7 Games That Replaced Their Protagonists Halfway Through


The makers of these games changed the protagonists in the middle of the story.

Most video games contain a singular protagonist who you control throughout the entire adventure. Still, some developers change things up by giving you more than one character to switch between as the story goes on. Neither of these two things should come as a surprise.

What does come as a surprise, though, is when you are playing as one character and they are suddenly replaced as the main protagonists. They could die or just go back to being less important. The most important thing is that a new hero has taken their place. Most of the time, developers do this because they want you to see a different side of the story or because they think the original protagonists needs to die. No matter what the reason is, it happens in the games below.

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire

In most of L.A. Noire, you play as Cole Phelps and see how he rises through the ranks of the LAPD in 1947. That is, until he cheats on his wife. When people find out, he is moved to the arson desk. While looking into house fire arson cases, he finds out about a big plot.

But he can’t do anything about it because the police are part of the conspiracy. So, he has Jack Kelso, an old friend who works as a claims investigator now, look into it instead. So, for the rest of the game, you play as Kelso.

Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3

In Assassin’s Creed 3, you play as Haytham Kenway for the first few hours. People think that he is an Assassin because he sneaks around with a hidden blade and kills people.

Yet, to everyone’s shock, he actually turns out to be a Templar. If you don’t know the story, Templars are the Assassins’ worst enemies and are usually bad. After you find out that, you switch to Connor, Haytham’s son, who is the real protagonists. And for the rest of the story, you play as one of the strongest Assassins in the series.

Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea

Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea

In Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, the two protagonists, Booker and Elizabeth, go to Rapture, an underwater city that is a big city. There are two parts to their story. In the first, you are in charge of Booker. At the end of the episode, though, he starts to remember who he used to be.

He turned out to be a bad person. He was more specifically the bad guy Zachary Comstock, who you may know from the base game, though this is a different version of the character. Soon after he found out about his past mistakes, he died, and Elizabeth became the main character of episode two.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

During the campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which came out in 2009, you play as a few different people. You can switch between Joseph Allen, James Ramirez, and Roach for most of the game.

Roach is the most important of the three until the third act, when he is betrayed and killed. If this happens, Soap MacTavish, the main character from Call of Duty 4, will become the new playable character. For the rest of the game, you control him as he tries to get revenge for his friend.

WWE ’12

WWE '12

Most WWE games have some kind of story mode, and over the years, they have had some strange plots. The story in WWE ’12 isn’t too strange, but it is different. In this game, you don’t choose a wrestler and play through a story like you do in most of the other games in the series. Instead, there is one long story with three parts.

Each arc has a different main character. Sheamus is the star of the villain arc, Triple H is the star of the outsider arc, and a made-up wrestler named Jacob Cass is the star of the hero arc.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

One of the most well-known is that in Metal Gear Solid 2, the main character changes. In the first part of Tanker, you play as Solid Snake, the main character of most Metal Gear games. The game then jumps ahead two years when the big military tanker sinks with Snake still inside. This is the beginning of the Plant chapter, which is led by the new character Raiden.

Snake is still a secondary character during the Plant chapter, but that didn’t stop 8 Ball Pool fans from being upset by the sudden change. Even so, MGS2 Raiden isn’t even close to being as interesting as Snake.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place before the first game. In it, you play as Arthur Morgan, a likeable outlaw who is on the run with the Van Der Linde gang. Still, things go wrong for almost every member at some point. A few of them die, and the rest mostly fall out.

Arthur gets tuberculosis before everything goes wrong. And since this is the Wild West, there is no way to fix it. So, in the end, he gives up and dies from his illness. But that’s not really the end, because there’s a very long, two-part epilogue that comes after his death. In these chapters, you play as Arthur’s friend John Marston, who was the main character in the first game.

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