Name That Game 98: I Have a Name, If Nothing Else!

Continuing the theme of the last Name That Game, we’re now delving into the realm of (potentially) memorable characters with fairly generic names. Why?

Well, there are lots of games out there that allow you to customize your character, sometimes even going so far as to allow you to be male or female. But then these games have a problem – if you don’t know what gender the main character is supposed to be, how do other characters in the world address him/her/they/it?

Most games get around this problem by either referring to your character by their last name or by some sort of title. As the player, you should get used to this because you’ll be hearing it a lot.

Below are ten names that games use to refer to genderless (or gender-selectable) player characters. Can you name the games they are from?

1. Shepard

2. Boss

3. Hawke

4. Alex D.

5. Hacker/Employee 2-4601

6. Alpha 1

7. Avatar

8. Viridian

9. The Nerevarine

10. The Courier

Good luck and have fun!

5 thoughts on “Name That Game 98: I Have a Name, If Nothing Else!

  1. All correct! Here’s the final list:

    1. Mass Effect (series)

    2. Saints Row 2, 3, and 4 (in Saints Row 1 you were referred to as “Playa”)

    3. Dragon Age 2

    4. Deus Ex: Invisible War

    5. System Shock

    6. TIE Fighter

    7. Ultima Series (From 4 on)

    8. VVVVVV

    9. Morrowind

    10. Fallout: New Vegas

Leave a Reply