Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

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Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Thief » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:46 am

I love the winter and I love snow... which is a shame considering I now live in a desert where it never snows... blargh.

At least I can use video games as a nice winter escape sometimes :)

Games like:

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Shenmue

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Dreamfall

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and Metal Gear Solid


I love it :)

What are some of your favorite winter games?
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:58 am

The snowy area in RDR. Great place for Bear hunting :mrgreen:

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Kenny » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:58 am

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby MiTT3NZ » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:42 am

Start of Fable II, Mizzurna Falls, Skyrim (I believe...), Assassin's Creed III, Arkham City (round Freeze's turf), Arkham Origins, Max Payne (at points), Prey, Dead Space 3, Lost Planets, certain planets in Mass Effect, Animal Crossing (in the winter), Resident Evil: Cose Veronica (one level only, according to the missus)

I know I've just pulled ridiculously far away from immersive open world adventure games, but I've just woke up so Idontgiveafuck.
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Peter » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:55 am

Some temples in Ocarina of Time, Majoras Mask and Twilight Princess of the Zelda Series.

Goldeneye when your in Serbia.

Modern Warfare 2 opening missions with Soap and Price.

Fahrenheit/Indegio Prophecy.

Resident Evil- Code Veronica (2nd disc)
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Crimson Ryan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:09 am

The Himalayas stage in Comix Zone.
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby MiTT3NZ » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:12 am

Forgot about Fahrenheit. And there's usually one snowy level per Splinter Cell game.
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby QWERTY » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:40 am

Metroid Prime

Donkey Kong Country

Sonic 3

Christmas NiGHTS

Mario 64

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Let's Get Sweaty » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:02 am

Can't go wrong with Freezeezy Peak in Banjo-Kazooie:

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You climb a giant snowman, go inside a big Christmas tree, enter an igloo to meet a family of polar bears...

This is just one level though. Most platformers have a snow/ice level, to go along with their lava level and their water level, etc. But for me the example in Banjo has the best atmosphere of its type.
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Henry Spencer » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:08 am

Aside from the ones mentioned already:

One stage in Final Fantasy Tactics. Very nice music playing during it too.

Ocarina of Time has a couple of really nice snow environment stages.

Sonic Adventure had one that I remember really liking.

One area in Final Fantasy XII (Paramina Rift/Mt. Bur-Omisace) which is one of my favourite areas in the game.

D2 for Dreamcast (survival horror/adventure game) take place entirely in that snow environment.

Baten Kaitos (either the first game or Origins) has one, I think, never played it but seen it in some screens for the game and looks great.

Maken X/Shao for Dreamcast/PS2 takes place all over the world, but one of the locations you visit is Russia.

Max Payne 1 takes place during the coldest (and snowiest) Winter that New York has seen in years. Part of the reason why I love that game is the setting/atmosphere.

Parasite Eve 1 takes place during the Christmas period and is a survival horror/RPG hybrid with amazing atmosphere.

I believe you're aware of Front Mission DS has those snowy environments due to its setting at certain points in the storyline.

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Thief » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:40 pm

Lot's of really great ones that you guys mentioned that I completely forgot about or didn't even know in the first place :)

Here's another I forgot about, the entire 7th chapter of Paper Mario

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Also had some really nice music during that chapter... really set the mood.
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:53 pm

The Blue moon campaign in Advance Wars 2, since Blue Moon is like this russian tundra. It always makes me think of winter when I play that part of the game.

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Giorgio » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:07 pm

Syberia, definitely. I have played the second one, Syberia II. (And just noticed that there will be a third one in 2014 or 2015... a third one...)
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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby OL » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:04 am

The one in Tenchu has always been a favorite. Just a great atmosphere. Can't go wrong with Japan in the wintertime.

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Re: Games With A Snowy/Winter Atmosphere!

Postby Perfect_Chaos » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:09 am

The town of Yule in Ni No Kuni

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