Visceral Games slipped a reference to their other franchise into Battlefield Hardline in the form of a Dead Space-inspired Sun Cola machine!
These drink machines appear in The Hunted (a.k.a. Chernaja Metka, a.k.a. Traque, a.k.a. Black Label), a Russian FPS heavily inspired by Condemned: Criminal Origins. Thanks for the screenshots, Albert!
The Interstellar Treaty Organization from tactical FPS Interstellar Marines apparently has its own brand of soda. I wonder if NATO has anything similar. Thanks for the tip on this one, SolarPlugin! [Source]
Hey, it’s an empty vending machine from the Operation Métro map in Battlefield 3! If you look in the background, you’ll notice advertisements for Fragmenté soda, “une nouvelle boisson pour un nouveau monde.”
I’m not sure if this building from SimCity 4 is a motel or a café, but I’m certain that’s a white vending machine standing in front of it.
I’m also pretty sure that’s a soda machine beside the door of the white building in the screenshot below.
The red and blue vending machines outside this gas station suggest the Cola Wars are still being waged on the streets of SimCity. Here’s a closer look…
They’re a bit difficult to spot even at maximum zoom, but install a first-person mod, and you’ll discover a pair of cola machines behind the Big Bite in Cities: Skylines!
The luxury drink machine in Two Point Hospital is stocked with Moose Juice, “the most densely organic substance on the planet.” There’s a lot to unpack in that sentence. [Source]
You can get a closer look at Two Point Hospital’s other drink machines in the archive.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is beta testing its Blackout battle royale mode, and @AyyItsNewman fought off 87 other players long enough to grab a screenshot of this cola machine!
Splatoon 2 Version 4.0 features these squid-friendly soda machines, which appear to be horizontal flips of the soda machine assets present in the game since its initial launch. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
Brightly lit soda machines line the streets of Tales of the Neon Sea, an upcoming cyberpunk detective adventure. Thanks for the screenshots, Pablo!
Megaquarium brings the theme park management mechanics we all know and love to the aquarium business — complete with soda machines to keep the visitors refreshed. Thanks for the tip, Cornelius!
Snow is rebuffed in his heroic attempt to buy Hope a soft drink from this vending machine in Final Fantasy XIII. [Source]
The same soda machine also appears in Final Fantasy XIII-2, as seen in the screenshot below…
Thanks to satsumaclementine and Cornscope for helping me track these down!
Bad Cop grimaces grimacingly at an Octan Cola vending machine in The LEGO Movie Videogame. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Pixel Art Academy is an old-school adventure game that doubles as a pixel art tutorial! Even better, it features a silhouetted drink machine and a clever callback to the infamous orange/lemon-lime scene from the original Deus Ex. Thanks for the tip, Dan!
Juggernog, Double Tap Root Beer, and all your favorite Perk-a-Colas first appeared in Call of Duty: World at War’s zombie mode! The loading screen for the Zombie Verrückt level even features sketches and photos of the game’s Perk-a-Cola machines…
This vending machine from We Happy Few dispenses drinks and a bunch of other useful stuff, day or night! No wonder everyone in this game seems so peppy. [Source]
Chase McCain sizes up a tropical-themed soda machine in LEGO City: Undercover. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Tragically, all the soda has already been purchased from this vending machine in Antenna Dilemma, an adventure game about a robot trying to repair a television antenna so he can watch his favorite show. Here’s the scene in full color…
Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!
Dexter shares his analysis of the swimming pool crime scene with Lieutenant Batista, while a soda machine lurks in the background like some kind of Dark Passenger. [Source]
It’s easy to get addicted to the great taste of Crack-Cola in Hellforces, a 2002 zombie shooter for Windows. [Source]
This vending machine is from human vs. dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage Extinction. Increase your vigor to defeat the terrible lizards!
This next one looks a little more like a snack machine, but there’s “Phoenix Food & Drink” branding on the side and cans of soda on the nearby table, so I’m rolling with it!
Poor dino looks like he fell asleep guarding the vending machine. That’s some outstanding environmental storytelling. Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!
Say what you will about Dr. Otto Octavius, but you have to give him credit for stocking his laboratory with Quality Soda in Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
This vending machine from freaky deaky horror adventure Paratopic offers a wide selection of drinks, including 12-Hour Spitfire, Beez-Lee-Bub, and Auntie Em’s Old Remedy.
Grab a soda from this vending machine, escape the hospital nursery, and proceed to the helipad in Rainbow Six Siege. Thanks for helping me track this one down, Hakunamarups! [Source]
This next soda machine appeared during Siege’s Outbreak event earlier this year. I wasn’t able to find a screenshot that showcased the entire machine, but I did find these helpful instructions… [Source]
In case you can’t make it out, here’s a transcription:
Insert Coin Here
If you are fixin to pour some fizzy water in your pie hole follow instructions that follow mo-fo. Insert your damn coin in the damn slot. Make your selection. Take product and drinky drinky.
Jeez, that seems a little aggressive. Finally, here’s a fun glitch where a Siege player spawns inside a soda machine. [Source]
I haven’t seen someone meld with a soda machine like this since Geist on the GameCube.
I blasted my way through a mess hall full of facehuggers to snap a screenshot of these vending machines from Alien Trilogy, a 1996 DOS shooter. Curiously, they closely resemble the soda machines from 2013’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. Is there a vending machine somewhere in the Alien films they’re both referencing?
Yakuza Kiwami 2 slaps a fresh coat of paint on the PS2 original, including these scintillating soda machines. Thanks for the screenshots, Gus!
Jet Cola is back and better than ever in the new remastered Shenmue! Let’s take a closer look…
Thanks for the screenshots, Brian!
I appreciate Forestry 2017’s conceit that “use chainsaw” is an unvarying prospect in the mind of the lumberjack — even when interacting with a soda machine. Thanks for the screenshot, Chris!
If I’ve learned anything from Two Point Hospital, it’s that nothing washes down a bag of Cheesy Gubbins quite like an ice-cold Burp soda. [Source]
What’s that? You’re feeling lightheaded? An ice-cold Pulpitation energy drink is sure to get your blood pumping!