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Beautiful Video Game World Maps

World maps in video games are usually pretty great. We love world maps! You can use them to track the results of your progression through some grand adventure as new locations become accessible and your control over the world grows. A well-crafted world map in any game is always a sign of high quality.

Plus, many world maps are gorgeous.

We collected some of the most atmospheric and good-looking world maps. Careful, though, mild spoilers abound.

El Nido In Chrono Cross

Source: Chronopedia

Dragon Quest V for the Nintendo DS


Ivalice In Final Fantasy Tactics

Source: Final Fantasy Wiki

The Northern Kremisphere In Donkey Kong Country 3

Source: Suppermariobroth


Source: SignificantBits

The Sword Coast In Baldur’s Gate

Source: Mike’s RPG Center

Gaia In Final Fantasy VII

Source: FuzzFinger’s longplay

The Island Of Panau In Just Cause 2

Source: Maplib

Simon The Sorcerer 2: The Lion, The Wizard And The Wardrobe

Source: VGMaps

Skies Of Arcadia

Source: Let’s Play Archive

The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX for the Gameboy Color

Source: Link’s Hideaway


Source: NeoGAF

New Super Mario Bros U

Source: Nintendonerds

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

Source: YouTube

Onett During The Day In Earthbound

Not necessarily a world map, but when you look at it zoomed out, you get the same feeling.


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