The Best Video Game Narrative of 2018

In recent years, video games have begun to earn widespread recognition as the complex and transcendent storytelling mediums they are. Where narratives in video games used to span not far beyond straightforward heroic tasks like saving princesses or slaying dragons, more and more studios over the years have embraced deep and meaningful stories with many layers of nuance and profound character development. This year, there were many games that fiercely demanded attention for their intricate and immersive narratives. Want to see our picks for the best of the best in 2018? Feast your eyes on the video below and join us as we explore the best video game narratives from this year.

Landing in top place for us this year is God of War, with runners-up Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit not far behind. God of War captivated us with its brilliant and powerful take on the father-son relationship between Kratos and Atreus.The developers were extremely successful in their calculated choice to show the entirety of the game and all of the interactions between the two in one continuous shot, and it awarded an intimacy with the characters that made it difficult for us not to be intoxicated with the narrative.

Red Dead Redemption 2 earned its spot in second place with its top-notch cast of voice actors behind each unique character that helped shape the vast and engaging storyline. With around 500,000 lines of dialogue and 700 speaking voice actors, the narrative in this game takes center stage and creates a memorable experience tailored to each individual player who picks up this game.

Other honorable mentions for the best video game narrative of 2018 include Celeste, Spider-Man, Far Cry 5, Innerspace, Unforeseen Incidents and Detroit: Become Human, all of which encapsulated us with beautiful stories that were executed in careful and compelling ways. What are your picks for the best narrative of 2018? Be sure to tell us in the comments below, or catch us on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube!