50 Best Storytelling games

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The best 50 Storytelling games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Storytelling games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Dishonored: Death of the Outsider released the 15 September 2017

1# To the Moon - 2017

Review82Score

While the entire game has no battle system and can be completed in a few hours, the compelling story and moving original soundtrack resonated with players worldwide. A unique & non-combat story-driven experience Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains

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2# Gone Home - 2013

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June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AMYou arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator.

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4# Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 2017

Review84Score

From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.

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5# Quantum Break - 2016

Review78Score

From Remedy Entertainment, the masters of cinematic action games such as Max Payne and Alan Wake, comes Quantum Break, a time-amplified suspenseful blockbuster. With a star-studded cast of actors from X-Men, Game of Thrones, The Wire and more, Quantum Breaks time-amplified story is a new and unique entertainment experience. In-depth, fast-paced narrative experience crafted by Remedy Entertainment Top quality live action show that is directly impacted by choices made in-game Stellar cast of actors One story told many ways Time-amplified action gameplay Navigate epic scenes of destruction as they skip and rewind in broken time

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6# Blackwood Crossing - 2017

Review74Score

You wake up, disorientated, to find yourself and your younger brother, Finn, inexplicably travelling on a moving train. Navigating this powerful drama - where the world, and your abilities develop in extraordinary ways - you are forced to examine your relationship with Finn. As you gradually uncover the depths of Finns anguish, the consequences of your remoteness become shockingly clear.

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7# Tales from the Borderlands - 2015

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Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.

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8# Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2013

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“10/10” – Joystiq. “You owe it to yourself to play Brothers” – Giant Bomb The critically acclaimed and award winning masterpiece arrives with exclusive Bonus Content: Director’s Commentary - almost an hours’ worth of gameplay footage, with commentary audio from Josef Fares, the game’s creator. Concept Art - over 20 illustrations or hand drawings of characters, puzzles and environments. Soundtrack - complete soundtrack with 20 scores from the game. Share in the epic unforgettable journey of two brothers, with an unique control system that allows co-op play in single player.

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9# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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10# BioShock 2 - 2016

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Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture.

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11# What Remains of Edith Finch - 2017

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What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member's death. Ultimately, it's a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.

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walking-simulatorstoryatmosphericinteractivefirst-person
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12# LiEat - 2016

Review95Score

A world where dragons, born from the wishes of man, each have a unique power to match their human's desires. One mysterious stranger travels with a young dragon graced with the talent of seeing and eating lies. Together, they seek information for profit and knowledge.

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13# King of Dragon Pass - 2015

Review88Score

One of the Top 100 best mobile games of all time (Metacritic) Epic saga of conflict, mythology and community Immensely replayable Hand-painted artwork Interactive story with an ultimate level of complexity Choose your counsel carefully, sign diplomatic agreements or declare war on nearby clans.

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15# A Normal Lost Phone - 2017

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The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phones text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sams life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.

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16# Rakuen - 2017

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A hospitalized Boy comes to terms with his own story by traveling with his Mom to a beautiful fantasy world; ultimately helping his fellow patients find closure by walking a mile in their shoes.

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17# Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - 2015

Review87Score

From the groundbreaking storytellers at Naughty Dog, comes the genre-defining epic that revolutionized adventure storytelling, rebuilt by Bluepoint Games with the power of the PS4 system. Experience one of the most revered game series of all time as you follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure.

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18# Sorcery! 3 - 2015

Review88Score

3 does a fantastic job of keeping things dynamic and interesting, and better yet, its new puzzle-like aspect gives it the kind of magical, surprise-filled, combat-related fun fantasy fans live for." + Explore everywhere - move freely through the world, any way you want, creating your own unique story + New time beacons allow you to alter the world dynamically - travel through the present, or into the past, or mix the two + Thousands of choices - all are remembered, and shape your adventure + Thirty new enemies, including seven deadly serpents, each with their own strategies - and weaknesses + Adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson + Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with new, smarter, opponents + New spells to discover and new magic to master + Five Gods, all with different quirks and powers + Start your adventure here, or load your characters and choices from Part 2 + New music from "80 Days" composer Laurence Chapman + Two new 3D hand-drawn maps to explore by Mike Schley

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20# The Stanley Parable - 2013

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The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end.

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21# Maize - 2017

Review73Score

Explore an abandoned farm and a not-so-abandoned underground research facility as you uncover the mysteries around Maize, and possibly learn a bit about yourself along the way. With a colourful cast of characters and an absolutely absurd world, Maize offers up a unique experience that keeps the surprises coming. Solve environmental puzzles that get more and more absurd the further you delve into the adventure Uncover the secrets of Maizes world, as you try and figure out what it is the corn really want, aside from a very good nap Meet some friends and enemies along the way, which include a very small grumpy Russian robot bear and an unhinged albino corn stalk with an underbite

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22# The Last of Us - 2014

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20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. Remastered Features: Explore a brutal post-pandemic world, fully realized with the power of PlayStation4 system Includes additional game content: over $30 in valueDelve into Ellies past in Left Behind, the single-player prequel chapter Eight new multiplayer maps in the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories packs

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24# Sorcery! 4 - 2016

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+ New enemies, including mutants, guards, merchants and the undead - each with their own strengths and weaknesses + Adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson + Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with the toughest opponents yet - the Gambling Monks of Effe + Seven Gods, all with different quirks and powers + Start your adventure here, or load your character and all your choices from Part 3 + New music from "80 Days" composer Laurence Chapman

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25# The Beginner's Guide - 2015

Review76Score

The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.

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