Nowadays, prophetic films don’t surprise anyone, while the predictions in games sometimes scare people. It happens that desktop “shooters” accurately guess the dates of wars, sports simulators predict the results of sports matches, and the developers of historical games know in advance the dates of death of politicians. Today, we invite you to check the list of top-5 frightening game predictions.
1) Ghost Recon – 2008 Russian-Georgian War
Of course, a game with an alternative history of the world based on the Cold War would sooner or later have managed to simulate real military actions, but no one expected that the shooter Ghost Recon, which was released in 2001, would accurately predict that Russia and Georgia will have an armed conflict seven years later. Moreover, the game clearly states that the conflict will occur after the events in South Ossetia. Fortunately, no games on gambleinthesun.com can show a similar result.
2) Homefront – Death of Kim Jong Il
The Homefront platformer has always been a bit politicized. However, the game, with an accuracy of a couple of months, predicted the date of the DPRK Secretary General’s death – Kim Jong Il. The game’s introductory video states: “North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il passed away in early 2012.” The real date of the DPRK leader’s death took place on December 17, 2011.
3) Madden NFL – the Prediction of Super Bowl Matches
While sports fans groan that PC simulators are not authentic, sports simulators in which “PC” plays against another “PC” predicted the exact results of final matches. Electronic Arts has been trying to simulate Super Bowl games for a very long time, but their predictions were not very accurate. But in recent years, the NFL has guessed (or calculated) the outcome of 8 out of 10 matches.
4) Battlefield 3 – Date of the Terrorist Attack in Paris
Battlefield 3 managed to name the exact day and month when the terrorist attack in Paris will take place – November 13th. They made a mistake only concerning the year – in the Battlefield the terrorist attack takes place in 2014, while in reality, Paris suffered from it in 2015. It even seems that terrorists were inspired by this game.
5) Deus Ex – the Terrorist Attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001
A cyberpunk game with cyborg people, a worldwide epidemic, and alien technologies seems fun and unrealistic. The game was released in the middle of 2000, and the events are also taking place in New York. The developers have drawn the city center without the Twin Towers. The characters explain the loss of skyscrapers as a “destructive terrorist act.” Did anyone in 2000 take seriously the idea that terrorists could get to one of the main attractions of New York and destroy it? But, as you can see, it came true.
Do you believe in coincidence? It only remains to hope that the plots of freshly-released games will not become our new reality.