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Updated by Kevin Robinson on Mar 01, 2014
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Video Games Recreated in Real Life

Curation of great examples of video games recreated in the real world.

Skyrim Badass

This video created by Freddie W. captures the world of Skyrim in the real world. The video was created using multiple techniques, from green screening, to trick camera angles, and CGI. It all comes together to bring Skyrim into reality.


This video from Smosh makes fun of the original Pokemon games. It makes fun of many of the game mechanics, such as having to walk in front of a trainer for him/her to notice you, and not being able to walk around obstacles.

The Original Human SPACE INVADERS Performance

This is part of the Game Over Project. Directed by Swiss artist Guillaume REYMOND. This video was created using a series of images captured with people in different locations to form each frame of the video.

Half Life Origins Live Action

This video recreates the world of Half-life perfectly. The uniforms, locations, and sounds are spot on. Not to mention that they also have a spot on Gordon Freeman. Don't let the shortness of this video fool you, the creators have gotten funding through Kickstarter to create a Half-Life series called The Freeman Chronicles.

Minesweeper - The Movie

This parody trailer for a Minesweeper movie by college humor brings Minesweeper into reality. They bring every element of the game into it, and try to have them make sense, while at the same time making fun of the very idea of it.

Real Life Mario Kart!

Another of Freddie W's greats. This video and Freddie's awesome skills turn this go kart track into Mario Kart. Complete with turtle shells and all.

Old School vs. New School

This video doesn't just feature one game, but all of them. It features an epic battle between all the old school games, against all the new games. Guess who wins.

counter struck

This is an oldie but a goodie. One of the first videos I watched on YouTube. This video depicts a kid playing counter-strike, then being in counter-strike. It makes fun of all the common glitches in the game, such as Lag and AI path-finding issues, all in awesome hilarity.

Mega64: Heavy Rain

This video from Mega64 depicts the game Heavy Rain in real life. They try to recreate major scenes from the game, but the funniest part is the reactions of people around them who have no idea what is happening.

Portal No Escape Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg)

This video, based off the game Portal, is about a womans attempt to escape a cell she wakes up in. WIth the assistance of her portal gun (and some awesome effects), she fights her way through the complex.

Video Games In Real Life: STREET FIGHTER

This is a recreation of Street Fighter. This video makes fun of the fact that the game is in 2D, and shows what happens when one of the characters finds out about the third dimension.

Video game behaviors that would be creepy in real life

This video from BuzzFeed looks at some common video game behaviors. More specifically, it looks at thing you do in video games, and how they would be perceived if you did them in the real world.

Whitest Kids U Know - Call Of Duty

This video from Whitest Kids You Know looks at how behaviors common in Call of Duty would look in real life. It makes fun of kids on their microphone, people not taking the game seriously, and lag issues.

Battlefield 4 Trailer

This video from RocketJump recreates Battlefield 4. It features amazing special effects and fast paced action on par with the game. It also features the visual effect style of the game series.

Halo 3 : ODST Live Action Trailer (HQ)

This live action trailer is based on Halo:ODST. It captures the feel and essence of the game. It tries to create a sense of honor and courage of the portrayed ODST soldiers.

Mass Effect 3 Live Action [HD]

This live action trailer of Mass Effect recreates the world and atmosphere of the game. It features great special effects and fast paced action. It tries to create an emotional feel for what is happening in the game.

real life game (prince of persia)

This ad parodies the game Prince of Persia. It features everyday people having the abilities from the game. It pokes fun at the controls in the game and the button combos needed to perform certain actions.


This video recreates the world of Scribblenauts. In this game you can create anything you want to complete a goal. The video makes fun of this concept by creating random things in the real world, and watching people's reaction.

Mega 64 Katamari Damacy

This video by Mega64 makes fun of the game Katamari. The game features a weird creature rolling a ball around that everything sticks to. In this video a guy dresses up as one of these weird creatures and rolls a ball around the town.

Legend of Zelda: Pot Smasher

This video by RocketJump parodies the Zelda games. It makes fun of pot smashing and how when you leave a room the pots all come back.

doom movie trailer - YouTube

This movie brings the game Doom to the big screen. It follows the major points of the story line of the game, and takes place on Mars. There are many references back to the game in the movie, and even a sequence where it looks just like a first person shooter.

Metal Gear Sunrising

This video parodies the real life of solid snake. It features him doing daily tasks such as cutting fruit, then moves on to fast pace action sequence featuring Freddie W.

Resident Evil - Movie Trailer

This movie brings Resident Evil to the big screen. It tells the story of the origins of the game and some of the main characters.

Assassin's Creed - Lineage (Part 1)

This live action series based on Assassin's Creed, is a prequel to Ezio storyline. The atmosphere perfectly matches that of the game, and features stunning visual and amazing battle sequences.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Trailer [2003]

This movie is based on the Tomb Raider game series. It captures the adventurous and action packed feel of the Tomb Raider games, while sprucing it up for the big screen.