October 4, 2022

Games based on Real World Locations

As a person who travels often, I always like to do some research before I visit a new location. If I have the time, playing a game based on the location can give me a little bit of understanding of the area. I feel it immerses you and makes you appreciate the culture of the location more. It’s also a great way to make your kids more interested. One of my favorite things is hearing my little one make a reference to something they saw in the video game and make the connection to real life. Here is a short list that I was able to come up with

Africa - Far Cry 2

Alaska, United States - Red Dead Redemption 2

Blackwater, Missouri - United states - Red Dead Redemption 2 (Blackwater)

Chernobyl, Ukraine - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, S.T.A.L.K.E.R

Chicago, Illinois - Watch Dogs

Donetsk, Ukraine - Call of Duty Warzone, Watch Dogs

Egypt- Assassins Creed

Hong Kong, China - Sleeping Dogs

Himalaya, Asia - Far Cry 4

Hollywood, California -Overwatch (Hollywood Map <-> Paramount Studios)

Italy - Assassins Creed 2 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Forza Horizon 2, Final Fantasy XV (Altissia), Dark Souls (Anor Londo)

Los Angeles, California - L.A. Noire, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Louisiana, United States (Parts of it) - Red Dead Redemption 2

Las Vegas, California - Fallout: New Vegas

Manchester, England - Resistance: Fall of Man

Miami, Florida - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Moscow, Russia - Metro 2033

New Orleans, United States - Red Dead Redemption 2

Northeast Colonial America - Fallout 4

New York, New York - Grand Theft Auto 3 & 4, The Division, Marvel’s Spider-Man, The Warriors

Paris, France - Assassins Creed Unity

San Francisco, California, United States - Watch Dogs 3

Seattle, Washington, United States - Infamous Second Son, The Last of Us 2

Syria - Assassins Creed

Thailand - Tomb Raider Underworld

Tokyo, Japan - Persona 5, Yakuza

Washington, DC, United States - The Division 2, Fallout 3

Yosemite Valley, California, United States - Red Dead Redemption 2

Here is a cool list on a map. Feel free to contribute. Map


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