10 Best Interactive Story Games [Choose Your Own Adventure Games]

The gaming industry is a rapidly growing industry. The popularity is growing day by day among people of every age group as a result of ever-developing technology. High resolution and detailed graphics can do wonders to lure people toward the gaming industry.

But, even at this point, some people prefer beautiful storytelling to high graphics. Some of us still look for a game that has a storyline and we have to follow that. For this, sometimes we even sacrifice high graphics and go back down the history of games to search for a gem with beautiful stories. Hence, we shall also include games that are old and of the previous generation but has a beautiful story in them.

So, in this article, we will be elucidating the top 10 interactive story games for gamers who love games with missions or storylines. Let’s get going.

10 Best Interactive Story Games

1. Detroit: Become Human

This is an adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream in 2018. It is based on the plot of three androids- Connor, Kara and Markus. In this game, you have to find new paths in the surroundings and, as a result, you can develop the story in accordance. You have to make decisions and face their consequences hereafter. Also, there are many dialogues that you can choose.

The video game can be played on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. You can enjoy multiple playable characters. The quick decisions and adventurous nature of the game make you feel happy. Besides, the video is the best selling game of Quantic Dream.

2. Firewatch

It is one of the best selling interactive story games. The game is developed by Campo Santo and published in partnership with Panic in Feb 2016. This game is compatible with various platforms, for instance, Linux, Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, etc. Firewatch has clinched BAFTA awards in 2017.

Here, your gameplay character is Henry who is aspiring to be a forest ranger. The setting of the story dates back to 1989, a year after the notorious Yellowstone fire in the Shoshone National Forest. His supervisor, Deliah, gives instructions to Henry over a Walkie Talkie. You have to follow the instructions, unfold the mystery, and build a stable relationship with Deliah. According to gamers, the gameplay time is about five hours.

3. The Stanley Parable

Another story-based video game is The Stanley Parable which you must love the most. In this game, you have to play as Stanley who is a silent protagonist and the plot is in an office. You have to find other employees in a huge office and make decisions to find paths. Various decisions take the story to different dimensions.

You can play the video game on Microsoft Windows, Linus and macOS. Moreover, you also can enjoy its newly released version named The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (2022).

4. Heavy Rain

If you want to enjoy an interactive action-drama based adventure video game, Heavy Rain is the best option. The developer of the game is Quantic Dream and it was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft.

You have to control 4 protagonists involved with the murder of a serial killer. You have to explore the city and make decisions to find different results. Characters can die based on your decisions.

Heavy Rain gained success by winning three BAFTA awards and selling over 5 million copies.

5. The Walking Dead (Definitive Series)

The Walking Dead is an interactive episodic adventure drama video game. It is supposed to be operating on ios, Android, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation, Mac Os, Nintendo Switch and Windows. Hence, you can access the game easily.

The game, developed by Telltale Games and Skybound Entertainment, depicts a pandemic in which people turn into Zombies. The protagonist of the game is Clementine, a young girl who sacrifices herself for the sake of survival as a whole. The storyline is adopted from the Walking Dead Comic Book Series. So, don’t hesitate to try the game. You won’t be disappointed.

6. Late Shift

Another adventure based video game developed by CtrlMovie is Late Shift. The writers are Tobias Weber and Michael R. Johnson.

In this game, you have to play as a college student named Matt Thompson. Matt is accidentally involved with criminals and you have to make decisions to bring back Matt to his usual life. Different consequences can force you to enter into new difficulties.

7. Neo Cab

Chance Agency in collaboration with Fellow Traveller released this game in Oct 2019. The game is compatible with Linux, Mac Os, Nintendo, Windows, and ios. However, you can not play Neo Cab on Android as of today. BAFTA nominated this game in the category of Games beyond Entertainment. As a result, its popularity soared high in no time.

Neo Cab, being a survival visual novel video game, centres around a girl, Lina, who shifts to Los Ojos to stay with Savy. However, Lina and Savy are out of touch following a bitter argument. Lina starts a hire cab service. One day, Savy disappears astonishingly and as a result, Lina starts investigating the matter. This is one of the best interactive novel games.

8. Tacoma

It is another adventure video game developed by Fullbright. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and Xbox One in 2017 and on PlayStation 4 in 2018. The designers of the game are Tynan Wales and Nina Freeman.

The character who is the protagonist of the game is Amy. So, you have to play as Amy to discover a mystery about an abandoned play station. You will get clues and the help of AI characters when you start your mission in the game. Your decisions may affect your ending. You have to evaluate the information and act accordingly.

9. Florence

Florence is developed by the Australian studio Mountains. It is another interactive story-based video game that you can like the most. The game is directed by Ken Wong.

You have to play the character of 25-year-old Florence Yeoh. You can explore the life of Florence here. The game is divided into 30 chapters and then the chapters are divided into 6 acts that show you the growth of Florence. You can play Florence on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch.

10. Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy Remastered

Fahrenheit, colloquially known as Indigo Prophecy, is an action-adventure video game. Quantic Dream developed the game while Atari published the game. This game took a huge effort for its implementation, for instance, it almost took a year for David Cage to write the script. Indigo Prophecy is supported on Windows, Linux, Xbox, PlayStation, ios, Mac OS, and Android.

The game starts as the protagonist Lucas Kane stabbed a person to death and absconded the scene. As a result, Carla Valenti and Tyler Miles of the New York Police Detective Department took the case. The story evolves after that only to be explored by you while playing.

So, we have kept our promise to inform you about the top 10 interactive story games. Now it is your turn to check it out one by one. We anticipate entertaining you.

Moreover, we will be obliged if you find the article interesting and let us know if you need information about anything else. Happy Reading!

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