Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, based in Greece has some really enjoyable gameplay and storyline for those who enjoy gaming. Although we have yet to visit Greece on vacation ourselves, we couldn’t resist making a real life comparison to the Ubisoft gameplay of the locations and temples you can actually visit. Such as the historical streets of Athens, the Olympia Stadium and impressive Delphi Theatre.
To start with we want to thank Redditor Arisu-Chan for sharing the photos online and giving us permission to create this post with the gameplay photos to real life comparisons! They were all amazing (with the perfect angles!) so it was hard to select a few to share with you. You can view all real life comparison photos which can be found on Arisu-Chan’s reddit post here.
Unfortunately like I mentioned already, we have not had the chance to visit Greece yet, but after creating this post we definitely want to research a vacation there. It sure it inspiring to go somewhere new after playing the exact location in a game. We can’t wait to explore the historical sites ourselves as well as indulge in some delicious greek food. For now we can still play the game in our free time!
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Similar to the other Assassin’s Creed games, you follow the story of a mercenary. This time called Alexios or Kassandra depending on if you play the male or female character. They are a descendant of the Spartan king Leonidas I. You follow the character story with a narrative set in the modern day with character Layla Hassan, like within previous Assassin’s Creed games.
The game is set in Greece during 431 BC, played through the fictional history of the Peloponnesian War. This war was between Sparta and Athens. As either Alexios or Kassandra, you follow the quests and fight for both sides as you attempt to uncover the cult as well as unite your family. Uniting the family is a hard one, which starts when one of your siblings is thrown off a cliff by your own father, who is in command of the Spartan oracle. As well as these, your character is discovering life in Greece and the beautiful artifacts and creepy monsters from the Atlantean times.
This action role-playing game has been playable since the release date of October 5, 2018.
Temple of Athena Nike was built in 420BC, dedicated to the goddess Athena Nike. The population at the time worshipped this goddess in the hope of a successful outcome of the Peloponnesian War, which was against their allies and the Spartans.
Nike means “victory” in Greek.
Below you see two photos and gameplay screenshots of Propylaea, which refers to a gateway or an entrance. This one being for the Acropolis in Athens. The construction started in 437 BC but it was actually never finished.
Below is the view of the Agora of Athens. There are up to 20 buildings at Agora which would have been made up of commercial, assembly, or residential housing. With the gameplay you can truly experience what it may have been like walking the streets here and seeing locals selling products and live stock.
The next photo shows Erechtheion, which was built between 421 and 406 BC and dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. The temple had four rooms, which including a viewing platform over the land. It is impressive to see the famous ‘Porch of the Maidens’ in the gameplay, just like in real life of the female figures as supporting columns. This beautiful temple definitely looks like a place we need to visit when we go to Greece ourselves!
Delphi, known as Pytho, is an ancient sanctuary that grew rich in the times as Greeks believed this was the center of the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site still has many famous monuments which were built there. We loved walking around the Delphi gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The Temple of Apollo in Delphi dates back to the 4th century BC, with historical information of other buildings from the 6th and 7th century BC too. However the ruins today that can be seen is actually the sixth Temple of Apollo, which was built in 320 BC. The temples before this were ruined by deliberate fires, accidental fires and earthquakes. What an amazing view from these temple ruins!
Athenian Treasury shown below is one of many treasures at the temple which was built in 490 BC. They were originally built by the Greek to commemorate victories as well as to thank the oracle who was thought to support their victories. Many rich offerings were held here. This one below is now one of the most impressive ones you can visit during a trip to the location.
The next photo shows the Delphi Theatre, built originally in the 4th century BC. However it has been remodeled many times through history such as in 160 BC by King Eumenes II and in 67 AD by emperor Nero. The theatre is built above the Temple of Apollo, which once gave spectators an amazing view of the valley and sanctuary below.
This is one of my favourite comparison photos in the collection, with the perfect angle of the Delphi Theatre. This is definitely a location we plan to visit when booking a vacation to Greece.
The Temple of Poseidon shown below was built around 444-440 BC. Out of the original 38 columns, there are only 16 that are standing to this day. The temple is built on ruins from a previous temple and currently stands above sea level of 60 meters. It is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens.
Temple of Apollo at Acrocorinth was once a beautiful sanctuary which was dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. She was the protector of the city of Corinth and had three other sanctuaries in the city all named after her. However this one was the most famous, for many reasons but mostly for prostitution in the area. This temple was built in the 5th century BC.
The Olympic Stadium was once the location of the olympic games, which were held every four years from 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. There were over 70 significant buildings around the stadium, with many still visible through the ruins. There is a race track that is over 200 meters long and up to 34 meters wide. The capacity of the stadium seating area would fit up to 20,000 spectators.
These days you can visit the site as well as both museums that are located here as shown in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. One is great to visit as it focuses on the ancient and modern games.
Phidias’ workshop is shown in the next photo below. Phidias was a famous Greek sculptor, architect and painter from 480 BC to 430 BC. One of his most famous pieces, a statue of Zeus at Olympia, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. He also designed many other statues of the goddess Athena which can still be seen today.
Within his workshop there were his tools, terracotta molds and even evidence of his life there such as a cup inscribed with “I belong to Phidias”. When the workshop was discovered in 1954, it was then discovered the significant advancement of knowledge he had with his work.
Temple of Hera, shown below, was dedicated to Hera, a queen of the Greek gods. The temple was built in 590 BC but was destroyed by an earthquate in the 4th century CE. During the time of Hera, the temple was used to store many important items to Greek culture and offerings from the followers. In later times it was a place that the olympic flame were lit in the ruins.
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Again we want to thank Redditor Arisu-Chan for sharing the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey photos online, you can see the whole collection here. We also have not yet booked a vacation to Greece, but it sure is a place we plan to visit in the next few years! However we have played the game and really enjoyed the story line and characters. Hopefully we will one day see these beautiful ruins and monuments in the future.
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Have you played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey before? Or been to Greece? We’d love to hear your thoughts!