Previous presidents of the USA have appeared in video video games extra ceaselessly than you may count on. And infrequently, these appearances are unusual or really feel misplaced.

Let’s look again at among the weirder presidential online game cameos and appearances.

Why? As a result of at the moment is a nationwide vacation in the USA. Blissful President’s Day. A time within the US when folks take into consideration all of our presidents and what they’ve completed for this nation. Nah! Simply kidding, most of us don’t care about them. We do like attending to take work off or discovering good offers at shops!

The Conduit 2 – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

The principle motive I made this checklist within the first place is due to this wild and unbelievable ending. Spoilers for The Conduit 2, however on the very finish, the sport closes with a cutscene displaying Abe Lincoln and George Washington, sporting energy armor, leaping out of a portal to lend your character a hand. I’ve by no means regarded up the context of this and I by no means will. That is excellent as is.

Codename S.T.E.A.M – Abraham Lincoln

Outdated Abraham Lincoln reveals up once more within the Nintendo printed Codename S.T.E.A.M, a turn-based steampunk sport the place Lincoln leads the nice guys towards an alien invasion. On this sport he’s voiced by Wil Wheaton, you realize, that annoying child from Star Trek The Subsequent Era. (He’s additionally completed a number of different stuff since then, however once you get an opportunity to insult Wesley, you are taking it.)

Mercenaries 2 – Barrack Obama

Technically, when Barack Obama appeared in Mercenaries 2 through a small $2 DLC, he was solely a candidate and had but to win the workplace. However, everyone knows historical past and Obama did go on to win, which implies it was potential to play Mercs 2 as a sitting president for the eight years Obama was in workplace. Really, no it wasn’t. This DLC solely enables you to play as Obama in a handful of special missions.

Name Of Responsibility: Black Ops – John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the USA, appears in the single-player campaign of Black Ops. Which is okay and all. However his higher and weirder look occurs within the sport’s zombies mode. The intro video reveals JFK, Castro, and Nixon at a desk within the Pentagon. Instantly, zombies assault! Additionally, Nixon would later turn out to be president himself, so this can be a presidential double whammy. (Additionally I’ll all the time snicker on the approach Nixon loses his shit when hears one thing within the different room.)

NBA JAM! (2010) – George W. Bush and Barack Obama

It could be an NBA Jam custom to incorporate some political superstars within the sport. However it’s nonetheless very odd to see George Bush dunking. It’s actually weirder to see Cheney operating, dunking, or something involving bodily exertion. And Joe Biden is in NBA Jam 2010 and relying on how the Democratic primaries shake out, we might have three presidents on this one sport.

Prepared To Rumble 2 – Invoice Clinton

Including a president to a boxing sport appears unusual…and that’s the tip of that thought. I don’t suppose there may be any strategy to make this not really feel bizarre or misplaced. Humorous? Positive. However nonetheless unusual. Clinton within the sport is known as Mr. President and is from DC. He additionally has a strong jab. Be careful people, POTUS is Prepared To Rumble.

Bush Shoot-Out – George W. Bush

If you happen to performed video games on again within the early 2000s, you already find out about this sport. It was probably the most fashionable video games on the positioning again within the day and you may actually still play it. You’ll have to allow Flash to play it in your browser, however it works. (Till Flash is killed fully on the finish of 2020.) The precise sport is an easy level and click on shooter with some first rate artwork. One good contact: You’ll be able to shoot out lightbulbs and make rooms darker. A variety of large video games in 2020 STILL don’t allow you to do this.

These aren’t the one examples of real-life presidents who’ve appeared in video video games. However after they present up in historic video games, the place it makes extra sense for them to look, it isn’t as bizarre or humorous to me.

If you wish to learn extra about fictional and actual presidential cameos, take a look at this older Kotaku publish.