One of the most defining factors of a game is the plot. How the story unfolds can really make or break a title in such a competitive industry where developers are vying for the attention of gamers. After all, it’s easy to have someone hooked when you have an impressive story to immerse them in. On that note, here are the top 2019 games with the best storylines.

The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us is one of the most iconic video games, and much of its success can be attributed to its rich and unique narrative. Despite its post-zombie apocalypse setting, the game focuses more on moving on and rebuilding the future rather than merely fighting off zombies.

Players take on the role of Joel, who helps and looks after Ellie as they make their way through the treacherous landscapes in search of a safe zone. The game’s story is deeply emotional, humane, and heart-breaking, and you may even shed a few tears.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn, from Guerilla Games, a sci-fi game set 1000 years in the future. What is left of humanity is not what one would expect, as humans are sparse and tribal.

Players put themselves in the shoes of tribal outcast Aloy, who explores the world and encounters all kinds of robotic animals that can be hunted down for upgrades. As the story progresses, Aloy learns more about her past and humanity as a whole.

The Walking Dead

Undoubtedly one of the best story-rich games, The Walking Dead has an overarching theme, which is that of sacrifice. What makes the game so captivating is the well-written and realistic story that every character has, all of which contribute to a plot that’s unlike any other. Players often have to make choices that inflict the least collateral damage, much like in real life.

Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 is one of the best video games 2019 gave us, and much of it has to do with its rich narrative. This hack and slash video game from Japan boasts a deeply immersive sequence, especially with the introduction of a new mysterious character, V, apart from the ones we already know, which are Dante and Nero.

Devil May Cry 5 is a single-player game that every gamer is likely to appreciate, if not love. Besides, what makes this installment so riveting is that it features a much darker tone than its predecessors.

The Banner Saga

This highly-recommended indie game is a title that you might not have heard of. With its rich storyline, combined with gameplay that focuses on turn-based combat and some resource management, The Banner Saga will have you hooked easily. Moreover, the hand-painted 2D realm of the game is truly a gorgeous element.

The game plays out from different perspectives, but perhaps the most important catch is that of Rook, a man who balances protecting his young daughter and leading his people to safety. The choices you make will eventually have an impact on how the story develops.

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