Video games are by and large about projecting power, and who’s more powerful than the leader of the free world? Video game appearances by U.S. presidents — both real and fictional — run the gamut from inspiring to embarrassing. It’s one thing to have your leader spur you on with a rousing speech or a cry to battle, but having your president thank you for saving his life by offering to take you out for a burger? That’s humiliating. Thanks, Ronnie.

With the Big Gipper included in the bunch, here are a few of our Presidential favorites on both sides of the coin. While you’re kicking back on this President’s Day, think about your favorite video game leaders, and whether you would have voted for them, or shoved them off the ballot.

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