The development of technology makes many developers sometimes do not want to bother to design the original character. They only need to use motion capture, photos, to use the original person to become the game character.
In addition to accelerating the game development process, developers also often use famous models or actresses as character models. Make them in a win-win situation. On the one hand the games they make become more famous thanks to famous actors / models playing a role in it. On the other hand, the actor / model could be flooded with work after seeing his role in video games.
The following are video game characters made based on real life person.
Sean Bean as Mark Faba (Hitman 2)
His role in several films such as Lord of the Rings who unfortunately get a character who must die constantly, making Sean Bean selected to be one of the contents in a killer simulation game, Hitman 2. Sean plays an elusive target named Mark Faba, a killer and the explosives expert who did not hesitate to kill his targets with extreme ferocity. As Agent 47, you will be assigned to kill him in any way and not let him escape.
Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand (Cyberpunk 2077)
Appearing unexpectedly was the biggest surprise from CD Projekt Red and veteran actor Keanu Reeves to portray one of the important characters of Cyberpunk 2077, Johnny Silverhand. Silverhand is an important character who is told as a singer from a band called Samurai. He is said to have died and became the helper of the game’s main character, V and will continue to help him throughout the game. There is no clarity as to what the role will be in the game later because the game itself has not been released.
Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)
Although the Kojima Production project in Silent Hills that will bring Norman Reedus was canceled by Konami. But Kojima did not give up and tried to make a new game after getting help from Sony Interactive Entertainment with Norman as the main character. A project that we know today as Death Stranding. Game with the main character named Sam Porter Bridges was made with a model that is very similar to Norman Reedus. Start the face and the whole body. The famous actor from the TV series The Walking Dead played Sam very well when the game was first released on PlayStation 4.
Takaya Kuroda as Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza Series)
Kiryu is the protagonist of the game by Toshihiro Nagoshi, titled Ryuu ga Gotoku or Yakuza in the English version. Kiryu is described as tall, cool, and very manly. Reflect this is how a man should be. Kiryu is based on the voice of the actor himself, Takaya Kuroda, who is also a friend of Toshihiro Nagoshi. Kuroda has a career in the world of voice acting or voiceover since 2000 as the voice of Lin and Ron in the game The King of Fighters 2000. The distinctive heavy voice took his career to portray several characters such as Razor from Hunter x Hunter to Kedama from Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
Stefanie Joosten as Quiet (Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain)
It’s no secret that Quiet, a super sensual character who only wears lingerie and stockings by Hideo Kojima in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, is made based on real people. Quiet’s face was made based on a Dutch model, singer and actress named Stefanie Joosten. Joosten not only donated his face, but also included his body and voice (although Quiet actually did not speak) to be a character in the game.
Alex Zedra as Mara (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019)
If you play multiplayer Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019, then you will know that there is a female operator named Mara that can only be accessed via the multiplayer mode. The character that appeared in the game’s first season update after last year’s release was apparently made based on the face of an original person named Alex Zedra. The girl whose real name is Alex Rogers is an actress, video game streamer, influencer, and cosplayer. He is very fond of playing airsoft and anything related to the military.
Michael Kenneth Williams as Kimble Graves (Battlefield 4)
Do you still remember the Battlefield 4 campaign mission with characters full of expression Kimble Graves or often called Irish? The sergeant from East Flatbush Brooklyn who attended George Washington House High School was made based on actor, model and dancer Michael Kenneth Williams. Interestingly, Williams and Irish have the same background besides their profession. Williams has had a career in the film world since 1995. He had played several famous characters such as Jack Lewis in RoboCop 2014 to the film adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed as Moussa.
Paisha Coffey as Cortana (Halo 4)
AI Master Chief’s partner in the Halo series, Cortana, often changes its appearance with the times. Super-sophisticated AI that is shaped like a woman without clothes always helps Master Chief in carrying out heavy missions. His best appearance was at the top after the Paisha Coffey model became a 3D model of his character. Make Cortana look more unsightly when compared to the old series.
Hitoshi Ozawa as Daisaku Kuze (Yakuza Series)
Who doesn’t know the “brother” of Kazuma Kiryu in the coolest and most epic Dojima family of Daisaku Kuze? Even though he looks evil, but actually he wants Kiryu to understand the meaning of the Yakuza and how to become a man. Although the way it is classified as evil, remember that his job as a Yakuza. Kuze is based on the appearance and original face of Hitoshi Ozawa, a veteran actor who has a career in the Japanese film world since 1984.
Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
Playing a video game antagonist that looks a lot like you, is certainly a challenge. Because you will be required to take full responsibility to make it real. It was apparently not wasted by Kevin Spacey when he was made a 3D model as well as a direct actor from Jonathan Irons, the main antagonist of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Spacey plays Irons very well. Make Irons look very cunning and diplomatic at the same time. Making the character one of the iconic antagonistic characters that is unforgettable compared to most of the latest series.