Beautiful Video Game World Maps

World maps in video games are usually pretty great. We love world maps! You can use them to track the results of your progression through some grand adventure as new locations become accesible and your control over the world grows. A well-crafted world map in any game is always a sign of high quality.

Plus, many world maps are gorgeous.

We collected some of the most atmospheric and good-looking world maps. Careful, though, mild spoilers abound.

El Nido In Chrono Cross

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Chronopedia

Dragon Quest V for the Nintendo DS

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Realmofdarkness.net

Ivalice In Final Fantasy Tactics

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Final Fantasy Wiki

The Northern Kremisphere In Donkey Kong Country 3

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Suppermariobroth

Moonstone

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: SignificantBits

The Sword Coast In Baldur's Gate

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Mike's RPG Center

Gaia In Final Fantasy VII

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: FuzzFinger's longplay

The Island Of Panau In Just Cause 2

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Maplib

Simon The Sorcerer 2: The Lion, The Wizard And The Wardrobe

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: VGMaps

Skies Of Arcadia

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Let's Play Archive

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX for the Gameboy Color

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Link's Hideaway

Fez

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: NeoGAF

New Super Mario Bros U

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Nintendonerds

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: E3 2012 Trailer [YouTube]

Onett During The Day In Earthbound

Not necessarily a world map, but when you look at it zoomed out, you get the same feeling.

Beautiful Video Game World Maps

source: Starmen.net