11Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“Why am I not on this list?”, Gordon wondered, silently.

The art of the silent protagonist is a challenging one to master.

The lead character should be the one moving the story along, and that can be tough to do with a character who doesn’t have any speaking lines. Many mute protagonists have been done right though, allowing them only the occasional yelp or bout of heavy breathing, and they’ve become a trope of gaming because of their success.

In order to give a voice to these (mostly) voiceless heroes, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 silent protagonists in all of gaming. So sit back, relax, and don’t interrupt – you know a silent protagonist wouldn’t.