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5 Video Games That Take Place in an Alternate 2021

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5 Video Games That Take Place in an Alternate 2021

So far, 2021 has been… interesting to say the least. It doesn’t feel that much different than last year as we are still living in the hustle and bustle –or lack thereof– of the COVID-19 pandemic in most parts of the world. 

While we still don’t know how the rest of the year is going to play out, we have an idea of what the world looks like today in general. This may not be what any of us expected 2021 to look like a few years ago, but what did we expect? More specifically, what did game developers expect 2021 to look like? Well, here are five video games that take place in 2021.

Dead Rising 3 and 4 

Both 2013’s Dead Rising 3, and 2016’s Dead Rising 4 take place in 2021 despite the difference in characters and setting.

Dead Rising 3 follows a new protagonist, a young mechanic named Nick Ramos, as he attempts to survive the zombie apocalypse in the fictional city of Los Perdidos, California just a few days after the city’s initial outbreak. 

Later that same year, the original Dead Rising protagonist, Frank West, makes a return to Willamette, Colorado –the site of the series’ first outbreak– 15 years after the events of the first game. As the prolific photojournalist we know and love, Frank sets out to investigate a military compound that is secretly being used for zombie research. 

We may be living in a world altered by the presence of a serious virus, but thankfully, there are no zombies walking among us today. 

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