Most would probably say that it haven't always been the Russians that were the bad guys. In the period 1990-1998, the Earth was attacked by evil mutants and firms. Cyber Mage and Half-Life are two examples of this. Another is Duke Nukem as most probably know.
But from 1998 to 2003 there were big focuse on making more realistic games. It focussed more on historical events and Russians. Many will probably mention Call of Duty during WW2, Vietnam, Medal of Honor, etc.
The industry tried so slowly to implicate modern historical events with Al-Qaeda from 2002 to about 2006-2010 paragraph. Socom, Special Force, Amry and Two and even Medal of Honor tried on this front
But it seems like the game were too close to reality or it didn't not sold enough.Again the industry went back to the formular that only 3 nationalities are our enemies
Continued in next blog