Top Five Character Cameos In Videogames

Josh Hardy comments on his favourite cameos in video games.

19th October 2015

5. Jason Voorhees (Dead Island)

Not the most faithful of cameos but a cool one none the less, Jason Voorhees’ seasonal residence away from Camp Crystal lake can be found hidden away on Dead Island, taking the form of an isolated hut surrounded by a grim décor of skinned bodies. Complete with classic hockey mask and trusted machete, he has the ability to kill the player with a single strike and takes a fair amount of damage to defeat.  A silver lining may be that a search of his humble abode reveals an equippable chainsaw, so it may well be worth the risk.

4. Elliott & E.T. (LEGO Jurassic World)

The only cameo on this list to appear in a cut scene is also the briefest and can be found in Lego: Jurassic World. During the opening of a night scene there is an establishing shot of the moon upon which the infamous silhouette of Elliot and his alien accomplice flying on their bike can momentarily be seen, recreating the famous scene from the movie. This inclusion is a clear nod to Steven Spielberg, director of E.T. as well as the first two Jurassic Park films.

3. The Terminator (WWE 2K16)

The upcoming instalment in the WWE video games series gives players the chance to play as the T-800 terminator from the original film AND the model from Terminator 2. The differences between the two being the entrances and attire - the original terminator comes complete with lightning and time-travelling plasma sphere (with added underpants) whilst the T2 version rides a motorbike out to the stage and is kitted out in leather biker garb and accompanying sunglasses.

2. Wayne & Garth (GTA IV)

The first DLC entry sees Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World appear in photo-form on the dashboard of a vehicle not only aesthetically referencing the mirthmobile, but the name “Rhapsody” also refers to the infamous Bohemian Rhapsody scene from the first film. The well-hidden photograph of the two best friends along with their catchphrase “schwing” written below can only be seen when using a sniper rifle scope and looking through the window to the inside of the car.

1. The Predator (Call Of Duty: Ghosts)

Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC map pack “Devastation” comes with the unique ability on the map ‘Ruins’ to earn a care package killstreak reward of playing as the predator. All abilities seen in the film are at the disposal of the player including invisibility, forearm mounted blades and the red triangle-sighted shoulder cannon. But the best feature of all occurs after receiving too much damage from other players, as even the self-destruct ability from the first film has been incorporated with the explosion’s blast radius killing every other player on the map, making this one of the most useful as well as awesome cameos in all of gaming.

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