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New York City: As seen in videogames!

New York City is one of the most recognizable and revered cities in the world. It’s no surprise then that it’s been portrayed in videogames ever since programmers realized that electronic computation boxes could transmit graphicals on their cathode readouts. We hope you’ll enjoy this comprehensive collection of digital New Yorks, cultivated with the utmost love and respect for The City that Never Sleeps.


Jul 14, 2009

67 comments

  • QWERTYCommander - April 16, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    What about Tony's Pro skater 2?
  • Defiance - July 21, 2009 8:32 a.m.

    @Dondada No you are not the only one. But take into serious consideration that games like GTA: San Andreas featured cities like LA, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. So no boredom at all. reCAPTCHA: eclectic Manhattan
  • speno93 - July 18, 2009 1 p.m.

    nice article but you forgot GTA chinatown wars but pretty impressive never the less
  • gatornation1254 - July 17, 2009 2:49 a.m.

    i've played almost all those games
  • Auron - July 16, 2009 4:03 p.m.

    How'd I know they'd sneak a few Spiderman clips in here?
  • TrIp13G - July 15, 2009 11:56 p.m.

    Wait a minute... Where is Max Payne? Is that one too old, or something?
  • noobeater - July 15, 2009 9:20 p.m.

    ye welll new yorks good....but comon London is cooler long live England! no suprise so much media set within New York its a hub for so many different aspects of society and i must go there one day. well only been to central and southern florida and thar was cool so new york will be much better
  • doomdoomdoom - July 15, 2009 6:06 p.m.

    New York the city that never sleeps It is also the city that always gets blown up, crime war, super powered freaks, movies, and fucking terrible T.V. shows The only that should be in New York is the Colbert Report. There is no God only Colbert bow down to his power or bend over to his jokes and co-wrighters.
  • deora2dude - July 15, 2009 5:59 p.m.

    the only time my city was represented in a game was THUG (tony hawks under ground) ahh vancover BC... though it was mentioned in burnout paradice... CMON EA!
  • elchetos - July 15, 2009 5:34 p.m.

    You forgot to add footage from Parasite Eve
  • EmmaXII - July 15, 2009 4 p.m.

    Wid u count Librity city in gta4? Common the "statue of happiness"
  • FinalGamer - July 15, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    That was awesome music, anyone know what it is so I can go find it? Also, awesome vid, good to see New York City in various eras as a major city of videogames. But I'm glad you didn't show its portrayal in Urban Strike...since that had 9/11 happening in it << about six years before. *Twilight Zone theme*
  • iluvmyDS - July 15, 2009 2:51 p.m.

    I loved it. A lot of those games I have played/loved.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - July 15, 2009 2:27 p.m.

    Hay guise! Glad you like the video. Lizzie and I worked super hard on it. The song is "New York" by Micro Chip League, a late-80s industrial/rave classic. I made the 8-bit intro, the first few bars of the famous song "New York, New York," with a NES synth plugin for Garage Band. Deus Ex was in there, a quick shot looking out at the city from the dock at the beginning of the game. If we left out your favorite game set in NYC, I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive us... maybe we'll save it for a sequel?
  • oryandymackie - July 15, 2009 10:37 a.m.

    Can somebody recommend a GOOD Spiderman game? If you can, please mail me the name!
  • Dondada - July 15, 2009 8:04 a.m.

    Am I the only one tired of every game and movie taken place in NY?
  • Ramen_Soup - July 15, 2009 6:13 a.m.

    Ah my fair city I love you so <3 haha But really the GTA4 captured Brooklyn (my area) extremely well I love seeing the city in games and being able to point them out reminds me of when I first moved to NY trying to see the city all over again
  • ricangamer28 - July 15, 2009 5:52 a.m.

    AWWW NEW YORK,THE BEST CITY TO BLOW UP,IN GTA 4,THEY DETAILED IT SO GOOD.I FROM THE BRONX AND SUM AREAS OF BOHAN LOOK JUS LIKE SOME OF THE HOODS I KNOWWW
  • lovinmyps3 - July 15, 2009 4:44 a.m.

    Ah New York... my SECOND favorite city. Right under San Francisco. :)
  • darkvare - July 15, 2009 4:23 a.m.

    where's max payne people?

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