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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
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Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid
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Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
emin92 added Uncharted
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Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tomb Raider 2
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Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII
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Kratos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Alan Roussel III added God of War III, God of War, God of War II
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Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII
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Leon S. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2
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Sly Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Slainoracle added Sly Cooper
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Dante is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
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Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2
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Chris Redfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil
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Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII
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Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Resident Evil 5
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Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid
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Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VIII
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Alucard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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Liquid Snake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid
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Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII
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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Max Payne 3
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Raziel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
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Albert Wesker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero
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Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added