The ugliest characters in PC games and their creators’ reactions

We're celebrating the good, bad, and ugly side of PC games with a collection of characters that produced a reaction from their creators.

The ugliest characters in PC games and their creators’ reactions
Published by Noah @ PC Game Spotlight 8 months ago

Ugliest PC Games Characters

What are the ugliest PC games characters? Whether they’re unintentionally weird or downright uncanny, there’s something about these characters that just doesn’t sit right with their creators. We’ve collected some of the strangest and most unintentionally ugly characters from the best PC games, including their creators’ reactions.

Some of the characters on this list are intentionally grotesque, like the Yakuza protagonists in Yakuza 0, while others are born from bad character creators, such as the Fallout 3 protagonist. Some of these ugly characters are even older than games, having existed for decades as fan-made characters on websites like We’ve even included a few real people in their own games.

Here are the ugliest PC games characters:

Wwe 2K games and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Wwe 2K games are often mentioned alongside Oblivion as having the ugliest character creators. Some users suggest intentionally making your character as ugly as possible or even choosing a non-human race to avoid the issue.

Oblivion’s character creator is also mentioned, with some criticizing the strange lighting effects and unrealistic faces. Others point out that you’ll rarely see your character’s face in-game anyway. A few mention Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas as also having poor character creators.

Fallout Online

Though Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas are mentioned in the thread, most people are criticizing Fallout Online for its character creator. There are tons of complaints about how the character’s face is just a blank mask and how the options are limited to hairstyles and outfits instead of allowing adjustments to facial features. Some players are having trouble making their characters look human.

Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online’s character creator is also criticized, especially when compared to its single-player counterpart. Several players mention that the character creator in Red Dead Online is much better.

Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online’s character creator is mentioned a few times, but most people praise it for female characters. Several players say that it’s decent overall, with some even saying that it’s better than GTA V’s character creator.


Ark is often mentioned alongside the Wwe 2K games as well, but not as frequently.

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