The Dorklyst: The 10 Greatest Suits in Videogame History

By Dan Angelucci / July 19, 2011

6. White Tux (Manny Calavera, Grim Fandango)


Manny Calavera's suit doesn't necessarily have any bearing on his abilities in Grim Fandango, but since the game is so story based, every little touch helps build the experience. And Manny's habit of being so well-dressed lets us know quite a bit about his character. Like, for example, that he knows what size suit fits someone with no muscles or skin. Who knew a skeleton could throw on a classy white tux and become such a dead ringer for Humphrey Bogart?


5. Big Daddy Suit (Big Daddy, BioShock)


This was an easy choice for this list, simply because these guys have some of the most threatening-looking outfits in any game. The Big Daddies (who have intimidating names as well) are humans who have been genetically engineered and bonded to large, clanky diving suits. No big, right? Well, they also have drills for hands. Yeah. Would you even know how to stop someone with drills on their hands? I didn't think so.

Despite their menacing look, the Big Daddies are the only video game characters who use their powers to defend little girls, which, come to think of it, makes them even creepier.


4. Hazard Suit (Gordon Freeman, Half-Life)


Compared to many of the super-suits on this list, the Hazard Suit, provided to Gordon Freeman courtesy of Black Mesa, can seem a little puny. It really doesn't do much for making Freeman look any more intimidating, that's for sure. But the Hazard Suit is like the Orange Box of suits—packed with tons of useful features for a low, low price.

The suit has all sorts of gadgets and devices, defending Freeman from damage, giving him super jumping abilities, and showing Freeman his vital signs. The only downside to the suit is that it's not a hat, so Valve hasn't figured out how to make money off of it yet.

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