Many video games are defined by their location. Especially with immersive open world titles, the cities that you explore are just as important and fleshed out than the characters themselves (and sometimes even more so). These virtual destinations all have rich histories, districts with their own inhabitants, distinct landmarks, memorable shops and other establishments, and so much more to satisfy the tourist within.
Rockstar Games has made some of the most detailed of these digital municipalities in the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead franchises. Of course Liberty City, Vice City, Los Santos, Saint Denis, Blackwater, and their other urban areas are all based on real world locales, but they add just enough creative flair to separate them from their inspirations.
Horror games also often have some of the best (and…
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