10 Incredible Video Game Characters Who Only Appeared In ONE Game

10. Martin Walker - Spec Ops: The Line


Spec Ops: The Line was a game we clearly weren’t ready for in 2012, and we still might not be ready for it if it released today. A scathing commentary on the entertainment inspired by war, the game initially offers up Martin Walker as your typical big, brash and bold war hero.

As the story goes on though, Walker begins to crumble, and so grows into a much more effective character.

He's somewhat unique for a major game, in that he's both hero and villain. Not a broody, does-whatever-it-takes dark antihero, but a genuine villain.

Walker and his squad are in Dubai, charged with searching for survivors in the warzone. However, over the course of the game, Walker (and by extension, you) must commit several atrocities, the most harrowing being dropping white phosphorus on a civilian population.

There is no evil Russian, Arab terrorist or dastardly mastermind for Walker to overcome. Spec Ops: The Line instead presents war in the most stark of terms, and war is hell.

Seeing Walker go through all that, seeing him suffer psychologically and struggle to come to terms with his decision makes him a hugely complex character, and one who left a big impression on players.

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