6. Test Drive Unlimited
Although the Test Drive series has not received the same level of fame as some of the other more famous racing game series, that has not stopped the developers from going out and beautifully recreating the island of Hawaii for racing.
Using satellite images, the game’s version of Hawaii is approximately 618 square miles, complete with accessible underwater and mini island levels.
As the third racing game on this list, Fuel beats all previous competitors by offering a gigantic world that was over 5,556 square miles in area. The world was depicted in a post-apocalyptic style with the weather being beautifully done including the likes of tornadoes, rain and sandstorms, all of which influenced how races took place.
The gaming community was blown away at how huge racing games could be after this game’s release.
4. Guild Wars Nightfall
An action role-playing video game, Guild Wars Nightfall has players roam the continent of Elona that’s 15,000 square miles having various mountains, coasts, and cities, all brimming with life and adventure.
3. The Lords of the Rings Online
One of the most famous MMORPGs also had one of the biggest maps in history, with the area of Middle Earth compromising about roughly 30,000 square miles.
Aside from a few areas missing, this game adaptation of Middle Earth had faithfully recreated every area from the story, with a special focus on the Shrine in order to give a beautiful virtual world.
2. The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfal
This game was a whopping 62,394 square miles in real-world size. There may have been a time when such a number was inconceivable but everything changed with the advent of this game.
Bethesda had designed and released this game as far back as 1996, proving that large maps could be created no matter the time period.
1. Great Britain in Minecraft
Minecraft allows you to build and create your own game worlds and this has led to the creation of ‘Great Britain’. This map is so huge, it is actually a 1:1 scale representation of the real Great Britain and consists of over 22 billion Minecraft blocks.
In other words, it is roughly 86,000 square miles or 1000 Azeroths from World of Warcraft or 215 times the map size of Just Cause 2.
Special Mention: No Man’s Sky
Although No Man’s Sky arguably provides the largest video game world in entire gaming history thanks to its innovative procedural generation approach, given the fact that all other games in this list were literally handcrafted (as opposed to being algorithmically generated) – we, therefore, decided to mention it as a special case.
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