18 video game characters made massively fat

Regardless of genre, game characters are generally a stereotypical bunch. Muscular, lithe and acrobatic, it's surprising any of the egotistical swine ever find time to fight, save or kill anyone given the amount of time they spend preening themselves in the gym.

We've had enough of game heroes who shamelessly pander to the mythical Hollywood ideal. We've had enough of bigger characters only ever being allowed on-screen as comic relief. And happily, we came to this conclusion just as Matt discovered an amazingly childish but endlessly funny iPhone App called FatBooth, which instantly bulks up any photo you choose to feed into it. Three guesses what we did.

Yes. And we did it 18 times.

Lara Croft

Nathan Drake

Cloud Strife


Marcus Fenix

Crimson Viper

Solid Snake


Niko Bellic

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  • ViewtifulBrandon - July 29, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    It looks like Duke Nukems face weighs too much and his pulling his mouth off. John Marston looks disgusting, I guess he ate the animals after he skinned them.
  • Wizrai - July 29, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    @GamesRadarDavidHoughton Ew, ew, ew! Undo! Un-view or something! Get those cosplays out of my head!
  • philipshaw - July 29, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    Qualtiy feature
  • crumbdunky - July 29, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    Why bother with using Donut Drake? We already all played BOTH Uncharteds with that unlockable you know!? That said, I strongly suspect he's the inspiration for the entire flabathon and as a proud skinny dad I also have to say that I find little to love about fatness. If anything, it scares me a little to look at tubbies-and it's such a sad thing when someone's glandular disorders make them way overweight as well. What a shame that is.
  • ScruffMoney - July 29, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    good work guys...
  • INFINITYGAUNTLET - July 28, 2010 6:49 p.m.

  • AuthorityFigure - July 28, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    Now they look like the coders who developed them.
  • PipGirl - July 28, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    Duke suits this new look.
  • stevengibson - July 28, 2010 9:32 a.m.

    am i the only one who would do these bbw's
  • devilmaycare34 - July 28, 2010 9:05 a.m.

    If a large amount of the population is fat why does anyone make a programme like fat booth. I propose thin booth. To make us overweight ppl feel better.
  • JeffGoldblum1 - July 28, 2010 6:59 a.m.

    Please stop posting stupid shit.
  • ballplayer27 - July 28, 2010 5:53 a.m.

    I feel like Duke probably looks like that now. 15 years of waiting around, drinking beers and eating hot dogs while he listens for the phone to ring and let him know it is time... He is a balding middle aged man with a beer belly now, probaly living in a trailer with one of his hooker friends who should have retired five years ago but can't because he can't hold down a job while still trying to hold on to his action hero days.
  • JohnnyApplesperm - July 28, 2010 5:17 a.m.

    LOL Duke Nukem! I've got Chins of Steel
  • listerinemarine - July 28, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    I didn't think Rufus could have any less of a chin...
  • Sensationo - July 28, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    <--- Brain Dead is what I am
  • Valntyne - July 28, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    Gotta say...I still dig fat Bayonetta....
  • robovski - July 28, 2010 1:28 a.m.

    Go fat game babes!
  • Darkhawk - July 28, 2010 1:17 a.m.

    Duke Nukem has really let him go since "Forever" was cancelled. reC: Menosky spring
  • Limbo - July 28, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    @MrDuracraft: It's still funny, so who cares if they just used an app? They SAY they do anyway. Nice job Mr. Houghton, made my day.
  • MrDuracraft - July 28, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    @Sensationo Wow you fail so much you don't even know how much easier and lazier they made it. All they did was use the iPod Touch/iPhone app Fat Booth.

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