Visit Paris, Hawaii, and the Moon

Sometimes planning a vacation feels like too much work. Even if you manage to score enough time off, finagle a passport and find affordable deals for your flight and lodgings, there’s still a good chance that you’ll get screwed by delays, lost luggage, overbooked rooms and locals with a powerful disdain for your loud Hawaiian shirts.

While nothing can replace the thrill of visiting famous sites and learning about them via overpriced headset tour guides, we’ve noticed that some games have done an amazing job of re-creating destinations we’d like to visit right down to the pixel. So scroll on for our whirlwind virtual tour of the most exotic places in the world through the lens of games.