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11 Video Games Set In Scotland

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is a sim racing video game developed by Kunos Simulazioni and published by Kunos Simulazioni and 505 Games in 2014 for Microsoft Windows, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. It is a racing video game that tries to be as accurate as possible and also allow for a lot of customization and support for the modding community. The game contains tracks from countries around the world from England, Russia, Italy and of course Scotland.

The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a fantasy action role-playing video game developed and published by InXile Entertainment in 2004. The game is set near Skara Brae islands which are part of Scotland with the game following a protagonist who is a musician and adventurer looking for wealth and fame, the game was advertised and presented in a humorous way almost as a parody to action role-playing video games.

Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator

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Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator is a freeware episodic point-and-click adventure video game developed and published by Grundislav Games exlusively for Microsoft Windows. The game is based around a college graduate called Ben Jordan who decides to become a paranormal investigator with different cases around the world from Osaka, Japan to Scotland.

Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars is a 1996 point and click adventure game developed by Revolution Software and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment. The game begins as American tourist George Stobbart witnesses a terrorist attack at a cafe in Paris  where a clown steals an old man’s suitcase and detonating the bomb leading to Stobbart to investigate what happens in an adventure that takes him all around the world including to Scotland.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Call Of Duty: Ghosts is a first person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward with assistance from Raven Software, Neversoft and Certain Affinity and published by Activision in 2013. The plot is based on the economic development in the Latin American world leading to them to form a Federation that has become so powerful that it has decided to go to war with the USA and its the job the the elite Ghosts unit to take down the Federation with their limited resources.  There is a multiplayer map called Stonehaven which is based around a medieval castle called Serozh Castle based in Scotland, United Kingdom.

The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness

The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness is an adventure video game developed by Galilea and published by Wanadoo Edition and DreamCatcher Interactive/The Adventure Company in 2001. The game follows protagonist Alan Parker Cameron who is investigating the case of the mysterious Loch Ness monster in Scotland.

Clandestiny

Clandestiny is a puzzle computer video game developed by Trilobyte and published by Virgin Games in 1996, the story revolves around protagonist Andrew J. MacPhiles who has inherited a Scottish castle and is the last of the MacPhiles clan and he is tasked along with his girlfriend to fight various ghosts and remove the MacPhiles curse.

Dear Esther

Dear Esther is a first-person exploration video game developed by The Chinese Room and published by The Chinese Room and Curve Digital, the game sees the play wonder an unknown Hebridean Island picking up fragments of letters from his wife who died in a car crash. Every playthrough is different as different fragments of the letters are revealed meaning that the player has to make their own assumption of the story and what actually happened to the protagonist’s wife.

Driveclub

Driveclub is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Driveclub is your typical racing video game with hundreds of tracks, various game modes, a lot of cars but what it makes it stands out and is the game’s main selling point is its game’s beautiful graphics.

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Excitebots: Trick Racing

Excitebots: Trick Racing is a racing video game developed by Monster Games and Nintendo SPD Group No.3 and published by Nintendo for the Wii console in 2009. The game features animal themed robot machine vehicles and other short mini games such as bowling and soccer during the races. Race locations range from Fiji, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Mexico and Scotland.

Highland Warriors

 Highland Warriors is a real-time strategy computer game developed by Soft Enterprises and published by Data Becker in 2003 for Microsoft Windows. The game features a grand campaign with four stories; unifying the clans under a single king, the conquest of Scotland by the English, the rebellion of William Wallace against the English in the 14th century and the reunification of the tribes by Robert the Bruce and the declaration of independence. The game involves exploration of resources, building a strong but balanced army, managing your economy and building the right buildings.

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