25 best video game sidekicks ever

Who can you rely on to have your back in some of history's most famous games? These guys and gals, that's who

Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect, 2007)

Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect, 2007)

In a trilogy where you have no shortage of companions, Garrus stands out as Shepard’s best bro – or in the case of female Shepards, possibly something more romantic. The cynical, hard-nosed turian sticks by your side through almost the entire series, gaining some nasty scars and an obsession with calibrating weaponry along the way – and Mass Effect 3’s scene in which Shepard and Garrus engage in a friendly contest before heading off to almost certain doom is one of the game’s most enjoyable moments.