Greetings all. Wow has Real Life caught up to me in the wake of the Holiday season. Least I managed to finish a few good games prior to its nabbing me by the mostly non-existent collar and yanking back into focus.
Which brings me to my purpose here today.
I am seeking games with a Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic/Bleak setting. Sandbox or narrative doesn't matter. Something stark, kind of harsh. Something with atmosphere. Here is the trouble; I have played ALL of the following (to death):
-Dishonored (which was very good)
-Deus Ex: HR (which is a borderline All Time Great)
-Metro 2033 (could have been better but amazing atmosphere)
-Mark of the Ninja (very good)
Its a short list. But given the things I am looking for, it seems to be THE list. Period. I was hoping the community might be aware of some atmosphere-dripping Dystopian concoctions I might have missed. Or perhaps some apocalyptic presentation of hopeless through which I can trudge for a time. The only criteria I am seeking are:
-Reasonably modern. No 8-bit stuff
-Atmosphere and immersion focused
-No side-scrolling platformers (except Deadlight, which I have anyway)
I have considered throwing myself wholly into either STALKER: COP or Skyrim. I know the former wins out in terms of both immersion and atmosphere hands down. I also wondered whether there might exist some mods amidst the thousands one can use to make Skyrim a darker, more dreadful place, or one that perhaps hates the player more than it loves him, and doesn't care if he triumphs or gets eaten by a Grue.
Thanks either way!