Gaming World has become more diverse than ever, thanks to the rapid development in gaming technology. And while video games started out as a more arcade and cartoony version of things in real life, it’s hard to draw the line between what’s real and what’s game anymore.
Game Developers are working super hard to develop games that are accurate according to the laws of science in the real world. Whether it’s physics in racing games or history in open-world RPG games, video games are becoming more and more accurate.
If that’s something you are interested in, we have made a list of some of the most scientifically accurate games for you!
Rainbow Six Siege
Developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft respectively, Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter. It is known as the master of the art of destruction and gadgetry in the world of video games. It’s solely online, the campaign mode has been left out of the package unlike the previous games in the series, therefore a Rainbow Six account is crucial to playing the game. Rainbow Six Siege’s environmental destruction element is probably the best in the world of gaming, the layered material system used in the game allows the objects in the environment according to the kind of attack it’s inflicted with.
If you love cars, and moreover if you love wrecking them, BeamNG is your go-to. Developed by Bremen-based developer BeamNG GmbH, this work of art features soft-body physics and depicts the most accurate vehicle handling and damage simulations ever. The huge variety of customizations adds up to the collective flare of this beautiful game. From sports cars to local sedans, from cannons to rockets and menacing booby traps and whatnot, BeamNG just offers all. Along with all these details, BeamNG comes with great graphics and gorgeous environments which catch all your attention the moment you lay your eyes on these maps.
Developed by Crytek, this 2013 banger came with a lot of glitches but despite all the complaints and bugs, the game was one of the best of its time. The story follows a Nano suit holder called Prophet who is all in on the quest for vengeance on the Alpha Ceph, the leader of the Ceph alien race. The game has stunning graphics for its time and the Sci-fi setting was surely a whole new concept that defined a whole new line in the industry. The game is a marvel because of its great combat and yet the fluidity that is maintained despite all the complexities.
Kerbal Space Program
As the name suggests, the game allows you to create and manage your very own space program crewed by humanoid aliens known as Kerbals. Kerbal Space Program was so good with its science that it even attracted notable members of the scientific community such as NASA and SpaceX’s Elon Musk. The game comes with quite realistic orbital physics and works like a charm. If you are a space-geek, make sure you don’t miss this one, especially with the crazy deals letting you buy Kerbal Space Program with discount upto 80%!
Developed and published by Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft respectively is an adventure platform video game released in 2015. The game revolves around a robot named B.U.D whose only quest is to grow a plant that will oxygenate its home planet. The game is made in Unity and its procedural animations along with physics-based gameplay is what has made it a center of attraction for gamers all around the world.
I am sure most of you have already played the legendary sports game FIFA but this one does more than provide you with hours of fun gameplay. It offers game mechanics that are pretty close to reality thanks to the advanced technology EA uses to bring the different football characters to life with life-like animation, a realistic physics system, and much more. I have played a ton of sports games but this one gets the crowd for being the most scientifically accurate game out there in the gaming market.
Many of us wish to see how evolution has carried out over the years and how it has shaped the different species that we see around us. Well, Thrive lets you do more than just see, it puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you take control of the most basic specie and try to evolve. You come across other species and compete against them in this race where only the fittest can survive. Explore, Mutate, and evolve into something stronger to thrive on an alien planet.
These are some of the best most scientifically accurate games that I think any science geek would love to play. Each of these games offers something different in terms of gameplay but they all tend to follow the rules of science applied to the real world.