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First of all, I'm not aware there's such genre I'm looking for, but these terms should describe them: surreal, abstract, mindfuck, art, mix of extremely fast and slow game play, mix of scary and pleasant, makes no sense. Something that makes you really think for a while 'what the hell was that' after closing the game. Well it doesn't necessarily have to be like that the whole game, just that it's something to that direction.
I have very difficult time coming up with any game that would have such content and I've been thinking about this for quite some time. Few horror games, such as Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth and Doom 3. Not so abstract, but mindfuck material anyway. Although Doom 3 is just about spooking. Max Payne had those nightmare levels. I wonder if such game could be found outside of horror category. More in the abstract shapes and psychedelic direction. Oh and good ambient or dark ambient music, for example, good music is a must, or sound effects. Silent Hills have really good music.
Bah, all I can come up with is pure horror games, but they are ok too. Some horror element it would have anyway. Well, a racing game called Wipeout come to my mind as well. I can't remember much about it. Futuristic, very fast paced, race way going upside down, doing spirals and what now with trance music, I recall. Not mindfuck at all really and I played it on PS1 long, long time ago, can't remember much.Ah, almost forgot, the urban legend of a game that manipulated its player with subliminal messages that would be shown on the screen for split second. According to the legend it was government's secret service behind it, I recall. So someone remade the game for PC trying to make it as accurate as possible. It was fun to play it with all the warnings, hypnotic music and retro style. Eyes became sore quick or it was just my imagination. It's one good example of what I'm looking for, but something with better graphics.
Do you happen to know anything like what I'm trying to describe? :-)
[Edit]: I realized there's loads of typos in the text, but I'm way too tired to fix them, bear with me!