An [[AdventureGame Adventure]] VideoGame created by French studio Creator/QuanticDream. Yes, that's the one behind ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' and ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', and is a game often forgotten to be mentioned in previews, reviews and discussions about ''Heavy Rain'' and Quantic Dream's work.

The plot concerns [[NoFourthWall you]], or more specifically, your soul. You buy a video game that allows your soul to enter another world; the eponymous city of Omikron.

Said city is a terrifying {{Dystopia}} where all human activity is planned by a monolithic super computer named Ix. Ultimately, the player finds out that the reason they are in the city is... well... not what they initially expected. The plot has players go from working for the government to working with a terrorist group to ultimately working their way though a GovernmentConspiracy that shows TheManBehindTheMan is quite horrifying.

A GenreBusting game that incorporates fighting, {{FPS}} and {{RPG}} elements alongside its adventure, Quantic Dream calls the game a [[{{Pun}} "Soul Playing Game."]]

Is now available DRM-free on [[http://www.gog.com/game/omikron_the_nomad_soul GOG.com]]

After David Bowie, who voiced the character, Boz, died, Square-Enix made the game available for free for a week in tribute. [[https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix/photos/a.10150426992069461.379731.59916854460/10153860480379461/?type=3& Details available here.]]

Not to be confused with ''[[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Soul Nomad]]''.
!!This Game Contains Examples Of...

* AIIsACrapshoot: [[MasterComputer Ix]].
* AnotherDimension
* BeneathTheEarth: You eventually find your way down to Omikron's spacious catacombs.
** AncientTomb
* BigBad/ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Astaroth.]]
* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: Select Omikronian citizens, as explained by in-game documents, are paired together and wed by the government. Choices for would-be couples are based upon their physical and mental compatibility with one another to produce the best offspring.
* CityOfCanals: Lahoreh, one of the districts of Omikron.
* CoolSword: Barkaya'l, [[spoiler:which is empowered by the souls of all the ancient sorcerers of Omikron (minus one), and as such is the only weapon powerful enough to kill the BigBad.]]
* CyberPunk: Omikron.
* Music/DavidBowie: Provides the soundtrack, alongside regular Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels; several of the songs would appear on his album ''hours...''. He also plays TWO characters, who both have his polygonal likeness.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Kay'l. He's played up in promotional material as the main character, with the intro showing him involved in sequences that come long after his death.]]
* DialogueTree
* DomedHometown: Omikron, to protect it from an ice age that has engulfed the planet.
* DugTooDeep: [[spoiler:While digging the foundations of Ix's palace, the construction workers accidentally unearthed the cage where the BigBad was imprisoned, thus allowing it to extend its influence upon the world once again.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: Omikron.
* FirstPersonShooter: Some segments of the game are played as an FPS.
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler:Omikron and every organization within it (apart from the terrorist group) are controlled by malevolent demons; the king of whom wants to torture your soul for eternity in order to fuel his attempt at mulitverse-conquest. The trusts, Ix and [[EvilChancellor Legatee Reshev]] are all their puppets.]]
* GrandTheftMe: A core game mechanic. Your "nomad soul" can inhabit and control the bodies of certain special people.
* IrrelevantImportance
* JustifiedSavePoint: Magic rings with the ability to preserve your soul.
** SaveGameLimits / SaveToken: you need to gather said rings.
* LastFertileRegion: Jahangir Park.
* MegaCorp: The government-linked trusts, Khonsu and Tetra. Fitting for the CyberPunk setting of Omikron.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: [[spoiler:Kay'l and his partner were investigating a serial killer who mauled their victims, only to begin to suspect that this murderer was no mere human... In fact, once it's figured out that it is actually a demon, this leads your character to uncover that Omikron is [[GovernmentConspiracy actually ruled by a shadow government controlled by evil demons]].]]
* NoFourthWall: One of the earliest examples of this trope in video games. The game begins with a police officer from another world asking ''you'' to transfer your soul into his body. It only gets more demented from there.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Once near the start of the game.
* PamphletShelf
* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: The Omikron government, which uses thought modifiers.
* PlaceBeyondTime: You visit one.
* PlayerHeadquarters: They get changed a couple of times.
* PointOfNoReturn: Be sure to stock up before going on the path to confront the BigBad.
* PopulationControl: According to in-game documents, couples in Omikron cannot have more than two children which they are encouraged to have with sterilization becoming mandatory following the birth of the second. Should the government find anyone who has more than two children... well, considering how oppressive the government is, you do the math.
** Also, given the limited space and resources within the dome, population control of some kind is necessary to maintain balance.
* RedLightDistrict: Qalisar.
* RPGElements: The game includes fighting, FirstPersonShooter and {{Adventure}} segments, with skill at all these segments being determined by the stats of the body you are currently inhabiting.
* SaveBothWorlds: Both Omikron and ''the real world''!
* SaveToken: The game had special rings you had to find. You could use them either to save or to get a suggestion.
* SoulJar: The player's soul may inhabit the body of several characters. Also, [[spoiler:Barkaya'l.]]
* TakeUpMySword: How you obtain the CoolSword.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The Book of Nout.
* UrbanSegregation: the city of Omikron is divided into four districts, each with its own style of architecture and fashion. People aren't allowed to move freely between them, they need special passes to do so.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: One of the powers necessary to get through the game is the Reincarnation spell, which basically lets you abandon your current body and take over a new one, without getting the old body killed. When you do this, the old body mysteriously vanishes. Where does it go? Did it die? Does anyone notice or care that you're possessing and then losing these people? Who knows?
* WideOpenSandbox: An early 3D example, you can explore the city of Omikron freely between (and often also during) missions: buy some stuff, read books, listen to music...