5 highly dangerous video game worlds we’d still love to visit on holiday

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Let’s face it, if you found yourself on holiday in the worlds of most video games, you’d probably have a tough time surviving for long against the various monsters, aliens, or grumpy humans that live there full-time. And that’s even in games that aren’t horror games.

But despite the high likelihood that we’d end up as a passing monster’s breakfast, there are a ton of video game worlds that we’d still absolutely love to visit on holiday. Here’s a selection of some danger-filled yet still beautiful locations to consider adding to your bucket list of potential holiday destinations.

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Let’s face it, if you found yourself on holiday in the worlds of most video games, you’d probably have a tough time surviving for long against the various monsters, aliens, or grumpy humans that live there full-time. And that’s even in games that aren’t horror games.

But despite the high likelihood that we’d end up as a passing monster’s breakfast, there are a ton of video game worlds that we’d still absolutely love to visit on holiday. Here’s a selection of some danger-filled yet still beautiful locations to consider adding to your bucket list of potential holiday destinations.

1. Skyrim

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Okay, so you might not get far without losing your toes to a passing skeever or getting crisped by a dragon, but Skyrim is still one of the prettiest holiday destinations we can think of.

Want a hiking holiday among snowy mountains and pine forests? You got it, and the wildlife is quite literally to die for. More of a historian at heart? Take a tour of the Dwarven ruins scattered across the landscape and admire the still-functioning automatons that spring into action whenever they spot an intruder. Wherever you wander, you’ll keep on finding new places to explore, and as long as you’re halfway handy with a mace or a warding spell, you might even live to go back again next year.

2. The world of Horizon Zero Dawn

Go there in: Horizon Zero Dawn

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Stunning scenery, check. Zipwires, check. Murderous robots… er, check. Perfect for the adrenaline junkie who wants to head somewhere a little bit different, the world of Horizon Zero Dawn has everything from snowy mountains and ancient forests to steamy jungles and scorching desert sands. It might not be the most peaceful holiday you could embark on, but if you’re looking for adrenaline-filled adventure in a gorgeous setting, combined with a high risk to life and limb from passing dinosaur-like robots, this is the place to find it.

3. Planet 4546B

Go there in: Subnautica

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The risks of visiting a largely unexplored alien planet are totally worth it for the holiday snaps you’ll get on Planet 4546B.

Go wreck-diving around the radioactive remains of the Aurora starship (don’t forget your lead-lined suit), collect sharp teeth from the local wildlife in the Kelp Forests, or look for lost alien technology by venturing down a very, very long way into the gently glowing deep-sea mushroom caves. And if you’re feeling really daring, take a sub down even further to the Lost River and see if you can spot some of the largest aliens on the planet. Just make sure you keep your repair tool handy in case they decide to take a chunk out of your submarine.

4. Columbia

Go there in: BioShock: Infinite

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The architecture of this floating city may be stunning, but Columbia’s technological marvels are what you should really be here for. Aside from the quantum levitation that keeps the whole city up in the sky, make sure to check out the clever automatons across the city, like the Motorized Patriots, from a safe distance. Take a Zeppelin to get from A to B, or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, hook yourself onto the nearest Sky-Line and zip over there instead.

5. Mythical Sengoku-era Japan

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Get a glimpse of a reimagined late 16th century Japan, filled with mythical creatures, temples, bamboo forests, and towering castles. Take a stroll through a temple complex with its picturesque red maple leaves and resident demonic monk, cross the death-defying drop of a rocky gorge on a slender rope bridge, and see how the local warlord lives by walking right into his castle like you own the place. Just make sure you take a bodyguard or two with you, because the mythical and human residents of many of these famous sites don’t always take too kindly to tourists.

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