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As the video game industry has grown over time and become western based, many games have slipped in
patriotic elements. Some subtle, some just plain obvious. Before the we head out to our Bar BQs and fireworks, let's take a look at the top five patriotic games.
America's Army was one of the first
games that the United States Government developed. A free to play first person shooter that helped increase recruitment numbers by five percent. I say that's "Mission accomplished".
Medal Of Honor
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Medal of Honor was highly controversial for letting gamers play as the Taliban in multiplayer. Many critics said it was not needed and offended those who were fighting in Afghanistan, but most of those critics probably never touched a controller. Medal of Honor ‘s campaign was based on the book The Only Thing Worth Dying for, telling the story how a single 11-man Special Forces A-team partnered with local opposition to overthrow an oppressive regime.
Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter 2
Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter 2, was a decent sequel to one of the first good first person shooters on the current consoles. The game took place along the US – Mexican Border, with American Soldiers laying waste to the evil Mexican Rebels. During the campaign of GRAW 2, you fight alongside the Mexican army and receive orders from Mexican commanders (fat chance). The game inspired the Mayor of Chihuahua, to call it “unnecessarily rude.” Because making fun of other countries is what we do best.
Duke Nukem Forever
The 90’s were a great era for video games, most notably it was the era when many video game icons like Duke got started. People remember Duke for his one liners like “It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all outta gum” and “I got balls of steel” but also for his tenacity. He chased Dr. Proton through space to stop an army of of robots from taking over the world. Sure Duke Nukem Forever turned out to be an abomination but his status as a All-American video game icon is never in doubt.
The Halo Series
“Finish the Fight”
An Alien species that threatens humanity’s way of life through weapons of mass destruction and countless suicide boomers? Come on, this one's obvious.