Adventures in Storytelling

Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.

Please Knock On My Door review

This minimalist interactive drama excels with its hard-hitting, intensely personal examination of dealing with depression.

Read review Jul 18, 2018

The Pillars of the Earth review

The complete three-part adaptation of Ken Follett's epic historical novel proves to be a monumental achievement in interactive storytelling.

Read review Jun 29, 2018

The Invisible Hours review

Gameplay is nowhere to be seen, but this voyeuristic whodunit provides a compelling murder mystery in the style of immersive theater.

Read review Jun 27, 2018

Detroit: Become Human review

Quantic Dream's gorgeously cinematic neo-noir android thriller misfires on the larger story beats but nails the more choice-driven personal moments.

Read review Jun 8, 2018

The Inpatient review

Our diagnosis: The horror-themed VR pseudo-prequel to Until Dawn is afflicted by both story and gameplay deficiencies.

Read review May 11, 2018

Walden, a game review

Walking a mile in Henry David Thoreau's shoes proves to be more of a tedious chore than an inspiring transcendental experience.

Read review Apr 18, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series review

The Caped Crusader's second season doesn't pack the same punch as its predecessor, but does save the best for last.

Read review Apr 13, 2018

Hidden Agenda review

A gritty police procedural takes over from the campy horror of Until Dark, providing thrilling multiplayer fun but still without much actual player control.

Read review Feb 16, 2018

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two review

The second season stays true to the source material, but isn’t likely to build much interest outside of diehard series fans.

Read review Jan 26, 2018

Finding Paradise review

While not quite reaching the heights of its predecessor, To the Moon fans won't regret their time with this thoughtful character-driven sequel.

Read review Dec 18, 2017

Adventure Hour: Scéal, Leaving Lyndow feature

You'll flit through these two short but lovely explorations of serene pastoral settings without ever having to walk away.

Read feature Dec 6, 2017

Late Shift review

In lieu of traditional adventuring, player choice drives this cinematically impressive interactive live-action crime movie.

Read review Nov 8, 2017

Kona review

This entertaining wintry survival adventure is a breeze to live through, though it misfires in a couple areas that lessen its impact.

Read review Oct 9, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series: Episode One – The Enigma review

Riddle us this: What has great production values, compelling characters, hard decisions, and mind-numbingly easy gameplay?

Read review Aug 21, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier review

The zombie survivor franchise is still alive with plenty of bite, though the third season covers a lot of familiar ground.

Read review Jun 5, 2017

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