Hello gamers, today we are counting down on our picks for the top 10 best interactive story games for PC in 2021. Some of the best-received games of the past few years are loved because of their plots. These games place such an emphasis on story that they're more like interactive fiction than traditional video games. Some are first-person shooters with a heavier focus on story, but others are point-and-click adventures and third-person exploration games.
In this list, you will find out the best decision-based games for PC. These games place such an emphasis on the story that they’re more like interactive fiction than traditional video games. Get ready to make life or death decisions. Play these games and choose your favorite, but try to go for the most satisfying consequences.
Detroit: Become Human is an adventure game follows the three playable Androids robots named Kara, Connor, and Markus. Kara is a housekeeper that has a job to protect a young girl. Players have the ability to make choices on their behalf that can drastically alter the story, resulting in their success, failure, or even death.
Episodes can even be replayed to discover new possibilities from choices that were not made in the previous play-through. Conor is the Police investigator android tasked to hunt down sentient androids. Markus is a caretaker android who helps other androids that behave like him.
You are Geralt, gruff and grey-haired monster hunter chap, a sort of heroic land pirate type. This is a deep-dive adventure you'll want to set a few months aside for, a bit like Skyrim.
These two duke it out as favorite accessible beards and swords RPGs, but The Witcher 3 snags the writing and moody-faced adult themes awards. While comparing the two feels natural, Skyrim is a mostly first-person game where The Witcher 3 is third-person like the other Witcher titles. It's also not easy either. You've been warned.
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Set in the 1340s during the Black Death pandemic in the French countryside, you’re Amicia, a young noble girl whose parents were killed by the Inquisition. You must now traverse battlefields and villages with her brother Hugo to find a cure for his mysterious ailment. Along the way, you must scare away ravenous rats as well as stun (or kill) guards and hostile villagers with your sling and special ammunition supplies.
Despite the ghastliness and rawness of the Middle Ages and the Plague, A Plague Tale: Innocence is a complete stunner and a game who almost never want to end.
BioWare takes the foundation laid in Mass Effect (Commander Shepherd must navigate space racism and the potential predetermined destruction of the universe alongside a motley crew of aliens) and builds a beautiful shiny space house on top of it. Oh, and it chucks out the goddamn Mako maneuvering. There's a completely redesigned combat system that evokes the duck and cover style of the Gears games - with Shepherd's special skills and your squad's unique abilities, you get dynamic gameplay that feels personalized.
The game's comfortable place as the space meat in the middle of the "introducing you to this world" and "destroying this world" sandwich gives the plot some breathing room. Into that breathing room steps the most incredible cast of characters, potentially ever.
Installments of the Life is Strange series present themselves as episodic adventure video games focusing on different characters. You control the main character to affect the environment, obtain items, and interact with the characters around them. Player decisions will directly alter the story of the game.
The Stanley Parable
Does humor belong in video games? Well, if the Stanley Parable has its way, it’s a resounding ‘yes’. This game is hilarious without being dumbed down. Players follow (or don’t) a very British narrator who changes the world around you, based on your choices.
No choice is punished, and every playthrough will be fresh with new humor and weird goings-on. In fact, being trapped in the closet in The Stanley Parable is more moving and funny than the majority of other games, indie and otherwise.
Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game released on 24 June 2019 for Windows. It was developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. In the game, the player controls the four playable characters.
Each character may die depending upon the player’s choices and actions which also creates a branching storyline. The game story follows the protagonist that involved in a mystery of a serial murderer Origami Killer, who uses rainfall to drown his victims. Heavy Rain features a difficulty of levels that the player can change at any point during the game.
Beyond Two Souls
Beyond Two Souls is a faboluos interactive story and adventure video game, which is developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was originally released on October 8, 2013, for the Windows platform.
The game features two playable characters Jodie Holmes & Aiden a separate soul linked to each other since birth. Jodie is possessed by supernatural power through her physis link to Aiden growing from adulthood and trying to the powers they share. The player mainly controls Jodie through the in-game environment at almost any can switch between Aiden.
It would be a grave sin not to include Telltale's The Walking Dead as one of the best zombie games of all time. While other zombie titles would have you endlessly chopping off heads, or blowing undead brains to bits with a shotgun, this choice-driven adventure explores the human side of the zombie apocalypse. Instead of testing your aim, this adaptation tests your social decision-making and your nerves--because damn, there's some messed up stuff that happens in this game.
You play as Lee Everett, a convicted murderer who finds himself as the protector of an orphaned little girl named Clementine. As you encounter other survivors, you'll end up making decisions down the line that have dire repercussions for your group members. But the worst part (yet simultaneously the best) is that you develop a connection with the characters in your party.
Firewatch is a first-person adventure game that puts you in control of a fire lookout named Henry in the Shoshone National Forest. The game takes place in 1989, and follows Henry as he explores the forest and uncovers a conspiracy.
A majority of the game’s story and dialogue comes from Henry’s interactions with his superior over a walkie-talkie. Players decide how the two interact and how their relationship develops over the course of the game.