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Top 5 Most Beautiful Video Game Worlds

Myst (1993)

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Myst is a puzzle adventure game where the player is transported to a mysterious island where they need to make difficult choices in the storyline and you guessed it solve puzzles. The game’s graphics were so ahead for its time that it needed to be on a CD-ROM instead of a floppy disk. 

Crysis (2007)

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The series revolves around a group of military protagonists with “nanosuits,” technologically advanced suits of armor that allow them to gain enhanced physical strength, speed, defense, and cloaking abilities. The original Crysis starts after they learn that the North Koreans are apparently invading an important island on which the US army is stationed.

The first game is set in a beautiful, luscious environment.

Despite Crysis being released seven years ago it still remains a very good looking game thanks to its modding community with modder Guru3D member ‘CryZENx’ has releasing a new Shader mod that enhances the game’s lighting on top of all the other texture packs released by other modders. 

Red Dead Redemption (2010)

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Red Dead Redemption in set in the American Frontiers during the early 20th century during the famous decline of the American Frontier with the arrival of the railway and modernization and introduction of law and order. Most of the game’s map is made up of so called undeveloped land where there is no towns, roads or other human made structures. Instead you have various landscapes featuring travelers, bandits and a big array of wildlife.

Uncharted 4 (2016)

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Uncharted 4 is set in many destinations ranging from Italy, Scotland, Madagascar and the Carribean. The game was released in 2016 and was one of the best-selling games of the year despite being a PS4 exclusive. The environments seem to go on forever into the distant feeling like you are watching a movie.

Bioshock Infinite (2013)

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Bioshock Infinite has beautfiul graphics, there are not very realistic but instead artsy and very bright and lively. Creative director Ken Levine and art director Scott Sinclair came up of the idea of the city of Columbia where American exceptionalism and utopianism is strong. It is stunning the way they themed the game perfectly, and made it so beautiful despite the at times dark story line.

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