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A lot of games like to use actors or actresses to pull a certain audience, we’ve taken a look at what A-list actors have appeared in our favourite game and put them on a list. We will not be including games that are based around the whole actor’s character, so sorry Shaquille O’Neal’s: Shaq-Fu

Honorable mention: Conan and Andy Richter: Halo 4

Photo: 343 Studios: HALO 4

Although their faces are not in the game, the host and co-host of the Conan show on TBS have made a cameo in Halo 4.

At a certain point in the game there are 2 marines just standing next to some crates, if you wait long enough you can hear the duo talking. Throughout their dialogue they do not say anything useful but they do make some hilarious comments.

1. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Kevin Spacey

Photo: Activision Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision wanted to make the most out of this game since their sales have gone downwards for a couple of years, so they signed Kevin Spacey to give the game a more intense and dramatic storyline. Which is something Kevin himself also aimed for saying: With hiring me Activision proves that game-developers are interested in developing games with more of a dramatic storyline.

Spacey plays a bad guy named Jonathan Irons, Irons is the boss of a mercenary company named Atlas, a company which plays a huge roll in the wars that are tearing the world apart.

Although Activision used the latest technology to mimic Spaceys movements into the game some people have complained that Spacey’s character looks “dead in the eyes” and that it all feels a bit forced.

Ouch.

2. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: Kit Harington & Conor McGregor

Photo: Activision Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In another Call of Duty game: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare you can find the Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington (also known as Jon Snow). Harington plays the antagonist named Admiral Salen Kotch and he’s joined by the UFC superstar Conor McGregor who plays Captain Bradley Fillion. Although people have said that the big-name celebrities had minimal parts in narrative

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was heavily criticised by the public, the players wanted an original Call of Duty game (WW2) but Activision instead went into the other direction and into space with Infinite Warfare.

The trailer had an insane amount of dislikes with a total of 3 million dislikes and only 500K likes.

Once again, ouch.

3. True Crime: Streets of LA: Snoop Dogg

Photo: Activision: True Crimes: Streets of LA

Snoop Dogg got his swag on in real life and in videogames, although you can only play as the rapper through a cheat code. In the secret mission you have an hour to solve as many crimes as you possibly can. If you die or don’t solve enough crimes you get ranked F: Lap Poodle. But if you can succeed and solve at least 55 crimes you get ranked A: Top Dogg. Sounds pretty childish but it’s actually pretty fun.

4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Samuel L. Jackson

Photo: Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In this game Samuel L. Jackson plays a corrupt police officer, but if we wanted a corrupt police officer it might as well be one with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.

Officer Tenpenny is one of the ringleaders of the drugs trade and gang intimidation in Los Santos.

He’s a important character in the game, he frequently manipulated the main character and has the player do shady operations.

Samuel L. Jackson as a character in the crime world, this gives a familiar feeling to his Pulp Ficton’s Jules Winfield, with Officier Tenpenny spitting out classic Samuel L Jackson dialogue. We loved every second of it.

5. HALO Franchise: Keith David

Photo: 343 Studios: Halo 5: Guardians

Keith David has an insane résumé when it comes to cameos in games and series, he has appeared in Mass Effect, Saints Row 4 as himself, Call of Duty as a commander and in the hit serie Rick and Morty as the president of the United States of America (which he plays in a hilarious fashion).

But his biggest roll goes to the Arbiter in the HALO franchise. As the second protagonist of the gaming serie he’s an alien from the covenant (the covenant and humans are in war).

Eventually he turns to the humans their side when he is stripped of his rank and pointed as Arbiter. In Halo 2 you can play him for multiple missions, in the following Halo instalments we’ve not being able to play him anymore.

David is known for his very smooth voice and that’s why we’re glad he does a lot of work for games, movies and series alike.

 

 

A lot of games like to use actors or actresses to pull a certain audience, we’ve taken a look at what A-list actors have appeared in our favourite game and put them on a list. We will not be including games that are based around the whole actor’s character, so sorry Shaquille O’Neal’s: Shaq-Fu

Honorable mention: Conan and Andy Richter: Halo 4

Photo: 343 Studios: HALO 4

Although their faces are not in the game, the host and co-host of the Conan show on TBS have made a cameo in Halo 4.

At a certain point in the game there are 2 marines just standing next to some crates, if you wait long enough you can hear the duo talking. Throughout their dialogue they do not say anything useful but they do make some hilarious comments.

1. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Kevin Spacey

Photo: Activision Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision wanted to make the most out of this game since their sales have gone downwards for a couple of years, so they signed Kevin Spacey to give the game a more intense and dramatic storyline. Which is something Kevin himself also aimed for saying: With hiring me Activision proves that game-developers are interested in developing games with more of a dramatic storyline.

Spacey plays a bad guy named Jonathan Irons, Irons is the boss of a mercenary company named Atlas, a company which plays a huge roll in the wars that are tearing the world apart.

Although Activision used the latest technology to mimic Spaceys movements into the game some people have complained that Spacey’s character looks “dead in the eyes” and that it all feels a bit forced.

Ouch.

2. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: Kit Harington & Conor McGregor

Photo: Activision Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In another Call of Duty game: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare you can find the Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington (also known as Jon Snow). Harington plays the antagonist named Admiral Salen Kotch and he’s joined by the UFC superstar Conor McGregor who plays Captain Bradley Fillion. Although people have said that the big-name celebrities had minimal parts in narrative

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was heavily criticised by the public, the players wanted an original Call of Duty game (WW2) but Activision instead went into the other direction and into space with Infinite Warfare.

The trailer had an insane amount of dislikes with a total of 3 million dislikes and only 500K likes.

Once again, ouch.

3. True Crime: Streets of LA: Snoop Dogg

Photo: Activision: True Crimes: Streets of LA

Snoop Dogg got his swag on in real life and in videogames, although you can only play as the rapper through a cheat code. In the secret mission you have an hour to solve as many crimes as you possibly can. If you die or don’t solve enough crimes you get ranked F: Lap Poodle. But if you can succeed and solve at least 55 crimes you get ranked A: Top Dogg. Sounds pretty childish but it’s actually pretty fun.

4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Samuel L. Jackson

Photo: Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In this game Samuel L. Jackson plays a corrupt police officer, but if we wanted a corrupt police officer it might as well be one with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.

Officer Tenpenny is one of the ringleaders of the drugs trade and gang intimidation in Los Santos.

He’s a important character in the game, he frequently manipulated the main character and has the player do shady operations.

Samuel L. Jackson as a character in the crime world, this gives a familiar feeling to his Pulp Ficton’s Jules Winfield, with Officier Tenpenny spitting out classic Samuel L Jackson dialogue. We loved every second of it.

5. HALO Franchise: Keith David

Photo: 343 Studios: Halo 5: Guardians

Keith David has an insane résumé when it comes to cameos in games and series, he has appeared in Mass Effect, Saints Row 4 as himself, Call of Duty as a commander and in the hit serie Rick and Morty as the president of the United States of America (which he plays in a hilarious fashion).

But his biggest roll goes to the Arbiter in the HALO franchise. As the second protagonist of the gaming serie he’s an alien from the covenant (the covenant and humans are in war).

Eventually he turns to the humans their side when he is stripped of his rank and pointed as Arbiter. In Halo 2 you can play him for multiple missions, in the following Halo instalments we’ve not being able to play him anymore.

David is known for his very smooth voice and that’s why we’re glad he does a lot of work for games, movies and series alike.

 

 

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