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Real Life locations in Computer games

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iolair, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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    I love computer games (especially FPS) that use real life locations. But which games have the most authentic and accurate real locations?? Are there many maps out for the Unreal series that are accurately rendered real locations?



    Deus Ex is pretty good ... I've visited Liberty Island, the paths and stuff were as they are in the game: but the inside was quite different. The main room at the bottom with the torch was smaller, but had 3 levels instead of 2. Obviously the game added the large walls round the outside of the island (I guess in response to terrorist threats mentioned in the game).

    I've been in the Paris Catacombs which are awesome, I'd love to visit more of them than just the tourist route... Apparently there's about 300km/200 miles of tunnels under the city (search for "Cataphiles" and you can probably find some maps by groups that do "urban speleology).

    Some of the other locations seemed weird though. You have a huge mansion with only 2 bedrooms!!!!!!!!!! I know they want to limit stuff to keep the complexity of the game manageable, but there are limits....
     
  2. DFB

    DFB Creeping Death

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    The Getaway!
     
  3. B

    B Bee

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    Doesn't Grand Theft Auto use real cities? I thought Vice City was Miami.
     
  4. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    what about Midtown Madness?
     
  5. Lewis

    Lewis New Member

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    obviously, the 2 big types of games that feature real life locations are racing games (touring cars, F1, motogp, rally, etc...) and the flightsim series
     
  6. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    STALKER: Oblivion Lost is based around chernobyl, having used aerial photography to map it out exactly. Also the gfx engine's meant to be awesome :)
     
  7. Mxtrmntr

    Mxtrmntr (Formerly known as Mxtrmntr)

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    There was this rather mediocre sneaker/adventure game that had the complete (?) Louvre in it, if I remember correctly...
     
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    Amsterdoom, frag incredibly stupid aliens in Amsterdam :D
     
  9. Mxtrmntr

    Mxtrmntr (Formerly known as Mxtrmntr)

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    I think the same developer did a German version of this, featuring Berlin, Cologne, Munich... o_O
     
  10. SugarBear

    SugarBear Sadly Un-Surreal

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    NOLF2 is partially set in Akron Ohio, where my brother lives and I drive to on a weekly basis
     
  11. Mxtrmntr

    Mxtrmntr (Formerly known as Mxtrmntr)

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    I remember reading that Mafia featured a building that was (partially, at least) built like the Kunsthistorisches Museum (errrr, Museum of the arts' history) in Vienna.
     
  12. B

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    That would be Davilex. They also made A2 Racer, where u race in and from Amsterdam to The Hague. Incredibly dull games tho.
     
  13. Mxtrmntr

    Mxtrmntr (Formerly known as Mxtrmntr)

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    Yeah, they made Autobahn Raser (and Urlaubsraser and something else, I think) for the German market.

    Oh yes, I heard so :)
     
  14. Fluid

    Fluid Zen fascists will control you

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    Illusion Of Time, a SNES RPG. You come across places like the Inca ruins, the Great Pyramids, Ankor Wat and ultimately the Tower of Babel. These are not all locations in the game though, and you visit a lot more places collecting mystic artifacts. The game allows to switch between a boy with telekinetic powers, a dark knight and a shadow. (same player, three shapes)

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  15. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe VFX Extraordinaire

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    Akron, Ohio - No One Lives Forever 2 :D The fight in the trailer park is the best :lol:

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  16. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    Flight Simulator 2004 is about as close to showing the real world as you can get right now for a computer game. The entire Earth is in the game, although some of the locations are out dated, like the town I live in is a layout of the town from 12 years ago in FS2k4, so a lot of things are missing.

    But all the major cities for example are very accurate.
     
  17. Lewis

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    tool, they're not gunna take a photo of your house just to put in the game ;)
     
  18. [IsP]KaRnAgE

    [IsP]KaRnAgE You Can Be My Wingman

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    Nope, fictional cities based on realistic locations. Vice City is basically what 80's Miami would look like, but layouts are different. Liberty City in GTA1 was New York City like in its layout, but the layout was abandoned in GTA3.
     
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    BesigedB Shocking Behaviour

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  20. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    You mean the entire earth texture. No way in hell it has the bajillions of buildings and structures all over the place. And no way in hell that every building is detailed and high polygon like in real life ;)
     

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