Gaming’s Greatest Rats

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best video game rats kingdom hearts 3 iii ratatouille remy little chef

Rats get a bad name, and it’s totally undeserved. They’re small, cute, fluffy, capable of all manner of impressive acrobatics, and they actually make really good pets – and when they make it into video games, they tend to get supernatural abilities and stuff too, which is awesome.

So to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rat, let’s take a look at some of our very favourite video game rats.

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Rats get a bad name, and it’s totally undeserved. They’re small, cute, fluffy, capable of all manner of impressive acrobatics, and they actually make really good pets – and when they make it into video games, they tend to get supernatural abilities and stuff too, which is awesome.

So to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rat, let’s take a look at some of our very favourite video game rats.

1. The Little Chef

See him in: Kingdom Hearts III

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Small, cute, friendly, and better at cooking than we can ever hope to be. You might recognise young Remy from Pixar’s Ratatouille, and if you head to Le Grand Bistrot in Twilight Town, you can get some valuable tuition that’ll mean you’re cooking up a storm in no time. When did your cat or dog ever teach you the culinary arts?

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2. The Rats

See them in: Dishonored 2

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If you get hold of the right items, your relationship with Dishonored’s rat population can go one of two ways. Either you can see them as an exceptional resource for restoring MP in a pinch (we’re told that the white ones are especially tasty), or you can consider them your friends and listen in as they talk about their day. In the spirit of the occasion, we’re recommending the latter.

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3. Twitch the Plague Rat

See him in: League of Legends

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If you’re going to befriend one rat on this list, might as well go for the one armed with an endless supply of venom casks, a crossbow, and the ability to camouflage perfectly into the background. Just imagine if you had this guy on your team.

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4. The Plague Rats

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is making up for years of rat-less games by adding in hundreds at once. We’re talking so many rats that they could all hug you at once and every trace of you would disappear from sight. That’s all they want, honest. Now just stand still…

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5. Freya Crescent

See her in: Final Fantasy IX

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First of all, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that fabulous red witchy hat. Add in some superb fighting skills and a barrelful of hope and optimism and you’ve got possibly our very favourite rat on this list.

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