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Default Games that left you in awe - 07-15-2014, 14:13 | posts: 245

What was the last game you played which really left you in awe?

That kind of holy cow this game is just down right amazing feeling.

I cant answer this question because its been so long.

I never played the last of us, but since it will be out soon on PS4 I will get it for sure.

This year looks good for gaming!
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 14:19 | posts: 11,914 | Location: England

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on PC then before that Oblivion on the Xbox 360, the first Elder Scrolls game that clicked with me after struggling to enjoy Morrowind on PC, and before that it was World of Warcraft, which was my first taste of an MMORPG back in (I think) 2004. Those are the games that stand out for me because I played them solidly for months and often for hours each day as well, something I rarely do with games these days.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 14:37 | posts: 1,742 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

I always enjoyed the story of Crysis 2. Found it to be really cinematic in places and the soundtrack was pretty awesome.

Expecting some backlash from this ha.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:22 | posts: 2,742 | Location: England

Stalker, The last of us, ridge racer, drunken master/r-type on the pc engine.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:26 | posts: 849 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

I didn't know a single thing about Deus Ex: Human Revolution, never seen any images or posters, trailers. Someone gifted it to me, just decided to give it a try. Amazing game. Amazing soundtrack.

Playing CoD4 for the first time was pretty awe inspiring too. My character could die in the campaign?!?!?!
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:27 | posts: 5,324 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

I got Spec Ops the line for like 4.99 on a steam sale a couple months back. after finishing it i was in awe of the amazing story. never would have guessed it would be so great.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:34 | posts: 6,776 | Location: Dubai

Many ... Warcraft 3's campaign (especially the human campaign), Bioshock, Mass Effect 2, Batman Arkham City, Fallout New Vegas, Walking Dead Season 1, Wolfenstein TNO, Tomb Raider 2013 ...
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 15:38 | posts: 104 | Location: Poland

GTA IV on console (played on Xbox 360, actually it was a reason I bought it, heard that PS3 version was worse) also Far Cry 2 for it's atmosphere and graphics, Assassin's Creed for it's ideas, even if missions could be little boring (not for me).

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Default 07-15-2014, 15:39 | posts: 4,736 | Location: Washington DC

Bioshock 1
   
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Destiny alpha...and I'm not joking!!
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:06 | posts: 943 | Location: London

Bioshock infinite
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:13 | posts: 126 | Location: Brasil

Silent Hill 1, GTA 3, BioShock 1, Max Payne 1/2, Alan Wake (:3), Portal, HL, Team Fortress 2 (yeah, deal with it), Skyrim\Oblivion.

Before these, my old SEGA Genesis saw a lot of Phantasy Star IV and Sonic. My dying wish is to see a new Phantasy Star using old ones style. I've always enjoyed more Phantasy Star lore than Final Fantasy (my fav FF is VI, very neat game).
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:28 | posts: 3,897 | Location: Cheshire, England

Bioshock Infinite and STALKER Call of Pripyat
I really hope to see another STALKER game like CoP but with even bigger maps

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I got Spec Ops the line for like 4.99 on a steam sale a couple months back. after finishing it i was in awe of the amazing story. never would have guessed it would be so great.
I think I'll reinstall this, never did finish because i forgot backup my save games
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:42 | posts: 3,428 | Location: Bristol, UK

Skyrim, Uncharted and GTA5 from the recent ones. Original Max Payne gave me that feeling too!
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:43 | posts: 107

Hitman: Silent Assassin. Played the demo version as a kid. Took me a long to manage how to use guns .I was even scared of the main menu soundtrack(i muted it).Now I found how amazing the soundtrack is . Sorry for bad english.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:46 | posts: 169 | Location: Reality

Xenoblade Chronicles emulated in HD in Dolphin 1st hands down.

Far Cry 3. Dark Souls.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 16:55 | posts: 986 | Location: not hiding anyway

My number one is Dead Space 1 then comes Outlast

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Default 07-15-2014, 16:57 | posts: 863

Mario3/Mario64/ZeldaOoT/GoldenEye/SilentHill/GranTurismo/MetalGearSolid/SoulReaver/Daggerfall/Everquest/SystemShock2/GTA3/HalfLife/MaxPayne

Last 10 years or so.. maybe DS and HL2, the only ones to come even close to "awe" status
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 17:05 | posts: 1,566 | Location: US

Silent Hill (1st one), Metro 2033, System Shock, Resident Evil (1st one), EQ, SWG (and many others )

Speaking of 'The Last of Us', I have almost caved and bought a PS4 just for this game on several occasions but I am still holding out
   
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Metro 2033 was the last game i fully finished off, so id say that, wasn't keen on it after playing the demo, but decided to pick it up in a Steam sale, and gald i did, as its a cracking game once you get past the poor start.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 17:14 | posts: 42

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Original Max Payne gave me that feeling too!
Original was great and The Fall of Max Payne gave me some serious feels back in the day.

EDITne that hasn't been mentioned

Parasite Eve had lots of awe-inducing moments for my young self,aswell.

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Default 07-15-2014, 17:19 | posts: 1,436 | Location: Pennsylvania

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Starcraft II Both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm because I really enjoyed the story and I was really impressed what Blizzard did since it had been a long time since the 1st game and expansion.

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PS3
Uncharted because I was really into the story and the graphics as well and was really impressed considering it was the first game of that type I really played and completed.

GTA5 even though I never played it I watched my little cousin play it and I was really impressed with the graphics they really looked realistic even for a PS3 game.

I can go back even further than this back to my old DOS days of PC gaming.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 17:24 | posts: 2,742 | Location: England

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My number one is Dead Space 1 then comes Outlast
Yes dead space is fantastic.
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 17:29 | posts: 986 | Location: not hiding anyway

^ I've watched the cartoon that preceeds it, Event horizon and really yes that's my one

I'm waiting for Evil Within
   
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Default 07-15-2014, 17:43 | posts: 1,167

Bioshock Infinite for the art style.

Wolfenstein: The New Order for just how fun it was. I was sad when it was over.

I also think Dark Souls (1) deserves a mention. It was my first souls game, so I was new to how it played out and told its story. It was very refreshing compared to just about every other game out there.
   
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