Story driven game

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#1 Posted by Zeus149 (25 posts) -

I'm looking for a real awe inspiring game right now something with a powerful story it doesn't matter which console or if it's on PC or not and if you'd like, you  can even post your favorite :) 

#2 Posted by TheLoneMortal (820 posts) -

I can't help but recommend Planescape: Torment (available on as it has a well written story and an interesting and engaging cast. The game requires a good amount of reading, though it has bits of good voice acting throughout. Combat isn't the greatest but most of the hostile situations in the game can be avoided through smart dialogue choices(which require good intelligence and wisdom stats).

#3 Posted by Malekoth (26 posts) -
I am a fan of fantasy and not so much si-fi. However, I found Mass Effect 1-3 to have the best story line. You can import your character throught the series, and the choices you make impact the story through the series. Also Dragon Age: Origins is highly recommended. Dragon Age 2, not so much.
#4 Posted by Jag85 (4915 posts) -

Role-Playing Games

  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  • Final Fantasy VI & Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Final Fantasy VII & Crisis Core
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
  • Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross
  • Alundra
  • Xenogears & Xenosaga series
  • A Blurred Line
  • Yakuza 1-3
  • Lost Odyssey

Other Genres

  • Metal Gear 2 & Metal Gear Solid 1-4
  • Shenmue I & II
  • Shadow of Memories
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Higurashi: When They Cry
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time trilogy
  • Clannad
  • Fate/Stay Night
  • Steins Gate
  • Zero Escape series (999 & Virtue's Last Reward)
#5 Posted by N_W64 (13 posts) -
Try the Mass Effect trilogy
#6 Posted by Tak666 (61 posts) -

Radiant Historia and the Shin Megami Tensei/Persona series.


(Yes, I love Atlus)

#7 Posted by TheDarkWolf86 (286 posts) -
  • Mass Effect 2, and 3 (never played one)
  • Skyrim
  • Assassins Creed 1, 2, Brother Hood, 3
  • Dead Space 1, 2, and 3
  • Uncharted 1, 2, and 3
  • Far Cry 3
  • Fallout 3 and New Vegas
#8 Posted by GamerNerdTalk (430 posts) -

i have lately been really into Jrpgs lately. So id recommend Tales of Graces, Soul Hacker(Shin Megami Tensai) and slightly older games like Final Fantasy XIII Xenoblade Chroniclez, Resonance of Fate and Star Ocean Last Hope

#9 Posted by iowastate (7873 posts) -

Oblivion - add some mods and you have a new story added. if you like horror survival there is the Ashen Rose mod.

Fallout New Vegas best storyline of the series.

Kotor and Kotor II still look very good and have excellent stories.

if you have a PS2:

I highly recommend any of the Shadow Hearts games they all have great stories with alternate history and

SH:From the New World in particular has a fantastic sense of humour.

any of the PS2 Final Fantasy games are fun especially FF VII and VIII were good.

FFXII was good and also VERY pretty looking - much better graphics than even FFX and X-2 both games I also liked.

and not to forget the Xenosaga series - there are three games all of which are quite good.

and starring KOS-MOS

Episode I der Wille sur Macht

Episode II Jenseits von Gut und Böse

Episode III Also Sprach Zarathustra

there are many more RPGs out there but I only recommend the ones I know from having played myself.

#10 Posted by Voice_of_Wisdom (123 posts) -

Go read a book. Games are about gameplay.

#11 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16908 posts) -

I'd reccomend Xenoblade or Radiant Historia. both have fantastic stories.  Or if you're really ambitious, check out Knights in the Nightmare. Best story this gen IMO.

#12 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

The Witcher (and the Witcher 2) has one of the most immersive universes, some of the most well-written stories, and some of the most interesting characters of any game I've ever played. Not to mention the combat is fun and deep and there is a good amount of challenge, I would highly recommend this series to any fan of RPG's.

#13 Posted by iowastate (7873 posts) -

now I can also add Kingdom of Amalur:Reckoning

a good storyline and a very pretty world - it reminds me of a combination of Elswyr Forest and Darkwood from World of Warcraft.