Because you like Max Payne in Max Payne
Gruff and efficient, Sam Fisher protects a nation that can never admit he exists. See them in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
M. Bison is a diabolical megalomaniac hell-bent on dominating the world. See them in Street Fighter.
They say they saved Adam Jensen by turning him into a cyborg, but he's not sure saved is the right word. See them in Deus Ex Series.
A hardboiled 1940s detective, Cole Phelps is haunted by his past in World War II. See them in L.A. Noire.
Once a loving family man, James Heller is now dark, damaged, and hell-bent on getting revenge. See them in Prototype Series.
Wei Shen is an undercover cop on a mission for justice (or at least vengeance). See them in Sleeping Dogs.
A gruff and hardened professional, Marcus Fenix keeps his emotions buried deep. See them in Gears of War.
After being resurrected and discovering his new morphing abilities, Alex Mercer uses them to combat the virus now ravaging New York. See them in Prototype Series.
Frank West enjoys the adventure that comes from his work. But a zombie outbreak might be a little too much even for him. See them in Dead Rising.
Liu Kang spends his days training his body and spirit, seeking to become the ultimate warrior. See them in Mortal Kombat.
Those who stand against this singular super ninja are doomed to fail. See them in Ninja Gaiden.
A bureaucrat in the Land of the Dead, Manuel Calavera is a jaded, sarcastic loner who just might have a hidden heroic side. See them in Grim Fandango.