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    Question List of Games with Protagonists Aged 30+ Years Old

    So outside of characters which are immortals, robots, supernatural creatures, or demons which look like teenagers... what are some games where the protagonist is actually 30-years-old or older and looks like it? I know that in our contemporary times most heroes of stories tend to be teens or younger, but there must be a sizable minority of games starring those who are over their school years.

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    I doubt Mario is in his 20s but that's never covered. Snake from MGS isn't a kid either, nor is Drake from Uncharted or Kratos from God of War. Indiana Jones is 35+ in the movies and games. Haggar from final fight is in his 40s even.

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    47 from Hitman

    Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite?

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    NIER

    from the game with the same name.

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    Tommy Vercetti was 35 in GTA Vice City.

    For a game hero, that's ancient.

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    Earnest Evans on the Genesis

    Any of the Indiana Jones games from the 16-bit era

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    Kokichi and Torasu from Shining Force!

    And Sir Astral from Shining Force II. (Although he is an NPC - albeit an important one.)

    Some of the dwarfs from the SF games are obviously old - don't know if they count since they likely are longer lived than humans).

    In the advance wars games we have:

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    Olaf
    Kanbei (probably since Sonja is a young adult)
    Sensei

    Huxley Hobbes and Baron Prateau from the Vandal Hearts series
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    Boogerman
    Mario
    Silent Hill
    Resident Evil
    Light Crusader
    Dragons Lair
    Jurassic Park
    Lost Vikings
    Heimdall
    007
    Cadash
    Dnd order of the Griffon
    Tenchu
    Diablo
    Doom
    Wolfenstien
    Adventure Island
    Prince of Persia
    Gauntlet
    Blackthorne
    Out of thisworld
    Wing commandet
    Shockwave
    Syndicate
    Solstice
    Bayou Billy
    Castlevania
    Landstalker
    Cutthroat Island
    Pirates Gold
    Space Harrier
    Alone in the Dark

    Thats all I can think of right now. All these in my perception have 30+ year olds as the hero/killer of badies. In retro games that is.

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    Ducktales on NES should fit the profile
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    Duke Nukem
    Snatcher
    Policenauts
    Toonstruck
    Leisure Suit Larry
    Wolfenstein 3D
    Super 3D Noah's Ark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunstar Hero View Post
    Ducktales on NES should fit the profile
    The life expectancy of a duck is only about 20 years, so I'd imagine Scrooge McDuck is probably 18 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jehusephat View Post
    The life expectancy of a duck is only about 20 years, so I'd imagine Scrooge McDuck is probably 18 or so.
    Haven't you read any of the comics or watched DuckTales? He's over 100 at this point. He drank water from a Fountain of Youth at some point which kept him in good physical and mental health, that's the cannon explanation anyway. His exact age isn't mentioned but specific years concerning his birthdate and adventures have been published, there's already an established timeline.

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    It may not fall into "classic" gaming, but immediately Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell came to mind. He is one of my favorite "new" characters in gaming. Too bad they replaced Michael Ironside as the voice actor in the latest Splinter Cell, it really killed my interest in the game.
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    Torneko looks to be an older guy. Not so usual for turn based RPGs as most of those are about young men and teens. Geddoe of Suikoden III is also quite old, and I believe looks beyond 30 even before he acquired his rune that gives him immortality.
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    53 Stations of the Tokaido's fireworks master (Jaleco, Famicom).
    Probably the protagonists of The Getaway (PS2) as well.

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    I don't know guys, how old do you think Batman is?
    I mean, he can't be that young if he's a billionaire, can he?

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    Zero in mega man Zero I suppose.

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    Everyone in games are unusually young and super talented. What gives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SparTonberry View Post
    I don't know guys, how old do you think Batman is?
    I mean, he can't be that young if he's a billionaire, can he?
    He inherited the money, and the company that makes it, from his parents. While highly intelligent himself, he let's others run the business.

    His age would depend on Dick's. If Dick is still a child, Bruce would be in his 20's, but if he's old enough to be Nightwing, Bruce would have to be at least in his early 30's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haoie View Post
    Everyone in games are unusually young and super talented. What gives?
    Developers are afraid of their own mortality? I think it may have something to do with the fact that the Japanese usually peer pressure each other out of gaming by the mid 20's-30's(as I've come to understand it, anyway), so the developers appeal to the age range that still plays games.

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