Best Video Game Voice Actors

Monday, September 26 by Sean Rocco
  • Christopher Robin Miller who presents you with more puzzles than you can shake a DS at. Aren't people that use all three names usually psychotic serial killers? Not this guy. Christopher played the part of Professor Layton in the "Layton" series of video games for the Nintendo DS. This series wasn't only successful because of the incredible puzzles and fun story, but because of the depth of the characters developed through fully voiced and animated anime style cutscenes. Of course in real life a pompous man asking you to solve puzzles every time you talked to him wouldn’t last too long. First would come loneliness, than insanity, then never taking off a hat. Wow, that explains everything.
  • Ellen McLain who voiced various characters in "Half-Life 2" is better known now as GladDOS in "Portal" Taunting you in a calm and soothing voice while trying to lead you to your demise, GladDOS exists everywhere observing your every move. Avoiding any obvious cake jokes, those who've played the game know Ellen is also a great singer. It's unfortunate the ending song and "Portal" catch phrase give new meaning to beating a dead horse. At least Ellen can also be credited with voicing the turrets. Now there's a résumé builder.
  • James McCaffery, metaphoric extraodinaire. With the pounding force of a nail gun fired against your skull, the voice and poetry of James with never escape the darkest depths of your mind. “Max Payne” wasn't anything more than a decent third person shooter without the vivid imagery James voiced so well. Constipated for the entire game, at leas Max Payne could get his true thoughts into words. Max may have been pondering more bathroom-related thoughts if all the mirrors throughout the entire game weren’t broken. Maybe technological limitations can be a good thing afterall
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