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Games with well-done snowy/alpine environments?

bigearlxbigearlx Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
Hi folks,

What games, in your opinion, have really well-done snowy and/or mountainous areas? I'm talking more about in-game scenery, rather than gameplay. Personal favorites of mine include Dun Morogh and Hyjal in WoW and... crap, that's all I can think of for relatively recent games. Thoughts?

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    GeeeeeoffGeeeeeoff Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    SSX 3 comes to mind. Well I guess any SSX game, but 3 is the prettiest I think. :D

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    Saint JusticeSaint Justice Mercenary Mah-vel Baybee!!!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lost Planet comes to mind.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Syberia is supposed to, but I never played it. Also, Penumbra: Overture starts in a snowy/mountainous area but it's over after about 2 minutes. If I think of any others, you'll be the first one to know.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    halo 3 (and arguably halo 1) had some great moutain areas, some in snow.
    also i remember the yeti mountain in mario64 being really atomospheric for some reason.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Metroid Prime Phendrana Drifts.

    Lost Planet

    Mass Effect Noveria

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Odin Sphere, though the snowy areas might have been the weakest of the backgrounds in the game.

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah Metroid Prime's Phendrana Drifts was a great area. The music was so perfect too.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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    Haha! Yes! Damn that Yeti.

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    ScottyScotty Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Geeeeeoff wrote: »
    SSX 3 comes to mind. Well I guess any SSX game, but 3 is the prettiest I think. :D
    Lost Planet comes to mind.

    YES and YES.

    Not released yet, BUT...I think this game is going to do well in this department.

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    IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Monster Hunter Freedom 2's Mountain area is gosh darn purdy.

    This is just a single section.

    This shot (courtesy of Gamespy) is also from the same area.

    Dungeon Siege's huge snowy expanse, ice caverns, and the town of Crystwind remain favorites as well. Unfortunately the overall game probably hasn't aged well enough for most players.

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    RhapsodyRhapsody Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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    Winner!

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    bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited October 2008
    If you play far enough in Crysis, there's some extremely impressive snow environments.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    If you play far enough in Crysis, there's some extremely impressive snow environments.

    And Crysis Warhead:
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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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    edit: grrr /beat'd

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    jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Golden Eye?

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    God of War 1&2 HD
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    Bayonetta
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    OpiumOpium regular
    edited October 2008
    Snowhead in Majora's Mask

    Freezeazy Peak in Banjo-Kazooie

    Frosty Village in Diddy Kong Racing

    Gorilla Glacier in Donkey Kong Country

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    theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Guild Wars has some really nice snow environments.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    oh and i really enjoyed the outdoor bits of mgs1

    oh and there was a snowman in clay fighters

    oh and i think theres a pokemon that can turn into a snowflake

    also snow

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    OpiumOpium regular
    edited October 2008
    oh and i think theres a pokemon that can turn into a snowflake
    Well there is Froslass, sort of a snow ghost princess that evolves from Snorunt. Also there is an Abominable Smowman Pokemon called Abomasnow.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    An alpine environment was recently added to the PC version of TF2, but so far it's only used in one map.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I like the desolation you feel in the mountains of Guild Wars. The fact that wandering bands of minotaurs might just rape you through the pants makes your first trip (before you get the waypoints) seem to take forever, and every inch fills you with fear that you might not make it.

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    TzenTzen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Icewind Dale I and II.

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