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Alan Wake has a pretty interesting story and VERY atmospheric, not to mention you can max it out on most hardware.

Also, something I haven't seen mentioned, EMULATORS! Relive some older games from your past from PS1, PS2, GameCube, etc.. I have found lately this brings me more joy than anything currently out haha.
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Thanks for all the replies guys! Going to watch some youtube videos of some of these games a pick a couple... I've got a weekend to kill!
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I found Splinter Cell Blacklist to be amazing, the campaign is pretty long and the missions are fun/challenging. 9/10
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The first responder has a Bastion avatar but no Bastion recommendation?
Bastion.
Shortish if you want it to be, great story, great music, great art.

I guess it depends on what you're looking for though.
I was presently surprised by The Cave or there's always Psychonauts if you want your Double Fine adventure to be a little less puzzle oriented. Both have a great atmosphere, I definitely fell in love with Psychonauts the first time I played it.

Unless these are too old and you've played them all already haha
post #25 of 30
Dishonored I can recommend, it sounds like it should fit your bill. Someone else has suggested it already though. It's semi-short in length, decent campaign, great gameplay even though a little bit repetitive in the long haul imo.

Outlast is good fun if you enjoy run & hide style horror games, it gave me quite a few thrills, is definitely a pretty memorable experience for me.

I Am Alive is great although not favoured by many, and I wouldn't recommend it for what it looks like visually, but it was a lot of fun and is also semi-short. Was a great single player experience, but if you're weary of console ports be warned. It's worth checking out, Steam has it.

Prince of Persia (Kind of a semi-obscure PoP title released in 2008 I think?) had a moving story, as well as included the obligatory qt3.14 female companion whom plays a pivotal role in the plot.

I can also recommend the Mass Effect series but those can be more like semi-long in length, assuming you take your time to enjoy the game. I just finished my second playthrough while also doing side-quests and I clocked nearly 20 hours, so use that to gauge a time frame. If you skip all or most of the side-quests the primary storyline can probably be completed in 8-10 hours. It's a great series and if you play it I hope you like it, it's one of few games that managed to have me emotionally invested in the characters to some extent.
post #26 of 30
I'll give Bastion another +1, because honestly it's the best single-player game I've played in a while. It can feel slightly clunky but the story, art, and music are worth it 100x over.
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All of the above,including shadow warrior!!It's action packed & hilariously funny biggrin.gif
   
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is there such game as a STEALTH based game that emphasize on KILLING EVERYONE? biggrin.gif

kinda tired of guns blazing mindless killing of everyone, but the stealth based games generally penalize you for killing people frown.gif i want to be the walking plague that KILLS everything SILENTLY tongue.gif seems like all the games that are stealth based penalize killing in 1 way or another which is a bummer because i enjoy the stalk, but i don't want to leave my enemies alive when i've "cleansed" an area smile.gif

i know the new splinter cell has the "panther mode" but you still end up with a lower score then if you use the full stealth approach. it just bothers the OCD ninja mass murderer in me that i have to take a penalty for the style of game play i prefer biggrin.gif
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is there such game as a STEALTH based game that emphasize on KILLING EVERYONE? biggrin.gif

kinda tired of guns blazing mindless killing of everyone, but the stealth based games generally penalize you for killing people frown.gif i want to be the walking plague that KILLS everything SILENTLY tongue.gif seems like all the games that are stealth based penalize killing in 1 way or another which is a bummer because i enjoy the stalk, but i don't want to leave my enemies alive when i've "cleansed" an area smile.gif
How about Hitman : Absolution biggrin.gifI kid of course..
The only game that comes to mind is Fallout 3...
   
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is there such game as a STEALTH based game that emphasize on KILLING EVERYONE? biggrin.gif

kinda tired of guns blazing mindless killing of everyone, but the stealth based games generally penalize you for killing people frown.gif i want to be the walking plague that KILLS everything SILENTLY tongue.gif seems like all the games that are stealth based penalize killing in 1 way or another which is a bummer because i enjoy the stalk, but i don't want to leave my enemies alive when i've "cleansed" an area smile.gif

The classic Thief games and Dishonored don't really penalize you, though the combat mechanics in the classic Thief games just aren't good enough for such gameplay.

Dishonored doesn't really emphasize killing anyone, but the game is set up for such a playthrough. The world, dialogue, and plot change if you've killed enough people, not to mention it has some skills/talents that are geared toward violent gameplay. So it's actually recommended to give it a "High Chaos" playthrough, as it will differ considerably from a nonviolent stealthy one. It has great combat mechanics so you can actually have fun in such a playthrough. It probably has the best stealth killing of any game.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution also has many talents/skills that are geared toward killing people. Stealth killing works great.

And like the above poster said, there's Fallout 3 and also Fallout: New Vegas. Not 100% stealth games per se, but they have good stealth mechanics and you can't really incapacitate people in that game. It rewards stealth kills. Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim have great stealth mechanics with loads of stealth abilities, and they also reward stealth killing. Join the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood, and focus on sneaking, lockpicking, pickpocketing, daggers and/or archery, illusion, and a bit of alteration.
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