9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots
When Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots was first revealed—by accident, I might add—in target footage, many felt uneasy with the content. The trailer showed a group of men taking a wealthy man's family hostage and strapping him up with high explosives. In addition to the threat of physical and sexual violence to his wife, the man was driven to a bridge, whereupon the viewer then assumes the role of one of the members of Rainbow Six, an elite counterrorist organization sent to deal with the issue. Upon killing the hostage-takers after a prolonged shootout on the bridge, the player finds the hostage and is forced to kick him off the bridge instead of disarming the explosive. Needless to say, the whole scenario didn't go down easy with many of its viewers, which found the morality of the player's actions questionable, and the situation as a whole murky—sort of like real life. Since then, the development of the game has been under heavy wraps but Ubisoft has confirmed that it remains in development and will be released next year. Given the Rainbow Six legacy, players should expect to take command of a squad of soldiers in this upcoming FPS.
Platform: PC, PS3 & Xbox 360.