What is the greatest story ever told in a video game?

Every gamer is different, and tales are a dime a dozen in this industry. So what game spun a plot so strong, there was no way to resist falling in love with it?

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omi25p2543d ago

I like the Bioshock 1 story

Winter47th2543d ago

Phantom Dust. Best ending ever.

Dante1122543d ago (Edited 2543d ago )

Silent Hill 2, MGS, first half of Indigo Prophecy (First half 8D, Second half WTF) for me.

Iroquois_Pliskin2543d ago (Edited 2543d ago )

MGS overall has the best story, best characters and best atmosphere (Mgs1-2, conspiracy and mindfck atmosphere anyone?)
!!!!!!!!*******SPOILERS****** **!!!!!!!!!!!!!
also who was blown away when you find out that Snake was being used the whole time by the government as a disposable tool(foxdie) and was planned to be killed along with all the foxhound members in MGS1, or that throughout the whole game you were actually talking to a AI in MGS2?

Ducky2543d ago (Edited 2543d ago )

^ The MGS plot twist was kind of odd.
It was cool that the government was using you, but Liquid/Ocelot's plan was retarded. It's been a long time since I played it, but I remember their logic being somewhere along the lines of:
"Herp Derp, we can't figure this out. Let's just hope Snake figures it out. Oh, wouldn't want him to become suspicious though, so let's just pretend to hinder him in every way possible"

MGS2's plot also broke up quite a bit near the end. It was shocking, but it became more complicated than it had to be.

MGS3 probably has the best ending (and overall story) among the MGS series in my opinion. It actually pulls a plot twist that is shocking and consistent with the events of the game. You go from feeling like a true hero to a tool.

whateva2543d ago

for me God of War 1-3 & Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Tony P2543d ago

On the Western side: Planescape: Torment.

On the Eastern side: Xenogears.

ReservoirDog3162543d ago (Edited 2543d ago )

People ignore how terrible the last act of Bioshock was. Like horrible. Lost everything that it had going for it.

Great stories? A lot of video games have great characters with decent stories and people confuse good writing and acting as a good story. Like Uncharted 2, ME2, HL2, GTA IV ect are all great games but the stories are simple. It's the perfect writing and acting for the characters that sell those games. Not a bad thing, people just can't get that confused though.

Now great stories? Hm. MGS3. Maybe PoP. KOTOR probably.

Hm. I know there's more but I'm drawing a blank.

edit: SotC too. Hmmmm.

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Peaceful_Jelly2543d ago

On consoles I put my money on FFVI.

bgrundman2543d ago

Halo has an amazing mythos

versusALL2543d ago

Metal Gear Solid says hi!

morganfell2543d ago

Agreed. 20 years and 8 canon titles. In a single game it is MGS4.

zeal0us2543d ago (Edited 2543d ago )

Chrono Trigger
Most of the FF games
Metal Gear Solid
Legend of Zelda
Deus Ex
Fable 1
Sonic Adventures
Elder Scrolls
Mass Effect
Gears of War
God of War
Batman AA

Too many to count and that's list does even come close to for starters, not the full list. Truthfully it all depends on gamers' taste. I highly doubt there can be only one "greatest story ever told in video games."

Hicken2543d ago

Bonus points for having Xenogears/Xenosaga.

HeavenlySnipes2543d ago

because Fable 1 is better known for its gameplay than its story. It wasn't memorable at all tbh.

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