7 Huge Games By Scale That Make You Feel Seriously Small

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  • The video gaming industry knows and sees titles of different manners and natures cultivated over time. 
  • Some games, instead of making the protagonist feel like a big shot, double down on their significance. 
  • Grounded, among others, is one such title that makes you feel so little compared to the rest of its world.

It’s no secret that we all like games where we’re super OP and pretty much indestructible in the face of the enemy, such as what the Infamous franchise lives up to, but what about those titles that are quite on the polar opposite end? In all honesty, these specials deserve a whole lot of spotlight for going against industry tradition and then executing it just right all the same. 

I’ve decided to put together a list of titles that come across as such, offering a unique perspective on the gameplay and the narrative. If you’re someone who craves games likes these, preferably the Shadow of the Colossus type, you sure don’t want to miss out on these. 

Games That Are Gigantic In Size Are Truly Something Else

The titles I’ll be going over ahead reflect my personal opinion. In case you’ve got some suggestions for me to add to the list, please comment down below and spark a discussion.

1. Grounded

Something as Simple as An Ant Can Overwhelm You in Grounded | Source: eXputer
Something as Simple as An Ant Can Overwhelm You in Grounded | Source: eXputer

Acting as pretty much the perfect proponent of the thought here, Grounded is literally the first game that comes to mind when one talks about a protagonist who’s gone insignificant. This is an insanely involved action-adventure RPG that has you building, crafting, and even utilizing mutations to your benefit.

An amazing micro-adventure with sprinkles of no microtransactions on top makes Grounded a worthwhile experience. eXputer rated this Obsidian effort 3.5/5.0 overall, calling it “a refined multiplayer survival experience in an extremely unique setting with stunning visuals.” If you end up picking this one up, here are the best in-game weapons to be wary of.

2. Shadow Of The Colossus 

Shadow of The Colossus was ahead of its time.
Shadow of The Colossus is an Overly Unique Adventure | Source: PlayStation

That thumbnail alone should give you an idea as to what to expect from a title of this size and stature. Shadow of the Colossus is actually a PlayStation classic whose original release dates back to 2005 for the PlayStation 2. For a more modern-day blend, however, Bluepoint Games was tasked to remake it, and that happened so as well.

The narrative of this one is minimal, with the focus relying on environmental storytelling. You set out in a vast, desolate land, and seek colossi in an attempt to kill them off. I won’t spoil the rest of it for you, but do know that Shadow of the Colossus boasts a fantastic ending that you shouldn’t sleep on. 

3. Subnautica 

Subnautica
Subnautica Is in Complete Realization of What an Open-World Survival Game Should Be | Source: Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Peppered with superb gameplay, crisp visuals, and a never-ending feeling of being tiny compared to everything else, Subnautica is an open-world survival game done right, I’ll tell you that. The further you travel in this one, the smaller you feel, and that’s a fact. Everything from the atmosphere to the feel of survival is done well. Highly recommended, especially since it costs less than $15.

4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is Not Your Average
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is Not Your Average Story-Driven RPG | Source: Warhorse Studios 

For a role-playing game as big as Kingdom Come: Deliverance, this sure packs one hell of a punch. The title features a super-immersive map that’s really grounded in reality. For instance, getting lost in the RPG’s vast forests is as easy as ABC, not to mention getting beaten to death by a random group of mobs just like that if you’re not careful about your standing. 

Sure, the combat can be finicky at times, but don’t let that detract you from experiencing this hardcore RPG with a no-holds-barred approach to its world design, which is also — in addition — is based on realism. 

5. Kenshi 

Kenshi
Kenshi Feels Like It Was Made to Make You Feel Small | Source: Lo-Fi Games

Let me tell you this beforehand: Kenshi is not for the faint of heart. This extremely brutal squad-based RPG goes much deeper than what meets the eye, save for its technical hiccups here and there that bar it from being outright perfect. “A gem I’d cherish for the rest of my life,” writes one Steam review, and rightfully so.

There is a ton of possibilities, limitless potential, and so many different approaches that await you in Kenshi. Don’t sleep on this one.

6. Elden Ring 

Elden Ring
Elden Ring Became Game of the Year in 2022 for a Reason | Source: FromSoftware 

FromSoftware’s magnum opus truly needs no introduction, now does it? 2022’s Game of the Year and award-holder of several other distinctions, Elden Ring is ruthless by every stretch of the imagination, and at the same time, it’s set in a world so vast and colossal, that you can’t help but feel insubstantial in the grand scheme of things. 

Quite literally, the name that everyone calls you is “Tarnished,” which insinuates that your character is nothing but a lowly being. The joke’s on them at the end of the mainline campaign though. 

7. No Man’s Sky

Best Multiplayer VR Games No Man's Sky
No Man’s Sky is a Limitless Adventure | Source: Hello Games

Putting out one of the biggest comeback stories in the gaming industry, No Man’s Sky’s exploration, world design, and world-building are everything people hoped Starfield would have. The game’s genuinely massive — you should get an idea about that as soon as you finish the tutorial — and its scale is just outright incredible. 

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Huzaifa, an Online News Editor at eXputer.com, is a video game industry aficionado with a talent for unearthing the juiciest stories for his beloved readers. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science, he dives deep into the abyss of news, meticulously dissecting every tiny detail to serve his audience. When he's not unravelling breaking news, he becomes a master storyteller, conjuring up captivating tales from the depths of his imagination. With a wealth of experience as a Video Game Journalist, he's penned his mighty words for numerous other video game outlets, leaving no video game unturned and no pixel unexplored! Experience: 4+ Years || Education: Bachelor of Science in Data Science || Previously Worked at VeryAli Gaming & TheNerdMag || Covered 100+ News Articles

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