GeoGuessr

Let’s explore the world!

GeoGuessr is the latest craze that has been linked and re-linked all throughout the internet recently. If you are a frequent user of Google Maps then this game is for you!

The game pretty much explains itself, you will be given 5 random locations (or rounds) throughout the world, and all you have is the Google Street Map view to find out where you are. You can zoom in, zoom out, walk around, turn around, look everywhere around you to come up with the best possible answer. Click where you are on the map given to you, and you will be given points based on how close you are to the actual location. Sounds easy doesn’t it?

Try to beat my score of 27771, which was my best ever score, since I would usually score an average of 12000 – 15000 points per game.

Here are a few tips:

1) Try to find the national flag while looking around.

2) Storefronts with addresses are a good bet.

3) Worse comes to worst, advertisement boards and truck logos would come in useful.

4) Knowing the local currency and its international symbol might help, especially near gas stations and restaurants.

5) Having a basic knowledge of the local written language.

There are a few drawbacks though which could influence the outcome of the game, such as my top score of 27771, I was dropped at two distinct landmarks, giving me a near perfect score for both rounds. Then, for the next two, I found myself at intersections with the town names on it, including the state they were in. These made up for my last round which I guessed wrongly, about 5000km difference from the exact spot.

The drawbacks:

1) Some Google Street View are too blurry for you to even read anything from the signs.

2) You might be dropped in the middle of some interstate, hundred of miles from the nearest town and with no cars in sight to help you out.

3) Having played the game for almost a week, I had about 2-3 repeats of the same map. Haven’t encountered even one from my own country. (Maybe the game could identify me as someone from around the South East Asia region, hence giving me locations OTHER than here)

4) The United States and Australia ranks among the most frequent locations being dropped at.

5) Having the original Google Map on a separate tab is considered as cheating.

So there you go, click on the link and get lost! (No pun intended) Post your scores here if you like.

 

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