Outer Worlds, while not as open and nuanced as New Vegas, continues the same style of story with similar thematic choices. While yes, more comedic, it is also far more focused than New Vegas. A game that OP has already played, judging by his initial comment.
Wasteland 2 and 3 are considered to be some of the best crpg's ever released. The story being a large part of that. If people aren't a huge fan of the "no good ending" style of game, then it won't be for them. It would be out of place in a game heavily focused on a story of desperation and true 'ends justify the means' style choices.
Spec Ops the line is obviously the weakest of the choices I made here, I already admitted to it being less than stellar gameplay wise.
First two Metro's are considered stand out games with the gameplay improving in the sequel. The story in the second one is up to personal taste in the end. Even critics either absolutely love it, or hate. You can't really argue that one. I found them more compelling, especially with Artyom being more of an empty shell, blank protagonist.
Heaping Arkham Asylum really shows that this was a bait. It's widely regarded as one of the greatest games ever released lol. Even people who aren't fans of Batman or that genre of game can't argue with the objective quality of the product. Literally the exact same to be said about it's sequel. Except that it managed to improve the narrative in many peoples eyes too.
Mass Effect 1 was considered a story telling masterpiece with the sequel widely considered as Bioware's peak. ME3 definitely dropped the ball with the ending though. Which really does hurt it when we're talking about games for their stories.
Almost every one of them listed are critically acclaimed, commercially successful and beloved by audiences. Hell even games like ME2, Metro, and the first 2 Arkham's are beloved by some of the biggest critics of their genre.
It's obvious bait, cheers, it just gives me a reason to talk more about them so OP can get some more information on how well done these games are. We make a solid team.