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5 Underrated Parkour Games To Play

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Parkour began in France in the 1990s and David Belle developed the concept (from the art of movement of his Parisian firefighting father. The King of Parkour is Jackie Chan, who literally risked his life performing majority of his own stunts in feature films some of his notable work: the Rush Hour series, The Foreigner, The Karate Kid, The Medallion, Gorgeous, Mr. Nice Guy, and more.

Bruce Lee is famous for his martial arts, but Jackie Chan is well-known for his breathtaking stunts, creating some of the best action movies ever. In Armour of God (1986), Jackie Chan performs a tree stunt that almost took his life. He was required to perform a death-defying leap off of the wall of a castle and onto a tree, swinging down through the branches. The first take was a success, but the perfectionist did not feel like he was fast enough. On the second take, the branch broke and as he hit the ground, his head smack on a rock, fracturing his skull. 

Falling, free-running, and fighting are the key parts of parkour, but to mix parkour in video games, is an better. Run up a wall and add twirls and flips, with combats moves. We are aware that the fast-paced Mirror’s Edge is a fantastic first-person action. 5 underrated parkour games that you need to play are? 

5. Thief (2014):

Thief is a stealth game, set in The City, which is a dark fantasy world. It is inspired by Victorian, Gothic, gaslight fantasy and steampunk aesthetics. Basically, you play as a master thief named Garrett, stealing from the cautious upper class, choosing the action-oriented or lethal approach.

Thief - Gameplay Trailer

4: Sunset Overdrive: 

Developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios, the apocalypse is your playground, where you can zip, grind, and wall-run across Sunset City. There are no rules, so use your hyper-agility, weapons, and customizable abilities, to wipe out the atrocious mutants and killer robots. Sunset Overdrive is a cartoon-like game, but is a violent, bloody third-person shooter. 

3. Watch Dogs: Legion (2020):

Watch Dogs: Legion is the third installment to the Watch Dogs series and the sequel to 2016’s Watch Dogs 2. The gameplay is similar to Watch Dogs 2, with shooting, stealth, driving, and hacking puzzles. Recruit non-playable characters to join DedSec (a hacker group). Compared to the games above, there is less parkour in Watch Dogs: Legion, but Watch Dogs: Legion still kills time.

Watch Dogs Legion - Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft Forward

2. Dying Light: 

Parkour and zombies is a decent combination. That is when your parkour skills can save your life or end it. There are no time for injuries because Kyle Crane has to supply and aid the community. Dying Light has won over 50 awards, yet is still underrated.

Dying Light - Launch Trailer | PS4

1. Infamous:

Spider-Man does parkour, but Infamous allows you to control Cole MacGrath (the protagonist), caught in the middle of an explosion, destroying several city blocks. He survived, developing electricity-based superpowers. From a third-person perspective, use your powers for either good or evil and your choices will indeed affect your character growth. How others react to Cole, and elements of the gameplay and the story.

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.