There are many people, me included, who love a good choice game, these are games where throughout the story you are given choices that will affect the overall outcome of the story and the characters within it.
Some of these will be easy choices, and others could lead to the deaths of your favourite characters. Choice games also have a tendency to offer plenty of replayability due to the fact that there are other choices you may not have picked.
So, for this reason I have compiled a list of the Top 5 choice games around. Here we go.
5. Twin Mirror (Dontnod)
Twin mirror is possibly the most surprising game that I’ve played in the last year, i had never heard of it before despite it being made by the creators of life is strange, and no one i knew had played this game before. Twin mirror is a game about an ex-journalist returning to his hometown of Basswood to say goodbye to his recently departed best friend, as his journey through this game unfolds you discover there may be more to his death than what meets the eye.
The surprising aspect of this game that had me binging it from start to finish was the unique way that you pieced the clues of the town’s mystery together, by playing the events of what happened through a sort of mind palace (not like persona 5) and deducing the most logical way that the clues could fit together to draw conclusions. There are of course other big aspects of this game that I haven't talked about but that would be entering spoiler territory and then what would even be the point of me recommending you try this game in the first place.
4. The Wolf Among Us (Telltale)
I had tried The Wolf Among Us when it was free on xbox games with gold a while back and loved this amazing Telltale game enough to put it in the list. You play as Bigby Wolf (The big bad wolf) the sheriff of Fabletown, and someone is murdering fairy-tale creatures.
It is up to you to discover who or what is causing these crimes and every decision you make will have an impact in the story. The reason I recommend this title is because it’s so different from the many other Telltale choice games out there and is a dark and gritty take on popular fairy-tale characters which you don’t see too much of in video games in general.
3. Quantum Break (Remedy)
When i first joined the xbox ecosystem i had heard of quantum break already from a friend, and even saw it available in Xbox Game Pass so i decided to give this game a shot. What I experienced was a complex story about time basically tearing itself apart and you as the main character must shape the outcome of the story with the choices you make along the way.
There are 2 main reasons I recommend this game. I enjoy the Sci Fi themes that this game goes into, and at the end of each episode (act, whatever you wanna call it) is a live action episode based on the choices you made throughout the game. Which I thought was a pretty cool and unique twist on classic choice games.
2. Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream)
In this masterpiece of a game, Detroit: become human is about a time where androids are pretty much indistinguishable from humans, they move, act, and speak like humans would but at the end of the day they are still machines. This game explores what it means to be human.
There are a few reasons why I call this game a masterpiece. Graphically in my opinion this game is probably the most detailed out of any game that I’ve seen. The first thing you notice when you boot this game up is how realistic the characters all look to the point where it would be easy for anyone watching to believe you were just watching a movie. The themes in this game, despite the sci-fi themes of human-like androids, actually show off very dark and very real themes that we see and don’t see in our everyday life. And every choice, even the small ones, affect the outcome of the story.
1. The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
It’s rare that I'll put PC only games in my lists on this site, but when it comes to choice games, the Stanley parable is one that cannot be ignored. You play as Stanley, a regular employee at an unnamed office desk job, but one day you notice that all your co-workers are missing, and you are the only one there.
Led through the game by Kevan Brighting, the voiced narrator, you go through the game as a pleasant, structured experience and then that’s the end of it. Unless of course you decide to defy the narrator. Maybe instead of walking through the door on the left like he instructs you decide to go through the door on the right. Then all sorts of chaos begins to unfold, from crying babies, to Minecraft to breaking the game world itself. There are many ways to experience this game and it’s up to you whether you want to drive the narrator crazy or stick to the linear story that was created for you. The Stanley Parable is an experience you won’t soon forget.
And there you have it, those are my top 5 choice-based games, feel free to comment below and tell us yours.
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