Just the mention of Las Vegas gets the heart pumping faster. It’s a place that every gambler wants to go to sometime in their life. Las Vegas has been featured in many movies, but it’s also been the setting for plenty of video games. Here’s a look at some of the best ones.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
The Rainbow Six series has been a hugely successful one, with the first game released 15 years ago. Although set in Las Vegas, having to gamble isn’t the top priority for the Rainbow Six team. They’re out to stop a team of terrorists led by Irena Morales who keeps attacking locations in the city.
The team does end up in casinos but with the aim of rescuing those who have been kidnapped, rather than get a big win on a slot machine. If you love slots why not visit the Mansion Casino where a great time awaits you.
This game was so popular, ‘Rainbow Six: Vegas 2’ was released. More villains are on the loose in Vegas but this time the video game was a first-person shooter one.
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas
The Die Hard movies have been tremendously successful, so video game versions were inevitable. Our hero John McClane is asked to go to Las Vegas by Kenny Sinclair who is the new warden at Mesa Grande Prison. A party is being held there but of course, all doesn’t go well and a riot breaks out leading to the escape of terrorist Klaus Von Haug. He and other terrorists are out to control Las Vegas and McClane and friends have to do everything to stop them.
Déjà Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas
This video game takes us back in time to the 1940s. It’s the second Theodore ‘Ace’ Harding game and the detective ends up being kidnapped. He wakes up in the Lucky Dice Hotel and Casino and is in big trouble with gangster Tony Malone. The gangster lost $112,000 in the first game and Harding has to get it back in a week. There’s a lot of lateral thinking involved here with plenty of problems to solve.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Another popular video game series that couldn’t resist going to Las Vegas. This was released in 2013 and was the tenth in the series. Again, we are in the future but not too far ahead now as it’s set in 2027. There are problems galore as the USA is at war with the terrorist group ‘Federation of the Americas.’
Our hero is Logan who with his brother, Hesh, works for the American military. They are a busy family because their father is the boss of the Ghosts, who spend their time going behind enemy lines and he wants his sons as part of the team. After a mission in Brazil, they end up in a safe house in Las Vegas. Soon after they get kidnapped by a former Ghost agent and an exciting adventure begins.