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13 Father’s Day Cards For Your Favorite Video Game Dads

Or least-favorite, depending on your threshold for bad parenting.


I got the gaming bug from my dad, who used to sit three-year-old me on his lap while he played Myst and Doom – which, in hindsight, may not have been the best plan, but hey. So what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a collection of cards (lovingly made by myself and my fellow former Weekend Editor, Becky Chambers) dedicated to our fave, most-devoted in-game dads?

If we missed the game dad of your choice, let us know in the comments – or make your own super-high-quality cards to rival ours!


A squid?????? From Splatoon


Ellen Ripley, from Alien: Isolation


Halward, from Dragon Age: Inquisition


Atrus, from Myst


Corvo, from Dishonored


Matriarch Aethyta, from Mass Effect


Booker, from Bioshock: Infinite


Bowser, from like, every Nintendo game ever.


Octodad, from Octodad and Octodad: Dadliest Catch


Cranky Kong, from the Donkey Kong universe


Michael, from Grand Theft Auto V


Lee, from Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead


Joel, from The Last of Us

This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated.

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.