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  • hakim-lincoln - August 22, 2014 3:23 p.m.

    RDR and Bioshock infinite and TLoU have much better story than the original Bioshock !
  • bryan-san-jose - August 19, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    Guys, I literally just finished Silent Hill 2, and it's a damn good game. You can buy it online, search for Silent HILL HD Collection, you'll get 2&3 on a PS3 disc. Not sure about Xbox 360. But definitely a must play for all gamers. If you're play one game from the Silent Hill series, definitely should the second. Also, I think Bioshock Infinite & Last of Us is way to low. The plot twist for Infinite should be enough said to project it higher, you can put Infinite's story with the best with and make a strong valid argument. There is no other game that will take us on an emotional ride like the Last of Us. Once in console game. These games are a MUST play.
  • Cancer6667 - July 30, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    Why isn't The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion in this list! :(
  • INSBDominator - July 28, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    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.
  • kevin-roos - August 6, 2014 3:32 p.m.

    Agreed, great story
  • 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.

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