As the topic says: have you recently played any single player, atmospheric PC games? Preferably shooters or RPG’s. They don’t have to be new titles, my favorite games are usually 15+ years old 😀 Here are some of my fav titles:
1. Unreal (1998)
2. Unreal Tournament (1999)
3. Baldur’s Gate
5. The Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind
Also I loved SOMA, it’t kind of a new game but I’m not that much into horrors 😀
Well, atmosphere in modern games is a topic somewhat overlooked by developers. You could try The Witcher 3 if you like rpg’s. Personally i’m more into shooters myself, i loved Portal and Half-Life 2.
Why The Witcher 3? The first Witcher is the best when it comes to atmosphere. And its from a studio in Poland 😉
For me the “Must play” for your citeria are:
Dragon Age Origins – You will love this game!
Mass Effect 1 and 2 – A very good mix of shooter and RPG. After you played the first part, you will see elevators on a different point.
Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas
Life is strange – Not exactly a RPG and of course no shooter, but the atmosphere….. i was crying.
This is the police – Its a RPG for me.
The wolf among us
XCOM Enemy unknown and XCOM 2 – Turn based strategy and base management, but very good atmosphere
I’ve played Mass Effect but to my taste, it looks too much like a console game, and is very repetitive. I also played Fallout 3. Gotta try XCOM and Dragon Age! 😀
Start with Dragon Age 🙂
I’ll try dragon age, but I have to wait for a promotion on steam 😛 BTW I just started playing Red Faction (the first one, from 2001). Very cool game.
Battlefield V is really good. It’s Origin/EA’s new shooter based on World War 2. Very atmospheric with wicked visuals and maps. Destiny 2 is pretty good too, but if you maxed out on the first Destiny, you’ll not find much new stuff. Let’s see, what else. Alien Isolation is awesome!
And how about Far Cry: Primal?
Anyone played it yet?
I think I’ve heard of it. I’ll check it out!
I’ve not played myself, but watched my grandson play a war game. Looked like WWII. He was killing other soldiers and they would collapse and bleed or be blow apart. He had logged over 75 hours on the game which was a Xmas present. Another grandson, when visiting, stays in the guest room glued to his i-pad playing games. I don’t see how this activity can be helpful to kids growing up.
@Bob the truth is, it’s not, most modern games are just mindless shoot-em-up’s, but there are plenty good titles out there, with deep storyline and atmosphere. Most of these games are 15+ years old, but still, you can find gems among the modern productions.
The grandkids are in their 20’s now. I’ll ask them about the games and their usefulness when I see them next. Thanks.
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