Boston in video games

Arenacale

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Admittedly, I still haven't played Fallout 4 (and probably never will), but I wanted to showcase some different renditions of Boston I've encountered in games over the years. I'm primarily a racing game guy, so I'm curious what else is out there that's not just cars.

I'll start with one that isn't racing, Tony Hawk's Underground 2, which features a very condensed version of the city, shuffling a bunch of things around. It's how the classic Tony Hawk games are with cities in general, so I'm not too fussed by it, but I do object to the "Children's Museum" actually being the Josiah Quincy School. There's a lot of juvenile puns as well, because it's a Tony Hawk game.

CART Fury is an arcade racer based on the split-era (not-)Indy car series, and it has a Big Dig track that is mostly tunnels but also has a banked Central Artery through a really messed-up version of downtown, the Hancock moved to behind the Garden and then somehow appears again with the entire Back Bay in Charlestown.

Need For Speed Most Wanted features a fictional "Fairhaven City" that is very much inspired by Boston and has a ton of the landmarks, though usually not in the same geographic locations (though the Government Center/Quincy Market/Waterfront is remarkably accurate). I spent more time tooling around the city than actually racing in this game, it's fun but no PS2 NFS:HP2.

Never played this but here's a Boston level in a Godzilla game some 15 years before the movie destroyed the city.

I'm sure there's more out there if anyone knows of them...
 

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Didn’t play it myself, but Assassin’s Creed III was partially set in the city iirc.
 

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