Mass Effect 2

The first aid dispensers in this game have a white cross on them (but no red background), so I was initially disappointed. But when I actually grabbed a first aid kit (or “medi-gel”) from one, I was relieved to see that it bears the Swiss banner:

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The Swiss must be a spacefearing nation in this scenario. Taking over the healthcare sector of the universe in their majestic rocket-fueled Toblerone bars.

Archer

While the hospital in this scene in the series Archer has a red cross, the ambulance has a Swiss flag. This is surprising for the show, which is normally known to get a lot of cultural stuff right, with the random bits of Spanish, Portuguese and German spoken often making sense:

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Civilization V

Even the biggest studios aren’t immune against misuse of the Swiss flag. Civilization V even uses the Swiss shield that is popular on some items, such as Swiss army knives from Victorinox or Wenger, as a symbol for “fortify until healed”. Look in the lower left corner:

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Party Hard

It’s a rare moment for praise! The game Party Hard not only does not have any Swiss crosses in it, it also puts the correct paramedic symbol on the side of the ambulance:

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Awesome! So it is possible to do this right. All other game developers take note.

Saints Row: The Third

Another game developer doesn’t get it, and this time it’s Volition. The ambulances in Saints Row: The Third carry a Swiss cross on their roof:

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I apologize that this image doesn’t have the correct proportions, by the way, I stole this from YouTube.