Westworld and its 10 Video Game Influences

A lot has been made of the parallels between the HBO sci-fi thriller Westworld and gaming, with the show taking place in a theme park that is basically a real-world recreation of an open-world video game. Not only has this comparison been made by viewers, but the show’s creators have touched upon this, too, having previously discussed how the medium has influenced the popular show’s premise.

But although some of the similarities are obvious, there are others that may not be as immediately apparent. As such, we’ve created a list of Westworld‘s biggest video game influences, whether outlined by the series’ creators or theorized by its viewers, showing how one of the biggest new shows of the year owes a great debt to the gaming industry.

Here’s Westworld‘s 10 video game influences: