Worlds worth exploring5votes I like it
Shadsy says: The greatest of all adventure games. The islands of Riven are rich with secrets and artifacts from the lives of others. Immersive beyond comparison.
Shadsy says: One of the most gorgeous game environments ever. Surreal, striking, and incredible to behold, unlike anything previously put in a game. (But watch out if you aren't a fan of mazes...)
Shadsy says: Beautiful and fragile, Syberia is a transformative story about self-discovery. The setting is alienating, lonely, and cold, but the journey is warm and intimate.
Shadsy says: Cyberpunk finds its ultimate muse in the nihilistic, corporate-controlled dystopia of Syndicate. Its transhumanist themes are iconic.
Shadsy says: Anachronox is an unlikely mashup of science fiction and fantasy tropes, glossing over its faults with the strength of its weird setting.
Shadsy says: Miasmata's rough edges only enhance its uncompromising realism. Far from generically gritty, the island of Eden is mystical and worth getting lost in.
Shadsy says: On top of its incredible length and scope, Uru is padded with some of the most complete and ambitious lore of any game universe.
Shadsy says: Ruling the Orlanthi tribe transports you to a realm with social norms far from ours, a jarring transition that brings instant culture shock.
Shadsy says: Low in production values but big in heart, the Blackwell series is the rare character-driven game with a relatable, modern setting.
Shadsy says: Something of a minimalist masterpiece. The titular "world" feels genuinely alien and warps you out of your comfort zone. Watch for the thrilling Colosseum scene.
Shadsy says: The Avernum pentalogy presents a comprehensive and compelling vision of dueling kingdoms wracked with class inequality.
Shadsy says: The first Oddworld game's dark, weird, and haunting atmosphere is a near-perfect fusion of the series's industrial and naturalistic themes.
Shadsy says: The second Oddworld game, set deeper in the world of industry, is weird and warped portrait of capitalism gone awry. Body horror galore!
Shadsy says: A surprisingly solid and faithful return to the world of Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, made better by its witty and confident protagonist.
Shadsy says: The world of The Journeyman Project is maybe the most practically realistic vision of the future in games: utopian, filled with wondrous technology, but beset by an undercurrent of fear and skepticism.
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