5 of BIOWARE’s Most Memorable Companions


HK-47 IS A Hunter-Killer assassin droid made by the Dark Sith Lord, Darth Revan in KOTOR. His memory wiped, he’s a nomadic sociopath – a misanthropic machine motivated by a desire for chaos, and an irrational hatred of organic life. His idea of love, for example, is “making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometres away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope.”

GARRUS HAS THE outward appearance of a cold, hard killer. Like most Turians, he was trained in all aspects of military combat by the age of 15. But a love for the order of things lead him to the police force, where he meets your character in the first Mass Effect. Here, you slowly unravel the enigma that is Garrus – the confident, loyal and mostly untainted good force in the Mass Effect galaxy.

THE STREET URCHIN turned Ebon Hawk crew mate, Mission was a uniquely damaged Twi’lek in KOTOR – she’s got a sunny disposition despite a history of abandonment. Her relationship with Wookie Zaalbar, is reminiscent of Han’s relationship with Chewbacca – and that’s sure of getting into our hearts.

BIOWARE ONCE AGAIN shows its ability to infuse characters with unique personalities with Liara – it would’ve been so easy to reduce her to being Mass Effect’s science-toting hippy pacifist, but that’s just boring. Rather, Liara has serious mummy issues, with a wistful naivety and confused feelings towards humanity. She made you want to be a better Spectre in the game, and a better human.


IN A WORLD as brutal as Dragon Ages, it’s important to have someone to provide a little comic relief. Luckily, Alistair has this incredible gift for relieving the tension when you most need it. It’s like he can surgically deliver the most reassuring line on a whim, always with a self-aware smile. He’s like Dragon Ages big brother figure; it’s a shame he isn’t quite fit to be ruler of the kingdom, isn’t it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *