As a species, we human beings love a good story. Some, like Dan Brown's novels, make us laugh. Others--like the story about my ex-friend who "took a pee pee" all over my PC while he was highly intoxicated--communicate the human experience of life, tragedy, and loss. Indeed, whether they appear in ancient cave paintings, classic novels, or even video games, stories are an integral part of our lives.
One of the great things about experiencing stories through games is the fact that you play an active role in the narrative. Thing is, it's easy to not care about villains or secondary characters when you don't have sufficient context for why the hell they're fighting you, or putting their lives at risk to help you save the world. That's why the following games are so special: They do fantastic jobs of telling parallel stories from multiple points of view, ensuring you get the complete picture of events as they unfold. Sure, these may not have the best stories of all time--but play them, and you'll come away with a richer understanding of their characters and worlds thanks to their converging stories.