Comics Gaming Magazine explored the video game landscape for games set in Canadian locations. They wanted to find the best video games that feature Canada, so you can explore our homeland with video games that have adapted or reimagined the Great White North in digital form.
The result was an expedition across Canada, from urban centres well known for being home to video game creators, to remote mountains, and fictional versions of recognizable landmarks.
Here are the games they spotted featuring B.C. locations:
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 kicks off by making Vancouver ground zero for the Reaper invasion of Earth. After two games of warning the galaxy about the coming threat, Commander Shepard must resist the urge to say, “I told you so,” as they race through a tutorial-level rendition of the city.
Set on a mountain— a fictional version of the real Celeste Mountain on Vancouver Island—this platformer started as a game jam project and went on to become one of the most highly renowned indie games the industry has seen. As an impactful title made by a Canadian, set in Canada, with part of our beautiful provincial parks as a backdrop, Celeste is truly one of the best pieces of gaming media our country has produced yet.