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  • 1kallesuuri1 - November 30, 2014 10:50 p.m.

    As far as i have played games, i think the best stories were in Final Fantasy VI, FFXII, The Walking Dead 1-10 and Metal Gear Solid 4. I think that Final Fantasy VI should have atleast made it to the last 10! Also theres no FFXII or MGS4! They should have easily made it to the list because they have much better stories than for example GTA:SA or Hotline Miami. I just played trough The Walking Dead Season 5-10 and i think it was BRILLIANT! I had to play it all in one time because i was so into the story :D! After playing that game trough i had to download the episodes 1-5 again because the 2nd season reminded of how amazing story was in the first season. And because of The Walking Dead series, i think Lee is the best video-game character so far! I also noticed that there's a DLC for the Season 1, The 400 Days And i can't wait to play it!!! By those means, my opinion is that The Walking Dead has so far the best story i have experienced. And i have played trough most of those other games except Planetscape Torment and couple others. If anyone here haven't played The Walking Dead I advice to buy it right now and enjoy! (It doesn't matter if you have watched the show or not)
  • griever - November 24, 2014 11:15 a.m.

    How come you guys forgot this? http://youtu.be/TuVRUZwAX8U
  • BladedFalcon - November 18, 2014 11 a.m.

    Sorry, but in no way is The Walking Dead's story better than The Last of Us. Even removing the sham of the so called "choices" TWD has, the overall story and themes it covers aren't really that original or deep. Very well executed, certainly, but a lot of it still felt terribly predictable. Not to mention that some characters are cartoonishly terrible. (Hey there Ben!) TloU however, makes every character matter, and you can beehive every single one of them as well rounded human beings that would exist in real life. And the core conflict and message is also a very human and relatable one. And told in a way that very few games (or movies for that matter) had the balls to do.
  • sephex - December 2, 2014 5:58 a.m.

    I'm not the biggest defender of TLOU, but I agree. TLOU has the better storyline. Walking Dead is just fine.
  • kijib-kijin - November 16, 2014 8:20 p.m.

    okami!
  • joss-bridgers - October 27, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    Elder scrolls isn't on the list this post can go fuq itself
  • markegiani - September 2, 2014 4:56 p.m.

    Where are the adventure games here ?? Except ''To the moon'', there is no single P&C adv. game on the list. Traditionally, they have the best scenario in gaming world. That is why we play 'em. I'll just say Syberia ....
  • 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! :(
  • cobra0528 - September 9, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    Most likely because the story was hardly present and what little there was came across as either predictable, disjointed or otherwise meaningless. "Close the gates. Good job! Dragon. That one guy. Game over."
  • 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.
  • sephex - December 2, 2014 5:56 a.m.

    Agreed.
  • CaptainKaiju123 - December 13, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    Um, have you played Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Link's Awakening, or Skyward Sword? Obviously not, because all those games right there have some of the best in-game stories I have ever witnessed. Give them a play, if you haven't, and you will change your mind.
  • 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.
  • Mr.Hahn - December 4, 2014 3:20 a.m.

    Thank you! Ocerina of Time, Majora's Mask Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are amazing and all incredibly told stories (lest we forget Sheik). The only games I've played with as good of stories are the Mass Effect titles and it may just be because of Martin Sheen's performance as The Illusive Man
  • 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.
  • cobra0528 - September 9, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    Interesting that you say it started off well. I played for hours and was so yearning for even a glimpse of something that I could call a storyline. I learned absolutely nothing about Cole in the time I played and nothing was presented to me, both in terms of story and gameplay, that gave me any reason to continue playing. I did, however, read about the ending to see where the game ended up and man are you spot on about that. That flip at the end wasn't smart, controversial or heart-wrenching. You finally learn a minimal detail about Cole and then.... well you know. Certainly glad I didn't waste more time than necessary on that one. My wallet was still sad about the experience though.

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