The 30+ Best Video Game Duos of All Time

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Vote up the video game pairs that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Some things are just more enjoyable with other people, and some video games are better when you're playing two characters. These famous video game duos make your game twice as fun by using the different abilities and personalities of each character to make a more memorable gaming experience.

Maybe these video game character pairs were originally each other's nemesis, like Chell & GLaDOS in Portal, but that just makes their eventual team up even more satisfying. Even if you don't have much control over one of the characters, like Ellie in Last of Us or Atreus in God of War, their actions deeply influence how you as a player act. The interplay of their needs and how you want to succeed as a player makes for a better video game experience than if your character was flying solo, no matter how cool your main character is.

There are even some non-playable and technically optional companions, like ED-E in Fallout: New Vegas, that become such a huge part of the experience it can be impossible to imagine what the game would be like without them.

What video game character duo is the most dynamic and made for the best gaming experience?

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Ranked by
  • Mario & Luigi

    Mario & Luigi

    Mario Bros
    466 votes
  • Sonic & Tails

    Sonic & Tails

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    435 votes
  • Ash & Pikachu

    Ash & Pikachu

    247 votes
  • Donkey Kong & Diddy

    Donkey Kong & Diddy

    Donkey Kong
    284 votes
  • Master Chief & Cortana

    Master Chief & Cortana

    Halo franchise
    271 votes
  • Scorpion & Sub Zero

    Scorpion & Sub Zero

    Mortal Kombat
    252 votes