There may not be many video games set in Croatia, but there are some. Here are four of the best that you need to check out.
A Brief Overview of Gaming in Croatia and Other European Countries
According to Compare the Market, the most-played games in Europe in March and April 2020 were on the platform Roblox. This platform enables you to program games and play games created by other users. Roblox took the top spot in many European countries, including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Croatia.
Other popular video games in Croatia and Europe were Fortnite, VALORANT, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Like other countries, online gaming has become extremely popular in Croatia.
In addition to shooter games, casino games like slots, roulette, and poker are also regularly played in many European countries. Indeed, you can typically find an online casino suited to the country you are based in. For example, in Sweden, you can find an online live casino to play games like live blackjack in real-time with actual dealers.
Although Croatia is developing lots of video games, there are few games actually set in Croatia. One of the best is the survival game SCUM.
When SCUM was launched on the Steam early access program in 2018, it became the best-selling game on the platform within its release days. The full release of SCUM is due to occur later in 2021. The prison riot survival game features an open-world setting. It begins on an island, where you must remove your implant to escape. You then get to travel through various parts of Croatia and earn points as you manage to survive a hostile environment.
If you want to test your city driving skills, Urban Jungle is the game for you. The free educational driving game is set in a virtual version of Rijeka’s city center. You drive through the Croatian city, performing missions for money while ensuring you do not break any traffic rules. Released in 2005 for Microsoft Windows, a team of Croatians designed the game to promote safe driving. But just because it is an educational game does not make it any less fun.
The Cursed Crusade
Released in Europe in 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The action-adventure video game The Cursed Crusade takes place during the Fourth Crusade of 1202 1204. You control the protagonist Denz de Bayle, who is joined by his partner Esteban Noviembre. The two crusaders go on an adventure throughout Europe, which takes place in France, Syria, Constantinople, and Croatia. You can pick up and wield different weapons during your journey. You can use “The Curse” that enables you to walk between the divide of Earth and Hell to obtain supernatural powers. The game includes faster movement, more substantial moves, and the ability to see previously hidden collectibles.
Tom Clancy’s EndWar
In the strategy game Tom Clancy’s EndWar, you get to experience living the exceptional career of an army commander and lead your troops to victory in World War III. You have the option of controlling the European Enforcers Corps, the USA’s Joint Strike Force, or the Russian Spetsnaz Guards Brigade. Alternatively, you can create your own army to match your specific tactical style. Croatia features in the prelude-to-war section of the game, which explains how the conflict started. In Tom Clancy’s EndWar, on March 23, 2020, the European Federation is attacked by a group of terrorists in the lawless zone, which used to be Croatia. One thing that makes this game so useful is its third-person camera, instead of using the top-down view more traditionally used for war strategy games. EndWar also offers a broad range of weapons, vehicles, and equipment based on real-life military technology.