Whoever said videogames have no cultural value needs a shot in the mouth - or they need to sit down with The Longest Journey, Metal Gear Solid or any of the other games on our list of Best Videogame Stories ever. A good story isn't necessary for a good game (Halo, Super Mario Galaxy or Tetris, anyone?) but that's what makes the games on Games Radar's list just that much more important.
These are good games with amazing stories of epic battles, emotional intrigues, bloody betrayals and mind-bending existentialisms that do more than make you play the game. They make you love the game and remember it long after the tale is told.