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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359 189
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid

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288 165
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2

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330 199
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Sephiroth Final Fantasy VII

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281 173
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

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280 180
Leon S. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Leon S. Kennedy Resident Evil 2

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50 6
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
emin92 added Nathan Drake Uncharted

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139 92
Sly Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Slainoracle added Sly Cooper

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146 112
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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185 157
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Claire Redfield Resident Evil 2

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156 127
Chris Redfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Chris Redfield Resident Evil

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48 20
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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125 111
Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Revolver Ocelot Metal Gear Solid

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140 131
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

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31 8
Carl
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Carl "CJ" Johnson Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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125 117
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Vivi Orunitia

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120 112
Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 17 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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111 108
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation Characters

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103 103
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Vincent Valentine Final Fantasy VII

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85 89
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Raziel Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

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87 92
Liquid Snake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Liquid Snake Metal Gear Solid

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21 9
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Nemesis

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18 7
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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79 88
Harry Mason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harry Mason Silent Hill

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82 93
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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6 1
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 99
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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57 100
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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45 85
Rikimaru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Rikimaru Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

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51 95
Serge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Serge Chrono Cross

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37 83
Harle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harle Chrono Cross

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39 87
Gabriel Logan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Gabriel Logan Syphon Filter 2

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40 89
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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10 36
Vergil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Vergil Halo

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69 144
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Ada Wong Resident Evil 2

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31 78
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Kuja

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33 84
Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kid Chrono Cross

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3 22
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 58
Ashley Riot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Rod Loveall added Ashley Riot