Which create-a-character is best for making Obama?

Barack Obama. The most important politician in a generation. A peerless orator. Winner of a historic election. And exceedingly effin' hard to recreate in every create-a-character mode we could find. You’d think the current leader of the free world’s unassuming features would be easy to make with the plethora of chin, forehead and septum sliders most games now have. Wrong.

Honestly, we thought making Mr O would be a breeze, but not only did we fail to craft convincing Obamas, we failed to craft convincing humans. So, which character creator makes the best Obama? We have no idea. Take a look at the following and see if you can decide.

Obama rating - 6/10

The WWE interpretation of the 44th President is probably the most lifelike. If by ‘lifelike’ you mean bearing a passing resemblance to the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We suppose the jawline and sympathetic peepers are quite similar.

The Presidential verdict - "I figure there's nowhere to go from here but down."

Keep scrolling through these attempted Obamas and you’ll see how true that is.

Obama rating - 5/10

Far too evil-looking and weapon-wielding for the most beloved President since David Palmer.

The Presidential verdict – "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, tonight is your answer."

All things are definitely possible if an unrecognisable, brooding man with a murderous look in his eye and a big-assed sword can govern the most powerful nation on Earth.

Obama rating - 5/10

We know Obama enjoys a good workout and is in tip-top shape, but this approximation just looks like there's nothing between his ears but straw.

The Presidential verdict - "I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth."

Rugged, chiselled and with a punch that can shatter a man’s face in, Facebreaker’s Obama should be wearing a red and blue cape as he fights evil Republicans.

Obama rating - 4/10

The nuclear fallout clearly hasn't been too kind to Barack, ageing him terribly and giving him the kind of dead, hopeless eyes that Presidents should only get in the final months of their second term.

The Presidential verdict - "Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands."

If this is what a post-apocalyptic world would transform every 47 year old man’s face into, then file stopping Fallout III from becoming a reality under ‘good’.


  • tdarlistner100 - January 13, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    hahahahah sackboy got it. Well done!
  • Green_Shade - February 5, 2010 3:23 a.m.

    Oblivion Obama is a Vulcan!
  • industriedude - April 12, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    Fallout 3 is a mind-blowing game but the create-a-character was pretty lame. Every character sot of came out the same, but it doesn't really matter considering you never even see your players face in the actual game so hey, lame it up! the godfather II obama looks weird, i think you guys could of done a better job on that one the smackdown create-a-character is excellent and that obama looks great p.s. what the hell is with the COD 4 background for the Fallout 3 Obama?
  • EvanesceExotica - February 14, 2009 4:17 a.m.

    What about a Sims 2 Obama?
  • cuatico - February 9, 2009 1:37 a.m.

    i made a baraka obama in mortal kombat armaggedon, he was very similar even with the big tarkatan mouth
  • TreyTable - February 9, 2009 1:26 a.m.

    You should have tried Saints Row 1 and/or 2. There's a lot of customization there.. or maybe Forza 2...
  • SuperKirbyMaster - February 6, 2009 8:35 p.m.

    They missed two very big way you could've represented Obama: Guitar Hero: World Tour's character creation system and on the Wii, the Mii system. Idk why they even bothered to includethe Oblivion one, it's crap
  • Maikeru_Go - February 3, 2009 3:55 p.m.

    I was hoping that they were going to try to use a Tony Hawk game or Sims 2 at some point. Also, I recall that some of the Tiger Woods games have some level of create a character ability and I would hope that some basketball games would—both quite appropriate for Obama.
  • Octaviux - February 2, 2009 11:54 p.m.

    Put him in the hot coffee mod fookin Hillary
  • anthonyjh63 - February 2, 2009 7:35 p.m.

    Oh yay, the Obama cult has infiltrated my gaming journalism as well. Fucking great.
  • Phelix - February 2, 2009 10:12 a.m.

    That sackboy ain't obama, it's Samuel L. Jackson from pulp fiction! Only you might not recognize him since this is one of those rare occasions when he actually smiles. You see? Now where is my money...
  • magicwalnuts0 - February 1, 2009 11:36 p.m.

    HAHAHA I laughed out loud when I saw the LBP Obama, and Oblivion's characters always looked kinda doughy and freakish.
  • flk - February 1, 2009 10:11 p.m.

    LBP Obama ftw
  • TheKraige - February 1, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    WTF wheres the Mass Effect Obama that would make a good one, IMO ME still has the best character creator yet.
  • HungryBeaver - February 1, 2009 4:24 a.m.

    ROFLOL at oblivion obama. That sucked horribly lol 0/10
  • The_Lurcher - January 31, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    @Lucretiel They did make a wii, xbox and ps3 obama in their avatar showdown article(correct me if its called something different) and i would laugh at the oblivion one if it didnt make me die a little inside everytime i look at it.
  • Major Vasily - January 31, 2009 12:19 a.m.

    How about the Black Stalin Obama? Try that, it's fitting.
  • RonnyLive19881 - January 31, 2009 12:07 a.m.

    Who cares if it is racist! It is hilarious!
  • Furyspittles - January 30, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    WTF? how is it racist? i hate people who point and scream 'RACISM' at every little thing that might, no matter how small the chance, possibly warrant it. And way awesome article :D
  • Levy - January 30, 2009 10:33 p.m.

    LBP obama was truly hilarious I haven't laughed so hard in several weeks

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