With his popularity in The MCU, many have given Captain America a second look after writing him off for decades. Despite its more recent popularity, the amount of Captain America video games is surprisingly stagnant, as there has only been one true game based solely on the character.
That said, if a gamer is looking for a Captain America experience, there are plenty of video games out there that will scratch that itch. Even though they’re not technically the star of Captain America, they do at least share a bit of his DNA, whether it’s movie or comic book incarnations.
Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
Granted, this one is a bit of a cheat, because Captain America: Super Soldier is the only AAA Cap game, but it’s also a pretty solid attempt to bring Sentinel of Liberty into the gaming realm. The first avenger, the game sees Cap battling Baron Strucker, Madame Hydra, and The Sleeper as he attempts to rescue captured soldiers.
While not the most polished game, it’s a pretty good attempt to give the character their own video game and it’s a good one. Arkham-cloner to start. Additionally, the game features some cool unlockables, most notably a classic MCU-style Cap skin.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)
After two consecutive disappointments, EA finally released a solid Star wars game in the form of Jedi: Fallen Order. Fallen Order follows Jedi Cal Kestis as he travels the galaxy to rebuild the Jedi Order while battling the forces of the Empire.
Captain America and Star wars It sounds like an odd comparison, but if you think about it, there is a parallel at play. Cal is forced to face a horrific dictatorship who knows a lot more about his situation than he does in order to unite the galaxy, much like how Cap fought against the forces of Hydra and the Nazis in WWII.
Chaos of the Metal Wolf (2004)
Long before creating Dark Souls, FromSoftware made some pretty weird games, with Chaos Metal Wolves be among them. In one of the craziest storylines of all time, the game follows none other than the President of the United States battling a terrorist cell led by the Vice President, with a bit of exaggerated patriotism along the way.
As seriously as many people take Captain America, there is a bit of silliness in the concept of a man wearing a pair of starry tights. If this ridiculous is what anyone likes about Cap, Chaos Metal Wolves is the game for them.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)
Among the best Tom Clancy games, Splinter Cell: The Theory of Chaos stands above the rest. A stealth game that sees Third Echelon spy Sam Fisher attempting to prevent a World War III, Chaos theory resumed the mechanics of the previous one Exploded cell games and fine tune them to perfection.
Something that got started during Ed Brubaker’s run that then continued in the movies was that the Captain America stories turned into political spy thrillers, which is something that Chaos theory 100% is. While Sam Fisher is a bit more cynical than Steve Rogers, their adventures aren’t that different.
The PS1 had some real winners, but MediEvil tends to be the least discussed, which is a shame as it’s an absolute classic. After dying in a battle with his foe, the sorcerer Zarok, Sir Daniel Fortesque is resurrected to fight him again when his machinations put the land of Gallowmere in danger.
Captain America and Sir Daniel are both brought into a new era to fight their old enemies after being lost in war, but there is a key distinction between the two. While Captain America lives up to the legend surrounding him, the legend around Sir Daniel has been vastly exaggerated, so his journey in the game is to earn his reputation.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (2017)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild can be one of, if not the, the largest Zelda game of all time. Throwing in the clichés of the Zelda franchise, Breath of the wild revolutionized the franchise, which ended up paying off for Nintendo.
In the game, Link wakes up after a long period of time to fight the forces of Calamity Ganon, which may sound familiar to fans of Captain America. Just as Link woke up after a long time, Cap was introduced in modern times to combat the ailments of today.
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
The Nazis are the biggest punching bags in the media, video games being no exception. The iconic FPS Wolfenstein 3D sees the man himself, WWII soldier BJ Blazkowicz, as he drives out the Nazis in order to stop a heavily armored Hitler.
Of all the Wolfenstein games, 3D is the one that most resembles a cap, because it has that enthusiastic patriotism that the first Captain America the comics used to have. That said, Cap had an easier battle with Hitler than Blazkowicz, as all Cap had to do is punch him, while Blazkowicz must fight him while he is wearing mechanical armor.
The Saboteur (2009)
Yet another game set during WWII, The saboteur also sees a lone hero slaughtering a ton of Nazis, though this one more proactively tries to help people. In this underestimated gem, Irishman Sean Devlin travels through Nazi-occupied Paris and helps liberate it area by area, the world taking on color.
The parallels of Captain America are practically obvious, with the WWII setting, Nazi villains, and high octane action, but there is a minor parallel that may surprise fans. In the comics, Steve Rogers is the son of Irish immigrants while Sean Devlin is a proud Irishman.
Metal Gear Solid (1998)
Inspired by many films, books, comics and films, Hideo Kojima’s Solid metal gear franchise manages to balance its inspirations while standing out from them. The original PS1, which sees Solid Snake infiltrate Shadow Moses in order to stop Liquid Snake, is considered one of the greatest video games of all time.
Many facets of Captain America are present in the adventure of Solid Snake. The upgraded soldier, political espionage, action, and even weird aspects are all translated in their own way in the stealth classic. However, whether or not fans see the parallels, they owe it to themselves to play this classic.
Open worlds are ten cents, but Repression, A nickname-RGT-style of play, is something special. While most Grand Theft Auto-inspired games allow the player to take control of criminals, Crackdown sees the player take control of an agent, an enhanced hero sent to defeat three criminal networks.
A super-soldier assigned by a government organization to fight crime? Sounds familiar. There is a lot of Captain America in Repression, from the main super-soldier character and comic book feel, to the star-shaped emblem on the hero’s chest.
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