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I'm utterly bemused by the size of these video game maps

The Rocket League map in comparison to the Houses of Parliment
(Image credit: MetaBallStudios)

Have you ever been playing a video game and wondered how big the map would be in comparison to the actual universe? No, us neither, but now we've mentioned it, you probably want to know, right? Well, you're in luck, because one YouTuber has all the answers. 

An account on YouTube has shared a video comparing the size of many video game maps to the size of the world. From Fortnite to Minecraft, you can now see how big (or small) your favourite videos games are. If you're feeling inspired and fancy having a huge gaming session, then make sure you check out our roundup of the best games consoles

The video posted by MetaBallStudio (opens in new tab) starts at the smallest of the maps, which is apparently Rocket League at 0.11KM². The map looks to be as big as the Houses of Parliament in London, but it's by far the smallest in the line up. The video then spans all the way up to No Man's Sky, which is apparently larger than the Milky Way and potentially contains up to 18 quintillion planets (but that'll be because the game uses procedural generation (opens in new tab) – aka, algorithms).

We didn't expect to see No Man's Sky the size of, well, an entire universe, but there were a few other sizes that caught us by surprise too. We would've never predicted that Minecraft was almost the size of Neptune, and we were shocked to see that Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is literally the size of Great Britain. However, it makes a lot of sense that the Rocket League map isn't a lot bigger than a football pitch (because you know, it's a football pitch) and of course, Flight Simulator had to be the size of Earth. 

The Minecraft map in comparison to the size of Neptune

No wonder I always get lost on Minecraft  (Image credit: MetaBallStudios)

It's quite a lot to wrap your head around, so I think I need to lie down in a dark room and process the information. If you're a gamer and loved this trivia, then you'll probably want to read about how only one of the Super Mario Princesses has teeth and that Mario has only ever had one red hat. Or if you've had enough of the mind-bending trivia for today, why not check out our round-up of the best PS5 games, best Xbox Series X games or the best Nintendo Switch games?

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Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.