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5 More Story Driven Games You should play right now

Derick Murphy
July 28, 2022

In a previous article we recommended 5 Story Driven games that you should play right away, but why stop there. There are loads more games out there with amazing stories, so here are 5 more Story Driven Games that we highly recommend.

God Of War 2018

The God of War Reboot from 2018 tells the story of Kratos as he navigates the death of his wife with his son Atreus. 

The story is beautifully told, and the game does a really good job with the father son dynamics. There are many times when the game feels very like a movie. It does a great job of balancing the action packed combat with the heartfelt quiet moments. It gives the perfect amount of time to developing Kratos and Atreus' relationship as they slowly bond through the game, and Kratos learns what it takes to be a good father.

The characters you meet in the games are all from Norse mythology but the people at  Santa Monica Studios did a great job of putting their own spin on it.

The entire game is one unbroken shot, which creates a very immersive and cinematic experience. One of the first boss fights that you have against the stranger feels like it came right out of a summer blockbuster. 

Overall the game is a masterpiece and is a must play for gamers that love a good story.

Firewatch

Firewatch follows the story of Hank. After his wife gets sick he begins to struggle to take care of her and takes a job in the middle of the woods as a Firewatch lookout. The games starts out having you do rather normal tasks but quickly escalates into a mystery thriller.

All of the story is told through Hank’s perspective with the majority of the dialog being between him and Delilah, however you only communicate to her through a radio. This provides a very interesting way of storytelling as the player can choose whether or not to respond to Delilah. You as Hank are in full control of how much info you tell Delilah. You can tell her every single thing you see, or you can not tell her anything more than that main story dialogue.

The escalation of the mystery ramps up as you progress through the game and is very well paced. The game does a very good job of keeping you on the edge of your seat and making you feel the anxiety that Hank is feeling as he tries to figure out what is going on in the woods, without feeling like a horror game.

We definitely recommend it to anyone that loves a good mystery.

The Lion’s Song

The Lion’s Song is a very unique game. The Game is broken up into 4 episodes that each follow a different main character as they go on a journey to try to make a name for themselves in their respective field of expertise. Each story has its own unique feel and expresses the associate field well.

For instance the first episode follows Wilma, an up and coming composer, who is working on a new song. In the episode the gameplay is centered around finding sounds which lead to the creation of Wilma’s Song. The harmony that comes from the pairing of gameplay and story creates an immersive and unique experience.

Another cool aspect of The Lion’s song is that all of the episodes and characters are connected allowing you to experience events from different points of views, and see deeper into the lives of characters that you have met or heard about in previous episodes. The game even has a gallery that you can explore in the main menu that highlights all of the connections that you have found between the stories when playing.

Being a decision based game you also get to affect aspects of the story resulting in different outcomes based on your decisions. The game also allows you to see how your decisions line up with what other players have decided. This is not unique to The Lion’s Song, and is found in most choice based games but it is always fun to see how your decisions are compared to others.

Overall The Lion’s Song is a great collection of stories that are fun to play through, and we would definitely recommend it.

Life is Strange

Life is Strange tells the story of Max Caufield as she moves back to Arcadia Bay to finish up High School. You play as max as you try to navigate high school and uncover the dark mysteries of Arcadia Bay. 

It has a lot of heart and does a really good job of creating that small town vibe. There are several interesting characters that you meet that all have unique personalities.

The Game also has a unique time rewind mechanic, which we went over in detail in one of our previous articles. The rewind mechanic adds another level of mystery to the story and allows you to see multiple outcomes to the story, and like the lion’s song, at the end you can see how your decisions compare to what others decided.

The story is filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing and a sense of mystery that keeps you interested in finding out more. 

Bird Story

Bird story is a short game that takes place in the same universe as To The Moon which was on our first list of Top Story Driven Games. It is much shorter than To The Moon, serving as a prequel to Finding Paradise which is meant to be the Sequel to To The Moon, but the story is filled with just as much emotion. 

You play as Colin Reeds, a boy with an active imagination that likes folding paper airplanes. On his way home from school one day he rescues an injured bird. As the story progresses you get to see the relationship between Colin and the bird form, in what can only be described as a beautiful and magical story of friendship.

What do you think are there any games on the list that you want to try out, or are there any other games that we should have included let us know in the comments below.

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Derick Murphy
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