These Video Game Towns And Villages Were Doomed From The Start

Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages... Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there's nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it's all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire.

The settlements listed below are not necessarily just starting areas, but they have one thing in common: they are all doomed to meet their destiny, sooner or later, and there is nothing we can do to save them.

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Mild spoilers ahead!


Raccoon City (Resident Evil series but mostly Resident Evil 2)

source: Two Best Friends Play RE2

Midgar (Final Fantasy VII)

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source: FF Wiki

Lahan Village (Xenogears)

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source: Xenosaga Wiki

Kvatch (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)

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source: UESP

Silent Hill (Silent Hill series)

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source: Silent Hill Wiki

West Harbor (Neverwinter Nights 2)

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source: biglos9d's LP

Tristram (Diablo series)

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source: own screenshot

Chicago (Deus Ex: Invisible War)

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source: Deus Ex: Invisible War Intro

Drogen (Breath Of Fire)

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source: DavetheUsher's LP

Oakvale (Fable series)

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source: Fable Wiki

Do you know any towns with a fate worse than the ones we collected? You should submit them below with visual support.

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