First Appeared: Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Founding Father: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Notable Residents: Cloud, Tifa, Aeris, Sephiroth
Industrial cities don't get any more epic than this. From the first shots of the game you understand that Midgar embodies the unchecked monster of industrial progress as it battles the lifeforce of the very planet it mines.Though Cloud and company will travel all over the globe, to casinos and junk heaps and shanty towns, there is no question that Midgar is the heart of FFVII, one of the best video games ever made, and the city's corruption is emblematic of the struggle of the entire experience.