The Best Lore Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Songs of Silence added at rank #7.
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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

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Kabaret (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Welcome to the Kabaret - where monsters from Southeast Asian myths and folklores dwell. Perform tea cermonies, play traditional games, and question your humanity.


  • lore
  • visual-novel
  • multiple-endings
  • investigation
  • choices
  • fiction
  • fantasy
  • point-and-click
  • narration
  • hand-drawn
  • demons
  • stylized
  • interactive
  • folklore
  • story

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Graze Counter GM (2023)

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

A refreshing and highly re-playable bullet hell style shooter that WANTS you to play dangerously! Ride the razor's edge of life and death in this high-risk high-reward danger oriented arcade style shooting game.


  • bullet-hell
  • shoot-em-up
  • lore
  • 1990s
  • mech
  • anime
  • sci-fi
  • dark
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • cute
  • arcade
  • casual
  • fantasy
  • shooter

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Ebenezer and the Invisible World (2023)

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

Meet and unlock powerful Ghosts, each with their own stories and quests to complete. Explore Victorian-era London across multiple regions of the city and uncover the dark secrets of the Malthus family. Traverse the world in extraordinary ways with the help of Movement Ghosts, including trapeze artists Rose and Flossie Reed, mountaineer Victoria Peak, professor of time and space Haley Hall.


  • metroidvania
  • lore
  • scroller
  • hand-drawn
  • historical
  • action-adventure
  • alternate
  • atmospheric
  • replay-value
  • anime
  • open-world
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • 2d
  • controller-support

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Murderous Muses (2023)

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

Solve a sinister murder by spending three reality-shifting nights in a haunted art gallery. An infinitely re-playable murder mystery blending deduction, exploration, puzzles, collectibles and FMV.


  • mystery
  • fmv
  • procedural
  • puzzle
  • detective
  • lovecraftian
  • lore
  • investigation
  • nonlinear
  • replay-value
  • resource-management
  • drama
  • supernatural
  • walking-simulator
  • exploration

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Orten Was The Case (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Orten Was The Case - A free movement puzzle/adventure game where you play as a youngster stuck in a time loop with the simple task of saving the world from literal destruction.


  • manipulation
  • time
  • nonlinear
  • lore
  • metroidvania
  • 2.5d
  • humor
  • conspiracy
  • time-management
  • dystopian
  • choices
  • mystery
  • detective
  • dark
  • open-world

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Songs of Silence (2024)

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early access PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Songs of Silence is a strategy game set in a fantasy world threatened by the all-devouring Silence. The game features a mix of turn-based kingdom management, auto battler, and hero development, contrasted with intense real-time battles.


  • strategy
  • turn-based
  • 4x
  • lore
  • pvp
  • isometric
  • auto-battler
  • fantasy
  • kingdom
  • tactical
  • rpg
  • soundtrack
  • multiplayer
  • cinematic
  • atmospheric

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The Rewinder (2021)

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The Rewinder is an adventure puzzle game based on Chinese mythology. You play as Yun, the last known Rewinder, who can communicate with spirits and explore other people's memories to alter the past.


  • pixel
  • point-and-click
  • drama
  • detective
  • mythology
  • thriller
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • 2d
  • lore
  • supernatural
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • horror
  • comedy

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Forest Grove (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

In Forest Grove, a teenage heiress has gone missing. Foul play is suspected. Uncover a cast of characters, collect evidence, and find the truth in this futuristic detective game!


  • detective
  • silent
  • mystery
  • protagonist
  • crime
  • lore
  • nonlinear
  • investigation
  • logic
  • crime-fighting
  • walking-simulator
  • immersive
  • exploration
  • drama
  • story

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Titan Chaser (2021)

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Titan Chaser is a surreal driving and walking experience. Your job is to scout giant creatures and use the light to drive them off without fighting or killing.


  • dynamic
  • simulation
  • auto
  • walking-simulator
  • lore
  • music
  • immersive
  • surreal
  • investigation
  • driving
  • narration
  • experimental
  • atmospheric
  • meditative
  • open-world

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