I'm taking some of the more largely viewed and studied art and showing how it was used in video games. To more specific, I'm targeting the Assassin's Creed series since it spans several hundred years and many different styles.
The Venice Canal was a major mode of transport in Assassin's Creed 2. A lot time was spent jumping from gondola to gondola to get to back doors to get to a treasure chest.
The Colosseum played a major part in the Assassin's Creed. It was buyable in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and was made to be round instead of the oval shape it actually has.
These doors were a very common thing in the rich district of Florence. Some had rounded tops and others were square like this one. The relief on the doors are similar to those found in the game as well.
Portrayed slightly different in game versus real life, his life story still carried over. His son, Giulio who became pope, his brother Lorenzo the playable character, and his mistress who mothered his son.
Originally a mausoleum for Hadrian, both in game and real life though a military bunker in real life, became a final point for the Borgia quest line. Both which, in game and in real life, are on the Tiber River.
A mathematician and an astronomer, was the first to say that the sun was at the center of the universe. According to the Assassin's Creed, obviously not the truth, after he presented Heliocentrism, he was ordered by the Borgia to be killed via the Knights Templar.
The Seville Catedral didn't make an appearance in Assassin's Creed until Assassin's Creed III:Liberation. The only thing quoted as happening in, Seville more than the church, the game is having ships sent for trade.
St. Paul's Cathedral made an appearance in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. Just as in the game, the original was burnt down in the fire of 1666. The new one was built on top of it. It was one of 54 that designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Notre-Dame was recreated in-game but was stripped of a lot of it's art work as they are still copyrighted. The cathedral made it's appearance in Assassin's Creed: Unity.
In the background is one of the two remaining islands in France. This specific island contain Notre-Dame and has 10 bridges that connect it with main land Paris,France. This island made it's debut in Assassin's Creed: Unity.
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