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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Narrative, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.18
94% 12,004 votes
8.10
94% 5,350 votes
7.98
94% 1,382 votes
7.56
95% 98 votes
7.16
84% 356 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Narrative is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Narrative, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Singleplayer 81%
  2. Story Rich 78%
  3. Adventure 74%
  4. Atmospheric 53%
  5. Indie 51%
  6. Exploration 42%
  7. Interactive Fiction 37%
  8. Casual 36%
  9. 2D 32%
  10. Mystery 31%
  11. Emotional 30%
  12. Puzzle 29%
  13. Choices Matter 29%
  14. Visual Novel 27%
  15. Point & Click 25%
  16. Female Protagonist 23%
  17. Multiple Endings 23%
  18. 3D 21%
  19. Colorful 21%
  20. Dark 21%
  21. Stylized 20%
  22. Hand-drawn 19%
  23. Drama 18%
  24. Walking Simulator 16%
  25. Pixel Graphics 16%
  26. Horror 16%
  27. Action 16%
  28. Conversation 15%
  29. First-Person 15%
  30. RPG 15%

The Narrative tag refers to games that prioritize storytelling as a core part of their gameplay experience. These games are typically characterized by their strong focus on narrative elements, including plot development, character arcs, dialogue, and thematic exploration.

In narrative-driven games, the story often takes center stage and plays a significant role in shaping the player's experience. The gameplay mechanics and objectives are designed to immerse players in the narrative world and allow them to actively participate in its development.

Some key aspects of games tagged as Narrative include:

  • Engaging Storylines Narrative-focused games usually have well-crafted narratives that unfold over the course of the game. These stories can be linear or branching narratives that offer choices with consequences. They may explore a variety of themes, including personal journeys, mystery-solving, epic adventures, or emotional narratives.
  • Character Development In these games, characters are often well-developed with distinct personalities and dramatic arcs. Players may bond with these characters as they grow and change throughout the story.
  • Cutscenes & Dialogues Narrative-driven games frequently employ cutscenes or cinematic sequences to deliver important story moments. They also feature interactive dialogues where players can engage with characters through choices or branching paths.
  • Pacing & Atmosphere Storytelling is enhanced by pacing techniques like climactic moments, tension-building sequences, and atmospheric settings that help create immersion.

Examples of popular narrative-focused games include:

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt This open-world RPG features an expansive narrative filled with complex characters, moral choices with far-reaching consequences, and multiple storylines that players can explore.
  • Life is Strange A choice-based adventure game where players control a young protagonist with the ability to rewind time. The game tackles themes of friendship, love, and coming-of-age.
  • Gone Home A first-person exploration game where players uncover the story of a family by examining objects and piecing together clues in an empty house.

Narrative-driven games provide players with immersive storytelling experiences that often go beyond traditional gameplay mechanics. They offer rich narratives, character-driven arcs, and thought-provoking themes for those who seek interactive storytelling as part of their gaming experience.

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