Election day was a shocker for democrats as the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, is now the elected President of the United States of America. Mr. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton although she was leading most of the day. However, her hopes of becoming the first female president were laid to rest by swing states.
Gamers are usually very non-political people as far as I know. I believe gaming is a safe space for all, a place where the world actually unites and works together (I’m so naive, I know). However, if you are feeling a little down after seeing the election results yesterday, here are 10 games that would you feel better.
10 Games You Should Play If You Are Upset About Trump
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising is a hack and slash game with a lead villain that is pretty much a digital personification of Donald Trump. One of his most popular quotes is:
Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride! Fuck the media! FUCK ALL OF IT! America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There’s no saving it – we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes, a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive – free to live as they see fit, they’ll make America great again!… In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they’re told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!
Taking down Steven Armstrong can help you get over the pain from the Donald becoming president.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is the embodiment of the paranoia spread on occasion by the Trump camp during its campaign. The feeling and idea of a higher behind the scene power being in control and manipulating the nation, its people, is at the core of Metal Gear as a franchise and Sons of Liberty does the best job of highlighting this.
The best part is that you will get to witness Solidus Snake as the President of the United States. That has to make you feel better. Snaaaaaaaaaaak!!
Make America Great Again: The Trump Presidency
To lighten the mood, PC gamers can pick up this very interesting game that is a Trump presidential simulation. “Make America Rich Again through trade. Make America Safe again by Defeating ISIS. Make America Great Again!”
One of the reviews on Steam mentioned:
On my first day: Bought 20 Billion barrels of oil from India @ $97 a piece.
On the next day: Sold 20 Billion barrels of oil to India @ $118 a piece.
10/10 would Trade Deal great again.
You can actually make real life profit from this game selling foil cards on Steam that are worth more than the game itself.
Cat President ~A More Purrfect Union~
If you love America and you love cats, why not make cats run the country? A hilarious game that imagines a world where cats are in charge of the United States and its iconic Oval Office.
You’re just an ordinary teen girl looking for work after your college dreams didn’t quite pan out. But when you get lost backstage during a national debate, you find so much more: a bunch of talking cats who are running for President. And that’s not even the weird part—they all want to hire YOU as a campaign manager!
Mr.Cat for President!
Teddy Roosevelt was one of the best leaders for the United States and this game gives you a chance to bring him back in the driving seat, at least in a fictional U.S. If you need help with Teddy and U.S civilization, check out the following guides.
Do you feel like Democracy has let you down? You know what? Screw Democracy, Dictatorship for the win! Tropico series put you in charge of you own Island where you are the judge, jury, and executioner. The latest installment in the series in Tropico 5 which is available on consoles and PC.
Do give dictatorship a try.
Galactic Civilizations 3
Tired of this world? Don’t want to live on this planet anymore? Well, until they create colonies on Mars you can not leave. However, what you can do is play Galactic Civilization 3 and create your own civilization outside of planet Earth.
The human race has finally mastered faster-than-light travel opening up the stars for exploration and colonization. As the leader of the newly formed Terran Alliance, you will guide humanity’s expansion into becoming a space-based civilization. Soon, you will discover that we are not alone. Alien civilizations with their own histories and motivations are expanding as well. Research new technology, design starships, negotiate trade and treaties, wage wars, colonize new worlds, construct starbases in the largest 4X strategy game ever made.
The game is currently available on Steam for $39.99.
The Political Machine 2016
Take control of the elections and run for president as Hillary, Donald Trump, or another candidate from the past. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire unsavory operatives, and do whatever it takes to win on election day. You goal is to win the hearts of American voters and take control of the United States.
The fate of America will be in your hands.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Another brain child of Hideo Kojima, Snake Eater focuses on political backstabbing how the Govt often manipulates its loyal soldiers. Metal Gear Solid 3 released on 2004 and by many it is considered as the best in the series. Snake Eater may make you feel emotional and sad but at least the situation in your country is still better than what you experienced in the game.
Stump the Trump
Well, if you are really mad about Trump being the president of the United States, you can squash him with a block of wood. Of course, you can’t do that in real life, can you? *wink wink*
There is a game called Stump the Trump that lets you kill Donald Trump so if you are really that upset, nothing can make as great as Stump the Trump. It is a browser based game that released earlier this year.