The Best Choices Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Bahnsen Knights added at rank #10.
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Beacon Pines (2022)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Dive into the mysteries of Beacon Pines, a charming yet eerie adventure where you control the fate of the story. As Luka, you'll uncover hidden truths, meet memorable characters, and explore stunning hand-drawn landscapes. With multiple endings to discover, you'll be captivated by this immersive tale filled with surprising twists.


What we like:
  • Intriguing and creative story
  • Well-developed, memorable characters
  • Multiple endings based on your choices
  • Stunning hand-drawn art
  • Engaging gameplay mechanics
What could be improved:
  • The large number of characters can be overwhelming

  • choices
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • mystery
  • cute
  • cozy
  • adventure
  • narration
  • exploration
  • story
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • interactive
  • horror
  • conspiracy

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Immortality (2022)

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Marissa Marcel was a film star. She made three movies. But none of the movies were ever released. And Marissa Marcel disappeared. An interactive trilogy from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story.


  • fmv
  • interactive
  • noir
  • lgbtq
  • hidden-object
  • choices
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • film
  • horror
  • fiction
  • story
  • drama

3

Ten Dates (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Mac OS Android IOS iPhone

In Ten Dates, you navigate the thrilling world of speed dating as Misha or Ryan. Engage in ice-breaker games, face awkward scenarios, and unravel unexpected truths. Your choices shape your relationships in this multi-directional adventure. Will you find love in this realistic and inclusive rom-com game? It's a genuine, endearing, and lightly humorous exploration of the dating world.


What we like:
  • Realistic depiction of human interactions
  • Covers modern, controversial topics
  • Inclusive of different sexualities
  • Well-acted and scripted
  • Fun interactive game
What could be improved:
  • Weird transitions in decision trees
  • Some dialogue options lead to unexpected responses
  • Stereotypical and shallow characters
  • Choices and profile don't matter as much

  • choices
  • fmv
  • sequel
  • dating-sim
  • interactive
  • romantic
  • romance
  • nonlinear
  • comedy
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • funny
  • realistic
  • adventure
  • dating

4

Grotto (2021)

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Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch PC Windows IOS iPhone Xbox One Playstation 4

Grotto is a mystical, narrative-focused experience. You are the Soothsayer. The one capable of talking with the stars and unveiling their messages. In a time of turmoil, the tribe of the valley turn to your powers of divination and come to you for guidance.


  • choices
  • immersive
  • walking-simulator
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • psychological
  • interactive
  • replay-value
  • first-person
  • colourful
  • narrative
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • simulation

5

Wayward Strand (2022)

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80
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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s

Unravel the captivating world of Wayward Strand as Casey Beaumaris, a journalist in summer 1978. Engage with a diverse cast in an airborne hospital, uncover their unique stories and piece together mysteries. With real-time narratives and multiple playthroughs, each experience is a new discovery in this immersive adventure.


What we like:
  • Beautiful art and animation style
  • Unique worldbuilding
  • Excellent voice acting
  • High replayability value
  • Relaxing atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Slow pacing
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • No manual saving
  • Flawed gameplay mechanics

  • narrative
  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • choices
  • story
  • drama
  • emotional
  • conversation
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • book
  • stylized
  • historical
  • mystery

6

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (2023)

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Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X/s

Gods. Romance. Murder. Musical Numbers?! Play as Grace in a world where Greek Gods live in hiding among us. Change your fate as you draw friends, foes & lovers into song using your powers of musical persuasion to unravel the mystery of the Last Muse's death.


  • mythology
  • roleplaying
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • romance
  • mystery
  • interactive
  • story
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • fantasy
  • self-discovery
  • graphic
  • novel

7

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

The fate of humanity is at stake. Use your gift of clairvoyance to see into the future and stop an apocalypse that threatens the balance between your world and the deities'.


  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • narrative
  • soundtrack
  • story
  • multiple-endings

8

Arcadia Fallen (2021)

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Enter a world filled with magic and alchemy in Arcadia Fallen, a visual novel game that puts you in control of an alchemist shop assistant. The engaging storyline is full of quests and mystical encounters, with a cast of likable and well-developed characters who will keep you hooked. The gameplay is simple yet entertaining, with alchemy puzzles and combat mechanics that keep you engaged. With charming hand-drawn visuals and catchy soundtrack, Arcadia Fallen is a unique and immersive experience that you won't want to miss.


What we like:
  • Engaging storyline with well-developed characters
  • Simple but entertaining gameplay mechanics
  • Charming hand-drawn visuals with a catchy soundtrack
  • Replayability value due to branching narrative
  • Wonderful underlying messages that convey societal relevance
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay mechanics may be too simple for some
  • The pacing of the story is rushed
  • The writing is basic
  • The visuals are outdated
  • Heavy narrative-based game may not appeal to all players

  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • otome
  • choices
  • dating-sim
  • immersive
  • comic
  • character
  • fantasy
  • story
  • lgbtq
  • anime
  • customization
  • demons
  • text

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Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Mac OS Android IOS iPhone Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

An eccentric FMV murder mystery with a twist: someone has poisoned Uncle Marcus. Uncover the truth in the yearly family quiz and try to save him before it is too late.


  • fmv
  • choices
  • mystery
  • conspiracy
  • multiple-endings
  • detective
  • crime
  • drama
  • visual-novel
  • interactive
  • story
  • realistic
  • adventure
  • family
  • point-and-click

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Bahnsen Knights (2023)

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1986, Tornado Alley, USA… Go undercover as Boulder, an agent infiltrating the notorious religious cult known as the Bahnsen Knights. Face off against occultists, biblical storms, and an enigmatic car salesman turned preacher as you investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent and close friend.


  • choices
  • fiction
  • visual-novel
  • 1980s
  • interactive
  • thriller
  • conversation
  • narrative
  • story
  • pixel
  • investigation
  • detective
  • mystery
  • america
  • cult

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