Best game with black protagonist

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#1 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12224 posts) -

There must be some, but I'm racking my brain...

#2 Posted by Finaru (306 posts) -
Oh god, this thread isn't going to end well @_@
#3 Posted by rastaman219 (3032 posts) -

Tiger Woods?

#4 Posted by Silent-Hal (9795 posts) -
The Suffering and it's sequel Ties That Bind have a pretty interesting black protagonist. He doesn't speak much, but his backstory (of which there are a multitude of possibilities, depending on how you play the game) is pretty interesting.
#5 Posted by jacob2125 (1003 posts) -
In Mercenaries 2 you can play as Chris Jacobs.
#6 Posted by 11Marcel (7241 posts) -
GTA san andreas.... of course.
#7 Posted by Ontain (25501 posts) -

would WRPG's that let you create a black character so those would count too?

#8 Posted by AirGuitarist87 (9499 posts) -
Mass Effect?
#9 Posted by Skie7 (1030 posts) -

Deus Ex

#10 Posted by jtemplegarage (266 posts) -
GTA: San Andreas is the obvious answer to this one - amazing game, and a lesser amount of white people than you'd expect. :P
#11 Posted by VGobbsesser (15614 posts) -
Garcian Smith from Killer7 is the only one that comes to mind for me.
#12 Posted by blacksiteninja (306 posts) -

Tiger Woods?

rastaman219

yes, definitely

#13 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
GTA san andreas.... of course. 11Marcel
This.
#14 Posted by GrindingAxe (1641 posts) -
Earthworm Jim
#15 Posted by IZoMBiEI (6477 posts) -
crackdown, he was a badass
#16 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
San Andreas is pretty great, love that game

Another would be...nothing. There isn't a lot of games with a black protagonist and sadly if they are usually it involves them gang banging.
#17 Posted by 190586385885857957282413308806 (13084 posts) -
There was Shadowman
#18 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (19138 posts) -

There was Shadowmansmerlus

You beat me to it, smerl

Barret (Final Fantasy VII)

Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)

There aren't many... I knew videogames were racist!

*hides behind flame shield*

#19 Posted by BladesOfAthena (3938 posts) -
Taurus from Interstate '82 deserves a mention.
#20 Posted by BladesOfAthena (3938 posts) -

[QUOTE="smerlus"]There was ShadowmanBlack_Knight_00

You beat me to it, smerl

Barret (Final Fantasy VII)

Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)

There aren't many... I knew videogames were racist!

*hides behind flame shield*

Barret isn't a protagonist.

#21 Posted by HardQuor (1282 posts) -
[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]

[QUOTE="smerlus"]There was ShadowmanBladesOfAthena

You beat me to it, smerl

Barret (Final Fantasy VII)

Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)

There aren't many... I knew videogames were racist!

*hides behind flame shield*

Barret isn't a protagonist.

I think you mean "Barret isn't the protagonist." because he's most certainly a protagonist. I mean, he's not an antagonist.

How about Spawn, Moonwalker, or maybe Half Life 2?

#22 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (19138 posts) -
[QUOTE="BladesOfAthena"][QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]

[QUOTE="smerlus"]There was ShadowmanHardQuor

You beat me to it, smerl

Barret (Final Fantasy VII)

Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)

There aren't many... I knew videogames were racist!

*hides behind flame shield*

Barret isn't a protagonist.

I see your point, but he and Bindo were the only guys I could come up with that weren't in a crime game.

Did I hear Moonwalker? Oh come on, Michael Jackson is not black, he's... I mean... grey!

#23 Posted by coughing (189 posts) -
San andreas hands down.
#24 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12224 posts) -

Ok, so there are a few. How about Arab or Indian though?

#25 Posted by BladesOfAthena (3938 posts) -
[QUOTE="BladesOfAthena"][QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]

[QUOTE="smerlus"]There was ShadowmanHardQuor

You beat me to it, smerl

Barret (Final Fantasy VII)

Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)

There aren't many... I knew videogames were racist!

*hides behind flame shield*

Barret isn't a protagonist.

I think you mean "Barret isn't the protagonist." because he's most certainly a protagonist. I mean, he's not an antagonist.

How about Spawn, Moonwalker, or maybe Half Life 2?

No he's not the leading character. Cloud is.

#26 Posted by Berserkerkitten (76 posts) -
Pretty fascinating how there are more games about fat, Italian plumbers than games featuring black main characters.
#27 Posted by nitsud_19 (2519 posts) -
Hey us Native Americans only got the guy from Prey. I have to admit though, they got the Native bar seen right lol. I guess the original Turok also.
#28 Posted by digi_matrix (6600 posts) -

Bad Day L.A.?

Not a good game, but fits the thread. Firstly, there aren't many black characters to begin with, so a protagonist is a tough bet. But Suffering is a very good one.

#29 Posted by MKHavoc (1100 posts) -
The only one I can think of San Andreas.
#30 Posted by Manyac (572 posts) -

GTA: SA

CJ!!!