30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 26 – Best voice acting.

What’s good, everyone? Today on “Day 26 of the 30 day challenge, we’re going to share with you all our choices for the video game(s) with the best voice acting. Voice acting in general is near and dear to my heart, as I’m a bit of an audiophile. I was also a huge anime fan back in the day, and did the whole cosplay/convention thing so I got to meet a lot of the voice acting professionals and really get to know them and how hard the work doing what they do. In getting to know those people, I learned that the disciplines of animated voice acting and video game voice acting often cross over, which put a lot of my favorite performers into some of the great games I was playing… one of the very the best of which was my choice: Borderlands 2. 

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“What are our motivations again?”

Not only are the Borderlands series of games incredibly fun to play solo or with people, but they have a striking art style and are incredibly well written. The witty and memorable exposition is delivered to players’ earholes by some of the best voice acting in a video game, and while the performances in original Borderlands was fantastic in its own right, Borderlands 2 elevated almost every aspect of its predecessor.  Every character who spoke SOME line of dialogue, be they major characters like the villainous but somehow likable Handsome Jack, the guiding Angel, the rambunctious little murderess Tiny Tina, or even minor characters like busty bartender Mad Moxxi or even the Morningstar sniper rifle that mocks players whenever it’s used was wonderfully acted. Given that the world this game is based in is so large and therefore has so many varied characters, it’s important that the voices that breathe life into them be consistently good. If you’ve played this game, you know for sure that they are.

— Evo out.


Howdy y’all, Hannah here again. I’m going to make my entry here short and sweet and repetitive: the entire Halo franchise has the best voice acting of any game. Cortana and Master Chief in particular. Cortana is an AI with feelings and Chief is often more machine than man. Conveying those depths of personality through vocals only is hard to pull off when you have a hologram and a helmet that are speaking, respectively.

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He’s no Dark Helmet, but he ain’t bad to look at.

I would also like to give an honorable mention to Killer Instinct, because the voice acting is far and away the best I’ve ever come across in a fighting game. Repeating phrases can be so grating when you’re throwing the same moves over and over, but KI manages to make everything hype instead of incredibly annoying.

Can I also just mention that if there was a “worst voice acting” category, it would go to Heavy Rain? Holy crap, is it ever awful. #nahmenjeden

 – HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…


Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 26! My choice for best voice acting is the Uncharted series. The voice cast is led by Nolan North voicing the ridiculously charming Nathan Drake, Emily Rose voicing Elena Fisher, and Richard McGonagle as Sully. These three talented voice actors have made the characters from Uncharted come alive. 

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A match made in video game heaven.

It is not always easy to bring emotions across in a video game. It takes not only decent graphics, but good voice acting to be able to convey sadness, happiness, and any other emotion in between. This series has been incredibly well acted and I cannot stress enough how important this is when trying to bring players in and make them actually care at all about the characters that they are controlling. I cannot wait to see how they do in the final entry coming out later this year!

-Megan_Highwind has left the party.


Greetings friends, James B. Boss here with my entry for today’s challenge. I remember a simpler time playing video games, when all I heard was just beeps, boops, blips and explosions. Of course when games started including voices for their characters, it was an almost mind-blowing experience.  Nowadays, it is essential for games to have voice acting, which doesn’t always  mean that the voices will be good. Luckily, when you find a game with great voice acting, you know you’ve struck storytelling gold. I personally think, that the game with the best voice acting has got to be the Batman Arkham series. These games by themselves are good, but as if to make the series stand out even more, we have the return of legendary voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to voice The Batman and The Joker, who famously voices the same characters in the fantastic Batman: The Animated Series. The inclusion of their voices, helped set the mood for the game’s setting and to be honest I cannot think of anyone else for the job.

I... AND ONLY I... am Batman.

I… AND ONLY I… am Batman.

— Boss? What happened? Boss?!
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