Looking to play games with darker themes
Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:41 AM
I don't remember if they were really "dark" but the Longest Journey and Dreamfall are also two excellent, excellent games.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:24 AM
Xenogears... which may SEEM to have the anime-ish elements I just described, but immediately slaps you in the face with some of the darkest storytelling you'll ever see.
Valkyrie Profile... you play as a valkyire recruiting fallen warriors to your party, level them up, and send them to Valhalla. A whole bunch of possible party members, each one has their own 5-ish minute cutscene showing the moments leading to their death. The whole game has a very morbid, foreboding feel.
Ico/Shadow for their ominous, secluded environments and themes.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:06 AM
For a gritty atmosphere, I recommend the SNES Shadowrun.
For a dark theme and (quite interesting) story, I recommend Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. GOG.com has that one.
Full Throttle without a doubt should meet your requirements. Definitely an amazing game.
Additionally, Grim Fandango has dark themes and locations but is laden with humor which might put you off. On its own, it's one of the best adventure games ever, though.
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday could definitely apply here as well. There's a PC version and an arguably superior Genesis version of that.
Deus Ex: Game of the Year also fits the bill if you can get past the dated stealth mechanics.
There's also Singularity (FPS).
Finally, Half-Life 2 and its subsequent installments seem to apply as well.
I might update this post if more come to mind.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:10 AM
the batman series is indeed dark now! not overthe top but it's like playing maybe 50% of the dark knights darkness
sadly tho there has been some recent PG movement that has been sweeping across the airwaves were stuff isn't dark anymore! Die hard 5 for exmaple they had a gun shot dubbed over the cussing of his trademark saying!
wrestling they took all the drama and junk out and it's like just wrestling now. it's even hit mass effect 3 some as they say effin and not anymore
Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:46 AM
Quality isn't the best, but it's cheap and has great value.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:18 PM
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:42 AM
The Fallout games have also traditionally had a very humourous bent to them, though. I've heard that Black Isle really regretted making the first game "funny", but they realized that they were stuck with it.
This might sound weird but the Fallout games are inherently dark and twisted. It really depends what kind of player you want to be, but many of the subplots within the 3 and New Vegas are exceptionally twisted. I realize some people may scoff but they have the openness to play as a really twisted bastard if you want to.
Now, the "Point Lookout" DLC for Fallout 3? That shit is pretty god damn dark. Like, Deliverance: Zombies Edition or something.
Though I was always irritated by how fucking durable the enemies were.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:29 AM
Deus Ex Human Revolution