A location in a video game that serves as a base of operations. Usually contains anything you need to replenish your Hit Points and the like, [[SavePoint save the game]], etc. If the player's inventory is {{cap}}ped, this location is likely to have access to an unlimited storage container.

You may not necessarily have it from the start, but it must be easy to access once you have it. You may even be able to [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou decorate it.]]

Often mobile; see CoolShip, CoolBoat and BaseOnWheels. If fixed, it may or may not be a HubLevel.

Compare HubCity.


[[folder: Action Adventure ]]

* Arthur's House in ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. You're locked out at first, and you won't even be able to get to the key until the plot thickens a little, but it then becomes the player's jumping off point for the rest of the first part of the game.
* The Dark Tower in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}.'' It's a bit dilapidated at the start of the game, but once you find the vital parts that were stolen from it and some construction equipment, your minions can restore it to it's former glory. Along with the throne room, armoury, and spawning pit, the tower comes equipped with customizable private quarters for you and the mistress of your choice- complete with a vault to store all your ill-gotten gains.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overlord II}}'' has the new Overlord working out of the Netherworld Tower. Built into a massive stalactite suspended over a fiery abyss, this tower is even grander than the previous one; along with much more luxurious private quarters and the ability to resurrect dead minions at the minion burrows, you're also given the opportunity to drop offending visitors into the abyss. You can even travel around the Netherworld on floating asteroids!


[[folder: First Person Shooter ]]

* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' (and any other game which is based around escaping a hazardous area), where the whole point is to reach such a place (although the "safe rooms" which start and end the levels may count as they allow you to stock up on ammo, switch weapons, provide a medkit for each person in your party and allow fallen players to respawn once the surviving players reach them). However, going there is not ''that'' easy, and staying in these safe rooms for too long can bite you in the ass when zombies inevitably force their way in.
* In ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', the UNATCO headquarters on Liberty Island served as JC Denton's homebase. At least for a while.
* The Batcave levels in ''VideoGame/BatmanDoom''. Since it's a ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' [[GameMod mod]], you cannot really return to it whenever you want to, but in between each "chapter" (two to three levels centering around a single villain) you return to the Batcave where you find some supplies. More interestingly, the Batcave has a different, cleverly hidden secret area each time you revisit it.


[[folder: Hack And Slash ]]

* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' has Travis' hotel room where he could change, watch TV or save the game. He also received missions via the phone.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' makes it better by letting Travis move around and play several minigames, other than occasionally talking to his friends.


[[folder: [=MMORP Gs= ]]
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has fully customizable Super Group bases that allow, among other things, storage of salvage, enhancements and inspirations; teleporters to the various zones; a medical reclaimer where you can resurrect when defeated (instead of the in-zone hospital or worse, a hospital in another zone); access to empowerment stations where you can buff your stats, and more.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' has the Arks Ship, a spaceship where players can shop for supplies and arrange parties and missions to other worlds. Players can also purchase their own customizable rooms.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]] a bit.
** Technically, your CoolStarship [[BaseOnWheels is your player character's home base.]] However, you do not have any storage functions on your ship beyond sending something to your limited Account Bank from your ready room. Your character's personal storage and mail systems can only be accessed at HubLevels like Earth Spacedock, New Romulus, Qo'Nos, Deep Space Nine and so one or by using a summonable freighter.
** Players who own playable freighters and the Suliban Cell Ship have one proper as their CoolStarship. The tradeoff being it's a UsedFuture cargo vessel and not a combat-ready ship.
** Fleets have their own Starbases and holdings that serve as this. At high enough rankings, players can instantly transwarp to them.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalaxies'' featured a large variety of non-instanced player houses from small and big regular houses of different styles to sail barges, Sith temples, bunkers, hangars, towers and more. Players were allowed to freely place them pretty much anywhere outside of NPC cities. Many guilds also formed player cities as their base of operations. Players could use them to store items and freely decorate the interior with pretty much all items from their inventories. Those who chose the Structures Trader profession were also able to craft lots of different pieces of furniture for other players. Players of the Trader professions could also use them as shops to sell their crafted items. Additionally, players who owned multiplayer ships like the Sorosuub Luxury Yacht, Y-8 Mining Ship, YT-1300s (like the Millennium Falcon), etc. were also able to decorate them just like their houses and use them as their BaseOnWheels.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s ''Warlords of Draenor'' expansion gives the player a ''whole hub city'', and not exactly a small one at that, [[http://i.imgur.com/UnyVPUB.jpg take a look]]. It's not only very ego-stroking, but functional, allowing players to support their professions as well as have [=NPCs=] handle other professions for them, send out followers on quests, and can be customized with a variety of guards, banners, statues, and entire buildings. A fully leveled Garrison looks as impressive, if not more, than most towns in the game.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' originally intended your [[CoolStarship personal ship]] to serve as your player headquarters. This got knocked out of the water when they released Strongholds in version 3.0, however, as not only can you instantly travel to them from anywhere, you can also use them to instantly travel to your ship[[note]]No more having to tediously run to the space port[[/note]], or to instantly travel to your faction's [[HubLevel Fleet]][[note]]No more having to fly to Fleet in your ship[[/note]]. The cheapest and most basic choice would be an apartment on your faction's capital planet[[note]]Coruscant for the Republic and Dromund Kaas for the Empire[[/note]]. The next step up is a floating "sky palace" on (above?) Nar Shadaa, useful in that it caters to your characters from both factions[[note]]Travelling to an apartment belonging to the opposite faction will charge you a fee[[/note]]. Then there's the Tatooine villa, and most recently, the Yavin IV Temple, both of which cost millions. Guilds can purchase a [[TheBattlestar Guild Flagship]], which costs tens of millions in investment, but are totally worth it. Not every StarWars game lets you chill out on your very own guild star destroyer, after all.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' has the Homestead, accessible instantly from anywhere in the overworld. It can host various crafting tools that are normally found only in a few towns (and Homestead versions never require fuel or a use fee), as well as minor resource supplies like woodchopping blocks, fishing ponds, and herb patches. It also has plenty of cosmetic items, up to and including a floating crescent moon that you can sit on and chat with friends. No storage, though.
* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' features the Hideout, which players can get and expand by currying favor with the Forsaken Masters. Comes standard with a [[CoolGate waypoint]] and Stash access, and can be very easily fitted with the Masters' crafting tools. You can also invite some of the Masters themselves to hang out at your place, and they'll reward you with Daily Missions that let you gain favor with them much more efficiently.


[[folder: Platform Game ]]

* Samus Aran's ship in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' and the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' acts as this.
* The three different incarnations of the LaResistance base in the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series.
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games from [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second]] installment onward provide a hideout for the Cooper Gang in each level, where the player can switch characters, recover health, and buy upgrades.
* The [[CoolShip Starship Phoenix]] in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', Dread Zone Station in ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'', and the Starship Phoenix II in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault''.


[[folder: Real Time Strategy ]]

* In some games, to 'win' you need to protect your Player Headquarters. ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' is an example (with The Mothership as your Player Headquarters), but there are many others, such as ''VideoGame/StarCraft''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' has the ship ''Olimar'' came in which traveled into high orbit to avoid the nocturnal creatures every night.


[[folder: Roguelike ]]

* The Pokemon Paradise in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' serves this purpose; the home of your hero and partner, the mission boards, a place to adjust your team roster and a basic shop being there initially. Over time, you're able to expand it into a proper place for Pokemon to live, having them open and run more specialized shops, dojos to power up your moves at, and farms that can grow seeds and berries, among other things.


[[folder: Role Playing Game ]]

* Most ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games rather use the biggest GlobalAirship as a mobile HQ:
** The Invincible of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'': Airship. This one even had shops in it.
** The Lunar Whale in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': Spaceship.
** However, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' had the Catapult, the Lost Technology [[UnderwaterBase underwaterground base]] where you dock your Lost Technology airship. With two scientists working for you full time!
** The Blackjack in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Airship. Complete with a lounge, engine room, bedroom, merchants, and casino! The Falcon replaces the Blackjack later on, but it has fewer creature comforts. Both allow you to change your party.
** The Highwind in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Airship, which even contains a chocobo stable. The game also allows you to [[AHomeownerIsYou purchase a luxury home]] in Costa Del Sol. You can rest there as a free inn after paying the initial cost. Of course, it costs 300,000 gil, and you'll never spend that much in game purely on inns.
** Balamb Garden in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Starts as large military academy, and then ''lifts off and flies around.''
** The Fahrenheit in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Airship. Comes with a merchant and several recruitable blitzball players, and readily accessible from most save spheres.
** Quite explicitly, the Celsius in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', complete with an item shop.
** A Mog House (which is a misnomer, as it's really a Mog Room) in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' allows adventurers to:
*** Check their at-Moogle inventory, which includes a Safe, possible storage space from furniture, and a Locker acquired as a mercenary of Aht Urhgan,
*** Check for any deliveries, which include gifts from players and profits from auctions,
*** Change your job class into [[AnAdventurerIsYou pretty much whatever the hell you want]],
*** Perform gardening, which can result in possible rare items,
*** [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou Place and arrange furniture]], which adds storage space and bonus effects,
*** And even invite your friends in, no matter if the House is a pig's sty or not.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings'' takes this and runs with it. It's the only area in the game where nothing is trying to kill you.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' has a few. Most notably [[FirstTown Traverse Town]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' and Radiant Garden in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* The ''Normandy'' in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. In the Pinnacle Station DLC, [[spoiler:if you survive Ahern's insanely hard simulation, he will give you his house on a nearby colony world. In addition to a cool view, it also has grenade and medi-gel dispensers, and a radio you can use to purchase equipment from passing convoy ships.]]
* Your apartment in Taris, then ''Ebon Hawk'' in both ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. It's a Telos apartment, then the ''Hawk'' in Sith Lords.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series:
** The camp in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and [[spoiler:Arl Eamon's estate in Denerim]] during the endgame. Soldier's Peak also serves the same function in the [[DownloadableContent DLC]] [[spoiler:once you clear out the demonic infestation and deal with Avernus]]; in ''Awakening'', it's Vigil's Keep.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Gamlen's house in Act I and Hawke Estate for the rest of the game.
** ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Haven for the first act. After it is attacked by the BigBad, the Inquisition moves to Skyhold, an abandoned fortress in the mountains.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The series, in general, has the "kill a person and take over their house" variant. On the positive side, this is an extremely cheap option and will let you take over any house you want if none of the purchasable/buildable options appeal to you. On the downside, someone has to die. Further, depending on the game, putting items into their containers may mark them as "stolen" when you remove them, or the containers may reset, causing you to lose all stored items. Additionally, their bed may still be marked as "owned" even after death, so you might not be able to rest in it.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' allows you to buy a house in a number of locations. It will allow you to store loot safely and rest.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''
*** In [[FirstTown Seyda Neen]], an early side quest has you track down the murderer of a local tax collector. When you find the murderer, you may choose to execute him for his crimes. If you do, you can safely use his shack as your home while in the area. It contains a hammock for sleeping and a few containers for storage.
*** After a certain point in the main quest, [[spoiler:Caius Cosades]] is recalled to the Imperial City. He lets you have his small [[HubCity Balmora]] house to use as you see fit. It contains a bed for sleeping and several storage containers.
*** In order to complete the quest lines for the three Great Houses, you'll need to [[AHomeOwnerIsYou build yourself a stronghold]]. After getting the construction contract, paying for the construction, and taking on a few quests to eliminate obstacles to construction, you are free to move into your new manor. Additional quests build up the area around your house, turning it into a small town complete with at least one trader.
*** Upon completing the East Empire Company questline in ''Bloodmoon'', you are rewarded with the Factor's Estate. It is a massive mansion in Raven Rock, the mining town you personally helped to grow from nothing.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', you can buy houses from the head of any major town/city. Each one is different: the house in [[WretchedHive Bravil]] is cheap and kind of run-down, but large; the house in [[ShiningCity Skingrad]] is extremely expensive, but it's a massive mansion, and you can get a servant.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it's similar to ''Oblivion''. You can buy houses from the heads of the major towns and cities, but unlike ''Oblivion'', you need to earn the respect of the head through completing quests for the people in their town. Yes,[[DudeWheresMyRespect even if you're a well-known]] [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]] [[spoiler:who resolved the civil war and prevented TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]. The ''Hearthfire'' DLC allows you to construct your own home at one of three locations, but you must still do the "complete quests for locals" requirement.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has two Player Headquarters: the Megaton house for good players and the Tenpenny Tower suite for evil ones. Brotherhood of Steel bases serve this function (late) in the first two games. Medical facilities, item storage, even surgery to improve your stats are available.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' features a variety of them, including faction-affiliated safehouses, hotel rooms in Novac and Freeside, the Lucky 38 Presidential Suite, and -- after completing the relevant DLC -- an abandoned Brotherhood of Steel bunker and the Sink at Big MT.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the Home Plate apartment in Diamond City, which can be purchased for the sum of 2000 caps, as well as player quarters in Vault 81 (after completing Hole in the Wall), the USS Constitution (after unlocking the Captain's Quarters either by Master Lockpicking or obtaining the key from Ironsides during Last Voyage of the USS Constition), the Institute (after completing Synth Retention), Listening Post Bravo, and the Prydwen (both after completing Blind Betrayal). The many Settlements around the Commonwealth can also be outfitted as player bases, which come in handy in the updated [[HarderThanHard Survival Mode]] where fast-travel is disabled, carrying capacity is reduced, and [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly food, drink, and sleep are mandatory]].
* In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'', there's a place near the GUN base where you can go to replenish HP and PP, and change who's in your current party without having to wait for a plot point. It's not really a hub, as part of the game lets you fly from area to area using the Tornado, and on foot, its area only separates the first area from the rest of the world.
* Another example is the End of Time from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', which has a HubLevel, a save point, a healing point and a dock for your GlobalAirship, a portal to the final boss, and the God of War's crib.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' has the various Temples of Tyr.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', the Sunken Flagon inn is this at first, succeeded in mid-Act II by Crossroad Keep (which doubles as an UnexpectedGameplayChange). The first expansion ''Mask of the Betrayer'' has the Veil Theater. ''Storm of Zehir'', again, has Crossroad Keep, and more specifically your Merchant Headquarters inside its courtyard.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has the two ships you travel on, most notably the Delphinus. Vyse also establishes his own pirate base in the latter sections of the game.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series has the non-mobile version; in each game you get a castle (or some sort of similar building) that serves as your headquarters. Once you've recruited the right people, you can quickly teleport between it and the outside world.
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' gave you a mobile version in the form of a CoolBoat.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', you'd think this would be Ness' house, and you'd be right until you leave Onett and getting there becomes inconvenient. Saturn Valley later takes its place, especially once you get Teleport Beta. Dr Andonuts' laboratory ''would'' have made a good HQ if only you could teleport directly to it.
* ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' has Tsukudo-Cho, which has the Narumi Detective Agency (Save/Review/Push in the right direction (if Narumi's there)), Konnou-Ya (item shop), and under that, the Gouma-Den (Fusion/Healing).
* The ''[[CoolShip Van Eltia]]'' in ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia''.
* The Lhant Manor serves as a non-mobile version of this in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''. The shuttle serves as a mobile version but you have to pay to sleep in it... but can use it to fly around the world for free!
* In ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' you can use abandoned houses for this cause, or buy/rent one after solving a quest.
* You can get a secret base in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', its remake, and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''. The RSE/ORAS one can be made anywhere there's a marker once you have a Pokemon with Secret Power. In Gen IV, it's in the Underground, the subterranean labyrinth under the Sinnoh Region. You can decorate it and interact wirelessly with other players/visit their bases. There's also the Pokémon Centers, which serve as this to all Pokémon trainers, especially in Gen V onwards, since the Pokémart was combined with the Pokémon Center, allowing you to rest up, organize your team, do shopping, trade/battle with other players (in Gen V) and change clothes (in Gen VI), all under the same roof.
** Professor Krane's lab in ''VideoGame/PokemonXD'' is a bit more straight example.
* Your house in ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana''.
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate'' has Elysium Castle, which starts out with save points, an inn and the ability to swap party members and eventually grows to contain every type of shop, multiple optional minigames, the ability to teleport to and from anywhere in the world and more.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' had different strongholds for almost every class in the game. [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal The expansion]] upped it with a private dimensional pocket you could teleport to at will.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has the special [[MegaCorp Mega Corp-funded]] dorm where all the SEES members live. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' one-ups it with the Investigation Team's very classy "secret headquarters," which is the [[PredatoryBusiness Junes]] food court.
* The Observatory in ''VideoGame/PandorasTower''.
* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' has the party claim a communal workshop where you can save and synth items.
* Grillin Village in ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi''. Its sequel, ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend'', has Antheum.
* ''VideoGame/MetalWalker'' has various base camps. Some are in fixed locations, but most you can place yourself.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'', you can return to the house you start off at to replenish your health and, if carrying the right things, increase maximum health and attack power. If you have a ring, you can move the house to a spot more convenient for grinding. You also have to bring the four crowns back there after slaying the dragon, but [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle it's not so easy]].
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' has Township. At first it doesn't seem like much, but later on in the game you can heal, save and change your party there, the FusionDance granny and her shamans move in there, you can invite various people, some of which will open shops or provide other services, and [[spoiler:late in the game it is possible to make it fly]].
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalur'', the player gets a home in every area where they can store items, change their appearance, brew potions, create gems, and/or forge armor and weapons. They slowly build in opulence from an abandoned house in Canneroc to a full-fledged castle on the Caeled Coast.
* In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfTheWizard'', the Worzen family home is the only place to switch characters or save the game.
* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', one of the early story missions sees you seeking out an older Watcher in his keep of Caed Nua. Arriving there, you discover that the keep has been all but abandoned and fell apart after its former master was driven insane by his condition. After he attacks you and you have to put him down, the keep's GeniusLoci [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt proclaims you its new master]], tasking you with restoring its many, many dilapidated facilities, as well as hiring a garrison to defend it. Once you do, the keep provides safe haven with RestingRecovery opportunities and vendors, as well as a treasury. It also hosts the entrance to the single largest dungeon in the entire game, appropriately dubbed "[[MarathonLevel the Endless Paths]]". A later patch adds a quest-chain involving the ''legal'' ownership of Caed Nua, with a lord raising a claim to it. [[spoiler:The magistrates rules in his favour but adds a clause about him having to compensate you for clearing it of monsters and repairing damage, and when he instead storms off in a huff the magistrate passing on the decision says that since the other lord refused the judgement, by default you get to keep Caed Nua. You still end up having to protect yourself from other underhanded means of undermining your rule, culminating in a full-on mercenary invasion.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VII'' the tutorial quest ends with your heroes being declared Lords of Harmondale, with the first story arc after that being to fix up the ruined Castle Harmondale and try to get some actual respect. The role of player headquarter gets shared between Castle Harmondale itself (once fully repaired it has several services, it has a target for Town Portal, and some main quests involve meeting representatives of other nations in the throne room) and Harmondale City outside the door (has a variety of other services, including travel links to other regions).
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the BLADE Barracks inhabited by the player character, Elma, and Lin, where you can customize the decorations, fine-tune your [[HumongousMecha Skells]], go on quests with other players, and start the main story quests. New Los Angeles as a whole also counts to a lesser extent, as you receive almost all other quests and interact with most [=NPC=]s there including all the recruitable party members; excluding a handful of BLADE stations and Nopon caravans, the rest of the game world is hostile territory.


[[folder: Shoot Em Up ]]

* ''VideoGame/StarControl 1'' and ''2'' have starbases where you can build additional ships. In the first game, The starbase is just good for cranking out ships. In the second game, you have one starbase that you continue to go to for resupply, story info, and is pretty much your staging ground for the entire campaign.


[[folder: Simulation Game ]]

* Of course, your house in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games! In addition to being yours to decorate as you choose, it's where you store your items, listen to music, play NES games (in the original), save, and receive your mail. ''New Leaf'' adds the Mayor's Office, where you can set ordinances and order the construction of decorations and new buildings.
* Your farmhouse in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon''. In several games in the series, you can buy other properties and build smaller houses on them.


[[folder: Stealth Based Game ]]

* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' gives you the town of Monteriggioni [[RealPlaceBackground (a real life location)]] which includes your house, the [[BigFancyHouse Villa Auditore]]. It's a pretty cool place, and if you upgrade it, you can earn [[GameBreaker lots and lots of cash.]]
** The series gets other different [=HQs=] along the way. Brotherhood has the Assassin HQ in Rome, with Ezio using the money he earns to renovate Rome into a thriving city, then does the same thing with Constantinople in Revelations. In 3, Connor has the Davenport Homestead, bringing in settlers of different walks of life. 4 has Great Inagua, which starts off as a hidden port for the Templars, but becomes a pirate island once Edward takes over. Unity has the Cafe Theatre which starts off as a rundown theater, but after Arno fixes it up and does missions, it becomes a thriving hotspot. Syndicate has the Train Hideout, a moving locomotive the twins use as their base of operations. Either Jacob or Evie hang out there when the player is controlling the other.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' features the Mother Base, a former oil platform where you can organize your teams into various duties such as Combat, R&D, Intel and also go and do target practice, handy for raising weapon stats at little risk to the player.
* In ''Videogame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the new Mother Base functions largely the same but is much bigger and can be explored as well as expanded as you progress.


[[folder: Survival Horror ]]

* All the save rooms throughout the Franchise/ResidentEvil games. Safety, save points, and access to unlimited storage containers.
* The tram loading rooms in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' usually contain a store and a save point, but occasionally contain enemies, especially if you're coming back to them a second time.
* The fast-travel "twin huts" in ''VideoGame/RadiationIsland'' provide a place to heal up, restock, and sleep in relative safety. You can craft extra chests to store things. A recent update gave players the ability to build their own houses, complete with multiple floors, stairs, and functional doors. The doors open only for the player who installed them, turning any building into a secure hiding place or storage area. Craft enough furniture like tables, desks, chairs, and beds, and AnInteriorDecoratorIsYou as a bonus. However, only the inside of a hut is safe; the environs immediately outside may be a different matter entirely.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill4: The Room'' plays with this. In between the action levels, you can go to your apartment, where you can save, store and retrieve items, and, most importantly, slowly regenerate your health. For the first half of the game, you'll settle into a pattern of entering the apartment, then leaving the game to grab a snack while the health goes up. As the game progresses, a bunch of evil spirits start to move in and can damage you, eventually doing more damage than is repaired by resting. You end up spending as little time as possible there, saving and doing item work at a paranoid pace.
* The Security Room in ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. [[spoiler:Then later on, Carlito's hideout.]]
* ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay'' uses this as a core gameplay mechanic. The player must always have a headquarters, as it is where characters resupply, rest, and heal. A major focus of the main game is settling and upgrading increasingly-capable headquarters locations ranging from single-family houses to warehouses and fairgrounds.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* One use of the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* The Research Centers in ''TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}}''. You have a starting one in Atlanta (which is the real life location of the CDC's headquarters), and can build up to five more as the game progresses. They are used for [[WarpWhistle fast travelling]] without needing to discard valuable cards, and are also required to research cures.


[[folder: Third Person Shooter ]]

* ''VideoGame/GiantsCitizenKabuto'' not only did this but had the player construct his own, RTS-style, complete with walls, defense turrets and upgrade-dispenser buildings for two of the playable species. The other one just ate everything he didn't throw.
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' has the titular Ghostbusters' famous firehouse, complete with the fire poles, Ecto-1 in the Garage, and the containment unit in the basement.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' has three different kinds, each of which has slightly different functions. First and foremost is your [[CoolShip Orbiter]], which you load into whenever you open up the game; it'll let you manage your inventory, fuse and transmute mods, view your Codex, breed Kubrows and Kavats, buy stuff from the Market, refine your Void Relics, launch missions, and more. Next is your Clan's Dojo, which can be designed and customized as you and your clanmates see fit; it'll give you access to trading, research, Alliance management, and just a place to hang out with your fellow Clan members. Finally, there's the Tenno Relays, hubs open to any players that have reached a given Mastery Rank; much like your Orbiter, you'll be able to swap out your equipment and launch missions, but you can also take advantage of the Sanctuary's features or buy something from Baro Ki'Teer on one of his biweekly visits.


[[folder: Turn Based Strategy ]]

* In ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'', you go there between missions, and can heal, equip, or switch out members of your team.
* ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'' and its {{Spiritual Successor}}s and sequels allow you to construct one or several {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s (or elaborate[[UnderwaterBase underwater ones]] in the case of ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From The Deep]]'') to house your soldiers and crafts, and research captured alien technology.
** ''{{VIdeogame/XCOM2}}'' departs from the formula by making your Player Headquarters an [[AirborneAircraftCarrier air carrier]] instead.
* Creator/NipponIchi games often have one:
** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'': Laharl's castle
** ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'': Adell's hometown
** ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'': Marona's house on Phantom Island
** ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'': Zetta's castle
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' have a base you visit between chapters where you can manage units' skills, view [[RelationshipValues support conversations]] and buy and forge weapons. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes this a step further with My Castle, where not only can you do all the above things, but you can expand and customize it, and even visit other people's castles online.


[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox ]]

* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', have the safehouses. You can save, heal and clear your Wanted level in them, and in some games, you change clothes in safehouses too. You usually get one free at the start of the game, and to get more, you have to buy them. Though you usually get a few other free ones along the way (in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' you can count on getting one every time you reach a new part of the state). ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' walks this back a bit by giving two of the three protagonists only one safehouse at a time; Franklin starts out living with his aunt before moving into a luxurious crib in Vinewood Hills, and Michael, aside from a brief stay in Trevor's trailer, only has his Rockford Hills mansion. Trevor, for his part, actually gets three altogether (two simultaneously); his default trailer, Floyd Hebert's apartment ([[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave acquired by force]]), and then the Vanilla Unicorn strip club [[spoiler:that he takes over after killing the previous owner]].
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': Not only can you buy several apartments, wharfs and an airport hangar (and a lighthouse!), The Saints also have a pretty big HQ. You can upgrade your apartments looks to gain style points while the gang HQ evolves along with your progression in the game.
* Jimmy's dorm room in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. Later in the game, he gets another five headquarters: a beach house from the Preps, the Nerds' comic shop, the Jocks' clubhouse, the Greasers' pool hall and a Townie-controlled building in the industrial park.
* ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'' starts with one hidden in a strip club, and you gain more as the story progresses.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' the player has to build everything from scratch: from a simple hole in the side of a hill, to a small house made of dirt, to a colossal castle, which the player can outfit with beds to rest/respawn, crafting stations, storage, plantations and any mechanism the player can invent.Other than being a safe haven from the nightly monsters, of course.
* The ''Videogame/{{X}}-Universe'' games starting with ''Reunion'' have the er.. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Player Headquarters]]. The headquarters in each game are gained by doing a small sub-plot. The HQ lets you reverse engineer ships (to learn their blueprints), build ships (using learned blueprints and resources), scrap ships (for gaining resources), repair ships (using some resources), and adjust the hue and saturation value on your ship's hull paint (except for Boron ships because of their organic construction). The HQ has a ''massive'' storage bay for storing all your crap, 12 external docking ports for capital ships, 20 external docking ports for freighters and corvettes, and a [[BiggerOnTheInside infinitely large internal docking bay for fighters]], making it an excellent parking location for your unused ships.
* The Player Ships in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. Unlike planets, which are tied to the universe they're in (meaning you lose access to them if you're playing on a different player's server), ships are bound to characters, meaning the ships (and everything on board) come with you no matter what universe you're playing in.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* RealLife: In military history, many armies have used something like this, perhaps falling back to a fort at night.
** Romans ''built'' a fort every night when on the march.