Russia's role in video game plots have been a well that's been flowing for years. From professional wrestlers like Zangief in Street Fighter to action shooters like The Club, we've seen Russian characters represent as both heroes and villains to our Americanized excitement.

In tribute to our excitement over the release of Metro: Last Light—which is set in an apocolyptic Russia—we've decided to take a stroll down video game memory lane and salute he 10 Most Badass Russian Characters In Video Games. Check out the latest Metro: Last Light trailer below to see why we're so amped up.

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