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I am looking for a new open world / adventure / action style game to play. Theme doesn't matter too much. Doesn't have to be new, but lets keep it reasonably modern (last 5 years) so I don't have any issues trying to make it run on my PC. Also, no FPS games that have stale linear single player like Battlefield, Crysis, and CoD. Sitting there playing very short lived scenarios doesn't make a very fun game IMO.

It seems like most games this year are pretty boring, just looking through featured Steam and upcoming games leaves much to be desired, as there's really nothing that catches my eye.

Here are some games I have already played and enjoyed very much, unfortunately I played most of them to death and can't imagine playing them again.

STEAM

Fallout 3
Fallout New Vegas
Metro 2033
Metro Last Light
TES: Morrowind
TES: Oblivion
TES: Skyrim
Every Grand theft auto game and DLC
Alan Wake
Borderlands
Borderlands 2
Bioshock 1, 2, and Infinate
Max Payne 3
Mafia II
LA Noire
Sleeping Dogs
post #2 of 19
Dude I'm in the same boat.

I played through Last Light twice, and I feel like I was spoiled with such insane atmosphere and immersion that everything else lately feels kind of bunk.

I've already played through Tomb Raider 2013, Infinite, FC3, Crysis 3, etc. - pretty much every title from the past 6-8 months.
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Dark Souls
Mass Effect series
Darksiders I and II
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Spec Ops: The Line (a shooter but they say it has a nice story)
The Witcher series
Farcry 3 and Blood Dragon
Alice: Madness Returns

...I'll add more as they come to mind
Edited by MakubeX - 6/8/13 at 4:41pm
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series with mods are open world/free roam, have unique atmosphere, and great difficulty and intensity. Also if you aren't already using a bunch of mods for Fallout and Skyrim, doing so will help a lot. There's not much "playing again" with Skyrim/Fallout; making new characters that are very different and just free roaming pretty much guarantees that every character is a very different experience.

It takes me anywhere between 100-150 hours to "finish" one Skyrim character (depends if I do main quest and DLC as them), and I have 7 or 8 characters right now. In Fallout I usually spend 60-80 hours per character.

That's how I'm 615+ hours and counting in Skyrim. Seeing as you only have 130 hours in Skyrim, 150 in FO:NV, and 61 in FO3, there's still much to do. These aren't games in which you just go straight through the campaign and "finish" thankfully. Skyrim has around 400 locations, and FO3 and NV have over 150 plus lots of unmarked ones. Here are some lists of mods if you need them, that seriously overhaul those games and add replay value.

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/857-Essential-Skyrim-Mods

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/930-Fallout-New-Vegas-Modding-Guide

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/929-Essential-Mods-for-Fallout-3

I also recommend the Dragon Age series. They aren't open world, though DAO has lots of free roam. They are some of the best modern RPGs out there, still keeping some of the old school, more strict class based gameplay, and are amazing adventure games. DAO being the most impressive game I've ever played.

There are six different "origins" in DAO, which are the 2-3 hour openings of the game. Which one you get is dependent on the race/class you pick. It's incredible how the game tailors itself to which type of character you make. So it's easily worth six playthroughs, and each one should take 50-60 hours. Each one will be a very different experience especially since it's character driven, and you can really change/influence your party members' personalities, to the point where their lives may depend on you and they can die at various moments of the game, or even turn on you.

Mass Effect isn't open world either but I recommend it. It's not linear, it's more hub-style in the sense that you command a ship and can freely travel to various star clusters around the galaxy. And like Dragon Age, they have by far the best storytelling and character development in any game, using the same formula but abandoning some of the more traditional RPG gameplay mechanics.
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Dude I'm in the same boat.

I played through Last Light twice, and I feel like I was spoiled with such insane atmosphere and immersion that everything else lately feels kind of bunk.

I've already played through Tomb Raider 2013, Infinite, FC3, Crysis 3, etc. - pretty much every title from the past 6-8 months.

Yeah I just finished last light earlier today, and really felt the crave for some more games along that line.

I would love to play Tomb Raider (2013) but the game crashes my PC so bad I have no choice but to flick the power switch on my PSU top shut it off. Game supports eyefinity, but causes that crash to happen so I was waiting for a fix. May end up unplugging 2 monitors and going solo screen just to play it.
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I wish I could just finish a game. Instead, I switch from game to game then say I have no games to play. When in reality, I have like 50 games I haven't completed. Good games too.
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the saboteur?
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STALKER. As mentioned above smile.gif
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series with mods are open world/free roam, have unique atmosphere, and great difficulty and intensity. Also if you aren't already using a bunch of mods for Fallout and Skyrim, doing so will help a lot. There's not much "playing again" with Skyrim/Fallout; making new characters that are very different and just free roaming pretty much guarantees that every character is a very different experience.

It takes me anywhere between 100-150 hours to "finish" one Skyrim character (depends if I do main quest and DLC as them), and I have 7 or 8 characters right now. In Fallout I usually spend 60-80 hours per character.

That's how I'm 615+ hours and counting in Skyrim. Seeing as you only have 130 hours in Skyrim, 150 in FO:NV, and 61 in FO3, there's still much to do. These aren't games in which you just go straight through the campaign and "finish" thankfully. Skyrim has around 400 locations, and FO3 and NV have over 150 plus lots of unmarked ones. Here are some lists of mods if you need them, that seriously overhaul those games and add replay value.

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/857-Essential-Skyrim-Mods

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/930-Fallout-New-Vegas-Modding-Guide

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/929-Essential-Mods-for-Fallout-3

I also recommend the Dragon Age series. They aren't open world, though DAO has lots of free roam. They are some of the best modern RPGs out there, still keeping some of the old school, more strict class based gameplay, and are amazing adventure games. DAO being the most impressive game I've ever played.

There are six different "origins" in DAO, which are the 2-3 hour openings of the game. Which one you get is dependent on the race/class you pick. It's incredible how the game tailors itself to which type of character you make. So it's easily worth six playthroughs, and each one should take 50-60 hours. Each one will be a very different experience especially since it's character driven, and you can really change/influence your party members' personalities, to the point where their lives may depend on you and they can die at various moments of the game, or even turn on you.

Mass Effect isn't open world either but I recommend it. It's not linear, it's more hub-style in the sense that you command a ship and can freely travel to various star clusters around the galaxy. And like Dragon Age, they have by far the best storytelling and character development in any game, using the same formula but abandoning some of the more traditional RPG gameplay mechanics.

I see stalker thrown around quite a bit, however I fail to find something to do most of the tempts I make at playing that game. Maybe if i played the first two instead of starting at the third game I would enjoy it a bit more. I just don't get much enjoyment from it, even though as you said it is very difficult and immersive. As for TES / Fallout games, I have tons more hours than what steam says as most of them were done offline or in non-steam versions.

Seeing as mas effect now has a trilogy set for reasonable price, I'll just pick that up. Would you recommend playing through them in order or doesn't it matter? Also, does it require Origin to play them?
Edited by Shaded War - 6/9/13 at 12:33pm
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^ Personally, I found ME2 and 3 rather dry.

My issue with ME and games like it is the inability to jump - I know that sounds silly but it seems so natural to "jump" over small obstacles and such that when it isn't in the game it just drives me insane.

Dead Space is the same way....

The story for the ME games and some of the places you visit are amazing, but I really wish it wasn't an over-the-shoulder- game.
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