The Best Fiction Games

Update : World Tour added at rank #23.
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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

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Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no (2022)

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PC Windows

Get swept away in the enchanting world of Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no, a beautiful Japanese-made game that combines stunning visuals, rich storytelling, and a captivating soundtrack to create an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in a world of fantasy and adventure, as you journey through the vibrant landscapes of this mystical realm. With multiple languages and cloud storage support, this game has something for everyone. Don't miss out on the chance to explore this stunning masterpiece.

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What we like:
  • Cute characters
  • Good graphics
What could be improved:
  • Other characters can be bland

  • word
  • fiction
  • visual-novel
  • drama
  • casual
  • text
  • interactive
  • comedy
  • cartoony
  • anime
  • story
  • cute
  • adventure
  • multiple-endings
  • fantasy

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The Chrono Jotter (2021)

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PC Windows

The Chrono Jotter is a mystery and suspense visual novel that follows the steps of Ran Ibuki, a high-school student, as she investigates against the clock to discover who's killing her new classmates -- and avenge the murder of her girlfriend. Are you ready for this savage feast of life and death?

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  • fiction
  • lgbtq
  • visual-novel
  • anime
  • story
  • horror
  • interactive
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • single-player

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Hamidashi Creative (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Tomohiro Izumi, recognized by himself and those around him as an introvert, is spending another quiet day in his little corner of his classroom… or so he thought.

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  • dating-sim
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • casual
  • interactive
  • anime
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • cute

5

Behind the Frame (2021)

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Behind the Frame is a vivid, interactive fiction about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission. Become immersed in a panoramic world filled with resplendent colors, beautiful hand-animated visuals, and a smooth, easy-listening soundtrack. As a passionate artist, seek the missing colors that will bring your paintings to life - all while remembering to take the occasional coffee and breakfast breaks that keep you going.


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

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Arcadie: Second-Born (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows

In this interactive tale of love and war, be the force of reason that your kingdom needs, or perpetuate its reputation as a force of destruction. Find love and weave friendships, or cast it all away for the sake of retribution.

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  • choices
  • fiction
  • romance
  • text
  • interactive
  • dating-sim
  • fantasy
  • multiple-endings
  • character
  • emotional
  • lgbtq
  • lore

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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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Echoes (2023)

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wii PC Windows Mac OS gamecube

Fears are not always just rustles in the dark. And death is not always a bad ending.


  • rogue-like
  • traditional
  • visual-novel
  • 2d
  • fiction
  • psychedelic
  • interactive
  • bullet-hell
  • rpg
  • space
  • hand-drawn
  • casual
  • dungeon
  • atmospheric

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Welcome to Elk (2020)

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Linux Nintendo Switch stadia Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell. From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less traveled.


  • narrative
  • hand-drawn
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • documentary
  • local
  • story
  • drama
  • violent
  • pretend
  • golf
  • villain
  • colourful
  • trading
  • exploration

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My Dream is a Lost Memory (2022)

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PC Windows

My dream is a Lost Memory is a short interactive story about having Déjà vu, realizing that this Déjà vu came to you because of a dream, and then wondering if that dream is actually a memory. It's a story about work, limitations and self-respect.

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  • philosophical
  • fiction
  • lore
  • visual-novel
  • hand-drawn
  • linear
  • point-and-click
  • experimental
  • interactive
  • dark
  • minimalist
  • drama
  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • stylized

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