For more than 20 years, Arkane Studios has been releasing unique immersive titles. The success of this studio in this genre is attributed mainly to its blend of intriguing storylines with innovative gameplay mechanics.
Lining up each game from Arkane shows a clear effort by the studio to let its fans interact with the world. From its first title, Arx Fatalis, to the latest game release, Deathloop, Arkane Studio has been crafting numerous enjoyable games. Some inevitably stand out more than others. As Redfall, an upcoming new game, awaits to join the list, the rest can be ranked.
10 Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider
Death Of The Outsider was released after Dishonored 2. It is a standalone extension though it was initially expected to be produced as a DLC pack. However, as its content kept increasing, it was released as its own. The game was well-received by gamers because of the reintroduction of Daud’s story, which to many appeared as a nice ending to the Dishonored saga.
The player takes the role of Billie Lurk, a character absent in other previous titles. Since Billie cannot run and gun due to his limited abilities, he must be a stealthier and quieter character.
9 Dishonored 2
As the name suggests, Dishonored 2 is the continuation of Dishonored. Unlike in the preceding games, Corvo, whose mission is to protect Empress, has grown up. After Emily, the Empress, is overthrown by an evil witch; players are presented with two options. They can either fight behind Corvo or Emily as they reclaim the governance. The supernatural skills which the players are offered in the fight can still be lost.
Dishonored 2 might not have reached the high bar as its sequel, but it was still showered with great praise, specifically on its stealth gameplay quality.
Prey, released in 2017 on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One, is the first shooter game that features different elements from many genres, such as RPGs, Metroidvanias, and stealth action. Blending these and many more is what makes Prey a unique title among FPSs.
The game tells the story of Morgan Yu, who is studying a vicious alien called Typhon in a space station. As these malevolent aliens wreak havoc, he is stranded in the station and must find ways to battle Typhon and possibly run away from the station alive.
7 Arx Fatalis
Arx Fatalis is the first game to be released by Arkanes Studio. It is the first-person RPG game influenced by Looking Glass Studios games, popular for producing immersive simulation games. Arx Fatalis also features innovativeness even in its early stages, making this studio unique in the gaming industry.
The game follows a story in a fictional world whose sun failed. Thus, everyone is forced to live underground, and the players must explore the mysteries of the new surrounding packed with different races.
6 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
In this game, a player takes the role of Sareth, a wizard learner. Sareth must fight to protect the people of Stonehelm. The fight can only be won with the help of Skull of Shadows, who will stop the undead troops from releasing a group of demons. All along, Sareth realizes his connection to the Skull and the world’s destiny while protecting the people of Stonehelm.
Dark Messiah is a fascinating game since its “former” critics and players nowadays find it a great combat system. The game has gained many positive reviews for its fun and simple narrative.
5 Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Wolfenstein let players take the role of either Blazkowicz or Jessie. The two twin characters trace to Nazi France following their dad’s disappearance. A player utilizes an A.I. companion or a buddy to run through a future Paris while looking for their father and gunning down many Nazis.
While the reviews about this game are divided, numerous leading gaming outlets have applauded Wolfenstein, terming it MachineGames’ action-filled franchise. Critics have had issues with Microtransactions, poor companion A.I. and bullet-sponge enemies. Despite such, Youngblood remains an excellent story-driven shooter game.
4 Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
The Brigmore Witches was first released in 2013. It is the fourth and the last of DLC production. The game was received well by its fans since it met their expectations.
The main antagonist, the player, is Daud, who is still looking for Delilah, a wicked witch targeting to conquer Dunwall. The game comes to a climax as Daud extends the Dishonored storyline. There is also a clash between Corvo and Daud.
3 Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
The Knife of Dunwall is the first DLC that places the player as Daud, the killer of Empress Kaldwin. At first, being an assassin may be hard, but things change as time goes by. The player learns the motivation behind Daud’s killing, though the act was evil, and begins to be sympathetic to him.
Upon its release in 2013, The Knife of Dunwall received positive applause. Generally, Dishonored fans should consider this game since it expounds more on the first Dishonored world-building.
When Deathloop was first revealed, many fans mistook it as a stylist shooter genre. Sooner, the game emerged, just a mystery murder novel, as something unique. As much as there is a lot of shooting, they’re also secrets, time loops, and characters who appear as a real family.
The game centers on Colt Vahn, a security head on an island, who must fight and kill 8 targets every day. In case he fails, the time loops reset, and thus he starts afresh. Deathloop is the first-shooter game whose focus is on gadgets and other equipment. The game is popular because of its gameplay and innovation.
Though Deathloop received great applause, Dishonored remains to be the best. The game that has everything the gamers need. From gameplay to level design, Dishonored is Arkane’s most loved title. Its powerful emotional story has earned it a great name. Players can tackle their goals by using non-linear levels and stealth mechanics.
Dishonored follows the story of Corvo, accused of being an assassin though he is guilty. Corvo needs to clear his name, get revenge and later protect Emily, the Empress of the island.
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