An easy way to get invested in a video game is to play one that features a compelling story. Over the years, there have been quite a few games that have changed the medium by presenting well-written narrative gameplay that provides a truly immersive experience unlike television or film. Here are some narrative-driven video games you have to play.
The Last of Us
Naughty Dog is a studio responsible for plenty of great stories, including the Uncharted franchise, but The Last of Us is their crowning achievement. The Last of Us takes you on a journey with Joel, who is protecting a little girl named Ellie, in a post-apocalyptic landscape filled with zombies. Its recently released sequel has just as compelling of a narrative.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The next narrative-driven video game you have to play is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game follows Geralt of Rivia and features a massive world to explore amidst the conflict between the Northern Kingdom and the Wild Hunt.
God of War
If you are familiar with games in some capacity, then you’ve probably heard of the God of War series. There have been several games in the franchise, but one of the best is the rebooted title that came out in 2018. While past games have dealt with Greek mythology, the reboot takes Kratos to Norse mythology.
Red Dead Redemption 2
There are few games as immersive as Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games. This action-adventure game is the third in the series, serving as a prequel to the 2010 game. Become an outlaw and in the 1800s and experience a great story and open world.
The Wolf Among Us
Telltale Games got their hands on some high-profile IPs, such as Batman and The Walking Dead, but the studio’s claim to fame is The Wolf Among Us. Based on the Fables series, play an episodic video game with a detective story full of decision-making with Bigby Wolf, a sheriff of a town in 1986 full of characters from fairytale stories.
Before you get sucked into the world of these video games, make sure you get yourself a pair of gaming eyewear, so you don’t suffer from eye fatigue after long hours of play.