Epic game plots made simple

Nothing in life is simple, is it? Instructions for turning on your TiVo that could fill the Old Testament, PS3 firmware updates that you need a degree to decipher and your average game plot that’s more convoluted than Return of the King’s ten endings; how we pine for more basic times.

That’s why we’ve taken some of the most confusing, overblown and needlessly preachy game plots in existence and broken them down into the form of doodles, diluted videos and dumbed-down captions that even a baby could understand. Well, an especially aware and brainy baby, that is.

While we love most of these games and their stories, the chance to get our felt tips out and play with the toys we’ve got lying around the office was just too good to pass up. Who says we don’t do proper men’s jobs?

The following feature obviously contains MASSIVE SPOILERS. So don't say we didn't warn you.

As told depressingly and confusingly by: SILENT HILL 2

As retold by us: In the style of a ten year old.

As told - mainly through QTEs - by: GOD OF WAR II

As retold by us: Using plasticine monsters.

As told - almost exactly the same way in every game - by: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

As retold by us: In a massively to the point way.

David Meikleham
Google AMP Stories Editor

David has worked for Future under many guises, including for GamesRadar+ and the Official Xbox Magazine. He is currently the Google Stories Editor for GamesRadar and PC Gamer, which sees him making daily video Stories content for both websites. David also regularly writes features, guides, and reviews for both brands too.