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If Famous Video Games Were Cars, They'd Look like This

We've all wasted a good portion of our youth running from ghosts through a maze, gazing at our avatar's incredibly tiny shorts and deliciously long legs or simply making sure we tuck those bricks as best we can.
Half-Life's Gordon Freeman as an Audi Q2 11 photos
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For some of the younger folks, these games are just something they know existed thanks to the pictures they've seen and the stories old people have told them. But no matter how recently you were born, you can't call yourself a gamer if you haven't tried Pacman at least once in your life. Otherwise, it's like pretending to be a punk rocker and having no clue who the hell The Sex Pistols were.

Ever since Pong came out in 1958, there must have been millions - if not billions - of video games invented, but out of the bunch, a few stood out and, for various reasons, managed to acquire the status of legendary. Their gameplay - often very simple - is what makes them timeless, rendering all other aspects - sound, graphics - irrelevant.

The guys at CarWow have gathered a few of these titles and, as they often do, wondered what they would look like if they were transported to a world where everything is car-related. Well, you can see the results yourself in the gallery to the right.

You won't probably agree with all the games that made the cut, with the most obvious intruder being Tomb Rider. But if that means we get to see a Range Rover Evoque Convertible with big boobs being chased by a Tyranosaurus Rex, then so be it.

Even before you start looking at the modifications, the choice for vehicles is often hilarious in itself. For instance, the model selected to portray Tetris is, obviously, the Volvo 240. Its three-box shape is perfect for mimicking that nasty brick you never quite knew where to put.

Then there's the Honda Civic which, with its multitude of angled surfaces, was easily converted into SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog. Equally easy was turning a yellow Volkswagen Beetle into Pacman. However, the resemblance between the Audi Q2 and Half Life's Gordon Freeman was harder to spot, but once you do, it becomes the most obvious thing in the world. Now, if you'll excuse us, we feel like taking a short gaming break.
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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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