Video Games

Exploring in a Virtual World

One of my favorite things to do is travel. I love exploring new places, eating new foods, and getting stamps in my Passport. I have had the privilege to get to go to places all around the world and I just don’t think I will ever get enough. I’m even a sucker for showing up at the airport extra early just because I am a freak of nature and enjoy the chaos there.

With our pal Coronavirus going around, travelling, especially international, won’t be on my radar any time soon. So, I thought I would highlight two video games where you can openly explore the ancient worlds of Greece and Egypt.

As a child, I had a moderate obsession with ancient Egypt, even to the point where my 3rd grade teacher called me Cleopatra. Super embarassing, but ever since, I’ve had a desire to go to Egypt one day.

I recently picked up Assassin’s Creed: Origins when it was on sale. I had been wanting to play since it’s release, but it was just one of those games I kept putting on hold.

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins

In Origins, you get to play as Bayek, a Medjay who helps out his common people while also on quests to avenge the death of his son. Besides the fun gameplay of sneaking up behind soldiers and taking them out, you can explore regions of ancient Egypt with your trusty camel. You can climb the pyramids of Giza, explore ancient Alexandria, and even get to buy goods from local street vendors.

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

In Odyssey, you can explore the world of ancient Greece. You can also choose to play as Kassandra or Alexios, a descendant of Spartan king Leonidas I. So that in itself is pretty epic. You can re-live the wars between Sparta and Athens, have an epic battle with Medusa, and even go exploring to find out what exactly happened to the ancient ruins of Atlantis.

Both games feature beautiful graphics that feature the beautiful countryside and seas of Greece and the dry sands and dark tombs of Egypt. If you have a love for history, travel, and also kicking some ass while doing it, I cannot recommend these games enough.

Have you played these games? If you could virtually travel in any game, where would you go and why? Tell us about it below!

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