Total Nerd The Best Playstation Characters  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Playstation video game characters. Must be on Playstation only.

The original Playstation may come down as one of the most influential game consoles in the history of gaming. Many console series that are considered institutions in gaming have begun during this console's era. Through it, there have been a number of iconic characters who got their start right here. When we take a look back, it's somewhat crazy how many major video game characters began. 

This list has compiled many of those characters who got their start on Playstation, and were largely exclusive to the system. (If they got a port a decade later, that still means it was exclusive at the time it was initially released; PC/Mac doesn't count either.) This list runs the complete gauntlet of genres, from classic RPGs like Final Fantasy VII, and the progenitors of the survival horror genre, Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

This also includes long-dormant series that you've probably forgotten about, such as Syphon Filter (which hasn't been around since 2007). So take a look down memory lane, and check out all the different games and characters that you've grown up with, or haven't played with in years! (Maybe it's time to dust off an emulator and start up a new game?)
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Crash Bandicoot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
kalen-rees added Crash Bandicoot

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354 188
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid

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330 196
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Sephiroth Final Fantasy VII

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286 164
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2

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46 3
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
emin92 added Nathan Drake Uncharted

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280 171
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

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278 176
Leon S. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Leon S. Kennedy Resident Evil 2

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139 89
Sly Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Slainoracle added Sly Cooper

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145 110
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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155 125
Chris Redfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Chris Redfield Resident Evil

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183 155
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Claire Redfield Resident Evil 2

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46 18
Dante is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Dante Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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124 109
Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Revolver Ocelot Metal Gear Solid

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140 129
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

The Best Playstation 3 Characters

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125 115
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Vivi Orunitia

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119 110
Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Jill Valentine Resident Evil, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Resident Evil 5

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28 7
Carl
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Carl "CJ" Johnson Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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110 106
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation Characters

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102 101
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Vincent Valentine Final Fantasy VII

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85 87
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Raziel Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

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20 7
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Nemesis

The Best Robot Video Games of All Time

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86 90
Liquid Snake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Liquid Snake Metal Gear Solid

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18 5
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Max Payne Max Payne 3

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78 86
Harry Mason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harry Mason Silent Hill

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81 91
Albert Wesker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Albert Wesker Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero

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1 0
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Alan Roussel III added Kratos God of War III, God of War, God of War II

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64 97
Aerith Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Aerith Gainsborough Final Fantasy VII

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57 98
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Zidane Tribal

15 Reasons Xbox Is Better Than PlayStation

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51 93
Serge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Serge Chrono Cross

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44 83
Rikimaru is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Rikimaru Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

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39 85
Gabriel Logan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Gabriel Logan Syphon Filter 2

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37 82
Harle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harle Chrono Cross

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40 88
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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9 35
Vergil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Vergil Halo

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69 143
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Ada Wong Resident Evil 2

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31 77
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Kuja

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33 83
Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kid Chrono Cross

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3 21
Neo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Neo Enter the Matrix, CR: Enter the Matrix

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6 57
Ashley Riot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Rod Loveall added Ashley Riot