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10 Best Video Game Merchants, Ranked

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  • Posted on 20th Oct, 2022 20:22 PM

Like Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross, these video game merchants are always closing.

There must be no greater boon to a salesman than video game protagonists. They're guaranteed to have the perfect mixture of disposable income and endless need for resources. Best of all, provided they don't kick the bucket, they're pretty much guaranteed to keep coming back for more.

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A good merchant requires many qualities. Since most of their transactions happen face-to-face, they have to be a people person. They also have to boast the proper wares to help the heroes throughout their journey. Finally, it never hurts to have a bit of charisma to ensure repeat business. Like Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross, these gaming salesmen are always closing.

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Resident Evil 4 was lauded for its groundbreaking over-the-shoulder perspective and transition from shambling corpses to sprinting infected enemies. Another bold deviation from the format was the ability to purchase various weapons from a mysterious and charismatic vendor.

The nature of the Merchant is an absolute mystery. While his eyes suggest he's been infected with some form of the Las Plagas, he seems to have retained his sanity and shows no signs of hostilities towards Leon. Since his debut, the Merchant's became a fan favorite, with players more than happy to oblige his request to "come back anytime."

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