What Era of History do you want in Video Games more?

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Title kind of says it all. What period of history do you think should be shown in video games more often and would make for a good, interesting story? Note that this does not have to pertain to Assassin's Creed specifically, though it could. But really just any kind of historical time period that you think would be a good place to set a video game (AC or otherwise) that has rarely if ever been shown.

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When I'm super rich and I own my own game studio, I'm making an adventure game about 1910s and 20s Ireland.

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I love games that are set in Ancient Rome, especially action games.

I really loved Shadow of Rome on the PS2, and god help me, I even liked Ryse: Son of Rome.

I'd love for someone to make an open world RPG set in Ancient Rome. Or maybe an MMO. There was one called Gods and Heroes, but it was before released and closed a few years ago, which was before I was into video games.

I don't think an AC game would work in this time period, but I'd love to see Ubisoft try it.

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#4  Edited By TheManWithNoPlan

I don't have anything specific, but I'd love to see more games set in more diverse historic periods of time. The new unity game is super interesting to me, because I don't know anything about the time period really. Something so interactive and fleshed out like that gives me a jumping off point to want to learn. It peaked my interest to go out and study more beyond the game itself. Other Ac games have had that effect on me in the past (Specifically the renascence Italy stuff) and I'd love to see other developers follow suit.

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#5  Edited By Fredchuckdave

Three Kingdoms, Sengoku period in Japan, Napoleonic Age.

And more pirates I suppose.

Really we just need more Darkest of Days.

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Caveman days. I don't think there are enough games set in pre-history. Fightin' man-eating birds, sabertooth tigers and giant cave bears or running from the same.

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Has there ever been a game with a Gangs of New York type setting? As in something that took place in New York while that was happening. I've wanted that for years.

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The great depression. I was interested in Faith and a .45 before that got cancelled and there isn't really anything taking place in that space.

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Maybe Prohibition. With the Nemesis system. Taking down other bootleggers to make your empire more powerful, but then someone may come and take out your guys too. Like, you had to recruit and get actual distillers, bodyguards, sellers, night club owners, etc. And at any point, they could be a traitor for some other bootleg empire.

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Anything outside the norm really. Especially some RPGs outside of the usual Japanese or Medieval inspired settings. Or space. If you take some of the examples brought up here, like pirates or ancient Rome or even prohibition period America and throw a good RPG around it and I'd be all over that shit.

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Literally anything but the Renaissance or the Crusades? Is that too much to ask?

Or how about this: no historical settings in AAA games. They inevitably bone it up and replace it with xtreme made-for-TV history.

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@mbradley1992 said:

Maybe Prohibition. With the Nemesis system. Taking down other bootleggers to make your empire more powerful, but then someone may come and take out your guys too. Like, you had to recruit and get actual distillers, bodyguards, sellers, night club owners, etc. And at any point, they could be a traitor for some other bootleg empire.

This is my favorite one so far. Nice Avatar by the way.

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There was an Untouchables game but can't remember how that played. Also, Cold War. Mainly for the espionage and diplomacy.

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I'd love to see a game set in Great Britain immediately after the Roman Empire left.

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Pre-history.

Early Mesoamerica.

Early Africa.

The 1600s.

The 1920s.

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I'd like to see more ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica

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Three Kingdoms, Sengoku period in Japan, Napoleonic Age.

Yup. Though I'd also be up for more American Revolution/Civil War games so long as they were neither FPS games or Assassin's Creed.

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#18  Edited By Fredchuckdave

@hailinel: Civil War would work too, just if you're going to pick a period from the musket/line infantry days it'd have to be Napoleonic. Obviously the only things that would work really well are either strategy games or Cavalry as the main action component (play as J.E.B. Stuart or whomever). Kessen 3's the only game I can think of with a good cavalry type of gameplay/perspective.

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#19  Edited By Shortbreadtom

A Splinter Cell like stealth game set in the Cold War in a hyper stylised Soviet Union

Aztecs and the Spanish conquistadors would be cool

I don't think we have enough games set in ancient Egypt

The downfall of the British empire in the African colonies

The 60s

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#20  Edited By Mortuss_Zero

Civil War could be interesting, though I think in these politically touchy days it's just asking for trouble no matter how it's handled.

I'd like to see a good Viking game based on the group that made their way to the America's. From either the Viking, Native American or both sides.

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Aztecs trying to survive Cortez' conquest.

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#22 sgtsphynx  Moderator

Maybe Prohibition. With the Nemesis system. Taking down other bootleggers to make your empire more powerful, but then someone may come and take out your guys too. Like, you had to recruit and get actual distillers, bodyguards, sellers, night club owners, etc. And at any point, they could be a traitor for some other bootleg empire.

I'd buy it.

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I've always been attracted to the Middle East. There's so much wonderful history and lore, it's a shame that more games don't delve into it!

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#24  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Aztecs trying to survive Cortez' conquest.

Have you ever played Expeditions: Conquistador? It's sort of that game, in that instead of being all evil imperialist you can totally team up with the natives and rewrite history (which I believe goes as far as fighting Cortez at the end, though I never got past the first few hours). It's an interesting game, if not entirely great.

Wouldn't mind more games using the first World War as a setting (though I understand entirely why that war is hard to adapt into a video game).

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#25  Edited By bakumatsu

I'm a sucker for a 19th century victorian ambient so maybe that's a option? I know we'll have order 1866 but I was thinking more of a rpg game set on that era. Also an action adventure game set in ancient egypt would be great. Of course games set in the 1930's and 40's are always welcome.

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I'd certainly want to see something set in the divided cold war era Germany. I could kinda see an Assassin's Creed game working in that setting, but something more narrative and less combat focused could be even more interesting.

I'm always up for more World War 1 games too, apart from flight sims and some grand strategy games very few games take on that setting.

I'd also like to see more weird sci-fi spins on colonialist history, like Jamestown and Inca.

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Bah! Forget history. There need to be more hard sci-fi video games.

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#28  Edited By Fredchuckdave
@mortuss_zero said:

Civil War could be interesting, though I think in these politically touchy days it's just asking for trouble no matter how it's handled.

I'd like to see a good Viking game based on the group that made their way to the America's. From either the Viking, Native American or both sides.

The Civil War itself isn't reviled, confederates are hardly treated as WWII villains or anything. Reconstruction is where most of the problems originated/were revived.

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A crime game set in the 1920's / 1930's would be cool.

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Bah! Forget history. There need to be more hard sci-fi video games.

You demon! Space demon!

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The Great Arctic Circle War of 2029.

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I'd like to see more games set in India in any time period, there is a ton of history in the subcontinent and it's almost an completely untapped setting in games.

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I want a game set in George Orwell's 1984 universe. I want to help Eastasia or Eurasia take down Big Brother.

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#34  Edited By Tom_omb

The 1960s were a fascinating time. I'd love to see more games set then. I've never gotten on board with the GTA series, but if they returned to 1960s London I'd be there in a heartbeat. But I'm a sucker for period games of all types. The reason I keep returning to the Assasin's Creed games because their pop history seeds a curiosity in the time period of any particular game and they have me looking up more on the time.

How about Scandinavia in the 900s? The Russian Revolution? South America as it was colonized by Spain? Or teach me something new and set a game in a time and a place that I never would have thought would be so compelling for a game.

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I want a proper Quest For Fire type game where yer a human tribe killing off all the other humanlike tribes. People forget we didnt just wipe out the Neandertals, there were like half a dozen types of hominids rolling around at one point and humans were like 'have sex with us or we're gonna murder everybody' and we did and that's why we're assholes instead of like lovable dwarfs or whatever neandertals woulda turned into.

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I just want Red Dead Redemption but set in late 19th/early 20th century Australia. Seriously, the Never Never was a hardcore place.

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#37  Edited By emfromthesea

Give me Assassin's Creed: Black Flag with Vikings. Even sprinkle in some mythical sea creatures to spruce things up a little.
(maybe I'm just describing The Witcher 3, in which case I really want that game)

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#38  Edited By Fredchuckdave

@sunbrozak: I mean I know there's a boat but I expect about 85-90% of the exploration to be on land, maybe more than that. The Witcher 3 will still be awesome though, yarr me harem of collectible explicit card babes.

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Basically I want a replica of The Last Samurai. Tom Cruise, sake and all.

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There's not enough games set in South/Southeast Asia. Any of those countries in the pre-colonial to early colonial era would be interesting.

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I'm a sucker for a 19th century victorian ambient so maybe that's a option? I know we'll have order 1866 but I was thinking more of a rpg game set on that era.

Seconded. With or without Steampunk, doesn't matter, I just love the look of Victorian London and the fashion of the era. The Order looks a bit iffy as a game, but it's still got my hype just for the gorgeous setting.

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Wouldn't mind seeing some big Bethesda-ish RPGs set in prehistoric times or the Elizabethan era.

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#43  Edited By Seikenfreak

Feudal Japan I guess. And not stuff like Kessen or Dynasty Warriors or whatever. Something like Assassin's Creed type gameplay *wink wink* or maybe an RPG like Elder Scrolls? Not so much Way of the Samurai. Hmm but imagine being a bad ass lookin samurai with that crazy ornate armor (that they probably didnt wear in combat in real life) and using a combat system like Batman or Shadow of Mordor? Just hacking the F out of dudes and dashing into a slash and organs spilling out. Action packed but also grounded and somewhat realistic so you could learn some stuff. I don't necessarily want history on Japan but of the actual Samurai or Ninja. Real combat techniques, armor, and what it was like being a samurai or ninja. It's all good.

Prehistoric. Dinosaurs. Think a game like Carnivores but with the insane Crytek Engine. I'd also say survival stuff but people might say "Stomping Land!" but that didn't look very good. I'm talking AAA budget awesome. No real story. Maybe play as a cave man/woman. Whole budget put into gameplay feel and then graphics and super atmospheric audio. Have lots of different dinosaurs though so you can learn about them. Build a living ecosystem with a food chain etc.

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Rome i would love to see more games based during the 2nd punic war.

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#46  Edited By MrHadouken

1730's-1800's New Oreleans, focusing in on voodoo and the general creepy vibe of the deep south. Or basically make a full length game out of the Fallout 3 DLC Point Lookout.

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I'd like a game centered around the Incas and the Aztecs in the 16th century.

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#48  Edited By Captain_Insano

Rome.

Something not completely fictionalised like Ryse was would be nice.

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The Korean War (1950-53) seems like it always had a ton of potential, but it's largely been ignored in favor of... just about everything else.

I'd also love to see something set during the 1979-1989 War in Afghanistan, probably from the Soviet perspective

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Edo period Japan, prehistoric, early Rome.