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'Real life' video game locations video


The sprawling mansion of GTA 5. The deserted ranch of The Last of Us. The vacant cityscapes of Mirror's Edge. All of them beautiful, none of them real - until now. Sort of.

The following four-minute montage plays out like the most vivid dream of a video game fan: a feast of locations, settings and vistas from a score of classic titles apparently brought to life.

But alas, it's all just a well crafted trick of CGI. The work of 3D artist Tim Hijlkema,Video Game Locations 2 takes you to places you've been before, but with an unsettling level of reality. It's like revisiting that familiar bedroom you grew up in as a child, but the lights are brighter, the toys are cleaner and everything is oddly perfect.

Grab yourself a pen and paper and see if you can identify all the games referenced. And be sure to head to Hijlkema's site to see more of his work - including his first Video Game Locations video.



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