DualShockers' Tony Polanco writes:
"Today is America’s Independence Day. Back in 1776 we told the English to pack their bags and go home. This was our country and no one was going to tell us how we should run it. On this day, we celebrate our hard won independence by shooting fireworks, consuming vast quantities of food and alcohol and honoring those who continue to fight for our freedom.
While this country provides many with opportunities that other countries don’t, it isn’t a perfect place. It wasn’t when it was founded and it’s certainly not now. For this day I figured that an editorial centered around video games which have something meaningful to say about America would be perfect.
These games shine a light one some of the best and worst aspects of American culture. They hold a mirror to this country’s face and say 'this is you.' While there are other games that also have meaningful things to say about this country of ours, these are the ones that stick out to me the most."