Getting a group of your friends together, ordering some pizza, sipping on some beers, and playing your favorite video games sounds like a the perfect Friday night.
What can make a video game even more superb is when your favorite Hollywood actors lend their voices for various characters in video games. It adds a layer of familiarity to the game, and who doesn't want to hear the sexy, sultry voice of Morgan Freeman blasting through your speakers?
You're only lying if you say you don't. Below is a list of all the actors who have been featured in video games.
1. Mark Hamill in Batman: Arkham Asylum
Sales for this game skyrocketed after Nolan's Dark Knight hit theaters. You might be shocked to know that the Joker's voice is played by none other than Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, in case you needed some clarity.
2. John de Lancie in Assassin's Creed
John de Lancie of Breaking Bad hasn't been too busy in the entertainment world as of late, but he was featured in Assassin's Creed as the character William Miles, the father of Desmund. He is the first character you are guaranteed to run into in the latest game of the franchise.
3. Kiefer Sutherland in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zero
Sutherland voices the character Big Boss in these two video games. He brings a warm humanity to an otherwise malicious villain. Sutherland also voiced the character Solid Snake for the Déjà Vu mission.
4. Peter Dinklage in Destiny
Although he was eventually let go from the franchise, Peter Dinklage lent his voice for the character Ghost in Year One, but will be replaced by Nolan North due to Dinklage's crazy busy schedule in Hollywood.
5. Sam Worthington in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Sam Worthington is not only an incredibly sexy action movie star, he also voices the character Alex Mason, a CIA agent and retired Marine Force Recon Captain, in the first Black Ops game.
Is there anything this man can't do?
6. Susan Sarandon in Dishonored
This video game has an entire cast made of stars, including Carrie Fisher, Lena Headey, Chloe Moretz, and John Slattery. Also included is Susan Sarandon, who plays the character Granny Rags. What an incredibly creepy-looking character.
7. Haley Joel Osment in Kingdom Hearts
Osment provides the voices for two characters on Kingdom Hearts named Sora and Vanitas. He has been voicing these characters since 2002, when the first Kingdom Hearts video game was released.
Sora is the protagonist of the series and carries around a keyblade as a weapon. Vanitas is a masked evil teenager and often fights with Ventus.
8. Patrick Stewart in Castlevania
Beside the X-Men, Star Trek, and The Elder Scrolls video games, Stewart is featured in the Castelvania video game franchise. He portrays the character Zobek, who is a founding member of the Brotherhood of Light and one of the Lords of Shadow.
While he starts off seemingly kind and helpful, he ends up being an antagonist, as well as the third Lord of Shadow and master of the Necromancers, the Dark Lord of the Dead.
I can only imagine how enjoyable it would be to lend your voice to a favorite character in a video game played by many people. It's as if your favorite actor is right at home with you, chatting with you through your TV or computer screen.
[Source: Screen Crush]