Which video games have the best plot lines?

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  1. jamesraykenney

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    Firewatch for best plot ever.
    Subnautica for best plot in a game I am playing right now.
     
  2. Jetboogieman

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    Just played the trial for Subnautica, was super interesting but I do think that the base building is very clunky and still not very well optimized, every single time I constructed a window I saw a massive and noticeable frame rate drop.
     
  3. ItIsGreen

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    The Last of Us,
    The Telltale Walking Dead series,
    Tomb Raider 2013 reboot,
    GTA IV,
    GTA V,
    Fallout 3,
    Gone Home,
    Metro 2033
     
  4. Nondenominational Holiday Name

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    Fallout 3 has a lot of things going for it, but the plot? Really?
     
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  5. ItIsGreen

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    Well, DC anyway.
     
  6. Orac Zen

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    My standard answer: Deus Ex.

    Human Revolution and the excellent DX mod The Nameless Mod are also worth a mention.
     
  7. Kronos

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    Speaking of old Eidos titles, I really liked the plot of Thief and Thief 2.

    Don't mention the two mediocre reboots.
     
  8. Owain Taggart

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    I loved that game, perhaps even more than the original one. I loved the little bits of backstory they gave it via computers. Felt like a satisfying sci-fi story. And all the way through, I kept feeling like the developers had great respect for the original.
     
  9. JD

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    Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite both had fascinating backstories, and pretty good stories. Learning as much as I could about the histories and what went wrong in Rapture and Columbia kept me going just as much as the actual story playing out in the games themselves.
     
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    Starwars: KOTOR
    Mass Effect, 1,2 and 3, except for the last act.
     
  11. Orac Zen

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    Agreed. There were one or two obvious errors, but it was clear HR's developers were fans of the original and were determined to do better by it than the awful Invisible War did.
     
  12. Owain Taggart

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    Ugh, Invisible War! Haha. Yeah, the less said about that one, the better. I never played that one, but I did watch a playthrough years ago and was amazed at how much of a step down in quality, not only in terms of gameplay but also writing it was. Human Revolution in comparison felt like the true sequel. There was just so much attention to detail, and the white room near the end with the original theme was a great tribute. I felt the backstory was really great, to the point that it felt like it could be a great sci-fi novel.
     
  13. DigificWriter

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    Some of my favorite games story-wise:
    - Star Tropics (NES)
    - Bionic Commando (NES)
    - Master Blaster (NES)
    - Legendary Wings (NES)
    - Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
    - Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
    - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
    - Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
    - Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
    - Final Fantasy X (PS2)
    - Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
    - Okami (PS2)
    - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
    - Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
    - Ni No Kuni: Curse of the White Witch (PS3)
    - Knack (PS4)
    - Until Dawn (PS4)
     
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    The new retro-platformer Celeste is really incredible with a surprisingly deep story for a game of its kind.
     
  15. Thestral

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    The Witcher 3 is tops for me.

    The Mass Effect Shepard trilogy was my old answer and still almost is.

    Telltale Games' Walking Dead series.
     
  16. Ríu ríu chíu

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    What, no love for Zero Wing? :lol:

     
  17. DavidFalkayn

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    Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, Fallout 1 and 2, Divinity Original Sin 2, Mass Effect 1, 2, 3 (except the ending), Pillars of Eternity, KOTOR
     
  18. Nondenominational Holiday Name

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    Pillars is a good answer.

    KOTOR, well, I'd say it hasn't the best plot (although it's competently done) - and I say that as someone who adores the game, it's probably in my all-time top 5.

    Now, KOTOR 2, there's a brilliant story - wrapped in a flawed game, but still.
     
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    KOTOR 2 suffered from rushitis IIRC. You pretty much have to play it with the mods--that's when the game truly shines. I like Wasteland 2 and Fallout: New Vegas is a good game with all the dlc. Pillars 2 looks interesting. I think I'm going to give a pass on Anthem though--Bioware's a shell of what it was--I don't think they've completely washed the stench of Andromeda (my face is tired...) off yet.
     
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