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Decisions Matter In These Great Choice-Based Adventure Games

What's more fun than a game with a good storyline? A storyline that you can actually change! These awesome adventure games let you change the plot as you go, instead of just moving along fixed levels. Have fun, be smart, and hope for good luck with your choices in our favorite choice-based adventure games.

Reigns: Her Majesty
Another Lost Phone

TellTale's Cinematic Adventures

TellTale has made a name for itself by creating intricate cinematic adventures of well known franchises. They have applied their craft to The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Minecraft, Batman, and more. Their main calling card is that your decisions in the game matter, and have a lasting impact. You can't go wrong with any of their games if you want to control how the story unfolds.

The Wolf Among Us
The Wolf Among Us

The Fables graphic novel series is getting the TellTale treatment.

The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us

Athlon Games, Inc.

A thrilling graphic adventure game from the studio behind Walking Dead - The Game. If you enjoy dark and moody comic books, you’re in for a treat. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing Bill Willingham’s popular comic book series to life. Interact with the real world versions of well...

Michonne
The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

Explore the untold story of Michonne.

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

Howyaknow, LLC

The Walking Dead: Michonne is an installment in the episodic adventure game series developed by Telltale Games, based on the acclaimed “The Walking Dead” comic book series created by Robert Kirkman. It centers on the “untold journey” of Michonne, an iconic character from the comic book series who’s “haunted by...

Batman: The Enemy Within

Telltale has what is essentially a season two of their Batman cinematic adventure game.

Batman: The Enemy Within

Batman: The Enemy Within

Athlon Games, Inc.

Telltale returns to Gotham City with five brand new episodes in their take on Batman. Things begin with The Riddler coming to town, but there will also be appearances by Joker, Harley Quinn, and Bane, among others. Telltale's cinematic adventure style with lasting decisions continues.

Meet Javier
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The zombie apocalypse saga continues in season 3 of Telltale's acclaimed series

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Howyaknow, LLC

So you’ve played through Walking Dead: The Game and Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2, and maybe even checked out the spinoff miniseries The Walking Dead: Michonne. Now what? Well, the next natural step is to start playing season 3 of Telltale’s acclaimed video game adaptation of the “Walking...

Great Choices The Make Tough Decisions

Adventure games come in numerous shapes and sizes, but there are none quite like the ones that let you decide how the adventure proceeds. TellTale has a distinct 3D cinematic style, but choice based adventure games also come in numerous styles. It all comes down to deciding how the story continues with forking pathways, fluid structure, and lasting choices. These games are thought provoking, and will last in your memory long after you have completed them. There is even a chance to replay to change your decisions to see what happens.

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Night School Studio

Get ready for tons of choices and intrigue in this deluxe paranormal narrative.

Get ready to experience a story driven adventure unlike any other on iOS. The story can rival a TV show as you transition from teenage angst to paranormal activity with a continuous emphasis on character development. Choose the dialogue, decide which friends to save, and try to figure out the mystery at hand.

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The Westport Independent

The Westport Independent

Coffee Stain Publishing

Decide what articles to publish under strict censorship by the government.

The Westport Independent lets you play as a newspaper editor trying to survive in a totalitarian state with strict censorship. You need you pick and choose the right articles, and the best headlines to continue to operate by making appealing articles to sell papers, but make sure those articles don’t prickle the feathers of the government.

Her Story
Her Story

Her Story

Sam Barlow

Watch the interrogation footage, and try to figure out what happened.

An interactive crime drama with an aesthetic designed around a mid-90s computer that shows archived cassette tape style footage. In Her Story, your job is to comb through all of the archived footage by typing out specific words to find matching clips. Every video clip delivers live action content that is well performed as the actress really embraces the role, and the setting.

Explore the scenes
1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game

1979 Revolution

iNK Stories

For an engaging experience, this game takes you to a critical time and place for decision-making.

1979 Revolution includes hot spots to explore, decisions to make, and stories to read based on actual events when the Shah was King if Iran.

Interact with your subjects
Reigns: Her Majesty

Reigns

Devolver

Reigns returns in an all new time period with all new swipe based choices.

The follow up to Reigns introduces a queen as the protagonist in the era of Enlightenment. Swipe left and right to handle the various attacks at your throne.

Walking Dead: The Game
Walking Dead: The Game

Walking Dead

Howyaknow, LLC

TellTale reinvents itself with a cinematic adventure based on the world of The Walking Dead.

Prepare to make tough decisions, and experience the consequences in this episodic adventure. Play as Lee Everett, and try to survive the zombie apocalypse in which those still living are more frightening than the undead.

Beholder

Beholder

Creative Mobile

Decide how to proceed in a totalitarian state as an apartment manager.

A choice based adventure game that pits you as an apartment manager within a totalitarian state. Your goal is to oversee your tenants as covertly as possible to see if they're doing anything against the state. The game lets you bug apartments, search belongings, profile tenants, and more.

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Papers

3909

Analyze every potential immigrant in a communist state.

You get to play as a border inspector in the communist state of Arstotzka, and your goal is to check travelers documents for any discrepancies. Papers, Please is the question you ask to each new visitor as you weed through proper immigrants, and visitors looking to find smugglers, spies, and terrorists.

Late Shift

Late Shift

CtrlMovie

Take control of a movie in real time with vital decisions.

An interactive movie with fully acted scenes and plot. You get to choose the direction of the narrative based on your dialogue choices. There are multiple roads to take, and your path is still unveiled as a fluid movie with each possibility acted out. It's like a Telltale game, but with real people, and even more forking storylines.

Another Lost Phone

Another Lost Phone

Plug In Digital

A sequel/follow up to A Normal Lost Phone with a brand new story.

A Normal Lost Phone delivers a narrative investigation as you piece together the life of the lost phone's owner. Now, there's a brand new phone and owner with a new story to unravel. Dive into apps to piece together the mystery of Laura's Story.