By Jason Green
In honor of independence day, let’s remember a game that made us fight for our independence.
A game where we take the foot of independence, and shove it right up the oppressors ass.
That game is none other than Freedom Fighters.
Freedom Fighters is a 2003 third-person shooter for the PS2, original Xbox, Gamecube, and PC.
It told the tale of the evil Soviet Union invading the United States to… take it over… or something. That’s about the jist of it.
You take control of an ordinary joe named Chris Stone.
Before the Russians invade, he’s just a regular plumber. After the Russians invade, he becomes the leader of the resistance.
Eat your heart out, Mario.
Over the course of the game, you fight the Russians in order to take back New York City, all leading to the final battle at Ellis Island.
I remember loving this game when it first came out, and my friends and I would always play it together.
It really seemed like a sleeper hit though, only gathering a cult following and I always wanted a sequel, but, unfortunately the developers decided to go make the wonderful Kane and Lynch games.
And look how well those games turned out!
So here’s to you, Freedom Fighters.
You showed us that even in our darkest hour, the most unlikely person could end up becoming a hero.
Happy 4th everybody!