Game: Final Fantasy VII (1997)

If Cloud was just a phony emulating Zack, imagine what the real deal is capable of? Unlike Cloud, Zack actually is a member of the elite fighting force SOLDIER. And like many soldiers, he dies too young. That's when Cloud takes up his mantle (and identity), but thanks to FF7 spin-offs like Crisis Core we've seen the whole story from Zack's perspective too.