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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a run-down house you can buy and then shell out tons more cash to upgrade. There's not much to do there besides sleep and display a handful of weapons and shields as trophies; however, it's probably the player's first glimpse of how the game averts the series' usual MoneyForNothing.


** In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', you can stay at your home in Aiedo for free instead of staying at an inn-- it becomes a bit of a TearJerker when you return to it after [[spoiler: Alys is killed, and all her things are still there.]] You can also display the ridiculous souvenir crap you can buy at a tourist trap in the first half of the game.

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** In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', you can stay at your home in Aiedo for free instead of staying at an inn-- it becomes a bit of a TearJerker when you return to it after [[spoiler: Alys is killed, and all her things are still there.]] inn. You can also display the ridiculous souvenir crap you can buy at a tourist trap in the first half of the game.


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Some games offer you the option to buy a house. This may act as a free [[TraumaInn Inn]], give you a place to store stuff, or just be a BraggingRightsReward. It rarely has a major impact on the gameplay (but may be a big pull for certain types of players, depending on the level of AnInteriorDesignerIsYou).

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Some games offer you the option to buy a house. That is, if they don't force you to buy one outright, although, in those cases, they're usually "kind" enough to let you choose where and how your house should be.

This may act as a free [[TraumaInn Inn]], give you a place to store stuff, or just be a BraggingRightsReward. It rarely has a major impact on the gameplay (but may be a big pull for certain types of players, depending on the level of AnInteriorDesignerIsYou).

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** In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', you can buy a home in Diamond City for a nominal fee. You can also ''build'' your own home in any of the settlements in the game. The main advantage to the Diamond City home over homes built in settlements is the fact that items you store in your Diamond City home cannot be taken from errant [=NPCs=], making it the safest place to keep unused items.


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* Like ''Terraria'', ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' allows players to build their own homes on the surfaces of planets they travel to. They can also customize their starship interriors.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' you can eventually afford to buy a small house just west of your hometown. The [[ShadyRealEstateAgent guy you buy it from]] neglects to mention that it's ''[[spoiler:missing a wall]]'', but it contains a [[OneHundredPercentCompletion photo location]] and a [[CrackFic silly magazine excerpt]] so it's totally worth it.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' you can eventually afford to buy a small house just west of your hometown. The [[ShadyRealEstateAgent guy you buy it from]] neglects to mention that it's ''[[spoiler:missing a wall]]'', but it contains a [[OneHundredPercentCompletion [[HundredPercentCompletion photo location]] and a [[CrackFic silly magazine excerpt]] so it's totally worth it.


** In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', you can stay at your home in Aiedo for free instead of staying at an inn-- it becomes a bit of a TearJerker when you return to it after Alys is killed, and all her things are still there. You can also display the ridiculous souvenir crap you can buy at a tourist trap in the first half of the game.

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** In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', you can stay at your home in Aiedo for free instead of staying at an inn-- it becomes a bit of a TearJerker when you return to it after [[spoiler: Alys is killed, and all her things are still there. there.]] You can also display the ridiculous souvenir crap you can buy at a tourist trap in the first half of the game.

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* In the ''Blood and Wine'' DLC of ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', Geralt receives the deed to a vineyard early on in the story that can be upgraded to include various furnishings and decorations, some of which will grant you buffs by using them.


* ''Good god, VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. You punch trees, make sticks, make picks, mine stone, ''and build the greatest house you've ever built.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' may be 2D, but it's pretty similar to ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. You have '''so many items''' to pick from when [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou customizing your home]], and, like ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', you build it from scratch, so it truly is ''your'' home.

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* ''Good god, VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. You In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', you punch trees, make sticks, make picks, mine stone, ''and stone and build the ''the greatest house you've ever built.''
you can imagine''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' may be 2D, but it's pretty similar to ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. You have '''so many items''' to pick from when [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou customizing your home]], and, like ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''Minecraft'', you build it from scratch, so it truly is ''your'' home.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' contains one as a reward for HundredPercentCompletion of the "Pinnacle Station" DLC. It contains a limitless stock of grenades and medi-gel, as well as a computer terminal to procure rare equipment for fairly low prices. It is never mentioned again though.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' contains one In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', you get your own house as a reward for HundredPercentCompletion of the "Pinnacle Station" DLC. It contains a limitless stock of grenades and medi-gel, as well as a computer terminal to procure rare equipment for fairly low prices. It is never mentioned again though.



* Some ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games feature this. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineral Town'' had one that would pretty much take all of your money and lumber. The other houses had special requirements to unlock them. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' has some around town.

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* Some ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games feature this. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineral Town'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' had one that would pretty much take all of your money and lumber. The other houses had special requirements to unlock them. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' has some around town.


* ''TestDrive Unlimited'', in both the first and second games, they allow you to buy houses that, the more luxurious they are, the more cars you can hold in it's garage. This goes from a crappy caravan with a two car garage shack to a house on the side of a hill with waterfalls and an eight car garage. Then there are the yachts that go for five to seven million on Ibiza or Hawaii, respectively.

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* ''TestDrive ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'', in both the first and second games, they allow you to buy houses that, the more luxurious they are, the more cars you can hold in it's garage. This goes from a crappy caravan with a two car garage shack to a house on the side of a hill with waterfalls and an eight car garage. Then there are the yachts that go for five to seven million on Ibiza or Hawaii, respectively.


* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games let you buy various houses (''technically'' not in unmodded ''Morrowind'', but building a stronghold involves financial transactions). Their usefulness varies - in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' you get free stuff when you build a stronghold, but [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou you have to buy the furnishings]] for your houses in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
** The whole point of the ''Hearthfire'' DLC from Skyrim is to allow you to build and furnish a special home for your Dragonborn.

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* Each game in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games let series (starting with ''Daggerfall'') gives you the option to buy various houses (''technically'' not and/or build a home. Specific details:
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', you can buy a house. A house affords you a safe space to rest without drawing the ire of the aggressive CityGuards, stockpile loot, and otherwise serve as a status symbol. Houses are purchased from banks, or obtained as a gift upon achieving the highest rank
in unmodded ''Morrowind'', but building a stronghold involves financial transactions). Their usefulness varies - in [[TheOrder knightly order]].
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' allows you get free stuff when you to build your own stronghold as part of the [[TheClan Great House]] questlines. In each case, it requires a stronghold, but sum of money to fund the construction, a land deed from the Duke, and you'll need to complete a series of quests (differing depending on the Great House you joined) in order to make the stronghold viable, attract settlers, and remove threats/obstacles to it. Given that it is the first game in the series following the [[VideoGame3DLeap 3D Jump]], it allows plenty of opportunity to become an [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou you have to buy the furnishings]] for Interior Designer]], displaying all of your houses in questing treasures and turning it into your own SuperheroTrophyShelf. ({{Game Mod}}s exist which make this process even easier, as well as many which add additional residences for you to acquire.)
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and allows you to buy a home in each of the major cities, ranging from a ramshackle shack to modest houses to a full blown (albeit haunted) mansion. The [[WreakingHavok physics engine]] unfortunately makes displaying your treasures ''far'' more difficult than it was in ''Morrowind'', as attempting to place items next to other items has a tendency to knock them around, if not send them flying across the room. (Once again, {{Game Mod}}s exist which make this process ''far'' easier. In fact, some of the modders were hired by Bethesda to improve the system for ''Skyrim''.)
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
** The whole point
Skyrim]]'':
*** In the vanilla game, you can purchase a house in each
of the ''Hearthfire'' DLC from major holds of Skyrim is once you've built up enough of a reputation in those holds. In addition to allow the money required to buy the house, furnishings (including useful things like extra storage, Alchemy stations, Cooking stations, Enchanting stations, etc.) are separate and cost even more money.
*** The ''Heartfire'' DLC allows
you to purchase land and build and furnish a special home for your Dragonborn.own house from the ground up. Once again, it is quite costly, but you can at least find many of the building materials yourself to save money. You can build anything from a simple one-room cabin-like house to full blown mansions with dedicated trophy rooms, {{Mage Tower}}s, libraries, shrines to the gods of your choosing, and much more.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', players can purchase plots of land in housing districts upon which to build homes, either for themselves or their Free Company. There are a limited number of housing plots available on each server, but players also have the option of buying a private chamber in their Free Company house or an apartment.


* Some ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games feature this. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineral Town'' had one that would pretty much take all of your money and lumber. The other houses had special requirements to unlock them. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' has some around town.

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* Some ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games feature this. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineral Town'' had one that would pretty much take all of your money and lumber. The other houses had special requirements to unlock them. ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' has some around town.


* You can purchase a [=NeoHome=] in ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', and [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou decorate it to your heart's content]].

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* You can purchase a [=NeoHome=] in ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'', ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', and [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou decorate it to your heart's content]].

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