Gaming’s Greatest… birds

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best video game birds untitled goose game

It’s not often that birds get the starring role in video games. It’s easy to think of fabulous video game horses and dogs, but with the exception of one famous goose, video game birds generally don’t get the recognition they deserve.

So today it’s time for our feathered friends to step into the limelight. Here’s a flock of seven eggcellent video game birds for you to take a gander at.

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It’s not often that birds get the starring role in video games. It’s easy to think of fabulous video game horses and dogs, but with the exception of one famous goose, video game birds generally don’t get the recognition they deserve.

So today it’s time for our feathered friends to step into the limelight. Here’s a flock of seven eggcellent video game birds for you to take a gander at.

1. Chocobo

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Let’s start with a classic. Fluffy, yellow, iconic – smells like Chocobo. Finest mode of transport ever invented.

Shop Final Fantasy here

2. Psyduck

Canonically, if Psyduck uses its mysterious powers, it won’t remember a thing about it afterwards. That means it can do whatever it wants. Fear Psyduck’s staring eyes.

Shop Pokémon here

3. The goose

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You know exactly which goose we mean. Is it evil, or simply mischievous? We can’t say for sure, but we’re secretly rooting for it to make an appearance in every video game made from now on.

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4. Ganymede

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Bastion very nearly blasted Ganymede into smithereens when first they met, but this cute little bird was big-hearted enough to forgive him. That’s a good friend right there.

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5. Kazooie

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How many birds do you know that are happy to be carried around in a backpack all day? We get that Banjo and Kazooie are inseparable, but Kazooie puts up with a lot. Check out their most recent appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and you’ll see just how handy Kazooie is.

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6. Senu

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We’re still not quite sure how Senu communicates the locations of nearby enemies to Bayek, but we appreciate it anyway. If birds were given medals for being helpful, Senu would be at the top of the awards list.

Shop Assassin’s Creed: Origins here

7. Trico

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Feathers, check. Wings, check. According to our highly scientific analysis, that means Trico’s a bird and deserves a spot on this list. Next time you see Trico, be sure to dish out a nose stroke from us.

Shop The Last Guardian here

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