Best Story Driven Games

by Prequell | created - 02 Jan 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

I've complated 200+ video games to me these are the best ones. Only missing a few PS3/X360 exclusives and the most recent games, which I constantly try to catch up to.

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1. Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.3
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In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green

Votes: 13,503

2. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.6
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After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie

Votes: 14,811

3. Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.2
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Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the galaxy, only a miracle could save them. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, Kimberly Brooks, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 11,409

4. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

9.3
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You play a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex infested with danger.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Kathy Levin, Lani Minella, Brice Armstrong, Harry S. Robins

Votes: 6,977

5. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.5
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Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.

Director: David Speyrer | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 11,985

& Episode One + Two

6. Indigo Prophecy (2005 Video Game)

M | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A man is forced to go on the run after he unwillingly becomes involved in a series of supernatural crimes that have haunted New York City.

Director: David Cage | Stars: David Gasman, Paul Bandey, Sharon Mann, Doug Rand

Votes: 2,168

7. Silent Hill 2 (2001 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

9.4
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After receiving a letter from his late wife, from Silent Hill, James Sunderland makes his way to the town in an attempt to find her.

Directors: Takayuki Kobayashi, Masashi Tsuboyama | Stars: Guy Cihi, Monica Horgan, Donna Burke, David Schaufele

Votes: 4,482

8. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 13,124

9. Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.2
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A man enters a machine called the Animus that lets him relive the memories of his ancestor, a 12th century assassin named Altair.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Kristen Bell, Philip Shahbaz, Nolan North, Phil Proctor

Votes: 13,659

10. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.3
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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Stars: James McCaffrey, Haviland Morris, Chris Phillips, Jane Gennaro

Votes: 11,091

11. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: James McCaffrey, Wendy Hoopes, Jonathan Davis, Vince Viverito

Votes: 7,899

12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, War

8.8
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A massacre at a Russian airport leads to a war between Russia and the United States. Meanwhile, a Task Force is sent to find the perpetrators and bring the bloodshed to an end.

Director: Jason West | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Keith David, Barry Pepper, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 16,944

13. Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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After 400 years since the last Blight, a new Archdemon seeks to destroy the land of Ferelden. It is up to the player - as one of the remaining Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.

Director: Dan Tudge | Stars: Steve Valentine, Peter Renaday, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry

Votes: 5,662

14. Far Cry 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Thriller

9.0
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While skydiving, Jason Brody and his friends land on an island overrun by pirates, where Jason is torn between fighting for the Rakyat resistance and rescuing his friends.

Director: Laurent Bernier | Stars: Lane Edwards, Alex Harrouch, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Kristian Hodko

Votes: 11,434

15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Thriller

9.1
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The Call of Duty series returns this time into a modern day setting. The player takes control of a character nicknamed "Soap," for the majority of the campaign and will need to progress through many modern warfare scenarios.

Director: Jason West | Stars: Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass, David Sobolov, Mark Grigsby

Votes: 16,423

16. Portal (2007 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.2
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A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.

Stars: Alesia Glidewell, Ellen McLain, Mike Patton, Jeep Barnett

Votes: 8,334

17. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005 Video Game)

Action, Crime

8.7
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A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

Directors: Dave 'Foots' Footman, Scott Henshaw | Stars: Paul Dzenkiw, Josie Maran, Dean McKenzie, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 4,588

18. Mafia II (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The chronicles of Vito Scalletta, a young Italian immigrant who joins the Italian mafia, but soon gets in over his head when illegal drug dealing and deception take place.

Stars: Rick Pasqualone, Robert Costanzo, Ray Iannicelli, Roger Rose

Votes: 6,564

19. Age of Mythology (2002 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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Age of Mythology is a Strategy Game in which you collect resources, build buildings, a good economy and spend your resources to train army of soldiers, heroes and myth units to fight. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Warren Burton, Sean Donnellan, Jean Gilpin, J.D. Hall

Votes: 1,395

20. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, War

8.1
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The Russian Federation continues its invasion of the U.S., as well as Europe, including England, France and Germany.

Stars: Billy Murray, Bruce Greenwood, Idris Elba, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 13,433