In this article, we have a list of the Best Father Figures in Video Games. Keep this in mind that this article will have some spoilers regarding the games so if you have not played any of these games as of now, for some reason, you might not want to continue.
Sometimes we meet a character in a video game who is just like a father or mother to us. They take care of us, sacrifice the most for us, and look after us as if they are our own father or mother.
They can be of two different types. Sometimes video game characters have real parents or sometimes the need of the time bring together two characters so close to each other that one of them treats the other one like their own child.
Best Father Figures in Video Games
The following characters have been chosen depending on a variety of aspects such as how well they took care of the main character, how they trained them for certain things, and how much they cared for the main character in the game.
Some of these characters are the best ones and we love them dearly for always being there for us when we needed them the most.
Kiryu Kazuma from Yakuza
In the most recent installment of Yakuza, Yakuza 6: A Song of Life, you play as Kiryu Kazuma. This is the final installment with Kiryu in it and this is the most climatic of all games as of now. In Yakuza 6, Kiryu takes care of little Haruto.
Haruto who is Kiryu’s grandson is a little cute baby. Kiryu takes care of Haruto in perhaps the most detailed methods we have seen in any game. We have not seen anyone else being at such a high level of a parental role in any other video game.
When little Haruto is kidnapped, Kiryu crosses all limits to get him back and beats tons of Triad goons senseless just to get to him. This is one side of Dragon of Dojima few expected to see and is the most touching one.
Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher
The Butcher of Blaviken is known as the best monster slayer in the world but he is not just a ruthless slayer. He has trained tons of witchers under his command and out of which, his favorite one is Ciri who he has always treated as his own daughter.
Ciri, originally, the daughter of Emhyr var Emreis, is a stellar witcher on her own but only because none other than Geralt of Rivia himself has trained her. Geralt and Yennefer had been looking after Ciri ever since she was a little girl and they have both raised her as if she was their own daughter.
Ciri is a prime example that Geralt can be a great father and a teacher at the same time as being the Butcher of Blaviken.
Joel from The Last of Us
Joel from The Last of Us is one of the fine examples of a parental figure in any video game. After losing his own daughter Sarah, he takes on a mission to smuggle Ellie out of the city.
During this journey, the bond between them grows and he ends up teaching Ellie many things relating to survival, relationships and showed us how great of a father he could have been to his daughter despite being a single parent.
He taught Ellie how to survive the wild and how to use weapons of different nature as well. The second part of the game is in development as we speak and Ellie is returning in it as the main character so we will be able to see how well Joel trained her during the first game.
Lee from The Walking Dead
Lee’s background might be that of a murderer but when the zombie apocalypse is unleashed and he meets Clementine, everything changes for Lee. He saves Clementine from a zombie and takes her under his protection to get her to safety.
On the journey, Lee takes care of Clementine just like his own daughter and takes quite a lot of beating himself just to keep her safe. He teaches her a lot of things as well as making her emotionally strong to make decisions herself.
This shows how much he cared about Clementine. There are many touching moments thorough out the game where Lee and Clementine engage in conversation about each other’s past.
Asura from Asura’s Wrath
If a father’s love for his family and thirst for revenge for killing them did not exist, then this game would have ended after the first chapter. Asura is a demi-god who is betrayed and his family is slaughtered in front of his eyes.
Asura loved his wife and daughter more than anything else and hence decides to kill all other gods of the universe just to avenge their deaths. Although this is not the typical parental figures we have in our list here, Asura’s tale is nothing less than going to extreme levels for the sake of his loved ones, which in this case are his wife and daughter.
Victor Sullivan from Uncharted
Victor Sullivan is one of the best father figures in any video game that has ever seen. Victor Sullivan took Nathan Drake under his watchful eye at a very young age when he saved him from the goons of Marlowe who were after the same treasure as Nathan Drake was.
Sullivan also a treasure hunter saw potential in Nathan Drake and took him under his care to train him further in the field.
Sullivan has always treated Nathan Drake as his son and has never been afraid to even take a bullet for him.
Bowser by Nintendo
Everyone knows Bowser is a super villain from Mario’s world and Mario hates him. However, we got to see a completely new side of Bowser in Nintendo’s latest console.
If you have seen the official parental control video on the Nintendo Switch console, you will get to know that Bowser has a son who he really cares about. He is looking for some sort of a parental lock so that he can set some healthy rules for his son.
He also plays video games with his son, which shows some father-son bonding sessions also take place between them. In short, Bowser is not only a villain but he is also a caring and loving father for his son Bowser Jr.
Kratos from God of War
Kratos is known for the brutal ways in which he kills his foes and that he is not afraid to do anything when it comes to avenging his family’s deaths. Although Kratos has seen the tragic murders of his own family by his own hands, he returns in the new God of War as a father to Atreus.
Atreus is Kratos’s real son who does not know of his father’s past. In the newest installment of the series, we will get to see the side of Kratos that we never have seen before, a father.
This shows how much Kratos loved his own family that he murdered his own father for their revenge. In the latest installment of God of War, Kratos is seeing teaching his son the ways of a god. We will get to see him as a father very soon as the game launches on 20 April 2018.
This concludes our list of the Best Father Figures in Video Games. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, which according to you is the Best Father Figure in Video Games.