10 Photos Comparing Assassin’s Creed’s Paris to the Real Thing

From the very first game in the series, Assassin’s Creed has always had a thing for historical accuracy (despite the increasingly nutty story); and this infatuation with recreating famous landmarks and cities has only grown more ambitious as the technology behind it has improved.

Photographer and Parisian Damien Hypolite wanted to see just how accurate the latest game in the series, Unity, was in portraying his city. Hypolite printed some screenshots from the game, and went off to see just how well they match up to the modern day city, 200 years later.

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I think the photos speak for themselves, and needless to say, it’s pretty darn impressive to see just how much work went into building a true-to-life Paris for the game. Even for the buildings that are no longer there, such as the Bastille (pictured below), you can still see the lengths that the developers went to recreate the overall environment and surrounding areas.

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Check out the rest of the photos from the series below:

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