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November 18th, 2013, 08:09
Hmm, the most atmospheric RPG.

What a great question.

I suppose it depends on reference, and obviously it was easier to get immersed back in the day when technology was primitive and we weren't used to GPUs and fancy 3D.

Let me think about this for a second… The game that felt the most atmospheric and immersive overall, with time of release and how impressionable I was at the time taken into account… Hmm…

It's probably Dungeon Master.

Certainly, it's a top candidate.

The Amiga just blew everything else away in the early years - and Dungeon Master was the first real-time FP game I ever played (as I recall). It had stereo sound and absolutely fantastic visuals.

I wouldn't consider System Shock a genuine RPG - but it's right up there with Dungeon Master in terms of atmosphere.

However - the most immersive game of all time (to me) is MYST. No game before or after has had a more significant effect on me in terms of making me feel a part of a game. It's obviously not an RPG, though.

Other VERY strong candidates:

Secret World
Bioshock
Bioshock Infinite
System Shock 2
Aliens VS Predator
X-Com
Ultima Underworld
Thief
Unreal
Quake
Doom
Deus Ex: HR
Black Crypt
World of Warcraft
Age of Conan
Fallout
Privateer
Skyrim
Oblivion
Morrowind
Xenomorph
Captive
Realms of the Haunting
BioForge
Fallout 3
Stalker
Elite
Wing Commander

and many, many more.
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