Exploring the Most Beautiful Video Game Worlds

In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Monsieur.Froid urges us to sit back, relax, and get lost in the wondrous landscapes of the most gorgeous virtual worlds gaming has to offer.

What are some of the absolutely best video game worlds out there? I think I know what I love best about a video game, and that is getting lost just in the sheer landscape and imagined worlds on the market.


Fallout 3? Sure, it's all a monochromatic Exorcist-soup colour, but seeing the Capital Building and Obelisk in the distance when you first step out of the vault? My god, it's gorgeous.

Uncharted 1 and 2 are both absolute stunners. The Turkish coastal city? The snow-covered mountains of Nepal? Beautiful.

Red Dead Redemption? No words are needed for this one. I've easily lost a few hours just "playing" this game by walking around watching day turn to night and vice versa.

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