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Games with Great Narrative

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I used to write Star Wars fan fiction when I was younger. I could not top Dark Forces II and threw all my stories into trash bin.
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Gone Home - PC Games
The mother of all walking simulators showed that story-exploration can be taken seriously as a genre and game narratives can contain new, fresh themes.
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Papers, Please - PC Games
Great example how you can tell a story without describing any of the characters. You care about your family and you want to do a good job, yet you even don't know the names of your family members nor your boss.
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Hotline Miami - PC Games
Plenty of smaller nuances add up to an insanely solid backstory to one of the most violent and addicting indie games of our generation. Loving the psychology references.
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Shadowrun Returns - Android
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If David Lynch would design a video game. Does that tell you enough?
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L.A. Noire - PC Games
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Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons - PlayStation Network
If there ever needs to be a "silent game", this is it. There is no Chaplin, though.
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The Last of Us - Remastered - PlayStation 4
Despite its pretty disappointing ending this blockbuster exclusive game manages to introduce the most badass teenage girl in all games history surpassing even the main protagonist. Left Behind DLC takes this even further.
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Are we men or are we machines? This question lingers above Human Revolution and is left wisely open for anyone to interpret.
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Deus Ex - PC Games
Government-sized conspiracy theories at their finest. Development of main character supports the games criticism towards future dystopian societies.
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If I was a pirate, I'd live my life like Guybrush Threepwood.
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If I was a pirate, I'd live my life like Guybrush Threepwood.
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Fahrenheit - PC Games
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Mafia II - PC Games
From riches to rags and back again. This is how you write a good mafia story, even though it's grossly dominated by men - well, made men.
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Mark of the Ninja - PC Games
Great characters and some good plot twists are always a turn-on.
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BioShock - PC Games
The one game you have to pay attention to your surroundings and listen every audio clip carefully. When it hits you, you understand why this is a great dystopian story. Now, would you kindly...
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Broken Age - PC Games
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Thomas Was Alone - PlayStation Network
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These are digital games I've played either through or up to a significant plot point and thoroughly enjoyed both their story and narrative style. May include games from all genres from all decades.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive all-time best games list.

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