Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Top 5 Games starring Hitler

You really shouldn't knock the old 'Top 5' formula. If it's good enough for the staff of Championship Vinyl, then it's good enough for us here at Split-Screen. That's not to say that this isn't a blatant page-filler cop-out post. Because it is. Very much so.

Cop out or not, I think I should be applauded for actually finding 5 games that feature Hitler, after all, he's hardly a popular guy. Oh yeah, and apparently the licencing issues are a nightmare. Anyway, without further ado:

5. Operation Darkness (XBOX 360)

An action/strategy RPG from the Otaku's favourite developer - Atlus. Whilst this game released to low sales and piss-poor reviews, it does feature possibly the most stylish rendition of Hitler seen in this list. He looks like a proper emo Nazi, which is kind of appropriate really.....don't tell me I'm the only one that thinks the mid-2000's 'fringe revival' owes a massive debt to the fuhrer! I digress. I've not actually played the game, but Google found me this artwork, and well, if that isn't good enough, then I don't know what is.

4. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (PC)

A Lucasarts SCUMM point and click that I never played. I had Fate of Atlantis and it was amazing, but I don't think Hitler was in it. This one couldn't have been as good. It's saving grace is that it features Indy smacking Hitler in the face at the beginning. You could just ask him for an autograph and survive, but where's the fun in that? A screenshot couldn't do the brilliance of the animation justice, so enjoy this video, in German, of course.

3. Bionic Commando (NES)

One of Hitler's more famous outing here. He got to feature as himself in the Japanese version, complete with swastikas and all. For us Westerners though, he was known as Master-D. Doesn't really have as much of a ring to it. Anyway, he's the main bad guy and at the end his head explodes. Rad.

You only need to watch the first minute or so.

2. Wolfenstein 3D (PC)

This is easily the seminal in-game rendition of Hitler. A Super-charged robo-fuhrer with 2 chainguns! Come on! Loathe him though we do, this is undeniably brilliant. Stalingrad wouldn't have been an issue if he'd had this sort of hardware.

1. Zoo Keeper (NDS)

Come on. Tell me that isn't Hitler. If you'd played the game you'd know this guy was a right dick too. It must be him.

The Faux Bot



You're right. That is Hitler, but then again that Zoo Keeper guy does look like my mate's Dad.

Folie A Deux said...

Nice post, who would have thought Hitler would have been in so many games. If his family hadn't changed their names and moved away they would have had royalties. Maybe.

I'd like to open the book on future games Hitler could be in/star in. Grand Theft Hitler.

Bojack85 said...

Gotta love that book burning music from indy!