To celebrate the launch of Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PS Vita, we hail ten of the most heroic characters on PlayStation.
Action man and explorer extraordinaire Nathan Drake has been on some epic adventures in his time. The star of the Uncharted series - exclusive to PlayStation - lives and breathes for life-threatening, pulse-pounding treasure hunts in some of the world's most exotic locations.
Drake embarks on another heroic expedition through undiscovered lands in Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PlayStation Vita - a journey you won't want to miss out on in 2012.
The mighty warrior started out on PlayStation 2 when he arrived in God of War to battle some of the most powerful creatures of ancient Greece, and he's never looked back.
With an impressive list of PlayStation titles under his Spartan belt, Kratos has sought revenge on a whole host of treacherous Greek gods and loves nothing more than battling with three-headed beasts and monstrous sea beasts.
God of War III and the God of War Collection are available on Blu-ray Disc, while the God of War Collection is available to download from PlayStation Store too along with his two outings on PSP - begin your quest for vengeance.
Prepare to saddle up and roam the Wild West as betrayed cowboy John Marston in Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar Games. Handy with a pistol and fuelled by rage, John is ready to hunt down a gang of brutal outlaws hiding throughout the vast terrain with guns, dynamite and his trusty lasso.
Find wanted criminals, earn money and engage in epic gunfights in this enormous kingdom of cowboys on PlayStation 3.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze
This cunning killer made his debut on PlayStation 3 in the second title in the Assassin's Creed series - Assassin's Creed II. Ezio possesses amazing abilities that allow him to flourish within Renaissance Italy - he can scale walls, steal cash from civilians, spot enemies with his Eagle Vision and even recruit his own band of fellow assassins in the series' latest addition, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
Special operations soldier, spy and mercenary commando Solid Snake has spent most of his life in combat as the protagonist of the Metal Gear Solid series. Snake loves the thrill of the fight, and has battled with deadly military threats to keep the world safe before his own time is up.
Solid Snake is a veteran of both the battlefield and PlayStation, and you can head to war with him now on PS3 and PSP in a range of titles.
One of the most famous women in video games, British archaeologist Lara Croft needs little introduction. The globe-trotting star of the Tomb Raider series has launched investigations all over the planet in search of historical artefacts and the truth behind the world's great mysteries.
Tomb Raider titles are available now on Blu-ray Disc and to download from PlayStation Store.
Light or dark? Good or bad? These are the questions that reluctant superhero Cole MacGrath must ask himself as he acquires astonishing powers as the star of inFamous. In Empire City, Cole has the choice to terrify the city's residents or take revenge on criminals to protect innocent civilians.
Soon, Cole will have to start making decisions again when inFamous 2 releases on PlayStation 3 in 2011. How will you use the powers? The choice is yours.
Former military leader Lightning is the main character in the action-packed Final Fantasy XIII on PS3. Armed with her Blazefire Saber and the ability to manipulate gravity, this mysterious woman is dedicated to rescuing her captured sister Serah, and will not rest until she finds her.
Agile but deadly, Lightning is a force to be reckoned with.
A true PlayStation legend, Ratchet has been busting crime throughout the universe with his robotic buddy Clank for some time now in the Ratchet & Clank series. The heroic Lombax will once again be journeying to the depths of outer space in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One in 2011, wielding tons of explosive weapons and keeping the galaxy safe.
Prepare for an intergalactic adventure like never before on PlayStation 3.
The legendary Sackboy is the star of LittleBigPlanet and the inspiration for over four million user-created levels. This little guy has appeared on both PlayStation 3 and PSP, where users can build their own levels, characters and games with amazing tools and endless possibilities.
With three amazing PlayStation titles, a thriving online community and unlimited creative capabilities, Sackboy has had a monumental influence on PlayStation fans worldwide.
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