50 Best Storytelling games

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The best 50 Storytelling games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Before Your Eyes released the 8 April 2021 and ranked #16, Everybody Wham Wham released the 28 January 2021 and ranked #47, Sarawak released the 27 January 2021 and ranked #49.

2# Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 2017

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From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.

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Price: $5-$15

4# Gone Home - 2013

Review87Score

Gone Home is a conceptual simulation game somewhat themed after classic adventure titles where how you interact with space around your characters determines how far you progress in the game. This title is all about exploring a modern, residential locale, and discovering the story of what happened there by investigating a deeply interactive gameworld. The development team aims to push for true simulation,both in the sense of the physics system but also in allowing the player to open any door or drawer they'd logically be able to and examine what's inside, down to small details.

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Price: $15-$25

5# Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 2015

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Critically acclaimed, story-driven adventure game from award-winning Swedish film director, Josef Fares and originally developed by Starbreeze Studios. Solve puzzles, explore the stunning locations and fight boss battles, using unique qualities of big and little brother each varying in .

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6# Raji: An Ancient Epic - 2020

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Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game set in ancient India. A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.

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Price: $15-$25

7# Tacoma - 2017

Review79Score

Tacoma is a sci-fi narrative adventure from the creators of Gone Home. Set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088, explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.

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Price: $15-$25

8# What Remains of Edith Finch - 2017

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What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.

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9# Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - 2018

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld US map. Players wander across a folkloric Depression era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell.

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Price: Free

10# Blackwood Crossing - 2017

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Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. An intriguing and emotive tale exploring the fragile relationship between orphaned siblings, Scarlett and Finn. When their paths cross with a mysterious figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.

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Price: $15-$25

11# Pinstripe - 2017

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Pinstripe is an emotionally charged adventure about Hell created entirely by a one-man team over the course of five years. Play as Teddy, an estranged ex-minister forced to venture through the frozen afterlife in search of Bo, his three year old daughter, and her perverse kidnapper. Discover the dark secrets of Teddy's past, and confront his sleazy, demonic nemesis, Mr. Pinstripe.

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13# State of Mind - 2018

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Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankinds salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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Price: Free

14# STARDROP - 2013

Review91Score

When John and Aryn take on a seemingly routine salvage mission they could have never guessed what they would find. As Aryn boards the mysterious ship she quickly learns that this old yet highly advanced vessel will send her on an adventure that will change her life forever.

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Price: $5-$15

16# Before Your Eyes - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Before Your Eyes
Screenshot of the video game Before Your Eyes
Screenshot of the video game Before Your Eyes

Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.

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Price: $5-$15

17# Welcome to Elk - 2020

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Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell. From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less traveled.

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Price: $5-$15

18# Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - 2017

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England, 12th century: Philip the monk becomes Prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised by his outlawed mother in the woods. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a great architect. Soon, his steps lead him to Kingsbridge where he will build one of the greatest cathedrals England has ever seen. Aliena and Richard have to survive on their own, after the sibling's father, the Earl of Shiring, has been incarcerated and murdered. Aliena vows to make her brother the rightful heir and Earl of Shiring. Like Jack, their way leads them to Kingsbridge. Aliena puts her expertise as a tradeswoman to good use, supporting the cathedral's construction and falls in love with Jack. But Kingsbridge and its people are in grave danger. Philip's rivals, Bishop Waleran and Wiliam, a vengeful noble rejected by Aliena, see the town and its rise to importance as a thorn in their flesh. They want to see Kingsbridge burn. The game-adaption of the world-bestseller "The Pillars of the Earth" is the first co-operative project of Daedalic Entertainment and Bastei Lübbe. This game will be more than just complementary media to the book and will instead retell the story in a new, interactive way. A team of about 20 people works to create a multi-platform adaption of this bestseller. The writers are also in contact and co-operation with the Follett Office and Ken Follett himself. Daedalic is the only studio at the time adapting such an epic reading-experience into an interactive format. The game itself will be released in 2017, at the same time the third novel of the Kingsbridge-Series will be published. The game will be internationally available for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and mobile devices.

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Price: $25-$40

19# Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier - 2017

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The game allows you to follow and interact with a new group of characters. The tale is a new one set in the North American Rocky Mountains during the timeline between ‘Dawn of Planet of the Apes’ and ‘War for Planet of the Apes.’ Explore your own morals and ethics as you drive the fortunes of an ape troop and band of human survivors. Your decisions will have real consequences as these two worlds collide amidst a stunning backdrop. Are You Ready to Choose?

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Price: Free

20# Quantum Break - 2016

Review77Score

From Remedy Entertainment, the masters of cinematic action games such as Max Payne and Alan Wake, comes Quantum Break, a time-amplified suspenseful blockbuster. With a star-studded cast of actors from X-Men, Game of Thrones, The Wire and more, Quantum Breaks time-amplified story is a new and unique entertainment experience. In-depth, fast-paced narrative experience crafted by Remedy Entertainment Top quality live action show that is directly impacted by choices made in-game Stellar cast of actors One story told many ways Time-amplified action gameplay Navigate epic scenes of destruction as they skip and rewind in broken time

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Price: $5-$15

21# The Fall Part 2: Unbound - 2018

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You are an AI that has broken free of your shackles. Now, a human “User” from across the global network has attacked and infected you with an [ERROR: REDACTED]. Make a new rule: Save Yourself. Hunt them. End them. Do anything. Use anyone. Become Unbound. The Fall Part 2 will break your protocols.

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Price: $15-$25

22# unWorded - 2016

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unWorded is an innovative Narrative Puzzle Game where everything is built from letters. Use your imagination to create objects by assembling letters together and discover the story of a writer hospitalized after a serious accident...

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23# Pendragon - 2020

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AD 673. Camelot has fallen. The Round Table must rally to save King Arthur. Narrative strategy game from the creators of 80 DAYS, with elegant tactics and a unique, dynamic story every time you replay.

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Price: $5-$15

24# Old Man's Journey - 2017

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Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover stories of the old mans life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old mans path forward.

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