[Top 15] Most Immersive Games Ever

15. Doom Eternal - 2020 (PC / PS4 / PS5 / XBOX / Nintendo Switch) 

Doom Eternal is one of the best frenzy FPS ever. And the most epic game of the Doom franchise. Play as the legendary Slayer and make your way through hordes of demons and all sorts of infernal creatures. This game will keep you focused due to the high amount of action on the battlefield. Plus, the soundtrack is an eargasm.

Doom Eternal clean and fast mechanics are what make this game brutally good. One of the most interesting things about Doom Eternal is the 2v1 multiplayer experience. In this mode, one will take the place of the Slayer. The other two players will be demons. Slay them or be slayed in a best-of-five round match. 

Choose this game if you like... 

  • Frenzy gaming. You'll have to face a huge amount of enemies which makes it quite challenging.
  • Infernal atmospheres. The designs of the demons and the environment are mind-blowing. 
  • Gore, violence. Lots of blood.

Fun factor score: 100/100        

One of the common demons you get to face, a pretty disgusting thing. If this is how a common enemy looks like, just imagine what the final boss looks like.


14. Red Dead Redemption 2 - 2019 (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

Red Dead Redemption is the third game of the Red Dead saga. A western action open-world game set in the year 1899 where you play as Arthur Morgan and John Marston. Arthur is a member of the Van der Linde gang. A group of outlaws wanted by federal agents and bounty hunters all over the nation. The player can follow the story, which is magnificent. Or explore the rich living world freely. This game won over 175 awards. And it deserves it. The graphics are almost perfect and the gameplay is addictive. 

Dive into this cowboy's adventure and help Arthur choose a path to follow.

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Cowboys. The world and the story are set in the wild west.
  • Realistic games. Red Dead Redemption is so realistic that you can sink into this world and forget about planet Earth. 
  • Talking with NPCs. There is an infinite amount of unique dialogues in this world.   

Fun factor score: 100/100

John Marston to the left and Arthur Morgan to the right.


13. Noita - 2019 (PC)

A platform 2D rogue-lite game. In Noita you'll play as a mage. You can create and throw spells to defeat enemies and solve the puzzles around the map. This magical game has a procedurally generated world that you can explore. There are various environments like mines, freezing wastelands, or hellish undergrounds. The world of Noita will keep you immersed for hours with its highly interactive world and mysteries in every corner. 

The best part about it is that you can create your magic by combining spells. Which leads to unique formulas that will allow you to manipulate the world around you in fantastic ways.

Choose this game if you like...  

  • 2D platform adventures. This pixelated cute world is one of the bests rogue-lite games ever.
  • Innovative and creative game design. Everything about Noita is different from any other existing game. This randomly generated world interacts perfectly with the physically simulated pixels. 
  • Challenging gameplay. Noita is hard, really hard. 

Fun factor score: 90/100

One of the most astonishing scenarios of Noita during night time. 


12. BioShock Saga - 2007 (PC / PS3 / PS4 / XBOX / Nintendo Switch / iOS) 

My favorite game so far. BioShock is a unique FPS located in the fictional city of Rapture. And when I say unique I mean it. There is a wide variety of weapons but the most lethal weapon is you. The player can modify the character's DNA by using injectable plasmids. This will give superpowers to battle the hardest enemies. You can also biologically modify your body and everything you find to turn it into a weapon. In Bioshock, no encounter plays out the same. This brutal game has a unique design in art deco. The city of Rapture is hidden under the ocean. Exploring it is a beautiful experience. If you haven't played it yet let me tell you this one is a must. Simply a masterpiece.

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Intense horror survival shooters with skills that you can change and mix as it pleases you. 
  • Captivating stories. The story of Rapture is magnificent. 
  • Exceptional atmospheres. BioShock has a wonderful environment that will make you want to go back to it.

Fun factor score: 100/100


Little Sister and Big Daddy. They can be found all over Rapture. 


11. Outlast - 2013 (PC / PS4 / XBOX / Nintendo Switch)

Outlast is a first-person survival horror game. Set in the “Mount Massive Asylum”, Colorado. The player is Miles Upshur. A journalist who's been sent to explore the asylum. A place that has been recently re-opened by the Murkoff Corporation. They have been secretly operating in the asylum until you break into the facility. This game is one of the most immersive and scariest experiences. The mystery of what's going on is presented fascinatingly. Plus it has a detailed world to explore. It has stealth elements and enemies are unpredictable. 

The best part is that to create the setting and characters the developers took inspiration from real asylums and insane criminal cases.    

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Intense violence and gore. This title has graphic violence and sexual content. 
  • Tension. Outlast is one of the most terrifying games ever. The atmosphere, sounds, and visuals are incredible. Not recommended if you have a weak heart. 
  • Survival. In Outlast you don't have weapons. You can only survive by running and hiding. 

Fun factor score: 90/100

A creepy camcorder shot with night vision on.


10. Ready or Not - 2021 (PC)

This title is a tactical FPS set in the modern world. You'll play as a fully equipped SWAT officer. Ready or Not has a very realistic experience of what is like to be a SWAT officer. The developers have put a lot of effort into mimicking real SWAT case scenarios. Weapons and chaotic situations are created as real-life replicas. Play a single-player campaign or enjoy the cooperative mode. Both modes are fun to play.  

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Tactical shooters. It stands out because of the tactical strategy. It is simple to learn and follow.
  • Dark atmospheres. Since it tries to replicate what it is like to be a SWAT officer in real life, the quests will surprise you. 
  • Extremely realistic games. The quests are based on crimes that happened in real life. As well as the gear and environment. 

Fun factor score: 90/100


Void Ship Service is one of the facilities that your platoon has to clean from any anomalies found.


9. The Forest - 2018 (PC / PS4)

This game is a first-person survival horror in an open world. Unlike most survival games, The Forest has quite the original plot. Your son and you are the only survivors of a jet crash. You crashlanded in a forest inhabited by cannibal mutants and they take your child away. You must save him. To find your child you'll have to survive the dark creatures of the forest and the mutants. Learn and understand how life acts and reacts in this recondite place. Explore to gather resources; Build your shelter and weapons; And scavenge food to survive the day and night. Be careful, at night is when the creepiest things happen. The Forest has a living world that responds coherently to your actions. The mutants can also be afraid of you and will not attack. This thrilling atmosphere gives a huge sense of immersion.  

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Intensity. The entire game is a full tension pack. You'll be constantly making rough decisions and fighting to survive.
  • Detailed atmospheres, locations, landscapes, and creatures design. 
  • Horror and mystery as well as adventure games. More elements give shape to an unforgettable experience in The Forest. 

Fun factor score: 80/100

Two cannibals close to you in daylight. If you look closely, they don’t seem aggressive.


8. Shadows of Doubt - 2023 (PC)

Shadows of Doubt is a unique detective stealth game. A procedurally-generated sandbox located in a charming fully simulated noir city. This place is filled with crime and corruption. Your goal is to solve mysterious crimes using your detective skills. Investigate, gather evidence, and find and sell information. Anything you need to help clean the city. The citizens are independent. Each citizen has an apartment, job, preferences, and friends. This world keeps moving on without you which makes it entertaining and surprising to play. In Shadows of Doubt, every single corner is available for you to explore (meaning each door can be opened). And you can talk to every single citizen. To solve the cases you'll have to think like a private detective which is the reason why the game is so immersive. 

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Solving puzzles. Although is not the same as being a private detective, solving crimes is similar to solving a puzzle. 
  • Detective-sim games. This one is the best.
  • The 80s. The city resembles Japan in the year 1980. Colorful and very alive. 

Fun factor score: 100/100


One of the many dialogues we can have with citizens while investigating. Notice the perfectly pixelated art design.


7. Half-Life Saga - 1998 / 2020 (PC / PS2 / PS3 / XBOX)

Another masterpiece. A true gem. Half-Life is an FPS that follows the story of Gordon Freeman and the Black Mesa Investigation Center. Freeman, a physicist of Black Mesa is trapped inside the center facilities after an experiment went wrong. The place has been invaded by alien and mutant creatures. Soldiers of the government arrive at Black Mesa and Gordon will be hunted by them and the creatures. Your goal is to escape the facilities and find out what is happening. In Half-Life 2 and Half-Life: Alyx the player will meet a new protagonist: Alyx Vance. The story of Half-Life is incredibly immersive. The gameplay is already quite immersive and realistic. But the story is superb.     

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Aliens. Half-Life has one of the best alien designs for both creatures and weapons. The weapons and environment feel organic and unique. 
  • Intense and frenzy action. The more you play the harder it gets. There are big hordes of enemies throwing a lot of things at you.
  • Puzzles. Half-Life is not only shooting and killing. It also has scenarios where you'll have to figure out how to move on by solving puzzles.  

Fun factor score: 100/100

A bloody wallpaper of Half-Life: Alyx. Those crab-like things are so annoying in-game.  


6. The Planet Crafter - 2022 (PC)

This cute game is a survival open world set in outer space. The goal is to terraform and craft to transform the ecosystems from hostile to human-friendly. You are sent to an alien planet to make it habitable for humans. To achieve this you'll need to create an atmosphere with oxygen, heat the planet, create a biosphere, and ultimately create life. The survival and health mechanics are realistic which makes it immersive enough. But there is much more about this game that is captivating. Once you play, you always come back to see how your planet is evolving. 

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Building, crafting, and creating. 
  • Outer space scenarios. Planet Crafter has some beautiful and detailed alien visuals.
  • Solo-play. Unlike many other building and crafting games, Planet Crafter is only for you. The world you create is only yours.  

Fun factor score: 100/100

This picture is proof that Planet Crafter is exceptional. Here is one of the many environments you can find and a crashed ship. 


5. Subnautica - 2018 (PC / PS4 / XBOX)

Subnautica is a survival game with horror and adventure elements. You have crash-landed on an alien ocean planet. All you can do is go down to search for water and food. To survive you'll have to explore and gather resources. Craft and build your gear to survive in this unknown hostile place. Discover the mysteries hiding in the infinite waters. What happened to this planet? Who built the structures scattered all around the ocean? 

The world of Subnautica is incredibly stunning. Exploring the ocean with its caves and changes from daylight to night-time is a unique experience. The survival mechanics like building a Nanosuit are what makes it quite challenging. 

Not recommended for people with thalassophobia. 

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Diving into the ocean. You won't touch the ground while playing Subnautica.
  • Lovecraftian creatures. Some creature designs are Lovecraft inspired. 
  • Alien environments with unknown forms of life. 

Fun factor score: 100/100

A huge trippy alien creature resembling an octopus. Just look at that thing. Fascinating.


4. Alien Isolation - 2014 (PC / PS3 / PS4 / XBOX / Nintendo Switch / Android / iOS)

A horror survival and stealth game. In this game, you'll play as Amanda Ripley. She's sent to Sevastopol, a trading station in outer space, to investigate her mother's disappearance. Amanda will find herself in a decommissioned station where something is wrong. There is an unknown menace threatening the few inhabitants left. Amanda will be hunted by this creature too. Alien Isolation was designed to make you feel hunted. There is only one creature lurking around. But that creature is smart and reactive. It also can't be killed. You'll have to improvise to survive; hiding, distracting, and running are your few options. The problem is the creature learns from you and will not fall into your traps twice. Feelings like constant fear and paranoia give a great sense of immersion. Do you dare to enter this eerie atmosphere?  

Choose this game if you like...  

  • The Alien franchise. The creature hunting you is a xenomorph. 
  • Constant dread. This game was designed to make you feel claustrophobia and tension all the time.
  • Slow-paced gameplay. The game will have a lot of "nothing is happening" moments. And it's until you get to a certain point where things get interesting.  

Fun factor score: 90/100

The Alien smelling your tracks, it really looks this good in-game. So you better hide well.    


3. Dishonored - 2012 (PC / PS3 / PS4 / XBOX)

Dishonored is a first-person stealth action game. Set in the medieval city of Dunwall, you play as Corvo. The bodyguard of the Empress who is murdered in front of you and her daughter. The child is kidnapped and you must save her. Unfortunately, you get framed for the Empress' murder. Wanted by the government and with dark forces conspiring against you, you find your way to sweet revenge. You become a supernatural assassin that combines weapons, gadgets, and abilities. A cool thing about Dishonored is that you can play in your style. You can hide in the shadows and try not to be seen; Face and kill everybody in a chaotic and bloody battlefield; Or combine both stealth and assassination. There is a big spectrum of possibilities in terms of playstyle. Discover yours in this steampunk-inspired world. 

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Smooth games. Dishonored has a flexible combat system that allows you to flawlessly combine your skills, weapons, and gadgets. 
  • Half-Life. Although there is no big similarity, the world of Dishonored was originally envisioned for Half-Life 2 by the art director Viktor Antonov.
  • Linear stories. Thankfully the story of this game is brilliant.

Fun factor score: 100/100

The “tallboys” are elite soldiers of the Guard. They wear an exoskeleton with large stilts. They are highly dangerous!


2. Death Stranding - 2019 (PC / PS4 / PS5)

An action-adventure open-world game where you play as Sam Bridges. Developed by Hideo Kojima and protagonized by Norman Reedus. Death Stranding is set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world. A cataclysmic event known as "Death Stranding" has merged the world of the living with the world of the dead. This event had several consequences in both worlds. Sam Bridges will have to reconnect this devastated world eluding the dead and the voids caused by the event. Of course, not only the dead are to fear. There is a terrorist group after you. Can you save humanity from this terrific threat?  

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Complex storyline. Death Stranding has an intricate story that will blow your mind.
  • Dystopic and hostile worlds. There are countless anomalies in this world.
  • Technology. In the game, humankind has found shelter in technology and pretty much everything is designed in sci-fi style. 

Fun factor score: 90/100

Female character Amélie in a killer suit. Flawless picture.


1. Rain World - 2017 (PS4 / PC / Nintendo Switch)

Rain World is a survival platform game where you play as a slugcat. You've been separated from your family in a flood. You're alone in a dangerous world and you must survive. Your goal is to find your family in this 16-bit world. 

This game stands out a lot due to its unique survival mechanics. It presents an original playstyle with high difficulty. You can interact with a living world that responds to your actions. It is not easy to understand this game. You have to dedicate time to observing how everything works. Otherwise, you will need a guide. 

Choose this game if you like...  

  • Trying new proposals. This game is different from any game I've played.
  • Demanding challenges that require you to carefully observe your surroundings. Time shouldn't be a problem. This game requires patience. 
  • Cats and rain. If you fancy cats and rain you're in the right place.

Fun factor score: 100/100

We see the slugcat in the middle and two creatures at the sides resembling dark bunnies. Rain World has a very unique design. 


Running from the barbarian lands of Latin America, this little bright elf creature brings all of her knowledge collected on her journal. A wise creature ready to face any adversities in this world.
Gamer Since: 2003
Favorite Genre: MOBA
Currently Playing: League Of Legends; Hello Guest; Dishonored;
Top 3 Favorite Games:Dishonored, Dragon Age: Origins, League of Legends

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