19/12/2013

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Houses, Mansions and Castles have played a large part in a lot of video games over the years.

Most of this prime Video Game Real Estate provides a focal point or setting for each of the games they are featured in.

It is also notable that a house, mansion or castle is usually a good setting for a spooky or darn right terrifying game.......

We decided to do a bit of digging around in the gaming history books again to uncover an 13 of the most Iconic examples of video game real estate over the years.

So without further ado "let's go through the keyhole!"






The Imperial Prison inside the Imperial Palace is the starting point for your hero in Elder Scrolls and the Palace cuts a striking image as the White Gold Tower can be seen for miles around. 

It is listed in the Elder Scrolls Wiki as an ancient Ayleid structure, located in the Green Emperor Way District in the Imperial City on the province of Cyrodiil.

2. Curien Mansion - House Of The Dead 



House Of The Dead begins with Agent Thomas Rogan receiving a phone-call from his fiancée, Sophie Richards at the Curien Mansion, the home and laboratory of Dr. Roy Curien.

A series of ominous occurrences and disappearances at the Curien mansion leads Rogan and his partner, Agent G, to discover the estate overrun with hellish beings from the dead!!

3. TenPenny Tower  - Fallout 3



A towering and imposing building, Tenpenny Tower is a luxury hotel used as a private residential building.

It is owned by Allistair Tenpenny, who only permits a certain class of people to reside there. He is prejudiced against ghouls and will not let them reside there.

4. Bowser's Castle - Super Mario Series



Bowser's Castle is scattered throughout the Mario series in one guise or another and is generally the final area that Mario visits to fight it out with Bowser and rescue Princess Peach

5. Luigis Mansion - Luigi's Mansion




The game takes place in a haunted mansion that Luigi wins in a contest that he never entered!

Luigi tells Mario to meet him there to celebrate his victory but Luigi is then sent searching the Mansion for Mario, who is nowhere to be seen!

6. Raccoon City Zombie Mansion - Resident Evil



The first installment in the Resident Evil series introduces Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as members of the elite S.T.A.R.S.

At the start of the game they become trapped in an old mansion infested with zombies.

As they explore the mysterious and scary mansion, they uncover clues and solve puzzles, battling the various monsters along the way (complete with scary dogs jumping through windows!!)

7. The Lakeview Hotel - Silent Hill 2



The Lakeview Hotel was constructed and opened during Silent Hill's tourist boom, in order to attract guests to visit the town. James Sunderland and his wife, Mary Shepherd-Sunderland are said to have stayed here on vacation prior to the events of Silent Hill 2.

8. The Mansion - Maniac Mansion



The developers of Maniac Mansion based the design of The Mansion on Skywalker Ranch

The SkyWalker ranch is owned by George Lucas acting as a workplace for Lucas and also as a Ranch Film Set!

9. A White House - Zork



When playing Zork the game begins near "A White House"

The White House provides the first obvious point of interest.

When you enter the house,you discover a trap door that leads down into a dark cellar.

That's where the fun starts as the cellar is actually one of many entrances to the Great Underground Empire!

10. The Haunted Mansion Of Derceto - Alone In The Dark



This SurvivalHorror game from 1992 starts your character off inside the mansion and you are then tasked with finding a way out whilst taking on the nasties that currently reside inside The Mansion

11. 55 Central Park West - Ghostbusters (Master System)



Over the years there have been various video games based on the brilliant Ghostbusters film.

The Master System version's aim is to get to Dana's apartment and defeat good old Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

In the games and the film the building where the finale happens is referred to as Dana's Apartment but in real life the building does actually exist at 55 Central Park West and is also known as "The Ghostbuster's Building"


We've rounded up but a few of the most iconic properties from Video Games that we have played over the years.


Can You Think Of Any We Have Missed?

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