Total Nerd 24 Gaming Worlds Based On Real-Life Places  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the most awesome gaming reproductions of actual real-world sites.

You may not know it, but if you're a gamer, you've probably been to several virtual renditions of real places all over the world. From historic monuments scattered across the Americas to the elegant crevasses of Kathmandu and Istanbul, video game developers took real locations to fill virtual spaces. For example, the fifth title of the Grand Theft Auto games is famously a loose, digital reproduction of the city of Los Angeles. If you've ever played Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, you've virtually visited the Colosseum in Rome. 

So, if you can't seem to gather the time or funds for your grand vacation just yet, check out these video game titles with gorgeous settings based on actual places. Explore different parts of the world from the comfort of your couch. Care to take a tour? Check out the list below and vote up the ones that provide the best virtual tour of a real-life location!

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The Bank In Sleeping Dogs Is Hong Kong's Bank Of China

The Bank In Sleeping Dogs Is H... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 24 Gaming Worlds Based On Real-Life Places
Photo:  Square Enix/Bernard Spragg. NZ - Flickr
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The Jan Mayen Island In Tomb Raider Underworld Are The Shores Of Phang Nga Bay In Thailand

The Jan Mayen Island In Tomb R... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 24 Gaming Worlds Based On Real-Life Places
Photo:  Eidos Interactive/Carrie Kellenberger - Flickr
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The Mosque In Assassin’s Creed Revelations Can Be Found In Istanbul

The Mosque In Assassin’s Creed... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 24 Gaming Worlds Based On Real-Life Places
Photo:  Ubisoft/Leandro Centomo - Flickr
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The Manchester Cathedral In Resistance: Fall of Man Is A Real Cathedral In England

The Manchester Cathedral In Re... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 24 Gaming Worlds Based On Real-Life Places
Photo:  Sony Computer Entertainment/Nikodemus Siivola - Flickr
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