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/* Religion in Video Games */
The computer game ''Civilization IV'' has a religion element that enables players to spread their civilization's culture through religion. ''Civilization V'' has the religion element return in its first full expansion pack. Available religions include Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism and Hinduism. This system showcases the cultural benefits of an organized religion (places of worship as community centers, for example), rather than addressing any particular matters of faith.
Games may include a fictional religion as part of the setting if the use of a real religion may invite undesirable controversy. One example of this is the Chantry in the ''Dragon Age'' franchise, which is similar in many respects to Christianity, but the parallels are never made explicit.
Video game reviewers have sometimes unjustly attacked and reviewed games where real-world religion plays a notable role. One of the most prominent examples of this is the game ''[[Left Behind: Eternal Forces]]''.<ref>http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/pc/left_behind</ref>.
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