I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream
Based on Harlan Ellison’s short story of the same name, I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream is one of the darkest games ever made. You as a player are made to follow the adventures of the last five human beings on Earth, who are kept alive and in a permanent state of torment by a supercomputer-gone-mad named AM. While a main goal of the game is to escape AM’s grasp, each section of the game focuses mainly on telling the story of each of the five humans.
Each person’s story is a complete tragedy, and usually told only through metaphor presented by the land around them. The lands each character travels through are varied and jaw-dropping to explore, including an Egyptian pyramid constructed out of scrap metal, a medieval castle, and a Nazi concentration camp. These locales are realistic in their presentation but wrong in some fashion, making each creepy and foreboding. The story of each survivor deals with a wide range of issues from a loved one going insane to facing the consequences of Nazi scientific experimentation during the Holocaust.
No game this brutal had been made before its release and nothing like it has been made since. Whether you watch a playthrough of the game on YouTube or buy it for yourself on Steam, this is a game that absolutely cannot be missed.