Let’s face it, our world isn’t perfect.
Far from it. Sure, it has its upsides: beautiful oceans, mountainous terrain, gorgeous beaches. But there are some things that good old present day Earth just doesn’t have. Cool creatures that hang out in plastic balls and battle each other, for one. And Pokémon aren’t the only thing we wish our world had.
There are loads of beautiful video game worlds out there that we wish we could be a part of. Worlds with fantastic creatures, gorgeous landscapes and peace and quiet. We’ve put together a list of some of the coolest, most interesting and amazing video games worlds we’d love to live in. And we think you’ll agree.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
When you start The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll discover that Link has been asleep for 100 years. Ganon and his forces have taken over the area which means danger around every corner. Not sounding like a place you’d like to hunker down? Yeah, not really. But before Ganon took over, The Great Plateau and all its surrounding areas were absolutely beautiful.
Breath of the Wild has every kind of area you might want to visit. There are small villages with adorable little shops and friendly neighbours. There’s a beach town, a desert resort, wintry mountains, swamps. Imagine anything you want, and it’s probably somewhere in this big open world. Breath of the Wild is one of the video game worlds we wouldn’t hesitate to live in.
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Haven tells the story of a young couple Yu and Kay who have just run away from their home and landed on an uncharted planet. As you explore this new world, you’ll uncover absolutely beautiful flora and fauna along the way. Sure, there’s some corruption happening which puts the world into a bit of a frenzy, but you have a way to counteract that and make everything shiny and beautiful again.
What we really love about the world in Haven is that it’s begging to be explored. It may seem like an empty place at first, but the more you travel around the more you discover. Perhaps there used to be people living there and you’re uncovering their history. Maybe you’ll befriend a local animal that you saved from corruption. Either way, gliding around this world is one of the most fun times we’ve had in a game and we’d love to live there if we could.
If you’re a diving or scuba enthusiast then Subnautica is the perfect video game world for you to live in. We might not be scuba experts, but we can appreciate the beautiful underwater world that Subnautica is based in. We love that no matter where you go in the game you’re going to see something new. Whether it’s a new fish that’s never crossed your path before or a colourful patch of coral, it never feels like you’re done exploring.
We also love that your home pod is fully customisable. You can collect your favourite fish and throw them into a fish tank so can you watch them from the safety of your bedroom. You’ve got tonnes of crafting recipes at your disposal for whatever you might need to make the experience better for you. And sure, there’s some spooky dudes around, but what else is new?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons might just be the number one video game world we’d like to live in. Everything is so easy in the world of Animal Crossing. First of all, you’ll never have a hard time getting money. Those silly Raccoons buy everything you could possibly imagine. They draw the line at trash and fake art, but dung beetles and seashells? Absolutely. You can have a huge house just for you and your ridiculous collection of stuff, and your friendly neighbours give you even more stuff for free on the regular.
Yeah, it will probably be a bit grating that your villagers only say a total of about 10 or 20 lines and if you decide to just stay inside your house for one day they’ll act like you’ve been gone 30 years, but these are things that are easy to deal with. If nothing else, Animal Crossing is a world we want to live in just because Isabelle exists there and she is an angel.
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Another iconic world filled with adorable creatures is, of course, Pokémon. Millions of kids have dreamed about being able to live in the world of Pokémon. As we know from the games, when you befriend these pocket monsters they become like your best friends. Sure, you make them fight each other in difficult arenas and gyms, but you all laugh about it when you get home later and share a meal together.
The reason that we chose the world of Pokémon for this list is because it is so wholesome. Yes, there are always a few baddies along the way during your adventure, but you can’t really take them too seriously. Nothing extra crazy ever happens in this universe other than 11 year olds being allowed to go out on their own and explore the world. But hey, we’re super into it.
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Knights and Bikes
This Double Fine title tells the story of Demelza and Nessa, two young girls who explore the town of Penzfury on their awesome bikes. Penzfury is a bit run down and depressing at times, but when it is brought to life by the girls’ imaginations it feels like it jumped right out of a children’s book. Demelza and Nessa are young and want to have fun, and that’s all that matters when you get into the thick of Knights and Bikes.
Not only do we love Penzfury and its golf course, traveling library and incredible music store, but we love that you can collect bits and bobs of coin and give them to the local bike store owner for some badass accessories. Everyone understands that you’re kids so you can’t afford more pricier luxuries. Your imagination might not always be encouraged, but Penzfury truly allows it to blossom making the world of Knights and Bikes one that we would give anything to live in even if just for a little while.