It’s the 4th of July, and you know what that means. Barbecued ribs. Apple pie. Fireworks. But somewhere in the midst of that, when your uncles are ten beers deep and your little cousins won’t shut up, you might want to sneak back inside the house. And if you’re going to play some video games, you might as well play some patriotic ones.

Today on Complex Video Games, we’re celebrating our nation’s birthday the only way we know how. We’re looking back at patriotism in video games - at the characters, settings, and stories that tell our nation’s struggles and triumphs. Grab a flag in one hand and your controller in the other. Let’s hear it for ‘Murica!