The Best Narrative Games for Android

Update : Open Roads added at rank #3.
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Before Your Eyes (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 ps1 vr2 IOS iPhone Android Mac OS

Dive into 'Before Your Eyes', a deeply emotional narrative adventure where you control the story with your blinks. Relive precious memories and uncover a heartbreaking truth in a charming world. This innovative, fully voice-acted game will immerse you in a journey about expectations and regrets. Prepare for an unforgettable experience.

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What we like:
  • Genuine and immersive experience
  • Innovative blink interaction mechanic
  • Touching and well-written story
  • Beautiful visuals and exceptional voice acting
  • Surprising plot twists
What could be improved:
  • Finicky eye detection
  • Short length and small scale
  • Important dialogue can be skipped due to blinking
  • Pressure from VR headset over time

  • narrative
  • story
  • first-person
  • emotional
  • innovative
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive

2

Sumire (2021)

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PC Windows Android Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

In Sumire, you'll embark on a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village, meeting charming creatures and making choices that shape your reality. Experience a beautiful and touching story with multiple outcomes, and learn valuable life lessons in this enchanting indie narrative adventure game.

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What we like:
  • Beautiful and touching story
  • Multiple possible outcomes
  • Gorgeous art style
  • Character growth
  • Valuable life lessons
What could be improved:
  • Some symbolic figures not explored
  • Grinding for achievements

  • narrative
  • choices
  • adventure
  • visual-novel
  • card
  • fiction
  • anime
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • collectathon
  • cute
  • interactive
  • well-paced

3

Open Roads (2024)

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Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, embark on a road trip adventure to explore a series of long-abandoned family properties, unearthing the past. Featuring star performances by Keri Russell (The Americans, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker) and Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart, Uncharted 4)

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  • mystery
  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive
  • story
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • hand-drawn
  • exploration
  • walking
  • discovery
  • investigation
  • fiction
  • cinematic
  • grand

4

Hindsight (2022)

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

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.

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

5

As Dusk Falls (2022)

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As Dusk Falls is an interactive narrative adventure game that follows the story of several protagonists, offering immense replayability with its range of choice and consequence. It combines point and click with dynamic action sequences while also tracking players' styles and awarding them cards based on their choices.

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What we like:
  • Professional actors portray characters with complete backstories
  • Two unique features (group entertainment mode and broadcast mode)
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Stop-motion graphics style
  • Excellent voice acting
  • Meaningful choices with varied consequences
What could be improved:
  • Lack of control over some elements of the story
  • Some aspects can feel repetitive after multiple playthroughs

  • drama
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • crime
  • quick-time-event
  • choices
  • multiplayer
  • book
  • cooperative
  • story
  • novel

6

Unpacking (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One Android IOS iPhone Linux

Experience the simple joy of Unpacking in this zen-like game. Through eight house moves, you'll uncover a heartwarming story told through objects, creating an intimate connection with a character you never see. Organize your home, enjoy the beautiful soundtrack, and immerse yourself in a unique narrative journey that mirrors the ups and downs of life.

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What we like:
  • Unforgettable storytelling through objects
  • Relaxing, meditative gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel-art visuals
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzle-solving experience
What could be improved:
  • Game duration is quite short
  • Limited customization options

  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • book
  • story
  • narrative
  • relaxing
  • isometric
  • cute
  • zen
  • achievements

7

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (2022)

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Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Mac OS

Uncover a sinister plot in OXENFREE II: Lost Signals as you navigate the mysterious town of Camena. With engaging characters, a captivating story, and your choices shaping the narrative, this game promises a thrilling adventure. Use your walkie talkie to tap into ghostly signals and manipulate time. Will you save the future or ignore those in need? The choice is yours.

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What we like:
  • Engaging characters
  • Captivating story twists
  • Excellent dialogue system
  • Satisfying conclusion
  • Beautiful art style
What could be improved:
  • Minimal presence of other characters
  • Time travel aspect lacks impact
  • Easy to miss side stories

  • supernatural
  • horror
  • narrative
  • cult
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • choices
  • story
  • interactive
  • exploration
  • local

8

Solo Leveling: Arise (2024)

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Android PC Windows IOS iPhone

Webtoon with 14.3 billion views will make its first appearance as an action RPG! Game On A Whole New Level, Solo Leveling:ARISE

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  • ghost
  • puzzle
  • romance
  • rpg
  • action
  • pve
  • dungeon
  • narrative
  • block-puzzle
  • bee
  • third-person
  • quick-time-event
  • controller-support
  • cute
  • multiple-choice

9

Deliver Us Mars (2023)

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70
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PC Windows Android Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One Xbox Series X/s

Deliver Us Mars is an atmospheric sci-fi adventure taking you on a suspense-fuelled, high-stakes mission to recover the ARK colony ships stolen by the mysterious Outward.

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  • sci-fi
  • mars
  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • third-person
  • platform
  • cinematic
  • space
  • thriller
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • emotional
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • linear

10

Overboard! (2021)

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Overboard! is an exciting mystery game where you play as Veronica Villensey, a 1930s femme fatale who throws her husband overboard on a boat eight hours away from New York. You must help her get away with her crime by getting her off the boat scot-free when it docks. With visuals and music that evoke the 1930s, and the ability to direct your own story with multiple endings, this game is sure to keep you entertained.

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What we like:
  • Open world visual novel gameplay
  • Multiple endings
  • Replayable
  • Short playthroughs
  • Fun 1930s visuals & music
What could be improved:
  • Short playthrough times may be a con for some players

  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • mystery
  • choices
  • detective
  • narrative
  • fiction
  • comedy
  • novel
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • conversation
  • sailing
  • cover
  • puzzle

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