The video game industry is rich in great projects that have been inspired by real life. The best ones are in the top 10.
When it comes to creating a compelling story that you believe from the prologue, then real events can be a great way of inspiration. Some deep and touching games were based on real life, and although much in video games has been changed and presented from an artistic point of view, without real events many masterpieces would not exist (or they would be worse).
Description of the best projects, starting from the tenth place and ending with the first.
The mysterious death of a whole group of skiers in 1959 in the Northern Urals is still of interest to many people, and the Kholat game is dedicated to the events at the Dyatlov Pass. The project does not pretend to predict events, but on the contrary adds new ones to it. mystical paints…
Holat is adventure horror with an emphasis on the absorbing atmosphere. Thanks to the first-person gameplay, it is easy to immerse yourself in what is happening, and the game is interesting to play.
Assassin’s creed iii
Despite the number 3 in the title, Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth installment in the franchise, and is considered the sequel to Revelations and the prequel to Black Flag. The video game events take place in colonial United States, right at the turn of the American Revolution.
Despite the fact that Ubisoft has changed a lot of real events, Assassin’s Creed III still has a ton of them. The main characters in the person of Desmond and Connor take part in Boston Tea Partysigning Declaration of independence and other historical achievements.
Papers, Please is an event-driven indie game cold war… The area is inspired by the Berlin Wall area, which was known for its tight security and tense atmosphere.
At times, Papers, Please is more humorous than serious, but between the lines and directly tells about the present moments that were important both for people and for world history.
The gameplay of the game is very simple: you need to look at various documents and decide whether to skip someone or not. It sounds extremely easy, but after a few game days, the flow increases, and the choice is getting harder…
This war of mine
Gloomy survival simulator, in which you need to look for food and water, interact with people and go on expeditions. The game is based on the events of the siege of the city of Sarajevo, which became one of the longest during the Bosnian War.
To highlight the hopelessness of what is happening, the developers have added many unique and catchy characterswho can easily die without the possibility of rebirth. Endgame This War of Mine does not boast a variety of content, but this problem is solved by custom modes and rules.
The Civilization series cannot be called a story simulator, but still, in the game a lot of content from the real world, be it buildings, events or wonders of the world. The franchise features a huge number of civilizations with real leaders. Especially the developers should be commended for their attention to detail, because each nation has its own phrases, background music, pronunciation, language, bonuses and clothing.
Unfortunately, Civilization cannot reproduce any specific events, be it a revolution or the Great Patriotic War. But the players have the opportunity to do what which would never have happened in reality. For example, to build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Novgorod.
Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper
Don’t be surprised at the visuals of Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper because this is a 2009 game. From the name it is clear that the project is about the famous London detective Sherlock Holmeswho hunts an equally famous killer Jack the Ripper… In reality, these two characters never met, because Sherlock, unlike Jack, was a fictional character.
The detective game consists of many mini-activities and really boasts interesting plot… It reflects real events only partially, for example, showing the real victims of the killer and the wounds he inflicted on them. Nevertheless, in life, the identity of Jack the Ripper has not been established to this day, but in the game it is revealed.
One of the main goals of the Team Bondi developers when creating LA Noire was recreating the Los Angeles setting as close to reality as possible. The studio did an excellent job of showing the city from 1947 in detail. The ability to navigate it openly and focus on landmarks only underlines the high quality of the world created under the wing of Rockstar Games.
In addition, the game used data from some real criminal cases… Undoubtedly one of the best games of the early 2010s, undeservedly forgotten over time.
Kingdom come: deliverance
One of the few games in which quality recreated the real middle ages… Czech developers revealed the Bohemian setting of 1403 and showed the conflict between the brothers: Sigismund and King Wenceslas IV.
The main character is simple son of a blacksmith, but subsequently his position in society is growing rapidly. From this point of view, state conflict and wars are seen a little down to earth, which has a positive effect on immersion in the universe.
The quality of Kingdom Come: Deliverance is still controversial, but it cannot be denied that Warhorse Studios perfectly demonstrated the life of those times.
The events in the Silent Hill series are completely fictional, but the city of the same name is based on a real one called Centralia… Once a fire broke out in a coal mine, which could not be extinguished. Due to such a specific fire site, the entire city was covered in ash and thick smoke. It is this combination inspired the developers of Silent Hill…
It is noteworthy that Silent Hill was evacuated, but many residents remained in the city and transformed. It was also in Centralia, when several people refused to leave their homes, even in spite of ash and poisonous smoke. They still live there.
Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line confidently takes the first place in the top. Despite the fact that the game does not reflect any real events, it depicts war as it really is… The project was created with the involvement of soldiers who shared many stories and details at the center of the war.
Spec Ops: The Line is harsh and cruel gameand that is why it is so real. The plot is chilling and leaves deep impressions for years to come. There is no doubt that there has never been a better narrative in shooters.
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