Video Game Characters and Their Real Life Face Models

Compiled via reddit, this is a really cool list of a bunch of famed video game characters and the facial models that inspired them. Sure, many heroes and villains are created from scratch, but with facial mapping tech these days, there’s no reason that a real human shouldn’t be used.

Most of these are from Valve titles, but a few Mass Effect roles slid in as well. You could do it for games like LA Noire I suppose, but the characters in that game essentially ARE the actors to the point where it’s easy to ID them right off the bat.

Any significant ones you think they missed here? Check out the full gallery below:


  1. Russell August 21, 2012
  2. Spleenfarmer August 21, 2012
  3. Mikey August 21, 2012
  4. kelley kelley August 21, 2012
  5. lazybasterd August 21, 2012
  6. joe August 21, 2012
  7. Cylex August 21, 2012
  8. Charlie Ward August 22, 2012
  9. Mark Miller August 22, 2012
  10. willroyboy August 22, 2012
  11. Kim August 22, 2012
  12. logos-r September 25, 2012
  13. rowdy... September 27, 2012
  14. Liam October 22, 2012
  15. bunya October 30, 2012
  16. p November 7, 2012
  17. davroski591 November 20, 2012
  18. Yeti December 3, 2012
  19. Wen Bin December 19, 2012
  20. Jack December 26, 2012
  21. alpha December 28, 2012
  22. alric strife January 29, 2013
  23. Wesley Colvin February 17, 2013
  24. nick February 23, 2013
  25. thechaostheory March 9, 2013
  26. Donski102 March 19, 2013
  27. lv April 4, 2013

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