The Best Story Games

Update : Indika added at rank #3.
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Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (2022)

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Two best friends, one wild adventure. Join best friends Nunu and Willump on an adventure across the frozen wilds of the Freljord. Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a single-player story adventure developed by Tequila Works.


  • puzzle
  • story
  • adventure
  • platform
  • narrative
  • fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • rpg
  • single-player
  • action
  • battle
  • boss-fight
  • moba
  • -combat

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Jusant (2023)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 PC Windows

Ascend the enigmatic tower of Jusant and uncover the echoes of a lost civilization. Immerse yourself in a serene world filled with lush biomes, master intuitive climbing mechanics, and let the haunting soundtrack elevate your adventure. Solve puzzles with your adorable companion, Ballast, and experience a story that intertwines resilience and mystery in every climb.


What we like:
  • Intuitive climbing gameplay
  • Rich, immersive environments
  • Engaging puzzles with helpful companion
  • Profound storytelling
  • Beautiful soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Occasional collision issues
  • Some story elements are cryptic

  • vertical
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • narrative
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • story
  • meditative
  • atmospheric
  • rock-climbing
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • mystery
  • cute

3

Indika (2024)

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

Play a third-person, story-driven game set in alternative Russia at the turn of the XIX century where religious visions clash with harsh reality. INDIKA tells the story of a young nun who sets off on a journey of self-discovery with the most unusual companion by her side, the devil himself.


  • surreal
  • third-person
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • story
  • psychedelic
  • psychological
  • walking-simulator
  • adventure
  • cinematic
  • horror
  • self-discovery
  • mature
  • platform
  • narration

4

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.


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

5

OneShot (2016)

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PC Windows Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Xbox 360 IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

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  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • story
  • cute
  • pixel
  • inventory
  • choices
  • narrative
  • surreal
  • rpgmaker
  • rpg
  • robots
  • multiple-endings
  • sprite
  • atmospheric

6

Immortality (2022)

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Delve into the enigmatic world of IMMORTALITY, where you piece together Marissa Marcel's vanished career through lost film footage. Discover the secrets behind her unreleased movies and uncover a narrative woven with Hollywood's allure and darkness. Your curiosity unlocks a story buried in time, promising a thrilling journey through cinema history.


What we like:
  • Innovative narrative structure that immerses you in detective work
  • Stellar acting enhances the story's authenticity
  • Unique match cut mechanic offers a novel way to navigate the plot
  • Impressive production quality recreates distinct filmmaking eras
  • Rich historical setting amplifies the narrative depth
What could be improved:
  • Free-form structure may confuse new players
  • Vast amount of footage can overwhelm

  • fmv
  • interactive
  • noir
  • lgbtq
  • hidden-object
  • choices
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • film
  • horror
  • fiction
  • story
  • drama

7

The Wild at Heart (2021)

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

The Wild at Heart is a beautiful and joyous tale of discovery, full of quirky characters, exploration and puzzles. You play as Wake, a young scallywag searching for excitement who stumbles upon an adventure to save the world and reunite the Greenshields. With its hand-drawn art style, mysterious creatures and day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay, you'll be sure to have some exciting escapades!


What we like:
  • Quirky characters with unique traits
  • Beautiful artstyle
  • Light combat & puzzles that increase in difficulty
  • Day-night cycle adding tension to the gameplay
What could be improved:
  • The standard loop:go here - do that
  • Parts of the narrative are well-honed

  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • crafting
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • resource-management
  • survival
  • exploration
  • adventure

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Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (2024)

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

Embark on a haunting, choice-driven journey in 'Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden'. Navigate the dark narrative and moral dilemmas of the 1695 cursed New Eden as ghost hunters Red and Antea. Unravel mysteries, combat spectral foes, and decide the fates of the living and dead. Will love triumph, or will sacrifices be made? Every choice you make shapes this emotional, visually stunning RPG adventure.

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What we like:
  • Exceptional narrative and voice acting
  • Engaging side quests and rich world exploration
  • Dynamic combat with evolving skills
  • Deeply emotional character relationships
  • Beautiful visuals and atmospheric design
What could be improved:
  • Combat can initially feel clunky
  • Some gameplay elements feel outdated

  • rpg
  • supernatural
  • narrative
  • story
  • combat
  • open-world
  • action
  • third-person
  • exploration
  • choices
  • vampire
  • fantasy
  • cinematic
  • narration
  • emotional

9

Finding Paradise (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android IOS iPhone

Explore the emotional journey of Drs. Eva Rosalene and Neil Watts as they fulfill a dying man's wish in Finding Paradise. Dive into patients' memories, uncovering their life stories and final wishes. Engage with a thought-provoking and meaningful narrative that resonates with players. Experience the impact games can have on personal growth and introspection. Join the doctors on this unforgettable adventure and make a difference in someone's life!


What we like:
  • Amazing sequel to 'To the Moon'
  • Thought-provoking and meaningful story
  • Emotional impact that resonates with players
  • Engaging and well-crafted narrative
  • Provides valuable life lessons
What could be improved:
  • Can be emotionally difficult to play

  • rpg
  • story
  • pixel
  • emotional
  • japanese
  • adventure
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • psychological
  • top-down
  • rpgmaker
  • funny
  • puzzle
  • comedy

10

Blacktail (2022)

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Xbox Series X Android PC Windows Playstation 5

Experience the mystical and intense archery combat in BLACKTAIL, a dark and magical fairy tale world. Play as Yaga, a witch accused of witchcraft, who hunts down foul spirits to unravel your own mystery while deciding the fate of the land. With BLACKTAIL's Morality system, your decisions affect your skills. Discover hidden treasures, collect lost recipes, and brew elixirs to shape your playstyle. Are you ready to become the guardian of the woods or the terror nightmares are made of?


What we like:
  • Beautiful environment
  • Interesting story
  • Unique characters
  • Great voice acting
  • Seamless integration of morality system
What could be improved:
  • Slow controls
  • Tedious combat
  • Technical issues
  • Poor explanation of mechanics

  • archery
  • mythology
  • first-person
  • crafting
  • dark
  • story
  • exploration
  • survival
  • open-world
  • action-adventure
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • humor
  • fantasy

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