The sport of archery has become a major component of a large number of new video games over the last couple of years. This of course coincides with the sudden popularity in the sport as TV and movies are using bows and arrows as part of the action sequence more and more. Take a look at some of these new games, and realistic to the real thing they really are.
The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered
This game has raised quite a stir among the gaming world. With incredible attention to detail, the avatar is sent on missions to rescue the few left behind after a massive destruction of the world. The graphics are amazing and allow you to see the string vibrate as the arrow is placed and the recurve bow raised. Made for the Playstation, this is one adventure game that won’t leave you disappointed.
The Legend of Zelda
The older crowd is absolutely thrilled that Nintendo brought this game back to life with state of the art graphics that make us chuckle at the 64 version. The knight is on the same quest to save the princess, but this time it is clear that he holds a dangerous recurve bow to use in his battles against your typical slew of Nintendo bad guys.
Rise of The Tomb Raider
We are greatly anticipating the return of Lara for the PlayStation and Xbox this year. This has been a very lucrative enterprise for the brands that carry the games, especially after Angelina Jolie brought the beloved character to life. As Lara is a warrior of simple tastes, we expect to find her with her recurve bow and arrows raised and waiting like they teach at fastflightarchery.com when the game finally does hit store shelves later this year.
The ultimate in the kill the zombie genre that has ultimately taken over the world, H121 is the perfect combination of two very popular trends: Zombies and recurve bows and arrows. What better way to ensure that the undead now stays dead with specialized arrows dipped in zombie venom? Very cool and original concept.
Nintendo has also developed a series of archery related video games for the Wii. These allow the player to “shoot” at the target in a virtual mode. Wii has revolutionized the home gaming system and the entire way in which we are able to enjoy video games.
Adding the element of archery to action filled video games has been very lucrative for the industry. It adds a bit more skill to the game then your garden variety weapons of mass destruction. This is what is responsible for their growing popularity and the continued use of the bow and arrow as the preferred weapon for the video game hero and heroine.
10 Jan 2015