The Best Story Games

Update : The Thaumaturge added at rank #50.
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Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (2022)

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Nintendo Switch j Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s

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

Immortality (2022)

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Android j IOS iPhone (IOS iPhone) m Xbox One Playstation 5 Mac OS Xbox Series X PC Windows IOS iPhone

Marissa Marcel was a film star. She made three movies. But none of the movies were ever released. And Marissa Marcel disappeared. An interactive trilogy from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story.


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

4

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

5

The Wild at Heart (2021)

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

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

6

Unpacking (2018)

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PC Windows Linux IOS iPhone Android Xbox One Mac OS

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

7

Finding Paradise (2017)

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Linux IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS

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

8

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

9

Wayward Strand (2022)

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

Unravel the captivating world of Wayward Strand as Casey Beaumaris, a journalist in summer 1978. Engage with a diverse cast in an airborne hospital, uncover their unique stories and piece together mysteries. With real-time narratives and multiple playthroughs, each experience is a new discovery in this immersive adventure.

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What we like:
  • Beautiful art and animation style
  • Unique worldbuilding
  • Excellent voice acting
  • High replayability value
  • Relaxing atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Slow pacing
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • No manual saving
  • Flawed gameplay mechanics

  • narrative
  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • choices
  • story
  • drama
  • emotional
  • conversation
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • book
  • stylized
  • historical
  • mystery

10

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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