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    Italian vernacular form of Louis
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    Heard most frequently in 18th century Japan, Hanzo is a rarity in modern culture. Hattori Hanzo was a legendary samurai of the Sengoku Era. A modern day namesake might be Hanzo Shimada, from the video game Overwatch. Hanzo is one of many unique baby names from Asia and from the gaming world.

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    Word name
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    Crash is a particularly calamitous entry in the badass boys' name category, taking Wilder and Maverick one -- or maybe a dozen -- steps further. But we can think of at least a dozen reasons you shouldn't name your baby Crash.

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  • Meaning:

    "cleared wood"
  • Description:

    Director Ridley Scott made this one known, but few parents would get beyond the negative first syllable.

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    Spanish variation of Maximus
  • Description:

    With the ubiquitous Max heard at every playground across the country, international versions have been gaining traction in an attempt to provide a fresh avenue to the highly sought nickname. This Spanish iteration has been in the US Top for most of the 21st century. This is one of many Spanish baby names with international power.

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