Columbia (BioShock Infinite)
Following BioShock and the incredible underwater city of Rapture was never going to be an easy task for developer Irrational Games, and still the team managed to surpass just about all expectations. BioShock Infinite introduced us to Columbia circa 1912, a steampunk city suspended above the clouds. It was immediately impressive; an extraordinary visual delight, thanks largely to the evocative color palette and the epic attention to detail that was implemented in its design. It was also awesome to explore thanks to its unique construction, with the entirety of the city split between various moving pieces held up by giant balloons and blimps—it ensured that every firefight set across the connective skylines felt daring and original. Full of history, oozing with personality, and hiding a sinister shadow behind its light, Columbia is clearly one of the most fully realized cities to ever come to Xbox.