Best Video Game Stories

A few of the video games which have been widely appreciated for their impressive story are Metal Gear Solid, Grim Fandango, Beyond Good and Evil, God of War and Bioshock.

Bioshock:

Released in 2007, BioShock was initially developed by Irrational Games for Windows Operating System and Xbox 360. Subsequently, variants for all other major platforms have been released. Written by Ken Levine, the video game received major commercial success along with critical acclaim.
Among other major awards, the video game received the Best Story award from various juries including those of GameSpy, GameSpot and GamePro. Its impressive storyline led to the release of its sequel titled BioShock 2 and a film is also said to be released in near future.

The game falls under the horror genre and is set in the fictional city of Rapture around 1960. This is a first-person shooter game where the player assumes the role of a plane crash survivor and needs to overpower the mutated beings and mechanical drones that habituate in the underwater city of Rapture. The games popularity can be gauged from the fact that 5000 signatures required for the release of Limited Collector's edition were received in less than 5 hours.

Beyond Good & Evil:

Beyond Good & Evil was written by Michel Ancel and was released in 2003 by Ubisoft for all major gaming platforms including PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The game received positive critical response but was not a runaway commercial success. Despite this, the video game bagged the Best Writer award at the 2004 IMAGINA Festival, probably an indication to its interesting storyline.

Among other major awards, it was also awarded with the 2004 Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences'. A sequel is under production with a working title of Beyond Good & Evil 2. Set in a distant future, in the year 2435, in a mining planet called Hillys, the game revolves around the character of a young reporter. This single player game falls under the genre of action cum adventure with the user controlling the character of the protagonist from a third person perspective.

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