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Top 10 Video Game Robots

VO: Dan Paradis
These machines are hard wired for action. Join as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Robots in Video Games. For this list, we’ve chosen interactive machines that are both sentient and completely mobile. That means, we are excluding human controlled Mechs like Metal Gear Rex and the Titans, as well as computer AIs like GLaDOS and Cortana, Since they fall under different categories altogether. Special Thanks to our users "Callum Prentice" "Dee Mee" "HockFin" "Darkchild Sage" "Kay G. Radley" "batman65" "Gamerman97" "Hugh Fraser" & Dubstep Choo Chen Ling" for suggesting this topic on our website WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Video Game Robots

These machines are hard wired for action. Welcome to Watchmojo, and today we’re counting down the Top 10 Video Game Robots.

For this list, we’ve chosen interactive machines that are both sentient and completely mobile. That means, we are excluding human controlled Mechs like Metal Gear Rex and the Titans, as well as computer AIs like GLaDOS and Cortana, Since they fall under different categories altogether.

#10: Atlas & P-Body
“Portal 2” (2011)

They don’t know pride, they don’t know fear, hell they don’t know anything. You’ll take control of these two goofy and quirky little bots in the co-op mode in Portal 2. Atlas and P-Body traverse through the Aperture Labs as test subjects designed by the AI GLaDOS to complete the Cooperative Testing Initiative. Despite their silliness and GLaDOS’ attempts to drive them apart, these little companions stay true to each other and complete the test.

#9: Yes Man
“Fallout: New Vegas” (2010)

In name and in practice, Yes Man is a loyal bot, programmed to serve Benny in Fallout: New Vegas. Voiced by Dave Folley, he’s incapable of turning down an order or withhold any information he is asked about, interactions with this mechanical slave are always entertaining. Although he is capable of having various emotions, he’s always smiling. He eventually finds pieces of code that will allow him to change his personality, making him more assertive.

#8: Fulgore
“Killer Instinct" series (1994-)

Resembling an old English knight in his design, Fulgore fights with metallic blades composed of energy. Developed by Ultratech, he’s a prototype cybernetic soldier entered in the original Killer Instinct tournament to test his capabilities. Although a bit slower than other fighersfancy tricks like eye lasers and energy shields even the playing field. Don’t mess with this evil machine – he’ll tear you apart.

#7: Dog
“Half-Life 2” (2004)

Best pet ever? We think so! Dog is Alyx Vance’s enormous pet robot, created by her father to protect her. If the name wasn’t already a dead giveaway, this bot has many canine qualities, as evidenced by his eagerness to play fetch. But don’t let his playful demeanour fool you: he will kick some serious butt when confronted by dangerous Combine Striders. Friendly and loyal, Dog is the perfect companion to help you get through City 17.

#6: Claptrap
“Borderlands" series (2009- )

A somewhat annoying yet charming little robot, Claptrap serves as a guide in the Borderlands series. After getting off the bus in the original game, he’s the first character you encounter, as he introduces you to different characters and locations. He’ll provide you with some hilarious lines as you try and repair him on multiple occasions. His wit and humour have made him a sensation, becoming so popular he even has a web series based on his mischief.

#5: Legion
“Mass Effect" series (2007-12)

This biblically named robot is a mobile platform with a consciousness made up of 1,183 geth, which are networked artificial intelligences. This enables him to operate independently and interact with organic beings across the galaxy. Possessing several panels on his head that simulate facial expressions, Legion join’s Shepard’s team to stop a group of heretic Geth, and help save the galaxy from the Reapers.

#4: Robo
“Chrono Trigger” (1995)

Robo is a friendly and helpful robot found disassembled in the year 2300 AD, who helps your party after Lucca repairs him. Going against the wishes of his corrupted maker, Robo has sympathy for humans, using his robotic arms to fire lasers and drop bombs to smoke his enemies. Robo lives to assist humans despite a brutal attack from his robotic brothers, who see this compassion as a defect that must be purged.

#3: HK-47
“Star Wars: Knight Of The Old Republic Series” (2003- )

The Star Wars universe boasts many memorable bots, but none are as hilariously evil as HK-47. Built by Darth Revan as an assassin droid and Jedi Hunter, HK-47 has traveled the galaxy offing countless targets under the orders of his master. This misanthropic, sociopathic killing machine has a definite sense of pride, referring to all organic being as “meatbags”. Statement: with a unique way of speaking and a thirst for mayhem, HK-47 has blasted his way into the hearts of many gamers.

#2: Clank
“Ratchet & Clank Series” (2002 - )

Ratchet’s trusty sidekick, Clank is a charming, eloquent little sentry bot that escapes the robot factory he was built in in order to foil the plans of the evil Drek. He crash lands on planet Veldin and meets Ratchet, and with a *clank*, the two become best of buddies. The voice of reason to Ratchet’s brash personality, Clank is knowledgeable and loyal, helping his best friend out in many ways, even in combat. He became so popular that he even got his own spinoff game as a suave secret agent.

Before we reveal our number one video game robot, here’s a look at some of our Honourable Mentions:

“Mortal Kombat" series” (1992-)

Chibi Robo
“Chibi Robo!” (2006)

“Bomberman Series” (1983-)

“Mortal Kombat" series (1992-)

“Tekken" series (1994-)

#1: Mega Man
“Mega Man" series (1987-)

Who else but the iconic Blue Bomber to nab the top spot? Not to be confused with X or Megaman.exe, He was built by Dr. Light as his assistant robot alongside Roll, then rebuilt to fight the evil Dr. Wily and his creations. Mega Man is armed with the Mega Buster and he can acquire the abilities of his defeated foes. If there was a Mount Rushmore of video game characters, Mega Man’s face would definitely be included. And yes he is a robot, not a man in a suit as some people think he is. (Super Fighting Robot: Megaman)

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