Best Game Characters to Hang Out With
Wondering who you’d spend a day with if given the chance? Well, turns out it depends on your tastes and whether you’d end up getting stabbed by a sword or set on fire. Some of the most popular picks for this imaginary scenario include characters from games like The Witcher 3 and Red Dead Redemption, as well as famous faces from the likes of Destiny 2, Halo, and Assassin’s Creed.
The best game characters to hang out with are as varied as the games they’re from, but there are some commonalities among the Reddit community’s responses. Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption is a popular choice for his storytelling abilities, but spending a day with him might result in catching tuberculosis, according to one user. On the other hand, you may want to avoid Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII, as some users suspect political discussions if Italian politics are brought up in gaming character choices.
Other users suggest the real reason for picking certain characters may be slightly less straightforward than ‘they’re cool’ or ‘they’re funny’, and we’re not talking about romantic interests (although those can come into play too, especially if you’re dating Garrus Vakarian). For example, the Skyrim The Cloud District is a topic of curiosity for some players, while Claptrap from Borderlands is loved for being a supportive character despite his seemingly overlooked birthday party.
Here are some of the best choices from Reddit users, and why they might be ideal for a day out.
Skyrim – The Factorio Engineer
“I want to ask him about his tips for surviving on an alien planet,” one user jokes in response to the question, “Who would you spend the day with?” Others suspect that a trip to the Cloud District would be a lot more fun with the Factorio Engineer, as you two could spend your time building elaborate rollercoasters and then riding them, taking in the sights and laughs of Skyrim’s beautiful landscapes.
Borderlands – Claptrap
“Claptrap! Can’t get enough of that little guy,” one fan writes in response to the same question. “I’d just want to hang out with him and talk about his favorite movies, games, and maybe get some advice on a cute girl I met at the bar last night.”
Final Fantasy VII – Tifa Lockhart
Tifa Lockhart is a popular choice, with many fans showing unwavering support. “Tifa from Final Fantasy 7,” one user says. “She’d probably just be drinking tea and reading a book, but I’d go out of my way to be a nice companion to her.”
Skyrim – Nazeem
“Nazeem,” another user writes. “He’s got to have a lot of stories.”
Skyrim – Lara Croft
“I’d pick Lara Croft from the PSX era,” another user writes. “The combat is great, and I’ve always had a soft spot for tomb raider games.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 – Shadowheart
“No question,” one user replies. “Shadowheart.”
Conker’s Bad Fur Day – Conker
“Conker,” another user replies. “He’s the ultimate party companion.”
Mass Effect – Commander Shepard
“Commander Shepard from Mass Effect,” another user replies. “I’d want to hang out with someone who could take me to all sorts of cool places and show me the ropes.”
Diablo – Deckard Cain
“I’d pick Deckard Cain from Diablo,” one user replies. “He’s a nostalgic choice, and I’d want to just stay a while and listen to all his stories.”
Cyberpunk – Jackie
“Jackie from Cyberpunk,” one fan writes. “I’d miss her dearly.”
DARK SOULS – Solaire of Astora
“Solaire,” another player replies. “He’s a good friend.”
Uncharted – Nathan Drake
“Nathan Drake from Uncharted,” one player replies. “He’s a fun and cool companion, especially for target practice.”
The Legend of Zelda – Midna
“Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,” another player replies. “I’d like to hang out with her and listen to her snarky nature.”
The Witcher – Ciri
“Ciri from The Witcher 3,” another player replies. “She’s fun to be around, and I’d want to show her around my hometown.”
The Legend of Zelda – Sidon
“I’d like to hang out with Sidon from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” one player replies. “He’s basically a bro.”