List of video games set in New York City

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This article lists computer and video games in which a major part of the action takes place in New York City or a fictional city closely based on it.

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List of games which feature New York City[edit]

Title Year Platform(s) Notes
18 Wheels of Steel series PC,PS3,XBOX360.PS VITA
Assassin's Creed 3 2012 PS3/Xbox360/PC/Wii U/PS Vita During the 18th century, Desmond Miles' ancestor, the Mohawk Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton, visited the city.
18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker 1999 Arcade/Dreamcast/Gamecube/PS2
25 To Life 2006 PC/PS2/Xbox
The Incredible Hulk 2008 DS/PC/PS2/PS3/X360/Wii/
50 Cent: Bulletproof 2008 PS2/Xbox
Alone in the Dark 2008 PC/PS2/PS3/Xbox360/Wii
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 PC/PS3/Xbox 360 Set in the near future, with at least two levels involving open warfare in the city, specifically Lower Manhattan
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000 PC Featured in the first Allied campaign and the third Soviet campaign missions, as well as a multiplayer/skirmish map
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008 PC/Xbox 360/PS3 Featured in the final Soviet mission
Cruis'n World 1996 Arcade/N64
Crysis 2 2011 PC/PS3/Xbox360
Crysis 3 2013 PC/PS3/Xbox360
CSI: NY 2008 PC/Mac
The Darkness 2007 PS3/Xbox360
The Darkness II 2012 PS3/Xbox360
Def Jam Vendetta 2003 PS2/GameCube
Def Jam: Fight for NY 2004 PS2/Xbox/GameCube
Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover 2006 PSP
Deus Ex 2000 PC/Mac/PS2 A futuristic New York set in the 2050s which features Battery Park, Hell's Kitchen, and Liberty Island.
Die Hard Trilogy 1996 PC/PS/Saturn The third part Die Hard: With a Vengeance, like the film of the same name, was set in New York.
Driver
aka. Driver: You Are the Wheelman
1999 PC/PS/Mac/GBC Features New York as the final stage alongside Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006 PC/PS2/Xbox/Wii Takes place in 1978 and present day 2006 New York City, including all the boroughs except Staten Island and parts of the New Jersey shore.
Driver 76 2007 PSP Handheld version of Driver: Parallel Lines
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project 2002 PC
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour 1999 N64
Fahrenheit
aka. Indigo Prophecy
2005 PC/PS2/Xbox
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 2010 Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 Future post-apocalyptic version of New York
Fantastic Four 2005 PS2/Xbox/GameCube/Windows/GBA
Fighting Force 1997 PlayStation/Nintendo 64 Famous New York City Landmarks such as the World Trade Center can be seen in The Background. Areas such as The Bronx and Central Park are also in Playable levels.
Final Fight 1989
Freedom Fighters 2003 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube
Forza Motorsport 2 2007 Xbox360
Forza Motorsport 3 2009 Xbox360
Gargoyles 1995 Sega Genesis
Ghostbusters video games
Gunblade NY Sega Arcade
The Godfather: The Game 2007 PC/PS2/PSP/PS3/Xbox/Xbox360/Wii Taking place in New York from 1945–1955
The Godfather II 2009 PC/PS3/Xbox360 Takes place in the late 1950s and early 1960s in New York City, Miami, and Havana, Cuba
Godzilla: Save the Earth 2004 PS2/Xbox
Godzilla: Unleashed 2004 Wii/PS2
Gran Turismo 4 2004 PS2 Features New York as a race track
Lost in New York 1992 Super NES, NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, MS-DOS
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis 1992 MS-DOS, Wii
Left Behind: Eternal Forces 2006 Set in an unspecified "near-future" time after the biblical Rapture
Left Behind: Tribulation Forces 2008
Left Behind 3: Rise of the Antichrist
Legendary 2008 PC/PS3/Xbox360
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2013 PC/DS/3DS/PS3/PS4/PSVita/WiiU/Xbox360/XboxOne
Mafia 2 2010 PC
Manhattan Chase PC
Manhunter: New York 1988 PC
Max Payne 2001 PC/Mac/PS2/Xbox/GBA/
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne 2003 PC/PS2/Xbox
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001 PC/PS2/Xbox Most of the game is set on the Hudson River; the final fight is set atop Federal Hall
Midnight Club: Street Racing 2000 PS2/GBA
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out 1987 NES Where Little Mac trains betweens fights
Mortal Kombat 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 1995 Arcade/PC/Mega Drive/Genesis/Saturn/SNES/Game Boy/Game Gear/PS1
Mortal Kombat 2011
Mystery P.I.: The New York Fortune PC
N.Y.C. The Big Apple
aka. New York City
Atari 8-bit home computers/Commodore 64 by Russ Segal, Synapse Software, 1984.
New York Nights: Success in the City iPhone/iPod touch Social simulation game developed by Gameloft
Outlaw Golf 2 2004 PS2/Xbox Features a fictitious golf course in Central Park
Parasite Eve PS Including an extensive secret level set in a heavily-infested Chrysler Building
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie 2005 PS2/Xbox/GameCube/Xbox 360/PSP/NDS/GBA
Pilotwings 1991 SNES
Project Gotham Racing 2001 Xbox Features many cities with New York as one of them.
Project Gotham Racing 3 2005 Xbox360
Prototype 2009 PC/PS3/Xbox360 The events take place on Manhattan Island.
Prototype 2 2012 PC/PS3/Xbox360 Fourteen months having passed, the city is now known as New York Zero. The city is split up into three zones.
Resistance 3 2011 PS3
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team 1991 NES
Second Sight 2004/2005 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube
Shiei no Sona-Nyl: What a Beautiful Memories 2010 PC/PSP The game is set in an alternate-universe version of Manhattan in 1907 which has been deserted and quarantined after an unexplained disaster called the “great disappearance” 5 years prior to the game's events.
Soldier of Fortune 2000
Smashing Drive 2000 Arcade/GameCub/Xbox/GBA
Spider-Man video games Various Years Atari 2600/Amstrad CPC, Apple II/C-64/C-16/Atari 8-bit/ZX Spectrum/PC/MS-DOS/Amiga/Atari ST/Genesis/Mega-CD/GB/NES/Sega Master System/Game Gear/Arcade/SNES/32X/PS/N64/GBC/WIN/DreamCast/PS2/GameCube/Xbox/GBA/N-Gage/Mac OS X/NDS/PSP/Wii/Xbox 360/iOS/Android OS/Wii U/PS Vita/N3DS/PS4/Xbox One/Windows Phone 8/Blackberry 10
Spawn: Armageddon 2003 PS2/Xbox/GameCube
Streets of Rage 1991 SEGA Mega Drive
Street Fighter III: Third Strike 1999 Arcade/Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox
Syphon Filter 1999 PS
Syphon Filter 2 2000 PS
Tekken 2 1997 PS The character, Paul Phoenix, had a stage which was set in New York
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2005 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube/Xbox360/DS/PS3/Wii
Tom Clancy's The Division 2014 PC/PS4/Xbox One
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999 PlayStation/Nintendo 64/Dreamcast A level is set in a Mall in New York
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000 PlayStation/PC/Nintendo 64/Dreamcast/Mac/GameCube/Xbox/iOS
Tony Hawk's Underground 2003 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube Manhattan is a playable level in the game.
Top Spin 2003 PC/PS2/Xbox Includes a tennis tournament in New York
True Crime: New York City 2005 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube Noteworthy for featuring a street-accurate recreation of Manhattan with many landmarks as well as the ability to use the New York City Subway and taxis to get around the island. Bridges such as the Brooklyn Bridge are present but are blocked off.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty 2008 PC/PS3/Xbox360
Tycoon City: New York 2006 PC A city-building game where players are tasked with developing Manhattan.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 2011 Xbox 360/PS3/PS Vita Some stages are set near famous NYC landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Island.
US Racer PC
World in Conflict 2007 PC A RTS where USSR begins an invasion on US soil starting by attacking New York and taking the Liberty statue.
World of Subways Vol. 1 2008 PC A subway driver Simulator which takes place in the underground of New York City and New Jersey.
The Warriors 2005 PS2/PSP/Xbox
Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption 2000 PC
XIII 2003 PC/PS2/Xbox/GameCube/Mac
Yo! Noid 1990 NES
Front Mission Evolved 2010 PC/Xbox360/PS3

List of games which feature a fictional city closely based on New York City[edit]

  • Crazy Taxi 2, two cities, "Around Apple" and "Small Apple", both somewhat based on New York City
  • EarthBound, has a city called Fourside, which is also referred as the Big Banana, a parody of the New York's nickname the big apple.
  • inFamous is set in Empire City, based on New York City.

See also[edit]

Other city video game lists[edit]