Hero’s in video games are pretty common. Whether it is immediately obvious or not, most stories will involve an individual who saves the day. That individual is normally you, the playable character. Think of Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise as being a classic example of a hero.
As story telling has gotten more complex and well written, we have started to see more cases of the hardened soldier who wants no recognition for his heroic actions, and wants nothing more to be left alone.