The Best Quick-time-event Games

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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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Pro:
  • Intriguing character dynamics
  • Engaging and impactful narrative choices
  • Visually striking environments
  • High replay value
  • Excellent acting
Cons:
  • 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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The Quarry (2022)

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

Summer camp at Hackett's Quarry is ending and a small group of counsellors decide to have one last night of summer fun. But with hunters, wild animals, and things that go bump in the night lurking about, they may not survive the night. The Quarry, a new cinematic horror title from developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K Games follows these kids as they try to survive the night. With its summer camp setting and roaming hunters, The Quarry has a perfect setup for a classic slasher-type horror film.

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Pro:
  • Variety of endings
  • Death rewind feature (after the completion of at least one full playthrough or the purchase of the Deluxe Edition)
  • Stunning visuals & soundtrack
  • Engaging & engrossing experience with collectibles
Cons:
  • Movie Mode can be jarring after playing through full game
  • Death rewinds currently only work three times per playthrough

  • horror
  • quick-time-event
  • interactive
  • narrative
  • card

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Detroit: Become Human (2018)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows

Detroit: Become Human puts the destiny of both mankind and androids in your hands, taking you to a near future where machines have become more intelligent than humans. Every choice you make affects the outcome of the game, with one of the most intricately branching narratives ever created.


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

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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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Press X to Not Die (2017)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

A ridiculous live-action B-movie adventure you will never forget! You wake up to find your town in chaos. Everyone has gone crazy and is just attacking each other! A cryptic message is the secret to survival-- Press X to not die!


  • quick-time-event
  • fmv
  • comedy
  • lair

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