From epic RPGs to classic point-and-click adventures, these are the best story-driven games.
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This astonishingly deep RPG is a role-playing game in the truest sense. Through dialogue and decisions, you shape every factet of your detective's personality. Few games boast a script this razor-sharp.
A superbly written RPG where every quest feels weighty and worthwhile. Throughout this epic quest, Geralt falls into unpredictable stories inspired by some of the strangest tales from Slavic folklore.
An intriguing and subdued police procedural that tells its gripping story entirely out of order. The way you sift through the game's archive of video clips can dramatically reshape the narrative.
There are better LucasArts adventures for puzzles, but Grim Fandango's stylish fusion of Mexican folklore and hard-boiled noir is superbly done.
A moving sci-fi mystery that playfully experiments with flashbacks. Reliving the footsteps of a lost crew is both haunting and deeply intimate.
This haunting anthology is restlessly inventive. It ingeniously plays with perspective to paint an intimate portrait of family life. Frequently sad, occasionally uplifting, and never less than memorable.
Imagine Alien: Isolation... but underwater. SOMA is a deadly game of hide and seek with mechanised monsters. Oh, and the ending will haunt your dreams.
In this powerfully gloomy horror game you trudge through the battered psyche of James Sunderland, a troubled man with a dark secret. A mind-bending masterclass in understated horror.
The story of a group of outlaws trying to make a life for themselves in a rapidly changing world. Redemption's lead outlaw goes through a thoughtfully mature, pleasingly understated personal journey.
In most shooters you follow a set path, blindly following the orders of distant voices. BioShock famously makes a story out of this—THAT twist—across a game flooded with disturbing stories.
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