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
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390 203
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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309 183
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tomb Raider 2

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307 183
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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341 218
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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89 15
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
emin92 added Uncharted

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293 196
Leon S. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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158 105
Sly Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Slainoracle added Sly Cooper

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70 25
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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43 7
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 10 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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155 127
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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167 140
Chris Redfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil

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192 170
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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129 120
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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123 113
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation Characters

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145 139
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VIII

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132 125
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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130 123
Revolver Ocelot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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38 21
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Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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106 111
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Final Fantasy VII

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95 99
Liquid Snake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Metal Gear Solid

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88 97
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

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84 96
Harry Mason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Silent Hill

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23 15
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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25 18
Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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85 101
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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0 0
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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68 104
Aerith Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy VII

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58 106
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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53 101
Serge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Serge Chrono Cross

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45 93
Rikimaru is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

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74 149
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Resident Evil 2

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42 95
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy VIII

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38 89
Harle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Harle Chrono Cross

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7 30
Neo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kenneth Peter Lavine IV added Enter the Matrix, CR: Enter the Matrix

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40 95
Gabriel Logan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Gabriel Logan Syphon Filter 2

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36 92
Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Kid Chrono Cross

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31 84
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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10 44
Vergil is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
Zeeko Dianujab added Halo

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6 64
Ashley Riot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Playstation Characters
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