Do you want to travel the world without leaving your home, and experience a fascinating adventure at the same time? It sounds impossible, but you can do this by playing video games! For all travel enthusiasts who are unable to travel anywhere right now, the world of video games has some amazing choices for you to try. These games are not only fun and engaging but they also present the world in an impressively realistic way, so that you feel as if you are truly traveling the world.
The Uncharted series follows Nathan Drake, along with his friends Victor and Elena, while they travel and discover hidden parts of the world in an amazing adventure. In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Drake searches for the Cintamani Stone, a wish-fulfilling stone, similar to the philosopher’s stone. Now, the Cintemani stone might be the product of folklore, but the places Nathan and his friend go through in the search for this item, are completely real. While playing the game, you will travel to Nepal, Borneo, as well as Istanbul. In Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception you will visit Columbia and Yemen, and in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Italy, Scotland, and Madagascar.
This is more than some of the most well-traveled people experience in a lifetime, and you can do it in a matter of weeks.
The newer Tomb Raider reboot offers you the chance to travel through an amazingly realistic depiction of Russia. The Siberian landscape, although majestically beautiful, is at the same time brutal and unforgiving. Not only do you get to explore it, but you will be so immersed in the game that you will feel like you are really battling snowstorms. Another plus is that you will be able to learn a lot about the history of Russia, just like you would if you were traveling there. In Tomb Raider: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you will explore the Peruvian jungle with some of the best graphics there are.
The Assassin’s Creed series offers you an amazing chance to travel around the world through different time periods that you could never go to in real life. You will be able to see Florence and Venice during the Renaissance or the Caribbean Sea in the early-18th century. Another amazing thing about this game, besides unbelievable graphics and intriguing storyline, is that you can even bump into some notable historical figures such as Leonardo da Vinci or Blackbeard, the notorious pirate.
A hacker on a revenge mission causing trouble on the streets of Chicago? Where can we sign up? Instead of traveling all around the world and exploring hidden cities, Watch Dogs focuses on Chicago alone. Because of this, Chicago is depicted completely realistically, down to the smallest details, almost as if you are viewing it with Google Street View. The game is also captivating and engaging and allows you to do almost anything you want within that world, similar to the Grand Theft Auto series. If you pay attention, you might even learn a thing or two about the history of this city.