Sony Gaming console the brand brings success after success, with its line of consoles and exclusives is truly brilliant. There are so many PlayStation exclusive games that it can be hard to think of them all. From platformers to full-on action games, PlayStation has it all, and then some.

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With the focus on narrative experience in modern times, this is easy to see why PlayStation is making a name for itself as one of the best developers today. The stories are mature enough and so are the characters! The protagonists and protagonists of PlayStation games are quite old and even experienced father! The most prominent examples of the same are mentioned below.


10 Freya (god of war)


Regardless, Freya was in the right place when she made Baldur immortal and immune to all pain. She tried to avert a deadly prophecy for her son, and ended up pushing him away from him.

This sets off a chain of events that lead to Kratos finally killing Baldur and completing the cycle. This angers Freya to no end, who hunts down Kratos to make him pay God of War: Ragnarok.

9 Barrett Wallace (Final Fantasy 7)

Barrett Wallace, over the shoulder, grimacing at the camera.

There is a barre great character with Last fantasy 7 who is cared for by Marlene after the tragedy that befell his friend Dine. However, it must be said that his actions are quite a threat to Marlene, even if his heart is in the right place.

He has no problem assigning Marlene to tend the scandalous bar that serves alcohol while he rages against Shinra. However, it is his love for Marlene and how she reciprocates that makes him such a great character.

The Serpent Boss is standing in the field before the boss battle

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater it’s a great title that further proves why Kojima is a master of his craft. With a great story and intense gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 3 this is a must play for stealth game lovers.

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The boss is developed quite a bit in this game and ends up being one of the more fascinating characters, especially because of her relationship with the Naked Snake. The fact that she serves as the final boss adds an extra layer of emotion to the whole experience.

7 Sojiro Sakura (Persona 5)

Sojiro Sakura from Persona 5

Persona 5 it’s a great game that needs no introduction. The game is filled with memorable characters, with Sokiro Sakura serving as the main character’s caretaker during his stay in Tokyo.

He is also Futaba’s foster father and tries his best to accommodate the interests of both characters. He is a father who does his best, even if he may seem too strict and unapproachable for his own good.

6 Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher (Uncharted)

Uncharted 4 Drake and Elena are eating

Nathan Drake one of the most famous PlayStation heroes of all time. After many wonderful adventures and duels with death, Nathan leads the life of a simple family man… only to feel that something is missing from his old life.

This prompts him to embark on one last adventure behind his wife’s back when Elena discovers his lie, but eventually forgives him in the process. The end of the game suggests a peaceful epilogue for both, with their daughter asking about the duo’s adventures as the game draws to a close.

5 Ethan Mars (Heavy Rain)

Ethan Mars Heavy Rain - the best game dads

Ethan Mars is a father who has his flaws but still tries to provide for Shawn, his only child. When his child is kidnapped by the Origami Killer, Ethan does everything in his power to get his son back once and for all.

While his actions are entirely up to the player, finding the good ending means letting Ethan show exactly what he would do to keep his child safe. The events are truly horrifying and prove why Ethan is such a great father when the time calls for it.

4 Growth (Horizon: Zero Dawn)

Growth from Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero DawnThe intro is pretty great, introducing Aloy and Rost as two outcasts learning the ways of the world. Aloe’s development is spurred on by Rost, who ultimately sacrifices his own life to save his daughter.

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His death at the hands of Helis is an emotional event that drives Aloy to become stronger and destroy him and HADES once and for all. Rost may not have been here for the longest time given Zero Dawnlengthbut it left a strong impression that carries over to the sequel as well.

3 Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)

Kiryu and Haruka

The yakuza series contains some of the most interesting and action-packed titles. Kiryu Kazuma’s story as he transforms from a nobody to one of the most legendary figures of the Tojo clan is truly impressive.

With his life of crime behind him, Kiryu decides to run an orphanage, helping Haruka and several other children live a better life. He has a hard time being a father at times, but his heart is always in the right place and that leads to his kids loving him so much!

2 Joel (The Last Of Us)

Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us Part 1

Joel is the first name that many people think of when talking about fathers in video games. After the loss of his daughter Sarah, when people started turning into the infected, Joel turned out to be a rather reserved and brooding man who does what is necessary to survive and nothing more.

However, his life changes when Ellie comes into his life, causing him to experience fatherhood again. The first game showed that Joel would do anything in his power to save Ellie, going so far as to doom all of humanity in the process.

1 Kratos (God of War)

God of War Kratos and Atreus pose

Kratos is another character that has received the Gray Dad treatment in an attempt to modernize his character for the new generation. An idea that could have been a disaster ended up being a huge success, with Kratos once again becoming a popular and beloved hero.

His bond with Atreus is fun to watch, with both father and son learning by spending time with each other during their adventures in both games. No one expected Kratos to be a good father, not even himself… but he managed to surprise everyone by showing a side of himself that many thought was missing from the old games.

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