Nine of the weirdest historical video games ever made

Assassinations, coups, cults, and riots


Earlier today, we ran a story about video games that replicate historical moments — from OG educational hits like Oregon Trail to bloody, controversial reenactments like JFK: Reloaded. As we spoke to experts and scrolled through forums, we found that for every popular historical video game like Assassin's Creed there exist a hundred obscure, offbeat, and at times totally messed-up games. Created by individuals and small studios that lack the funds and institutional support to get much attention, these games reimagine the most emotionally charged and violent moments in history — 9/11, for example, or the First Intifada. We came across so many, we thought we’d go ahead and share some of our favorites below.