The 10 manliest men in videogame history

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Manliest moment: "Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!"

Manliest moment: Evacuating unconscious pilots from an area that’s about to be bombed, after being instructed to leave them behind

Manliest moment
: Rescuing the warrior queen A’kanna from her insane father on Parad Isle

Manliest moment: Destroying the Dark Energy Reactor in the Citadel, heedless of the risk to himself

Manliest moment: Destroying M. Bison’s Psycho Drive by repeatedly pile-driving E. Honda’s face into it


  • ARCHANGEL999 - July 22, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    Dom popped in my head has soon as I saw the headline for this article
  • babyhenchy1 - July 21, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    @foodlist97 Shepard can also be a female, so they'd have to change the title of the list. Top 10 manliest men and women? Solid Snake FTW. Though Big Boss would also have been acceptable.
  • KrEid - July 21, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    Yeah Iisac should have had some mention, but Snake is definately tops!
  • aJAWSOMEocelot - July 21, 2010 9:36 a.m.

    Snake, hell yeah.
  • snipes98 - March 6, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    Snake definitely deseved the top spot, I mean the guy takes on Tanks, Metal gears, legendary snipers, part machine women, a cyborg ninja.... (The list goes on) and still manages to have a quick fag break in between. (Not that him coughing his guts up while smoking a cigarette in mgs4 is a cool thing to see)
  • stuzimuzipuzi - February 4, 2009 7:55 p.m.

    you chould make more articles about personality like coolest ,funniest ,sexiest ,girliest stuff like that
  • dougle - February 3, 2009 11:52 p.m.

    kratos shouldda been top 2
  • Grenade - February 3, 2009 10:16 p.m.

    Replace Master Chief with Duke Nukem and you're good to go.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - February 3, 2009 6:25 p.m.

    @ smallberry: it may be a while - the first one took forever and i've been too busy to dig into the PC machinima tools. (my studio is Mac-based, so that doesn't help either!)
  • sprog - February 2, 2009 8:41 a.m.

    Yeah, snake's been manning it up for many many years now and for longevity alone he deserves the top spot.
  • Chicago - February 2, 2009 12:26 a.m.

    @Cerunnos: your saying that Mario isn't manly? way more so than Master chief (remember GR you asked how many words a flame war could be stared with) Drake's killed an islandload of pirates and mutants, and for god's sake just LOOK at Captain Falcon. don't go making assumptions
  • Smeggs - February 1, 2009 11:05 p.m.

    I don't know, I thought Nico from GTAIV was pretty manly. He actually had feelings and everthing, family was important to him, he always had nice cars and clothes, he's brave, he takes care of people around him, and at the end of the day after caving in a gang member's skull with a baseball bat he always has time to go out on a date with his girl.
  • Tasty_Pasta - February 1, 2009 6:37 a.m.

    I'm depressed that Max Payne didn't make it. After all, he's the only man who has the potential to kill Chuck Norris, and that's a fact...
  • phoenix_wings - February 1, 2009 5:16 a.m.

    Cloud? For real? From what I know of Cloud, he was a pretty moody guy who freaked out under pressure and attempted to assume the identity of his mentor. In all honesty, although PTSD is a real issue, (it shouldn't be a real issue in games, I know) that doesn't sound all too manly.
  • Juggernaut140 - February 1, 2009 4:04 a.m.

    Article sucks for not including DOUK NUK KEM
  • Jimmyjammy - February 1, 2009 2:01 a.m.

    This seemed mainly to just be a list of characters that are good and while I agree that Snake is the best if you wanted manly characters you need look no further than the cast of Gears of War.
  • Red - February 1, 2009 12:33 a.m.

    I just finished playing MGS4 for the millionth time. You gotta admit, Snake is a manly some'bitch.
  • UsernameAlreadyInUse - January 31, 2009 9:29 p.m.

    Wait there's noSamus?!?! Ooooooooh Yeah lol But there should have been zack or sephiroth or Angeal or Genesis or Cloud. I mean at least Cloud hes awesome!
  • NelosAngelos - January 31, 2009 9:26 p.m.

    Hurray for Solid Snake. There goes the toughest, hardest son of a bitch we'll ever see in gaming.
  • Cernunnos - January 31, 2009 10:29 a.m.

    @Chicago: screw you, he isnt there for that reason. why the hell should Drake be there? cpt.falcon? come on. get a grip would you.

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