10 video games set in Colorado
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. See also: - Indie Game: The Movie explores the underground art form of brand-free video games - 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.Next Page
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