This one was a difficult one too, mainly because a lot of games are quite “fighty” and so their settings are not the most pleasant of places. Thinking a little harder I did come up with a couple of options.

Fable 2 – offering a quiet life

The first is Fable 2. Fable 2 is set for the most part in tranquil countryside and adventure only finds you if you go out looking, so I’d quite like to live in that setting assuming that they still have electricity and a broadband connection.

The second is a bit of an odd one; Paris from the Broken Sword games. It’s an odd one because I’ve never really fancied living in Paris. I don’t speak French, so I would feel ignorant, and I get the impression that a lot of Paris has been spoilt by tourism. The picture of Paris painted by the Broken Sword franchise is different though. Everyone speaks English even to other French people, so there would be no need for me to feel awkward. The locations are very romantic and traditional. They remind me of the picture that John Grisham paints of Parma in “Playing for Pizza”. That and in the Broken Sword version of Paris there only appears to be one tourist!

Beautiful Paris in Broken Sword

Broken sword is another one of those games from my childhood, but I recently got the updated versions for a great price from steam. I’m working my way through them when I can, but I’m ashamed to say that there are parts that I’m sure I didn’t struggle as much with when I was younger.

The creators of Broken Sword seem to have gone to a great deal of effort to creating this believable, picturesque and charming setting, and it’s far more likely to have a much more reliable internet connection than you would find in Albion.