The Appeal of Games Set in Mexico

The Appeal of Games Set in Mexico
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From popular tourist destinations like Cancun to bustling locations like Tijuana, Mexico is a wonderful country that has been featured in a number of entertaining offerings over the years. Alongside the television shows that showcase Mexican life and the movies that highlight the beauty of the country, video games set in Mexico have also managed to attract a strong community of gamers. 

Of course, the video gaming sphere is filled with fictional locations that gamers can explore, but on occasions, real-life spots in familiar destinations add another appealing element to certain releases. Mexico certainly fits the bill in that respect, with the country in the southern portion of North America boasting plenty of selling points for game developers to work with and for gaming communities to warm to. 

Like other nations in the video gaming sphere, Mexico isn’t always depicted in the best light in games though, with the country’s notable issues being highlighted in a range of powerful products. These titles are pulling in players from numerous foreign territories and enabling them to gain an insight into Mexican culture, with some releases taking place in the modern environment and others going back in time. 

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is a smash-hit release

One of the biggest games with a Mexican setting, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is a title gamers adore. Playing as a former outlaw in a zombie apocalypse, the game initially takes place in the Wild West, only for John Marston - the outlaw in question - to find a cure for his infected wife. His journey takes him to Mexico, where Marston investigates how the outbreak began and how he can save his wife. A zombie action-adventure game with a dedicated community behind it, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare highlights the stunning areas of Mexico while also having a strong focus on the Aztecs.

Pragmatic Play’s Day of Dead is based on the vibrant Mexican festivity

A browser option that has won over plenty of gamers in more recent times, Pragmatic Play’s Day of Dead is based on the vibrant Mexican festivity. Taking place on November 1 and 2, plus on other dates, such as October 31, this traditional holiday is shown perfectly in a game packed with thrills, some chills, and plenty of entertainment. As the dead come to life, there are numerous shocks along the way in what promises to be an unmissable gaming adventure in an enchanting world. 

Forza Horizon 5 boasts a fictional Mexican setting

Sometimes, fictional versions of the country are prominent in games. Forza Horizon 5 is one of them, with the favorite containing the usual ancient ruins and vibrant colors that are associated with the country, although they aren’t entirely accurate. Still, given the success of the release, Mexico should feel honored to have some of its characteristics shown throughout the game. As players enjoy a high-octane diving escapade through an array of challenging races, it’s clear they’re in a Mexican-themed environment.

Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light is a much-loved classic

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Although many of the aforementioned titles with nods to Mexico are fairly recent, Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light first came to the fore in 2010. Given the adventures Lara Croft is typically seeking, it’s no surprise that Mexico is the destination she ends up in, given the varying landscapes and all-round natural beauty it exudes. The isometric action-adventure release includes settings that are quite clearly in Mexico, especially once she joins forces with a Mayan warrior called Totec in an attempt to increase her chances of survival.