Best Half-Life Characters

The Top Ten
1 Gordon Freeman Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.

The best character out of the entire Half-Life series is Gordon Freeman! You play as him. If there was no Gordon Freeman, you wouldn't be able to experience the amazing Half-Life 2, or even the original Half-Life. He's better than Barney, Alyx, or Dr. Breen because they have their own problems. Alyx relies too much on the player (you, as Gordon Freeman) to get things done "her way". Barney is mean and sarcastic, acting as if he knows everything. Dr. Breen is needy, behaving as though he can't accomplish anything without you, as if you are the key to all his success, despite having little to show for it.

2 G-man

Who is he? Where did he come from? Where did he go?

3 Barney Calhoun

I have reasons for Barney Calhoun being my favorite character. Firstly, his sarcasm is so sharp that it's humorous. Secondly, he plays a crucial role in the storyline of Half-Life 2. Thirdly, he's highly intelligent and well-informed about the laboratory where the game begins. Fourthly, he's the most entertaining person throughout the entire apocalypse. Who else would take the time to be sarcastic, or even humorous, under such circumstances? Lastly, he's pretty relaxed. I believe that if knowledgeable people were to vote on this list, Barney Calhoun would come out on top.

4 Alyx Vance

No. 1 character in Half-Life games.

5 Dr. Breen
6 D0G
7 Adrian Shephard

Adrian Shephard did not cause the Combine to come to Earth. Gordon did. Adrian did nothing wrong and saved the world from being terraformed. It was Gordon who caused the Black Mesa disaster, which led the Combine to Earth.

His survival skills, in my opinion, surpass those of Freeman or Calhoun, even though those two do not fall short either.

8 Father Grigori

Father Grigori is a very interesting character. He has seen all his friends and loved ones turn into monsters, and now he spends his last days granting them peace.

Are you kidding me? He's like the best.

Father Grigori is the best, most charismatic character, and if you don't like him, I will kill you.

9 Lamarr

No one can dislike this lovable headcrab. She is so considerate and understood the greatness of Half-Life 2 so well that she added extra gameplay time by breaking the teleporter in a whole chapter.

10 Dr. Kleiner

Dr. Kleiner is a cool guy. He's a scientist from Black Mesa, and he survived. The story would not be the same without him.

The Contenders
11 Eli Vance
12 Judith Mossman
13 Nihilanth
14 Scientist NPC
15 Dr. Rosenburg
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