Ranking The Top Ten Sexiest Heroes of Gaming 2018

7. Agent 47 (Hitman 2)

Sometimes sexiness is all about attitude, and Hitman 2‘s Agent 47 has got that cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor in spades. With a hairstyle (or lack thereof) and eyebrow combination that is reminiscent of Seth Everman, he might not seem like the first choice (or even seventh) for sexiest hero, but what can we say? COG loves a man who knows how to wear a suit—and better, one who knows how to clean it himself.

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6. Kazuma Kiryu (Yazuka 6)

Everyone loves an anti-hero, especially when they wear popped collars under a white suit. Kazuma Kiryu is a gangster with a heart of gold, willing to stomach hard choices for what he believes are the right causes. Kazuma comes with heaps of backstory, tons of drama, and a stoic, occasionally bloody expression, and nothing’s sexier than compelling storytelling. Plus, the guy runs an orphanage: that sure doesn’t hurt his chances.

Yakuza 6 main screen

5. Geralt of Rivia (Soul Calibur VI)

Geralt? But didn’t the Witcher 3 come out in 2015? And, yes, there’s Thronebreaker, but doesn’t it cover something completely different? Oh, he’s in—oh, yes, I see, he’s a playable character in Soul Calibur VI. Well, I guess I’ll allow it, but let him know he’s on thin ice. However, considering what Geralt of Rivia looks like, I do get it. With that silver fox look he’s got going on, his brooding but accessible personality, and his strong arms, there’s a reason Geralt has squeaked onto our list through a technicality, because he’s just too good to leave back in 2015. Maybe he’ll make a new appearance somewhere in 2019 and we’ll get to keep including him—Smash, anyone?

Witcher story

4. Lara Croft (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)

Lara has been dominating Sexiest Heroes lists for twenty years, dating back to a time when you couldn’t catch me dead reading them for fear of catching the misogyny. Lara has been a sex symbol for longer than many gamers (especially those of a Fortnite age) have been alive, and her rebooted self, while different in many respects, still deserves a strong place on this list. The original Lara’s devil-may-care attitude and sunglasses have been replaced by a dedication to discovering secrets and a painful earnestness, and that sincerity is appealing in a whole new way. Lara didn’t lose anything in 2013—she just changed, and we still love her all the same.

Lara Croft Shadow of the Tomb Raider