Batman gets bloody everywhere

The latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine features a list of the top 20 PlayStation icons of all time, as voted by readers. A quick peek at the top ten has been provided – if you want to see the full list, you’ll have to pop down the newsagents.

The top four are pretty much as expected, with Crash Bandicoot taking the top spot. Lara Croft and Cloud Strife aside, the rest of the top ten icons are a little unexpected. Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head at #8 being one fine example:

1) Crash Bandicoot
2) Solid Snake
3) Kratos
4) Nathan Drake
5) Scorpion/Sub-Zero (joint placement)
6) Lara Croft
7) Big Boss
8) Pyramid Head
9) Cloud Strife
10) Batman

“Despite being absent from our screens since 2008, the original PlayStation Icon remains in the hearts of modern gamers. Our readers have spoken loud and clear: even though Naughty Dog has moved on to blockbusters such as the Uncharted series and The Last Of Us, the developer’s PS1 marsupial still casts a shadow over all other gaming characters. Thousands of people voted Crash Bandicoot into the number one spot and calls for his return to PlayStation grow louder every single month” claimed editor Matthew Pellett.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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