The Best Quick-time-event Games

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Update : Singalongsong added at rank #31.
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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Dive into the terrifying world of The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes. Navigate through a buried Sumerian temple, forge alliances, and make tough decisions that impact the narrative. Experience heart-pounding action, stunning visuals, and an immersive horror story. Play alone or with friends, and uncover the secrets of the temple. Will you escape the threat and survive the night?

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What we like:
  • Intriguing character dynamics
  • Engaging and impactful narrative choices
  • Visually striking environments
  • High replay value
  • Excellent acting
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot
  • Stilted dialogue and voice acting
  • Uneven pacing
  • Limited gameplay innovation

  • horror
  • quick-time-event
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • war
  • military
  • choices

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Detroit: Become Human (2018)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows

In Detroit: Become Human, you'll step into the shoes of three unique androids in a world teetering on the edge of chaos. Your choices shape an intense, branching narrative filled with moral dilemmas and life-or-death decisions. With stunning visuals and immersive storytelling, every playthrough promises a unique experience. Discover what it means to be human in this gripping game.


What we like:
  • Stunning visuals
  • Deep, immersive narrative
  • Choices significantly impact gameplay
  • Quick-time action sequences add excitement
  • Multiple endings for high replay value
What could be improved:
  • Game starts off slow
  • Main characters can be lost early on
  • Limited gameplay beyond story choices

  • narrative
  • quick-time-event
  • detective
  • interactive
  • crime
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • robots
  • choices
  • futuristic
  • violent

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Shenmue I & II (2018)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.


  • martial
  • open-world
  • quick-time-event
  • classic
  • fight
  • arts
  • cult
  • arcade
  • 1980s
  • story
  • rpg
  • action-adventure

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Fort Solis (2023)

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Playstation 5 Mac OS PC Windows

Fort Solis a riveting story-driven thriller on the Red Planet.

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  • thriller
  • quick-time-event
  • walking-simulator
  • sci-fi
  • narrative
  • horror
  • mars
  • third-person
  • story
  • psychological
  • exploration
  • space
  • cinematic

5

The Expanse: A Telltale Series - Episode 3 (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

An epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits in The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch™. The adventure is yours to create in a world fueled by your imagination.

In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?

Nintendo Switch Online members can buy a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers* and redeem each one for any game in the voucher catalog—including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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  • narrative
  • exploration
  • episodic
  • quick-time-event
  • pirates
  • book
  • sci-fi
  • novel
  • adventure
  • story
  • politics
  • difficult
  • space-pirate
  • tried-and-true
  • choices

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Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo (2021)

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

Can you trust your own mind? Immerse yourself in a psychological thriller of a new kind, playing with the limits between reality and fantasy. Freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s universe.


  • quick-time-event
  • thriller
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • investigation
  • adventure
  • cinematic
  • fiction
  • choices
  • classic
  • story
  • interactive
  • detective
  • drama
  • psychological

7

Traveler (2015)

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early access Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS

Building the game as Open World so you are able to go on in your speed - just to tell, only the ones who want to explore will find out the ultimative ending. Traveler contains 8 different themed worlds you are able to explore by your own.

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  • character
  • quick-time-event
  • shooter
  • story
  • episodic
  • loot
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • customization
  • action
  • first-person
  • pve
  • comedy
  • open-world
  • narrative

8

Once Upon a Jester (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Travel the kingdom as Jester with his best friend Sok to improvise theatre shows and perform on stages far and wide. Sing your hearts out, crack jokes and impress audiences to become the stars of the famous Royal Theatrical Spectacle!


  • romance
  • drama
  • heist
  • quick-time-event
  • horror
  • genre-bending
  • funny
  • quick-time-events
  • musical
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • interactive
  • satire

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (2019)

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

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games that can also be played online with a friend. In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister.


  • horror
  • quick-time-event
  • cooperative
  • interactive
  • narrative
  • pirates
  • online

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Batman: The Enemy Within (2017)

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In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis.


  • villain
  • quick-time-event
  • episodic
  • choices
  • story
  • superhero
  • narrative
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • violent
  • comic
  • crime
  • action

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