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  • INSBDominator - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    First, I'd like to say thanks to Gamesradar for making these top gaming lists, despite all of the negative backlash that will undoubtedly come of creating such lists. I know it's a pain in the as sifting through these comments. Secondly, to you people complaining about The Legend of Zelda not being on the list... REALLY? You think LOZ has one of the best video game stories ever? Now, I've got my own gripes with this list (Portal being number 1, mainly), but not a single LOZ game tells a story that hasn't been told many times before. On top of that, each game is a RETELLING of the same unremarkable story. You're the hero of time. You wear a green tunic. You wield a sword and shield. You hold one part of the tri-force. You save the princess who holds another part of the tri-force. You slay Ganon, who holds the last part of the tri-force. IT NEVER CHANGES. And it's not even that spectacular to begin with. The only thing that changes is the setting, and a setting ALONE doesn't make for a good story. Interesting and diverse characters, tightly woven yet unpredictable and spontaneous narrative, AND an immersive setting make for a great story. The Legend of Zelda. A great game with an immersive setting. But the story? Nothing special.
  • Nightstalker435 - July 22, 2014 8:31 p.m.

    Legend of Zelda game?! Oh come on! Some of the Legend of Zelda games have great stories that could easily top some of these games. I am not trying to be a fanboy but Legend of Zelda fans can agree with me that one of the games should have been on this list.
  • Therealcookie - July 21, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    I can't believe you seriously put Portal2 over bioshock infinite... I mean... I enjoyed playing the Portal series, in fact they count to my favorite games. Partially for the story line, yes, but mostly for its gameplay... the Bioshock series for example was one I loved for the story (yes even Bioshock2 ^^) maybe you should overthink that...
  • token57634 - June 18, 2014 7:47 p.m.

    The person that included LA Noire clearly didn't play the game to completion. The story was pretty good until they completely flip everything you think you know about Cole with some weird contrived war story. For me, it really fell apart the last couple hours in terms of story.
  • sephex - June 11, 2014 3:36 p.m.

    Final Fantasy VI is so low.
  • theagonizer - June 8, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    For people who are interested in the stories behind these games. I read a great book called this history of video games. Its pretty cool. I wrote a review of it here, if anyone is interested. http://boulderapps.co/review-of-the-history-of-video-games
  • james-repass - June 4, 2014 7:45 p.m.

    Um, Baldur's Gate 2?
  • pseudodragon - July 16, 2014 7:37 a.m.

    Yes, it's an awesome game.
  • matttch31 - May 30, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    was a little surprised Final Fantasy 7 wasn't on the list. for all the game's faults, it had an epic story in a very cool setting with by far the most memorable characters of the series. it doesn't get better than Sephiroth imo. & though it's a bit uneven & incoherent (to some people) Xenogears' story was remarkable in its weirdness & sheer scope. & while i love both games, Bioshock Infinite, to me, had a much better story than Bioshock, it actually made you FEEL while the first one was really interesting & well told but sort of sterile when it came to emotional resonance. let's be honest though, the Mass Effect Trilogy deserves the #1 spot (though i haven't played Silent Hill 2 i just can't imagine its story being better than ME)
  • johndoe1337 - May 31, 2014 2:01 a.m.

    damn straight, did u play the citadel dlc?
  • johndoe1337 - May 23, 2014 7:16 p.m.

    The number 1 spot should have just been the entire mass effect series, I don't care what you think of the mass effect 3 ending, you can't deny how you felt at the end of the citadel dlc after the party, when everyone's stood at the Normandy, whoever it is that says we had a good run, we all loved shepard replying "the best" and going back to work. You can't deny that feeling.
  • slaggz - May 21, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    I don't think The Walking Dead should have placed so high or not at all. I don't feel like a game based on an existing story/IP constitutes as a great video game story. I would be like having Batman Arkham City up there.
  • ora-gilbert-hendershot - May 20, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    There of course many others, and I truly think the more side stories and adventure you can do is a large part of the story! Final Fantasy Tactics, Ogre Tactics, FF VII, Halo (First One), Crystalis, Super Mario RPG, and countless more that the names elude me, but still plenty more. But the top 30s. No. The list should be more! Just Sayin'!
  • Srtj121 - May 12, 2014 5:18 a.m.

    Prince of Persia Warrior Within deserves to be in the list
  • josephgevedon - May 8, 2014 6:20 p.m.

    Maybe I need to play FF6 again or something, I can't remember the story being all that hot.
  • Cutiepieesra - April 20, 2014 3:07 p.m.

    So glad Silent hill 2 is number 1 Truly I've played all these games but nothing is compared to the shocking deep story of silent hill 2, it's sooooo sad seeing gamers that haven't ever tried the game yet saying that it doesn't desrve number one place anyone who's played it to the end and understood everythig will agree with me that silent hill 2 without doubt the best story ever
  • Nubulaa - April 30, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    I've never played silent hill but i'll deff play it now, if i may ask what platform it's on? Anyways my top stories (in no particular order) Are Uncharted series, journey (ps3 exclusives) The last of us, batman Arkham asylum, heavy rain, and red dead redemption. But without a doubt my #1 is the kingdom hearts series, i'm shocked it's not even on here. I have never been so moved by a story in all my life, not just in video games but in general. i saw someone speak on Kh one time and i couldn't put the game in better words myself: "kingdom hearts is the Shakespearean tragedy play of video games, nothing tops it," that is literally how it is. The game isn't just tragic either, Kh is easily one of the most mysterious and questioned video games and has some of the most thought provoking questions that still needs answers. The amount of theories that you can come up with, and every character is perfectly executed. Somehow Square Enix mixed Final fantasy with Disney and Shakespeare. I will try out Silent hill two but i doubt it will come anywhere near the epic tale of Kingdom hearts which has moved millions. kh3 is the most hyped game since Gta5, the last of us, and Bioshock infinite, and let's be honest Bioshock Infinite was a disappointment. I believe Kh is easily the greatest story in gaming.
  • Cutiepieesra - April 30, 2014 5:15 p.m.

    It was released in 2001 on ps2 ( don't worry the graphics are amazing for a game that old ) but you can try the silent hill hd collection on ps3 and xbox 360 it has new voice actors make sure you pick the original voices cuz the new one sucks , has few differences but still the same game
  • Nubulaa - May 2, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    I'll def try this game :)

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