After the last hot dog has been scarfed and the last beer guzzled, you might not be in the mood for fireworks. You might want to sit and play.

Sometimes, it's fun to try a themed playlist when it comes to video games. Publishers sometimes even help by offering holiday-themed content for some titles. However, July 4th isn't like Christmas or Halloween, so you're kinda left to fend for yourself.

I'm trying to think of games out there that are distinctly American. Actually, one that springs readily to mind is Assassin's Creed III , which brought the Assassin vs. Templar battle to the Revolutionary War. Even though I still prefer Italy and France as settings for this franchise, it was still great fun exploring old Boston and New York. The frontier felt fresh and new, too.

There are just so few games set in the US, I've noticed. Obviously, we have a lot of fantasy and sci-fi backdrops, so those don't really count, and many interactive adventures simply focus on fictional settings. But I suppose we could also celebrate American developers as well, which is a lot easier to do today than it was a couple decades ago. Not that this means much; most games we play these days come from Western teams. Although not necessarily US-based developers; Naughty Dog is one example. Is there an Uncharted you didn't finish? What about that Left Behind DLC for The Last Of Us ? Maybe you could make the broad argument to play on Xbox One. ūüėČ

Anyway, what will you be playing this Independence Day?

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Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

trying to think about a related game has my mind go to something RTS on PC.

I'll probably just keep playing Batman.

frylock25
frylock25
5 years ago

Telltales game of thrones on ps4.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
5 years ago

I guess any of the Twisted Metals would be acceptable.

Bio
Bio
5 years ago

Been playing through Liberty City Stories this week. Seems appropriate enough.

Cideus
Cideus
5 years ago

Heavensward expansion content for FFXIV is what I'll be playing. Loving the new areas and can't wait to get my black chocobo.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Some Nier, and game of thrones too. No reason to theme this day of leisure.

frylock25
frylock25
5 years ago

Are you playing the tell tales version or the other one

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Telltale, i have the other one but it didn't look very good so i havent given it a real chance yet.

frylock25
frylock25
5 years ago

I bought that other one for .99 like you did and also haven't touched it. My ps3 is also in storage as I'm moving. I scored the season pass for tell tale and like it so far. I finished episode 4 this morning. How far are you

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
5 years ago

It's pretty much all about Elder Scrolls Online. I'll probably finish up Tales from the Borderlands episode 3 as well.

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Batman, Smash Bros and Splatoon.

Simcoe
Simcoe
5 years ago

A friend of mine has Splatoon, and I tried out the single player game Monday evening. There is something just so satisfying about it!

Jawknee
Jawknee
5 years ago

Yea it's strangely fun. The online matches are even better. Especially the ranked matches. It's addictive trying to level up all your gear.

frylock25
frylock25
1 year ago

Telltales game of thrones on ps4.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

Some Nier, and game of thrones too. No reason to theme this day of leisure.

frylock25
frylock25
1 year ago

I bought that other one for .99 like you did and also haven&#39t touched it. My ps3 is also in storage as I&#39m moving. I scored the season pass for tell tale and like it so far. I finished episode 4 this morning. How far are you

Temjin001
Temjin001
1 year ago

trying to think about a related game has my mind go to something RTS on PC.

I&#39ll probably just keep playing Batman.

Cideus
Cideus
1 year ago

Heavensward expansion content for FFXIV is what I&#39ll be playing. Loving the new areas and can&#39t wait to get my black chocobo.

Simcoe
Simcoe
1 year ago

A friend of mine has Splatoon, and I tried out the single player game Monday evening. There is something just so satisfying about it!

frylock25
frylock25
1 year ago

Are you playing the tell tales version or the other one

Bio
Bio
1 year ago

Been playing through Liberty City Stories this week. Seems appropriate enough.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
1 year ago

Telltale, i have the other one but it didn&#39t look very good so i havent given it a real chance yet.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
1 year ago

It&#39s pretty much all about Elder Scrolls Online. I&#39ll probably finish up Tales from the Borderlands episode 3 as well.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
1 year ago

I guess any of the Twisted Metals would be acceptable.

Jawknee
Jawknee
1 year ago

Yea it&#39s strangely fun. The online matches are even better. Especially the ranked matches. It&#39s addictive trying to level up all your gear.

Jawknee
Jawknee
1 year ago

Batman, Smash Bros and Splatoon.