Originally Posted by DethMaiden
It's not so much whether games are visual art, I think it's inarguable that they are. It's whether, taken as a whole, a video game can be considered a work of art, just like whether a film or opera or whatever can.
Spoiler alert: they can.
well if we're talking stories and peaking intellectual interest, look no further than deus ex. not only an incredibly fun story to escape into, but overall a very detailed game.