It seems that every list of hot video game characters on the internet is exclusively comprised of Lara Croft and various other pixelated boobs attached to blondes. Well the men of gaming have a lot to offer as well: bulging biceps, pecs for days, and jaw lines chiseled from Italian marble. You may recall gogoedward's coverage of the blazing hot Muto Magazine spread that finally did Mario and Luigi justice. So let's give Bayonetta and Zelda the night off and take some time to objectify the men of video games.
Here are my top ten personal favorite gaming guys.
10 David Wright | MLB The Show '07
I realize this is kind of cheating, but professional athletes are hot, plain and simple. With so many professional athletes out there, it takes someone truly special to crack a list like this. David Wright is amongst the hottest, even if he is on the Mets. He plays third base and I'd let him go there and farther, as long as he's pitching. It's no wonder he was on the cover of an MLB game.
9 Yuri Hyuga | Shadow Hearts
Of all the emo, loner, anti-social heroes that JRPGs have to offer, picking the hottest was no challenge at all. Yuri Hyuga traveled the world, battled demons, god and *spoilers* incest, all in the name of the woman he loves. And *again spoilers* what's sexier than a man who is willing to sacrifice his own life to make sure his friends all have happy endings? He truly has it all with his dark, mysterious attitude, and a repressed rage that's practically bursting out of him. Plus, he's good with his fists.
8 Phoenix Wright | Ace Attorney
What isn't sexy about lawyers? They've got power, money, and dominating attitude to lead their way through the most feared beast of all: the western legal system. As gaming's top lawyer, there's no objection that Phoenix Wright could argue my pants wright off.
7 Kilik | Soul Calibur
I love a man who knows how to work a pole. Fighting games have left us in no short supply of gorilla juice-heads, just look at the cast of Street Fighter. You must have biceps this big to enter. Kilik, though, doesn't rely on 18 packs, hadouken, or fatalities to get the job done. His bo staff and a strong sense of justice more than meet the task of taking down evil and destroying the soul edge. The muscles certainly don't hurt, though.
5 Master Chief | Halo
Sure, we never see his face, but think about it this way -- underneath Samus Aran's helmet was a beautiful blonde babe. Using that logic, Master Chief must be a bonafide hottie underneath all that bulky gear. Besides, what could be sexier than the man you are whipping up in your imagination with a strong arm and deep voice barking out commands? He's got the moves on the battlefield, and he's probably got the moves in the bedroom.
4 The Bands | Rockband
It is scientific fact that being a rockstar makes if you significantly sexier than the average street urchin. Thanks to the kind folks at Harmonix, you no longer need musical talent to be a sex god. All it takes is a game and about 200 dollars of electronic instruments to turn yourself into an instant love machine. Best of all, you get to decide what you look like while belting out your best Bon Jovi to the crowd in your living room.
3 Alistair | Dragon Age
Alistair has that goofy yet adorable charm that just makes you melt. He's the kind of guy you want to bring home to mom. Rather than the bad boy we always fall for, he's a goodie-goodie who plays by the rules, and somehow he's still dripping swag. I had to play through Dragon Age twice just so I could romance him. And yes I used some dirty mods on that play through.
2 Nathan Drake | Uncharted
I know it's cliche to have him here, but the man just oozes of sex. The way he looks, moves, talks; the man is the embodiment video game sexy. Well traveled, well spoken, and well kept, I think it's a safe bet that this graphic god will be gracing our consoles for years to come. He truly is the male Lara Croft, though his gun is way bigger I'm sure.
1 Chris Redfield | Resident Evil
What can I say about this man? He's been a survivor for years and he's the badass boy next door you can't help but fall in love with. Don't take my word for it, just let his biceps do all the talking for him.
Or his leather-daddy gear: