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 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 of 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, and the developers knew this when making the game.

She's a great companion.

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 Marion, 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, kinda 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 Daxter (Jak & Daxter)
9 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, 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.

10 Dogmeat (Fallout)

Dog meat is such a good boi.

The Contenders
11 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 Tabori.

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.

12 Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
13 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 considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese pop culture, due to its companionship with Ash Ketchum in the anime series. Pikachu has been featured in movies such as Pokemon Detective Pikachu as well as music videos - most notably Katy Perry's "Electric" in 2021.
14 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.

15 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.

16 Joe Barbaro (Mafia II)
17 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.
18 Dominic Santiago (Gears of War)
19 Chumbucket (Mad Max)
20 Companion Cube (Portal)
21 Fidget (Elysian Tail)

She's this cute little (and thicc) creature from dust an Elysian tale.

22 Bonnie MacFarlane (Red Dead)
23 Skylar Saint Claire (The Saboteur)
24 Agrippa (Shadow of Rome)
25 Hurk (Far Cry)

Hurk as appeared in several Far Cry games, both as a supporting character and as a companion who helps you out in combat. He has essentially become the series' mascot.

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