The visual quality of 3D games has come a long way over the last 15 years, and with it the quality and relatability of the characters in those games. From the sprite-based pseudo-3d characters of Wolfenstein to the blurry-brown blobs of Quake to the
soldiers of Crysis, the virtual man has undergone a startling transformation. For this weeks gallery, we picked 33 of our favorite characters from the history of 3D games, and used them to illustrate the spectrum of (virtual) human evolution.
Keep reading for all the screenshots. As a bonus challenge, see if you can name every game without reading the caption below the the picture!
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)