It's 4/20 bros. You know what that means? We get to listen to a bunch of stoners repeat "whoa bros it's 4/20" over and over like it's some kind of mythical event that only happens once a year. It also means we get to honor the national treasure that is Snoop Dogg. The motherfuckin' D O double G. While he's mostly known for his musical talents and smoking weed, Snoop Dogg is actually a big gamer and spends a lot of time playing video games. So it makes sense that some video games have gone the extra step and placed the well-known rapper into its digital world. Want to celebrate 4/20 the correct way? Why not give one of these six games a play.
Family Guy: The Quest for StuffDo you love mobile clicker games? Do you love Family Guy? Well, then Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is for you! Basically a ripoff of The Simpsons: Tapped Out, you'll build your own version of Quahog and populate it with characters both from the show and not.
At one point in the game's life, Peter held a music festival called Peter Palooza to attract famous musicians to the town. Artists like Avril Lavigne, Weird Al, Rick Astley, Alice Cooper, and Deadmau5 showed up. Most important, however, was Snoop Dogg. Showing up in the quest Doggystyle, Snoop requests a tour around Quahog. Characters like Peter, Brian, Quagmire, and Pawtucket Pat fall over each other to try and show the celebrity around. Thankfully, Snoop is cool with all of it.
Once you've unlocked him properly, you can keep Snoop Dogg and have him perform tasks to earn you XP and items. Featuring such tasks like "Get Brizzunch with Dre", "Drink Gin & Juice", "Ride Low", and "Pour One Out for the Homies", Snoop becomes another happy resident of Quahog.
Also as an interesting bonus, if you earned Snoop Dogg in the game, you got his album Bush for free. So that's neat.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2Before you get too excited, no, Snoop Dogg is not a fighter in the game. I know, that's what I was really hoping for.
While Snoop wasn't originally in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, he was added through DLC. Specifically, a stage titled "Snoop Dogg" was added to the game. Taking place in Snoop Dogg's castle—he has a castle in the Tekken universe, of course—you'll battle for the pleasure of the rap god.
Literally. Snoop sits on a throne surrounded by beautiful women, as he watches the characters fight. Featuring tons of gold, pimped out cars, giant speakers, and video screens playing Snoop Dogg music videos, this whole level is basically more of a tribute to the rapper than this list is. It's almost hilarious how much love seems to have gone into representing as much of his style as it could. It also features one really cool contribution from Snoop himself.
Not just content with having a stage, Snoop also recorded a song for the game. Knocc 'Em Down features Snoop rapping about Tekken and serves as the stage's background music. It also features the incredible line "God Fist combo, here comes the blessing". Not only does this work on a basic level, because you're about to be "blessed" with an attack called God Fist, but it also features a smart double entendre as "Blessing" is a professional Tekken gamer. Now that's awesome.
True Crime: Streets of LAIt's time for Snoop Dogg to clean up the streets.
True Crimes: Streets of LA was an open world third-person shooter that came out in 2003. The game featured a 20 song soundtrack that featured all new songs from 20 different west coast rappers. Snoop's contribution to this is his song Dance Wit Me, which also featured the voice of Marvin Gaye. Making an all-new song for a video game is already really cool, but True Crime had even more Snoop in store.
Throughout the game world, you can find hidden Dogg Bones. Collect 30 of these and you unlock the ability to play as Snoop Dogg. While he has all the same abilities as the main character, Snoop himself provides a voice over with new lines. But wait there's more!
Only accessible through cheat codes, there's a hidden mission in the game called Dogg Patrol. This bonus level gives you one hour to try to solve as many random crimes as possible while playing as Snoop Dogg. You can either be a Good Dogg or a Bad Dogg depending on how you choose to solve these crimes, but solve around 55 of them and you'll at least be the Top Dogg.
Call of Duty: GhostsOkay, I know you probably would rather play any other Call of Duty game, but Call of Duty: Ghosts is the only one with Snoop Dogg in it.
Much like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Snoop Dogg wasn't in the game originally. Instead, he was added as DLC, specifically as a multiplayer announcer. Now instead of having to listen to boring military men shout boring vague military phrases, you could instead listen to Snoop Dogg liven the match up.
Honestly, it's about the best thing Call of Duty: Ghosts has going for it. Some of Snoop's lines are genuinely hilarious. Call for an ODIN killstreak? Then you'll hear "Drop some science on these bitches." Let your sentry turret be destroyed? Then you better "pour out a little liquor for your sentry gun." When Snoop says he ain't got nothing but love for you for winning a round, you know it's true. Honestly sounds better than some random military man anyway.
Def Jam: Fight for NYSome game series are just a little too amazing for this world. Def Jam is one of those series.
Released in late 2004, Def Jam: Fight for NY was a fighting game where various rappers played characters who were basically themselves. Sometimes even by name. For example, Ludacris is in the game playing a fighter named Ludacris.
Unlike the other games on this list, Def Jam: Fight for NY is the only entry where Snoop Dogg is playing a character rather than just being himself. In Fight for NY, he takes the role of Crow, the game's primary antagonist. Crow dresses amazing and also has a knife hidden in his cane which is just amazing. Plus one of Crow's henchmen is Trejo. As in, actual actor Danny Trejo.
While the other entries were hilarious because it's Snoop making fun of Snoop, here we get to see Snoop being serious. Well, as serious as Def Jam allows for anyway. It's fantastic in all the right ways.
Way of the DoggLook, I'll be honest, every other entry on this list is small potatoes compared to Way of the Dogg. If you somehow turned Snoop Dogg into a video game, you'd just make a second Way of the Dogg.
I want to be clear: I'm not making any of this up. Way of the Dogg is a rhythm game/fighting game hybrid where you take on enemies by hitting notes along to Snoop Dogg songs. You play as America Jones. Yes, his name is actually America Jones. He's the best fighter in the city, but then a thug guns down his girlfriend. Upset and wanting justice, America turns to Snoop Dogg to teach him The Way of the Dogg so he can capture the guys who killed his wife.
Halfway through the game America is totally fucked. His friends are dead, he gets captured, and he got the answers but won't live long enough to seek justice. Then Snoop Dogg shows up and saves his life. Following that, the two go back to Snoop's palace where they smoke a time-traveling blunt to go back in time, save America's girlfriend, and use their knowledge of the future to stop the evil money loving businessmen from imprisoning Snoop and ruining music. This actually happens. It's amazing.
Look, I'll fully admit Way of the Dogg isn't really that great to play, but only Snoop Dogg could play himself in a video game where he's a rapping kung fu master that smokes time traveling blunts to always know the future and how to pick the best outcomes. Absolutely no one else could survive such a weird story. Snoop can.
Fear & RespectOk, I know, this is technically a seventh video game. But as far as I can tell Snoop Dogg has only been in seven video games, so I want to shoehorn this in to get the full video game discography. Plus, Fear & Respect was canceled, so you can't really play it anyway.
Fear & Respect had some hype when it was first announced and was even the cover story of the January 2005 issue of Game Informer. The game was going to be directed by John Singleton, the director for movies like Boyz N the Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious. It also starred Snoop Dogg, who played Goldie, the main character for the game. Goldie would have had to fight various gangs in Los Angeles, which would have caused them to either fear or respect him. Their reactions would have changed depending on what you did.
Unfortunately, after the initial media push the game went silent. We only ever got a single trailer and some screenshots from the project. In early 2006 it was officially canceled, robbing the world of a Snoop Dogg video game. Ultimately it seems doubtful that another Grand Theft Auto clone would survive on the market between Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto IV, but it does still make me wish we got to see the full game.
Got a video game you wish Snoop Dogg was in? Going to enjoy 4/20? Excited to be arrested because we got your location and honestly the reward money is worth it? Tell us in the comments!