In Real Life

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

Source: Realmofdarkness.net


Ivalice In Final Fantasy Tactics

Source: Final Fantasy Wiki


The Northern Kremisphere In Donkey Kong Country 3

Source: Suppermariobroth


Moonstone

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


Fez

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.

Source: Starmen.net