Top Ten Black Video Game Characters

The Top 10 African American characters in Video Games

The Top Ten

1 Carl "CJ" Johnson - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

I always thought black characters were boring, but this dude legit is my most favorite character.

Emotional story he tells, betrayal by friends he thought he could trust.

This list is a little racist but no one couldbe better than CJ!

2 Lee Everett - The Walking Dead Lee Everett - The Walking Dead Lee Everett is the main character of the first season of The Walking Dead video game. Lee is the player character in the first season of the game, appearing in five episodes.

Lee is awesome! It was so sad that he died at the end! I wanted to see more of him! Kenny is my favorite character, but Lee is still so cool! He went total crazy awesome on his way to the marsh house and protects Clem like his daughter! He is so nice, yet still will kill. I just wish I could know more about his past. He should have made an effort to reveal it. But him being mysterious makes him great too! Rest in peace, Lee Everett!

One of my favorite black characters, probably the best in the horror genre since they love killing us off quickly.

It just sucks he can't pick a lock like kenny predicted

Wow I didn't expect this many votes for Lee but he definitely deserves it!

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3 Jax Briggs - Mortal Kombat

Jax is not the best character in Mortal Kombat but he is an interesting one. He got his arms ripped off and survived the blood loss before acquiring cybernetic arms. I still wonder where he got them

4 Jade - Mortal Kombat Jade - Mortal Kombat Jade is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Debuting in 1993's Mortal Kombat II as an unplayable secret character who was a green palette swap of Kitana, Jade made her first playable appearance in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. She has since become a regular more.

Jade is not Asian, her face model is a biracial black woman. Byee

Jade is Asian, not black...

5 Avery Johnson - Halo

Sergeant Johnson is awesome! Favorite Marine that was in any Halo game! It's just so sad that he had to get killed by the monitor in halo 3. That stupid monitor! Rest in peace, Avery Johnson!

He's funny, charismatic, saw the beginning and end of the human covenant war. And he's friends with master chief ( the best video game character ever. )

6 Mike Tyson - Punch Out!

If there was ever a living definition of the "Scary Black Man" trope, it would definitely have to be this. - xandermartin98

7 Emile - Halo Reach

Emile isn't black! Jorge is!

Emile is unknown and Jore ain't black

8 La Mariposa/ Lisa Hamilton - Dead or Alive
9 Black Yoshi - Yoshi's Story Black Yoshi - Yoshi's Story

It sucks that he has to die to save Mario

10 Mr. Sandman - Punch-Out! Mr. Sandman - Punch-Out!

The Contenders

11 Barret Wallace - Final Fantasy VII

Barret kicks ass!

12 Franklin Clinton - Grand Theft Auto V Franklin Clinton - Grand Theft Auto V Franklin Clinton is one of the three protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V, along with Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips.

Emotional, GANGSTA, son of CJ, Good taste in cars, Badass friends and... Chop chop

13 Elena - Street Fighter III
14 Dhalsim - Street Fighter Dhalsim - Street Fighter Dhalsim is a video game character in Capcom's Street Fighter series. He made his first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991. In the series, he is a yogi, a husband, a father, and a pacifist who goes against his beliefs by entering the World Warrior tournament to raise money for more.

But he's Hindu, not black!

15 Shadow The Hedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

He must be number 1 what

He should be higher

16 Rochelle - Left for Dead 2
17 Cyrax - Mortal Kombat Cyrax - Mortal Kombat Cyrax is a player character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.
18 Sans - Undertale Sans - Undertale Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.


I didn't know he was black. I just thought he was just a talking skeleton.

... I'm so confused right now.

19 Demoman - Team Fortress 2

Oh, looks like they'll have to glue YOU back together too! IN HELL!

"Ai love the conga! "

20 Sergeant James Heller - Prototype 2
21 Adewale - Assassin's Creed
22 Sue - Cave Story
23 Sheva Alamore - Resident Evil 5

Sheva is so dumb.

24 Lemar Davis - Grand Theft Auto 5
25 Louis - Left 4 Dead
26 Sig - Jak Series
27 Irving Lambert - Splinter Cell
28 Pierce - Saints Row: The Third
29 Mike - The Walking Dead
30 Sasha - Tales From The Borderlands
31 Ryder - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
32 Jeffry Mcwild - Virtua Fighter
33 Dee Jay - Street Fighter Dee Jay - Street Fighter Dee Jay is a fictional character in the Street Fighter series. He made his first appearance in the 1993's Super Street Fighter II as one of the four new characters introduced in the game.
34 Afro Thunder - Ready 2 Rumble
35 Zasalamel - Soul Calibur III
36 D Mob - Def Jam Vendetta
37 Henry - Last of Us
38 Eli Vance - Half-Life
39 Dimentio - Super Mario Dimentio - Super Mario Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game Super Paper Mario.
40 Jolee Bindo - Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

He's the oldest and funniest party member in the game - TopRanger237

41 Augustus "Cole Train" Cole - Gears of War Series

He was a part of the game that just made it awesome! I mean, he was a former football player who quit to kill locust!

42 Basilio - Fire Emblem Awakening
43 Coach - Left 4 Dead 2

Coach is easily my favorite character of l4d2!

44 Sazh Katzroy - Final Fantasy XIII
45 50 Cent - Blood On The Sand
46 Token Black - South Park: the Stick of Truth
47 Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
48 Azrael - Diablo 3

This guy rether he ever helps you or not this guy is awesome if he does I haven't goten to a point where he does hay I'm only in chapter two

49 Doc Louis - Punch-Out! Doc Louis - Punch-Out!
50 Adewale - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Lee Everett - The Walking Dead
2. Carl "CJ" Johnson - Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
3. Jax Briggs - Mortal Kombat
1. Ryder - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2. Lee Everett - The Walking Dead
3. Cyrax - Mortal Kombat
1. Barret Wallace - Final Fantasy VII
2. Jax Briggs - Mortal Kombat
3. Lee Everett - The Walking Dead

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