The Best Story-Driven Video Games (2023)

Games stick with us for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you became addicted to the cycle of progression; powering up your character, unlocking new gear, leveling up. Maybe the gameplay held enough variety and excitement to keep you hooked for hours. Perhaps you wanted to see every corner of a game’s expansive open world.

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For many gamers, it’s the story that ropes them in. Some gamers only play games for their story; they want an interactive narrative that they can be a part of and be whisked away by. For this list, we have avoided the games that have more story than gameplay, and instead focused on those with excellent stories that are also mechanically strong and well-designed experiences. These are the stories that have gripped us and won't let go.

Updated on August 25th, 2022 by Hodey Johns: This list is under consistent revision as video game writing seems to be entering a sharp divide. On one hand, many franchises have been stagnant when it comes to story, re-skinning the same gameplay over a tired plot. However, other developers have recognized this gap in the market and come in with some truly magnificent narration. This list has been updated with some new titles and, in addition to these, there are a few unorthodox games added as well. The gameplay on these is an occasional highlight, certainly, but the story is what truly keeps gamers coming back for more.

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41/41 As Dusk Falls

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Developer Interior Night
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Release Date July 19, 2022
Platform(s) PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Metacritic Rating 79
User Rating 6.8
HowLongToBeat Time 6.5 Hours

How is it that a game devoid of nearly any gameplay besides making choices manages to get the heart racing so quickly? Even the graphics are stills of painted characters in non-dynamic rooms, yet the story is so strong that it feels like an action movie unfolding.

The story is mutable by the player or players, as the game allows multiplayer decision-making. The characters do relatable things, even the villains. At times, it's hard to tell which "side" to root for. Not many games can boast of exploring the grey area as well as As Dusk Falls.

40/41 Horizon Forbidden West

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Developer Guerilla Games
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release Date February 18, 2022
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Metacritic Rating 88
User Rating 8.0
HowLongToBeat Time 28 Hours

After a story as fascinating as the first game and a shocking plot twist that needs to be experienced, how was a sequel to Aloy's adventure supposed to compare? Somehow, Horizon Forbidden West keeps the plot just as urgent and adds characters as strong as the ones in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Better still, there was a feeling as Aloy went to another area that she'd be leaving her old friends and rivals for new ones. Not so! Conversely, the story is tough to follow for those who haven't played the first game owing to how well the cast is integrated from the first game to the next.

39/41 Starcraft II

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Developer Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date July 27, 2010
Platform(s) PC
Metacritic Rating 93
User Rating 8.3
HowLongToBeat Time 18 Hours

Most RTS games aren't story-driven. Then again, most of those games aren't StarcraftII, with loads of impactful cutscenes and even a few choices to make along the way. Blizzard has been on a downward spiral when it comes to ruining some fan favorites, but Starcraft II was perfect.

Beyond the universe-saving story about defeating Amon, this is a game with tremendous characters of different origins. The side characters from Abathur to Swann (one of the best mechanics in gaming) are memorable and give the gameplay a purpose besides mere entertainment.

38/41 Gone Home

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Developer The Fullbright Company
Publisher The Fullbright Company
Release Date August 15, 2013
Platform(s) PC, Mobile, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Metacritic Rating 86
User Rating 5.4
HowLongToBeat Time 2 Hours

Of all the "walking simulator" games, Gone Home may be the least interactive. It's a quick, two-hour journey that doesn't aim to challenge with complex puzzles or gameplay. Frankly, it doesn't have to, the content matter is challenging enough to keep us stimulated for the entire time.

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It's impossible not to feel something for each of the characters and their complicated lives as discovered by the player character, Katie. Stories that seem so simple end up being immensely deep and gamers can't help but feel for the family's internal struggles.

37/41 Her Story

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Developer Sam Barlow
Publisher Sam Barlow
Release Date June 25, 2016
Platform(s) PC, Mobile
Metacritic Rating 86
User Rating 6.2
HowLongToBeat Time 2.5 Hours

Gaming toyed with interactive movies for a while, only to leave the formula back in the 90s. Or did it? Her Story brought back the interactive movie in a big way, allowing players to act the role of an investigator that is trying to solve a murder.

Despite the short length, the game has a cult following as gamers excitedly recommend it to their friends. Each playthrough will yield new information and twists on the plot, giving it some replayability that murder mysteries don't often yield.

36/41 The Wolf Among Us

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Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Telltale Games
Release Date October 11, 2013
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Metacritic Rating 83
User Rating 8.4
HowLongToBeat Time 9.5 Hours

Sometimes using established stories can limit a story. Fans often treat source material as sacred, not to be tampered with. But a bold developer can sometimes take a classic tale and treat it like a canvas to the delight and imagination of the gamers.

The spins placed on Little Red Riding Hood and the rest of the memorable cast done by Telltale Games make The Wolf Among Us something special. It's a short game with a lot of DLC after gaining a cult following with a story that keeps characters in the spotlight.

35/41 Kentucky Route Zero

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Developer Cardboard Computer
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Release Date January 7, 2013
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Metacritic Rating 81
User Rating 7.5
HowLongToBeat Time 10 Hours

Kentucky Route Zero was con the immediate smash hit that it should have been. Releasing five acts and a final interlude at various times was not a wise move. But once all the pieces were together, this is probably one of the most unforgettable stories on this list, tied together by a brilliant ensemble of absurd and yet hauntingly believable characters.

Despite some point-and-click gameplay and dialogue "choices," the outcome of the game is fixed. This game belongs here less because it is a game and more because it is art. And, on that front, it is incredibly well done. Impactful without a shred of pretentiousness.

34/41 What Remains Of Edith Finch

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Developer Giant Sparrow
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Release Date April 24, 2017
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Mobile, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
Metacritic Rating 89
User Rating 8.4
HowLongToBeat Time 2 Hours

For a game that takes scarcely over two hours to complete, you won't be able to stop talking about What Remains of Edith Finch, even after years separated from the experience. Gamers will be drawn in by the dark aesthetic and the story about a curse that causes family members to meet early and unfortunate ends.

Games that a generally "dark" and "sad" are a dime a dozen, but it's the refreshing and unexpected message at the end that makes the narrative work here. No one has the power to stave off death forever. This is the curse of humanity and it's that very curse of temporary nature that precisely makes the strive to live all the more wonderful.

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33/41 Portal 2

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Portal 2 Finding GlaDoS After She's Been Placed Into A Potato

Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Release Date April 18, 2011
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic Rating 95
User Rating 9.1
HowLongToBeat Time 8.5 Hours

Predicting that a sequel to the phenomenal Portal could live up to the expectations would have been a risky bet. Yet what fans got was a game that amplified the puzzles and logic of the first game and wrapped it up in a hilarious and engaging story.

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Portal 2 took the bold step of introducing new protagonists and antagonists and it paid off in spades. The key to this success was never losing sight of Chell or GLaDOS for the first game. The story revealed in Portal 2 is a must-play experience for anyone calling themselves a gamer.

32/41 Firewatch

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Firewatch Talking On The Mic During A Lakeside Sunset

Developer Campo Santo
Publisher Panic
Release Date February 9, 2016
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Metacritic Rating 81
User Rating 7.1
HowLongToBeat Time 4 Hours

Fans are sharply divided over whether or not Firewatch is a good game. It is very short, limited in action, and devoid of screen-rattling moments. But nobody disagrees that the landscape is beautiful and the story is one of the ages. For gamers who love walking simulators, it's a classic.

The exposition occurs over walkie-talkies, using a dialogue between Henry and Delilah that is both relatable and revealing. The fluid way they transition from humor to heavy subjects had the world beyond the gaming community realizing that gaming can tell a story as well as any book.

31/41 Spiritfarer

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Developer Thunder Lotus Games
Publisher Thunder Lotus Games
Release Date August 18, 2020
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Metacritic Rating 83
User Rating 7.8
HowLongToBeat Time 25 Hours

Spiritfarer is an engaging game that is perfect for amateur to intermediate gamers. With management and platforming elements, it's impossible not to be charmed by this cute art that features main character Stella and her cat Daffodil solving the problems of adorable animals struggling to make sense of their life as they journey to the other side.

But the game is far more than looking and death with a joyful lens. Many of the creatures are symbols of people we know in life that hit too close to home. We can never fully understand someone else's struggles and successes without walking in their shoes. Stella learns to walk in their shoes and, in doing so, realizes that she still has another journey to make in her own shoes.

30/41 Half-Life 2

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Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Release Date November 16, 2004
Platform(s) PC, Mobile, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Metacritic Rating 96
User Rating 9.2
HowLongToBeat Time 13 Hours

The concept of Half-Life appears rather mundane, at least, as far as gaming goes. After a catastrophic event unleashes otherworldly hostiles, protagonist Gordon Freeman uses weapons and puzzle-solving brilliance to survive. But if that were the extent of the story, it would never have received the player base that it did.

Half-Life 2 explores all aspects of these events, the civilians in the area, Black Mesa, the military, the police, the scientists, and the enigmatic G-Man to show that this world is complex, terrifying, beautiful, and worth fighting for.

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29/41 Disco Elysium

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Disco Elysium Waking Up With A Headache

Developer ZA/UM
Publisher ZA/UM
Release Date October 15, 2019
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Metacritic Rating 91
User Rating 8.4
HowLongToBeat Time 21 Hours

Story-driven games can fall into the trap of retelling a fairy tale. The hero is a knight in shining armor and the villain is a demon straight out of hell. Disco Elysium wins by exploring the grey areas of the world. Harry is a mix of good and bad and it is up to the player to decide which of those he gravitates toward.

The world around Harry is just as complex as the detective himself. Motivations are not singular or transparent. Gamers will come across villains that they sympathize with instead of monsters cackling from the shadows. The side characters are all brilliant and none of them are entirely good or bad.

28/41 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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Uncharted 4 Drake Arrives At Deserted Village

Developer Naughty Dog
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date May 10, 2016
Platform(s) PS4
Metacritic Rating 93
User Rating 8.8
HowLongToBeat Time 15 Hours

Naughty Dog has come an awfully long way since the days of Crash Bandicoot. Its games have always been good, but through the Uncharted series, the developer helped to pioneer a movement that led to the rise in popularity of narrative-driven video games. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is not only a cinematic masterpiece, but also serves as a fitting end to one of gaming's very best heroes.

Each of Nathan Drake's four fantastic outings features wonderful storytelling, but it's his last that truly highlights his personal growth while also providing a bit more insight into his past and his relationships with those closest to him. Drake must contend with his past as a mass murderer and reconcile it with non-lethal options he might have had while still forgiving himself.

27/41 Final Fantasy X

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Final Fantasy X Titus Staring Up From The Beach

Developer Square Product Development Division 1
Publisher Square
Release Date December 17, 2001
Platform(s) PS2, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & PC
Metacritic Rating 92
User Rating 8.9
HowLongToBeat Time 46 Hours

There have been some fantastic Final Fantasy games over the years, but not many of their stories are as captivating as the one in Final Fantasy X. It has a little bit of everything; from an ill-fated romance to a son's neverending struggle to earn his distant father's approval. The over-the-top weapons match the personalities of those who wield them.

With the exception of perhaps Kimahri, each of the party members in Final Fantasy X offers something significant to the game's narrative. They're also incredibly complex, and the storytelling techniques used to relay their tale were pretty groundbreaking for the era. When combined with Nobuo Uematsu's sensational score, it makes for an unforgettable experience that JRPG fans would be foolish to miss.

26/41 Life Is Strange 2

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Life Is Strange 2 Daniel And Sean Getting A Moment Of Peace

Developer Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher Square Enix
Release Date September 27, 2018
Platform(s) PS4, Xbox One & PC
Metacritic Rating 79
User Rating 6.2
HowLongToBeat Time 16 Hours

The episodic game of Life Is Strange 2 might not be filled to the brim with action, but it's an incredible work of art and storytelling nonetheless. The game focuses on the choices the player makes, which will ultimately determine the outcome at the end.

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After a misunderstanding with the police and a strange explosion, two brothers Daniel and Sean are forced to flee as fugitives. During their hunt, Daniel discovers that he has a special ability: he can use the power of his mind to move objects. Puzzle-solving and dialogue choices aside, the characters alone and their touching bond are what make this game so good story-wise.

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25/41 Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX Characters Lined Up Around The Logo

Developer Square
Publisher Square
Release Date July 7, 2000
Platform(s) PS1, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC & Mobile
Metacritic Rating 94
User Rating 9.0
HowLongToBeat Time 39 Hours

Final Fantasy creator and original director Hironobu Sakaguchi was once quoted as saying that he’d rather tell a good story than make a fine action game, and there is no better story in the series than that of Final Fantasy IX. Where the game succeeds is in its characters' personal stories and relationships.

Every member of your party is a charming, endearing person with a story worth knowing intimately. The game’s overall plot might not be original, but the heart that was poured into its characters and their relationships is second to none. You’ll play through this game 20 more times just to enjoy the journey you take with this wonderful cast of characters.

24/41 Tales Of Arise

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Developer Bandai Namco
Publisher Bandai Namco
Release Date September 9, 2021
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Metacritic Rating 84
User Rating 8.4
HowLongToBeat Time 40

Every so often, there comes an RPG that you just can't afford to miss. Tales of Arise was given the RPG of the year at the Game of the Year Awards for satisfying gameplay, amazing boss battles, and character options. But it's the story that leaves gamers floored.

Stories of war and love are rarely done well. When they strive to be too tragic, they become predictable slogs. When they aim to be too inspiring, they turn a blind eye to brutal realities. Tales of Arise takes a grounded approach to both warfare and romance and executes both to perfection.

23/41 To The Moon

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Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Release Date November 1, 2011
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch, PC & Mobile
Metacritic Rating 84
User Rating 8.4
HowLongToBeat Time 4 Hours

Even by today's standards, To the Moon is a relatively short game, but it more than makes up for this with its fantastic story. You'll be placed in the shoes of a pair of doctors as they travel through the memories of one of their dying patients in order to fulfill his final request. It's full of touching moments and is a must-play for fans of narrative-driven titles.

The game was built using RPG maker and features an art style reminiscent of some of the best role-playing games of the nineties. Granted, the gameplay does leave a little to be desired, but the story is expertly written and is perfectly complemented by Kan R. Gao's hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Mobile RPG lovers will adore this title.

22/41 The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead Staving Off A Zombie Attack With An Axe

Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Telltale Games
Release Date April 24, 2012
Platform(s) PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC & Mobile
Metacritic Rating 94
User Rating 8.8
HowLongToBeat Time 41 Hours

Due to the simplicity of their gameplay, a lot of emphasis is placed on the storytelling in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series. Thankfully, the overarching narrative is more than capable of carrying the titles on its back, thanks in large to the sheer strength of its characters.

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Though players initially take control of Lee, later installments will see them walking in the shoes of a young woman named Clementine. Watching her grow and mature is an absolute joy, while the harsh and unforgiving world in which the games are set provides plenty of tension. You'll also be able to shape the narrative with the choices, a rare thing in the genre that makes it one of the best zombie games ever made.

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FAQs

What are story-driven games called? ›

A storytelling game is a game where multiple players collaborate on telling a spontaneous story. Usually, each player takes care of one or more characters in the developing story.

What game has the most complex story? ›

The 10 Most Complicated Stories In Video Game History
  • 8/10 Metal Gear Solid.
  • 7/10 Death Stranding.
  • 6/10 Destiny.
  • 5/10 Deadly Premonition.
  • 4/10 Bloodborne.
  • 3/10 Assassin's Creed.
  • 2/10 Gears Of War.
  • 1/10 Beyond: Two Souls.
18 Feb 2021

How hard is Elden ring? ›

It's pretty safe to say that Elden Ring is a tough game. Frequent ambushes and enemies that can kill you with a single hit can make the first few hours very difficult.

What is the best free story game? ›

17 Free Games With The Best Storylines
  • 17/17 Star Wars The Old Republic.
  • 16/17 Doki Doki Literature Club.
  • 15/17 Grimm's Hollow.
  • 14/17 The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit.
  • 13/17 La Rana.
  • 12/17 Genshin Impact.
  • 11/17 Guitar Girl.
  • 10/17 Dinner With An Owl.
25 Sept 2022

Is life is strange a good game? ›

Life is Strange is an absolutely incredible game. It is one I usually end up playing once a year just because I love the setting and characters so much. All of that is preserved. However, this is not a great way to play these games.

Does Elden ring have a story? ›

Elden Ring is a vast game that takes you through an enormous world brimming with history and lore, as well as tiny stories playing out all around you. But then there's your story: the things you actually do in the game.

Is Assassins Creed Black Flag best one? ›

Black Flag isn't designed solely to satisfy returning players, but instead to elicit maximum player enjoyment from its rich setting and colorful cast. Black Flag liberates itself from its past, and thus stands as arguably the best Assassin's Creed game yet.

Is Cyberpunk 2077 fixed? ›

Cyberpunk 2077 isn't perfect from a technical perspective, but it is “fixed” so far as that goes.

What game has the best story Reddit? ›

Red Dead Redemption 2: -Truly one of the greatest stories in the gaming industry. Even movies and shows can't out beat this masterpiece.
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Other notable mentions would be :
  • Final Fantasy X.
  • Tales of Arise.
  • Alan Wake.
  • Mass Effect 1-3.
  • Metal Gear Solid 1-5.
  • System Shock 1 & 2.
17 Jan 2022

What games are similar to until dawn? ›

Until Dawn

What is Kingdom Hearts story? ›

The series is a collaboration between Square Enix and Disney. KINGDOM HEARTS follows the main protagonist Sora, a Keyblade wielder, as he travels to many Disney worlds with Donald and Goofy to stop the Heartless invasion by sealing each world's keyhole and restore peace to the realms.

How many hours is Elden Ring? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Elden Ring is about 54 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 132 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Is Elden Ring beginner friendly? ›

Elden Ring is more beginner-friendly compared to other games made by FromSoftware. It's because players can complete side quests to get stronger. Additionally, bosses are static in level, so the more the character levels up, the easier it becomes to beat them.

What is the hardest game to complete? ›

Top 10 hardest video games, ranked
  • 8) Cuphead (2017)
  • 7) Darkest Dungeon (2016)
  • 6) Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (2003)
  • 5) Celeste (2018)
  • 4) Dark Souls 1, 2, 3 (2010-2016)
  • 3) Bloodborne (2015)
  • 2) Elden Ring (2022)
  • 1) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019)
7 Jun 2022

Who is your daddy? ›

Who's your daddy? is a slang expression used to show dominance over someone else in an aggressive, playful, or sexual way. Daddy goes way back. Records from the early 17th century show daddy being used for any controlling and older figure, regardless of biology.

What game should I play right now? ›

The 25 Best PC Games to Play Right Now
  1. Half-Life: Alyx. Valve's first Half-Life game in 13 years reminded us of the signature innovation that's made this series so special, and why its return was so anticipated.
  2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. ...
  3. XCOM 2. ...
  4. Disco Elysium. ...
  5. Elden Ring. ...
  6. Crusader Kings 3. ...
  7. Hollow Knight. ...
  8. Outer Wilds. ...
14 Oct 2022

Is life is strange ok for a 12 year old? ›

Content Note. Life is Strange is described here as a “teen friendly” game rather than “kid friendly”, and is recommended for mature teenagers only, as it may be distressing for younger or less emotionally mature players.

Is life is strange a masterpiece? ›

And it's demonstrative not only of what helps make Life Is Strange's story an absolute masterpiece, but also of how video games have grown up (and diversified to become representative of more than just teenage boys).

Is Life Is Strange one of the best games ever? ›

The Life Is Strange franchise is a definite standout in the graphic adventure genre. Rather than focusing on combat or unique traversal, the game tasks players with making difficult choices.

Why is Elden Ring so popular? ›

The challenge Eldon Ring offers the players is a significant factor in its popularity. The experience of the Japanese creators, From Software, has helped develop an action-packed challenging game for the players. The role-playing game Elden Ring is a dark fantasy that is among the US's top games of the year in sales.

Why is Elden Ring so good? ›

From its stunning castles to its gorgeous forests, a lot of the game's fans want to check out every part of The Lands Between. Its dark atmosphere and pieces of lore scattered throughout the world make Elden Ring come alive in ways that a lot of other open world games have failed to do.

Is Elden Ring the most beautiful game ever? ›

Elon Musk takes the opportunity once again to sing Elden Ring's praises, calling the FromSoftware RPG 'the most beautiful art' he's ever seen.

What is the longest Assassins Creed game? ›

Finishing the main story of Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes player 42 hours on average. Under a completionist run, however, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the leader at a whopping length of 132 hours!

Is Assassin's Creed Black Flag or Unity better? ›

The story in Unity manages to be more personal than the one in Black Flag, with more narrative weight behind the key moments and a stronger cast of supporting characters, with a thrilling, yet mature, conclusion where the player is free to make up their own mind over who, if anyone, is right.

How many hours is Cyberpunk? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Cyberpunk 2077 is about 23½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 103 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Is Cyberpunk better now? ›

After jumping back in on PlayStation 5, I'm happy to report that Cyberpunk 2077 is good now. The vast majority of its bugs have been fixed and it's a wildly fun RPG. For fans who have been waiting to give it a second chance, there's no better time than now to play Cyberpunk 2077.

Is Cyberpunk still buggy? ›

Is Cyberpunk still buggy? Short answer: yes. There are still a handful, or many handfuls, of bugs in the game but fortunately most of them are just minor visual bugs such as a parked car spawning a little too high and is floating in the air, or a random citizen walking on top of a car.

What is the best single player game Reddit? ›

  • Dead Space I.
  • Resident Evil 4.
  • Fallout 3.
  • Fallout New Vegas.
  • Borderlands 2.
  • Demons Souls.
  • Dark Souls 1.
  • Dead Cells.
3 Aug 2022

What single player games should I play Reddit? ›

  • System Shock 1 & 2.
  • Thief 1 & 2.
  • Deus Ex 1.
  • Half Life 2.
  • Medieval 2: Total War.
  • Prey (2017)
  • Outer Wilds.
16 Nov 2021

Is House of Ashes worth? ›

House of Ashes is very much a move in the right direction in terms of storytelling for Supermassive, and it feels like they're finally hitting their stride. It's still “so serious it's silly,” sure—perhaps even more so—but that's half the fun.

Is Until Dawn difficult? ›

In Until Dawn, eight teenagers are trapped at a mountain getaway with a maniac. Your job is to enable as many of the characters to survive the night, until dawn, as possible. The game is really challenging because you don't get second chances. When a character dies, he or she is gone for good.

Is Until Dawn a horror game? ›

Live or die. You decide. Until Dawn is an interactive drama survival horror adventure game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, and was officially released worldwide in August 2015.

What is the hardest game to master? ›

One of the most famously difficult games in the world to master is chess. There's much debate about how old chess is and where it came from, but one thing's for sure: The objective is to checkmate the opposition king, while keeping your own monarch safe.

What is the most demanding PC game 2022? ›

The Most Graphically Demanding PC Games (2022)
  • Spider-Man Remastered (August 13, 2022) ...
  • Elden ring (February 25, 2022) ...
  • Dying light 2 Stay Human (February 4, 2022) ...
  • God of War (January 14, 2022) ...
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (December 16, 2021) ...
  • Halo Infinite (December 8, 2021) ...
  • Far Cry 6 (October 7, 2021)

Is Skyrim harder than Elden ring? ›

In comparison to Skyrim, Elden Ring's combat is far more complex and well done, and it's understandable why when you have to face some insurmountably difficult opponents.

Is Sora owned by Disney? ›

Sora and the Kingdom Hearts IP are 100% owned by The Walt Disney Company. Square Enix are only the developers! ) about who owns the character Sora. Disney is the copyright holder.

How old is Sora now? ›

If in Birth By Sleep, Sora is 4 years old and then when we get to the first game he is 14 years old, he continues to be 14 years old to 358/2 Days until we get to Kingdom Hearts 2. From Kingdom Hearts 2, Sora is now 15 years old and again stays the same while the events of Dream Drop Distance happen on 3DS.

Why is Kingdom Hearts so popular? ›

Kingdom Hearts was iconic upon its release as it featured a young, spiky-haired boy armed with a magical key travelling into Disney films with Donald Duck and Goofy by his side. In many ways, it was ahead of its time and a marvel to look back on.

Does Elden ring have a story? ›

Elden Ring is a vast game that takes you through an enormous world brimming with history and lore, as well as tiny stories playing out all around you. But then there's your story: the things you actually do in the game.

What game has the best story Reddit? ›

Red Dead Redemption 2: -Truly one of the greatest stories in the gaming industry. Even movies and shows can't out beat this masterpiece.
...
Other notable mentions would be :
  • Final Fantasy X.
  • Tales of Arise.
  • Alan Wake.
  • Mass Effect 1-3.
  • Metal Gear Solid 1-5.
  • System Shock 1 & 2.
17 Jan 2022

What is a story driven game? ›

These story-driven games focus on providing a highly engaging narrative experience to the players. Unlike other genres that focus on aspects such as character development and scoring points, story-driven games aim to deliver a rich and memorable experience to gamers through their excellent narratives.

Does story matter in video games? ›

Many games, basically all Visual Novels, Adventure games or most RPG's (with exeptions of simple “dungeon crawlers”), has story equal or more important than gameplay (in visual novels story IS gameplay).

Why is Elden Ring so popular? ›

The challenge Eldon Ring offers the players is a significant factor in its popularity. The experience of the Japanese creators, From Software, has helped develop an action-packed challenging game for the players. The role-playing game Elden Ring is a dark fantasy that is among the US's top games of the year in sales.

Why is Elden Ring so good? ›

From its stunning castles to its gorgeous forests, a lot of the game's fans want to check out every part of The Lands Between. Its dark atmosphere and pieces of lore scattered throughout the world make Elden Ring come alive in ways that a lot of other open world games have failed to do.

Is Elden Ring the most beautiful game ever? ›

Elon Musk takes the opportunity once again to sing Elden Ring's praises, calling the FromSoftware RPG 'the most beautiful art' he's ever seen.

What is the best single player game Reddit? ›

  • Dead Space I.
  • Resident Evil 4.
  • Fallout 3.
  • Fallout New Vegas.
  • Borderlands 2.
  • Demons Souls.
  • Dark Souls 1.
  • Dead Cells.
3 Aug 2022

What single player games should I play Reddit? ›

  • System Shock 1 & 2.
  • Thief 1 & 2.
  • Deus Ex 1.
  • Half Life 2.
  • Medieval 2: Total War.
  • Prey (2017)
  • Outer Wilds.
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Is Cyberpunk 2077 fixed? ›

Cyberpunk 2077 isn't perfect from a technical perspective, but it is “fixed” so far as that goes.

Is life is strange a good game? ›

Life is Strange is an absolutely incredible game. It is one I usually end up playing once a year just because I love the setting and characters so much. All of that is preserved. However, this is not a great way to play these games.

Is Skyrim a story driven game? ›

Its main story focuses on the player's character, the Dragonborn, on their quest to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Over the course of the game, the player completes quests and develops the character by improving skills.

Why do people play video games for the story? ›

A reason that players may choose to play story-based games is because they want to try other narrative forms, such as a branching structure where their choices can make an impact on the game, and where they feel like they can dictate the story.

Does every game need a story? ›

To be clear, with the exception of a few abstract game like Tetris, almost all games benefit from story elements - an interesting setting, a distinctive tone, memorable characters, engaging dialogue, dramatic conflict, and so on.

Why video games are good storytelling? ›

Storytelling spans back centuries in human nature; progressing from oral communication, to written stories, and then to a visual format, such as movies and television. Video games set themselves apart from other storytelling formats by giving their audience the ability to make their own decisions within the story.

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