Video Games With the Best Story


The Top Ten

1 BioShock Infinite

This deserves to be higher... - winner333

#1 Story ever, not even close!

2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3 Half Life 2
4 Bioshock
5 Halo: Combat Evolved
6 Chrono Trigger
7 Undertale

Worst story?

8 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
9 Assassin's Creed II

One of the best games of all time. I loved every part of it! - Alpha101

10 Halo 2

The Contenders

11 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
12 Mass Effect 2
13 Silent Hill 2
14 Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare


15 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
16 Final Fantasy VII
17 The Walking Dead

Incredibly captivating and emotional story. Both seasons.

Best zombie game of all time. (Last of Us is 2nd) - Alpha101

18 Halo 3
19 Portal 2

Basically everything I voted for was for portal 2. It’s a good game. With a good story. Why so low - Ilikegames

20 Max Payne 3
21 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
22 Life is Strange

One the best games have ever played. The story goes above and beyond, Chloe and Max's friendship is the best relationship I have ever seen in a video game. The ending made me cry for around twenty minutes.

HOW is this not on the list yet? It was the first game to actually make me cry, and one of the saddest games you will ever play. Sure, some parts are cliche, but over all it's AMAZING. - Typhlosion

23 God of War

It could be a movie

24 The Last of Us

How is this in 26? It has one of the best storylines of all games

25 Portal
26 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
27 Red Dead Redemption
28 Cave Story
29 Dead Space 3

First 2 games were better but this one had an intriguing story - Magnolia

30 Mortal Kombat X
31 Crysis 2
32 Borderlands 2
33 Mortal Kombat (2011)

How come this game wasn't mentioned here? Finally MK came out with great (even fantastic) story! Awesome graphics - Magnolia

34 Gears of War 3
35 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
36 Resident Evil 5

I loved its action moments. It wasn't that scary though - Magnolia

37 Mother 3
38 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
39 Grand Theft Auto IV

I was quite surprised that I didn't find this on the list, but the story is the main reason why I still play this game.

40 Conker's Bad Fur Day
41 Xenoblade Chronicles
42 Heavy Rain

One of my favorite games. - Alpha101

43 Mafia II

Its deserve number one spot! So much detailed games with concentrated story and well done game! Can't wait for Mafia III!

44 Tales from the Borderlands
45 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

This game is one of the only games so far that I have played that I think has the best story! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

46 Batman: Arkham City
47 To the Moon
48 Spec Ops: The Line
49 Okami
50 Shadow of the Colossus
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List Stats

100 votes
76 listings
6 years, 67 days old

Top Remixes (6)

1. Life is Strange
2. BioShock Infinite
3. The Last of Us
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2. Final Fantasy VII
3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
1. Mortal Kombat X
2. Dead Space 3
3. Crysis 2

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