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->''"In true {{Western}} tradition, your level of badassness is dictated by the size of your hat: Ray and Thomas both wear big hats and therefore eat danger and shit bullets, [=Wee-Um=] doesn't get a hat so the best he can hope for is to eat Weetabix and shit healthily."''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee Croshaw]]''', on the protagonists of ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood''.

* VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper wears a beanie.
* ''WarhammerOnline'' has the Knights of the Blazing Sun, an elite army of wandering warrior monks who worship Myrmidia, goddess of warfare and civilization. They are commonly seen running around with golden helmets pimped out in gigantic feathers painted any variety of colors, ranging from red, to blue, to gold. Some of them may simply forego the feathers and have a gold statue of a falcon perched on their heads.
* The Three Daedric helmets from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': The Daedric Face of God, Terror and [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/Daedric%20Face%20of%20Inspiration/mcmuffinizor/Daedric%20WIPz/daeFoItextured01.jpg Inspiration]].
* Hat wearers are a bit of rarity in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, but almost all of them have nice hats. Some examples include the Gunner class, [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice}} Salvatore]], and most recently, [[VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten}} Fuka]].
* The ''Franchise/DynastyWarriors'' game series features a number of memorably bizarre hats taken from the Three Kingdoms era of China, most notably the Propeller Hat, which is TruthInTelevision.
** Lu Xun's hat is particularly bizarre, up until the character design changes in the 6th game. Fans have often taken the liberty of making fun of his hat in fanfiction.
** Sun Quan's Propeller Hat looks like a thin piece of cardboard stuck to a sardine tin strapped to his head. Sun Quan wears a particularly ostentatious version due to naming himself the King of Wu.
** Sima Yi's headgear gets crazier with each installment. It's anyone's guess what he hides under the thing.
** Lu Bu, the period's biggest {{badass}}, makes his presence known with a tiny cap sporting two enormous feathers that reach down to his feet. Only a [[RealMenWearPink real man]] could pull that off. In UsefulNotes/PekingOpera, feathers denote a battle role.
** [[PhysicalGod Sun Wukong]] also wears a similar hat to Lu Bu.
* ''VideoGame/KessenII'' also takes place during the Three Kingdoms period and features some [[http://kongming.net/kessen2/portraits/ pretty redonkulous hats]]. Of particular note is Zhang Liao's antler helmet and Sun Quan's eagle hat.
** The original game is in love with this trope, to the point where the rank of any given general can be inferred from the scale and elaborateness of his hat. Some of the most memorable include the enormous clan-crest of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu, the dragon-head helmet of Ukita Hideie, the [[HornyVikings Viking-esque horns]] of the BadassBeard Fukushima Masanori and, of course, Date Masamune's famous crescent-crest. The handful of exceptions become just as memorable by their inversion of this otherwise ubiquitous trope, particularly the Badass Mask-wearing Chosokabe Morichika and [[BadassPreacher Badass Monk]] Ankokuji Ekei. As noted below, this is a pretty popular trope for this period of Japanese history.
* Games set in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai of Japan, such as ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', also feature some pretty spectacular hats. There's UsefulNotes/DateMasamune's crescent helmet, UsefulNotes/HondaTadakatsu's deer antler helmet, and Naoe Kanetsugu's helmet which is engraved with the kanji of "love." UsefulNotes/IshidaMitsunari's ridiculous hat looks like he turned a sheepdog into a hat. UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu's crazy tall hat, provoking UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen to make the remark, "Ieyasu has two things that exceed his own worth, that warrior, Tadakatsu, and that ridiculous hat of his." Also Azai Nagamasa's helmet/hat.
** Mouri Motonari's giant green "okra" hat deserves an honourable mention. His alternate hats are even more impressive, and his "chameleon" hat in the third game blows them all out of the water.
** And the really funny thing is that most of those helmets, such as Masamune's, Tadakatsu's or Kanetsugu's? Were ''real''. Nothing beats Date Shigezane, though, whose helmet was adorned by a bloody huge, golden ''centipede''.
** And the HGame parody SengokuRance continues this proud tradition, and [[LadyOfWar Uesegi Kenshin]] is the owner of a triangular hat that not only looks nice, she uses it ''like a lance point while charging the enemy!''
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], of course, has his iconic red cap with an "[[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS M]]" on it. It spawned out of the difficulty to draw hair on a sprite back in '81, so he was instead given a cap. Similar situations also spawned his equally iconic overalls and his [[BadassMoustache moustache]].
** Luigi has a matching green one. (With an "[[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS L]]", naturally.)
** In ''SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'', each power-up has a unique hat associated with it.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has several nice hats, including the Wing Cap to {{fl|ight}}y, the Vanish Cap that makes Mario invisible and the Metal Cap that makes him become metallic. Also, when an enemy takes off {{Mario}}'s own hat in a desert level, he takes damage from the heat. Noticeably, in any level, being hit by an enemy while hatless will make you take one HitPoint more damage than you would with the hat. Apparently Mario's hat projects its own forcefield.
*** In the remake of this game for the DS, picking up a playable character's hat (Mario, Luigi, or Wario) will turn you into that character. If you started the level as one of these characters and lose your original hat, hitting a Power Flower block will unleash an angry Bob-omb rather than the helpful flower.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', Mario's health slowly drains if an enemy steals his hat. Apparently the stress of losing his hat weakens him, although, given that he's in the tropics, this is kinda understandable. Sunburns hurt!
** Other notable characters in the franchise with Nice Hats include Vivian from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', who has a candy-cane striped witch's hat, and Count Bleck, the BigBad from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' [[spoiler:or so we think]] who has a neat top hat.
*** From ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 8]]'', we have the host Ballyhoo, accompanied by his sentient top hat, Big Top. You'll find that Nintendo ''loves'' having hats.
* Lechku and Nechku in ''{{Okami}}'' pull random objects out of their hats as attacks. Waka also has a pretty bitchin' hat which never comes off [[spoiler: until he thoroughly gets his ass whooped by Yami]]. Orochi has ''eight'' giant, brightly colored [[NiceHat Nice Hats]] that denote the element they rule over.
** Some other characters in Okami also have some wacky headgear. Queen Himiko's hat is ''[[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]'' while her husband, the Emperor, has a Miniature Treasure Boat for an hat. Mr. Flower, a Sei-An Citizen, has a Bonsai Sakura tree which seems to be ''merged'' with his skull. Kushi packed some Rice bales on her head. Madame Fawn, the fortune-teller, has a deer skull with some Ofuda on her head. Mika, a Shinto Priest, has a miniature building on his head. Yatsu, the (deceased) priest of the Gale Shrine, has a Miniature Windmill on his head. Orihime and King Wada [[spoiler: A.K.A. The Water Dragon]] both seem to have containers on their head, and the Dragon Palace guards have underwater flora or coral on their heads. Most if not all the Poncles have some kind of insect in guise of a hat. [[spoiler: Nami]] has a bucket of Sake with an arrow embedded to it and Mushi's Mama has a Water Vase on her head at all times. Whew!
* In ''{{Overlord}}'', the player's impish minions have a fondness for nice hats, and will fashion them out of just about anything if they can't find a real one - gold or iron helmets, hoods, flowers, pumpkins, bits of dead enemies ... you name it, one of them will gleefully stick it on his head. The Overlord himself, of course, never, ever removes his helmet, although the player can upgrade it several times.
** The most extreme example has to be in the sequel where one minion will make a hat out of the top of a Aquila which is golden and almost as tall as he is.
* I-No in ''GuiltyGear'' has a ''living'' hat that looks like [[Literature/HarryPotter the Sorting Hat's]] EvilTwin. Johnny and May naturally have some pretty sweet hats, too, being pirates. Johnny's is an homage to Johnny Cash.
* {{Kirby}} has tons of hats, one for (almost) each of his powers. He should have his own haberdashery. Particular examples include the headdresses he gets for Fire, Ice and Plasma, the jester cap he has for Beam (and the ''shiny'' one for Mirror), [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link's cap]] with a tassel for Sword, and the [[Videogame/EarthBound reversed ball cap]] he has for [[KillerYoyo Yoyo]].
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' includes a new {{whip|ItGood}} power - no points for guessing [[Franchise/IndianaJones the hat that goes with that one]].
** When he absorbs a power in the ''SuperSmashBros'' series, he usually adopts his victim's headgear as well. Mario's cap, Samus's helmet, Sonic's quills, even Snake's headband (and goatee). [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=253 VG Cats' Scott shares his rendition.]] (The top half are real, the rest are [[RuleOfCool just cool]].)
** Daroach of ''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad Squeak Squad]]'' has a very nice top hat to go with his GentlemanThief persona.
* There's also VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'s ''VideoGame/PacMan''-adorned blue cap.
* The classic [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/Red_Mage_V.png Red Mage hat]] from the ''FinalFantasy'' franchise. Widely known as the "Pimp Hat" to players of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''.
** In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Red Mage's hat is a common victim of Black Mage's anger (it's even on his [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/04/20/episode-410-a-friend-in-need/ "death list"]]).
** Despite this, when Red Mage was dead/incapacitated Black Mage started wearing his hat ''on top of his own''. Presumably as a trophy. Of course, Red Mage ([[ManOnFire on fire]]) ''is'' a nice hat...
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' the NPC Maat tests your fighting ability in your job to advance from 70 to 75. Beating Maat in all fifteen of the original and advanced jobs ([=ToA=] and [=WotG=] not included) nets the player a special scene with Maat's story and the reward of his iconic beret. A challenge less than .5% of all 500k+ players have completed.
** All of the caster classes of ''FinalFantasyTactics'' (save the Calculators) have a NiceHat: Black Mages have a RobeAndWizardHat, White Mages are InTheHood, Time Mages have a pointy pope-esque hat, and Summoners have positively [[FreudWasRight Freudian]] headbands; furthermore, the Mediator's hat looks like a pillow, and the Lancers have some pretty sweet helmets evocative of dragon's heads.
** Kain Highwind's dragon helmet in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is goddamn awesome.
** Freya's red hat in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is a mix between the Red Mage pimp hat and the Dragoon helmet. It's so awesome that we never get to know what she looks like under it.
** The [[WhiteMage Devout]] hat in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' adds cat ears to the hood.
** ''FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' uses a "Crown System" for its classes - in layman's terms, your Crown (hat) defines your class.
** In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', Lightning can equip a large amount of nice hats, including ''two'' red mage style ones, which have no purpose other than looking cool.
** FinalFantasyXIV has a similarly majestic hat, originally worn by the boss [[http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/60/93/9e/60939ef24c0178dbe608fbb8a187309d.jpg Amon]] from Crystal Tower, but [[http://img2.finalfantasyxiv.com/accimg/15/f5/15f535648c1a5b2176445052b75feb8fec6279e1.png equipable by bards]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', Ocelot is rather fond of his hat. During his duel with Naked Snake, Snake's allies actually suggest shooting off Ocelot's hat as a tactic.
** Though it does not look very impressive, Naked Snake's MartialArtsHeadband is still an impressive piece of headgear. Shortly after the beginning, on a covert operation within enemy territory, his [[BigBrotherMentor Mother Mentor]], [[BloodBrothers Blood Sister]], and [[PlatonicLifePartners best friend]] Boss betrays Snake and joins the BigBad, who orders her to kill him. After having the crap beaten out of him, she throws him from a bridge into the river below and in a last desperate try to catch himself, his hand only gets a hold on her bandana. He narrowly survives and returns with the mission to stop the Big Bad and kill her, wearing the very same bandana...
** Also, after becoming Big Boss, Naked Snake starts wearing a military beret. It makes him resemble Che Guevara with an eyepatch, which is even pointed out during [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]].
** Solid Snake has a bandana of his very own, and sometimes it gives him infinite ammo.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' gives us an actual hat in the form of Raiden's [[PaperThinDisguise Authentic Civilian Disguise]] which grants him an epic sombrero. It's so awesome that it apparently has its own stealth properties, as it will appear on top of your cardboard box or drum can when hiding under one, [[FailedASpotCheck but the enemy will be none the wiser.]]
* Razputin's aviator cap (and requisite [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]) in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
** D'Artagan, the original protagonist who was replaced with Raz because his hat was too ''awesome'' to render.
* Link's elfy cap in the ''Zelda'' series.
** It's so cool, that it even got a major role in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', where it talked and had magical powers.
** Chancellor Cole from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' wears two green top hats on top of his head, side by side. He has a horn underneath each, explaining how he's able to wear two hats as he does in the first place.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Yeto has one. If you look closely, you'll notice that [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext it's a horse saddle]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf6ujPWeyt0 Even his villains agree.]]
** Midna's section of the Fused Shadow is another one.
* There's not a scene in ''CallOfDuty'' featuring Captain Price without him wearing his swanky red beret. Even in ''CallOfDuty 2'', [[FridgeLogic where he's never in the Paras...]]
** It's a black beret in ''CallOfDuty 2'', which is correct as he's in an Armoured Division.
** His IdenticalGrandson in ''CallOfDuty 4'' has a different (but still pretty nice) boonie hat.
** Sgt. Reznov's red star-adorned ushanka from ''World At War'' is rather nice, too.
** Possibly subverted with Sgt. Roebuck, who is notable for (almost) never wearing a helmet.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is famous for giving many of its characters silly hats. [[ExamplesAreNotRecent As of this writing,]] there are only thirteen characters without a head ornament [[LittleBitBeastly of]] [[NiceHat any]] [[HairDecorations kind]]. Of these, four of them[[note]]Sara, Yumemi, [=YuugenMagan=], and Multi[[/note]] are from the PC-98 era, and are of debatable canonicity (and of that, one[[note]]Multi[[/note]] is a cameo from another series and one[[note]][=YuugenMagan=][[/note]] doesn't have a human form), two[[note]]Rinnosuke and Iwakasa[[/note]] are males from supplementary materials, and of the remaining seven who have appeared in windows-era games, two of them[[note]]Yuuka and Byakuren[[/note]] have had hats in one of their appearances. This leaves only Kaguya, Kogasa, Nue, Parsee, and Raiko as main series characters who have ''never'' worn a hair ornament in any appearance.
** This has led to a recurring joke in the fandom that programmer and designer ZUN is a "hat fetishist."
** In one of his interviews, he is seen wearing what is [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Image:ZUN_thenetstar.jpg clearly]] a NiceHat.
** Even in Touhou, however, where frilly hats are the norm, Eiki Shiki's hat stands out as a particularly nice hat. It's based on the traditional garb of the Great King Enma, seen [[http://www.shinmanga.com/local/cache-vignettes/L317xH360/Enma-9bea0.jpg here]] and [[http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/dictio/data/choukoku/images/enma04_l.jpg here]].
** Suwako's ''eye-hat''. [[MemeticMutation Fandom]] tends to give it a mind of its own, with theories ranging from TheManBehindTheMan to [[PeoplePuppets a parasited body]].
** While VideoGame/{{Touhou}} may be a universe of Nice Hats, Keine Kamishirasawa stands out. She wears what can only be described as a ''miniature pagoda'' on her head, in her human form.
** A minor meme among the fandom: "[[http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/Chris_Lv255/1219194994320_zpsfdb23624.jpg If a Touhou loses her hat, she will certainly die.]]"
** Shinmyoumaru wears a ''ramen bowl'' on her head like a hat, and makes it look cool.
* You can equip hats in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', and you eventually get Minamimoto's cap as an item. It gives you more stat boosts than most good items do in one stat, in ''all three'' stats.
* In ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur IV]]'', Talim gets her own Nice Hat as part of her costume's redesign for the game. The Character Creation and customization modes have a bunch of them, so you can give them to just about anybody.
** She also has one in her third costume in ''Soul Calibur II''
** Cervantes has a neat hat too, a fancy pirate's hat with a long plume.
* The obscure game ''AnimamundiDarkAlchemist'' - the main character has an expy of {{Vampire Hunter D}}'s hat, with his own little flourish. It's still a nice hat.
* Most of the named characters in ''Archaic Sealed Heat'' (and some of the generic units) that don't have amazing hats have [[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]] instead. Some of them have both at once. Now add goggles and eyepatches to the mix, and things just get awesome.
* Maximillian's cap(s) in ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' are probably the only thing that differentiates him from other standard [=RPG=] heroes appearance-wise. And they're neat looking, to say the least.
* Luso in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has a nice pink mushroom-looking cap.
** As do the Moogle Flintlocks, whose design were based on the British royal guards. Several of the Nu Mou classes also sport some nice (and big) hats.
* It's utterly the game mechanic of ''FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight''; players switch jobs by changing their hats.
* Raidou Kuzunoha the 14th in ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' wears a nice black cap as part of his school uniform.
** Made a Nice Hat even moreso because he will wear the cap ''when wearing nothing else'', seriously.
** The sequel suggests there may be good reason for it - one demon negotiation branch suggests he's covering something important up.
* Bishop Sarasai from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series wore a stunning example that was almost bigger than he was. Many tears were shed when he abandoned it for the third installment. In the same game, Yuber wore a rather stylish hat himself. Whether this makes up for the loss of Sasarai's is up for debate.
* A recently-added quest to ''WorldOfWarcraft'' involves meeting up with an old guy with a nice sombrero hat. Turns out that this old man used to be quite the [[RetiredBadass fighter]] back in the day, and many would challenge him to a fight for said hat. Naturally, you can go back in time, find the younger version of the man, and beat him up in order to receive the hat as a reward (as well as another hat in the Heroic version of the dungeon, which summons the ghost of the man's coyote companion whom you killed to beat him). The quest name? [[http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=12513 Nice Hat...]]
** There are also other hats which are worn just for their looks, including a pirate hat (which summons a matching parrot) that is incredibly hard to obtain. Another special case is a quest reward hat that you can reach into for a random beverage.
** High Inquisitor Whitemane's chapeau [[http://shoomlah.deviantart.com/art/lol-guys-new-hat-42237163 is also quite remarkable]].
** When Cataclysm (re)introduced the Gilneans as Victorian-era British, they naturally got top hats (and every worgen gets one as part of the starting quest progression). There is also an even fancier version (the aptly named High Society Top Hat) craftable by tailors.
* [=GMs=] in ''MapleStory'' have a NiceHat as part of their uniform. Said hat also gives them a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman godly stat boost]].
* Dizzy of ''GearsOfWar 2'' has a [[http://i28.tinypic.com/96z2nb.jpg cowboy hat]], which can actually come off in multiplayer. Damn shame.
* ''RagnarokOnline'' has an awesome variety of Nice [[http://rosprites.110mb.com/headgears.html Headgears]], and the players are obsessed with getting the nicer ones. Since they ''are'' the only noticeable change to player sprites, the obsession is pretty much justified.
** Some {{Nice Hat}}s do give Nice Bonuses to some classes.
** The enemy with the most recognizable NiceHat is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Evil Snake Lord's]] scholar hat.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' you can accessorize some of your party members with ''very'' {{Nice Hat}}s, and they even show up in cutscenes.
** [[BadAss Yuri's]] black hat is the nicest because it gives +10 badass to an already badass character.
* In ''VideoGame/FatPrincess'', you pick your character class by putting on the appropriate hat.
* Joshua's hat in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. There is also a ROM hack featuring [[MemeticMolester Gheb]] and it includes Joshua and his hat. The coolness of his hat is taken to such ridiculous extremes that it is treated as a ''living being'' and lord help anyone who [[BerserkButton insults his hat]].
** What, no Ricken from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and his ''massive'' hat?
*** Miriel and Laurent, too. Those are some really ''big'' pointy wizard hats.
*** Let's put it this way. Joshua might have a Nice Hat, but Miriel and Laurent have an [[UpToEleven awesome]] hat.
* Isamu's newsboy-style hat in ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne]]'' practically became its own character in fan art and 4Koma comics. Even his "God" wears the damn hat.
** In Luisfe's LetsPlay of ''Nocturne'', Isamu was [[FanNickname renamed]] "Sidekick [=McHat=]".
* In ''GuildWars'', the ritualist class can get an ''extremely'' nice [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/gw/images/b/b5/Ritualist_fow_front.jpg hat]], though it is one of the most expensive items in the game and to get it you need to enter the BonusLevelOfHell.
* Inverted somewhat in ''VideoGame/MegaMan9'', where you can spend the game's currency for the privilege of playing as Mega Man ''without'' his trademark headgear.
** However, Mega Man takes ''double damage'' when he's not wearing his helmet. Some ''Mega Man'' games have helmets of the character you are using as one up items. In ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'', the game over screen shows your character's helmet on the ground.
** Meanwhile, in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, the hero can always find additional upgrades to his helmet that have extra functionality and generally are part of a collectible series of items to unlock some sort of super awesome secret.
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' instead gives us [[spoiler:the Wily Machine's]] awesome pirate hat.
* The male player character Brendan in ''{{Pokemon}} Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald'' has a hat so nice that it's practically indistinguishable from hair.
** After years of debate, the games' artist [[WordOfGod Ken Sugimori]] finally confirmed via Twitter that it's a knit hat.
** Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Law of Hats: Every possible player character has a hat. Every rival character which may not be a player character lacks a hat. [[FanWank The beta female character in the first generation? No hat, so she was kicked out.]] Among other nice hats are the Youngsters and Rocket Grunts.
*** Wes and Michael, however, are an exception. The closest you'll get are Wes's flash goggles and Michael's Aura Reader.
** Leaf's and Red's Nice Hats are so nice that you'll rarely hear from them without their [[IconicItem originals]].
** Pfft, N from ''Black and White'' scoffs at your law. He and the protagonists have nice ''trucker caps''.
*** Outside of Gen III, Bianca is the only rival who has one.
** According to {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}, the trainer with the dumbest hat in the land is bound to succeed.
** Actually, the only protagonists not wearing any headwear are Kate and Kellyn of ''Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.''
*** That's the reason why only one of them can appear in-game. Having two hatless protagonists would make the game explode. Although, Kate does have earrings.
** ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'', despite being the first in the series to feature customizable protagonists, will not let your character go hat-less, though you do get your modest range of nice hats to choose from.
*** And let's not forget the 'mons with Cool-Hat-Shaped heads. Cubone, Smeargle, Ludicolo, Samurott, Honchkrow, and more recently Chespin, the list goes on and on...
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Pre-war Hat, which is a spiffy fedora. Aside from looking nifty, it gives a bonus to Perception, making you shoot better. The downside is that it's rather fragile, and doesn't give much protection. But it's worth it for a killer hat. There's also the "Shady Hat" which not only increases your Perception, but your Sneaking ability as well.
** ''Fallout 3'' has so many nice hats it's a pity the player is restricted to one at a time. Further examples include Euology Jones' Pimp Hat, a 18th Century style wig, and Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat, which is just made for wearing while mowing down the slavers of Paradise Falls. Or the incredibly rare and hard to find Chinese Commando Hat - wear with a Duster of any kind and you can pretend to be a Soviet conscript!
** The "Chinese Stealth Suit" from the ''Operation: Anchorage'' add-on has a [[GoodBadBugs fun]] but [[GameBreakingBug overpowering]] glitch, where wearing it allows you to wear as many hats as you please. With the right hats, one can almost completely max out on all of the player's stats.
** The Stormchaser hat is particularly awesome. It's a white fedora, complete with goggles, and is worn over a ''hood''. It looks especially awesome when worn with the T-51b Winterized Power Helmet, utilising the above glitch.
** The [[SpoilerWarning Pre-War Bonnet]]
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' also has its share of Nice Hats. First Recon members all have a red beret as a symbol of their {{Badass}}ery (it gives the player a nice boost in crit chance). [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Cass]] wears a nice cowboy hat. [[GeneralFailure General Oliver's]] hat is far more impressive than the man whose head it rests upon, covered in gold stars and a golden NCR sigil.
** Dermot, a former prospector in Westside, wears a spiffy police hat. Since he and his partners are actually slavers of the worst sort and the quest to bring them to justice allows you to kill them yourself, you can thus claim it for yourself as you bring the law.
** The REPCONN testing site has a fully intact space suit with bubble helmet, both of which are surprisingly resilient armor.
** The power armor helmet and the Remnant armor helmet.
** The Legion provides all sorts of nice headhear, from the Vexillarius wolf-head hood (with sunglasses) to the plumed Centurion helmets. As with everything the Centurions wear, it's made from equipment taken off their defeated foes - in this case the headpiece of a ''super-mutant brute''.
** The game even features [[IndianaJones Indy's]] hat as an easter egg.
* Beyond the Grave from ''{{Gungrave}}'' sports a nice purple cowboy hat, complete with a [[CreepyCoolCrosses silver cross on the front]]. In ''Overdose'', when the [[AndYourRewardIsClothes Alternate Character]] option is turned on, Grave wears his costume from the original game, NiceHat and all.
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand 1'' has different types of hats as the power ups, including a hat with horns which increases strength, a dragon hat which breathes fire (even underwater), and a jet cap which is pretty much a head mounted jet pack.
* ''Franchise/DotHack'', both [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games original tetralogy]] and ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU G.U.]]'', has some very nice hats. To name a few, Kite's big red hat with earflaps, Mistral's enormous hat, Elk's more moderate one, Marlo's bitchin' helmet, Endrance's rose-covered one, Sakubo's transforming hat (with one end curving up into a point, the other curving downwards), Atoli and Shino's big poofy hats with tassels, and assorted hats on [=NPCs=]. Yeah. It's a Hat Series.
* ''ShirenTheWanderer'': Shiren's straw flat-topped [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasa_(hat) kasa]] that usually obscures the top half of his face except for a small tear on one side that lets us see his left eye while he's wearing it. Apparently, it is magical enough to allow Shiren to avoid the effects of a [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill kill-everything-in-the-room scroll]] by [[{{Hammerspace}} hiding completely inside it.]]
* ''VideoGame/FatalFury''/''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Terry Bogard is almost always seen wearing an ordinary (but still rather nice) baseball cap. It never leaves his head until a fight ends. In the case of his ''Fatal Fury'' appearance, TheAnimeOfTheGame upgraded his cap to include a ''metal plate'' for no discernible reason at all. Still looks {{Badass}}, though.
* Kung Lao from ''MortalKombat'' is best known for his wide, blade-rimmed hat which he throws as a projectile and utilizes in most of his fatalities, including the classic in MK II where [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe he slices an opponent in half]] ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe vertically]]''.
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9's'' Test Your Luck mode may provide the Headless Kombat mode which has a major effect on Kung Lao. Without a head, he can't wear a hat and becomes unable to use half of his attacks.
** Let's not forget Raiden and his iconic Conical Asian hat.
* Most gun kills in ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose'' cause the victim's hat to hover in the air briefly. Moving in to position your head beneath it at that time gives a 'Hat Catch' bonus plus extra points per kill while wearing it. There's also the 'Sombrero of Death', a Day-of-the-Dead costumed zombie in a sombrero, who packs a grenade launcher to fight for you.
* Caffeine Nicotine out of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2'' wears a nice-sized hat. When armed, he swings it as his weak slash/punch. When unarmed, he just swings it for all side moves. And if he does a dive roll, the hat itself is what's seen as rolling along its brim.
* The Pilot's Helmet in ''RatchetAndClank'' is intended simply as a plot MacGuffin letting you use certain aircraft. It is, however, possible to equip it on dry land. It makes Ratchet stop looking like a weasel and start looking like a hero.
** If you bought ''Quest For Booty'', ''A Crack In Time'' allows you to wear [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a badass pirate tricorn.]]
** If you consider a wig a hat, let's not forget Ratchet's slicked back hair, spiffy Film/JamesBond tux and BluesBrothers shades, [[AndYourRewardIsClothes which you can unlock with a certain amount of skill points.]]
* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' has a lot of nice hats, but the nicest one of them all is arguably the [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Plexiglass_pith_helmet Plexiglass pith helmet]]. As the description states, it is shiny, indestructible, and undeniably badass.
* ''RomancingSaGa: Minstrel Song'' features a ''lot'' of nice hats as part of TheRemake giving the whole cast a makeover. Examples include Aisha's odd hair-wrappish thing (complete with twin braids hanging out the back in a way that leaves you wondering how she arranged it like that in the first place), Sif's HornyVikings-invoking [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset literal skull-cap]], Hawke's puffy {{Pirate}} hat, and Diana's teensy crown that doubles at invoking HairDecorations.
* The male protagonist of ''LegendOfMana'' wears a big red floppy hat that gets complimented (and made fun of) on at least one occasion; for the female one, it's her kickin' rad [[RapunzelHair hair]] [[ImprobableHairstyle pipes]].
* ProfessorLayton ''defines'' this trope with his orange-banded top hat.
** At one point, his hat is (for complicated reasons) causing extremely irritating problems for him and his apprentice Luke. When Luke logically suggests that the Professor take it off for a little while, though, the Professor flat-out refuses, since "a gentleman can never be seen without his hat."
* One of the technological designs in ''ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' is the "Chapeau of Magnetic Inversion", which is a top hat that deflects bullets with SCIENCE!
* In ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'', though it's never addressed in dialogue separate from his overall outfit, Haken seems to be ''very'' fond of his futuristic cowboy hat. Most of his dialogue portraits have him adjusting it to fit his expression in some way, and it even has a [[Franchise/LupinIII Jigen]]-style [[http://img1.livegen.fr/thumb/00/00/06/03/0000060394.jpg notch]] for him to look through for his SuperMovePortraitAttack.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', also known as The Quest For More Hats, or Hat Fortress 2. At the time of their introduction, there was a single hat for each class giving a total of 9 hats. There are now '''well''' over a hundred. Hats are SeriousBusiness in the ''Team Fortress 2'' world and the base broke several times over various updates due to hats. The game is now advertised as "'''The world’s #1 war-themed hat simulator'''"!
** It's gotten to the point where the word "hat" is Valve-developer slang for something the players want. [[IncrediblyLamePun You could almost say they have it as their]] [[PlanetOfHats Hat]].
*** ''Almost?!'' They snuck hats into ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' behind the Portal team's back!
** They had to stop Robin Walker from putting hats in the latest Counter-Strike.
** One update was "The Hatless Update", promising 100% non-hats. And a hat-like pin was secretly included by a mischievous programmer, a promotion for ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}''.
** People have also joked that this alone makes ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' a SpiritualSuccessor to ''RuneScape''. There was a joke on Wikipedia where someone made an edit declaring the game to be about collecting party hats, known for its "The one with the most hats wins" rule.
** Hats also function as a joking status symbol among players, since it takes quite a bit of time (through the random drop system) or money to attain one. The one exception is a hat called the Ghastly Gibus, initially attained through a hidden page in the Halloween Update, but now achievable by mercilessly slaughtering a player wearing one. Due to how easy it is to get one, wearing it is considered a sure fire symbol of noobdom.[[note]]The exception to this exception is the "Ghastlier Gibus" and its even more awesome counterpart the "Ghastlierest Gibus", an automatic upgrade that counts how many years ago you earned your Gibus[[/note]]
** To put in perspective ''just'' how many hats there are in this game, fans have been able to recreate ''multiple'' versions of the WhoseLineIsItAnyway game "Dating Service Video/Hats" using Source Film Maker. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjf9J-aAGMk See for yourself!]]
* The hats in ''BatenKaitos'' can give every hat in this ''entry'' a run for their money. For crying out loud, ''[[http://tinyurl.com/lcs7mk look]] at the [[http://tinyurl.com/lucaod shopkeepers]]''.
* In ''{{Simon the Sorcerer}}'', Simon has a nice wizard hat which he uses to store his inventory. Including a ten-feet-long ladder.
* Maxwell from ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' wears a strange but neat red hat that has been dubbed the "rooster hat" by fans and its creators. The best part? In some countries, a real life version of this hat is available as a pre-order bonus!
** In the game itself you can spawn a top hat, glue it to a unicycle, make a panda ride the unicycle, glue a saddle to the panda, and then make a wizard sit on the saddle.
** The hat was in such high demand that it's now available at all US Toys-R-Us stores as a regular item.
* If your family member general is insane in Rome TotalWar, they will often give odd (or rather, crazy) pre-battle speeches, such as:
--> "Although the Enemy have the Moon People on their side, we need not fear, for we have our lovely hats, and they shall protect us from their fearsome gaze!"
* From Software's ''VideoGame/{{Evergrace}}'' features many nice hats, which are also quite beneficial since normal clothing works just like armor, just with less durability. Fear be-hatted {{catgirl}} Sharline, FEAR.
* The sentient phases of ''{{Spore}}'' offer an increasing selection of clothes, including {{Nice Hat}}s.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' and ''Diablo II'' have the Harlequin Crest. The original has a drawback of -3 to your Armor class, but the +2 to all attributes is tempting.
** In the sequel it is one of the best hats in the game. Unfortunately, it stands out like a sore thumb in a fairly realistic and gritty {{Grimdark}} world because it is a ''neon green hood''.
* In ''DemonsSouls'' there is a way to get a very nice, very large yellow hat by slaying another player in PvP while fighting as a storyline boss.
** While the example above is more of a Turban than a hat, the legitimate Official's Cap is a very pimping fedora-esque hat. In a Dark Fantasy world. Not only does it look good, it is required for a sidequest to free a certain NPC. Yuria's Three-horned Hat definitely counts.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has Big Hat Logan and his very wide brimmed steeple hat. The hats the other Vinheim characters wear aren't too shabby either.
** Another example is Pharis' Hat. On males, it's a narrow-brimmed Robin Hood-styled hat. Wear it while using Pharis' Black Bow and you too, can be the Fantasy Counterpart of Robin Hood! On females, it turns into a very sexy beret that matches well with the Leather Armor set. Other example include Beatrice's Witch Hat and Chester's Top Hat.
* A few ''EternalSonata'' characters sport some nice/interesting hats. Fredric Chopin's feathered top hat is something of a trademark for him; the same feathers appear in one of his attacks.
* Shades' pink baseball cap with little wings on the sides in ''{{Ufouria}}''. It may be a ShoutOut to DrSlump, where Arale often sported a similar cap.
* CarmenSandiego, in her videogames and tie-in television series, is a BadassInANiceSuit in her red NiceHat and BadassLongcoat.
* In ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', enemy mobsters always have a hat as part of their ensemble, which you blow off with a CoupDeGrace BoomHeadshot in the Hats Off [[FinishingMove Execution Style]]. Your character can also equip a hat.
* ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' kicks off when the title character discovers a bowler hat that deages him by several decades and opens up the Puzzle World. The hat is part of a full wardrobe set which Henry must assemble to fix the damage he's done.
* The Rosetta Rosso from ''LuminousArc2'' all wear nifty hats decorated with roses.
* ''SandsOfDestruction'''s Agan wears a pretty nice green hat.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'''s Jill Valentine wore a beret, until [[JokeCharacter Tofu]] ended up with it somehow and when she joined the BSAA she started wearing a baseball cap.
** Jack Krauser and Mikhail Victor also sport berets in their respective Resident Evil games. Honorable mention goes to the R.P.D. and their police caps. Too bad that most of them are zombified.
* The main villain of VideoGame/{{Petz}}: Dogs 2 is a wolf with a magic technicolor top hat.
* {{Pickory}} wears a giant purple cavalier hat which is bigger than he is.
* In ''Hedgewars'' hedgehogs in each team are [[http://www.hedgewars.org/node/1129 given their own hats]], which currently is the only variable part of sprites. Lots of choice between various fruits, pumpkins, ''KISS'' hairdo and masks, Darth Vader's helm, cook's hat... you got the picture.
* ''VideoGame/FableII'' has several nice Enlightenment Era hats, ranging from tricorns to bicorns to top hats to wizard hats.
** And the Pimp Hat from the original ''VideoGame/{{Fable|I}}''.
* Carl Clover from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' wears a top hat several sizes too big for his age, and apparently hides a mechanical horse which acts as a weapon inside of it.
** In the sequel ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', Tsubaki Yayoi takes notes from [[CodeGeass Lelouch]] and wears a hat with wings on the sides and an eye on the brim.
** [[BigBad Hazama]] is not complete without his signature [[MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]] fedora, either. Notably, he seems to be aware of this trope being in effect, (either that or he's just [[{{Troll}} trolling]], as usual,) as he doesn't catch himself when he is knocked down, but opts for catching the knocked off hat, instead.
** Noel Vermillion and her blue beret.
* ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'': Trilby is named after the iconic hat he wears. One of his bonus outfits in GaidenGame ''VideoGame/TheArtOfTheft'' is a ShoutOut to MichaelJackson.
* ''JadeEmpire'': Kang the Mad sports a [[http://jade.bioware.com/characters/kang_the_mad.html very nice hat.]]
** [[TinTyrant Death's Hand]] has an impressive demon-face helmet that features prominently on the game's packaging.
* Various girls in the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series wear hats on some of their seasonal clothes, during Dating times. As a rule of thumb, standard pretty girls ([[TheAce Shiori]], [[{{Meganekko}} Mio]], [[{{Moe}} Miho]]) wear pimped-out or straw large hats; [[GenkiGirl Genki Girls]] (ex: Saki, Hikari) wear caps; and {{Ojou}} and rich girls (ex: Yukari, Mei) wear berets.
* Way too many characters to count in ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', be it either male or female ones, wear hats with some of their thematic clothes. Even the [[Characters/MitsumeteKnight Character Sheet]]'s pics don't show them all.
* Skate/Sammy in the ''StreetsOfRage'' series wear an iconic cap.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''
** Teddie, who rather has a nice HEAD, as Yosuke violently yanks it off.
** Naoto wears a nice hat that may or may not help [[spoiler: her [[WholesomeCrossdresser disguise her sex]]]].
* The ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games have a couple of examples. Though the main character has a rather standard flat cap (which, admittedly, can be used as a land mine with a certain ability in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]]), Don Octavio, a boss from [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third game]], wears a fairly nice opera hat (given that he is an opera-themed villain), but most notable is Sir Raleigh the Frog, the first boss of the first game, who wears what is possibly the [[http://us.playstation.com/Content/pugg/SCUS-97198/Site/images/s_boss_raleigh.jpg greatest Top Hat in existence.]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Ryu just wouldn't be Ryu without that [[MartialArtsHeadband red headband]].
** Can't forget Yun's baseball cap and Bison's iconic red hat with the infamous winged skull. Cammy and Rolento also sport red berets.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'': Adam Malkovitch has a hat that screams AuthorityEqualsAsskicking.
* The second-greatest appearance/item mod in ''NeverwinterNights'' (after inserting [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Bastila's]] head) is the addition of wide-brimmed feathered musketeer hats.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Joker's hat, now available for [[http://biowarestore.com/navy-sr2-joker-cap.html purchase!]] ("Sarcasm sold separately.")
* The iPod touch/iPhone games by Rocket Cat Games make it a point to include unlockable hats. ''Hook Champ'' includes the classic Indiana Jones hat, a rainbow wig, a football helmet, a giant fishhead, a tophat or two, a bowler, a moustache ("Facial hair is like a hat for your mouth), etc.
* Many Italians in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' wear hats, while the lowest-ranking guards all wear berets.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Three'', there is a shop where you can buy loads and loads of useless-but-cool hats (and glasses).
* John Marston, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', wears a black cowboy hat with a eagle feather. He kills three bandidos when one of them takes it off his head. [[TooDumbToLive Because when you pick someone to rob, pick the cowboy with multiple facial scars and a belt full of weapons.]]
* In the 2004 version of ''SidMeiersPirates'', a Nice Hat (either as part of a uniform or obtained through other means) grants significant advantages when [[RomanceSidequest obtaining invitations to the Grand Ball]].
* ''VideoGame/VirtualOn Marz'' gives us Apharmd the Hatter, a [[HumongousMecha giant combat robot]] with what can only be described as a stylish [[http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m45/luuke86/apharmd4.jpg mecha-fedora]]. Apharmd the Hatter, piloted by [[HotBlooded Sergeant Hatter]], makes appearances in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' as well. Notable in that appearance for being able to use his hat as a ''PrecisionGuidedBoomerang''.
* Princess Alena from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' wears a very distinctive Nice Hat. It's a sort of dark blue, brimless, crown-shaped hat with one cone-shaped protrusion from the middle.
* Nice Hats abound in ''VideoGame/LANoire'', and there's even an Achievement for getting through a fistfight while retaining your hat.
* ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' has some rarer hats from ''Team Fortress 2'' available in co-op.
* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'', while assaulting the Imperial Guard stronghold with the Orks, Warboss Gorgutz will lament that the Commissar's hat gets blown away with his head, because ''he'' wanted it.
** Kaptain Bluddflagg, the ork leader from ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2: Retribution'', sports a truly inspired pirate hat. Furthermore, he is willing to search an entire sector for a renegade Space Marine commander and kill him, at the Inquisition's behest, for a fight with two imperial regiments and Inquisitor [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:DOWIIRetributionBoxInquisitor.jpg#.UOpFN7-9LTo Andrastia's]] NiceHat. The achievement for finishing the Ork campaign is even called NiceHat, which is fitting since the ending [[spoiler:involves Bluddflagg knocking Andrastia out and taking her hat, noting that the entire campaign "wasn't a total loss".]]
* Many of the main heroines in the AtelierSeries wear [[NiceHat Nice Hats.]]
* There's also King Graham's lucky hat in ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''. Crown goes off, the hat comes on, and you know that the Quest's started.
* Ninten and Ness, the two main lead protagonists for ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound Mother 2]]'', wear red baseball caps as part of their trademark clothing. Though the tradition of the lead main protagonist in the Mother series wearing these was averted in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' with Lucas, who still wears a striped shirt but doesn't wear any baseball cap at all. His father Flint, on the other hand, wears a Cowboy hat. All three games in the series even use Hats as a type of armor for the characters who wear one.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''
** Cerebella wears a LivingWeapon [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/skullgirls-cerebella_1305.png hat]] named Vice-Versa. It consists of a pair of giant, muscular, gorilla-like arms with a skull-like face situated in the middle. She uses it as one would expect: ''to break people.''
** Peacock also sports a Nice Hat: She wears a large, tricked-out top hat that can among other uses turn into a bird's head and shoot a laser, serve as a Hammerspace portal, and also houses one of her cronies, a [[NonHumanSidekick tiny peacock]] named Avery.
* Gust and Blanc/White Heart from ''{{Neptunia}}'' have some pretty spiffing hats.
** In fact Gust's hat is so spiffin' it displays emotions.
* The Architect from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' seems to wear a nice (if somewhat disturbing) one. [[spoiler:[[BodyHorror Turns out, it's part of his head.]] ]]
** On the other hand, the "wizard hats" available to the mage class are so bewilderingly designed their hideousness is a fandom joke. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' may have broken the trend with Vivienne's fancy horned hat.
* Official art for {{Tekken}} (it's on the back cover of the second game's manual) has Jun (yes that Jun) chilling on the beach with a straw hat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'': 2 different DLC packages include Mad Moxxi, who wears one. The [[ZombieApocalypse Zombie Island of Dr. Ned]] DLC features Hank Reiss: Wereskag. His hat was made by his young daughter and looks like it was decorated with macaroni.
* ''LegoStarWars'': some levels require the use of hat dispensing machines in order to wear a disguise. Other dispensers only dish out cool hats.
* ''EYEDivineCybermancy'': Jian heavy armor sports [[AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats conical straw hats]], crowned with two golden tigers. [[SpacePirate Looters]] sometimes wear Picklehaubes and fedoras when they aren't donning afros.
* Bill in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has a green beret, the same one he used during his service in the military, and wears it while kicking zombie ass in the present time. Bill's hat can also be obtained in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' and the characters there agree that it is a nice hat.
* Many of the citizens in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' wear Nice Hats that ''never'' come off no matter how many time you beat, stab, slash, shoot, blast and burn them.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': Jarvan's crown, Caitlyn's flared top hat, a surprising number of helmets, Lulu's and Veigar's pointy numbers and Twisted Fate's cowboy hat would all qualify. Once variant skins are factored in, the list rapidly gets silly.
* Unsurprisingly, ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' has a whole bunch of these. Hat Kid starts out wearing a top hat, but she can collect and equip various others.
* [[{{Nintendo3DS}} StreetPass Mii Plaza]] has many, many hats you can unlock in Find Mii and Find Mii II, and hats you can purchase from the Exchange Booth using tickets earned in the extra games (Mii Force, Flower Town, Warrior's Way and Monster Manor). These range from Nintendo icons like Mario's hat and Link's cap, to the original like food items. These can be worn by your Mii, of course.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', the Covenant Elites tend to get progressively more ostentatious helmets the higher up in rank they go. Rank, for Elites, is determined by their competence in killing things. The armor and shields also gets stronger as they go up in rank, so they have to earn their Nice hats.
** UNSC officers prefer their trademark caps over combat helmets.
* ''GamePro'' rated the top 17 hats in video games in [[http://web.archive.org/web/20110607062008/http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/208935/video-game-hats-the-17-best-pieces-of-headwear-in-gaming/ this article]]. Most are already on this page.
* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' has a nice stack of Nice Hats and Helmets included in each DLC package. Among the notable ones are a ''sweet'' beret in the Slingshot pack, and a sweet Fedora in the ''Enemy Within'' DLC expansion. The Elite Soldier Pack adds even more options!
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'': The enemy Wo-class carrier's headgear is definitely impressive; it appears to be a living creature, complete with eyes, teeth, tentacles, and guns. Common fandom belief is that it's an independent being in its own right.
* Luka Redgrave has acquired a slick Cowboy hat for his reappearance in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', [[WhiteMagicianGirl Mint's]] iconic nurse's cap is so nice that characters in other games get to wear it as a ShoutOut.
* In ''VideoGame/AWitchsTale'', the Jabberwock has a cool jester's cap. Liddell tells him his hat is nice right before he introduces himself.
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