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Resident Evil's Spencer Mansion is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in gaming. Its myriad of underground labs, convoluted puzzles, and zombie-filled halls are forever etched into the minds of a generation of gamers - but have you ever wondered how much it would cost to buy the property IRL?
I'm going to assume that you haven't, because that's kind of an odd thing to do and I'm not entirely sure how you'd go about working out such a thing in the first place. Fortunately, money.co.uk has done the work for us and assessed the real-life property values of some of gaming's most iconic locations, including the Spencer Mansion.
Using canon, location and house price data, researchers have estimated that the Spencer Mansion is valued at an eye-watering £1,477,769. That works out to a monthly mortgage of £6,306, based on a 25-year term with a 10% deposit. At that price I'd hope the estate agents would at least make sure the giant snake has been cleared out of the library.
"The value of each fictional property was calculated individually based on canon information from the game, television show or film using location data and bedroom count and collated with real-life comparisons of average property prices in a corresponding area or a conversion from fictional to real currency," a press release explained.
If you're after something a little more affordable, the fully upgraded house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes in at a modest £359,339, with a monthly mortgage cost of £1,533. On the other end of the spectrum, Croft Manor from Tomb Raider would set you back an incredible £31.36 million, with a monthly mortgage cost of £133,877.
Joel's house from The Last Of Us Part II - a really rather decent little place for a post-apocalypse dwelling - comes in at £600,000, with a monthly mortgage of £1,956. I'm assuming Joel didn't have to pay any kind of fees when he moved in, though.
Finally, Goth Manor from The Sims - once considered the last word in opulence - is the cheapest of the bunch. If such a property existed, it could in theory be yours for a measly £116,742. That'd be a monthly mortgage of £498, which I don't think anyone my age or under will ever see unless they plan on moving into an empty packet of crisps.
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