The more video games evolve, the more we see comparisons to Hollywood. In fact, many appearances of characters in video games are based on certain celebrities. It’s one thing to look back at your Nintendo Days and think that Mario might have looked like Saddam Hussein, but did he really? No.
Don’t get me wrong, older games certainly had some great ones (which you’ll see below) but lately some of these characters literally look identical to some famous people, or even notable characters from movies. I’ve put together a list of ten that seem to be pretty darned close to accurate.
Craig Marduk in Tekken Games and Bill Goldberg
Contra Boys Lance Bean and Bill Rizer and Stallone and Arnold in Predator and Rambo
Arkhan from Dark Earth and Ted Danson
Kratos in God of War and Molaram from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Dante from Devil May Cry and Tom Cruise
Marcus Fenix from Gears of War and John Travolta in Wild Hogs
Chipp Zanuff from Guilty Gears and Billy Idol
Raziel in Legacy of Kain and David Bowie
Big Boss and Sean Connery
Solid Snake in Metal Gear and Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese in Terminator