From Pokemon to Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy, cities and towns have been the safe havens of gaming. They've been places where you can stock up on items, meet new characters, advance the storyline, and explore a truly engrossing new location. At the same time, they can be pinnacles of gaming design and ascetics. They can be towering metropolises or small, coastal fishing villages. Often, they can be some of the memorable locations in gaming.
A major example would be Jerusalem from Assassin's Creed.
Not only was it the most important city (historically) in an era based around the crusades, but it was absolutely beautiful. It had touches of subtle design that immersed you in the time period and made you feel like an assassin. And ultimately, it was the pinnacle of a game layered with truly breathtaking locations.
So what are some of the cities, towns, or even simple villages that you remember most from gaming?