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

The answer to the question no one asked, as we make the Prez in nine games

Obama rating - 4/10

The ears are kind of there, but no landslide-winning leader should ever be this glum or sweaty. Fail.

The Presidential verdict - "Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent."

Judging by this down-mouthed depiction of Barack the boxer, we’re inclined to think the President’s right.

Obama rating - 2/10

Bethesda continue their reputation for making fat-featured fugly characters by providing a create mode which makes the Prez look decidedly radioactive.

The Presidential verdict - "The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife."

If he actually looked anything like this, we don't think the word baffled would be strong enough.

Obama rating – 0/10

We'd give credit to EA for rewriting the movie trilogy's history by letting you create a black mafia hood, but they ruined it by giving every created character, regardless of race, the same Fat Tony-esque Italian American lilt. And he's far too menancing to be cuddly old Obama.

The Presidential verdict - "No one is pro-abortion."

In this case Mr. President, we'd have to disagree.

Obama rating - n/a

Granted, we cheated with this entry by scanning Barack's face onto our created player, so we can't give this Obama a rating. It doesn't really deserve one either, considering it still doesn't look that much like him, even though it's actually his real-life face.

The Presidential verdict - "Another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic."

Hmmmm. Now he mentions it, he does look a bit peaky.

Obama rating – 10/10

The perfect President Obama. Upbeat, with a timeless look and the ability to inspire hope out of apathy, Sackboy is Barack incarnate.

The Presidential verdict - “Greatest weakness? It's possible that I'm a little too awesome."

The most powerful sack on the planet is clearly way too awesome. C’mon, just look at those adorable bulging eyes, filled to the brim with optimism. And that cute little clip on tie just screams hope and idealism. Sackboy’s clearly the perfect recreation of Obama.

Jan 30, 2009

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