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Added by nikoheikkila on 12 Jan 2015 09:17
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Games with Great Narrative

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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Broken Age - PC Games
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Thomas Was Alone - PlayStation Network
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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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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Kentucky Route Zero - PC Games
If David Lynch would design a video game. Does that tell you enough?
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Shadowrun Returns - Android
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Mark of the Ninja - PC Games
Great characters and some good plot twists are always a turn-on.
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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Fahrenheit - PC Games
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
If I was a pirate, I'd live my life like Guybrush Threepwood.
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
If I was a pirate, I'd live my life like Guybrush Threepwood.
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 9.1 IMDB Rating 0
Government-sized conspiracy theories at their finest. Development of main character supports the games criticism towards future dystopian societies.
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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
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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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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