Firewatch (Campo Santo; PC and consoles; 2016/2018)

Box Art In Game

Firewatch is a single person adventure that I enjoyed from the beginning to (almost the) end. Certainly recommended. My only point of criticism is the rather abrupt ending. The game is short (around 5 hours), but the story is by no means rushed.

Your life, as the protagonist, is in shambles. What better way to get your thoughts straight than wandering all day in nature while spotting wildfires? As a firewatcher in a very remote area, your only lifeline to the outside world is a warm and friendly voice through the walkie-talkie. You really look forward to those conversations. But when you’re alone with your thoughts, the majesty of the landscape shows there is a difference between solitude and loneliness.

The game is “Steam Deck Verified”.