If we're being preposterously basic, videogames are about universes. An unmatchable chance to step into another world and be someone else for a while. It might be fighting against the evil empire or not letting the terrorists win, but there’s always a setting. More often than not, that setting is a horrid place -- somewhere you wouldn’t normally set a foot, but is safe to explore digitally.
Empire City (inFAMOUS)
The first time you catch sight of Empire City, it explodes. A giant, expanding dome of electrical death blows everything to tiny bits. The once proud urban island is now a twitching corpse lying cracked and broken. Gangs of criminals run the streets, some of them armed with crazy super powers and antisocial hoodies. Entire districts are on fire.
Liberty City (Grand Theft Auto IV)
New World (Jak and Daxter)
Renaissance Era Italy (Assassin’s Creed II)
The Planet (Final Fantasy VIII)
Unnamed City (Mirror’s Edge)
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