Gaming has blessed us with some of the greatest heroes in the past couple of decades. Yet one trend find our heroes getting well a little older, a little wiser. The majority of these badass characters have appeared in multiple games and are celebrated throughout the industry. So what makes you an over the hill badass? Well first you must have grey hair, you must appear in 3 or more games and finally you have to kick all kinds of ass. So sit back and enjoy the list of older characters that can probably still kick your ass.
If anyone knows how much life sucks its Max Payne. Not only has this guy seen his daughter and wife get murdered but he has seen his partner, and his employer get the death sentence. And if that wasn’t bad enough just ask his liver. All of those damn pills washed down with a nice bottle of whiskey almost always does the trick for Max. Yet this aging character still gets up puts his guns in his holsters and brings his vocabulary of swear words for us to hear. Max Payne may be over 40 but he can sure kick some New York and Brazilian ass.
Solid Snake not only takes on his brothers but he takes on nuclear bi-pedal walkers that can wipe out modern-day cities! Snake has seen his fair share of the battlefield yet his cardboard box and that pesky Raiden won’t let him retire. It is too bad since this old timer did everything and more for his country yet he gets called to do it again and again. You would think that killing your own brother once would do the trick. Nope he has to kill him again in MGS4 yet he more or less is a parasite inside of Ocelot. Even then Solid has taken down his old unit in Foxhound, killed his own father (even though he finds out later he is still alive) and murdered a psycho with a gas mask. If anyone on the list deserves to retire it is old timer Pliskin. Especially since he is the oldest character created on the list, he has been kicking ass since the 80′s.
Sam Fisher the guy that is in desperate search for his daughter. If any father knows what the world can do to your mind it is this guy. After thinking his daughter has been dead suddenly out of the blue he gets contacted stating that she is alive playing house. It is no wonder why this guy goes absolutely berserk on everyone he interrogates. He throws them into toilets, pianos, bars, and totally messes them up. Sam is the guy that even a government-funded shadow program for catching baddies is afraid of. If any over the hill bad ass knows how to kick ass it is Sam Fisher since this loyal soldier just can’t say no to blowing the brains out an individual in the oval office.
The last over the hill badass is well seen his final game. The game was Assassins Creed Revelations and in it you discover the secrets of the creed and the legend of Altair. While not all is lost as Ezio still stars in a role after Revelations in a movie called Assassins Creed: Embers. You will discover that at the end of the movie the legendary Auditore has passed the torch to his fellow assassins. After all Ezio has seen his family hung, his uncle murdered. Yet at the end of his life he discovers love, and creates a family fit for the Auditore name. While this character may be the only one on the list to not star in another video game it is good to know that it is the only one who can battle the pope, avenge his family and have carried on a legacy to his future ancestors.
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