With this holiday originally instituted to honor the birthday of the first President of the United States of America it is only right that this list gets kicked off by Mr. Washington himself. George Washington is no stranger to the world of gaming. He’s appeared in over a dozen video games including Bill and Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure, Age of Empires III, and Day of the Tentacle. But, it’s his appearance in Assassin’s Creed III that takes the birthday cake.
Assassin’s Creed III places you in 18th century America as the Revolutionary War is underway. You end up meeting quite a few historical figures, but over the course of your adventure you’ll run across George Washington himself. The developers at Ubisoft added a twist to history though in the DLC: The Tyranny of King Washington.
George Washington goes from a president to one of the greatest villains in gaming as he lets the Apple of Eden’s power corrupt his once respectable soul. The dark tones and amazing artwork helped push the first president to the top of an exclusive list that includes only the most sinister of enemies in all of gaming. To think that all it took was an apple to twist the very man that is celebrated today is enough to send a chill down anyone’s spine.