What's your favorite video game location?

People are always asking:"If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?" Usually, people answer with Hawaii, The Alps, or places like Italy, but not you. One of your favorite places lies within the digital confines of a video game. When you're there it opens up your mind more than any white sandy beach. You return to it often because it makes you happy, which has us thinking…

What's your favorite video game location?

My answer would have to be high in the mountains of Skyrim. I can't tell you the amount of times I climbed to the highest peak, and just sat and watched the sunset, the stars slowly emerging. The beautiful northern lights danced through the stars as if someone had cast a spell on the sky. That, coupled with the amazingly peaceful soundtrack, made me feel as if I could stay there forever.

What's your answer? Let us know in the comments!


  • Civfanatic - October 21, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    "The Zone" from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series. Is the only videogame location that feels just like a real place.
  • sweetchiliheat - October 20, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    Either Pan's forest from Lords of Shadow, or Albion in Fable 2. Actually, the first few levels of Shadow Warrior were very pretty as well.
  • Deepockent - October 19, 2013 5:32 p.m.

    City of Lights, in Blackreach. Skyrim. Greatest place in the entire world. Beautiful.
  • MrJP - October 19, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    I've just sat and watched the start up screen to Zelda OOT so many times that Hyrule would definitely be up there. Also in the mix might well be the world from Skies of Arcadia, the ships looked amazing to travel around in and the bases you built were fantastic. In terms of a specific place within a world.... probably one of the cities from Baten Kaitos.. they were incredible. I also like the incredibly vibrant and colourful world from Donkey Kong Country 3.
  • PainGod - October 19, 2013 6:21 a.m.

    Balamb Garden, however I would prefere if the cafeteria had hotdogs in.
  • RonF - October 18, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    I would enjoy life in one of the Wind Waker's islands.
  • bobob101 - October 18, 2013 4:06 p.m.

    It's a three way tie for me between Skyloft of Zelda, the Galactic Sea from Uprising, and Tokyo of Shin Megami Tensei 4. The first two are supremely beautiful, while the last gives me the chance to have a random encounter with Thor while walking in Akihabara.
  • DaveGoose - October 18, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    I can't choose one so here is a top 5 1. Stormwind - World of Warcraft 2. Balamb Garden - Final Fantasy VIII 3. Green Hill Zone - Any Sonic Game 4. Rivet City - Fallout 3 5. Rapture - Bioshock
  • mentalityljs - October 18, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    Skyrim (anywhere), The Citadel (ME1), Hengsha and downtown Detroit (Deus Ex: HR.)
  • DarknessFisT - October 18, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    Well, like once a great man said, Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? "No" says the man in Washington, "it belongs to the poor" "No" says the man in the Vatican, "it belongs to God" "No" says the man in Moscow, "it belongs to everyone." I rejected those answers, instead, I chose something different. I chose, the impossible. I chose, Rapture.
  • Waldo - October 18, 2013 12:30 p.m.

    The regions and towns of the Pokemon games seem pretty small and laid back. I think it'd be nice and peaceful, surrounded by nature, in a small village. Sure maybe some of that "nature" is alive and will attack, but maybe the sentient pine cone just wants to be friends.
  • onur-demirci - October 18, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R Zone of course if you are gonna make a poll : )
  • TheGooseinator - October 18, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    The Desert in Journey. What a beautifully stylized stretch of game world, a world that truly proves that video games can be art. I particularly like the surfing level. The way the sun reflects off of the sand just took my breath away.
  • terence-breurken - October 18, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    I think i'd go for Lakeshire, the capital of Redridge Mountains in World of Warcraft. It's a peacefull city with a nice lake, good resources, a shiny new bridge and it doesnt have the usual Elemental upset/scourge invasion/horde raidings going on as Goldshire has.
  • bedelicious - October 18, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    My favorite or where I would like to live? The two are vastly different :D My favorite are: Sigil Silent Hill Rapture I would probably enjoy living in the Mass Effect universe :P
  • RodrigoHLC - October 18, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    I loved the feeling of being in L.A. Noire's 1940's Los Angeles. Sometimes I would just stop the car and walk by the sidewalk looking at the shops and such. Doing so at twilight as the sun went down and the street lights turned on was very relaxing. Also how BEAUTIFUL would be to visit Kamiki Village (and really just about anywhere else) in Ókami?? And exploring the ruins of some abandoned cities that appeared in Shadow Of The Colossus would be haunting. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot of locations too, but this are the ones I can think of right now.
  • HyldenKing - October 18, 2013 8:55 a.m.

  • GuilhermeHFA - October 18, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    I'd like to shoot folks in Rapture and Columbia!
  • Pruman - October 18, 2013 7:08 a.m.

    It's a toss-up between the Kingdom of Zeal in Chrono Trigger (really cool place, even though it's powered by pure evil) and the entire world of Metroid Prime. MP brought the Star Wars aesthetic of "lived-in" worlds to video games, and did it in a way that no other game, including its sequels, has been able to duplicate since.

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