Adventures in Storytelling

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

That Dragon, Cancer review

Pulling no punches, this exploration of one family's courageous battle against terminal illness is a deeply moving experience.

0 | Mar 16, 2016

Oxenfree review

The slickly presented, narrative-driven horror story is effectively tuned into the authentic teenage experience

0 | Feb 22, 2016

Firewatch review

Be on the lookout for this rich character-driven journey, even if some of its smouldering promise is snuffed out along the way.

0 | Feb 10, 2016

Masochisia review

This raw, dark and disturbing story-driven experience cuts to the bone of child abuse and mental illness.

0 | Feb 3, 2016

Caffeine: Episode One review

This three-part sci-fi exploration series barely begins percolating with a debut installment that doesn't fully mine its premise.

0 | Jan 18, 2016

Sun Dogs review

This unique text exploration of a transhumanist future feels coolly detached but largely stellar in execution.

0 | Dec 16, 2015

Game of Thrones review

The House Forrester saga comes to a head in the dramatic season finale, though a key story branch gets lost in the woods.

4 | Dec 9, 2015

The Park review

Funcom's Secret World spin-off is a short but effectively creepy horror ride driven by story rather than gameplay.

0 | Nov 13, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands review

The final episode pays off handsomely in a wonderful series short on gameplay but packing loads of narrative punch.

7 | Nov 11, 2015

Beyond Eyes review

This lovely watercolour journey demonstrates how beauty can still be in the eye of the beholder even when the beholder is blind.

0 | Oct 7, 2015

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture review

There are no living people or puzzles to find, but there's a mystery to uncover by those who see the light in this gorgeous open world PS4 exclusive.

0 | Sep 25, 2015

Home is Where One Starts review

Those who enjoy puzzle-free exploration games may find themselves drawn home once again.

0 | Jul 22, 2015

Epanalepsis review

This minimalist short story starts out strongly, but can't repeat its early success through multiple eras of abstraction.

0 | Jul 14, 2015

Sunset review

All's fair in love and war, but reactions will run both warm and cool to Tale of Tales' latest interactive story.

1 | Jul 1, 2015

Drizzlepath review

This exploratory journey has plenty of gorgeous environments, but no puzzles and only a sprinkling of obscure storytelling along the way.

6 | May 27, 2015

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