Screwattack's Top 10: Space Marines in Gaming

Not all Space Marines are completely generic! Screwattack's Nervous Nick and Stuttering Craig take a look at the top 10 video game space marines of all time.

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WolfLeBlack2538d ago

Can Marcus Fenix actually be classed as a Space Marine? He's a COG soldier and has never, as far as I'm aware, been in space. What do you guys think, is he a space marine?

PirateThom2538d ago

Considering one of the stipulations at the start was that they had to murder something on another planet and, if I remember, Fenix was born on Sera making his inclusion nonsense, even if he is a marine.

WolfLeBlack2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

Exactly, by that one stipulation they've ruled out Marcus Fenix.

The damning sentence states:"as long as you've performed some act of murder beyond your homeworld". Since Marcus was born on Sera and the events of the entire Gears of war series take place on Sera, he can't qualify for this list.

Do I get to call fail, now?

Oh, and the Locust are not aliens, either.

user98412882538d ago

right cogs haven't left the planet and locust aren't aliens they are from under the ground...

ATi_Elite2538d ago

If I had to go to space and go to war I would bring the Doom Guy and The Ultra Marines along with Commander Sheppard with me!!

Once the Ultra marines and Doom Guy wipe out the enemy Sheppard could negotiate the enemies surrender!

How come no Gordon Freeman? He did travel to the Zen world to kill the Nihilanth!! Just a thought!

dirthurts2538d ago

I think the Humans are the aliens in this scenario. Consiidering they originated from Earth, I'm imagining they populated serra sometime after without knowing the locust lived beneath the surface.
That's why they are "space marines". The homeworld or at least planet of origin was Earth.

PirateThom2538d ago

But, Fenix and humanity have set up roots on Sera, if Fenix never leaves, you can't exactly say he's from Earth. We're talking generations here, not just humans landed and colonised the planet in a few weeks.

Hell, they even said the Helghast invaded Earth, which they didn't, it was Vekta. ScrewAttack really need to learn more about the story of games.

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majiebeast2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

I loved number 1 and helghast being classified as Spatzis.

palaeomerus2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

So the best space marine is the actor who played a pilot and a pilot/ESP samurai ? 'Kay.

And the only mention that the guys who actually STARTED it all (Jame's Cameron's Colonial Marines in Aliens) get is #10, a guy with a robot arm in the Aliens Vs. Predator arcade game?

Bucky O'Hare?

Gogs are space troops? Aren't they more like hypogeal/subterranean marines? And aren't COG troops they more like a declining garrisoning army than a self sufficient expeditionary force meant to fight overseas or at least outside of the homeland? I think someone has 'sci-fi trooper' mixed up with Space Marine.

And finally Master Chief was a Special Operations Navy type. He certainly fought with marines but he wasn't one himself.

Quagmire2537d ago

Turok should've been on the list.