games that feel like deus ex
July 29, 2012 4:56 PM Subscribe
Looking for video games with a certain sense of exploring the physical space in a detailed and realistic way.
posted by kittensofthenight to media & arts (27 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'm playing through Deus Ex: HR the 3rd time, and was looking for recommendations of games with a similar sense of exploring the space and being, um, 'present' I guess.
So I'm thinking Thief, Deus Ex, System Shock 2.
Maybe The Elder Scrolls games, but they are a little...off in terms of interacting w/ the environment.. Fallout 3 without the clunky character interaction.
What I am not looking for is Half Life 2 or Portal, where a game propels you down a single corridor, or Minecraft which is detailed in other ways but not the right feel, or Arkham City which is like a fucking collectible card game with punching.
I guess the term is immersive sim, but I'm open to other kinds of slower paced explore-y games, whatever perspective. I'm primarily looking for games on the Xbox 360, but I'd be open to older PC/DOS games or less graphics intensive Mac games.