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Ireland and Irish people in Computer games

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  • 10-01-2013 7:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12


    Thanks for all your contributions - I've put together a list of computer games featuring Irish (including Nothern Irish, not Irish-American) characters, or characters voiced by Irish people using their natural accent! Comments and corrections welcome!

    Irish character(s) Game(s)
    M. Bison (see wikipedia) Street Fighter II and sequels (1991-present)
    Cú Chulainn Shin Megami Tensei series (1992-present)
    Aran Ryan Super Punch-Out!! series (1994-2009)
    Nina and Anna Williams Tekken Series (1994-present)
    O'Brien, Fitzgerald, Various Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)
    Jaunty the Snake Shadowman Series (1999-2002)
    James O’ Malley (priest) Koudelka (2000)
    Patrick Galloway Clive Barker's Undying (2001)
    Jack "Butcher" O'Hara (Green Beret) Commandos Series (2001-2006)
    Kelly O'Lenmey GunValkyrie (2002)
    Oswald The King of Fighters XI (2003)
    Lancer (based on Cú Chulainn) Fate/stay night (2004)
    Unit voices (answer in Irish) Civilization IV (2005)
    Harman Smith Killer7 (2005)
    Enemy soldiers Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006)
    Leafos Viva Piñata series (2006-8)
    Henry Cooldown No More Heroes (2007)
    Catherine O'Hara Valkyria Chronicles (2008)
    Maureen McReary (Irish born?) Grand Theft Auto 4 (2008)
    Atlas Bioshock (2008)
    Frank Bilders Far Cry 2 (2008)
    James (character's father), Colin Moriarty Fallout 3 (2008)
    Ewan Devlin/Garrett (helicopter pilot) Mercenaries 2 (2008)
    Lexine Murdoch Dead Space: Extraction (2009)
    Brother Darby O’Callahan Assassin's Creed 2 (2009)
    Sean Devlin The Saboteur (2009)
    Irish Red Dead Redemption (2010)
    Various characters Dragon Age 2 (2011)
    Captain James Donnelly L.A. Noire (2011)
    Various characters Assassins Creed 3 (2012)
    Mick Zaford and co. Borderlands 2 (2012)
    Luna Dota 2 (2012 beta)

    Anyone know how to improve the formatting? Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭Lordhogo


    Irish from Red Dead Redemption?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭YouSavedMyLife


    Irish from Red Dead Redemption. Nothing else springs to mind that isnt on that list already


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,834 ✭✭✭Welease


    The whole Hibernian zone/army/players/town names in DAOC (Dark Age of Camelot). Probably the biggest Irish connected game ever (against British and Viking zones/armies etc.)

    http://darkageofcamelot.com/
    Hibernian Map - http://www.daocmaps.com/hibernia-realm


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 35,076 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion


    There was an Irish guy in GTA4. I can't remember his name but you do a bank robbery with him.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 126 ✭✭Fritzl Funderland


    the new assassins creed has plenty of irish accents in it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,166 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    I'm not 100% sure but I think there was an Irish guy in Wet. He had a boat, I think he was Rubi's getaway driver or something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 BNJT




  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 35,076 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion


    Their is a Japanese RPG game set in Ireland. It's called Folklore. Heard about it a few years ago and was tempted to get it but ended up forgetting about it and selling my PS3.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,752 ✭✭✭Mr Blobby


    There was an Irish guy in GTA4. I can't remember his name but you do a bank robbery with him.

    His name was Packie.

    There was a bit of controversy about the name in the Uk though :D


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 35,076 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion


    blobby360 wrote: »
    His name was Packie.

    There was a bit of controversy about the name in the Uk though :D

    I knew it was an Oirish name, I was thinking it was Seamus or something like that.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 9,464 ✭✭✭Celly Smunt


    Bioshock.

    "oim hee-er to keep yoo al-oive"


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,009 ✭✭✭✭wnolan1992


    The guys in GTA4 do not count. No self respecting Irish man would say "That was a good craic man."

    There're a few Irish characters in AC3. One of your Assassin recruits in Boston talks about taking Connor to see Ireland some day.

    The helicopter pilot in Mercenaries 2 was Irish I believe.

    IIRC, the game Sabateur revolves around an Irish main character as well.

    Those are the only ones off the top of my head anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,752 ✭✭✭Mr Blobby


    wnolan1992 wrote: »
    The guys in GTA4 do not count. No self respecting Irish man would say "That was a good craic man."

    There're a few Irish characters in AC3. One of your Assassin recruits in Boston talks about taking Connor to see Ireland some day.

    The helicopter pilot in Mercenaries 2 was Irish I believe.

    IIRC, the game Sabateur revolves around an Irish main character as well.

    Those are the only ones off the top of my head anyway.

    I see you have never been to Cavan :pac:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 82 ✭✭aman23


    war leaders clash of nations, features Ireland as a playable area like the Total War games.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 BNJT


    http://gamerillaz.com/index.php/2012/03/17/the-top-5-irish-dudes-in-videogames/ and here. Forgot about the Police Captain from LA Noire


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,009 ✭✭✭✭wnolan1992


    blobby360 wrote: »
    I see you have never been to Cavan :pac:

    I haven't. :pac:

    But it's not just that that makes them not count. Everything in the game suggests that they're Irish-American. Not Irish. But I don't think there's anything to prove it either way tbh.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,326 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Their is a Japanese RPG game set in Ireland. It's called Folklore_(video_game). Heard about it a few years ago and was tempted to get it but ended up forgetting about it and selling my PS3.

    Folklore.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,326 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    There's an Irish priest in the obscure RPG Koudelka for the PS1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,963 ✭✭✭GhostInTheRuins


    Broken sword is the first one that comes to mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 200 ✭✭Slozer


    Louise Ridgeway, who has been in a number of video games including Kinect Sports and Viva Pinata, for which she won an award.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,667 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    I read somewhere that Tomb Raider Chronicles had a level set in Ireland.

    The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

    Leviticus 19:34



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,945 ✭✭✭Mr.Saturn


    Oswald from King of Fighters XI onward. Anna and Nina Williams from Tekken too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,178 ✭✭✭RobertFoster


    Lots in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭Antar Bolaeisk


    There was an Irish car in Splinter Cell: Conviction


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry




    Jaunty the Snake from the awful Shadowman series.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,752 ✭✭✭pablomakaveli


    the new assassins creed has plenty of irish accents in it


    Two of the Templar gang are Irish though one has a cockney accent for some reason.

    Reading the article in the OP reminded me that Nina from Tekken is Irish. Seems like they just randomly made her Irish for some reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,009 ✭✭✭✭wnolan1992


    Reading the article in the OP reminded me that Nina from Tekken is Irish. Seems like they just randomly made her Irish for some reason.

    As opposed to all the not-random stuff in Tekken like Kuma? :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭psugrue


    There was an Irish car in Splinter Cell: Conviction


    yes i remember that! the army vehicle outside the white house!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,980 ✭✭✭✭VinLieger


    There is an Irish priest in one of the dlc for Assassins Creed II and the helicopter pilot in Mercenaries 2 is Irish


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  • Moderators Posts: 5,558 ✭✭✭Azza


    The original Broken Sword had George Stobart travel to Ireland to uncover the secrets of ancient Templar conspiracy and pit his wits with one rather stubborn goat.

    The Best is Yet to Come song form Metal Gear Solid, is sung in Irish.

    The protagonist from The Saboteur was Irish.

    Can't think of anything else.


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