Today is unofficial voice-acting day here at Kotaku. We've considered how important voice actors are to video games. We'll be listening to how their work would have impacted the classics.


But right now: here's a quick look and listen at some of the faces behind some of the biggest games of the current era. So, that's what the guy who plays Marcus Fenix looks like. And that's how the God of War III crew put their scenes together.


This video was edited by ace Kotaku intern Joshua Rivera using official behind-the-scenes clips from the making of God of War III and Metal Gear Solid 4, along with some footage from G4's Gears of War 2 special. In the first part, Kratos and Athena are played by T. C. Carson and Erin Torpey. Metal Gear's Solid Snake is played by David Hayter. John DiMaggio plays Gears' Marcus Fenix.

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