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Top 7... Worst celebrity voiceovers

The Game: Area 51 (Xbox, PS, PS2, PC)
The Star: David Ducovny as Ethan Cole

David Duchovny ’s lackadaisical sleep deprived voice seems better suited for a bedtime story than a special operations military marine in Area 51. Sure, the game’s convoluted plot does indeed feature aliens, making Duchovny an understandable choice considering his famed role as the extraterrestrial curious FBI agent, Fox Mulder.

But Duchovny’s drawn out Demorol flavored delivery drags down the action in this shooter to a snail’s pace. Every time the game’s action picks up, in comes Duchovny to calm things back down. Musing on quotes from existential philosophers may work for agent Fox Mulder. But when Duchovny starts getting all thoughtful on us as special forces grunt, Ethan Cole, we feel like someone should be tucking us in for the night. If you’re in a comfortable chair or near a cozy bed, scroll down at your own risk to see a sample of Ducovny’s drowsy voice in full force. If you’re not careful you may just wake up with keyboard imprints pressed into your cheek hours later.

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  • Link555 - October 8, 2009 7:48 p.m.

    spider-man & KH 2 rule, shame bout the dire voiceovers
  • deathtoall2 - October 3, 2009 11:05 p.m.

    Why does peter parker look like harry potter 0_O
  • bamb0o-stick - September 29, 2009 11:37 a.m.

    Wow. Some of these audio samples send chills down my spine. Maybe you guys at GR should write an article on the Top 7 Best Voice Actors as well. My earliest memory of really good voice acting was the guy who played Marius from Diablo II. Probably not the best but definitely my fondest. I'd like to hear the gamers' choices as well.
  • Theonik - March 20, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    I remember the good old days when the most you would hear Sparx say was Bzzz, bzzz,bzzzzzz. Also some of these were pretty terrible especially the Aerith one that was also creepy.
  • BHynes10 - March 5, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    First? Yeah, while both the movie and game Spiderman 2 were awesome, Tobey McGuire definitely was not into doing the voice work for the game. Awsome game nonetheless...
  • Romination - March 25, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    i don't think Rollins' voice over was that bad. Although it really is hard to do much with those lines... and he does scare me, too.
  • RobynRobotron - March 15, 2009 7:39 a.m.

    "We’re a little scared of Henry Rollins. The badass Black Flag leader could probably crush our heads with his bare hands and still have enough leftover aggression to shred up a solo that punches today’s poppy punk straight in the gut." You must be really scared, so scared you cover your eyes everytime he appears. If you peeked between your fingers every once in a while, you might notice he doesn't play guitar.

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