Near East

Locations theme

Takes place in The Near East region, a region that covers a large chunk of West Asia as well as Egypt from North Africa.


Alternate name: Middle East

The first video game about Near East was released in 1983.

Paradox Interactive, Noble Master Games and Techland has published most of these games

Traditionally includes Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, Iran, Cyprus, and Egypt.

It is noted that the term "Near East" is the proper and scholarly term but "Middle East" is used extensively in politics and media.

Historically/culturally important region on wider scale due to Ottoman Empire, Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire), and others having existed in the region.