With how-old.net taking the internet by storm, we realized that we could use it to answer one of gaming’s age-old questions: How old are certain video game characters? Does Nathan Drake actually get older or is he some kind of freak? What about Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Geralt? We’ve collected the data to give you the totally accurate answers to these, and more. Check it out!
Drake Through The Ages
Hey, awesome! No ridiculous kind of aging. Although, you would think Drake was more in his late 20’s in Uncharted.
But How-Old — how does that even work?!
Hey Uncharted fans! Looks like the series’ chronology is a little out of whack. It actually goes 2 then 3 then 1. Well, we may as well find out where Uncharted 4 is gonna place in the timeline, right?
As it turns out, way after. Okay.
How-Old’s Results Get Better
Not bad How-Old, not bad.
Looks like The Last of Us and its character faces fit How-Old quite well.
Seems to have got Solid Snake right too.
Lara Croft in 2013’s Tomb Raider was supposed to be 21, so this isn’t totally far off. Just a tiny bit insulting.
12 years out from the age of real life Kevin Spacey. Not bad when you take into account that the polygons take off about 10 years.
Would have been nice if How-Old picked up on Goron, Zora, or Deku Links. How rude.
Huh, didn’t have Link down for nearing 50!
Does turning to your right take off 4 years?
72 and still a right Casanova! Go Geralt.
Maybe all that strange blue energy acts as some sort of anti-aging serum?
The Monado does not add over a decade, surely.
Not bad for the somewhat unhinged member of the GTA V trio.
Beloved Characters Don’t Have Faces It Seems
The thought of a faceless Sonic is more than a little creepy.
No face for you, cute Pikachu.
Even gaming’s biggest icon doesn’t have a face anymore. Sorry guys.
What did you think of the entirely accurate readings that How-Old gave? Have you got some crazy results? Share them with us in the comments below.
A UK History graduate, Chris is a firm believer that Bioshock is the pinnacle of video game storytelling. He spends his days playing games, watching TV, or desperately attempting to improve his movie knowledge. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisJecks, or email him at [email protected]