Top 10 Games with the Most Realistic Locations

With the improvement in video game graphics, it is possible now to show real-life cities and specific realistic locations in the games. Developers have done a great job in recreating such known cities in their respective games. It may not be as creative as one would like but it is pretty impressive when done right. Let’s look over some games which showcase such realistic venues. However, it should be kept in mind that these locations are not the exact carbon copy of their real-life counterparts, instead, they are recreations through iconic landmarks and sceneries. 

DISCLAIMER: The games that are mentioned below are only our recommendations and not any official statement. The games may change in coming future based on their locations. Without further ado, let’s hop on to our list:

10. Fallout 4

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Location: Boston City

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Release Date: 10 November 2015

An action role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4 takes place 210 years after “The Great War”. The protagonist is referred to as the ‘sole survivor’ who ventures out into the world to search for their missing child. 

09. Watch Dogs 2

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Location: San Francisco 

Developer: Ubisoft

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia

Release Date: 15 November 2016

An action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 is the second installment in the Watch Dogs series. The protagonist is a hacker who works under the hacking group “DedSec” to take down the city’s advanced surveillance system. The players need to complete missions that increase the follower count of the hacking group. It also allows players in multiplayer to engage in one-on-one combat. 

08. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

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Location: Rome 

Developer: Ubisoft

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 

Release Date: 16 November 2010

The third major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and a direct sequel to 2009’s Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins and the Templars. The protagonist, Desmond Miles relives his ancestor’s memories to find out a way to end the 2012 apocalypse.  

07. Tom Clancy’s The Division

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Location: New York City 

Developer: Ubisoft

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 

Release Date: 8 March 2016

Set in the aftermath of a viral pandemic, Tom Clancy’s The Division is an online-only action role-playing game. The protagonist is a Special Agent who is tasked with helping the group rebuild its operations as well as investigate the nature of the outbreak and engage in combat with the criminal forces.

06. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

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Location: Washington DC 

Developer: Ubisoft

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneStadia

Release Date: 15 March 2019

The sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division, this third-person online action role-playing video game is set in the aftermath of a genetically created virus known as “Green Poison ” being released. The protagonist is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division and they are seen trying to rebuild the city. The game offers multiplayer with up to four players to complete specific missions. 

05. Marvel’s Spider-Man 

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Location: New York City

Developer: Insomniac Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Release Date: 7 September 2018

Based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, this action-adventure game is inspired by the long-running comic book series. The protagonist, Spider-Man web slings across the cities and fights crime, unlocking new gadgets and new suits in this process by completing missions.  

04. Infamous Second Son

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Location: New York City

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release Date: 21 March 2014

The third installment in the Infamous series, Infamous Second Son is an action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4. The protagonist has superhuman abilities. Throughout the game, he gets new powers and uses them in combat and traveling across the town of New York City. The players have to choose whether he becomes good or evil by deciding his actions. 

03. L.A. Noire 

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Location: Los Angeles 

Developer: Team Bondi 

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Release Date: 17 May 2011

An action-adventure video game developed by Team Bondi, L.A. Noire is Rockstar Game’s take on neo-noir detective games. The plot of the game is the story of the protagonist,Detective Cole Phelps and his rise among the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

02. Sleeping Dogs

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Location: Hong Kong 

Developer: United Front Games, Square Enix Europe

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac OS

Release Date: 17 May 2011

An action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix’s European subsidiary, Sleeping Dogs is set in contemporary Hong Kong and follows the protagonist Wei Shen, an undercover Chinese-American police officer who is tasked with the infiltration of the “Sun On Yee Triad” organization. The game is focused on Shen’s combat and parkour where he unlocks new gadgets and content after completing missions.

01. Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Location: Paris 

Developer: Ubisoft

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Release Date: 11 November 2014

The eighth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Unity is an action-adventure set in a fictional history of real-world events. The story follows the protagonist, Arno Victor Dorian trying to expose the true powers behind the French Revolution. The game also introduces the four-man cooperative multiplayer to the series to engage in missions or explore the huge map. 

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This was our take on the top 10 video games with the most realistic locations. Let us know if we missed your favorite game and what your top 10 list would look like. Keep following for more top 10s. Keep gaming.

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Written by Diptoman Saha

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