5 Video Game Characters I Wish I Could Hang Out With In Real Life [MUO Gaming]

Dave LeClair 11-09-2012

video game charactersHave you ever wondered what it would be like to meet up with your favorite video game characters in real life? There are some really cool characters in the video game world, and some of them seem like they would know how to have a good time if they could jump out of the game and enter the real world. Obviously, that is not going to happen, but it is still fun to pretend.


Some characters seem like they would get you in more trouble than anything else, but as long as we are pretending, let us imagine that we need not fear the repercussions of the law. Some characters might take you on adventures through imaginary worlds, some might take you on espionage missions that would be unfathomable in our daily life. Going on the adventures in the video game world is awesome, but I cannot help but think how much cooler it would be to do them in real life.

Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)

Nathan is the epitome of cool. He is a wise cracking badass who is not afraid of anything. I would love to go on one of his awesome treasure hunts and witness the insanity that is his daily life firsthand. Plus, getting some of that treasure would be cool.

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Besides being a person so tough he almost seems super human, Nathan Drake also seems like he would be a good person to have as a friend even outside of adventuring. While he is being double-crossed left and right in his games, he always takes it on the chin and keeps going. Hanging out with Nathan Drake would be great whether we are hunting treasure and taking on bad guys or just going out to the bar.

Ezio Auditore (Assassins Creed)

If I was to take Ezio out of the video game world and in to our world, not only would it be awesome, but it would be hilarious to see his reaction to the modern world. As a character, Ezio was around in the late 1400s and early 1500s, so I can only imagine how he would react when he saw a telephone or computer for the first time.


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Maybe Ezio would be uncomfortable in the modern world, so we would go back to the 1400s and see things from his view. I certainly would not mind spending a little time in ancient Italy with one of the greatest (pretend) assassins in history. Whether in our time or his, hanging out and learning from Ezio Auditore would be non-stop good times (unless you are killed by a Templar, then it would suck).

Clap Trap (Borderlands)

The Clap Trap in Borderlands is by far my favorite video game robot, and he is definitely the one I would love to pluck out of the game world and hang out with in real life. He says the funniest things, and his dance moves are off the charts. Not only that, but he’s the keeper of many of the missions in Borderlands, so I assume he could find us some awesome stuff to do.

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“I’m dancing, I’m dancing.” Every single time I heard the Clap Trap say that in the game I had to stop for a second and have a chuckle at his dance moves. I cannot imagine a better robot to have as a pet than the Clap Trap.

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

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I am a male, so the reasons for picking Lara Croft should be apparent. Besides those assets, she is also a bad ass, and she always seems to find the treasure she is looking for. I would not mind going on some hunts with her and maybe getting half of what she finds, as long as I am not shot first.

Zimo (Saints Row)

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Zimo might be the coolest pimp the ever walk to face of the planet. I mean the guy talks through a cane that makes his voice auto-tuned at all times. It does not get much cooler than that. On top of that, he always has some scheme to make tons of money, and while they end badly in the game more often than not, I would not mind being around when they actually went well.


I think life with these five video game characters would be non-stop good times. You would have all kinds of adventures, lots of money and some funny times. That leads to the question for you, the readers – what video game characters would you like to hang out with in real life? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Jeffrey Orlando
    April 25, 2016 at 6:41 am

    5 Video Game Characters I Wish I Could Hang Out With In Real Life Would Have To Be The Real Kasumi From Dead or Alive 5 A.K.A. "Kasumi", Hayate From Dead or Alive 5, Duke Nukem, Phase-4 From Dead or Alive 5, and Ayane From Dead or Alive 5.

  2. Raymond Beets
    September 13, 2012 at 6:22 am

    I'd swap out Zimo and Clap Trap for Garret (Thief) and JC Denton (Deus Ex). It will be amusing to see Garret steal Ezio's hidden blade straight from his arm and JC talking to Nathan about considering nano augmentations...

  3. Daniel Escasa
    September 13, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Leisure Suit Larry

  4. Jude Pascarelli
    September 13, 2012 at 12:37 am


  5. Dave Parrack
    September 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Lara Croft and Nathan Drake would be awesome dinner party guests. Clap Trap should be dismantled and sold for scrap.

  6. GayashanNA
    September 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    You forgot Commander Shepard! How could you!!! =D

  7. Ben
    September 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Ellis and Keith from Left 4 Dead 2. Ellis is always talking about all the crazy things his buddy Keith does - and who hasn't daydreamed about the zombie apocalypse before?

  8. CD
    September 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    What about John Marston?

    • Dave LeClair
      September 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Very good choice! He would be my first alternate if one of these backed out!

  9. Yash Desai
    September 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Zimo is definetly my favorite