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We used FaceApp to cheer up gaming's greatest grumps

Another week, another face changing app, this time called... FaceApp. ('Great meeting everyone. Lunch?') Its main skills are making you look old, changing your gender and, most importantly, adding smiles where there were no smiles before. So what better use of a slow news day than to use that last one to cheer up some of gaming's most famous misery guts.

Venom Snake, MGS 5

Ethan, Heavy Rain

Batman, Arkham Knight

Geralt, The Witcher 3

Kratos, God of War

Wesker, Resident Evil 

Heihachi, Tekken 7

Marcus, Gears of War

There you go. Turns out most of them are actually more scary with a smile. I think we've all learned something here. 

Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.  I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.