Video Games With the Best Story


The Top Ten

1 BioShock Infinite

#1 Story ever, not even close!

This deserves to be higher... - winner333

2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Great game

3 Half Life 2
4 Bioshock
5 Undertale

Undertale has a big amount of things behind the bad graphics, it has a lot of meaning and a lot of choises!
puzzles, stories, easter eggs, fighsts, family, friends.

its awesome!

Worst story?

6 Halo: Combat Evolved
7 Chrono Trigger
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 Silent Hill 2

The Contenders

11 Halo 2
12 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
13 Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare


14 Mass Effect 2
15 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
16 The Last of Us

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

17 Portal 2

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

18 The Walking Dead

Incredibly captivating and emotional story. Both seasons.

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

19 Final Fantasy VII
20 Halo 3
21 Max Payne 3
22 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
23 God of War

It could be a movie

24 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

25 Portal
26 Red Dead Redemption
27 Cave Story
28 Dead Space 3

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

29 Mortal Kombat X
30 Crysis 2
31 Borderlands 2
32 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
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 Mother 3
35 Gears of War 3
36 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
37 Resident Evil 5

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

38 Kingdom Hearts 2
39 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
40 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
41 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.

42 Conker's Bad Fur Day
43 Xenoblade Chronicles
44 Heavy Rain

One of my favorite games. - Alpha101

45 Mafia II

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

46 Shadow of the Colossus
47 Tales from the Borderlands
48 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

49 Batman: Arkham City
50 To the Moon
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List StatsCreated 16 Nov 2012
Updated 6 Sep 2019

200 votes
77 listings
7 years, 27 days old

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1. Life is Strange
2. BioShock Infinite
3. The Last of Us
1. Silent Hill 2
2. Undertale
3. The Last of Us
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2. Final Fantasy VII
3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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