Arthur Morgan made it to the top 10 best video game protagonists in history

20 November 2023

Portal DualShockers compiled a fresh top 10 list of the best video game protagonists in history. Only one character from a Rockstar game made the list — Arthur Morgan. He took the 2nd place, surpassing Kratos, Geralt, Shepard, and numerous other popular protagonists.

In the description, Arthur is depicted as a character who prioritizes loyalty above all, has his own cowboy moral code, and is willing to do anything for his friends.

Arthur takes the second spot on this list for embodying one of the best character arcs in gaming. Despite his cowboy gang lifestyle, Arthur tries to do right in the end. He never believes he can do enough right to make up for the bad he has done, but he does what he can anyway. He even helps set up John Marston (the main character of the first Red Dead Redemption) with a better life for him and his family. In the end, Arthur's final moments are tragic and gut-wrenching. There has never been a cowboy quite like Arthur, and there may never be one again.

Top 10:

  1. Ellie (The Last Of Us);
  2. Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2);
  3. Kratos (God Of War);
  4. Geralt (The Witcher);
  5. Shepard (Mass Effect);
  6. Joel (The Last Of Us);
  7. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider);
  8. Peter Parker (Marvel's Spider-Man);
  9. Clementine (Telltale's The Walking Dead);
  10. Senua (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice).
Rating: 3 (2 votes)

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