10 Wonders Of The World You Can Explore In Video Games

Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa.

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From transatlantic flights to wandering down the road to top up on milk and toilet rolls, travel is difficult at the moment. Sights are limited, and depending on where you live, the world can feel small when looking out the window.

It's times like this that we're grateful video games exist. With the jump in technology over the last couple of decades, rendering world famous landmarks has become easier and allowed more detail and size than ever before. It's amazing to think these virtual landmarks even still exist , or once existed at some point in history.

The majority of the Seven Wonders of the World have long since been lost to time, but Wonders of the Modern World still continue to spring up to this day. Here are just ten of them to enjoy when stuck inside your home, desperate for an escape.

These are places that exist or have previously existed, and that you can truly experience up close and personal. World-building simulators like Civilization and Minecraft are excluded as the developers need to have modelled something, rather than the fans.

These are Wonders of the World, gorgeously recreated in pixel form.

10. The Statue Of Zeus At Olympia - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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Assassin's Creed's history of creating accurate representations of real historical landmarks is pretty flawless, even if said-landmarks no longer exist.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia hasn't been seen since around 400 AD when it was either taken to Constantinople and destroyed in a fire, or was left in it's home temple and destroyed when that caught fire in 475 AD.

With a little historical leniency, Assassin's Creed Odyssey rebuilds this lost Wonder with all the processing power the 8th generation can muster, and no-one can deny the amazing results. Referencing the historical paintings and a similar statue that sits in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Zeus sits 13 metres tall and fully climbable, as is tradition for Assassin's Creed.

The temple itself is as elaborate and massive as anything that the Ancient Greeks had built. But as their God King was being honoured, he was given a much more grand building adorned with gold and fine cloth.

If this is anything close to what the original building looked like, it much have been a true wonder to behold. Alas, unless time-travel or an Animus is invented, we'll never know.


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