Who Should Star In A Real Video Game Version Of The Expendables?

Duke Nukem is Sylvester Stallone. Kind of. The Rocky actor wants you to believe that he can still explode the living hell out of armies of bad guys. So does Duke. And, with the right vitamins (or developers), they both can! We hope.

The meta-hook for The Expendables movies is audiences are in on the over-the-top action franchise's central conceit, which is that the tough guys of yesteryear can still do what they used to. But Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and Chuck Norris are all over the hill and don't have the drawing power that they used. Hence, their teaming up.

Surely, there's a video game equivalent to this idea. An all-star cast of former superstars, banding together to grab the limelight that just one of them used to command. A Kotaku brainstorm cobbled together the characters in the image above, but you can probably do better, right? So, post the rosters of your video game Expendables line-up below and let's see what your dream team looks like.

(Top row, from left to right: Jak & Daxter, Jazz Jackrabbit, Shinobi, Sonic, Super Joe from Bionic Commando Re-Armed

Bottom row, from left to right: Lance and Bill from Contra, Crash Bandicoot, Duke Nukem, Earthworm Jim, Ralf and Clark from Ikari Warriors)

(Jazz Jackrabbit illustration by Espen G from DeviantArt)


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    Why the hell would you have Sonic in this lineup? Or crash, for that matter.
    If you are going for something expendables-y , they should all be gun-toting muscle boys.

    Maybe the dude from Biomenace? Also Doom guy and Quake guy should make an appearance.

    Easy, the entire team of Team Fortress 2 + Saxton Hale.

    This is silly. besides, if Duke was anyone it would be Dolph, obviously, who is both massive and blonde.

    You're not thinking gun-totingly enough.

    Duke Nukem (more Dolph Lundgren than Stallone in my opinion)
    Marcus Fenix (Gears of War)
    Master Chief (Halo)
    Max Payne
    Soap from Call of Duty
    Guy from Doom (although no personality)
    Gordon Freeman (Half Life)
    Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto)
    Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

    Now that's a team!

      They seem like a lethal team that would be somewhat dysfunctional! I'd watch that!

      it's funny because Doom guy has more personality then Master Chief, MC has the worst personality in all of the Xbox exclusives

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