In Video Games

WHS appearing within video games. This only includes examples of 'realistic' portrayals of WHS, in the sense that the locations are recognisable with some attempt at authentic portrayal.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Acropolis Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Ancient Thebes Serious Sam HD – Temple of Hatshepsut; Assassin's Creed Origins (The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC) - Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Temple of Luxor
Archaeological Site of Delphi Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Arles A Plague Tale: Requiem features Arles Amphitheatre circa 1349.
Bamiyan Valley Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Damascus Assassin's Creed - Ummayad Mosque
Delos Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Edinburgh Forza Horizon 4
Florence Assassin's Creed II – Duomo, Ponte Vecchio
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Marvel's Spider-Man - Guggenheim Museum
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian's Wall in Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Giant's Causeway Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne appears as a playable area in the 2014 videogame Assassin's Creed Rogue. (wiki)
Guanajuato Forza Horizon 5
Historic Cairo Serious Sam 3 – Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Imperial Palace China: The Forbidden City - The game is set in 1775 in the Forbidden City.
Istanbul Assassin's Creed Revelations – Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace; Painkiller (2004) - Hagia Sophia
Itsukushima Shrine Nioh
Lake District Forza Horizon 4 - Ambleside, Derwent Water
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom
Mycenae and Tiryns Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Nubian Monuments Serious Sam 3 – Abu Simbel, Philae
Old City of Acre Assassin's Creed – Hospitaller Fortress
Old City of Jerusalem Assassin's Creed – Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Old Havana Assassin's Creed IV – Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta, Havana Cathedral
Olympia Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera
Paris, Banks of the Seine Assassin's Creed Unity – Notre Dame Cathedral; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Eiffel Tower
Prague Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Pyramids (Memphis) Serious Sam 3 – Sphinx, Giza Pyramids; Assassin's Creed Origins – Sphinz, Giza, Bent Pyramid
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Heraion of Samos
Rio de Janeiro Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Sugarloaf
Rome Assassin's Creed Brotherhood – Colosseum, Castel Santangelo
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Assassin's Creed Unity – Tour St Jacques (with historical church still attached)
San Gimignano Assassin's Creed II
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - depicts the Battle of Hamburg
Statue of Liberty Deus Ex; Marvel's Spider-Man; Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Warlords of New York Expansion)
Stonehenge Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Teotihuacan Forza Horizon 5
Tower of London Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Traitors Gate; Watch Dogs: Legion
Uxmal Forza Horizon 5
Vatican City Assassin's Creed II – Sistine Chapel
Venice and its Lagoon Assassin's Creed II – St Mark's Cathedral, St Mark's Square; Painkiller (2004)
Versailles Assassin's Creed Unity, Versailles 1685
Westminster Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Parliament, Westminster Abbey; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3; Watch Dogs: Legion
Works of Antoni Gaudí Wheelman: Barcelona including the Sagrada Familia


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