Greatest Video Game Story of All Time

Don’t think for one second that I just do movies on this blog. I’m also a hardcore gamer, mostly on the PlayStation systems. One aspect I think is very important for the industry is the storytelling. Recently, games have gotten a lot better at it, some even are worthy of Hollywood flicks. So today, I’m giving you my opinion on the best video game story of all time.
The criteria is simple: these are games that deliver compelling plots and characters worthy of a movie.They have to have originated in games, which means any licensed titles are out. I’m breaking it down to five games with great stories and then give my opinion on which one is the best. There are no spoilers ahead, so read as you please.
1. Assassin’s Creed
This open-world action series introduced us to the concept of genetic memories. It focuses on a war between the ancient Templars and the secretive group known as the Assassins. The games usually take place in two different settings. The first one is in modern-times, the second one is centuries ago. As Desmond Miles, a modern day bar tender-turned Assassin, we get to explore his ancestors memories through an advanced device called the Animus. Meanwhile, he must also confront Abstergo Industries, the modern Templars. The games seamlessly blend historical facts into their lore, offering an intriguing journey that will be made into an upcoming film.
2.Red Dead Redemption
Speaking of great open-world games, here’s another one. Taking things to the Old West, players take the role of John Marston, a former outlaw who was abandoned by his gang and tried to live peacefully with his wife and son. When the government captures his family, Marston is forced to take down the members of his former gang. Along the way, he comes by many beautiful landscapes and memorable characters, in a powerful journey that explores how far a man will go to keep his family safe.
3.Bioshock Infinite
Expecting a trip down into Rapture? I’ll talk about the first Bioshock in a bit, but that doesn’t detract from how amazing “Infinite” was. As Booker Dewitt, a disgraced agent with a large debt, you’re sent to the floating city of Colombia to rescue a young woman named Elizabeth. You see that she’s not just ordinary, and help her find herself. Meanwhile, Colombia serves its found, Zachary Comstock, as if he were a god. On top of that, the game also deals with themes of racism, ideology, prejudice; things not commonly seen in many games.
4.Shadow of the Colossus
This gem is one of the best titles on the PlayStation 2. Due in large part to its grandiose scope and powerful story. In the game, a man named Wander makes a deal with the devil. In exchange for bringing back a sacrificed girl named Mono, Wander must find and kill 16 colossi, each one is beautifully designed. You must ride your horse Agro across the landscape to move onto the next colossus. This all makes Shadow of the Colossus a prime example of video games as a true form of art.
5.Bioshock
I hope many of you saw this one coming. After his plane crashes in the mid-Atlantic, Jack travels down into the underwater city of Rapture, which is one of the best intros of all time. You’re introduced to feuding characters Andrew Ryan and Atlas who are fighting a civil war. It may seem like a utopia at first. But the walls are leaking, there’s blood on the floor, and angry voices echo down the hall. On top of standard firearms, Jack is also given plasmids, a version of magic. Using morality choices, you can do as you please kill whoever you feel is a threat. It also has one of the best plot twists in video game history.\
Winner:Bioshock
Would you kindly agree with this pick? Are there any others that I missed? Please let me know. I’ll be back soon.

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One thought on “Greatest Video Game Story of All Time

  1. Prof.mcstevie

    I feel kinda iffy about Bioshock, it was a good story sure, but some of the best parts don’t fully apply the fact that there is a player with a controller. Not a lot of games feel like they succeed with the tools only a game could use, they usually go to what makes movies good.

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