10 video game creatures that would make awesome pets

Real pets are rubbish. If they're not pissing and shitting everywhere, they're trying to hump your leg or chewing on that miniature Master Chief helmet you paid 140 notes for. By contrast, video game creatures are clearly awesome. Most seem to lack the necessary anatomical parts to forge faeces, they never need walking and some can even fetch you a fern tree. That's why we've chosen the following collection of multi-talented critters - who between them can entertain kids, open cans of tuna and even win you huge bets - as our dream pets. Yup, looks like Fido will be taking that fateful trip to the vet after all.

Brumak (Gears of War)

Above: Oh, and before you start getting pissy about sizes, the kid's got gigantism, alright?

C'mon, how awesome would this be? Y'know, aside from all the infantcide.

DOG (Half-Life 2)

The pet that'll fetch you an oak tree. What more of an endorsement could you need?

Charmander (Pokémon series)

Borderline animal cruelty is such an overused phrase. After all, this little Pokémon clearly loves being used as an impromptu campfire.

Goomba (Super Mario series)

The pet you can eat! Nothing beats some sentient mushroom stroganoff.

Horstachio (Viva Piñata)

The perfect pet for keeping those violent tots mildly entertained for six minutes.


  • whitesall - November 6, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    i have a pet brumak
  • demonslayer76 - February 10, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    personally, i want a big daddy for a pet, kill everything, look like kliner with that headcrab on your head
  • lovinmyps3 - February 8, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    I want DOG!! =)
  • joy - February 7, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    + 1 Ammy... I mean look at my profile pic :)
  • deathrebellion - February 7, 2010 8:20 a.m.

    there'd be too many to mention XD
  • slickninja - February 7, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    What a waste of a top ten list. Must be a slow day at the Gamesradar offices.
  • kingofspades94 - February 6, 2010 3:11 p.m.

    Where's Jack Frost? Or other memorable SMT demons? I want one of those!!
  • ryno - February 6, 2010 2:06 p.m.

    i want a headcrab
  • waynski1457 - February 6, 2010 1:54 p.m.

    Too bad that listing Trico as a pet only reaffirms that it's going to DIE!!! *cries* recaptcha: his necrosis BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW
  • AlexMercer1337 - February 6, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    What about the varren from ME2?
  • AA95mp - February 6, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    i've always wanted a headcrab
  • DeathbyFira - February 6, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    I so want a Trico i can ride him for trasportation he can lift me to high places maybe ransack a gas station or two and get some cold beverages and my slim jim on and make him crap on my ex girlfriends house and a charmader would be second cuz if u do evolve him into a charazrd what happens if you cant control his ass then you are as good as bar bq lol
  • AyJay - February 6, 2010 9:05 a.m.

    I want a Blob.
  • vogler1604 - February 6, 2010 6:33 a.m.

    how bout the pup from okamiden?
  • Spooge10 - February 6, 2010 6:10 a.m.

    I would love to wear my stylish Headcrab hat while riding a Brumak to work. This article was full of lulz, GR. Good job.
  • Yeager1122 - February 6, 2010 4:57 a.m.

    I want dogmeat from fallout 3 as a pet.
  • skyguy343 - February 6, 2010 4:42 a.m.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaagro. Just sayin'...
  • whiteknight1981 - February 6, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    I just want B. Buttercup to be my pet. I mean a freakin horse that types!! Although I know the spelling would be atrocious because, you know, the hoofs. And I would have an in with the official website of the internet GamesRadar!!! Either that or Alf Pacino. "This is some great coke!....Willie!"
  • robotechandnarutosucks - February 6, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    everyone knows magikarp would be the ultimate pokemon pet.
  • OmNomRomRearghNergh - February 6, 2010 2:21 a.m.

    AmmyAmmyAmmyAmmyAmmyAmmyAmmy! Great article though :D every picture was funny as

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