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Something along the lines of say Omikron? It's been a while but after seeing the Unreal 3 engine tech demo I'm in the mood for a good gritty game.
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Have you played Deus Ex? It's older, so if you want something with cutting edge graphics it's not what you're looking for, but it is very gritty, has fantastic atmosphere, and is one of the best games ever made. It also doesn't look terrible, despite being old.
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Yeah...I own Deus Ex through steam and have been meaning to play it. I hear it's great. Just wondering if it's free roaming, I feel like exploring, meeting townspeople and shopping, maybe solving a mystery? lol
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Have you played Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2?
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Yeah...I own Deus Ex through steam and have been meaning to play it. I hear it's great.
It's great. And I agree that it's one of the best games ever made.
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I feel like exploring, meeting townspeople and shopping, maybe solving a mystery? lol
Free roam ei? Try Elder Scrolls or The Witcher
    
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Yeah...I own Deus Ex through steam and have been meaning to play it. I hear it's great. Just wondering if it's free roaming, I feel like exploring, meeting townspeople and shopping, maybe solving a mystery? lol
It's fairly free roaming. Environments are HUGE, and you can wander around them and approach goals from a lot of different angles. You also have a fair number of story choices. I would check it out, it may be what you're looking for.

Also good are fallout 3/NV, though they aren't as gritty and, frankly, aren't as good as Deus Ex.

Edit: The witcher is really a fantastic game, quite free roaming, lots of mystery to solve, but it's not that gritty (though when I think of gritty, I think of futuristic settings, not past ones).

Edit: Deus Ex is your game man! I just looked into Omikron some more, it's made by Eidos, the same devs that made Deus Ex. It's also a similar (slightly futuristic) dark and gritty setting. Try Deus Ex, if you don't love it, I'll eat one of my 480s.

Double Edit: Make sure you download the high rez texture mod from here, the updated EXE to launch the game with from here, and the Direct3D 10 renderer from here. The game actualy looks pretty good with those 3 fixes.
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Mass Effect 1 & 2 would be my guess.. It's semi free roam.
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Mass Effect 1 & 2 would be my guess.. It's semi free roam.
free roam.............


All the maps are linear, every map as you go down a 1 way tunnel, with maybe a locked door on the side and a room with something for you, their equivalent to exploring.

The only free roaming in ME, is picking which mission with a linear map you want to go down first.
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Referred to it as semi free roam in the sense that you can choose to go to different destinations as well as going back and visiting those destinations as opposed to a set path like in most fps's.
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