The 100 Best Games to Play If You Love a Good Story

Abu Zafar // June 19, 2019

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For our special 100th episode, the team here at Lore Party put together an epic list of our 100 favorite games. Since we’re all about lore here, these are games with amazing stories, deep characters, and incredible universes. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, these are the games we recommend everyone who enjoys a good story plays.

So, in no particular order, here are the 100 story-focused games we love:

  1. God of War

  2. Last of Us

  3. Witcher 1

  4. Witcher 2

  5. Witcher 3

  6. Uncharted 2

  7. Uncharted 3

  8. Uncharted 4

  9. Bastion

  10. Divinity Original Sin II

  11. Detroit Become Human

  12. Gris

  13. Life is Strange

  14. Transistor

  15. Oxenfree

  16. Nier Automata

  17. Metroid Fusion

  18. Shadow of the Colossus

  19. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  20. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  21. Pyre

  22. What Remains of Edith Finch

  23. Dishonored 1

  24. Dishonored 2

  25. Metroid 2

  26. Mass Effect 1

  27. Mass Effect 2

  28. Mass Effect 3

  29. Observer

  30. Her Story

  31. Overwatch

  32. Stardew Valley

  33. Undertale/Deltarune

  34. The Banner Saga

  35. Halo 1

  36. Halo 2

  37. Halo 3

  38. Bloodborne

  39. Metro: Last Light

  40. Kingdom Hearts

  41. Red Dead Redemption

  42. Celeste

  43. Wolfenstein

  44. Night in the woods

  45. Metal Gear Solid

  46. Dragon Age 1

  47. Dragon Age: Inquisition

  48. World of Warcraft

  49. Assassins Creed 1

  50. Assassins Creed 2

  51. Assassins Creed Brotherhood

  52. Assassins Creed Revelations

  53. Dragon Warrior Monster

  54. Hitman

  55. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

  56. Bioshock 1

  57. Bioshock 2

  58. Bioshock Infinite

  59. Half-Life

  60. Portal 1

  61. Portal 2

  62. Hotline Miami

  63. Tales of Symphonia

  64. Mega Man Battle Network

  65. Final Fantasy 7

  66. The Last Express

  67. Police Quest

  68. Cart Life

  69. Valkyria Chronicles

  70. Saints Row

  71. The Witness

  72. Myst

  73. Beyond: Two Souls

  74. Indigo Prophecy

  75. Heavy Rain

  76. Deus Ex series

  77. Horizon: Zero Dawn

  78. Borderlands 1

  79. Borderlands 2

  80. Tales of the Borderlands

  81. Days Gone

  82. Shadow of Mordor/War

  83. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  84. Mafia

  85. Tomb Raider

  86. Star Wars: Jedi Knight

  87. The Forest

  88. Legacy of Kain

  89. Gauntlet Dark Legacy

  90. Gravity Rush 1 & 2

  91. Return of the Obra Dinn

  92. Papers Please

  93. KOTOR

  94. KOTOR 2

  95. Brothers

  96. Red Strings Club

  97. Bury me, my Love

  98. Hollow Knight

  99. Fallout

  100. Dungeons and Dragons

See any glaring omissions? What are your favorite story-focused games? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram.

Abu Zafar