Sorry Mario, you’re no match for the Tomb Raider.

Ahead of next week’s BAFTA Games Awards celebrating the very best games of 2023, the esteemed British Institute has unleashed the results of a major player poll.

The goal of that poll? To name the most iconic video game character of all time. Over 4,000 players from all over the world voted in the poll which has now released its results.

Taking the number one spot is “Tomb Raider” leading lady Lara Croft who first appeared in 1996 and remains an icon three dacades on.

She surprisingly beat out Mario from the “Super Mario Bros.” titles who took second place after having appeared in over 200 video games since 1981.

In third was the bald and barcoded Agent 47 from the “Hitman” games followed by Sonic the Hedgehog in fourth and Sackboy from the “LittleBigPlanet” games in fifth.

Sixth through tenth went to Pac-Man, Link from the “Zelda” games, Master Chief from the “HALO” games, Kratos from the “God of War” games and Shadowheart from the recent “Baldur’s Gate 3”.

In eleventh through twentieth comes Arthur Morgan from “Red Dead Redemption 2,” Pkachu from “Pokemon,” Steve from “Minecraft,” Solid Snake from “Metal Gear Solid,” Crash Bandicoot, Cloud Strife from “Final Fantasy VII,” Astarion from “Baldur’s Gate 3,” Kazuma Kiryu from the “Yakuza” games, Ellie Williams from the two “The Last of Us” games, and Nathan Drake from the “Uncharted” game franchise.

The 20th BAFTA Games Awards take place on Thursday 11 April 2024 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Source: BAFTA

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