The Best Fiction Games

Update : Still Joking added at rank #43.
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Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor’s gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.


  • fiction
  • 360
  • relaxing
  • interactive
  • cinematic
  • puzzle
  • anime
  • clicker
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • hand-drawn
  • hidden-object
  • narrative
  • drama

2

Immortality (2022)

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Delve into the enigmatic world of IMMORTALITY, where you piece together Marissa Marcel's vanished career through lost film footage. Discover the secrets behind her unreleased movies and uncover a narrative woven with Hollywood's allure and darkness. Your curiosity unlocks a story buried in time, promising a thrilling journey through cinema history.


What we like:
  • Innovative narrative structure that immerses you in detective work
  • Stellar acting enhances the story's authenticity
  • Unique match cut mechanic offers a novel way to navigate the plot
  • Impressive production quality recreates distinct filmmaking eras
  • Rich historical setting amplifies the narrative depth
What could be improved:
  • Free-form structure may confuse new players
  • Vast amount of footage can overwhelm

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

3

Goetia 2 (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Explore a dark & unknown Venice in this point-and-click adventure. Your goal? Find a way to reunite your soul & body. Gather information & solve puzzles in your spectral form to make your way into this world despite the shenanigans of a troublesome demon!


  • fiction
  • investigation
  • choices
  • point-and-click
  • magic
  • demons
  • interactive
  • psychological
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • realistic
  • dark
  • horror

4

Harold Halibut (2024)

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

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.


  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • cinematic
  • interactive
  • lore
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • well-written
  • platform
  • mystery
  • third-person
  • city-sized
  • retro-future

5

Echoes (2017)

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wii Linux PC Windows Mac OS gamecube

Follow the clues, question a cast of quirky witnesses and uncover the secrets of the little town of Greenhearth, but the deeper you dig, the more your risk awakening Eldritch horrors. Will you crack the case with your sanity intact?


  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • choices
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • interactive
  • noir
  • comic
  • horror
  • rogue-like
  • adventure
  • detective
  • conspiracy
  • hidden-object

6

A Taste of the Past (2022)

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PC Windows

What do you do when you lose someone you love? A Taste of the Past is an emotional sidescroller about reconnecting with your Chinese culture while navigating a train to the afterlife. Featuring a wholesome story, cooking minigames, and hope.

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  • life
  • immersive
  • walking-simulator
  • hand-drawn
  • scroller
  • fiction
  • simulation
  • text
  • point-and-click
  • visual-novel
  • stylized
  • interactive
  • cartoony
  • third-person
  • anime

7

Frequency (2023)

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early access ps2 Linux Mac OS PC Windows Android

Drive the world and make it dance as you piece together the geometric puzzles and build musical tracks that are intertwined.


  • multiple-endings
  • music
  • space
  • choices
  • instrument
  • walking-simulator
  • fiction
  • mystery
  • online-capable
  • pixel
  • cyberpunk
  • humor
  • rhythm
  • interactive
  • minimalist

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Opus: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (2022)

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Mac OS Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Echo of Starsong is a visual novel style adventure game. Eda, a girl who can hear mysterious sound waves known as starsong, crosses paths with a young man in search of their source. Together, they venture out to the heart of space to unravel an ancient myth.


  • visual-novel
  • emotional
  • soundtrack
  • japanese
  • fiction
  • 2.5d
  • anime
  • space
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive
  • story
  • jrpg
  • exploration
  • 2d
  • atmospheric

9

World Tour (2024)

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Android PC Windows

This is a simple and fun elimination game.


  • 4x
  • dynamic
  • soccer
  • 2d
  • fiction
  • narration
  • simulation
  • interactive
  • football
  • platform
  • strategy
  • team

10

Mothmen 1966 (2022)

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

Mothmen 1966 is the first in a new series of interactive adventures: Pixel Pulps. Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps are a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. The first volume comprises three games: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.

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  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • horror
  • choices
  • interactive
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • conspiracy
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • story

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