This year has marked a sort-of return to video games for me, because I've been traveling so much. "Audiobook plus mobile game" has been my favorite me-time this year, but I've also recently discovered the Steam platform, which I consider: Awesome!
Three games (that I got very cheap) might be interesting to you guys, as well:
First, "The Witcher III" - an interactive adventure movie, if we ever had one. Overrated, IMO, but also the defining gaming experience of our time. Intensely atmospheric.
Second, "Dragon's Dogma" - an open-world game with a pretty good story. Played this ten years ago, already, and hold it as a huge influence on my D&D.
Third, the reason why I'm writing this - "Betrayal in Antara", a classic Sierra game from '97. Terrible graphics, even for the time, but oooh: The best story I've ever played in a video game. (And this assertion takes into consideration other favorites from my childhood.)
What have you been playing, lately?
Myself, I shall vanish a little bit in the bogs of Velen, later today...
I'm more into strategy games other than the RPGs mentioned here: Morrowind, Witcher series. Planescape had an excellent setting and story just wish it didn't use the D&D rules..
I've been playing Heroes of might and magic 3 the last few weeks. Every so often I get back into 3 or Heroes 2 and play a dozen one off scenario maps. At this point I've played nearly all the scenario maps and the random maps are subpar. If I were to get dosbox set up again I would play 2 as that one was more challenging and magic heroes were actually good (they are awful compared to might heroes in 3). I would play Medieval Total War 1 (combined with Shogun Total War 1 before it probably the only good total war games of the whole series to be honest) but it is an old and temperamental early 3d game.
I would recommend the first Deus Ex game. I think that is the closest video games get to an OSR game experience to me. It's level design is perhaps why I like houses as adventure sites so much.
Usually, I'm not prone to impulse purchases of this sort, but - just found out that Grandia, the classic Playstation game, got a "HD Remastered" version this autumn. - This one, if you're at all into JRPGs, find it, and play it! It's an isometretic dungeon crawler with '90s anime looks and aesthetics, but it's a very well-crafted game, and the relative lightheartedness of the plot is refreshing, and a value by itself.
...By the way, I so wish the classic TSR games, especially the Ravenloft ones, would get the Remaster/mobile treatment, one of these days: Not that I effectively had so much time to actually play games, but just to have them around in a convenient way, without having to resort to all the troubles of emulation and emulators, that would be really cool. Also, to transport this to the younger generation, you really need a version of those games that is either portable, or, at the very least, playable without much ado. - "The Bard's Tale", for example, is indeed available via STEAM, already.
Not going to play this one, but judging from the trailer (and from what we already know through "Skyrim") Bethesda comes closer to its D&D roots than ever before with the new "The Elder Scrolls Online" expansion: