Hardcore Gamer's IQ Test

Deviantartist shadow502t has issued a challenge that you’ll never, ever rise to. Face it, you’re just not that good a gamer… Sorry, that’s just the way it is. There’s like, maybe, a 10% chance you’ll be to name half the characters here...

Above: Click to enlarge... we dare you  

If you’re the masochistic type, then by all means, click the picture to enlarge, we’re not going to stop you. Just know going in that these are among shadow502t's ridiculously tough questions:

-Can you name all 425 characters?
-Can you name the 375 games in which they appear?
-What 2 games never came out?
-Which 10 characters appear more than once?
-Which are dead?
-Can you find 20 Fallout 3 bobbleheads?

Thanks shadow, and happy failing, everyone!

Mar 12, 2010


  • JohnEP - March 16, 2010 6:19 a.m.

    Amazing! What a poster this would make. I am still trying to find lemmings and pitfall though...
  • DoctorCrazy - March 16, 2010 3:48 a.m.

    I was actually able to name a lot more than i thought. Im proud :D
  • xiao01 - March 16, 2010 3:29 a.m.

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  • Xeydra - March 16, 2010 1:52 a.m.

    0.0 Shaiya Fury goddess? And here I thought I'd escaped from that game.
  • musclesdylan - March 16, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    i found 2o bobble heads:O xD could nly name bout 20-30% of the charecters do
  • Grozny_Kombajn - March 15, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    Wow I knew more of those than i thought I would. Props for putting in Freddi Fish. Disappointed that they didn't have Pajama Sam. recaptcha: disapproval monks "A new order recently sanctioned by the Vatican..."
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - March 15, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    Oh, and was that him or GamesRadar who added the censored br because I lolled.
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - March 15, 2010 9:18 p.m.

    This is bull, what hardcore game was Iron Man in? I expected to get very few but when I realised I could name well over half I got angry. Knowing who Hulk or Darth Vader is does not make you a hardcore gamer. Everyone knows Mario so why is he here. Cover art should not be on it, I could have walked past a GameStop and recognised the no name terrorist from MW2. I'm going to stop this comment hear before it becomes a rant about how crap this gamer IQ test is since I've got a prblem wih just about every question
  • linkganon - March 15, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    another question, can you name any characters not included on this poster? for a bigger challenge he should have included that, except for you have to name 100 that are not here. there are a hell of a lot more he could include. ie, he left out all but solid snake from metal gear solid universe. oh well, any more characters, and you'd have to shoot yourself for even trying. i recognize most of them, only had problems with the smaller, and 8 bit characters he included. it would have helped if the picture was huge instead of this, and if only you could scroll around instead of zoom into one spot. if he wanted to make it so nobody would ever get it right, he'd probably include name them from left to right in each row. that would be even worse.
  • philipshaw - March 15, 2010 2:47 p.m.

    I knew about 50% of these
  • CandiedJester - March 15, 2010 8:46 a.m.

    I could name about 40% of the game names. I feel uneducated game-wise now. Thanks. lol. I recognized a lot more than that though. Didn't bother with character names as I suck at remembering them. I could probably name many of the characters if I really tried though. I found 15 bobbleheads. That was fun. :] However I agree, a few iconic characters were left out.
  • Biohazard82493 - March 15, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    i cant say quite a lot of this characters but im too lazy to count them
  • jordanlacroix95 - March 14, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    shoot , i failed in 5 minutes
  • skyguy343 - March 14, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    No MegaMan = fail.
  • OzCueball - March 14, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    No 007 representation.
  • PS360Rulez - March 14, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    slapdatass im pretty sure the other game that never came out is starcraft ghost.
  • jackthemenace - March 14, 2010 7:19 p.m.

    i got maybe a quarter of 'em? but i'm only 15, and i've only been gaming seriously for the past two or three years, so don't blame me
  • nik41507 - March 14, 2010 5:51 p.m.

    I PASSED joking that would be cool though I recognized many of them except some of the tiny 8-bit ones and RPG characters
  • GodofPS314 - March 14, 2010 5:23 a.m.

    Look at the bottom row, it looks like Altair is after Indiana Jones. You stumped me but I can name almost all the games.
  • slapdatass - March 14, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    73 characters (counting things like the TMNT, Mario & Yoshi as one) and 93 games. Bunch more that I know by sight but can't name. Duke Nukem Forever didn't come out (betcha didn't know that!) but don't know the other. Summing up - that was awesome.

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