Best atmosphere in a game ever?

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#1 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (2114 posts) -

YOUR FAVORITE?

Mine is S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Fallout 3 and New Vegas is totally fake meanwhile STALKER Atmosphere is real and ALIVE.

#2 Edited by lostrib (34437 posts) -

Sniper? Is that you?

#3 Posted by Zelda187 (715 posts) -

Morrowind

#4 Posted by yokofox33 (29364 posts) -

I actually really enjoyed the atmosphere in Fallout 3. It was eerily beautiful.

#5 Posted by Gamerno6666 (491 posts) -

Damn. I really need to play this game.

#6 Edited by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

I'd have to say it's a toss up between Warcraft 3, Skyrim, Mass Effect 1, STALKER CoP, TLOU and The Witcher series.

#7 Posted by farrell2k (5808 posts) -

For it's time, Oblivion was king. I got lost in in for months.

#8 Posted by Effec_Tor (260 posts) -

Can Destiny count?

#9 Posted by BldgIrsh (1610 posts) -

Zork. The atmosphere was beautiful. And the graphics are still beyond even today's most graphically intense games. You know why? Because it was powered by Imagination. /s

#10 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (648 posts) -

Clive Barker's Undying.

#11 Edited by Zelda187 (715 posts) -

For it's time, Oblivion was king. I got lost in in for months.

Play Morrowind...and then roll your eyes in disgust at Oblivion

#12 Edited by p3anut (5872 posts) -

Still holds up to this day.

#13 Posted by DocSanchez (1564 posts) -

I love the atmosphere of Red Dead Redemption and Dark Souls 2. It's a tough question because atmosphere can relate to a number of things.

#14 Posted by mems_1224 (46541 posts) -

Skyrim

#15 Posted by farrell2k (5808 posts) -

@Zelda187 said:

@farrell2k said:

For it's time, Oblivion was king. I got lost in in for months.

Play Morrowind...and then roll your eyes in disgust at Oblivion

I have, but I came to it after Oblivion, which was a graphical powerhouse for its time. It make me ill watching it. Now that I have a good pc, I have to download a hiigh texture pack for Morrowind, if they exist.

#16 Posted by Sword-Demon (6963 posts) -
  • Metroid Prime
  • Bioshock
  • Demon's Souls
  • Journey
#17 Edited by foxhound_fox (87669 posts) -
  1. System Shock 2
  2. Super Metroid
  3. Metroid Prime
#18 Edited by nini200 (9604 posts) -

No joke. This game had some great atmosphere.

Metroid Prime tops it though but Kya was great

#19 Posted by freedomfreak (39162 posts) -

wolverine will say Alan Wake, but I thought of it first!!

ALAN WAKE

#20 Edited by EasyComeEasyGo (584 posts) -

That's right, The Bad boy that started it all. CE had the best atmosphere game I play in my life when Xbox was still new to the gaming world and it still holds well to this day.

Can't wait to relive this Legendary atmosphere game on Xbox One this November.

#21 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4431 posts) -

Doom 3.

#22 Posted by Aljosa23 (24745 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. Also known as the best RPG ever created.

#23 Posted by manny280 (1990 posts) -

Bioshock is the only right answer. Metroid Prime is second.

#24 Edited by parkurtommo (26470 posts) -

STALKER and Metro both to atmosphere beautifully. STALKER feels even grittier because of the freedom of movement and overwhelming landscape. But Metro is a better game regardless.

I think Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and the AC series have excellent atmosphere, totally pulls you in to the game's world.

#25 Posted by wolverine4262 (19041 posts) -
#26 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2114 posts) -

In-game pictures would be nice to too atmosphere

#27 Posted by SolidGame_basic (16825 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Sniper? Is that you?

it all makes sense now

#28 Posted by parkurtommo (26470 posts) -

wolverine will say Alan Wake, but I thought of it first!!

ALAN WAKE

I loved those windy effects in the dark areas, they were fucking awesome. The sound coupled with the blurry movement almost made it feel like real wind on my face :o

#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (87669 posts) -

@manny280 said:

Bioshock is the only right answer.

System Shock 2 shits all over it.

#30 Posted by freedomfreak (39162 posts) -

Sonuvabitch! I thought of it first!

There's no need to be upset :rustle:

In-game pictures would be nice to too atmosphere

I don't know what you just said. Stop it.

I loved those windy effects in the dark areas, they were fucking awesome. The sound coupled with the blurry movement almost made it feel like real wind on my face :o

For sure. The forests looked great. I always wondered if Alan had a flashlight in his pocket, or that he was just happy to see me!

#31 Edited by wolverine4262 (19041 posts) -
#32 Edited by TheGreatGeneral (72 posts) -

Shadow of the Colossus

#33 Posted by FinalFighters (1386 posts) -

Dues ex: Human Revolution

#34 Posted by Gamerno6666 (491 posts) -

System Shock 2, the witcher series, Shadow of the Colossus.

#35 Posted by hehe101 (605 posts) -

left 4 dead 1

#36 Edited by MonsieurX (29507 posts) -

CoD 4 or MW2.

#37 Posted by manny280 (1990 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: so I've heard, I still need to get around to playing it.

#38 Edited by foxhound_fox (87669 posts) -
#39 Posted by lostrib (34437 posts) -

TLOU because motherfucking giraffes!

#40 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) -

#41 Edited by with_teeth26 (6055 posts) -

Metro Last Light and Stalker: SoC would be my picks.

Also enjoyed Morrowind's, Cryostasis' and Alan Wake's atmosphere

#42 Posted by TheFlush (5513 posts) -

Silent Hill 2

#43 Posted by gameofthering (10134 posts) -

#44 Posted by GarGx1 (2492 posts) -

Read the thread title and the first game that came to mind is Stalker

#45 Posted by Flubbbs (2967 posts) -

plz TC.. Stalker was a piece of shit game.. Fallout 3 all day

#46 Posted by adamosmaki (9449 posts) -

Cryostasis ( one of the most underrated games with fantastic atmosphere ) , Metro and Stalker come to mind

#47 Posted by parkurtommo (26470 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

plz TC.. Stalker was a piece of shit game..

No. Elaborate.

#48 Posted by mems_1224 (46541 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

plz TC.. Stalker was a piece of shit game..

No. Elaborate.

Its boring. Elaborated

#49 Posted by jg4xchamp (47338 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

This is a highly subjective topic..... Should just asked whats people's most favourit Atmosphere.