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10 Greatest Stories in Video Games

Storytelling has become a major part of video games. Games have become less like minor entertainment, and more like interactive cinema. Some games rise above the rest, though, and lead the industry in scripting. We play these games knowing full well that we will be immersed in a breathtaking story, with twists and unexpected turns.

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CheatsMcGee2860d ago

Not a bad list at all. I can't think of many that could also be added in.

Saaking2860d ago

Half Life is awesome. My personal favorite though is God of War. It just defines EPIC.

-GametimeUK-2859d ago

Wheres GoW2 on this list? I mean that game is so emotional when you are looking for Doms wife and when you actually find her it is heartbreaking... I have never felt more emotional over a videogame than the Doms wife scene... Its a step above everything else in my opinion...

kaveti66162859d ago

I disagree about the Half Life series. I think the story about alien invasions and the singular hero has been played out so many times that I just cannot give respect to that story anymore. Half Life may have been the first, but the alien shooter genre has grown stale for me. I agree strongly about Bioshock and the GOW series.

jhooty142859d ago

how bout uncharted 1 and 2?

ssipmraw2859d ago

half life 2 is pretty overated, infact i feel that all fps games are pretty overated, unless the game was made by Id software, im not ever interested

ico922859d ago

where mass effect? but i mostly agreee with the list especially with metal gear solid man i hope hollywood doesnt screw it up

blitz06232859d ago

How is Xenogears not on that list??

mal_tez922859d ago

It and the sequel both have such a great hollywood style, with the most believable characters in a game, and great plots with some unexpected twists.

Also, Portal is very funny, but not that great a story.

Tony P2859d ago

Planescape: Torment.

Definitely my favorite amongst all other games before and since. The story is that strong. Nothing touches it because I don't believe anyone has tried as hard (except MGS, maybe). Perhaps Heavy Rain will since their actual focus is on story above all else.

ReservoirDog3162859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

I'd add GTA IV to that list. Since most of you said it was "too boring to finish," you're missing out on one of the most emotional stories in video games.

And I don't know if it's cause I only ever got to around the first Oblivion gate then just lost myself in the world, but I don't even remember Oblivion's story. Others in the series might be better though. I wouldn't know.

edit: Also the Jak and Daxter series is surprisingly deep for a platformer. I'd add that too.

kindi_boy2859d ago

but i think he missed a very important series Prince of Persia
one of the most involving story lines...

and i dont think uncharted should be on that list certainly it is one of the most engaging games of all time but story is about avrg treasure hunting holywood movie.

TotalPS3Fanboy2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

"Wheres GoW2 on this list? I mean that game is so emotional when you are looking for Doms wife and when you actually find her it is heartbreaking... I have never felt more emotional over a videogame than the Doms wife scene... Its a step above everything else in my opinion..."

Stop disagreeing with GameTimeUK. He's only joking.

And Greatest Story in Video Game: Xenogears.

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roderick12102860d ago (Edited 2860d ago )

best describes this list. The Legacy of Kain series is also rich in its' story line, IMHO.

Digitaldude2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

Metal Gear Solid is a given first. Understanding the story is a HUGE mission which takes years to actually understand but once you do...

Bioshock? I highly disagree, i was very dissapointed in that game, the "would you kindly" didnt cut it for me :P

Lou Ferrigno2859d ago

weres FF7?. and FFX? thos games brought a whole new meaning to character emtional depth,that made the story 10x better.

-GametimeUK-2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

Because FF7's story is basically FF6's story lol

http://media.photobucket.co...

read it and LOL

kraze072859d ago

I'd take Bioshock and Portal off the list. Besides those two choices everything else is good.

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