Find Out Who’s on the Ultimate Video Game Co-Op Squad [UPDATED]

Kim Deuel
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Gears of War 4, the latest in Microsoft’s third-person action shooter franchise, launched on October 11. The Gears series has always focused on teamwork and co-op play, from squad-based campaigns to its genre-defining Horde mode, and so to celebrate its return, we asked you to pick your ultimate video game co-op squad.

Gears of War 4 protagonist JD Fenix is leading the team, but the other two members were decided by your vote. The competitors came from some of the biggest and most memorable titles in video game history.

And the winners are:

Master Chief (Halo) – 16% of total votes


It’s not surprising you voted Master Chief to the squad. Halo and Gears of War are the twin tentpoles of the Xbox brand, so seeing the Fenix family mix it up with the Xbox’s “chief” mascot doesn’t feel outside the realm of possibility. Plus Master Chief is a bonafide super soldier that anyone would want covering their six.

Ezio (Assassin’s Creed) – 9% of total votes


This choice is a little surprising, since Ezio is a relatively young face compared to some of the other characters in contention, but he actually complements JD Fenix and Master Chief nicely. While those two are blasting away at the enemy with their formidable firepower, Ezio can sneak in the shadows and drop from above for some quick hidden-blade assassinations.


Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) – 7% of total votes
Geralt (The Witcher) – 6% of total votes
Kratos (God of War) – 6% of total votes
Mercy (Overwatch) – 4% of total votes
Samus Aran (Metroid) – 4% of total votes
Nathan Drake (Uncharted) – 4% of total votes
Agent 47 (Hitman) – 4% of total votes
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) – 4% of total votes
Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil) – 4% of total votes
Cloud (Final Fantasy) – 4% of total votes
Dante (Devil May Cry) – 3% of total votes
Link (The Legend of Zelda) – 3% of total votes
Pikachu (Pokémon) – 3% of total votes
Thrall (World of Warcraft) – 3% of total votes
Tommy Vercetti (Grand Theft Auto) – 3% of total votes
Duke Nukem – 3% of total votes
Mega Man – 2% of total votes
Mario – 2% of total votes
Sonic – 2% of total votes
Pac-Man – 2% of total votes
Steve (Minecraft) – 2% of total votes
Ryu (Street Fighter) – 2% of total votes
Donkey Kong – 1% of total votes

Kim Deuel
Gamer since the 80's. MMO's preferred. Faves are Fantasy & Sci-Fi games. My best friend is a Chua and my husband is a Sith.
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