What videogame has the best story?

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#1 NealStewart25
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It doesn't matter what genre (rpg, shooter), but what videogame seemed to pull you in the most and get you involved with its story?

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#2 axeldoom05
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Condemned for me simply loved it

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#3 RJLateralus
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Metal Gear Solid 4
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#4 gr8scott
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Bioshock and Mass Effect really stand out as great stories for me. I played Mass Effect until the late hours at night one day one. I was so involved into the characters and story, I just had to see what was going to happen. Bioshock was a game that I couldn't put down. There are other great stories, but these 2 stories stand out from the others.
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#5 DPhunkT
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Mass Effect. Fallout 3. Bioshock is good, but there are too many unanswered questions.
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mgs

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#7 chugachea
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Mass Effect and Bioshock both had awesome stories because they really sucked you into the game and both had HUGE plot twists that completely changed the way you would see that game.

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#8 sukraj
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Fable 2

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#9 ThE_SoCK
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Half Life!! The whole series. Ever since the first one, the expansions and HL2 (and episodes) each all have their own story advancement in the Half Life Universe. After episode 2, everyone wants to know whats gonna happen with gordon, alyx, the gman, and the borealis. It's one of the most unique, engaging, exciting stories ever.

Others would include, bioshock, metal gears, mass effect, plenty of final fantasy games, chrono trigger and many others as well. These are just the ones that stand out the most for me!

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#10 impl0sion
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Fallout 3? Fable 2? WTF guys? Mass Effect puts those games to shame.
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#11 craigalan23
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Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia, and Mass effect.

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#12 lil_buddy7
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Silent Hill:Homecoming i had to keep going to find his brother

Indigo Prophecy was a good one also

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#13 tomo90
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Metal Gear Solid series without a doubt, but since this is a Xbox 360 forum, it's got to be Mass Effect.

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#14 makchady
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Fable 2

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is this a joke? fable 2 had single-handedly the most dissappointing and weakest story of the entire year of 2008. for me personally, the hat goes off to bioshock. i initially wasn't pulled into the story, but once the big plot twist occured, i was hooked.

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#15 reaver-x
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MGS4, Mass Effect, any RPG's for the exception of Oblivion and Fallout 3 there story is mediocre
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#16 ronnet
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This gen: Mass Effect, no doubt.

Last gen: Morrowind

What's up with the FO3's and Fable 2's?? Their stories weren't really inspired, they mostly were second to the gameplay. Especially Fable 2's story was almost unnoticable because they were more like seperate cliché events with no real ending to them. As for FO3, I know Bethesda can make good stories, the background stories in Morrowind and Oblivion and the atmospheric plot of Morrowind proved it. But for FO3 they seemed to really want to make a Fallout game so they were inspired witht he world, gameplay and side quests but the main plot seemed to be just their because it's compulsory.

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#17 gow117
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Bioshock, Mass Effect, Halo and Lost Odyssey are my fav.
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#19 Sullivaineus
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the whole HALF LIFE series. it's still going... :) i cant wait to play episode 3.

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#20 volume_three
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Metal Gear Solid series without a doubt, but since this is a Xbox 360 forum, it's got to be Mass Effect.

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It's much easier this way... thanks!

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#21 l337_A55A55IN
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Mass Effect. Fallout 3. Bioshock is good, but there are too many unanswered questions.DPhunkT

yea and that makes bioshock a good story!!!

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#22 Joss09
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Half Life and Bioshock, both had great storys to them, Bioshock threw you all over the place a bit more though.

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#23 moonknight518
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#24 Xbot_720
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fallout 3, mass effect, assassins creed, gta iv

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#25 Tom_delonge555
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Lost Odyssey, no doubt.
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#26 quizee
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halo 3 anybody??? an epic finish to the end of one of gamings greatest trilogy!!!! o and mass effect

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#27 quizee
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I really enjoyed resident evil 5's story as well
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#28 NealStewart25
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i'm kinda surprised nobody said gears 2. being inside a giant worm, seeing what happened to maria, and fighting my way into a giant palace seemed to do it for me. i loved the single player

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#29 scfan3
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Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and, yes, the Halo trilogy.
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#30 enragedrenegade
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Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Halo Trilogy, and Final Fantasy 7 (Possibly the best RPG of all time)

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#31 gow117
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halo 3 anybody??? an epic finish to the end of one of gamings greatest trilogy!!!! o and mass effect

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i said it »:/

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#32 ryanweinmann
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Lost Odyssey game made me cry sometimes but overall would be FF7

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#33 japops
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For me it's gotta be Shenmue II. I got so attached to the characters and stuff, I just had to find Lan Di. Too bad that's never gonna happen, though. Assassin's Creed was a real good one. So was Indigo Prophecy.
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#34 Spartan313
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bioshock and mass effect

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Bioshock, Mass Effect, and the Halo games.

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#36 4dry4n
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Final Fantasy 7

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bioshock, loved the twist
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#38 STARXWOLF
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Gears of War series

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Well, it depends on what you think the best kind of storytelling is. If you want a big, adrenaline fueled epic, then the Halo series is probably your best bet.

For a complex narrative with high production values, the Metal Gear Solid series is the way to go.

If you want a small story with a different take on telling the story, go with Portal.

For RPG's the list could go on and on, but Final Fantasy 2/4 is great, along with most games from that series.

An RPG subset is the open world RPG, and Oblivion is the 800 lb gorilla in this.

Bioshock and Half-Life fit into their own immersive category, and both have great stories.

Indie games have rather unique stories, Braid's story is quite lovely. In the same vein Passage and Gravitation tell whatever story you want, and can hit you pretty hard(if you haven't played either of them, look them up. They are free and well worth the 13 minutes it takes to play both).

My own personal favorites, aside from those previously mentioned, are: Beyond Good and Evil, the Zelda series, Uncharted, Fable 1&2, Tales of Symphonia, Viewtiful Joe, the Harvest Moon series, and Sigma Star Saga.

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#40 punkpunker
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halo series including the books, mass effect

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#41 lolnades
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bioshock definately

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#42 vashkey
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Over all, Metal Gear Solid 3. From what I've played thus far, of course.
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#43 Naruto
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I enjoyed Lost Odyssey's story quite a bit.
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#44 Desieagle89
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Breakdown from the original Xbox.

And the Half Series of course.

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#45 good_sk8er7
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For 360, I think Mass Effect definitely takes that title to me
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#46 Midders
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Mass Effect or GTA IV.

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#47 NeonNinja
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I'd say that the two best stories on the 360 belong to Mass Effect and BioShock.

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#48 VaIIeyman
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Only just started playing Bioshock and am already hooked. Untill I unfold more of the story on it though I'd have to say FFVII, I know its not a 360 title but that was an epic adventure to say the least.
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#49 spencer_119
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mass effect max payne indigo prohecy resident evil call of duty 4

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#50 jirca87
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This gen: Mass Effect or BioShock

Ever? Metal Gear Solid. There are a bunch of others with great stories, but none have ever topped how memorable an experience MGS was.