A Gamer's Guide to Travel: Real-World Gaming Lover Destinations

11 Mar 2024
Through gaming, we are taken to a world that would never be realized in real life, old cities and post-apocalyptic wastes. But what if actually you would be able to get into these virtual worlds in real life? Starting from sugar-loaded escapades in Sweet Bonanza to epic quests in distant lands, this guide will tell you where to get to in order to make your gaming fantasies real.
A Gamer's Guide to Travel: Larger than life Burj Khalifa in Dubai © Pexels, Ivan Siarbolin

Countries of the Ancient Civilizations

Enthusiasts of history and game genres like “Assassin’s Creed” and “Civilization” will be delighted by the real life stories that the ancient worlds on the screen represent. Embark on a trip to Egypt to enjoy the glory of the Pyramids of Giza, or stroll through the remains of Rome to hear the sounds of gladiators in the Colosseum.

The same way, Greece acts as an open-air setting for those interested in games such as “God of War” or the “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”. Exploring the Acropolis in Athens or delving into the depths of Crete’s ancient Minoan palaces breathes life in myths and legends. The contrast of stunning sceneries and great history is an ideal setting for thrill-seekers willing to dive into the stories and battles that made our world.
A Gamer's Guide to Travel: Video game Tokyo © Pexels, Aleksandar Pasaric

Enter Futuristic Cities and Sci-Fi Worlds

Tokyo’s neon-lit streets and Dubai’s innovative skyline are the future abodes of "Cyberpunk 2077" or "Mass Effect" enthusiasts. Akihabara district in Tokyo with its massive electronic shops and vivid pop culture looks like a live-action sci-fi game. At the same time, the tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the fabricated Palm Islands are the living proof of what humans can do, reflecting the wonders of architectural and technological development seen in many video games.

In South Korea, the city of Seoul is a proof of technological progress and digital innovation, much like the settings seen in games like Deus Ex. The combination of ancient palaces against skyscrapers and state-of-the-art technology is a unique feature, blending the past, present, and future in a way that seems surreal and yet completely plausible, like the worlds that gamers visit virtually.
A Gamer's Guide to Travel: The out of this world Northern Lights © Pexels, Stein Egil Liland

Fantasy Worlds Based on Magical Landscapes

The fantasy of gamers who cherish cozy worlds of “The Legend of Zelda” or “Skyrim” can also be seen in the stunning scenery of New Zealand and Iceland. Mountain ranges and rolling hills of New Zealand, on which “The Lord of the Rings” movie was filmed, look like the landscapes found in many fantasy games. Trekking through Fiordland National Park or viewing the Hobbiton movie set gives these virtual universes flesh and blood in a way that is matchless.

Iceland is quite dramatic with its geysers, rugged coastlines, and Northern Lights, and can be easily mistaken for natural wonders seen in “World of Warcraft” or “Final Fantasy”. The country offers a serene yet powerful experience for those who are looking to escape into nature and find settings that seem to have come right out of the most enchanting video games.


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