List of fictional universes in games

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This is a list of fictional universes in roleplaying games, video games and other interactive fiction

Universe Origin/ first mentioned Notes
Aventuria The Dark Eye (1984) High fantasy setting of the German RPG.
Azeroth Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) Setting for the Warcraft series and World of Warcraft
Digital World Digimon (1997) Virtual world setting for the Digimon franchise, created from the Internet.
Dragonstar Dragonstar Campaign setting comprising a futuristic interstellar empire ruled by dragons
Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings Dungeons & Dragons (1974) A large number of prefabricated fantasy worlds specifically tailored to the rules of the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. Notable examples include Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms and Krynn.
Fallout universe Fallout (1997) Alternate future history of the United States following a nuclear holocaust
Final Fantasy universes Final Fantasy (1987) Fictional settings that comprise multiple games in the Final Fantasy series. Examples include Gaia, Spira, Ivalice and Vana'diel.
Glorantha RuneQuest (1978) Setting for several fantasy RPGs, including RuneQuest, Hero Wars and HeroQuest. Created by Greg Stafford and inspired by the works of Robert E. Howard.
Hârn HârnMaster (1986) Fantasy island created by N. Robin Crossby in 1983
Hero Universe City of Heroes Includes superhero, fantasy, historical, and science fiction settings in a single time continuum
Gensokyo Highly Responsive to Prayers (1996) Isolated, supernatural Japanese village that forms the setting for the Touhou Project; a series of dōjin soft hobby games
Grand Theft Auto settings Grand Theft Auto III (2001) Series of fictional settings closely modelled on US cities such as Liberty City (New York City), Vice City (Miami) and the state of San Andreas (California/Nevada)
Universe of Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts (2002) Setting for the Kingdom Hearts series of video games that fuses Disney characters and iconography with anime and JRPG conventions
Nirn/Mundus/Aurbis The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994) Setting for The Elder Scrolls series of role playing video games.
Nosgoth Legacy of Kain (1996) Land inhabited by clans of warring vampires
Oddworld Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997) World in the thrall of malevolent corporations
Pokémon universe Pokémon (1996) Common settings for each generation of the Pokémon series
Rapture (BioShock) BioShock (2007) Setting for the first two BioShock games (BioShock and BioShock 2), as well as the DLC BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea.
Ravnica Ravnica: City of Guilds (2005) Fictional setting created for the card game Magic: The Gathering
Rifts Earth Rifts (1990) Post-apocalyptic future Earth intersected by dimensional rifts.
Shadow World High fantasy/scifi hybrid world created for the Rolemaster game system
Star Fleet Universe Task Force Game #4 (1979) Detailed in the series of Star Fleet Battles games (board-, card-, and role-playing) from Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. and used as reference for the Starfleet Command series of computer games.
Suikoverse Suikoden A fantasy world where Suikoden series is based.
Unnamed Shadowrun A future earth in which magic has returned and humans have been split into subtypes.
Tamriel Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996)
Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 settings Warhammer Fantasy Battle (1983) Settings for the Warhammer series of tabletop wargames created by Games Workshop, including Warhammer Fantasy' (high fantasy setting) and Warhammer 40,000 (space opera setting)
World of Darkness Vampire: The Requiem (2004) The name given to three related but distinct fictional universes created as settings for supernatural horror themed role-playing games: Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken & Mage: The Awakening
Zelda Universe The Legend of Zelda Depicted in The Legend of Zelda series of video games consists of a variety of lands, the most commonly appearing of these being Hyrule (ハイラル Hairaru?), and was created by Japanese video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto.