ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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Ken McDonnell

Ahh, NPCs. We know them as the AI companions who can't shoot for shit in Fallout 4; the ambling street walkers we run over in GTA V; or those we shove in a randomly placed basket in [Hitman (2016)](tag:3677378). For years game developers have utilized them in a variety of different ways and it's clear that they're a vital part of video games and gaming culture. They're also hilarious.

So, in celebration of that hilarity, let's take a look at some of the things NPCs get up to in some of our favorite video games.

19 Ways You Can Tell It's An NPC

1. How easily they ignore mass murder...

2. How they simply fail at walk and talks...

3. When you're trying to get that stealth achievement & your companion is all like...

4. They'll ask you shit like...

5. Or they won't shut up!!

6. They'll refuse to stop giving you menial tasks...

7. And they'll leave stuff lying around in the weirdest places...

8. They're really good at their jobs...

9. They're totally fine with you breaking into their home for a chat...

10. They sometimes (not often) save your life...

11. But they keep the weirdest things in their homes...

12. They simply won't be able to aim...

13. They get hella lazy with side quests...

14. They'll be shockingly harsh...

Like...really harsh

15. On occasion they'll stick up for each other... "NOOOOOOOOOO!"

16. And this is how they look when you're not around...

17. They unleash hell on themselves...

18. And forget their ONLY JOB!

OH, COME ON!!!!

19. And, sometimes, they'll actually make you care

What do you make of NPCs?