Favourite storyline in games?

#1 Posted by KojimaNo1fan (12 posts) -

I'm one of those gamers where the storyline is everything. My personal favourite storyline based game is the Metal Gear Solid series but I'm sick of my own opinion haha. Let me know what your favourite storyline is :)

#2 Posted by mastermetal777 (1932 posts) -

As far as a video game series goes, I'm going with the Mass Effect trilogy overall. If I look at an individual game, then it's The Last of Us.

#3 Posted by Tokeism (2340 posts) -

The Walking Dead season 1 and 2 by telltale games has one of the best I''ve ever played

#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (15835 posts) -

The Mass Effect trilogy is probably my all-time favourite. I also love the Metal Gear Solid games, Dragon Age games, Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, and Bioshock games.

#5 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -
  1. To the Moon
  2. The Witcher series
  3. Castlevania Lords of Shadows (only the first one)
  4. Dishonored
  5. Enslaved Odyssey to the West
#6 Posted by uninspiredcup (9663 posts) -


#7 Posted by AVIS93 (317 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid, by far, and I just got into the series a few weeks ago and I've been playing all available games since.

#8 Edited by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:


oh great mention. I forgot that.

#9 Edited by heguain (677 posts) -

Telltale games. ME, Witcher, Dragon Age, AC, Deus Ex, RE, PoP, Splinter Cell, DMC, Batman Arkham, Mafia, Max Payne (Except MP3), Bioshock and Wolfenstein. All these games series have great storylines on them imo.

#10 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -

Planescape: Torment,still the best written story in gaming to this day,with the best characters.

#11 Posted by thegamingjunkie (259 posts) -

Good to hear I'm not the only one :)

For me its The Walking Dead Game Seasons 1 & 2, The Last of Us and then Bioshock Infinite. Maybe Outlast as well but that's a special case.

#12 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (14652 posts) -


#13 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6421 posts) -

The Mass Effect Trilogy for sure... Also the whole Halo universe.

#14 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -
  • Mass Effect 1
  • Mass Effect 2
  • MGS3
  • The Witcher
  • The Witcher 2
  • Planescape Torment
  • Warcraft 3/The Frozen Throne
  • The Last of Us

All of those games have my favorite stories (video game wise)

#15 Posted by SovietsUnited (2345 posts) -

These are my favorites:

Planescape: Torment
Legacy of Kain
Marathon Durandal & Infinity
Spec Ops: The Line
Warcraft 3

#16 Posted by JamesJoule (182 posts) -

gta san andreas .. the witcher series .. mass effect ... dragon age origins .. max payne .. the walking dead .

#17 Posted by MirkoS77 (7782 posts) -


#18 Posted by KojimaNo1fan (12 posts) -


If you've recently started playing MGS listen to the storyline very carefully. Every single sentance is an important factor to the storyline and if miss anything major you'll be wondering what the characters are going on about later. Just a little tip :)

#19 Posted by AVIS93 (317 posts) -

@kojimano1fan: Indeed, the games are full of character and plot details in every dialogue. I finished the entire HD Collection (2, 3, and Peace Walker) and as of this moment I'm looking for a copy of The Twin Snakes. After playing that, I'm going to play MGS4 and finally Ground Zeroes. The overall story in this series is so intense and beautiful, I was blown away by the ending in MGS3 and the complexity of the philosophical nature of MGS2.

#20 Edited by mastermetal777 (1932 posts) -

I'd put my thoughts on the MGS series in by now but I fear I'll be crucified lol.

#21 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Honestly never got the hype on Last of Us, it's great but best game/story ever? Sorry nowhere near for me.

Best individual story for me is KOTOR. Series wise either Mass Effect due its awesome characters and insane amount of lore or Metal Gear Solid because its just nuts and Revolver fucking Ocelot.

#22 Posted by chocolate1325 (32595 posts) -

MGS3 enough said.

#23 Posted by vicky_john1 (203 posts) -

My favourite storyline in games are Gta 4 and Max payne 2

#24 Posted by alim298 (1690 posts) -

16. The Neverhood

15. Portal 2

14. Monkey Island 2

13. Bastion

12. Super brothers

11. The wolf among us

10. Cave Story

9. Batman arkham city

8. Gta vice city

7. Castlevania Lords of shadow

6. Fallout 3

5. Ghost trick

4. Operation Flashpoint

3. The swapper

2. Alice maddness returns

1. Braid

#25 Edited by alim298 (1690 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:


#26 Posted by Gamerno6666 (2028 posts) -

To the moon, Portal 2, Half life 2 etc.

#27 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (14652 posts) -


Tis very heart warming and profound. ;)

#28 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16843 posts) -

Majora's Mask for me. The story blended with the gameplay perfectly.

#29 Posted by bussinrounds (2232 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:

Planescape: Torment,still the best written story in gaming to this day,with the best characters.

And an amazing setting with great music too.

#30 Edited by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

The Witcher series has one of the best story lines available, of course they didn't create the world and characters etc, but they do a great job making those games.

#31 Edited by wiifan001 (18436 posts) -

the Ace Attorney series

#32 Edited by jdc6305 (3920 posts) -

Dark Souls 2 Have no clue what the story is but its great. Mario Galaxy 2 story is good also.

#33 Posted by theguitarguy321 (57 posts) -

Xenoblade Chronicles

#34 Posted by Yoshi9000 (397 posts) -

9 hours 9 persons 9 doors, followed by Nier and Bioshock. Also assassins creed 2 had a very good story, it's just a shame ubisoft ruined the plot with cliffhanger after cliffhanger to keep making games.

#35 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid does have an amazing storyline I must agree. MGS2 is my favorite installment because of how the story is told through Raiden's eyes. He's kept out of the loop when talking with Rose, Colonel Campbell, and Snake. It gave me motivation to keep playing because I wanted to piece everything together and figure out just what's going on. Raiden became one of my favorite video game characters.

The story of Final Fantasy VII is also really good. Crisis Core was amazing and the ending made me tear up.

Tales of the Abyss has a really great story with some excellent character development. It's a pretty dark game. (At least for a Tales game.)

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#37 Posted by tonylogan007 (16 posts) -

Sanitarium :)

#38 Posted by Refresh220 (22 posts) -

Persona 4.

#39 Posted by RyuRanVII (4253 posts) -

One of the very best:

#40 Posted by Pffrbt (6588 posts) -
@kojimano1fan said:

I'm one of those gamers where the storyline is everything.

Makes sense that you'd choose video games as your hobby, where stories are secondary and often mediocre at best.