Over the years, PlayStation has developed many games for gamers to enjoy. Each game includes a well-crafted narrative, a stellar cast, and mesmerizing worlds for players to explore. None of these worlds would be as beautiful without its protagonists.
We want to honor PlayStation's distinguished gaming legacy by highlighting some of their finest protagonists over the years. Whether it's their special personality or the way they're written, these are some of PlayStation's finest protagonists yet.
In the comments below, as usual, we'd love to hear your thoughts on our picks.
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper series)
Sly Cooper was a popular PlayStation childhood hero. He's a clever, devious, and clever anthropomorphic raccoon who enjoys traveling the world with his pals Bentley and Murray. He's a character in a fun 3D platformer series that emphasizes stealth and includes some fun puzzles and minigames.
Sly is well-known for being quick and firm in battles. Bentley used to be chastised and vile towards Murray. Over time, Sly learned to respect his coworkers.
Sly Cooper is one of PlayStation's finest protagonists yet, with his many superb thief-oriented abilities and fighting abilities. It's hoped that PlayStation will release a fresh one as the fourth Sly Cooper game alludes to a future sequel.
Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
The Horizon series provided fans with a stimulating environment filled with robotic dinosaurs and breathtaking scenery. However, this vast open-world contains many remarkable individuals, including Aloy, who plays the series' protagonist and harbors incredible huntress-like abilities.
Aloy is intelligent, technologically proficient, and an expert marksman with her special bow and arrow. On the other hand, she is a bit sarcastic and blunt toward others.
Aloy has little social interaction with people throughout her first 18 years of life. Despite her displeasure, she maintains her purpose. She picks herself off the ground and becomes more optimistic about life.
Kratos (God of War) is a Greek term for war.
Many wondered who'd fill in Kratos as PlayStation's mascot after Crash Bandicoot's departure. They'd rather see him as the company's main protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War series.
Kratos, a demi-god, who was betrayed and forced to kill his family, has gone on a dangerous journey with his son, Atreus. He'll still be irritated and angry when provoked, but as an older man, he knows how to manage his wild emotions.
Kratos also suffers from severe depressedness as a result of his actions, and attempts to conceal his mistakes from Atreus. While establishing a strong connection with his son, Kratos still holds other godly figures in high regard.
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
Nathan Drake is a brave, intelligent, and skilled treasure hunter who has spent all his life studying ancient history. He finds her and has a child with her named Cassie by the end of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Nathan's mother died of suicide as a youngster, enticed his father to send Nathan and his older brother, Samuel, to the Saint Francis' Boy's Home, a catholic orphanage known for its treasure hunters.
Nathan has developed the ability to discover hidden structures, wielding and shooting rifles, and escape dangerous situations with ease since his orphanage days. He is known for being a sarcastic individual who refuses to accept unwelcome situations when pushed to his limits. However, he will do everything in his power to protect his friends' lives.
Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank)
Ratchet is another PlayStation family character who was born on the planet Fastoon with street intelligence and an admiration for adventure. He has invented many useful gadgets throughout his life.
Ratchet attempting to sacrifice himself to rescue captured heroes in Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus is an example of this. Other examples are when Ratchet chose to reason with the villains in Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus.
Ratchet is a fast-thinking soldier who is well-versed with weapons. He's shown to be an experienced pilot and is adept at handling anything he encounters, even if it's his first time driving it.
Joel Miller (The Last of Us)
Naughty Dog is one of the best PlayStation developers. They've developed and developed many story-rich adventure games with charming characters, including Joel Miller from The Last of Us. What makes Joel special to most PlayStation fans is that he's fully human.
Due to his past and present difficulties, Joel is not a ferocious warrior that can destroy gods or an inventor with gnarly gadgets. He's an ordinary human that many players can relate to and sympathize with.
Joel develops a father-daughter connection with Ellie, the girl who holds the cure, despite his agony. During his battle against the game's numerous crooks and monsters, no one wants to endure this pressure.
Jak (Jak & Daxter)
Naughty Dog started work on a new PlayStation action-adventure title that resembled Crash Bandicoot. Many fans praised the Jak & Daxter series for its vast worlds, engaging characters, and superb storytelling.
Despite Jak being partially responsible for Daxter's ottsel transformation, the bond between the two characters remains strong. Both characters have varying personalities but manage to overcome anything they encounter in every tough situation.
Jak is also a gifted athlete who can heal himself, teleport, fireball, and increase his physical strength. As Dark Jak, he receives an increase in strength and durability, but he is put in an uncontrolled rage-like state due to an oracle's guidance.
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Final Fantasy VII is a successor to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for PlayStation. Both games have well-written characters, imaginative settings, and compelling narratives. Cloud Strife is one of the franchise's most prominent characters, after Sephiroth, who offers a lot of room for development.
Cloud appears arrogant with a keen focus on accomplishing missions. Underneath his proud bravado, however, is a man with a caring soul who doesn't know how to express himself to others. When he learns more about his past, Cloud develops a deeper understanding of what it means to be a hero.
Cloud has a slew of abilities and weapons to back his strong exterior. After undergoing Hojo training, Cloud develops massive super-soldier-like strength, speed, and agility. Toward the game's conclusion, Cloud becomes more aggressive and delivers speeches to motivate his party to triumph over their opponents.
Crash (Crash Bandicoot)
Crash Bandicoot has been a household name since the PlayStation 1's inception, appearing in a host of new games, including a wickedly fun kart racer spin-off. Crash 1 and Crash 4 are both must-play games for platform enthusiasts.
Doctor Neo Cortex is a fantastic antagonist, while the wildly imaginative assortment of villains that appear across the games make for a varied collection of memorable fights.
The crazy Bandicoot would not make a playstation protagonists list!
Sackboy (Little Big Planet)
Sackboy is a soft, warm sunshine that will brighten anyone's day. Due to his fanciful appearance and personality, he's almost Yoshi and Kirby in the PlayStation universe. Sackboy represents imagination and creativity well through his design and abilities. He's a Craftworld creative hero who loves to protect everyone from danger.
Sackboy had a few traits at the start, so players could entrust their traits to him. However, Little Big Planet 2 and later on included additional cutscenes that assisted the developers in fleshing him out. However, in Little Big Planet 1, Sackboy displays brave and selfless behavior.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the game's villain Vex invites Sackboy to join his side. However, Sackboy refuses. Sackboy often forgives people who don't want to harm him or others' lives. However, if the villain wants to help him, he would provide support.
So, there you have it, our list of the greatest PlayStation protagonists of all time!
Do you agree with our selections? Are there any minor errors? Let us know in the comments below!