We've ranked the most famous faces and biggest personalities to grace the PC.

The most iconic characters in PC gaming

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7. Kane – Command & Conquer Series

Brilliantly performed by Joe Kucan, this menacing, self-proclaimed messiah has been the dark heart and soul of the series for 25 years. 

6. Lara Croft – Tomb Raider

Gaming's greatest relic hunter has been a core part of PC gaming since Tomb Raider launched in 1996. Always iconic, the recent reboot trilogy made Lara more human and vulnerable.   

5. Gordon Freeman – Half-Life series

Not only is Freeman the frontman for arguably the greatest shooter ever, he was also the face that launched Steam, which has been the focal point of PC gaming for nearly 20 years. 

4. Geralt of Rivia – The Witcher series

The Witcher 3 turned this grizzled monster hunter into one of gaming's most beloved protagonists. With so many complexities hiding under that gruff exterior, it's no wonder we're obsessed with the horny old man. 

3. SHODAN – System Shock Series

The murderous AI's malevolent role in System Shock 2 sealed her legendary reputation. As you meekly carry out her orders she continues to insult you, such is the power of this perfect, immortal machine. 

2. Doom Slayer – DOOM series

More of a force of nature than a true character. Either way, his bright green suit and penchant for bursting demons into mulch is as iconic as PC gaming gets. 

1. You: The Sims series

There's no finer example of player agency in storytelling than recreating your own life in The Sims. Who hasn't created virtual versions of themselves, their family and friends in Maxis' world-conquering life simulation?

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