The 9 Best NPC Introductions

by Lindsey Francy Feb 5, 2023 News
The 9 Best NPC Introductions

The supporting characters in video games are often the most interesting and unique. They can be your allies, members of your party, a villain, and more.

There are non-playable characters in video games who help bring the story to life. Many people stand out in the game because of their first introductions. The best NPC's usually have great introductions.

The Baker Family as seen in Resident Evil VII: Biohazard

In the beginning of Resident Evil 7, a man is looking for his daughter. He went into a spooky house in the middle of nowhere and was horrified by what he saw. There are bugs, decay and strange items in the house.

He was captured by the family who owned the land he was on. The Baker family reveal themselves at a dinner table, each one showing off their horrible, horrible selves and torturing the other, forcing him to eat insects. The main villains of Resident Evil 7 are a family of trouble. They are frightening and cooky.

Uncle Mario's introduction in Assassin's Creed 2

When Ezio's life begins to fall apart and he needs to flee, he goes to his uncle.

The brief introduction to Uncle Mario doesn't allow much room for discussion. The opening line of Mario is a reference to the Nintendo character of the same name.

Cyberpunk 2077 Screenshot Of Johnny Silverhand Strumming His Guitar

The first act of Cyberpunk 2077 has you vying for power and position in Night City in order to build up to one big robbery. The only way to escape with your ally getting severely wounded is to put the asset into your head.

You woke up with a hologram projection of Johnny Silverhand in your head after a string of dramatic events. He tried to fight and then realized he was stuck in your body. You have to find a solution to this problem or die. In Night City, it's just another day.

Scarecrow as seen in Batman Arkham Asylum

Batman goes into a part of the hospital that has been taken over by Scarecrow. The reality of the world begins to fall apart, eerie sounds occur, the camera tilts and turns, and Batman walks into a nightmare.

The nightmare begins in the mortuary. Batman sees the bodies of his dead parents and must fight the giant version of himself. There is only one way to end the scare.

Wheatley the spherical android as seen in Portal 2

After spending some time in a makeshift apartment room in Portal 2, the voice of actor and comedian Stephen Merchant calls out to you. An uneasy atmosphere, a sense of something being off, and then you open the door and see a spherical android that screams at the sight of you

It is both funny and shocking. It's shocking because you probably didn't expect to see a spherical android knocking at your door, and it's funny because Merchant tries to get you to open the door. As you prepare for an emergency, he tries to calm you as much as possible. There is no time for civil disputes.

Vaas Montenegro from Far Cry 3

The opening of Far Cry 3 has a lot of exciting events. A group of friends are on vacation. There are a lot of holidays activities. Vaas interrupted the montage to reveal that the footage was actually a recording on a phone, and that you and your friends are now being held captive.

Vaas comments on the phone and your shenanigans, questioning your lack of humor and threatening to kill you and your friend if you don't stop. His nature is shown in this moment. When he was abruptly called away by his superior, his psychological torture ended.

Garrus facing right and holdng a firearm in Mass Effect

Commander Shepherd was trying to recruit a team for a suicide mission when he went to Omega to look for Archangel. There is a problem that appears. The mercenary gangs on Omega want Archangel dead.

If you can get close enough to Archangel, you can sabotage the mercenary gangs' plan of attack. Garrus Vakkarian is your one-time friend and he is now sporting a cool sniper rifle, bulky armor and a much darker attitude.

Raiden as seen in Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots

Hideo Kojima hid Raiden from the marketing. We only found out we would be playing the majority of the game as Raiden after the game was launched. The reception was not universally positive.

In response to this, Raiden was absent from Metal Gear Solid 3, but he came back as a supporting character in Metal Gear Solid 4. His introduction shows him flipping and twirling into action, saving Snake and his friends, as they escape. Raiden can be cool.

Baldur as seen in God of War (2018)

Kratos and Atreus had just lost a loved one and the God of War was trying to care for and raise his son while also abandoning his past. Baldur showed up at his front door and made a lot of changes.

Baldur stepped into Kratos' territory and threatened the Spartan. This does not bode well. Kratos and Baldur fought and threw everything but the kitchen sink at each other. It is a superhero clash with damaging consequences.

There are things you didn't know about Baldur.