My Top 10 Atmospheric Games .... And Movies

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#1  Edited By the_master_race  Online
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pls tell me what you think , I also added 10 movies with the same vibe & atmosphere

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1-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (also a good immersive sin)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/

RIP Andrei Tarkovsky
RIP Andrei Tarkovsky

2-Alan Wake (also got Control on my radar)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056869/

also

3-Bioshock

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118929/

also

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

4-Silent Hill 2 (honorable mention P.T.)

5-Metro: Last Light Redux (https://youtu.be/cyaaLGgoLEc)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085404/

6-Limbo (Short but meaningful)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010323/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

7-Bloodborne ( I also want an Allan Poe game)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237534/

8-Alien: Isolation (So underrated , can't believe GS gave it a 6 )

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

9-Half-Life 2

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/

10-Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320691/

also

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110148/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

11-Metroid Prime

Riddick : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411250/

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STALKER is definitely most atmospheric game ever made. and also one of the greatest game ever made.

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Main reason I love playing video games is I love getting sucked into worlds.

Wether it's fictional like Dishonored or Bioshocks world. Or based on true events like Brothers in Arms or the earlier COD games.

For movies I'd say Alien and Aliens are very immersive. And with that the Alien game that creative assembly made.

I'd also recommend giving Other Places a watch, it's such a good channel. So much effort put into these vids:

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@ghosts4ever said:

STALKER is definitely most atmospheric game ever made. and also one of the greatest game ever made.

It has bad gameplay, graphics, and no story. It's pretty much a game for girls.

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@n64dd said:
@ghosts4ever said:

STALKER is definitely most atmospheric game ever made. and also one of the greatest game ever made.

It has bad gameplay, graphics, and no story. It's pretty much a game for girls.

sure girls have a good taste

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@R4gn4r0k said:

Main reason I love playing video games is I love getting sucked into worlds.

Wether it's fictional like Dishonored or Bioshocks world. Or based on true events like Brothers in Arms or the earlier COD games.

For movies I'd say Alien and Aliens are very immersive. And with that the Alien game that creative assembly made.

I'd also recommend giving Other Places a watch, it's such a good channel. So much effort put into these vids:

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I just bought Dishonored 2 , hope it's not broken anymore

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@the_master_race: Performance is alright. If you do want better performance I'd suggest tweaking the texture setting.

I finished the game a few times already and you can definitely get a sweet looking game while having great performance.

Just wait until you get to see the dust storms in effect. Enjoy!

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@n64dd said:
@ghosts4ever said:

STALKER is definitely most atmospheric game ever made. and also one of the greatest game ever made.

It has bad gameplay, graphics, and no story. It's pretty much a game for girls.

Agreed. Any guy who likes the Stalker games should get their testosterone levels checked.

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Why should I care about your blog?

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@Juub1990: Some people like good graphics. Others like an interesting story and still others want a game to be very atmospheric.

No need to be a jerk.

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@Juub1990 said:

Why should I care about your blog?

it's K mate , act like you don't care ;)

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@R4gn4r0k: Jerk? This is literally a freakin blog lol.

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TIL gs gave alien isolation a 6. up there with them giving mario kart 64 a 6.4. criminal

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@Macutchi said:

TIL gs gave alien isolation a 6. up there with them giving mario kart 64 a 6.4. criminal

love it , it's a AI-driven and it's not a horror cliche

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Tarkovsky films are very atmospheric indeed, Zerkalo (1975) comes to my head.

Alien and Aliens as well.

A few mentions from the top of my head:

Death Stranding and its vision of the dystopian future. Great graphics and audio. Very immersive.

INSIDE, similar to LIMBO

Also Silent Hill games like you mentioned. 1 to 3 in my case.

Films:

Barry Lyndon (1975) Masterpiece. Compositions and representation of human conduct masterfully done.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Disgusting and represents well the main character i think.

Valhalla Rising (2009) Slow burn from far away Nordic times.

Blade Runner (1982) Cyberpunk tour the force.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) Spiritual journey, the amazon forest in black and white.

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@Juub1990 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Jerk? This is literally a freakin blog lol.

Basically, but at this point, who cares.

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-1.html

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-2.html

Enter The Dragon is very much Street Fighter, and one of the main influences on Akira Toriyama's Dragonball, specially Bruce Lee.

James Bond with fighting, and his slightly mediocre American freind, who has to be in the movie, because people are teh racists.

Ken theme
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Some of my favourite and most immersive games have been:

  • Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross
  • Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Final Fantasy III/VI, VII, VIII, X
  • Skyrim
  • Resident Evil games
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Breath of the Wild
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Most atmospheric series by genre:

Action - Onimusha / Devil May Cry

Action-adventure - Zelda / Legacy of Kain / Shenmue

Adventure - Monkey Island / Shadow of Memories / Ace Attorney

Horror - Resident Evil / Silent Hill / Project Zero

Racing - OutRun / F-Zero / Wipeout

Sports - SSX

RPG - Dragon Quest / Final Fantasy / Wild Arms

Stealth - Metal Gear / Assassin's Creed

Platformer - Prince of Persia / Sonic

Visual novel - YU-NO / Clannad / Steins Gate

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@uninspiredcup said:
@Juub1990 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Jerk? This is literally a freakin blog lol.

Basically, but at this point, who cares.

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-1.html

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-2.html

Enter The Dragon is very much Street Fighter, and one of the main influences on Akira Toriyama's Dragonball, specially Bruce Lee.

James Bond with fighting, and his slightly mediocre American freind, who has to be in the movie, because people are teh racists.

Ken theme
Ken theme

Enter the Dragon is one of the most influential movies of all time. It established Bruce Lee as one of the most famous dudes in the planet. It popularized martial arts among entire generations of people. It's the basis for almost every fighting game in existence. It inspired almost every Shounen fighting manga/anime in existence. And it inspired MMA.

Akira Toriyama said Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies were his original inspiration behind Dragon Ball. Goku is basically a fusion of both, like Lee when serious and like Chan when joking around.

P.S. Did that sidekick in Enter the Dragon really inspire Ken? Interesting.

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My picks for most atmospheric games

  1. Mirror's Edge
  2. Silent Hill Shattered Memories
  3. Sleeping Dogs
  4. GTAV
  5. Spec ops : The line
  6. SSX 3
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Max Payne 3
  9. Until Dawn
  10. Every VR game :)

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@warmblur said:

My picks for most atmospheric games

  1. Mirror's Edge
  2. Silent Hill Shattered Memories
  3. Sleeping Dogs
  4. GTAV
  5. Spec ops : The line
  6. SSX 3
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Max Payne 3
  9. Until Dawn
  10. Every VR game :)

Far cry 5 has atmosphere??

beside spec ops has nice sandy atmosphere sometimes but too bad its generic cover based shooter.

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@Jag85 said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@Juub1990 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Jerk? This is literally a freakin blog lol.

Basically, but at this point, who cares.

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-1.html

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-2.html

Enter The Dragon is very much Street Fighter, and one of the main influences on Akira Toriyama's Dragonball, specially Bruce Lee.

James Bond with fighting, and his slightly mediocre American freind, who has to be in the movie, because people are teh racists.

Enter the Dragon is one of the most influential movies of all time. It established Bruce Lee as one of the most famous dudes in the planet. It popularized martial arts among entire generations of people. It's the basis for almost every fighting game in existence. It inspired almost every Shounen fighting manga/anime in existence. And it inspired MMA.

Akira Toriyama said Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies were his original inspiration behind Dragon Ball. Goku is basically a fusion of both, like Lee when serious and like Chan when joking around.

P.S. Did that sidekick in Enter the Dragon really inspire Ken? Interesting.

Na just said that. Guessing they had to have white American guy alongside him, and likewise, Capcom probably felt they needed white American bro Ryu to appeal to the yankydoodles.

Speculation.

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@uninspiredcup said:
@Juub1990 said:

@R4gn4r0k: Jerk? This is literally a freakin blog lol.

Basically, but at this point, who cares.

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-1.html

http://streetwriterpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/05/enter-dragon-legend-inspires-game-part-2.html

Enter The Dragon is very much Street Fighter, and one of the main influences on Akira Toriyama's Dragonball, specially Bruce Lee.

James Bond with fighting, and his slightly mediocre American freind, who has to be in the movie, because people are teh racists.

Ken theme
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Enter the dragon is basically mortal kombat.

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@ghosts4ever said:
@warmblur said:

My picks for most atmospheric games

  1. Mirror's Edge
  2. Silent Hill Shattered Memories
  3. Sleeping Dogs
  4. GTAV
  5. Spec ops : The line
  6. SSX 3
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Max Payne 3
  9. Until Dawn
  10. Every VR game :)

Far cry 5 has atmosphere??

beside spec ops has nice sandy atmosphere sometimes but too bad its generic cover based shooter.

Ohh shut up go play Doom or some shit you're so damn annoying.

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@ghosts4ever: Bloodsport was arguably also influential.

Incredibly inspiring movie based on absolutely true story. It's what helped me beat Conan.

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@uninspiredcup:

Basically:

  • Bruce Lee = Ryu = Liu Kang
  • John Saxon = Ken = Johnny Cage

While most American martial arts movies suck, Bloodsport is one of the few good ones. It showcased JCVD's talent quite well, but we didn't see much of that in his later movies (due to American filmmakers being clueless about fight scenes). The drugged-up meathead Bolo Yeung also made a great villain. They wasted him in Enter the Dragon, where I was expecting him to face-off against Bruce Lee, but at least we got to see him shine in Bloodsport.

P.S. What do you mean it helped you beat Conan?

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It's kind of ironic as Jean Claude Van Damme himself became a coke head tyrant.

It was basically him who reshot the fight scenes and done many for SFII, which, considering what a mess of a rushed movie it was, could have been worse. Also fighting a dude who was legit ill and dying.

But yea, Bloodsport is a classic, critics can go watch some black and white crap.

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@uninspiredcup: In the movie JCVD, Van Damme talks about his drug problems and how he overcame it. JCVD is a good movie, BTW.

Most critics are ignorant about martial arts movies, and action filmmaking in general. Even great Jackie Chan movies have got mediocre reviews just because critics were clueless about things like action choreography and stunt work.

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The lack of Metroid Prime in the OP's list, despite all the other big hits, is odd.

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GAMES

1)Digimon Wold

2 )Resident Evil 4

3)Bomber man 64

4) Resident Evil 2

5) Mass Effect 2

6)Diablo 2

7) Jade Empire

8) World of Warcraft

9) Marvel's Spiderman

10) Wolf Among Us

I could go on and on with this

It's so easy to get sucked in a world

Movies :

1) The Girl Who leapt through time

2) Spiderman 2

3) Breakfast Club

4) Dawn of the Dead (the original)

5) Digimon the movie

6)Logan

7) Spiderman into the spiderverse

8) Batman Under the red hood

9) Six String Samurai

10) Peter Jacksons LoTrFellowship of the ring

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@dantesergei said:

Tarkovsky films are very atmospheric indeed, Zerkalo (1975) comes to my head.

Alien and Aliens as well.

A few mentions from the top of my head:

Death Stranding and its vision of the dystopian future. Great graphics and audio. Very immersive.

INSIDE, similar to LIMBO

Also Silent Hill games like you mentioned. 1 to 3 in my case.

Films:

Barry Lyndon (1975) Masterpiece. Compositions and representation of human conduct masterfully done.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Disgusting and represents well the main character i think.

Valhalla Rising (2009) Slow burn from far away Nordic times.

Blade Runner (1982) Cyberpunk tour the force.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) Spiritual journey, the amazon forest in black and white.

Great film list but I want you to tell me the name of games that you think have the same vibe

Blade Runner -Vangelis Theme- >>~ Disco Elysium

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - you sure have a good taste mate- >> ~ Still Life

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Barry Lyndon & Embrace of the Serpent >>> nothing comes to my mind

Valhalla Rising >>> the only thing close to it is Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ....

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On Movies:

Most iconic:

Aliens (1-4) Sigourney Weaver = GOAT

Superman, Christopher Reeve

Batman, Michael Keaton

Matial Arts:

Fearless

Rocky 1-4 (yes boxing is a martial art)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1-2

Anime:

Berserk

Street Fighter II the Movie

Vampire Hunter D

DBZ

On Video Games:

** Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty **

Street Fighter II Championship Edition

Flashback

Panzer Dragoon 2/Saga, Saturn

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Shenmue, Dreamcast

Capcom vs SNK 2 (CVS2)

Metal Gear Solid 3

Demon's Souls

The Last of Us

God of War

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@foxhound_fox said:

The lack of Metroid Prime in the OP's list, despite all the other big hits, is odd.

yeah , that's a good pick

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Hahaha, yeah i also first read the book by Süskind. I have to say the movie did a good job in the visual representation.

Barry Lyndon and Embrace of the Serpent... Nothing comes to mind. To compensate:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ------ Lone Wolfe and Cub

I remembered this...

Jacob's Ladder (1990) and Possession (1981) -------->>> Silent Hill games

A strong oniric feeling and terror throughout those films and Silent Hill. Highly recommend them.