Surprisingly Accurate Details In Video Games That Fans Somehow Noticed

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When video games first arrived, they were little more than large blips on the screen. Over the years, those blips became colorful vectors, pixelated plumbers, and finally, well-rendered characters and locations that are photorealistic. It was a long road, getting from there to here, but video games have finally become an art form that relies heavily on insanely detailed and complex graphics.

With those changes, video game developers have put more and more attention to detail into their games. Some of them feature accurate depictions of physics to include everything from light distortion to gravity. On top of that, high levels of graphical detail mean small mistakes become incredibly noticeable. As a result, developers pay close attention to the details to ensure they are as accurate as possible.

Accuracy in video games and even the video game movies they inspire has become one of the most important factors, and plenty of players have taken notice. This list features some of the most surprisingly accurate details in video games that fans somehow noticed. The more interesting of these made their way to the Gaming Details subreddit and are presented below.


  • 1
    17 VOTES

    Candy Costs More At The Movie Theater In 'Bioshock'

    Candy Costs More At The Movie Theater In 'Bioshock'
    Photo: 2K Games / Reddit

    From Redditor u/AkaParazIT:

    In Bioshock, the prices for candy at the theater is much higher than anywhere else, just like in real life where theaters charge more for candy, popcorn, etc

    17 votes
  • 2
    15 VOTES

    The Yellow Stop Signs In 'Mafia II' Are What They Looked Like Pre-WWII

    From Redditor u/DirtyHandshake:

    In Mafia II, during the early chapters, all stop signs are yellow, just like they were prior to 1939 in the United States.

    15 votes
  • 3
    14 VOTES

    Everything About The Legendary Salmon In 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is Legit

    From Redditor u/neproxrezi:

    In Red Dead Redemption 2, the Legendary Salmon is caught in a lake very far inland and upstream, which is an accurate location to find a salmon with its red mating season appearance. There are even bears just downstream!

    14 votes
  • 4
    11 VOTES

    The Flame Thrower Doesn't Work In A Vacuum In 'Dead Space'

    From Redditor u/Mr_Rotch:

    In Dead Space, the flame thrower won't work in a vacuum.

    11 votes
  • 5
    11 VOTES

    The Capitalization Of Nouns In 'Assassin's Creed: Black Flag' Is Appropriate For The Time Period

    From Redditor u/brokenimage321:

    In Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, which is set during the early 1700s, the subtitles capitalize all nouns (not just proper nouns, like names), which was grammatically appropriate at the time.

    11 votes
  • 6
    26 VOTES

    The Controller Vibrates In Morse Code When You Get Close To Boo In 'Luigi's Mansion 3'

    From Redditor u/Jamthom8:

    When you first get close to a boo's hiding spot in Luigi's Mansion 3, the controller will vibrate to spell out B-O-O in Morse code.

    26 votes