The Best Narrative Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Solo Leveling: Arise added at rank #8.
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Life is Strange: True Colors (2021)

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Playstation 5 IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch stadia Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4

Experience a bold new era in the award-winning Life is Strange series with Life is Strange: True Colors. Uncover the shocking secrets behind your brother's death as you navigate through an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure. Harness the power of Empathy to change fate and forge deep relationships with the townsfolk. Make tough decisions, explore the vibrant town of Haven Springs, and discover your own voice. With a captivating story, unforgettable characters, and an exclusive soundtrack, this game is a must-play.


What we like:
  • Beautiful graphics and realistic scenery
  • Engaging slice-of-life gameplay
  • Unique power to control emotions
  • Realistic portrayal of difficult topics
  • Enjoyable romance options
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot and lack of impactful choices
  • Episodes feel rushed and underdeveloped
  • Limited character interaction after emotional moments
  • Short gameplay and shallow character relationships

  • narrative
  • episodic
  • supernatural
  • mystery
  • story
  • choices
  • drama
  • adventure
  • romance
  • local
  • puzzle
  • romantic
  • difficult

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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.


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

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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.


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

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Mutazione (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Playstation 4

Get lost in the magical world of Mutazione, a narrative-driven adventure game where you explore an island filled with quirky mutant characters and their secrets. Grow musical gardens, attend BBQs, and embark on a spiritual journey to save the community from a looming darkness. With beautiful hand-illustrated art and unpredictable twists, Mutazione is a mutant soap opera that you won't want to miss.


What we like:
  • Unique and beautiful art style
  • Relaxing music
  • Story-focused gameplay
  • Quirky and interesting characters
  • Encourages the player to slow down and relax
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay, mostly a visual novel
  • No voice acting
  • Slow parts may be boring for some players
  • Contains adult themes that may not be suitable for younger children

  • drama
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • nature
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • music
  • story
  • scroller
  • bird
  • procedural

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Hindsight (2022)

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

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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As Dusk Falls (2022)

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PC Windows j IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

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.


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

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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (2022)

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

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.


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

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Solo Leveling: Arise (2024)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows

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


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

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Bugsnax (2020)

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

Dive into the quirky world of Bugsnax! As a journalist, you'll explore the diverse Snaktooth Island, solve its mysteries, and capture 100 unique Bugsnax. With charming characters, engaging gameplay, and endless customization, you'll be captivated by this delightful adventure.


What we like:
  • Innovative creature-catching gameplay
  • Rich, immersive world with diverse biomes
  • Entertaining and distinct characters
  • Fun, fitting soundtrack
  • Engaging side quests and challenges
What could be improved:
  • None

  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • adventure
  • cute
  • muppet
  • horror
  • inventive
  • first-person
  • story
  • discovery
  • colourful
  • controller-support
  • physics
  • comedy

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Overboard! (2021)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Android PC Windows Mac OS

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.


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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