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Submitted by -Mezzo- 533d ago | opinion piece

The best videogame stories ever

GamesRadar - Games are meant to be played, but ever since Donkey Kong introduced a story with a beginning, middle, and an end, the digital medium has slowly recognized its potential for storytelling as well. Over time the writing has improved, better graphics have allowed for more interesting techniques, and every now and then a game pushed the boundaries of just how mature a story could be. By this point gaming is undeniably a storytelling medium, and we’ve experienced some incredible stories in our history of gaming. (Culture)

ShugaCane  +   533d ago
I agree with the list, especially the number 1. However, It misses Shadow of the Colossus, Xenogears and Beyond Good and Evil, in my opinion.
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johnsonbat  +   533d ago
Nice list, glad to see Red Dead in there.
ginsunuva  +   533d ago
Red Dead's story up until the last 2 hours was pretty much nonexistent and what was there, a man doing favors for idiots, was utterly stupid like the majority of most R* stories. All their characters begin by doing nonsensical favors for random idiots for a good 20-30 hours before any real story.

But Red Dead Redemption's ending was good.
johnsonbat  +   532d ago
"a man doing favours for idiots'" is the cornerstone of any great story line.
metaltales49  +   533d ago
good list I like the fact persona 4 was on the list
SlapHappyJesus  +   533d ago
Having Torment that low on the list is a joke. The list itself is agreeable enough though.
Imalwaysright  +   533d ago
True. Imo Torment's story is the best in videogames.
MrTrololo  +   533d ago
Red dead redemption by far has the best story in my opinion
Derekvinyard13  +   533d ago
I second that, while many games have a twist, that ending was something I never thought was going to happen. I knew it could happen but I never thought they would have the balls to do that to us
ginsunuva  +   533d ago
It had no story except for the last 2-3 hours.

But what was there at the end was good.
Hydralysk  +   533d ago
Good list, but I gotta disagree with both Assassin's Creed 2 and ME2

Pretty much the one thing every single review about ME2 said was that the main story was weak. The Collector plot is basically a giant side mission that has no effect on the main Reaper plot.

The game's characters, and more specifically their loyalty missions, were where the good stuff was found, the main story was not.

In terms of Assassin's Creed 2, I can't even see why it'd be on this list. The plot had more holes than Ezio's victims. It was a great setting and the sandbox world and gameplay mechanics were fun, but the plot got REALLY stupid later on.
Cernunnos  +   533d ago
Both Assassins Creed Brotherhood and ME1 would've made more sense to me.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   533d ago
So much of this list is a no...Doesnt even have MGS1 on there or FF7...
fsfsxii  +   533d ago
Most of this list is current gen titles. The only good games were SH2, and MGS3, still, no MGS2 = fail list.
Cernunnos  +   533d ago
No MGS2 in the list is a complete fail, it just means he didnt understand the story. A lot of people didnt.

Secondly, why no MGS1?!!
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fsfsxii  +   533d ago
Well, i did understand MGS2's story and its my all time favorite game.
Cernunnos  +   533d ago
Yes, what I mean is, the writer of that list didn't understand it.
Walker  +   533d ago
The Last of us should be on TOP
Sketchy_Galore  +   533d ago
Always wanted to play Planescape torment. They really need to bring that thing to the Vita or at least ios.
-GametimeUK-  +   533d ago
Bioshock should be number 1. Jeez. Dark Souls should also dominate the list, but the story isn't really told to you. The lore is awesome, though.
megalonagyix  +   533d ago
Really really solid choices. I would only modify the order.
Goro  +   533d ago
No Yakuza? Fail Article....
Where is mafia 2???

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