The Largest, Most Awesome Video Game Castles

Inspired mostly by Medieval architecture and the Middle Ages, fortified stone castles in video games are always among the most exciting locations. These bastions are the keepers of many secrets, hidden cellars and lost knowledge all awaiting the player to find them.

We collected some of the most amazing video game castles, opting for those that have an astonishing atmosphere that makes it easy to get lost in them. We also chose some of the most iconic ones that continuously reappear in certain video game series.

Final Fantasy VI

Edgar's home, Figaro Castle in Final Fantasy VI, can burrow underground thanks to its unique, advanced technology.

Dark Souls

Anor Londo is just beautiful in Dark Souls, but most of us probably hate this place because of that damned Ornstein and Smough fight.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Dracula's Castle is an iconic one, and it's the setting in most of the Castlevania games. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow might not be the best Castlevania game, but Dracula's home looks stunning in it.

Age of Empires II

Once the Castle Age is researched, this robust, awesome fort can be built in Age of Empires II.


The castle in Ico is an eerie, mysterious place.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Princess Peach's Castle appears in dozens of Super Mario games, including New Super Mario Bros. U.

Heroes of Might & Magic III

The overview of the Castle faction with fully a upgraded building in Heroes of Might & Magic III is glorious.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Just like Peach's Castle, Hyrule Castle in the Zelda games is also a recurring one.

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

The giant German fortress in the last mission of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines even has V2 rockets inside.


The Stronghold games are all about castle building and management and, because of this, the best-looking ones are built by players.

Assassin's Creed

The Masyaf Castle, found in Syria, had a significant role during the Crusades but was also remade beautifully in Assassin's Creed.

Final Fantasy VIII

The main antagonist, Ultimecia's castle in Final Fantasy VIII looks like an over-designed building from the Victorian era.

Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

The fighter class' stronghold, the De'Arnise Keep in Baldur's Gate 2, is occupied by trolls in the beginning of the game.

Super Mario World

Poor Iggy's castle in Super Mario World is the only fort with pink grids all over the place and probably sits at the number one spot on the "Video game castles that have been destroyed the most" list.

World of Warcraft

With the most epic castle gates (and castle themes) in video games, no one will ever forget entering Stormwind, the human capital in World of Warcraft for the first time. (Sorry Orgrimmar.)

Here it is again, though it looked a bit different back in the 90s in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

Submit your picks in the comments below to show us what else is out there!

sources: CommandosHQ, FF Wiki, Konami, Team Ico Wiki, uinea's screenshot on Wowhead

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    had WOW in there, but not GW2!?!
    now that is a good list, but there are a few more epics that were missed

      Like what
      Submit your picks in the comments below to show us what else is out there!

    How could you not mention Alexander? Pretty much wins this article.

    Last edited 15/05/13 2:32 pm

      Alexander from Type 0 is most epic.

    Minecraft? My castle was ok... but some people have made some great things there.

    Some of the castles in Morrowind are pretty huge and you can explore them to your hearts content.

    You forgot the temenigru in DMC3 I know it was technically a tower, but I'd still classify it as an awesome castle.

    ...Lords of Shadow? might not be the best Castlevania game?
    Shut your damn mouth. That game was amazing and the trailers for the sequel should have you squealing in joy.

    (spoiler alert, don't watch the trailer unless you finished the first game)

    No mention of Dracula's castle in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? That thing gets points solely for its mind blowing layout.

    My All time fav was the divinity's reach castle, epicly big, epicly pretty, epicly epic

    Just rename the article to awesome castles, cause all of these are pretty freaking cool. Made me want to play Lord's of shadow again. That game was so awesome.

    The Imperial city

    By the Nine it's awesome.

    La Valette Castle from TW2?

    Let's just be honest here...

    Why no mention of Dawnguard, Dragonsreach, or the Blue Palace from Skrim.. . or c'mon .. . Castle Wolfenstein!!!

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