11 Video Games Set In China

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Shanghai and published by Ubisoft in 2006 for the GameCube, PS2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. The game follows protagonist Sam Fisher who has just returned from a mission and is mourning the death of his baby daughter who died in a car crash involving a drunk driver before he is notified by the USA secret services that he must pose as a criminal and infiltrate a global terrorist organization. A lot of the campaign is set all over the world such as Russia, Congo and a Mexican Island, but a big part of the campaign is set in a Chinese hotel in Shanghai where you have to record a meeting between scientists plotting a weapon of mass destruction.

Heart Of China

Heart Of China is a adventure game developed by Dynamix Studios and published by Sierra On-Line for the Amiga, the DOS and Macintosh operating systems in 1991. The game’s storyline revolves around a former WW1 pilot called Jake ‘Lucky’ Masters who is recruited by a rich American businessman called E. Lomax to save his daughter from a ruthless Chinese overlord. The game is very detailed with multiple ways to die, multiple endings based on people’s decisions and the player is also given the ability to play the game from the perspectives of 3 characters in the game.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is a downloadable video game available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and also for PC, it is developed by Climax Studios and published by Ubisoft. The game follows protagonist Shao Jun who is the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Assassin Brotherhood and as he returns to the diminishing Ming Empire Shao is seeking revenge from the Templars who killed his fellow assassins.

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Shenmue 2

Shenmue 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by SEGA AM2 and published by SEGA and Microsoft Game Studios, the plot follows protagonist Ryo Hazuki arrives from Japan to Hong Kong, China looking for a character called Lan Di who is responsible for killing his father. The player is guided by a female martial arts expert called Xiuying Hong who is against Hazuki’s quest for vengeance but still continues following his progress.

Bruce Lee: Quest Of The Dragon

Bruce Lee: Quest Of The Dragon is a beat em’ up video game featuring martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, the game is developed by Ronin Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games exclusively for the Xbox. The game revolves around 24-year-old Bruce Lee who has to battle hundreds of enemies through various levels in order to save his father who has been kidnapped and also retrieves the mystical Golden Relic from the criminal organization known as the Black Lotus.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2009 for the Playstation 3 and later Playstation 4. The game is based around the Uncharted series protagonist Nathan Drake who is traveling the world in order to Cintimani Stone which is a legendary philosophical stone worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists and also find the Shanri-La a mystical valley located between Nepal and Tibet in China.

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Dear Or Alive 5

Dead Or Alive 5 is a fighting video game from the Dead or Alive series known for its strong sexualization, the game is developed by Team Ninja and SEGA AM2 and published by Tecmo Koei in 2012. The plot of the game is based on rebuilding the evil DOATEC organization that the characters defeated in Dead or Alive 4 but this time with the aim of using the organization’s technology for peaceful means. The game is set in China and features a variety of characters from different countries such as Japan, China, and South Korea.

James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond franchise that is developed by EA Redwood Shores studios and published by EA Games in 2002. The game follows Andrew Bicknell as James Bond who is trying to take down an international weapon smuggling ring, his adventures take him to China where he infiltrates an underwater cloning center.

Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 is a first person shooter developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, the game carries on the story of Battlefield 3 following the battle for New York the player is taken to China and has to fight the Russians and Chinese Admiral Chang who is trying to overthrow the government of China and declare war on the USA. The majority of the campaign of the game takes place in China and there is also a downloadable DLC called China Rising which covers which features 4 new maps set in China as well as new weapons and also a new game mode called Air Superiority.

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Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour

Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the original Command & Conquer: Generals video game, the expansion pack is essentially it’s very own video game as it adds three unique campaigns that have 5 missions each including a China campaign. The Chinese campaign sees you control the Chinese instead of the Americans, the plot begins with the Chinese nuking the Germany city of Stuggart in order to liberate Europe from the fictional terrorists known as the GLA in the game.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Call Of Duty Ghosts is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, it is set ten years after a devastating event in the United States with the United States not being a superpower anymore with its economy in tatters. It is up to the remaining US Special Forces known as the Ghosts to do their bests to help the USA survive its many enemies. The game sees the Ghosts battle against not the Russians but against the Chinese who are now a global superpower and also the South America Federation which has become a global superpower after the destruction of the Middle East by nuclear weapons.

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