Top Ten Most Immersive Worlds In Gaming

Gaming Enthusiast:

Immersion in games is one of the reasons we love gaming so much. We take a look at ten of the most immersive games in all of gaming's history.

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SageHonor3946d ago

Good list, I'd like to add Mass Effect, Max Payne, Bully.

TekoIie3946d ago (Edited 3946d ago )

What aboutz Pokimons?!?! NO ONE will beat my beloved Pokimons!!!

EDIT: i would agree with mass effect but not sure about ME1 since it was more of a focus on your actions rather than the locations you visited but in 2 and 3 i totally agree.

DoomeDx3945d ago

Good List.

Though i think Killzone 2 also should fit in here.

Leio3945d ago

GTA Vice city also such a classic work

Philoctetes3945d ago

I would have added Arkham City and Dark Souls. But I can't really argue with the top 3. Those were all awesome.

JellyJelly3945d ago (Edited 3945d ago )

Damn good picks. Dark Souls world is very abstract in its design but still manages to feel real somehow.

I just completed Arkham City and what's striking about that world is how much detail has gone into it. You notice new stuff everytime you traverse the big map. The sheer number of environmental riddles you can find is testament to this.

I'd probably also add Skyrim to the list.

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Blastoise3946d ago

Bioshock was a worthy number 1

Nimblest-Assassin3946d ago

Going to be replaced with Infinite.. so stoked for that game... it oozes atmosphere.

I would add uncharted, but its the characters that draw me in rather than the world... but the last of us setting could be something special.

God of War.. since their adaptations of Greek Mythology has incredible athmosphere

Halo and Mass Effect, due to their incredible sci-fi locals

Maybe Assassins Creed, since they are the only games that set themselves and the player in unique timelines.. i feel like Im getting a history lesson each time I pop the disks in.

But still a very solid list, played dead space, red dead, limbo and minish cap.. hell minish cap might be my second favourite Zelda game.

But truth is, one does not simply rank the top 10 game athmospheres.. too many great games to narrow down to a mere ten.

Blastoise3946d ago

Wow 6 disagree's? Fair enough. Bioshock had an incredibly immersive world. I do agree that demons soul's should have been on this list though

humbleopinion3946d ago

I disagree with some games in the list: I see how they might have been considered for their time, but today there's nothing really immerse about them - just like how I thought Alone in the Dark was the most immersive game back then thanks to the atmosphere that went all the way down to the squeaky door sound effect, but I wouldn't really call it immersive this day and age.

But Bioshock is def. number one to this day and age. Rapture is one of the (if not the) most well crafted places in the history of gaming.
I'd probably put in games like SOTC and Halo in there before a few others in the list thanks to the unique settings of each of those, but Bioshock, RDR and Dead Space put in the top 3 really get it right.

scotchmouth3946d ago

Blastoise I really agree with you. I didn't play bioshock when it first came out for some reason. I played it about 3 years later. I was still heavily impressed. From the graphics to the level design to the NPC dialogue. Bioshock had no problem keeping me immersed.

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MagicAccent3946d ago (Edited 3946d ago )

No stalker?



ATi_Elite3946d ago

Any Immersive list that doesn't have STALKER listed is a big fat FAIL!!

GamingPerson3946d ago (Edited 3946d ago )

I don't know what ur talking about.. must have never played stalker.

Give credit where credit is do.

Saladfax3946d ago

I thought Metro 2033 was more immersive than Stalker, but...

There are some pretty heavy similarities, aren't there.

mochachino3946d ago

I agree with RDR, Riddick, Bioshock and Metroid Prime but the rest not at all. I'd add HL2, Deus Ex HR, GOW2 and more that I'm too lazy to think of to list.

MeatAbstract3946d ago

No Half LIfe 2?
Demon's Souls?
Shadow of the Colossus?

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