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

Wheatley (Portal 2, 2011)

Wheatley (Portal 2, 2011)

Voiced by, and with a personality very much reminiscent of, Stephen Merchant, Wheatley is another AI. He wakes the player from stasis so that both can escape the destabilising remains of Aperture Science, frequently helping out with the game’s puzzles until… well, until a certain point is reached, and it would be remiss of us to spoil that for anyone yet to experience Portal 2’s greatness.