Politics have been pretty crazy lately. Great Britain leaving the European Union, North Korea testing its limits and Hillary and Trump battling for the Iron Throne of the States. Will America be great again? Who knows. All we know is that the President of the United States has been part of gaming for a long time. Take a look.
1. Ronald Reagan – Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President? It is a question that has haunted the great minds of every age, and now it is the retro gamers who must search their souls to find its answer. You save Ronald Reagen at the end of the game and he invites you to go out for a burger. It doesn’t get any more American than that!
2. John F. Kennedy – Call of Duty Black Ops
Did your favorite candidate win the election? No? Well, neither did ours. But forget about those troubles and rewind yourself to the 1960s and watch JFK kick some zombie ass. If you have ever researched him fully, you will see that he had two extra affairs while married to his wife Jackie and he almost killed all of the United States with the Cuban Missile Crisis. But he did start the obsession of sending a human to the moon so we’re not complaining a lot.
3. Richard Nixon – Call of Duty Black Ops
Richard Nixon is another playable president in the zombie mode of Call of Duty Black Ops. The Watergate scandal destroyed his political career, but in this game, he’s a zombie-slaying hero. Call him a crook and he’ll surely blast your head off.
4. Bill Clinton – NBA Jam & Ready 2 Rumble Round 2
NBA JAM features politicians and secret characters that can be unlocked through button input code in the front end menu (before the title screen, where you must press START to start). UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A Unlock the Beastie Boys. Press LEFT 13 times, then A Unlocks the Democrats (Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Hilary Clinton). Press RIGHT 13 times, then A Unlocks the Republicans (John McCain, Sarah Palin, George Bush, Dick Cheney).
5. Abraham Lincoln – Lego Movie Videogame, Fight Club & Codename STEAM
To many Americans, Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest presidents ever. He led the country through the Civil War and he’s a playable character in The Lego Movie Videogame. Strangely enough, he is also featured in the fighting game Fight Club, and he is a steampunk robot in the 3DS game Codename STEAM. Crazy stuff.
6. George Washington – Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington
In Assassin’s Creed 3 we got to see the history of the United States up close. Obviously, the first president plays a big part in the story. In the Tyranny of King Washington DLC George Washington is the main villain. In an alternative reality, he became corrupted and crowned himself king. Interesting to say the least.
7. Barack Obama – NBA Jam & Mercenaries 2
Obama and Palin are guest stars in this fun version of the video game “Mercenaries 2”. Driving a prototype Allied Diplomat Heavy tank, your objective is to prevent Chinese tanks from crossing the bridges for 10 minutes. Along with the usual armament included with the Diplomat Heavy tank, you also get the ability to call in Tank Buster airstrikes, provided you collected the pickup. Ammo and repair depots are scattered around the map to help you with this mission. That and the Sarah Palin and Barack Obama skins are available to choose at the beginning of the DLC.
Which games do you think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should star in? Let us know in the comments.