10 video games set in Colorado

Categories: Games, Lists, Trivia

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Today's release date for Forza Horizon for Xbox, which takes place entirely in Colorado, got us thinking: In over forty years of video-game history, there had to have been a few other games set in the Centennial State.

Little did we know, a veritable mountain of electronic entertainment has depicted our state -- sometimes in eerily accurate ways, sometimes much less so. So we decided to profile ten games set in Colorado. Keep reading for some weird, wonderful and just plain odd history.

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- Xbox's Forza Horizon makes Colorado the racetrack

10.DiRT 3 (2011, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Forza Horizon doesn't have a monopoly on racing in Colorado. The third installment of the mud-slinging racing DiRT series took Aspen -- where the beer flows like wine -- for a spin. Some of the courses show off the town's haughty ski-chalet ambiance, but it's mostly snow, snow, snow. Still, you'll save a fortune on lift tickets.

9.Colorado (1990, Amiga, PC)

Though this Old West adventuring game is vague on whether or not it takes place in our state, the name is a dead giveaway. The internet's die-hard Amiga fans consider this one a classic, but the premise of a lone explorer axing his way through hundreds of Native Americans is a little uncomfortable today. Maybe more than a little.


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Jayson
Jayson

Why aren;t any of the South Park games mentioned? That's Colorado.

zach_westfall
zach_westfall

@jenbosier @denverwestword also left off Homefront surprisingly.

Pelt_Hunter
Pelt_Hunter

TheWarZ a new DayZ-clone is based solely in Colorado in it's first map. Need for Speed:The Run goes through Colorado with a jarring jump from the mountains to... Commerce City... it's still neat driving on supposed Colorado highways although with no downtown skyline.

 

Newly announced game, Outlast, is based in Colorado. There might be more but I can't recall them off the top of my head... for some reason I think a horror game was also here but can't think of it.

bradybond007
bradybond007

Homefront takes place in Montrose, Colorado. Its a fun "Red Dawn" type game

jenbosier
jenbosier

@zach_westfall @DenverWestword But that's not entirely in Colorado. And Montrose is soooo dull. ;)

Utter_Ly
Utter_Ly

@jenbosier @zach_westfall The writer here—rest assured Homefront will appear in the next list. Outlast might be a possibility too...

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