I'm extremely bored; looking for an extremely immersive game.

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#1 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

   I have a Steam library of 120 or so titles. Recently I have found myself extremely bored with every game I play. So bored, in fact, that I went back and actually played through Crysis 2 just for the DX11 prettiness. That is not to say I enjoyed myself while playing Crysis 2, I just sort of sat there and played it and drooled a little bit- not because the graphics were amazing (and they were to be fair), but because I felt braindead forcing myself through the game's linear structure. 

I went back and tried to play Terraria, a game that I have put almost 200 hours into, and just wasnt feeling it. Same with Minecraft. I own all of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games which I hear are some of the most immersive games around, but I find myself unable to get immersed due to the awful animations and gun/character models. 

I haven't touched The Withcher 2 since it first launched, and I beat the first one a while back. Should I go back and try to get immersed in The Witcher 2?

I'm looking for reccomendations for extremely immersive games, so they don't necessarily have to be RPG's, just anything you have found to be highly immersive. Don't say Skyrim. Please. 

#2 Posted by tanerb (931 posts) -

dark souls

#3 Posted by Lost-to-Apathy (372 posts) -

You should try real life. Climb a mountain or something.

#4 Posted by ArchDemon123 (956 posts) -

   I have a Steam library of 120 or so titles. Recently I have found myself extremely bored with every game I play. So bored, in fact, that I went back and actually played through Crysis 2 just for the DX11 prettiness. That is not to say I enjoyed myself while playing Crysis 2, I just sort of sat there and played it and drooled a little bit- not because the graphics were amazing (and they were to be fair), but because I felt braindead forcing myself through the game's linear structure. 

I went back and tried to play Terraria, a game that I have put almost 200 hours into, and just wasnt feeling it. Same with Minecraft. I own all of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games which I hear are some of the most immersive games around, but I find myself unable to get immersed to to the awful animations and gun/character models. 

I haven't touched The Withcher 2 since it first launched, and I beat the first one a while back. Should I go back and try to get immersed in The Witcher 2?

I'm looking for reccomendations for extremely immersive games, so they don't necessarily have to be RPG's, just anything you have found to be highly immersive. Don't say Skyrim. Please. 

4-Legged-Shark
I face the same problem and no game can immerse me actually, but i will suggest you some games first of all, have you tried the complete mod for stalker? it's pretty great and makes the game better the witcher 2 is absolutely worth it and it is in fact one of the games that immersed me the most as of late. now for the suggestions, try mount and blade warband, that game is really immersive and it packs really good fan mods :)
#5 Posted by klusps (10381 posts) -

Antichambers recently came out if you're interested in mind bending puzzle solving. 

#6 Posted by Riadon2 (1609 posts) -

Metro 2033

#7 Posted by khanabyss25 (279 posts) -

Path Of Exile will filll your needs

#8 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

thanks for the suggestions so far.

As for the first suggestion, I have actually been hiking and working out constantly to try to alleviate my boredom, but the boredom remains. Thanks for the suggestion, though. 

I'll check out the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods. I remember I had a few in the past and I desperately want to like the STALKER games, so I'll give that another go. Redownloading The Witcher 2 as I type this.

As for Metro 2033, I have put about 100 hours into that game. Definitely one of my all-time favorites. Obviously the atmosphere, graphics, and animations are incredible, but it is the game's attention to miniscule details that I really love. Shooting a thin piece of metal and actually being able to look through the bullet hole isn't exactly something a developer is expected to include in a game. 

#9 Posted by FaustArp (1038 posts) -

I would definitely say The Witcher 2.  Great gameplay and outstanding writing, it's pretty easy to get hung up on that game.  Plus the graphics are great!

#10 Posted by Elann2008 (32991 posts) -
The Witcher 2, definitely.
#11 Posted by Riadon2 (1609 posts) -

DayZ?

#12 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

Path of Exile is sweet, as someone said already. And yeah, try to replay the Stalker games with the complete mods. I wouldn't play them without. Dead Space is quite immersive as well. Haven't got around to Dead Space 2 yet, myself, but I imagine it's similar. Also, if you like competitive multiplayer, Chivalry. First person (or third person, if the server allows) medieval combat. It's amazing. The team objective maps are a blast, and seriously feel like warzones. Oh right. And Dark Souls.

#13 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

DayZ?

Riadon2

I played DayZ for a while but I'm holding out for the standalone version now. I loved DayZ, but knowing how much better the standalone will be, I can wait. And speaking of mods.... I  just remembered some of the RP servers on Garry's Mod. As ridiculous as they are, they can provide endless entertainment. Maybe I'll give that another go along with The Witcher 2 and modded STALKER.

#14 Posted by kozzy1234 (35266 posts) -

Try the Stalker games again with COMPLETE MOD.
Everyone I know that liked Metro liked Stalker alot to, give it one more chance man.

#15 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

Path of Exile is sweet, as someone said already. And yeah, try to replay the Stalker games with the complete mods. I wouldn't play them without. Dead Space is quite immersive as well. Haven't got around to Dead Space 2 yet, myself, but I imagine it's similar. Also, if you like competitive multiplayer, Chivalry. First person (or third person, if the server allows) medieval combat. It's amazing. The team objective maps are a blast, and seriously feel like warzones. Oh right. And Dark Souls.

the_bi99man
I have been playing Chivalry. It is very refreshing to see something new actually being done with competitive multiplayer games. I do feel sorry for my roommates when I'm playing it though, as I am constantly yelling at the game.
#16 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

Path of Exile... a friend showed that to me and it seemed like a pretty standard dungeon crawler.... I guess I am wrong about that? 

#17 Posted by Lucianu (9443 posts) -

Mount & Blade: Warband with the cRPG mod

STALKER with the Complete Mod 

 

 

#18 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6243 posts) -

Try Zeno Clash short(3 hours long) but it has the best melee combat in an fps game very sastifying and visceral with a surprising amount of depth and graphics look so good incredible art style and this was all done in the source engine.  The open world sequel comes out later this year going to be so awesome :D

http://screenshot.xfire.com/s/109108730-4.jpghttp://screenshot.xfire.com/s/109967025-4.jpghttp://screenshot.xfire.com/s/109109032-4.jpghttp://screenshot.xfire.com/s/109967283-4.jpg

#19 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

I have been playing Chivalry. It is very refreshing to see something new actually being done with competitive multiplayer games. I do feel sorry for my roommates when I'm playing it though, as I am constantly yelling at the game.

Path of Exile... a friend showed that to me and it seemed like a pretty standard dungeon crawler.... I guess I am wrong about that? 4-Legged-Shark

Sounds about right about Chivalry. :P 

As for Path of Exile, the gameplay during any given encounter is pretty standard Diablo style ARPG. It's the underlying systems that make it unique. The skill, item and leveling systems are all very interesting and fresh. Take a quick look at the overview of the game on their website, and maybe read into the more detailed descriptions of the systems after that. Plus, it's free to play, with a deliberate anti-pay2win structure, where optional microtransactions are exlusively for cosmetic items and alterations.

Oh, and another suggestion. Get Black Mesa. Gorgeous recreation of Half Life 1, with redesigned levels, and some of the best music I've ever heard in a game. 

#20 Posted by Primordialous (1276 posts) -

DOTA 2

#21 Posted by genius2365 (386 posts) -
Deus Ex : Human Revolution is one of the most immersive games I've ever played. The Mass Effect series and Kotor are also pretty good, in my opinion.
#22 Posted by Sleepyz (3784 posts) -

In the same boat also and played the hell out of games like Minecraft, terreria, ect..

Might want to try Stronghold kingdoms on steam, I have over 500hrs on it and never spent a penny on it.

Other good timesink games are...

Farming simulator 2013, Guild wars 2, Tropico 4.

#23 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
The Darkness, Deus Ex: HR, GTA: IV, FC3, Alan Wake, Dishonoured, Monkey Island.
#24 Posted by Gibsonsg527 (3313 posts) -

Deus Ex Human Revolutions. The game will suck you in. 

#25 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

Deus Ex Human Revolutions. The game will suck you in. 

Gibsonsg527

got bored in 5 mins

#26 Posted by Gibsonsg527 (3313 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"]

Deus Ex Human Revolutions. The game will suck you in. 

_SKatEDiRt_

got bored in 5 mins

I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

#27 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"]

Deus Ex Human Revolutions. The game will suck you in. 

Gibsonsg527

got bored in 5 mins

I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

#28 Posted by Lost-to-Apathy (372 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

got bored in 5 mins

_SKatEDiRt_

I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

Unfortunate that you couldn't get into it. But you're just one person. The general consensus about Human Revolution is that it's fun.
#29 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"] I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

Lost-to-Apathy

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

Unfortunate that you couldn't get into it. But you're just one person. The general consensus about Human Revolution is that it's fun.

actually im pregnant :P

#30 Posted by Gibsonsg527 (3313 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

got bored in 5 mins

_SKatEDiRt_

I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

Thats still nothing. HR is like a 15/20+ hour game. If you don't like the game then thats fine but I think you should atleast play for 2 hours before really judging it. 

#31 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2587 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"] I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

Gibsonsg527

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

Thats still nothing. HR is like a 15/20+ hour game. If you don't like the game then fine but I think you should atleast play for 2 hours before really judging it. 

i shall give it a go! 

#32 Posted by TheHighWind (3826 posts) -

The game I am hooked on now is called: Drakensang: The Complete Saga (1st one, sequel, and, expansion)

If you are bored to death with D & D rules and Diablo clones def check it out.

 

You could try to find older games you like. I like older games better than the "Omg graphics, upgrade, update, no you can't play"

gg

#33 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Far Cry 3 isn't an RPG, but it is definitely immersive. FC2 is probably a bit more immersive, but FC3 is an overwhelmingly better game.

#34 Posted by Elann2008 (32991 posts) -
I'd also like to mention Neverwinter Nights 2 + MotB. That was a hard game to put down.
#35 Posted by WaterSphere (217 posts) -
Mass Effect 2.
#36 Posted by whitey_rolls (2499 posts) -

DOTA 2

Primordialous
I second this - if you can put up with the difficult learning curve to start the game can be very well ... time consuming. I've logged over 500 hours since July myself and a lot of that these days is actually watching it.
#37 Posted by Zebracal (56 posts) -

What kind of game genre's are you looking into? Do you have specifics that you want to play?

#38 Posted by Elann2008 (32991 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"] I fell sorry for you then. You didn't even give the game a try. 

Gibsonsg527

okay maybe it was 20 mins. 

Thats still nothing. HR is like a 15/20+ hour game. If you don't like the game then thats fine but I think you should atleast play for 2 hours before really judging it. 

Speaking of which, Deus Ex Human Revolution Ultimate edition is only $7.50 at GamersGate.com. 

#39 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

The Witcher 2 is well worth it. And if you're anything like me you'll play through it twice. Back to back.

#40 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gibsonsg527"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

okay maybe it was 20 mins.

_SKatEDiRt_

Thats still nothing. HR is like a 15/20+ hour game. If you don't like the game then fine but I think you should atleast play for 2 hours before really judging it.

i shall give it a go!

The first few hours of Human Revolution suck. But once you hit Hengsha it gets really good and starts to click together. The final level is terrible though. Like, really really really really really so bad it hurts my head that it's that bad. But the rest of the game is great.

#41 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

Deus Ex Human Revolutions. The game will suck you in. 

Gibsonsg527
Love that game. I may re-download that as well. Only thing I hated were the boss battles. They felt extremely forced.
#42 Posted by BattleSpectre (6219 posts) -

Whenever i feel bored and don't particularly want to play a game from my library i just dive right into Chivalry. I can play it for hours on end without even a hint of boredom, it's a blast.

(PS: Sorry if you already commented about this game, i only read the first page of the thread :oops: )

#43 Posted by Priapus101 (190 posts) -

[QUOTE="Primordialous"]

DOTA 2

whitey_rolls

I second this - if you can put up with the difficult learning curve to start the game can be very well ... time consuming. I've logged over 500 hours since July myself and a lot of that these days is actually watching it.

Dota 2 is not for the feint hearted but is overwhelmingly rewarding if you get past the intial barrier. It helps if you have some history with RTS.

#44 Posted by NAPK1NS (14870 posts) -
Spend a little more time with the Witcher, for sure. If you want a new game check out Alan Wake, Dear Esther, or BioShock. I can't believe no one has mentioned that yet...
#45 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

now I'm enjoying too many games at once. Big thanks to all of the people who reccomended I give S.T.A.L.K.E.R. another shot. Downloaded the Complete mod and now I think I'm actually beginning to understand what all of the fuss is about. In addition, I'm actually really enjoying The Witcher 2 as well. Also playing Chivalry, Borderlands 2 (for the PhysX, not really a Borderlands person), and Dead Space 3 for the surround sound. Getting back into Battlefield 3 as well... this is a bit of a problem, as I am playing way too many games at once, but I think it's a good problem to have. 

#46 Posted by panndemic (45 posts) -
I'd recommend Amnesia, though I highly doubt you will come back alive after playing it.
#47 Posted by 4-Legged-Shark (1031 posts) -

^Beat Amnesia back when it first came out. Played the Penumbra games as well. Going back to Amnesia might not be a bad idea though. 

#48 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4089 posts) -

I just got finished playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I found it a hugely immersive representation of a techno-future gone awry. There were more than a few nods to Blade Runner in it and if you know how atmospheric that film is, you'll have some idea of the atmosphere of the game.

#49 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18414 posts) -
Condemned Criminial Origins Skyrim The Walking Dead Far Cry 3
#50 Posted by infofrog (189 posts) -
I'd recommend Amnesia, though I highly doubt you will come back alive after playing it.panndemic
I love this game . A good break from fast pace games