The best story-rich games for PC gamers
By Sam Jones - 1st Jan 2022Games
Don't miss out on these cracking games if you love a good storyline
Mindless violence and party style games are fun, but there's nothing quite like a good story-rich game to tickle your gaming taste buds.
Following the progression of the protagonist's adventure and how their story unfolds as you venture deeper into the unknown is a fantastic way to spend many, many hours with a controller in hand... or keyboard and mouse of course!
We've put together our top pick from leading developers and publishers who have mastered the art of storytelling across varying genres. Join us as we highlight some of the great story-rich games for PC gamers.
In Bioshock Infinite, it's time to leave the depths of Rapture and soar among the clouds of Columbia. A technological marvel, the flying city is a beautiful and vibrant world that holds a very dark secret.
Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in Columbia.
Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Explore a huge open-world medieval setting and wage civil war in the action RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. You control Henry, a young blacksmith from a humble village, who will soon see his life turned upside down as he embarks on a quest to avenge his family and friends who are brutally murdered.
Join the resistance under Lord Radzig Kobyla and seek to bring the evil Sigismund (The Red Fox) and his mercenary soldiers to justice - not only to save the captured King Wenceslas, but also for your fallen loved ones!
Experience sword fights like never before with Warhorse Studio's challenging and advanced combat system. With over 30 target zones, players will need to perfect distance, strikes and counters in order to execute dozens of unique and merciless combos in battle.
Pillars of Eternity Definitive Edition
Experience the game that revitalized the classic RPG genre in a complete and definitive package that includes every expansion, bonus, and update, presenting Pillars of Eternity at its best.
Enter the original and incredible world of Eora on an unforgettable adventure where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Build a character as one of eleven classes, and side with various factions using a reputation system, where your actions and choices have far reaching consequences.
The Definitive Edition includes the award-winning Pillars of Eternity alongside its expansions, The White March: Parts I & II, as well as all bonus content from the Royal Edition, and a new bundle of content called the Deadfire Pack, inspired by the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire sequel.
Alan Wake Collector's Edition
Five years in the making, Alan Wake is a psychological horror action-adventure set in the idyllic small town of Bright Falls. Uncover the town’s dark secrets with the Collector’s Edition, which includes the enhanced PC base game and a host of special extras.
Presented in the style of a thriller TV series, Alan Wake features the trademark Remedy storytelling and pulse-pounding action sequences. As players dive deeper and deeper into the mystery, they’ll face overwhelming odds, plot twists, and cliffhangers.
It’s only by mastering the Fight With Light combat mechanic that they can stay one step ahead of the darkness that spreads across Bright Falls. Master the unique 'Fight With Light' combat system and dispatch the malevolent shadow creatures known as the Taken by first using your flashlight and then finishing them with a firearm.
God of War
Following its critically-acclaimed PS4 launch in 2018, and with the highly anticipated sequel expected in 2022, now's the perfect time to get ready to experience God of War on PC.
In this action-adventure, Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.
From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains and caves of pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters and gods.
With the PC version, you'll experience a bunch of neat upgrades and features. Enjoy true 4K resolution, on supported devices, with unlocked framerates for peak performance.
Dial in your settings via a wide range of graphical presets and options including higher resolution shadows, improved screen space reflections, the addition of GTAO and SSDO, and much more. Journey through the Norse realms taking in breath taking vistas in panoramic widescreen.
With 21:9 ultra-widescreen support, God of War presents a cinema quality experience that further expands the original seamless theatrical vision.
Discover a dark cyberpunk world beset by plagues, war and squalor in adventure horror >observer_. You play as the new front line of neural police as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane in this intense thriller from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear.
Control Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.
As you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you will relive their darkest fears, forcing you to question your own reality... and your sanity!
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