Top 10 Best Video Game Companions

Protagonists in video games tend to have a companion or two to accompany them on their many adventures. Over the years, we have seen many companions in our favorite games and they usually are a big piece of the immense and complex puzzle that makes a video game, which often help progress the story or bring in some fun gameplay mechanics. Let's rank the best of them and see which ones come out on top.
The Top Ten
1 Atreus (God of War)

Atreus is the son of God of War's main protagonist Kratos. He follows you around throughout the journey and is very useful as a companion. His arrows are often very useful in combat. He can help distract enemies and, most importantly, he doesn't stand in your way, unlike other video game companions.

God of War was super fun to play, and I think a lot of that is because of Atreus.

2 Clank (Ratchet & Clank) Clank is one of the titular protagonist game characters in the Ratchet & Clank video game series by Insomniac Games.

This little robot is the second most important character in the Ratchet & Clank series and is Ratchet's best friend. He is very intelligent, capable of finding solutions to problems quickly, and has had many useful tools throughout the many different games.

This is the only one of these games I have played, and yes, I remember him being useful.

3 Cortana (Halo)

Cortana is an artificial intelligence in the Halo franchise. She often serves as an advisor and assistant to the main character, Master Chief, by hacking alien computer systems and decoding transmissions. Cortana and Chief have a very strong bond with each other.

4 Mimir (God of War)

Mimir is the Norse God of Knowledge and Wisdom. His head was cut by Kratos from the tree that was holding him prisoner, and it was then revived by Freya. Mimir hangs on Kratos' hip and is a very useful and fun companion. Not only does he guide Kratos and Atreus in their adventure, but he also tells many tales about Norse mythology.

Mimir adds a lot to the game, even though all he does is talk.

5 Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Uncharted)

Sully is one of the two deuteragonists of the Uncharted series. He is an American treasure hunter, fortune seeker, and businessman, as well as a friend, one-time mentor, and father figure to fellow treasure hunter Nathan Drake. In certain missions, he tags along with the main character, Nathan Drake, and is very useful in gunfights. He also saves Drake multiple times during the series. Overall, he is a very likable character.

6 Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite)

Elizabeth is a well-written character whose interaction with protagonist Booker DeWitt forms the core of BioShock Infinite's story. Unlike many other video game companions, you don't have to worry about her in combat, which is what makes her a great companion. The developers knew this when making the game.

7 Yoshi (Super Mario) Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. Often appearing as a sidekick and helper to Mario, Yoshi is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi's Island and the Super Mario franchises.

Yoshi first appeared in the Mario franchise in Super Mario World and helps Mario in his quest. In that game, he serves as Mario's ride, kind of like a horse. He can also eat enemies and certain objects.

Yoshi is so iconic and one of the most beloved Mario characters, especially on this website.

8 Agrippa (Shadow of Rome)
9 Grimoire Weiss (Nier: Replicant)
10 Otacon (Metal Gear Solid)
The Contenders
11 Zofia (Command & Conquer Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge)
12 Quiet (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

Quiet is one of the many companions that can accompany you on your missions during the story and open world of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Not only is Quiet very pleasing to the eyes, but she is also incredibly useful in combat with her skills as a sniper. The more you progress your bond with Quiet, the better she gets over time. Whichever enemy you want her to take down, rest assured she will.

She's really hot, and she can kill enemies or put them to sleep with her sniper rifle.

13 Daxter (Jak & Daxter)
14 Dogmeat (Fallout)
15 HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) HK-47 is a fictional droid character in the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. HK-47 was a Hunter-Killer series assassin droid and Jedi hunter constructed by the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Revan, shortly after the end of the Mandalorian Wars in 3960 BBY. He is voiced by Kristoffer... read more

HK-47 is an extremely deadly and efficient assassin droid constructed by Darth Revan to assist in hunting Jedi. He might be a droid, but HK-47 actually has some pretty good dialogue in the game, often referring to humans as "meatbags," for example.

16 Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
17 Pikachu (Pokemon Yellow) Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's... read more
18 Ellie (The Last of Us) Ellie is the deuteragonist of The Last of Us, the playable protagonist of The Last of Us Part II and The Last of Us: Left Behind, and the main character in The Last of Us: American Dreams.
19 BD-1 (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)

This little droid accompanies the main protagonist, Cal Kestis, on all of his missions and has many different uses. It can scan, hack, heal Cal when he's injured, and it has a motor to help carry Cal on zip-lines. BD-1 is also considered by many fans as "cute," like other droids in Star Wars.

20 D-Dog (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

D-Dog is very useful in combat. You can send him to attack enemies and distract them. He can also fight alongside you when out of stealth.

21 Joe Barbaro (Mafia II)
22 Palicoes (Monster Hunter World)
23 Admiral Bobbery (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
24 Vivian (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
25 Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog) Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.
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