I'm currently looking for some of the deepest titles that the medium of video games has to offer. Any suggestions?
I'm talking about games that have strong elements of philosophy, morality, religion, emotions, etc. For example, Xenogears (with a main inspiration for the game being the works of Nietzsche). Games that are more novels than they are video games.
EDIT: I'm looking more for games with interesting and thought provoking narratives rather than puzzle games and strategy titles. Games that are more like reading a good book than finding the right way to arrange blocks or being able to choose between being bad or being good.
I'd like to construct a list for myself and others.
List so far (bold for I've played, italic for I need to): Parasite Eve Deus Ex (1 and 2) Shadow of the Colossus Ico Grim Fanfango Xenogears(were the other Xeno-games the same as the first? they at the very least reference Nietzsche in the titles - Der Wille Zur Macht and Thus Spake Zarathustra, respectively) Planescape: Torment Metal Gear Solid franchise Final Fantasy (Notably X, XII and Tactics) Killer 7 Silent Hill franchise Half-Life franchise Interactive Fiction games Marathon series Baldur's Gate series The Dig Eternal Sonata Zelda: Majora's Mask