Adventures in Storytelling

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

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 adventure.

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

Adventures in Storytelling: The Detail, Grail to the Thief feature

They may not be everyone's cuppa, but two very different quests await for the puzzle- and even visually-impaired.

2 | Jan 27, 2015

Adventures in Storytelling: Unrest, The Shopkeeper feature

From ancient India to Victorian England, you couldn't buy a puzzle in these experimental narrative experiences.

1 | Jan 9, 2015

The Old City: Leviathan review

Submerged beneath the gorgeous visuals of this surreal exploration is an abstract story that never really grips.

0 | Dec 3, 2014

A Bird Story review

Far more story than game, this short but sweet tale from the developer of To the Moon really soars in its poignant simplicity.

0 | Nov 21, 2014

Adventures in Storytelling: The Maker’s Eden, 80 Days feature

Light on gameplay, heavy on reading, adventures like these are turning the page to a newer breed of visual fiction.

0 | Sep 17, 2014

Adventure Hour: Stranded, The Moon Sliver feature

For some short but sweet adventuring all in one sitting, these two solitary exploration games should be just the right speed.

3 | Jul 25, 2014

The Novelist review

This haunting family drama offers a different type of Choose Your Own Adventure in between its stealth-based gameplay.

0 | Jan 8, 2014

The Stanley Parable review

You can choose to do differently, but you'll surely want to buy this outstanding storytelling experiment that turns videogame control on its head.

8 | Dec 13, 2013

Sorcery! review

Part one of Steve Jackson's acclaimed Fighting Fantasy series comes to iOS in a superb interactive Choose Your Own RPG adventure.

4 | Jun 10, 2013

Home review

This haunting interactive story is light on gameplay, dark in setting, but earns a resounding "yes" as to whether it's worth experiencing.

4 | Jul 12, 2012

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