Can you guess who the top video game character of all time is?

A roundup of the video game characters
(Image credit: DerpyLulu)

From Italian plumbers to electric-powered creatures, we all have our favourite video game characters, right? But have you ever thought about which characters would make a top 50 list? Well, now you don't have to, because we've just discovered Guinness World Records' top 50 most popular gaming characters. 

Before you start immediately tallying up who you think you would make the list, let me warn you – the results are pretty surprising. The characters were voted for by 13,000 gamers back in 2011, and of course, there are some pretty familiar faces among the line-up but also some plot twists (kind of upset that the Chihuahua from Nintendogs didn't make the top 50). If you're feeling inspired by all this game talk, then why not treat yourself to one of the best games consoles of all time?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.