The best older siblings in the game

There are a bunch of video game stories that revolve around siblings. Indeed, sibling relationships tend to be interesting and complicated. And that’s just in real life – putting them in a virtual world where the possibilities are nearly endless is even more exciting.

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Older siblings tend to be the most interesting because they often dictate the type of bond they have with their younger sibling. Some of them fight side by side with their clan, while others have a more antagonistic relationship. Regardless of how they treat their family members, the following are the biggest older siblings in the game due to their fame or character strength.


8/8 Evie Frye (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate)

Screenshot Assassin's Creed Syndicate outfit Simply Evie

Evie from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate isn’t a much older sibling, as she was born just minutes before her twin brother Jacob. However, his mental age is clearly much higher than that of his twin. This is because she is the more mature and sensitive of the duo, which is evident during their Assassin activities.

Her brother is very impulsive and jumps straight into situations without thinking too much. Evie is more strategic and thinks before going into her business. As a result, she often has to clean up her brother’s mess in AC: Syndicate.

7/8 Hawke (Dragon Age series)

Hawke in Dragon Age 2

In the second Dragon Age game, you play as a customizable hero named Hawke. You can choose their gender and appearance, but you don’t select their family. Therefore, Hawke always starts the game with a younger brother and sister. Since Hawke is the protagonist of the story, they are the star of the clan and the future champion of Kirkwall.

As Dragon Age 2 is a Bioware game, Hawke’s exact personality is heavily based on you. Your actions and dialogue choices impact whether it’s a good Samaritan, a humorous charmer, a ruthless hero, or a combination of all three.

6/8 Lightning (Final Fantasy 13)

The return of Final Fantasy 13 Lightning.  Cutscene with purple lighting.

Not only is Lightning an older brother, but a lot of his story revolves around that. In fact, Lightning’s entire adventure begins in Final Fantasy 13 when she organizes a rescue mission to rescue her younger sister, Serah.

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While the two siblings clearly love each other, they don’t always have the best relationship. This usually stems from Lightning overprotecting Serah. But the hero can’t help it, because she’s a protector who saves many people during the three Final Fantasy 13 games. This despite the fact that he seems very cold and indifferent on the outside.

5/8 Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat series)

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In the original Mortal Kombat game, future Noob Saibot wore Sub-Zero’s mantle. After this death, the role was taken over by his younger brother, Kuai Liang. But it didn’t take long for the guy to be resurrected as Noob Saibot – he also occasionally appears as Elder Sub-Zero.

He isn’t exactly the same as before, as he is now a Wraith. It gives him all sorts of dark, dark powers. Additionally, he usually fights on the side of evil and shares a hostile relationship with his younger brother.

4/8 Sean Diaz (Life is Strange 2)

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Life Is Strange 2 is one of those rare games where the playable character isn’t the special. Instead, the main character’s little brother is the one with magical powers.

That’s not to say the protagonist, Sean, isn’t important. After all, his little brother, Daniel, is just a young child without much control over his special abilities. If left to his own devices, there would likely be many problems. Luckily, Sean tries to keep his brother on the straight and narrow throughout the game. He is only young himself, but he shows great courage to protect his brother throughout their dangerous escapades.

3/8 Amicia De Rune (A Plague Tale Series)

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Prior to the first A Plague Tale game, Amicia De Rune didn’t have much of a relationship with her brother Hugo. However, when the Inquisition attacks their lands and kills their parents, she is forced to be their protector.

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Throughout the rest of the game, she attempts to help her younger brother escape from the soldiers hunting him and the plague rats who are out to kill anyone they can. It’s also not like she has great combat training to fall back on. The teenager is forced to use her brains to outsmart the opposition. The duo’s adventure continues in the sequel, where Amicia must once again help her brother.

2/8 Chris Redfield (Resident Evil series)

Resident Evil Remake Screenshot by Chris Redfield

The Redfields are one of the most iconic families in video gaming. First introduced to the gaming world was Chris in the first Resident Evil. During the title, the elite agent proves he’s well equipped to survive a zombie outbreak. His sister, Claire, then proves the same in the sequel.

Interestingly, although the two characters appear in several entries in the series, they haven’t had much screen time together until now. Still, it’s clear that they care deeply for each other, as they both jump into dangerous situations to find each other and save each other. And despite being the older and more experienced of the pair, Chris is usually the one who needs rescuing.

1/8 Mario (Super Mario Series)

Mario raises his fist on Rainbow Road with Bowser and Princess Peach behind him

Mario is probably the most famous character in video game history. After all, the little Italian plumber is a pop culture icon due to his constant appearances since the 80s. Bowser’s Evil Mushrooms. From time to time he receives help in this endeavor from his younger brother Luigi.

Mario isn’t much older, as they are actually twins, but the red guy was born first. And while Luigi hasn’t fared badly, Mario is definitely the more famous of the two.

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