50 Best Narrative games


The best 50 Narrative games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, 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 Narrative 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 Last Day of June released the 31 August 2017

1# The Stanley Parable - 2013


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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3# Gone Home - 2013


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# DEVICE 6 - 2013


DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience. "In using its text both as narrative and as geography and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place. With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise" God is a Geek - 9/10

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5# Fragments of Him - 2016


More akin to a theatre play than traditional game, in Fragments of Him you explore the world in a first-person view and gently guide Will, Mary, Sarah, and Harry along their journeys. It is a compelling emotional drama deliberately designed without puzzles or difficulty, and created for players seeking a thought-provoking and artistic experience. As the threads of Wills life combine, they create a single story of love, memories, and hope.

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6# A Normal Lost Phone - 2017


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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7# Quantum Break - 2016


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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8# Fire Emblem Fates - 2015


After purchasing either the Fire Emblem Fates : Birthright version or the Fire Emblem Fates : Conquest version, take a leap of faith in this third path by aligning with neither royal family . amiibo compatibility-scan the corresponding amiibo and Marth, Ike, Lucina, and Robin will appear in your game for you to battle and recruit .

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10# Tales from the Borderlands - 2015


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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12# FRAMED - 2014


An evocative music score featuring live jazz performances fused with modern themes and beats sets the mood. - Mac Life With a jazzy soundtrack and a gritty vibe befitting its genre, Framed succeeds at telling a story in more ways than one.

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14# BioShock 2 - 2016


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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16# Journey - 2015


Explore the ancient, mysterious world of Journey™ as you soar above ruins and glide across sands to discover its secrets. Play alone or in the company of a fellow traveler and explore its vast world together. Featuring stunning visuals and a Grammy-nominated musical score, Journey™ delivers a breathtaking experience like no other.

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17# The Last of Us - 2014


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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18# Rise of the Tomb Raider - 2015


Platforming is back in this new iconic iteration of the famous action adventure franchise. The new combat system offers more stealth and sneak attack options and you can now explore underwater. Young lara is still battleling for survival and will be able to make her way using improvised weapons and crafting upgrades for them.

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19# To the Moon - 2017


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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20# Yakuza 0 - 2015


Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs. Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988s Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

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21# Tacoma - 2017


As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. A Richly Layered Story Experience: Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew's digital communications and personal thoughts.

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22# Odin Sphere Leifthrasir - 2016


Take control of the magnificiently hand-rendered characters in this enchanted realm, filled with mythical beasts and gargantuan monsters. Five character plots intertwine with each chapter centering on a unique protagonist and their struggles.

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23# The Last Guardian - 2016


In a strange and mystical land, a young boy discovers a mysterious creature with which he forms a deep, unbreakable bond. The unlikely pair must rely on each other to journey through towering, treacherous ruins filled with unknown dangers. Experience the journey of a lifetime in this touching, emotional story of friendship and trust.

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24# Sunset - 2015


It's 1972 and a military coup has rocked Anchuria. You, Angela Burnes, are trapped in the metropolitan capital of San Bavón. Your paradise has turned into a warzone. You take up a job as a housekeeper. Every week, an hour before sunset, you clean the swanky bachelor pad of the wealthy Gabriel Ortega.

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25# Gravity Rush 2 - 2017


Still searching for clues behind the mystery of her origin, and with the powerful Raven at her side, Kat must master three unique gravity attack styles as she takes on enemies and massive bosses. Manipulate gravity with the motion sensors of the DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller to soar and traverse a vast and detailed open world. Signature Art Style French bande dessine comic book aesthetic is artfully blended with Japanese manga and anime influences to create a unique and beautiful atmosphere, with cityscapes and characters and brought to life in stunning detail on PlayStation 4.

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