United States in video gaming
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The United States' geographical location, including Alaska and Hawaii.
The Star-Spangled Banner, the official flag of the United States of America.
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The United States has heavily influenced the nature of video game development, and has one of the largest populations of gamers. This has naturally led to the United States being represented, in part or in whole, in an innumerable number of video game titles since computer programming began.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Some video games have taken to using real locations (such as Watch Dogs using Chicago), although some, such as Grand Theft Auto III, use fictional locations heavily influenced by real-world locations (such as, in this instance, Liberty City, which is heavily influenced by New York City).
Other games, such as Homefront, have the player assume the role of a member of the United States' population, be they civilian or military; in this particular game, the player helps repel the invasion force of a hostile, unified Korean state.
The following is a list of video games that take place wholly or partially within the United States (or on land formally claimed by the United States):
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Batman: Arkham City
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
- Death Stranding
- Deus Ex
- Deus Ex: Invisible War
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
- Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
- Fallout 3
- Fallout 4
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Grand Theft Auto
- Grand Theft Auto 2
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Marvel's Spider-Man
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Red Dead Redemption
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- The Last of Us
- The Last of Us Part II
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Watch Dogs
- Watch Dogs 2
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Geopolitical[edit | edit source]
In video games that include factional representation from other nations (real, or fictional), the United States is almost universally portrayed as a protagonist faction.
Representation[edit | edit source]
The United States can also be selected as a playable nation or government in the following video games:
- Command & Conquer: Generals
- Democracy 3
- Freeciv (as part of the "Core" and "Extended" set of nations under "American")
- Hearts of Iron IV
- While Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth has no direct faction representing the United States, the corporate sponsor ARC is a corporation based in the United States; in-game lore states, however, that ARC was explicitly denied permission to officially represent the United States government.