A good video game voice actor can make or break a game, just like a movie or TV show. It isn’t easy to portray a game’s character without moving the body or showing any facial expression. That is why nowadays, online games have been featuring more and more celebrity actors as a voice cast. As the industry grows day by day, seeing famous Hollywood actors in video games like Keanu Reeves or Samuel L. Jackson is only natural. Even if we cannot see the man behind the characters, hearing a recognizable voice can be just the thing to bring fans into the games.
Today’s article is all about those celebrity voice actors. You never know you might be interested in playing these games as now you know who voiced the characters.
Top 20 Most Recognizable Video Game Voice Actors
Here is our pick of the top 20 famous voice actors who narrate PC games. We tried to incorporate the top voice actors in the gaming world.
1. Keanu Reeves (Cyberpunk 2077)
Fans of Keanu Reeves got the first glimpse of his character In the Cyberpunk 2077 game before the game’s official release. The internet was frenzy when a preview trailer showed a character based on Keanu, and everyone was overwhelmed. Not only does the character look like Keanu, but he also voices it.
Cyberpunk 2077 was not a total success at launch as it was buggy and had some errors. Gamers looked for Cyberpunk 2077 alternatives. But Keanu’s character is still the highlight and attraction of the game.
2. Liam Neeson (Fallout 3)
Fallout 3 didn’t need a celebrity voice actor, as it is one of the most successful games. But it didn’t hurt to have a renowned voice cast, such as Liam Neeson. Liam voiced the essential character in Fallout 3, James. After searching the entire Washington D.C. for their father, it surprised players when they finally found him, and Liam Neeson voiced the person.
Liam’s character, James, dies shortly after interacting with the player. Though the role of Liam is short, it has a massive impact on the game.
3. Samuel L. Jackson (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the popular games of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The game came out in 2014, and in this game, everyone’s favorite, Samuel L. Jackson, made an appearance. He voiced Police Officer Frank Tenpenny in GTA: San Andreas.
The game would still have been a success, even without Samuel. But his presence gave the game more delight for the fans. Samuel L. Jackson’s voice was a perfect fit in the game’s element and surroundings. Unlike many celebrity cameos in video games, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas custom-made the character of Samuel L. Jackson, preserving his wits and hilarity.
4. Laura Bailey (BloodRayne)
Laura Bailey started her voice acting career when she was 18 years old. She has voiced several hit video games, animation shows, and anime series. Bailey drew the attention of video games for her performance in BloodRayne as Rayne in 2002. Not only that, she continued to bring life to characters with her beautiful voice in major game series like Final Fantasy, Uncharted, and Dragon Age.
Laura Bailey is genuinely an impressive video game voice actress. She recently played the role of the hero of Gears 5. Her performance as Abby also overwhelmed Fans in The Last of Us Part II.
5. Troy Baker (The Last of Us Part)
Troy Baker is well known for his fantastic performance as one of the best video game voice actors. Whenever voice actors are needed, studios look for Troy. He has been in so many successful video games that it is not possible to list them all. His most outstanding performance was in The Last of Us, which was released in 2013. He also played a role in Bioshock Infinite in the same year.
Baker’s performance as Vincent in Catherine was a massive hit. He also appeared in other major games like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Uncharted, and Metal Gear Solid. We can see his outstanding performance in the latest The Last of Us II, along with Laura Bailey.
6. Steve Blum (Mortal Kombat games)
Steve Blum has a distinctive voice, and he has been voice acting for quite some time. He has been performing as a voice actor for several animation series, including Ben 10. Steve also is behind Spike Spiegel from the hit anime Cowboy Bebop (English Dub version). His presence in the gaming world is also very active. We can hear his voice in Mortal Kombat games. He played the role of Sub-Zero. Recently he played the role of Toru Higashi in Judgement and Brimstone in Valorant.
7. Rami Malek (Until Dawn)
Rami Malek’s appearance in the best horror game of 2015 is another excellent example of characters resembling their voice actors. He played a crucial role in Until Dawn. Despite being a famous face, his character was not a bit distracting. He brought life to the character, making it an unforgettable appearance. His character inspired players to submerge in the horrors of Until Dawn fully.
Instead of going for a toned-down approach, Malek delivered a ferocious performance with his character. His expression and voice showed us a psychotic breakdown that would be impossible for others. If you haven’t played Until Dawn, then you must.
8. Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
You might have heard Ashly Burch’s voice if you have played Horizon Zero Dawn. She voiced Aloy in the game. She is a well-experienced video game voice actress. Moreover, Ashly can tell a story with her beautiful voice. It would not be easy to sit through the entire time with the clunky dialogues of Aloy without Ashly. We expect her to voice a character in the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West. You can also hear her voice in The Outer Worlds, Fortnite, and Life is Strange.
9. Erica Lindbeck (Final Fantasy VII)
Erica Lindbeck became a professional video game voice actor in early 2015 with her works in JPRGs. After that, she performed in Insomniac’s Spider-Man as Black Cat/Felicia Hardy and Persona 5 as Futaba Sakura. In the Final Fantasy VII remake, her recent work played everyone’s favorite character, Jessie Rasberry.
10. Kit Harington (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare)
Call of Duty is one of the most popular game franchises of all time, and it featured some of the star actors in the game. It has become a tradition to include a star in every installment of COD. One of them is Kit Harington. Harrington voiced an intimidating and ruthless soldier in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. His presence in the game made it much more impactful. Players enjoyed the style of his movement and expression a lot. You cannot find a fault in the Game of Thrones actor, Kit Harington.
11. Kristen Bell (Assassins Creed II)
Kristen Bell’s character in the ‘Assassins Creed’ has an uncanny resemblance to her. She is one of the best female video game voice actors. She voiced the character of Lucy Stillman. Though Lucy doesn’t have a significant role, it has a crucial impact on the game. In Assassins Creed II, Kristen Bell’s character helps Desmond break out of the Abstergo facility and take him to a safe place.
The character of Lucy Stillman has a resemblance to Kristen Bell, and fans can easily recognize her. Her voice completes the overall gameplay in a perfect conclusion.
12. Josh Duhamel (Call Of Duty: World War II)
Call of Duty games has never disappointed war game fans. In Call of Duty: World War II, the game takes us to the root and lets us experience the chaos and intensity of WWII. The game had even more impact on the minds of Josh Duhamel’s intense and no-nonsense attitude as one of the lead characters in the game. Duhamel’s voice perfectly fits the character of Sgt. William Pierson and brought him to life.
13. Nolan North (Assassin’s Creed)
I am pretty sure everyone knows about Nolan North. He deserves a place on every best voice actor list. He has graced us with his versatile role in many video games and animation shows. Moreover, his memorable roles are Desmond Miles from Assassin’s Creed, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted, and Saints Row IV.
14. Jeff Goldblum (Call of Duty: Black Ops III)
As I mentioned before, the Call of Duty franchise has always cast celebrity video game voice actors. And one of the best voice actors is Jeff Goldblum. We all know him for his outstanding performance in the first Jurassic World movie. He voiced the character of Nero Blackstone in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Goldblum is an outstanding actor, and his voice fits perfectly in-game.
15. Vin Diesel (Wheelman)
We all know Vin Diesel for his fantastic performance in the Fast and Furious film series. But did you know he has his own car racing video game titled Wheelman? They released the game in 2009, and Vin Diesel voiced the playable character. Vin Diesel is one of the best video game voice actors. However, the game didn’t become very popular for its quality and mechanism. However, it has a unique charm to it. Vin Diesel had put in so much work voicing the role. Especially in the chase sequence, we get to enjoy the actor’s incredibly masculine voice.
16. Kiefer Sutherland (Metal Gear Solid V)
Metal Gear Solid is one of the most popular third-person shooting game series. Actor Kiefer Sutherland voices the role of Solid Snake. Besides that, intense action and biting of snakeheads, the lead character makes Metal Gear Solid V a great hit.
Kiefer Sutherland played Jack Bauer in the 24 TV series. He also voiced the character in 24: The Game. but his performance as Snake Head is the most outstanding.
17. Ray Liotta (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
Gangster movies always inspire GTA games, and it is not a wonder that we will find a recognizable voice in the game. Ray Liotta plays the role of Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. You can hear the voice of Henry from Goodfellas. There might be others who could play the role, but none could beat Ray’s Italian-American accent. He made the voice of the lead player one of the most memorable one.
18. Terry Crews (Crackdown 3)
The Crackdown game series is like GTA in terms of the heist, car chasing, and indiscriminate violence. Crackdown 3 is the third game of the series that came out in 2013. It is an incredible open-world game where you can roam around freely. The game features a unique art direction, giving players immense authority in the game.
Crackdown 3 became more fun and unique when Terry Crews voiced the playable role. This outstanding video game voice actor is well known for his muscular body and playing the role of lieutenant in the Brooklyn 99 TV series.
19. Elijah Wood (Legend of Spyro)
We all know Elijah Wood for his outstanding performance as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film series. If you haven’t played Legend of Spyro, you might not know that Elijah Wood voiced a dragon in that game. Other stars like David Spade, Christina Ricci, and Gary Oldman accompanied Elijah Wood. But Elijah’s performance as a video game voice actor outshined them all. He was successful in making the protagonist much more likable with his innocent voice.
20. Elliot Page (Beyond: Two Souls)
Beyond: Two Souls is a game where your choices matter the most. It is one of the best action-packed games that feature lots of plot twists and suspense. It is popular among fans for its decision-making aspect.
Beyond: Two Souls becomes more enjoyable because some amazing voice actors put their effort behind the scenes. Among them, Elliot Page is the most recognizable voice actor. This transgender Hollywood actor brought the best to Jodie Holmes (the character he played). The dialogues were very much touchy and fitted the plot perfectly for Page’s fantastic delivery.
Voice actors play an essential role in video games. In the past few years, computer gaming has grown a lot, and they are featuring more and more celebrities as voice actors. It also feels fantastic when you hear a recognizable voice. We have made this list with the top 20 most recognizable PC gaming voice actors. If you haven’t played these games, then you should try them out.