There are some character duos in video games that will remain forever engraved in history because of the power of their relationship.
It is possible to leave a lasting impression on a player in a number of ways. There are lots of ways for a game to capture the hearts of its fans, whether it’s through challenging boss battles or the tragic death of a character. There are numerous games that have succeeded in achieving this by establishing a relationship between the players and one or more of the characters. Linking two characters strongly has become a small trend in the past few years, which unfortunately does not always work. The 8 most memorable video game pairings will not be mentioned here, because we want you to be familiar with the 8 best video game pairings.
Our thoughts turn to outstanding pairs most often when we recall the pairs with whom we experienced strong feelings. For fans of the saga Army of Two, or Kane and Lynch, it is hard to rank the two main protagonists on this list. In spite of this, we didn’t hesitate to go back in time because all the generations had unforgettable pairs to offer. Some of them met tragic ends, but we hope to see them again in the near future. Now that you’ve finished reading, let’s look at the 8 most outstanding video game duos of all time:
1. The Jak and Daxter Series (Jak and Daxter)
There may be some among you who are unfamiliar with the Jak and Daxter franchise. In 2017, a compilation featuring the first four PS2 games was released on PlayStation 4, but the saga is no longer discussed at all. Jak and Daxter is among the best platforming experiences on PS2, on par with Ratchet & Clank, which was born after Jak and Daxter. As one of the best console games of all time, the first episode even ranks among the best. To conclude, the series has charmed players because its charismatic eponymous characters have captivated them so much. There is a lot of humor in this duo.
2. The Ratchet and Clank trilogy (Ratchet & Clank)
Almost 20 years have passed since the charming little pair first made us laugh. As well as its many other qualities, the relationship between Ratchet and Clank is the salt of the saga. Throughout Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the lombax and robot have proven themselves to be strong characters.
3. (Gears of War) Marcus and Dom
It is true that Gears of War has fewer cinematics than most of the other games on this list, but Marcus and Dom manage to convey their strong relationship in a short time. They build it through combat, but also through the support they give to each other when they are experiencing painful moments. This time around, Gears of War 3 has shown us just how much Marcus and Dom care for each other…
4. The gods of war, Kratos and Ateus
God of War captures the fascinating evolution of the father-son relationship between Kratos and Atreus. In addition to the young boy’s involvement in the fights, the young boy’s involvement strengthens the pair’s attachment. The different moments when Kratos exchanges with his son about combat methods or deeper subjects are simply delicious to watch.
5. (The Walking Dead) Lee and Clementine
A touching relationship exists between Lee and Clementine in The Walking Dead. Lee is forced to play the role of a father while helping Clementine grow up in such a violent world, creating a very strong bond between them. And let’s not forget the end of Season 1, which gives this duo one of the most spectacular finishes ever.
6. Life is Strange 2: Sean and Daniel
A player in Life is Strange 2 controls Sean, a boy with superpowers accompanied by his little brother. A very often emotionally unstable Sean will have to be educated and taught how to use and control his powers throughout the game. A lot of dramatic events occur on the Diaz brothers’ road trip, but they remain endearing and oscillate between spats and moments of brotherly compassion throughout.
7. The Super Mario Brothers (Mario and Luigi)
In the ranking, the mustachioed duo might be the most famous. Mario is simply the most popular video game character. Nevertheless, his brother Luigi accompanies him on many adventures as well. It is always a pleasure to see them together. As the pair is beloved by fans, the pleasure should last for many years to come.
8. (The Last of Us) Joel and Ellie
Despite the fact that we established this ranking before The Last of Us Part II was released, Joel and Ellie had a great chance of winning. As a result of the second episode, there is no doubt in our minds that their duo is the best in video game history. They have a relationship that is as compelling as it is cinematic because it is never linear, in addition to having perfect writing and animation. Throughout their two adventures, Joel and Ellie abuse our feelings by moving from indifference to love, from love to hatred, and from hatred to distance.