In this generation, if you don't have the right talent for a blockbuster game, the experience suffers. We often say that sound is an increasingly important factor in video games, which is why major titles typically include fantastic voice acting from top-shelf talent.

Take God of War III , for instance. As the main character, tortured by just about everything in life (including himself), Kratos must have a highly distinguishable and even singular voice. SCEA really needed someone to bring that character to life, but although we've heard him before, do you know who it is? It's actor TC Carson; you may know him from his TV series, "Living Single." Check out a video of his voiceover work for Kratos over at Perez Start , and you'll see how well-suited he is to this role. Can you imagine Kratos with a different voice? We sure can't. These days, Hollywood and TV cross paths with the game industry on a consistent basis, and we're always interested to see who sits behind the scenes and helps turn virtual characters into beings that appear to be living, breathing, flesh-and-blood humans. As far as we're concerned, the only other option was to have Kratos be entirely silent, which would've given the game an artistic flair of sorts, but doesn't convey much in the way of impact.

Carson's voice, on the other hand, has a lot of impact. It's too bad that GoWIII is the final act of this tragic play, but you know…we kinda get the feeling that Kratos will be back, somehow.

Related Game(s): God of War III

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Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

WOW I knew I had heard that voice before but never guessed it was TC Carson. very cool.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

nice!

I wonder though who did Icarus's voice in GoW II cause the scene where Kratos obtains the wings is really funny. Especially the way Icarus begs to barter ūüėõ

p.s. I hope GoW III brings back the sailor character that's been in the first 2 games as more or less comic relief. lol

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

you again!?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

no offence, but why would anyone want to go out of there way to meet a voice actor…

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

because he is an accomplished actor, not just a voice actor, the guy is pretty damn talented

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

becuz it's an extremely important part, to all games. otherwise you'd listen to the sound of text scrolling ūüėČ

DKBaNaaH
DKBaNaaH
11 years ago

can you imagine him as your parent shouting down at you if you did something wrong lool. not a position i'd like to be in i'll tell you that. man wouldn't it be cool to have a voice like that…..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Clean your room or there will…be…chaos.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/5/2009 3:15:07 PM

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

THERE WILL BE ONLY CHAOS

Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

The guy is a great voice for the Gow series! Another great actor and voice in gaming is Kiefer Sutherland, Intense actor and voice!

Gow49ers

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

They should get a character called Maxine in the next GOW just for the hell of it.

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

U know what this series needs? A Kratos talking action figure. U pull a string and it just starts screaming at you. Make it happen, Sony.

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
11 years ago

you can see him and some other voice actors in the GOWII bonus disk

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I would've never guessed.The dude's a great actor…never knew he had such a voice, he always plays calm, collected roles.

He was also in final destination 2…i think

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Thought he was a great addition to The Matrix world.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/5/2009 3:18:20 PM

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

The matrix?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yeah he did a voice in The Animatrix

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Kratos looks like goldberg in the picture on the link xD

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

WoW! I guess African American comedians have more range in their voice acting!

My favorite voices in video games is Kratos and Vamp (Phil LaMarr-Madtv)!


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 6/5/2009 9:48:35 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Phil LaMarr does stuff on Family Guy too.

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

In onimusha 3.

the voiceover for russian guy you play as during the game, is a hollywood actor, they even made the ingame character in his likeness.

the 'french secret service' guy from the last godzilla.

King James
King James
11 years ago

TC Carson is a very talented actor. I didn't know he did Kratos till GoW2. But the great thing about him is that he really dedicated himself to Kratos, like all the other roles he took on.

Sol
Sol
10 years ago

Who'd have thought it? Interesting…