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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405 194
Crash Bandicoot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
kalen-rees added

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382 199
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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306 180
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tomb Raider 2

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301 181
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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339 215
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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82 12
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
emin92 added Uncharted

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288 194
Leon S. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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153 103
Sly Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Slainoracle added Sly Cooper

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66 23
Dante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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154 123
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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160 139
Chris Redfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil

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188 170
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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31 4
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 13 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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130 120
Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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121 111
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation Characters

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132 124
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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144 138
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VIII

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126 120
Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Resident Evil 5

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37 18
Carl
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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106 110
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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93 97
Liquid Snake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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88 95
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

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84 93
Harry Mason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Silent Hill

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23 14
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Max Payne 3

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23 17
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added

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84 100
Albert Wesker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero

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67 103
Aerith Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy VII

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58 105
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added

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53 99
Serge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Serge Chrono Cross

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45 90
Rikimaru is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

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7 27
Neo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Enter the Matrix, CR: Enter the Matrix

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42 92
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy VIII

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38 87
Harle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harle Chrono Cross

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72 148
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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40 92
Gabriel Logan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Gabriel Logan Syphon Filter 2

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36 89
Kid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kid Chrono Cross

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31 82
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added

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10 41
Vergil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Halo

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6 62
Ashley Riot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Rod Loveall added Ashley Riot