With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all things Irish, including video games that are set in Ireland or feature Irish themes and characters. In this special St. Patrick’s Day edition, we’ll be exploring some of the top video games based in Ireland or with Irish influences. From action-adventure games to survival games, there’s something for every type of gamer on this list.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
This action role-playing game, set in the Viking age, features a questline called ‘Wrath of the Druids’ that is set in the kingdom of Dublin in Ireland. Players can explore the city and interact with its citizens as they complete quests and battle enemies.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This open-world action role-playing game features a questline set in the Skellige Isles, a group of islands off the coast of Ireland that are inhabited by the warrior clans of the Skelligers. Players can explore the islands and participate in various activities, such as sailing, fighting, and completing quests.
The Legend of Zelda – The Wind Waker
This action-adventure game features an island called Windfall Island, which is inspired by the island of Inishmore in County Galway, Ireland. Players can explore the island and interact with its inhabitants as they complete quests and defeat enemies.
The Long Dark
This survival game features a region called “The Dublin Mountains,” which is inspired by the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Players must navigate the harsh wilderness and survive against the elements as they explore the region and complete quests.
This action-adventure game features a character named Emily Kaldwin, whose mother is Irish. Emily’s mother’s heritage is mentioned in dialogue throughout the game. Players can use stealth and various abilities to complete missions and defeat various steampunk-inspired enemies as they explore the game’s world.
This action role-playing game features a character named Reaver, who is a wealthy businessman and pirate from the fictional island of Aurora, which is based in Ireland. Players can interact with Reaver and complete quests as they explore the game’s world.
From the kingdom of Dublin in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to the Skellige Isles in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there are plenty of video games that are set in Ireland or feature Irish themes and characters. Whether you’re a fan of action-adventure games or survival games, there’s something on this list for every type of gamer. So why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by diving into one of these Irish-themed video games?
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