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Brilliant photos show how modern-day Paris compares to Paris in Assassin’s Creed Unity

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:54PM EST

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Plenty of complaints have been leveled against Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first current-gen exclusive for the series, but everyone can agree that Ubisoft’s virtual recreation of Paris is a remarkable achievement. Yes, the world of Unity is massive and beautiful, but does it bear any resemblance to the real world locations it represents?

That’s exactly what Damien Hypolite, a fan of the series and an employee of French science magazine Sciences et Avenir, wanted to find out.

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In order to discover just how much research had gone into Assassin’s Creed Unity, Hypolite printed out several screenshots of game footage and began a sightseeing tour through Paris. At each location, he held up the screens from the game to see if they would match modern day Paris.

Amazingly, many did.

As Kotaku notes, Unity features a significantly pared down version of the city, but many of the famous streets and landmarks have received impressive 1:1 treatments, including Notre Dame.

If you want to check out all of Hypolite’s photos, be sure to head to his blog in the source link below. Assassin’s Creed Unity might not be the game of the year, but no other series does virtual tourism quite like Assassin’s Creed.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.