When it comes to video games, many offer a fictional view of things. Some games have left people speechless while predicting the future. These games don't go out of their way to predict how things will change. The developers wanted to tell a story surrounding the real world. Whatever happens after the game's release is merely a coincidence.
Games that predicted the future have been the subject of various debates online. It'll be interesting to see which games will do the same in the future. Vote for your favorite predictions from video games below.
'Deus Ex' Predicted The Destruction Of The Twin TowersPhoto: Square Enix
2000's Deus Ex earned critical praise, with many calling it the best PC game ever made. The game's success paved the way for the Deus Ex franchise, which sold 5 million copies worldwide.
In Deus Ex, something that isn't around is the World Trade Center. In an in-game memo, the player learns that a terrorist attack hit New York City, which led to the buildings' destruction. Nearly a year after the game's release, this became a reality with the worst terrorist attack on US soil.Surprising prediction?
'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon' Predicted Russia Invading GeorgiaPhoto: Ubisoft
2001's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon kicked down the doors for a new generation of tactical shooters. Nearly 20 years after its release, people are still modding this iconic title.
The game's plot surrounds Russia's plans to recreate the Soviet Union by taking over countries. In the game, Russia attacks Georgia in the spring of 2008. Seven years after the game's release, Russia invaded Georgia, which led to the Russo-Georgian War. The actual invasion was only off by a few months compared to the game.Surprising prediction?
'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' Predicted Justin Trudeau As Canada's Prime MinisterPhoto: Square Enix
As a prequel to Deus Ex, 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution became one of 2011's hottest games. Its success launched a spin-off novel and a comic book series.
In the game, the prime minister of Canada is only known as Mr. Trudeau. Around this time, Justin Trudeau was looking to be the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Four years after the game's release, Trudeau officially took over the title of prime minister of Canada.Surprising prediction?
'Mercenaries 2' Predicted The Venezuelan Government Seizing American Oil RigsPhoto: EA
In Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, the Venezuelan government tries to overtake American oil rigs. People close to former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez weren't fans of the game and suggested the developers (Pandemic Studios) were trying to stir something up.
Two years after the game's release, however, Venezuela seized 11 oil rigs from Oklahoma's Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company using armed forces. The company tried suing the Venezuelan government, but the case was tossed out by the US Supreme Court.Surprising prediction?