In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, Max and I ran down our list of the five most memorable dads in video games.
Fathers in video games are weird. I mean, fathers in real life are weird, too, but very rarely do you need to avenge their deaths or complete their destinies or destroy them because they’re actually evil wizards or something. In real life you mostly just have to ask them to turn down their embarrassing music in the car or help them get their embarrassing music onto their iPods.
Here’s the list:
- King of All Cosmos, Katamari Damacy
- Big Boss, Metal Gear Solid
- Ness’ Dad, Earthbound
- Dr. Light, Mega Man
- Eli Vance, Half-Life 2
There are some other great ones which were brought up by YouTube commenters including James from Fallout 3, John Marston from RDR, and Ethan Mars from Heavy Rain. I’m very happy with our choices, but those dudes are definitely worth mentioning.