Story Rich PC games?

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#1 Posted by Dom3513 (25 posts) -

Hi, lately I've been looking to play some fun story rich PC games, I've played and beat all the side missions of fallout 3, and fallout New Vegas, and I've beat bastion and just started playing dishonored.

Any suggestions as to some games that are like those?

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#2 Posted by Arthas045 (5792 posts) -

Bioshock 1, 2, and Infinite.

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#3 Posted by Maverick6585 (220 posts) -

If you liked Bastion get Transistor. Made by the same developer

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#4 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -

Well I think there are 4 games that I believe they are the most story rich games the last 5years.

Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3.

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Dragon Age Origins.

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If I will remember more I will tell you.

ps: Would you play older games as well?

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#5 Edited by thehig1 (7279 posts) -

Yay, another chance to Recommend The Cat Lady, good story dark as hell. The game is pretty much point and click though.

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#6 Edited by deactivated-597794cd74015 (961 posts) -

Thief 1,2 (to scratch that Dishonored itch)

Shadowrun Returns + Dragonfall (The game is more occupied with story than combat and has an excellent world and atmosphere)

The Longest Journey (Its an adventure game but one that everyone can enjoy. Its pretty long too at 17-20 hours. Goes with the name I guess)

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#7 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14923 posts) -

The Longest Journey Saga (TLJ and Dreamfall then Dreamfall Chapters that's coming late this year)

Witcher 1 and 2 (and soon 3)

FEAR

Max Payne 1 and 2

Alan Wake

Shadow Warrior (it was surprising to see such an awesome storyline in old school style shooter)

STALKER trilogy (FPS meets RPG)

Borderlands 1 and 2

Half Life series

Freelancer (must play)

Mafia 1 and 2

Thief (original trilogy)

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#8 Posted by fend_oblivion (6733 posts) -

Here are my personal recommendations for games with great stories :

The Witcher
The Witcher 2
The Wolf Among Us
The Walking Dead Season 1
The Walking Dead Season 2
Brothers : A Tale of Two Sons
Deus Ex : Human Revolution
L.A Noire
Deadlight
Binary Domain
Call of Juarez : Gunslinger (just you play it...)
Legacy of Kain : Defiance
Soul Reaver
Spec Ops : The Line
Final Fantasy VII
Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos
Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne
Age of Mythology
Valiant Hearts : The Great War

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#9 Posted by Raging_Moose (25 posts) -

you all are forgetting the metro 2033 and last light

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#10 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (24623 posts) -

StoryRichSkyrim

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#11 Edited by SerOlmy (2369 posts) -

@Maverick6585 said:

If you liked Bastion get Transistor. Made by the same developer

Very much this ^

Also, Dreamfall (one of my favorite games of all time) and Dreamfall Chapters. The first chapter was just released there will be 3 more over the next 6 months. Pillars of Eternity is coming out soon if you are into old-school RPGs like BG, IWD, and NWN. Also Homeworld has a really good storyline IMO and the Remastered games are coming out in February, can't wait for that personally.

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#12 Edited by SaintSatan (1986 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

Yay, another chance to Recommend The Cat Lady, good story dark as hell. The game is pretty much point and click though.

I second The Cat Lady. If you want something purely story driven it's better than pretty much any of the other recommendations here. At least until I recommend To The Moon. To The Moon is a soul crushing mystery thriller that will rip your heart out. It's one of the most perfect examples of "never judge a book by its cover". It has very high user ratings (see below) for very good reason, it's excellent. The game is about two doctors that can change the last memory a person has before they die, to fulfill any last wishes they had. The story blows away nearly every multimillion dollar Hollywood movie. If it's story you want, then this is it. The video and screenshots/graphics of it make it seem really meh but the story will grab you by the balls and blow your mind. I've recommend this game quite a few times and every single person has said it was amazing. Ignore screenshots and videos and instead read the user reviews. If you play To The Moon you will never forget it until the day you die.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/206440/

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#13 Posted by thehig1 (7279 posts) -

@saintsatan: I'll try that game then

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#14 Posted by maskom771 (1 posts) -

outlast 1 & 2

life is strange

the walking dead 1 &2

the legend of kora

the wolf among us

resedint evil 7

hellblade

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#15 Edited by Ironsufex (5 posts) -

Below are some of my favourite story games:

What Remains of Edith Finch - (Combined with a great soundtrack, Atmospheric setting and though-provoking story, it is well worth a play).

Oxenfree - (Very ominous and through provoking. Oxenfree provides a unique horror story that will leave you speechless, even after your second playthrough).

The First Tree - (I scarcely known indie game made by a single developer following the journey of a fox looking for her missing cubs in a fantastic, breathtaking scenery).

Basically all Telltale-esque games - (Notable titles include: Life is Strange, The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands).

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons - (Experience an encapsulating, story rich and inventive experience through a very unique co-op single player game mode).

Limbo and Inside - (Very unique art style and fun yet challenging gameplay elements. Definitely worth a play).

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#16 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40229 posts) -

Pillars of Eternity. Made by the guys that made Fallout: New Vegas.

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#17 Posted by SaintSatan (1986 posts) -

@Johnny_Rock: This thread is 3 years old.

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#18 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40229 posts) -

@saintsatan: A thread is only as old as it's most recent post. Someone posted in this thread 20 days prior to my post, so it was alive and well. And now you've added to it.

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#19 Posted by deactivated-5b6228e79fc7d (6 posts) -

skyrim is good

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#20 Posted by TryIt (13157 posts) -

Better Call Saul is a better story then any of the games posted here

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#21 Posted by warmblur (2352 posts) -

@tryit said:

Better Call Saul is a better story then any of the games posted here

It's better than most movies too can't wait for the new season.

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#22 Posted by Maxpowers_32 (656 posts) -

The story in Deus Ex is really good. I'm currently playing Mankind Divided and can't get enough of it. So much information that immerses you into the world and such interesting characters.

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#23 Posted by Steelworm (31 posts) -
@JigglyWiggly_ said:

StoryRichSkyrim

StoryRichTES

@SerOlmy said:

Pillars of Eternity is coming out soon if you are into old-school RPGs like BG, IWD, and NWN.

Planescape: Torment, Tyranny, Divinity: Original Sin

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#24 Edited by grizzy12345 (4 posts) -

Hi, I recently wrote this list of the best classic RPGs. All of these have amazing stories! You cant go wrong with any other them really.

Hope this helps!

http://www.gamersdecide.com/articles/games-like-pillars-of-eternity

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#25 Posted by TryIt (13157 posts) -

Story Games is not a strong point of PC gaming right now maybe never

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#26 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10331 posts) -

What genres do you like? Do you want a good (short) main story or a world with a lot of lore, side missions and story elements shattered everywhere?

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#27 Posted by thehig1 (7279 posts) -

@ArchoNils2 said:

What genres do you like? Do you want a good (short) main story or a world with a lot of lore, side missions and story elements shattered everywhere?

the TC's last post was nearly 4 years ago, I doubt he will ever see our replies

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#28 Edited by dmagnusson (51 posts) -

Clive Barkers Undying

Half Life 2

Tiberian Sun (imho)

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#29 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10331 posts) -
@thehig1 said:
@ArchoNils2 said:

What genres do you like? Do you want a good (short) main story or a world with a lot of lore, side missions and story elements shattered everywhere?

the TC's last post was nearly 4 years ago, I doubt he will ever see our replies

oh my, I fell for a necro thread :( Now I feel stupid. Thanks for letting me know.

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#30 Posted by Narraxiss (6 posts) -

Wildstar, FF14, WoW.

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#31 Posted by Michaeluj (15 posts) -

Discworld Noir.

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#32 Edited by LBOfficial (4 posts) -

Cat Quest is a super cute RPG, kind of like an old school Zelda with cats!

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#33 Posted by pyro1245 (4994 posts) -

CrossCode

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#34 Posted by harry_james_pot (11407 posts) -

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