5 Story-Based Games You Need To Know About

5 Story-Based Games You Need To Know About

With a perfect mix of narrative and gameplay, these games have you covered.


Everyone loves a good story. What if you could be a part of the story instead of just listening to it? With these games, you can! Whether you're looking for a casual platformer or something more difficult, this list will help you out. Here are the 5 story-based games you NEED to know about.

1. Night In The Woods

Screenshot from Night In The Woods Gameplay

Night In The Woods is about Mae Borowski, who drops out of college and returns to her hometown of Possum Springs. With the intent of reconnecting with her old friends, she sets out and quickly discovers that her beloved hometown is not the same as she remembered it.

Night in the Woods is an exploration-heavy platformer, with a few minigames thrown in along the way. It provides a humorous, engaging narrative while also addressing topics such as mental illness, depression, the middle and lower class, and the fear of change.

The game is also choice based, meaning that you can play it over and over with different results. Mae's journey is one that hits close to home and keeps you wanting to know more. It's also set in the fall, with brightly colored leaves and some spooky Halloween vibes. With its compelling characters, memorable quotes, and many secrets to uncover, Night in the Woods will give you hours of enjoyable gameplay and a lot to think about when it's over.

2. Unravel

Unravel: Official Story Trailer

In Unravel, you play as Yarny, a tiny ball of yarn who unravels as he travels further. The player must use their problem-solving skills to help Yarny navigate his environment without running out of yarn! Unravel is an endearing platformer with a heartwarming story and a heavy focus on puzzles. The game is set in northern Scandinavia, ensuring gorgeous settings and environments for each and every level. As Yarny travels, he discovers memories of a long lost family. The story is told wordlessly, all tied together by Yarny like the red string of fate.

3. West Of Loathing

West of Loathing Launch Trailer

West Of Loathing is a slapstick RPG with tons of comedic value, sometimes stemming from the fact that all of the characters are stick-people. The player picks their own name and chooses from three character classes: Beanslinger, Cowpuncher, and Snake Oiler. The main character is traveling west and can choose a companion to go with them. The game relies on player choices, but there is an overarching narrative: everything was fine until "the cows came home". You can discover exactly what this means as the game goes on. Engage in battles, take "quests" from NPCs, and explore the west as a cowboy-hat-wearing stick-person! (And don't forget to enable Stupid Walking—you'll thank me later.)

4. Firewatch

Firewatch Trailer | Nintendo Switch

In Firewatch, you play as Henry, a man who takes a job as a fire lookout in Wyoming to escape his former life. The year is 1989, one year after the Yellowstone fires of 1988, and people are anxious about the possibility of more fires. Henry's only means of communication is a handheld radio connecting him with his supervisor, Delilah. When strange things start happening, Henry is faced with several choices that could impact the only relationship he has out in the wilderness.

Firewatch is a first-person game based on narrative and exploration. Players explore their breathtaking environment to discover clues and solve the mysterious happenings in the wilderness. Along the way, the player can choose dialogue options that influence Henry's relationship with Delilah. The beautiful graphics and the psychological elements really make this game worth the time and money you'll spend on it.

5. A Way Out

A Way Out Official Reveal Trailer

A Way Out is by far one of the most interesting story games I've ever experienced. It is a co-op game, so you'll need a friend to play. In the game, players are Leo and Vincent, two convicted prisoners who break out of prison together and are on the run from police. This is a third person game which relies mostly on cooperative problem solving and action sequences. Players must work together to complete tasks that help progress the narrative. Throughout the game, the player learns more about each character's story; how they ended up in prison, what their lives were like before, who is at home waiting for them to return, and so on. This game combines visual storytelling and deeply complex characters to create an overall enjoyable game. Vincent and Leo are two largely different characters who complement each other perfectly. The game is almost like a buddy-cop movie, except that the characters are criminals. A Way Out will keep your adrenaline pumping until the end—and then it might make you cry. (No spoilers!)

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.

Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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