Smithsonian In Popular Culture

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    Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Hope Diamond; Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian Castle Year: Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action, Puzzle Synopsis: Hidden object games Relationship to the Smithsonian: Smithsonian Hope Diamond: Players take on the role of a new recruit for the Hidden Expedition League of Preservation (H.E.L.P.) team who is tasked with finding missing shards of the Hope Diamond before a gang of thieves do. Smithsonian Castle: The adventure takes us back to the Smithsonian to uncover a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding of the institution. The player will have to dig deep into the Smithsonian's history to find the answers to the unusual and mysterious events of the present.  
     
    Midtown Madness 3 Year: 2003 Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action Synopsis: The player drives any of several different vehicles around open world maps modeled on real-life cities. Midtown Madness 3 recreates the cities of Paris and Washington, D.C. in the game. Relationship to the Smithsonian: Smithsonian museums are featured in the background.  
     
    Fallout 3 Year: 2008 Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action Synopsis: The main story takes place in the year 2277, where players take control of an inhabitant of Vault 101, one of several underground shelters created before the Great War to protect around 1,000 humans from the nuclear fallout, who is forced to venture out into the Capital Wasteland to find their father after he disappears from the Vault under mysterious circumstances. They find themselves seeking to complete their father's work while fighting against the Enclave, the corrupt remnants of the former U.S. Government that seeks to use it for their own purposes. Relationship to the Smithsonian: The game is set within a post-apocalyptic, open world environment that encompasses a scaled region consisting of the ruins of Washington, D.C., and much of the countryside to the north and west of it, referred to as the Capital Wasteland.  
     
    Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Year: 2009 Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action Synopsis: Mimicking the plot of the film of the same name, security officer Larry must retreive an ancient Egyptian tablet from the Smithsonian and defeat the evil and power-hungry Kahmunrah. Relationship to the Smithsonian: The story takes place at various Smithsonian museums.  
     
    Tom Clancy's The Divison 2 Year: 2019 Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action Synopsis: It is set in a near-future Washington, D.C. in the aftermath of a genetically engineered virus known as "Green Poison" being released, and follows an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division as they try to rebuild the city. Relationship to the Smithsonian: Portions of the game are set on the National Mall with the Smithsonian museums in the background  
     
    Criminal Case: Supernatural Investigations Year: 2020 Creator/Author: Medium: Video Game Genre: Action, Spy, Puzzle Synopsis: A hidden objects game that features the Criminal Case team solving crimes involving supernatural elements. Relationship to the Smithsonian: The "Smithsonian Museum"is featured in Case #24: Scarab to Death, in which the Criminal Case team visits the Smithsonian and interacts with its curators to find the Eye of Sparron artifact.