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Author Topic: can anyone recomend a good single player steampunk game?  (Read 3238 times)
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« on: October 03, 2007, 11:30:06 pm »

this has probably been asked, but despite my numerous searches i have come across nothing, if any of you good people could provide me with the title of a good game, that would be great
Jake of All Trades
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Brass addict, inventor, and scoundrel with a heart

« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 11:43:24 pm »

It is rather short, but I really enjoyed this.  If you can find it (and a system to run it), Steel Empire is pretty phantastic too.

"'s a form of fiction, and as such, while there may be times when it's considered a worthy vehicle for pointing out some of society and individual flaws - I still want a side that will let there be lighthearted adventures in the clouds, on mars, or under the sea."
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 12:34:09 am »

I would assume as you mention the one player aspect that you are looking for a computer game?

If you can find an old mega drive the CHAOS ENGINE (I and II) are my all time faves.
Upto date we are talking Bioshock- not 100% steampunk but for a good game and atmos. you can not go far wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 12:39:47 am »

thank you.

p.s. bioshock was awesome
Major Francis Cleverly
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 12:40:21 am »

I'm not certain if you're referring to console games (as in Xbox, PS2, etc.) or computer games, but I throughly enjoyed playing the Syberia series.  I thought they were very steampunk and the visuals were amazing.

United States United States

« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 04:17:53 am »

I enjoyed the RTS Rise of Legends, the Vinci are quite Steampunk, It has pirate air fliers, dirgibles, clockwork men, clockwork spiders. Gears all over everything and whatnot. It's very fun.
Peter Palmer
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 04:20:01 am »

Bioshock is not quite steampunk, but it's too close not to mention it.  Arcanum can be nabbed on Ebay pretty regularly for a decent price.  I'm sure it can be found in the usual places as well. 

Deck Hand
United States United States

« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 05:51:12 am »

The Thief series is good too (there's basically a steampunk religion in it!). A nice twist on the first-person shooter. You can probably find the trilogy bundle on Ebay.
United States United States

« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 06:18:22 am »

im was working my way through the third, i liked it a lot, but it got so hard near the end i simply could not finish it
Josh of Vernian Process
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 12:06:01 am »

All of the Steampunk games known to man (or wikipedia at least).

The one's I've played and recommend for SP are in bold

    * Alone in the Dark series (1992-TBA)
    * American McGee's Alice(2000)
    * Amerzone(1999)
    * Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura(2001)
    * Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean(2003-2005) mostly the Alfard empire and their technology
    * Battalion Wars(2005) Xlyvanians copy World War I Germany to some extent, but with more extravagant vehicles: Iron Legion uses antiquidated technology and uniforms.
    * BioShock(2007)
    * Blood Bros.(1990) "wild west" setting, steampunk touches in humorous tone
    * Boogie Wings(1992)
    * Breath of Fire series(1993-2003) Use of Industrial technology in various villages and usable machinery.
    * Castlevania series (1986-2006)Clockwork and steam-driven constructions, ranging from medieval-age to a near-futuristic (cyberpunk) setting.
    * City of Heroes(2004) Nemesis and Clockwork villains
    * Chrono Trigger(1995)
    * Dark Cloud 2(2002)
    * Darkwatch(2005) World of Sacred Device]]
    * Final Fantasy series(1987-TBA)
    * Gadget: Invention, Travel, & Adventure(1993)
    * GunValkyrie(2002)
    * Jak and Daxter series(2001-2006)
    * Jade Empire(2005) (Asian Steampunk elements including celestial machinery, airships, and rocket powered aircraft)
    * Lighthouse(1996) For its visual style in transportation and mechanisms.
    * Martian Memorandum(1990)
    * MediEvil II(2000)
    * Morrowind(2002)
    * Myst series(1993-2007)
    * Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath(2005) (Western/Steampunk/Fantasy)
    * Okami(2006) Demon Technology features Steampunk elements.
    * Planescape: Torment(1999)
    * Progear(2001)
    * Pandemonium(1996)
    * Ragnarok Online(2002) (prominent in the town of Einbroch, as well as with the steam technology of monsters such as Rotar Zairo and RSX-0806)
    * Ring of Red(2000)
    * Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends(2006)
    * Rocket Knight Adventures(1993) (Steampunk Vehicles/Settings)
    * Rule of Rose(2006)
    * Rune (computer game)(2000) Heavy Steampunk theme in the Dwarven world chapter of this medieval fantasy game.
    * Sakura Wars(1996-2006) series
    * Septerra Core(1999)
    * Shades of Violet(2008) Upcoming Steampunk themed Adventure game.
    * Shining Force(1992) Steampunk elements, from characters such as Guntz through Lyle
    * SkyGunner(2002)
    * Skies Of Arcadia(2000)
    * Slouching Towards Bedlam(2003)
    * Space: 1889(1988)
    * Steamband(2002-present)
    * Steambot Chronicles(2005)
    * Steel Empire(1992)
    * Syberia(2002-2004) series
    * Super Monkey Ball Adventure(2006) (the stage Moonhaven is a Steampunk themed floating city)
    * The Chaos Engine(1993-1996) series
    * The Dark Eye(1995)
    * The Longest Journey(1999)
    * Thief(1998-2004) series
    * Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams(1991)
    * Wachenröder(1998)
    * Wild ARMs(1996) series (Western)
    * World of Warcraft(2004) and the Warcraft(1994-2003) series (Dwarven, Gnomish, and Goblin machines and inventions)
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 12:49:42 am »

Excellent post VP!!! How sad is my life that i have played almost that entire list lol.
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