Multiple-languages Culture: «Video Games with Real‐Life Locations»
From Polyglot Club WIKI
Some open world games depict places in real life and their receptions are positive.
Here are games setting in real life and the score on Metacritic are not lower than 75.
Grand Theft Auto[edit | edit source]
Locations: New York City (III, Liberty City Stories, IV, Chinatown Wars); Miami (Vice City, Vice City Stories); Los Angeles (San Andreas, V); San Francisco (San Andreas); Las Vegas (San Andreas)
GTAIII is the originator of the current open world concept. 7 years later, the legendary GTAIV was born, and 5 years later, another miracle, GTAV.
In this franchise, you play as some bad guys. You can complete the story lines and can still enjoy exploring the cities after that.
Red Dead Redemption[edit | edit source]
Location: Western United States (1, 2); Mexico (1)
There are several great Western movies, but only one great Western game franchise.
Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku)[edit | edit source]
Locations: Kabukicho, Tokyo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 0, Kiwami, 6, Kiwami 2); Dōtonbori, Osaka (2, 5, 0, Kiwami 2); Shinsekai, Osaka (2); Okinawa (3); Nakasu, Fukuoka (5); Susukino, Sapporo (5); Sakae, Nagoya (5); Onomichi, Hiroshima (6)
You can play as a gangster in Yakuza. Of course not the whole Tokyo, Tokyo is too big.
Yakuza 5 is just like GTASA, takes place in multiple cities.
L.A. Noire[edit | edit source]
Location: Los Angeles
It is in 1947. You play as a police officer, a detective.
Sleeping Dogs[edit | edit source]
Location: Hong Kong
It was originally “True Crime: Hong Kong” and thankfully it is not another True Crime game.
There are only 4 wards of Hong Kong because of the hardware limitation.
In this game, you play as an undercover police officer.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance[edit | edit source]
Location: Kingdom of Bohemia
It is historically accurate, so accurate that some people can't accept.