Copyright 2002

[ April 26th 2002 ]

Lara Croft is the toughest video game character ever created, according to a new poll. The Dixons survey ranked characters to determine the strongest, most determined and physically fit. Lara beat Metal Gear Solid hero Solid Snake into second place, with Duke Nukem in third. She also beat cult heroes like James Bond and Spiderman.

Dixons executive Stuart Carson thinks the launch of Nintendo GameCube might "soften up" the games industry. He said: "The heroes in first-person adventure and shoot 'em up games often face opponents with superhuman powers, so it's little wonder they're a tough bunch. However, the face of our heroes may change with the launch of Nintendo's GameCube. Nintendo is known for creating fun and colourful characters, such as Mario and Pokémon, and we can expect a few new faces with a softer side from May 3."

Top Ten Toughest Characters:

1. Lara Croft - Tomb Raider 4

2. Solid Snake - Metal Gear Solid 2

3. Duke Nukem - Duke Nukem: Time to Kill

4. Spiderman - Spiderman The Movie

5. Clare Redfield - Resident Evil Code Veronica

6. Ryu - Street Fighter EX-3

7. Kasumi - Dead Or Alive

8. Akuma - Tekken Tag

9. James Bond - Agent Under Fire

10. Max Payne - Max Payne

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