Posted: December 21
This is easily one of my favorite games of all time. The plot is completely fascinating, the characters feel like real people, and your choices will have far-reaching consequences. Sometimes doing the right thing is not the best option, which is why this game can be absolutely visceral.
The graphics are a bit dated, but with some artful modding (and there are some fantastic mods out there) and a little imagination, this game is a true adventure.
The sheer size of this game is startling. Not in maps (of which there are plenty), but in depth. The characters all have fascinating backstories, but the world itself is what truly shines. The codexes in this are nearly an art form. This is a living, breathing world, where religion, politics, and simple humanity are the most beautiful and poignant characters, rather than the companions that walk with you.