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Video Games that were Inspired by the Real Life Stories

Videos games have always been an escape from the reality. They are a medium we use to enter the virtual reality of the characters. Gamers often receive a plethora of fantastical digital worlds and magical creatures beyond our wildest imaginations. But sometimes these video games are also a portrayal to bring forth some harsh truths. Behind these fictional works, often lies either an inspiration or imagination.

Following are some video games that present and characterize most iconic stories from the past. These games are designed in such a way that lets the gamers re-live these real events digitally. Audience can feel the emotions of a character and also unfold the real truth behind the ancient stories.



Kholat is one of the latest horror video games in the recent times. The major plot of game is portraying the Dyatlov Pass Incident. In 1959, nine skiers went missing in the Ural Mountains over a period of four months. Investigations made It evident that they were students from the Ural Polytechnical Institute. The speculations of their vanishing became serious due to disruptive communication. After returning to the starting point, Vizhai, the crew had to send a message. However, the message was never out. Soon after, their tent became a major clue, cut up from the inside with all of the belongings still intact. Bare feet footprints outside the tent led them to their bodies.

Certainly, Nobody knows the real story. To this day, the Dyatlov Pass Incident remains a mystery.

IMGN.PRO brings in the experience of skiing and the story that transpires ahead in the video game. Kholat is inspired by the incidents that might have happened with the group of Grade-II skiers in the mountains. Undoubtedly, it gives a major sense of thrill and horror.

Call of Duty: World War II

Call of Duty: World War 2

Call of Duty is one of those franchises that deals with the War Scenarios perfectly. Some of the stories that follows throughout the game are fictional while some are true. However, the latest game in the series is based on the period of World War 2. The game has lost track over the accuracy at some of the factors of the story. However, the overall anecdote is a depiction of the war history.

World War 2 was one of the most iconic historical events from the past. As a result, the video game is a deep overview of the war scenes and portrayal of the battles.    

That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is a deeply heart-breaking story that’ll leave you weeping at the end. Basically, the video game was developed by Ryan and Amy Green who based the game’s narrative on the loss of their young son, Joel, to terminal cancer. Plot of the game revolves around the events from Ryan and Amy’s life. From discovering that their one-year-old child has cancer, up to his eventual death.

It is an emotional ride throughout the game, living and experiencing the one whole year of their lives. They manage to let you feel what they want you to feel by being in their shoes.  

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

1979 Revolution

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive adventure game from Ink Stories. However, Major aim of the plot was an overview about the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The game revolves around the role of Reza Shirazi. He is an aspiring photojournalist who returns to his home country, Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As players clicks photographs of the war, the game shows real pictures with the historical background of actual events as well as a few personal accounts from people who lived through the revolution.

Ink Stories brings to light, a story about the outbreak of a civil war and chaos. It also lets us understand the real story and uses original pictures from the incident.

The Town of Light

The Town of Light

The Town of Light is a psychological thriller that involves an adventure inside a psychiatric asylum. The video game depicts the story of Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra (Volterra Psychiatric Hospital). Unquestionably, this Asylum in Italy is considered among the most haunted places in the world and was shut-down in 1978. As you proceed with the adventure, you find notes and items along the way that puts together the bits and pieces about the character’s past. However, the asylum was once the home of 6,000 patients who apparently never left.

The horrific adventure in the video game takes us through the journey within the hospital. We begin being lost in the asylum with a single torchlight, as a result, minimal field of view. The game revolves around exploring more stories and escaping from death.    

L.A Noire

L.A Noire

L.A. Noire is a brief neo-noir investigation game. The plot revolves around 1947 where the main character is an LAPD detective. Major task is to investigate dangerous and absolutely thrilling cases, many of which are real. One of the most famous unsolved cases that L.A. Noire explores is the mystery of the Black Dahlia murder. In January 1947, the corpse of a woman was murdered in the most barbaric course of action ever imagined. Later, The young woman turned out to be an up-and-coming Hollywood actress, namely Elizabeth Short. In a nationwide collaboration between the LAPD and FBI, several investigations took place and multiple record checks but there was no outcome of the case, with the list of suspects growing to over a 150 people. Investigators even received a letter with fingerprints that claimed it was from Black Dahlia Killer.

To this day, the identity of the killer or the fingerprints found on the letter remain unknown.

Black Dahlia murder case is one of the most heinous cases in American history. L.A. Noire portrays the case of Black Dahlia as it advances. What happens ahead is a mystery to unfold.

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is among the craziest mysteries from the past. No one knows who is the most dangerous serial killer in the history of mankind. However, this work of fiction shows a banter between Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes. Although, the video game is based on fictional story, the character depicted is inspired from true events. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are the protagonists solving the case to find the treacherous murderer.

Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3

The Assassin’s Creed series has always been successful in portraying historical events with great precision. If you have been playing the game, you know it features iconic personalities like Leonardo da Vinci, George Washington, the pirate Black Beard etc. However, the third part in the series consists of tales from so many real stories from the past. The major chronicle that it revolves around is the independence and foundation of the United States. Throughout the game, the assassin Connor participates in the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s Ride, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Assassin’s Creed 3 involves George Washington, Charles Lee, Samuel Adams and many other characters from the war. The story portrays the American battles with English before winning the freedom for America.  



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