The Best Fiction Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Outbreak The Fedora Files: What Lydia Knows added at rank #14.
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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

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Harold Halibut (2024)

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

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

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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

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Mothmen 1966 (2022)

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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.


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

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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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Fall of Porcupine (2023)

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

Fall of Porcupine is a unique story adventure. The collision of work and daily life – an exciting reflection of an unhealthy healthcare-system. Experience the exciting story of Finley and his friends in a lovingly illustrated world – and uncover the darkest secrets of Porcupine and its residents.


  • emotional
  • conversation
  • fiction
  • story
  • 2d
  • story-adventure
  • narration
  • drama
  • cute
  • choices
  • linear
  • hand-drawn
  • interactive
  • atmospheric
  • stylized

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Goodbye World (2022)

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

"GOODBYE WORLD" is a narrative adventure game. Play through 12 stages of a puzzle platformer while following the two protagonists through 13 chapters of their story.


  • platform
  • visual-novel
  • linear
  • text
  • cinematic
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • puzzle
  • interactive
  • adventure

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Three Minutes To Eight (2023)

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Three Minutes To Eight is a mind bending pixel art adventure. A gaming experience threading the edge of consciousness, where everything is possible and yet remains elusive. Players will find themselves in ███ ██ █ ▓ ▒ ░ ¿⊕ξד¶¶¶ Error 0x80070570.


  • travel
  • multiple-endings
  • time
  • pixel
  • futuristic
  • voxel
  • point-and-click
  • fiction
  • scroller
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • 2.5d
  • mystery
  • psychological
  • interactive

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No Longer Home (2021)

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No Longer Home is a game about letting go of the life you've built due to circumstances beyond your control. Immerse yourself in the lives of Bo and Ao and learn about their dreams, frustrations and fears. Welcome the magic of the everyday and somewhat extraordinary.


  • point-and-click
  • narrative
  • fiction
  • interactive
  • visual-novel
  • lgbtq
  • minimalist
  • semi-autobiographic
  • emotional
  • drama
  • relaxing
  • surreal
  • philosophical
  • dialogue-driven
  • conversation

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Like No Other: The Legend Of The Twin Books (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X

Dan is a bumbling first-time adventurer who risks everything to solve the legend of the twin books by exploring the abandoned town of Red Pines.


  • cartoony
  • clicker
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • 2.5d
  • fiction
  • dungeon-crawler
  • 1990s
  • interactive
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • exploration
  • cyberpunk
  • comedy

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