20 Great Storylines In Video Games
Gaming has been evolving rapidly over the past five years. The development of head-gear’s such as ‘Morpheus’ and motion-sensing software have given gamers plenty to be excited about. Although gameplay is the one facet most developers seem to be most focused on, the storylines in games have also gotten progressively richer and deeper. Most games have turned to the concept of open-ended story telling, where players are forced to constantly make tough decisions during the course of the game and face the repercussions of their actions in the end. This allows every players to experience a unique narrative on each run of the game while also substantially raising the replay value of the game. Here is a list of 20 games that deliver on compelling story lines while simultaneously creating a rich gameplay experience.
The Bioshock series has managed to deliver on a dystopian series of epic proportions. From the seas to the skies, the setting for these games have always been unique and highly detailed. Bioshock Infinite was definitely the best game in the series and that in itself is an accomplishment considering how well scripted the first Bioshock was.
Red Dead Redemption
This open-world Western classic has been widely recognized as one of the most enjoyable games ever created. The storyline is quite intense and takes you through every imaginable scenario you would expect from the wild west. From gunfights to wild coyote’s in the desert, Red Dead Redemption is undoubtedly the best western story ever told within the context of a video game.
Silent Hill 2
The Silent Hill franchise has steadily deteriorated in terms of quality as the series progressed. The second instalment of the franchise however, was an unbelievably good game with an intriguing story line to keep you hooked till the end. The story of James Sunderland exploring the mystery of his murdered wife has become an urban legend of sorts and it is completely justified considering the mind-blowing final act awaiting the gamers.
Metal Gear Solid 5
The Metal Gear Solid franchise is an iconic part of gaming culture and has contributed in creating some of the best gaming moments of all time. Solid Snake is a widely recognized character who has taken us through some amazing storylines over the course of five games. The themes in the games have been very strong, ranging from government surveillance to the after-effects of being involved in combat.