The video-game world has grown tremendously over the years. If a decade ago we could only dream of in-game environments that look like the real world, or characters that can develop in multiple ways, today it seems that everything is possible. Now, more than ever, the world of games is receiving more attention. For example, in the following days, the largest Dota 2 event, with a prize-pool of over 10 million dollars will unfold. A lot of money is being spent to create realistic characters, graphics, surroundings and stories. At present, the frameworks of graphic reality are incredibly expanded. Older games, with familiar faces still have their charm. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most popular video-game protagonists that have changed our lives, and find find them among our favorite actors and models.
1. The Illusive Man – Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games to have graced the gaming world. And its most mysterious character, the Illusive Man, tries to make humanity the main race in the Universe (what a noble cause). Just take a closer look at him, his piercing blue eyes, and silver hair and he will immediately remind you of someone. We are talking about the illustrious American actor, Martin Sheen. Mr. Sheen actually made the voice for the Illusive Man. Despite combining the best and worst characteristics of humanity, the Illusive Man remains one of the most charismatic characters in Mass Effect 2.
2. Starkiller – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Starkiller isn’t actually the character’s name, but a code name. His real name is Galen Marek, if you know what we mean. His brown eyes, hair, fair skin and haircut reminds us of Samuel Witwer, who also gave Starkiller his voice. Samuel is an extremely respected American actor and musician. He played in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel, as Galen Maren’s clone.
3. Lucy Stillman – Assasin’s Creed
Have you heard of American actress Kristen Bell? Do you know what she looks like? You might not. If you are passionate about the world of games, you will probably recognize her as Lucy Stillman, of the Assassin’s Order, in Assassin’s Creed. Kristen has given her looks and voice to this game character in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Some fans are finding it hard to believe that Lucy Stillman is actually dead, after being stabbed by Desmond’s Hidden Blade.
4. Sheva Alomar – Resident Evil 5
Shevar Alomar of Resident Evil 5 is definitely one of the most memorable characters in the game. She has a unique appeal, and is always faitful to her partner, Chris Redfield. During the game, she helps him complete missions (and she’s not like all the other NPCs which only stand around while you are being killed – she is useful).
Although it has not been confirmed, fans believe that Karen Dyer is Sheva’s look-alike. Her real name is Eva LaDare, and she is infamous for her role in Idlewild. On the other hand, Karen is a voice and television actress. Other stars who are believed to have inspired Sheva are Naja Hill and Michelle Van der Water.
5. Zoey – Left 4 Dead
If you have ever played Left 4 Dead you know about Zoey, one of the survivors in the game. Her looks were inspired from Sonja Kinski, a very popular model. At first, the game designers wanted to use Alesia Glidewell, but they decided on Sonja in the end. The model was born in Switzerland, and moved to California when she was 7. As far as the voice of Zoey is concerned, it belongs to Jen Taylor.
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