Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

10 video games Captain America would play

6:30 PM on 07.04.2011 // manasteel88

[manasteel88 wishes us a happy 4th of July with a look at the videogames Captain America might enjoy the most. Want to see your own writing on the front page? Write something awesome and put it in the C Blogs. -- Kauza]

Captain America is one of our greatest heroes. He commands both gods and men in battles that protect America and its ideals. He is the representation of many of the best things our country has to offer. One might say that he is the embodiment of America's values.

He also happens to be a normal man who lives an abnormal life. Even if his hectic lifestyle is restrictive to fully enjoying entertainment, he needs something with which to relax himself after a long mission. Yes, even super men need a break. These are the games I could see Steve Rogers sitting down with and enjoying in his high-tech S.H.I.E.L.D. funded rec room.

Creator: Tecmo Ltd.
Other Known Aliases: Argus no Senshi

Why wouldn't you think I'd start this list with the most iconic shield throwing game of all time? Though, I don't think Cap would play this just because of the shield. Something tells me Hawkeye would be giving him a hard time about having his likeness stolen and curiosity would just get the better of him.

I'm sure there is a lot that Captain America would criticize about a discus on a chain, but I'm sure the idea wasn't lost on him. It should make shield throwing a lot easier when you don't have to worry about if its coming back to you. The man had to have played with a Duncan Yo-Yo at some point in his younger years.

Creator: SNK Corp.
Other Known Aliases: God Slayer

I don't think anybody could imagine how hard it would be to wake up in a world that has drastically changed from what you remember. Everything you know and everything that you had learned would be a question. Nothing would seem right. When called upon you would have to fight to defend this world.

Crystalis is the therapy Cap might need for some perspective on his life. Books helping people cope with time displacement issues aren't at the local Barnes and Noble. Video games can help him move forward in his life.

It begins with a man waking from a frozen slumber and stumbling out in to the world. He buys a shield and goes out looking for answers. He then comes across some friends that help him on his quest to defeat evil. I'm certain the parallels in story could help him overcome some of the awkwardness to find that there is an understanding of what he went through.

The Legend of Zelda
Creator: Nintendo Co. Ltd.
Other Known Aliases: Zelda II

There isn't one man in all of gaming more equipped to handle a shield than Link. As often as a shield is used as a weapon, Captain America knows first and foremost that it is his only line of defense. A certain appreciation must be made for Link's legendary defense against the Deku Scrubs and the many nefarious assailants of Zelda II.

One must also commend the accuracy of needing to time an attack so that it leaves little to no openings. Sure, you can throw a boomerang, but you can't protect yourself well while its thrown. A shield is about protecting you in the proper time and place.

This doesn't even bring to point Link's accuracy and technique with the boomerang that would stand above anybodies true abilities. Well except for Cap's own.

Bionic Commando
Creator: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Other Known Aliases: Top Secret, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Hitler no Fukatsu: Top Secret

If Magneto calls in a threat, you go get the X-men. If Galactus is feeling peckish, you find the Fantastic Four. If Hitler is being resurrected, you tell Captain America to go punch him in the face.

Bionic Commando is more Captain America than nearly any other game on the market. You have a guy dependent on a single piece of technology on his left arm defending him against hordes of enemies. A guy that doesn't just sneak in to a compound, he storms it like a one man militia. Somebody that chews up and spits out Nazis for breakfast. He's doing all this just to save a friend.

That is Rad Spencer.

Somebody Captain America can more than relate to.

The Lost Vikings
Creator: Blizzard Entertainment (formerly Silicon & Synapse)
Other Known Aliases: The Lost Vikings II, Norse by Norsewest

When you think of Captain America, you always think of his shield or the flag on his head. Him being the leader of the Avengers through nearly all iterations is usually farther down the list. This and his day to day work with Norse gods should make a game like The Lost Vikings right up his alley.

The key to The Lost Vikings is strategy, something any leader should be proficient in. Placing troops in situations that maximizes their advantages and using it to move the rest forward is the name of the game. It's practically all he's been doing since he became Captain America.

Those Vikings three also represent Cap's three strengths. He has Eric's speed in his charge, Baleog's precision in shot and Olaf's durability in how he uses his shield.

Dark Sector
Creator: D3 Publisher Inc., Digital Extremes
Other Known Aliases: Dark Sector 2 (Unconfirmed)

While there are many games with shield throwing mechanics, none of them has the feeling that Dark Sector has. None of them will give you a weapon that you can wield and assail your enemies with. You just won't find many with a weapon like the Glaive.

It can shield its user when needed while being a highly efficient throwing weapon. Through skill, it can be thrown with deadly accuracy. It also does things a bit differently than Cap's weapon of choice. It can absorb and adapt to elements around it. At times it can even bring light to darkness.

Stopping Soviet scum requires the best in a man's abilities. Something Dark Sector's Hayden Tenno knows very well. He had to become a one man war machine to stop this threat. He's been in a position that Captain America has been in many times. A place the Captain knows too well.

Spy Party
Creator: Chris Hecker
Other Known Aliases: None

Steve Rogers could never be a spy. As brilliant as the man is in battle, he sticks out like a sore thumb in covert affairs. Jessica Jones found his secret identity out during a simple stake out. The wars he has fought have had clear enemies.

That doesn't mean he isn't curious about the spy game. The war he knows is gone. He is now surrounded by spies. Black Widow has been playing both sides of the field all her life. Nick Fury has been doing this since before James Bond was even an idea in Ian Flemming's notebook.

A man surrounded by spies could only want to learn the mannerisms that define their intent. Spy Party would teach Captain America how to read Jessica Drew better. It would teach him how better to protect American lives. Spy Party is research for a man who is surrounded by liars.

Discs of Tron
Creator: Bally Midway Inc.
Other Known Aliases: Disney's Tron Evolution, Tron 2.0, Tron: Deadly Discs, Disney's Tron Evolution: Battle Grids

Oh, another shield throwing game you say? Well, yeah. The difference between all these games is that they all offer a completely different technique behind it. What Discs of Tron offers over any other game on this list is the reflexes that one would need to use in battle paired with the precision it takes to hit the opponent.

Maneuvering between multiple platforms to throw a disc accurately towards an attacking opponent is complicated and takes some quick reflexes and coordination. Something that would be able to challenge the dexterity of America's champion in the later levels.

I'm also pretty sure Tony would have a Tron cabinet back at Stark Tower. He just seems like a Tron guy.

Metal Gear Solid
Creator: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Other Known Aliases: Snake's Revenge, Metal Gear Acid

Snake is a reminder of how dark Captain America could go in his dealings with power mongers and terrorists. Of how even a legend must keep his wits about him in chaotic events. A reminder of how he was betrayed by a man he would willingly take orders from and because of this, he must do the right thing even when he is replaced by another.

Solid Snake reminds us to stay calm in overwhelming situations. That love can bloom on a battlefield. That you can find friendship in the unlikeliest places.

Most importantly, he taught us that we only need to use the gun when it is most necessary.

Lessons that Captain America knows too well.

Wii Sports
Creator: Nintendo Co. Ltd.
Other Known Aliases: Wii Sports Resort

Old people are drawn to Wii Sports. It has some magical hold over them that helps them overcome their age and enjoy things like they used to be able to. I'm sure they have this in the nursing homes of some friends from Cap's past.

You couldn't tell me that the great Captain America would sit out a challenge from the video game tennis champ and octogenarian Ralph Baer. Though I'm sure he would destroy all the elderly competition in Frisbee golf.

Now I know Captain America has more important things to do like making movies and saving the world. Sometimes it's good to know that the leader of the Avengers is allowed some time to himself. He deserves something better than the day in and day out life of a super hero.

He deserves a sit down with a good game.

Game on, dear Captain. Game on.

 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

Solar Pony Django avatarSolar Pony Django
So I'm almost done with my first play through of Undertale and... It's okay. It's in no way bad (and I'm enjoying it more than Fallout 4 which in also playing) but feel... It was overhyped I suppose? Not sure really... Maybe a second play though will help
Agent9 avatarAgent9
Sometimes I wonder why I care. To simply have more vitriol and misery as my reward, to suffer ingrates and fools. That in all I do I'm never afforded the same respect or kindness. Let it be then, and let pain follow. I'm done with this shit.
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
I was telling this dead baby joke at dinner tonight, and this lady I don't recognize says, "I'm sorry. That joke isn't funny to me, I have two dead children." At this point, I went over my options in my head and settled with telling her the joke twice.
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
I really wish the slowpokes at Microsoft would add Forza Horizon to Xbox One backwards compatibility.... It's my favorite racing game. And the soundtrack is honestly flawless.
Parismio avatarParismio
Some green tea and Mario Kart w/ family is a great way to end the day.
KingSigy avatarKingSigy
Honestly, Broforce might be my GOTY. It's really fucking amazing.
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
Welp, Remote Play is coming to PCs. Calling it now, PS Now enabled toasters and glasses will be announced at the next big Playstation event alongside cute Vita coffins made of paper you can print out of your Remote Play capable printers.
Niero Desu avatarNiero Desu
How did your Thanksgiving small talk with obscure relatives go? Oh, I bonded over the ethereal experience of hydrogen peroxide in ear canals but they'd never heard of Chrono Trigger so we mostly chewed the corn-flakes-on-potato thing in silence
Amna Umen avatarAmna Umen
Don't forget [img][/img]
Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
I wonder how far the show would be taken out of context if the lyrics were "Go, Go Power Rangers, you Mighty Morphine Power Rangers."
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
I just tried out Skyforge, and... [img][/img]
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Is it weird I finally want a Samurai Warriors game because I think Koshosho is super fab? [img][/img]
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
I've never cleaned my comp in the 3-4 years I have had it. Soon I will dust it. I....I dont know what I will find, hidden in the dust.
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
Happy late thanksgiving Dtoid. I played Doodle God and Murasaki Baby on PSVita, and am now Achievement grinding in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious on Xbox One. Super easy 1000G, I need it.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Black Friday pick ups so far are Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Titan Souls and tomorrow Devil Survivor 2 Break Record ($29.99 at GameStop).
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
This thanksgiving, give thanks for the fact that your family wasnt 1 of the 3 to have picked out a wasp filled turkey, buying a meal and becoming a meal. Next year, may not bring such.....dissapointing results.
Nekrosys avatarNekrosys
So I'm pretty sure you all should be giving thanks to Nekro. For he is the one true perfect being. Be thankful that your lives have been blessed by the addition of a Nekro. For that is the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
Solar Pony Django avatarSolar Pony Django
Happy Thanksgiving Dtoid! Here's hoping you didn't fall off a chair while hanging Christmas lights and bash your shin and foot into the concrete like I did!
Sr Churros avatarSr Churros
Listening to Pokémon SoulSilver OST while doing some college work. Suddenly I feel a great amount of guilty taking over me for loosing my PokéWalker 2 years ago... :(
OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
Ok you thanksgiving motherfuckers. 5 favourite Arcade games (as in coin-op) No order necessary. Go!
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -