My Favorite Story-Driven Games

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1. Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Set long before the Star Wars films, the Sith Empire returns to the galaxy to begin a war with the Galactic Republic.

Directors: James Ohlen, Hez Chorba | Stars: Tom Spackman, Grey Griffin, Bertie Carvel, Jo Wyatt

Votes: 2,547

2. Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire (2015 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Sometime after the Invasion of Ziost, the Eternal Empire enters into the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, and led by its princes Arcann and Thexan, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Irving, Jesse Sky | Stars: Tom Spackman, Grey Griffin, Bertie Carvel, Jo Wyatt

Votes: 334

3. Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne (2016 Video Game)

Action

After the Alliance Commander overthrows Arcann, he/she is faced with a new threat; Vaylin. Faced with new challenges, opportunities, and unlikely allies; the Commander must dethrone Vaylin ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Boyd | Stars: Tom Spackman, Grey Griffin, Bertie Carvel, Jo Wyatt

Votes: 193

4. Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, Fantasy

You play a young Jedi Academy student who must help stop an evil plot by Dark Jedi to collect and use Dark Side energy for their own ends.

Stars: Philip Tanzini, Jennifer Hale, Jason Marsden, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 1,901

5. Highway Blossoms (2018 Video Game)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

The gold rush has struck the west for a second time. Highway Blossoms is the story of Amber, a girl trying her best to be alone on the road until she stumbles upon a young hitchhiker and the journal of a prospector from long ago.

Director: Syon Santeria | Stars: Christiaan Connors, Moses Cortez, Katie Dagnen, Alex Fitzgerald

Votes: 10

6. Life Is Strange (2015 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

An awkward photography student named Max discovers her ability to rewind time, and reunites with her estranged best friend Chloe to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a local girl.

Directors: Raoul Barbet, Michel Koch | Stars: Hannah Telle, Ashly Burch, Nik Shriner, Dani Knights

Votes: 8,715

7. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie

Votes: 17,225

8. Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the galaxy, only a miracle could save them. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, Kimberly Brooks, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 13,394

9. Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green

Votes: 15,535

10. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

The story of Chloe's relationship with Rachel Amber before the manifestation of Max Caulfield's abilities.

Directors: William Beacham, Chris Floyd, Webb Pickersgill | Stars: Rhianna DeVries, Kylie Brown, Bootsie Park, Dan D.W. McCann

Votes: 2,267

11. Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan (2014 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Darth Revan, once the prodigal knight and saviour of the republic, has returned seemingly from the dead. He leads an army of extremist zealots on a crusade to destroy both the empire and ... See full summary »

Director: James Ohlen | Stars: Tom Spackman, Grey Griffin, Bertie Carvel, Jo Wyatt

Votes: 301

12. Dragon Age II (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The medieval world of Thedas is invaded by demonic Darkspawn. Hawke and Hawke's family are saved by a powerful mysterious witch Flemeth. They end up in a foreign city where racial, religious and political tensions threaten to tear it apart.

Director: Mark Darrah | Stars: Jo Wyatt, Nicholas Boulton, Adam Howden, Joanna Roth

Votes: 4,273

13. Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Corporate stooge Rhys, and Con woman Fiona team up to discover the secret of an alien vault on the dangerous planet pandora.

Directors: Martin Montgomery, Ashley Ruhl, Jonathan Stauder, Nick Herman | Stars: Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Chris Hardwick, Erin Yvette

Votes: 3,094

14. Fallout 4 (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the post-apocalyptic Boston, Massachusetts area, you play as the "Sole Survior" of Vault 111, recently revived from centuries of forced cryostasis, determined to find your kidnapped son.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Brian T. Delaney, Courtenay Taylor, Stephen Russell, Courtney Ford

Votes: 9,686

15. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.

Director: David Speyrer | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 13,936

16. Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After four hundred years since the last Blight, a new Archdemon seeks to destroy the land of Ferelden. It is up to the player - as one of the remaining Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.

Director: Dan Tudge | Stars: Steve Valentine, Peter Renaday, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry

Votes: 6,895

17. Batman: The Telltale Series (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows Bruce Wayne as he tries to juggle being the Billionaire and owner of Wayne Enterprises, with the masked vigilante Batman.

Directors: Mark Droste, Kent Mudle, Jason Pyke, Jonathan Stauder | Stars: Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Richard McGonagle, Travis Willingham

Votes: 2,505

18. Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance must escape City 17 following the explosion of its fusion reactor.

Director: Robin Walker | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 4,602

19. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When the Chantry is destroyed, leaving only one survivor, demons are loosed up on the world. In an attempt to restore order and save the world, the survivor--now the inquisitor-- recreate the long forgotten inquisition.

Directors: Mike Laidlaw, Pierre Michel-Estival | Stars: Harry Hadden-Paton, Alix Wilton Regan, Jon Curry, Sumalee Montano

Votes: 3,915

20. Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 (2017 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After a mysterious gauntlet attaches itself to Jesse's hand, he/she along with his/her friends must find out what it is and battle the villainous Admin.

Directors: Mark Droste, Jonathan Stauder | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Ashley Paige Albert, Mark Barbolak

Votes: 199

21. Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (2015 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Jesse and his/her friends must seek out a group of warriors called The Order of the Stone in order to save their world from total destruction.

Directors: Jason Latino, Dennis Lenart, Graham Ross, Jonathan Stauder, Jason Pyke | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Dee Bradley Baker, Dave Fennoy

Votes: 811

22. The Walking Dead (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a world devastated by the undead, a convicted criminal is given a second chance at life when he comes across a little girl named Clementine.

Directors: Sean Ainsworth, Nick Herman, Dennis Lenart, Eric Parsons, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman | Stars: Dave Fennoy, Melissa Hutchison, Nick Herman, Chuck Kourouklis

Votes: 9,807

23. The Walking Dead: Season Two (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Left to fend for herself, Clementine has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed and she is in search of safety.

Directors: Sean Ainsworth, Jason Latino, Dennis Lenart, Eric Parsons, Graham Ross | Stars: Melissa Hutchison, Scott Porter, Mara Junot, Owen Thomas

Votes: 5,366

24. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A teenage Clementine and a new survivor named Javier are brought together when a new threat worse than the dead arises.

Directors: Rebekah Gamin, Jason Latino, Jason Pyke | Stars: Jeff Schine, Melissa Hutchison, Carlos Antonio, Valerie Arem

Votes: 2,126

25. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Clementine and her adoptive brother, AJ, come across a boarding school inhabited by other children with little memory of life before the apocalypse.

Directors: Vahram Antonian, Mark Darin, Chris Rebbert, Kent Mudle | Stars: Melissa Hutchison, Tayla Parx, Ritesh Rajan, Alex Fernandez

Votes: 1,070

26. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 43,444

27. The Wolf Among Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

As Bigby Wolf, the big bad wolf in human form, you will discover that the brutal, bloody murder of a Fable is just a taste of things to come when another dead Fable is found which starts the hunt for a serial killer.

Directors: Nick Herman, Jason Latino, Dennis Lenart | Stars: Adam Harrington, Erin Yvette, Chuck Kourouklis, Melissa Hutchison

Votes: 5,332

28. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Guardians of the Galaxy discover an artifact of great power and must defend it from those who want to possess it while also deciding whether to use it themselves.

Directors: Jonathan Stauder, Sean Ainsworth, Jason Latino | Stars: Scott Porter, Brandon Paul Eells, Emily O'Brien, Adam Harrington

Votes: 642

29. Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the War of the Five Kings, House Forrester finds themselves embroiled in a web of deceit and corruption.

Directors: Jason Latino, Martin Montgomery, Kent Mudle, Graham Ross | Stars: Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, Peter Dinklage, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 3,717

30. Batman: The Enemy Within (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Batman is blackmailed by the nefarious Amanda Waller to go undercover and infiltrate a group of super villains that call themselves, The Pact.

Directors: Sean Manning, Kent Mudle | Stars: Troy Baker, Enn Reitel, Murphy Guyer, Dave Fennoy

Votes: 1,001

31. Until Dawn (2015 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of teenagers spend the weekend in a ski lodge on the anniversary of their friends' disappearance, unaware that they are not alone.

Director: Will Byles | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Peter Stormare, Rami Malek, Brett Dalton

Votes: 10,312

32. Beyond: Two Souls (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Live the life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to a mysterious invisible entity.

Director: David Cage | Stars: Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 9,601

33. Detroit: Become Human (2018 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Take control of three androids in their quest to discover who they really are.

Director: David Cage | Stars: Valorie Curry, Bryan Dechart, Jesse Williams, Audrey Boustani

Votes: 9,116

34. Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Crime, Drama

As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".

Director: David Cage | Stars: Pascal Langdale, Jacqui Ainsley, Judi Beecher, Sam Douglas

Votes: 10,873

35. Squadron 42 (Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

Take the role of a rookie UEE Navy combat pilot in a cinematic single-player adventure set in the Star Citizen universe.

Director: Chris Roberts | Stars: Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Sophie Wu

36. Hidden Agenda (2017 Video Game)

M | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Players work together to make choices in an effort to help cop Becky Marney solve the series of murders committed by the heinous Trapper killer.

Director: Will Doyle | Stars: Katie Cassidy, Christy Choi, Leonard Roberts, West Liang

Votes: 214

37. Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Andromeda Initiative sets a course for a new galaxy, hoping to find a new home for the species of the Milky Way.

Director: Mac Walters | Stars: Fryda Wolff, Tom Taylorson, Jules de Jongh, Nyasha Hatendi

Votes: 3,993

38. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Directors: Todd Howard, Nick James Pearce | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 24,623

39. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Sean Bean, Lynda Carter, Terence Stamp, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 10,989

40. Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Gordon Freeman, along with the help of human and non-human allies, continues his fight against the ruthless alien force known as the Combine.

Director: David Speyrer | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Merle Dandridge, Tony Todd, John Aylward

Votes: 5,309

41. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

Darth Vader's secret apprentice, codenamed Starkiller, is trained in the Dark Side to defeat the enemies of the Empire, but must find his own path when his master betrays him.

Directors: Haden Blackman, Steve Stamatiadis, Darragh O'Farrell, Martin Stoltz | Stars: Sam Witwer, Nathalie Cox, Cully Fredricksen, David W. Collins

Votes: 6,115

42. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

A clone of Starkiller is created by Darth Vader, but, after he escapes his master's grasp, he travels across the galaxy to discover who, or what, he really is.

Director: Sylvain Doreau | Stars: Sam Witwer, Cully Fredricksen, Matt Sloan, Nathalie Cox

Votes: 2,728

43. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 32,793

44. Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.

Stars: Michael Hollick, Jason Zumwalt, Timothy Adams, Moti Margolin

Votes: 30,018



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