5 virtual vacations from video games

The weather outside is horrible, it’s dark and cold and miserable. You want to go somewhere to cheer yourself up, but you’re down to your last 27p until payday and will have to live on dry crackers for the rest of the month. What do you do?

Why, slap in a disc (or fire up Steam) and pretend! A few minutes in these lovely places will soon have you right as … um … rain.

5. Sadrith Mora, Morrowind

Balmora is filthy, Suran is sleazy, Vivec is snooty, and Ald’ruhn is under a perpetual cloud of ash. Sadrith Mora is just completely weird, and that’s what’s so great about it: you’re really going somewhere else. You even have to use a passport to get in, and there’s plenty of interesting things to do. Given an unlimited choice of places to go, who wouldn’t want to visit a trippy city made out of giant psychedelic mushrooms?

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