The Best Narration Games

Update, : Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles added at rank #41.
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The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (2022)

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

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.

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  • narration
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • comedy
  • walking-simulator
  • funny
  • first-person
  • horror
  • interactive
  • psychological
  • bucket
  • dark-comedy
  • narrative
  • story
  • emotional

2

Hindsight (2022)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch

What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight.


  • narrative
  • narration
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • exploration
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • hidden-object
  • interactive
  • drama
  • stylized
  • fiction
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • puzzle

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A Juggler's Tale (2021)

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

Lead Abby the string puppet through a bruised, but beautiful fairy tale world in this cinematic adventure. Solve riddles, evade traps and shake off pursuers on the way to find freedom. Can Abby take control of her fate with all the strings attached?


  • platform
  • puzzle
  • well-written
  • narration
  • wholesome
  • medieval
  • 2.5d
  • short
  • cinematic
  • scroller
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • fantasy
  • theater
  • physics

4

Backfirewall (2023)

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

Hello and welcome to Backfirewall_, a first-person tragicomic adventure set inside a smartphone. You are the update assistant. Solve wacky puzzles to counter the update and save the previous operating system from deletion. The fate of the System is in your hands!

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  • comedy
  • puzzle
  • narration
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • british
  • funny
  • narrative
  • story
  • endings
  • must-buy
  • platform-lite
  • casual

5

GLASS (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Glass is a 3D, first-person psychological thriller that will lead you through an increasingly dark and volatile world in search of an enigmatic author and his mysterious, tragic past. What you uncover will change you forever.


  • narration
  • walking-simulator
  • dynamic
  • psychological
  • surreal
  • thriller
  • linear
  • atmospheric
  • hidden-object
  • 3d
  • first-person
  • dark
  • investigation
  • puzzle
  • mystery

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Tails Of Iron (2021)

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

Tails of Iron is an epic RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the throne, you must embark on a perilous quest to reclaim your Kingdom. Explore a deceivingly charming world. Assemble a band of brave companions. Banish the merciless Frog clan!


  • souls
  • mediaeval-fantasy
  • hand-drawn
  • narration
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • medieval
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • boss
  • zombies
  • story

7

Nocturnal (2023)

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

After years of traveling, Ardeshir finds his native island covered in a mysterious fog. Carve your way with fire and steel to find out what happened to your people in this action-platformer game. You’re the only one who can discover the secrets that lie beyond the Mist.


  • platform
  • scroller
  • soundtrack
  • 2d
  • linear
  • narration
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • puzzle
  • demons
  • exploration
  • combat
  • eroge

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The Stanley Parable (2013)

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Mac OS Linux PC Windows

The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end.


  • narration
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • first-person
  • fiction
  • story
  • comedy
  • walking-simulator
  • funny
  • satire
  • thought-provoking
  • exploration
  • surreal
  • dynamic

9

The Wreck (2023)

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

In this 3D visual novel, follow failed screenwriter Junon as she attempts to make it through the most pivotal day in her life. Relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future, or without your help, Junon’s story might end in a wreck.


  • narration
  • dynamic
  • drama
  • choices
  • conversation
  • philosophical
  • visual-novel
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • cinematic
  • point-and-click
  • emotional
  • story
  • stylized
  • psychological

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Athanasy (2022)

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Linux Mac OS Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Nintendo Switch Android PC Windows

Deep beneath the surface of the dead Earth, the City, the last refuge of humanity, hides. Engineering genius and efforts of all mankind; a giant structure of steel, concrete, and biopolymers. It keeps the remnants of civilization one step away from total extinction.


  • narration
  • horror
  • visual-novel
  • dynamic
  • sci-fi
  • lore
  • text
  • lovecraftian
  • cyberpunk
  • conversation
  • post-apocalyptic
  • psychological
  • surreal
  • choices
  • multiple-endings

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