Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.
Riddle us this: What has great production values, compelling characters, hard decisions, and mind-numbingly easy gameplay?
The zombie survivor franchise is still alive with plenty of bite, though the third season covers a lot of familiar ground.
Night in the Woods review
This stylish slacker drama branches into intriguing darker themes, but is too rooted in aimless repetition to build any momentum.
What Remains of Edith Finch review
This creative, emotionally powerful exploration of a family's tragic past soars to impressive storytelling heights.
Corpse Party review
The revived Japanese port is bigger and gorier than ever, though more an old-school visual novel than interactive adventure.
Batman: The Telltale Series review
The Bat-season is now complete, exposing both the light and dark elements of a somewhat uneven five-part thrill-ride.
The new season kicks off with a two-part debut that's slicker than ever, though it ventures largely through very familiar territory.
This unique "privacy invasion thriller" has a thought-provoking surveillance concept that is hindered somewhat by its suspect dialogue and imposed linearity.
Burly Men at Sea review
This charming Scandinavian folktale may be lite on gameplay but offers a surprisingly hefty choose-your-own-adventure experience.
These stylistically different him-and-her games are both emotionally powerful but broken down by largely non-interactive storytelling.
This extremely short and disappointing 3DS detective mystery from former Cing designers never really builds up any momentum.
Though light in actual gameplay, there’s nothing shallow about this breathtaking underwater excursion.
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode One: Realm of Shadows archived preview
The first episode pulls its punches somewhat, but gets the series off the ground with a solid stage-setting debut.
Iran's struggle for independence is recounted in cinematic style, though providing just a partial picture with little to actually do.
The Beginner’s Guide review
The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden leads a thought-provoking, experimental reflection of games-as-interactive-art.