Looking for a Suspensful, Atmospheric Sci-Fi Game

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#1 Posted by rambo_aka_rambo (3 posts) -
Anyone know any sci-fi games that are really atmospheric and suspensful, and focus less on action and more on narrative? (other than Myst series) Or recommend a really good non sci-fi thriller/suspense game?
#2 Posted by KHAndAnime (13087 posts) -
Mass Effect
#3 Posted by DiabeticDood (4331 posts) -
Mass Effect is the PERFECT game for you.
#4 Posted by FelipeInside (24965 posts) -
Anyone know any sci-fi games that are really atmospheric and suspensful, and focus less on action and more on narrative? (other than Myst series) Or recommend a really good non sci-fi thriller/suspense game?rambo_aka_rambo
Not much narrative....but Dead Space gets as atmospheric and suspenseful as possible...
#5 Posted by jedinat (3560 posts) -
#6 Posted by sirlag01 (445 posts) -

Anyone know any sci-fi games that are really atmospheric and suspensful, and focus less on action and more on narrative? (other than Myst series) Or recommend a really good non sci-fi thriller/suspense game?rambo_aka_rambo

As everyone else said, definately Mass Effect...




#7 Posted by Rob_101 (3291 posts) -

You could try Riddick: Dark Athena (i.e. the updated gfx version of Escape from Butcher Bay)

jedinat

YES! Perfect suggestion.

#8 Posted by sp1r1t (149 posts) -

System Shock 2

#9 Posted by Marfoo (5993 posts) -
Mass Effect! Lots of dialogue in that game. Also there is a lot of cool universe related information in the "Codex" section.
#10 Posted by nutcrackr (12239 posts) -
I don't think mass effect is very atmospheric or suspensful, but it has a very strong movie-like narrative. Dead Space is atmospheric, suspensful with a good narrative - but it has a lot of action (like mass effect) Stalker is very atmospheric but not so strong on the narrative I guess. Bioshock is fairly atmospheric too, especially at the start. most of these games have lots and lots of action.
#11 Posted by lordlors (5528 posts) -
You can't go wrong with Dead Space
#12 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5535 posts) -

System Shock 2 without a doubt.

#13 Posted by pvtdonut54 (8554 posts) -

I would also like to say mass Effect :D

#14 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -

System Shock 2

sp1r1t

What he said.

#15 Posted by Swiftstrike5 (6950 posts) -

[QUOTE="sp1r1t"]

System Shock 2

thusaha

What he said.

What he said.

System Shock 2 or Homeworld, both are fantastic. I'd also recommend Mass Effect if you want a more modern game.

#16 Posted by artistry_ (488 posts) -

System Shock 2 just might be an excellent suggestion for you .. it truly delivers on the fronts you're looking for .. however the game may prove to be too difficult to acquire.

This is where Bioshock would come in, and try to coax you to experience the new improved interpretation of System Shock 2, under water. But many may say no, which is fine .. it's not space .. so it becomes a more earthly science fiction experience .. a period piece too (takes place in the 60's ?)

But How-About this - Dead Space .. this is fully unique sci-fi/horror in space .. you get full on zero-gravity action .. this is classic stuff.

give it a try ;)

#17 Posted by rambo_aka_rambo (3 posts) -
thanks for the suggestions! yep, beat Bioshock (awesome), and I'm playing Dead Space right now - I expected it to be more story and less console-type action, but oh well, its still good. I like action games, but I often want something truly immersing and suspenseful - looks like I may have to check out Riddick. And right now I'm thinking either Cryostasis or the Penumbra series...but I think I'll check em both out :) .
#18 Posted by GazaAli (22389 posts) -
i have played MassEffect and liked it alot,but it does not have anything to do with atmosphiric or suspensful.im playing Dead space and the game is just superior
#19 Posted by biggest_loser (23970 posts) -
Bioshock easily. The narrative is superb.
#20 Posted by Menatil (63 posts) -

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl

Fallout 2

System Shock 2

Bioshock

Metro 2033

Resident Evil 4

Deus Ex

all of the above fit the requirements rather nicely.

#21 Posted by with_teeth26 (5981 posts) -

Hard to think of any that are light on action. The new Frictional game that was teased today would be perfect but its a ways off.

#22 Posted by megagamer0193 (578 posts) -

I will also say Mass effect. I recommend starting with the first one and working your way to the third one. One of the most immerse games I have ever played in its genera. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R game he said is also well worth a look at. But ill just list off some of the ones I liked.

Doom 3

The fallout series

Star Wars Knights of the old republic and squeal the sith lords.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Metro 2033

All the half life games

The resident evil series.

some of these do focus on action but and some more based around action but all are immersive IMO. Yeah a few of these are older games but still very good games.

#23 Edited by XIntoTheBlue (839 posts) -

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is right up your alley. The original Deus Ex would also be there if you do not mind playing a dated game.

#24 Edited by The_Animator420 (219 posts) -

Mass Effect

Deus Ex

Metro 2033

Metro: Last Light

Fallout series

#25 Posted by danten81 (129 posts) -

I think Blade Runner fits in here

#27 Posted by KHAndAnime (13087 posts) -

Can't you fools see you're posting in an uber necro thread!?

#28 Edited by Steve_Esquire (14 posts) -

It might not be the type of game you're looking for, but Kerbal Space Program really gets you interested in space exploration. Such a wonderful game.. but yeah Mass Effect, Dead Space, and Fallout are very great as well. Also check out STALKER, Metro, Bioshock, Half-Life 2, and The Walking Dead are great to get invested in.

#29 Posted by with_teeth26 (5981 posts) -

Can't you fools see you're posting in an uber necro thread!?

LOL wow thats crazy. Guess i'm not used to checking the date in the new forum format. Some new poster revived it.

#30 Edited by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

Can't you fools see you're posting in an uber necro thread!?

LOL wow thats crazy. Guess i'm not used to checking the date in the new forum format. Some new poster revived it.

Yeah the website is an eye sore. The last things I could even see now is the date. lol

#31 Edited by voljin1987 (667 posts) -

@sp1r1t said:

System Shock 2

Pretty much this