What’s wrong with gaming’s heroes?

While we all look up to some of the heroes which front our favourite games, they’re not perfect.

MyGaming has consulted with medical specialists* regarding which disorders and problems video game protagonists are faced with; and while it’s sad to see, it’s also good to know that nobody has it all.

Nathan Drake

Condition: OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

The good-looking and super-lucky treasure hunter gets the adventurous lifestyle and girls many dream of, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Nathan suffers from severe OCD, as he continually chases mystery and treasure, despite the toll it takes on himself and his loved ones.


Isaac Clarke

Condition: Hallucinations

The world’s unluckiest engineer has had one of the worst cases of hallucinations thrust upon him.

By making contact with a Necromorph Marker, Isaac sees and hears things that aren’t really there, and it doesn’t help that there are some pretty freakish creatures hovering over his shoulder too.

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Mario and Peach

Condition: Gametophobia

It’s hard to decide which one of these two has Gametophobia (the fear of marriage), as they both seem to be the guilty party for not finally sealing the deal.

Whether its Mario avoiding a commitment to Peach because of his other activities, or the royal Peach shying away from marrying a lowly plumber, one thing is for sure – they both have serious commitment issues. It’s been almost 30 years now; c’mon guys!

Mario Peach

This has never, ever, happened.


Condition: NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder)

Everybody loves Sonic – he’s fast, slick and confident, yet his confidence sometimes gets the better of him.

Sonic seems to deal with NPD, and despite his incredible speed, is often his downfall in sticky situations. He backs himself a little too much and always has to get the last word in, which leads to his capture more often than not.


Master Chief

Condition: Scopophobia

Master Chief has his face plastered everywhere, however, he clearly has a case of Scopophobia, which is the fear of showing your face in public.

Chief never removes his helmet, and basically nobody has seen his face since he was a young boy.

What is Chief hiding? A grotesque uni-brow? A missing tooth? Or something more sinister?

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