We’ve been doing a fair bit of introspection lately, looking at the best PCs in PC games and showcasing 15 games with their own simulated operating systems. Which made us wonder: if videogames are a form of escapism, is it possible to escape within that form of escapism?
Yes it is—by frequenting virtual pubs, obviously. And before this all gets a bit Inception, raise a glass/drown your sorrows with our list of the best pubs in PC games.
The Hound Pits pub, Dishonored
On tap: Suspicious brown ales, possibly watered down with festering dock water.
Bar snacks: Jellied Eels.
Vibe: We’ll all be dead of plague soon so who cares if the bar snacks kill us first.
The conspirators’ hangout in Dishonored is the perfect example of a pub that exists only for a select cadre of locals. A punter hoping for a quick pint on the way home from the docks will be met with cold stares and served with icy contempt. Most will leave partway through the first tankard, put off by the…