Quiz: How much do you really know about gaming's (many) space marines?

Military fiction is all fine and good, but what about those poor sods who routinely end up snuffing it courtesy of Tom Clancy's biro bayonet? Sure, their suffering might be imaginary, but what of their real life inspirations? For some, the theme of contemporary conflict can cut much too close to the bone. Real war sucks, but the fantastical battles of the future? Well, they're just a damn good time now aren't they?

Chief among its many attractions are the ever-present space marines - futuristic grunts with big weapons and bad attitudes. Today's test aims to run players through a relative boot camp of confounding, hardcore and utterly perplexing questions all centred on these awesome soldiers of tomorrow. But first - a quick word on criteria.

For the purposes of this quiz we're going to include any and all grunts with access to futuristic tech. That being said, most examples will represent the classic 'space marine' archetype. As always - those seeking extra challenge should attempt to answer each question before checking out the options below. Enjoy.

Samuel James Riley
When he's not busy saving small animals from dangerous brush fires, Sam enjoys writing about the weird world of video games. All-time favourites include Half-Life 2, Knights of the Old Republic, GTA: Vice City and Final Fantasy 10. Last year, Sam finally succeeded in besting Rayman 1 for PlayStation, leaving his life utterly without meaning.