10 Story-Heavy Games To Play If You Loved The Witcher 3

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Game Rant • December 28th 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time, sporting a narrative that is easily the highlight of this title and invokes a number of emotions in people that most people would probably have never experienced in any video game before.RELATED: 10 Mistakes Everyone Makes In Their First Playthrough Of The Witcher 3There's a reason why the hype for Cyberpunk 2077 is through the roof — CD Projekt Red's status was brought up to unprecedented heights with the release of this brilliant title, and most people simply couldn't wait to try out another masterclass by CD Projekt Red, along with a narrative that only this studio could've propelled to the mainstream.People who finished this game would undoubtedly be craving for another title that would help elicit the same feelings in them as The Witcher 3 did. So, for those gamers who wish to experience the finest narratives in video gaming, here are ten story-heavy titles that will definitely scratch this itch. 10 BastionA name that most people tend to ignore when talking about excellent story-driven games is Supergiant Games, a developer that has consistently been at the forefront of delivering excellent narrative experiences that are seamlessly integrated with gameplay mechanics and the like.Bastion is the first title by this developer, and it's a testament to the brilliant minds at Supergiant Games that this title managed to be truly excellent in its own right and cemented the developer's name as one of the greatest narrative-driven game developers of modern times.9 TransistorThe second game released by Supergiant Games was another excellent title that seamlessly combined unique gameplay mechanics with a stellar narrative to craft a one-of-a-kind gameplay experience.It certainly helps that Transistor is based in a cyberpunk setting, meaning that fans who still want to wait until Cyberpunk 2077 is a bit more stable can certainly bide their time with this absolute gem instead.8 PyreThe idea of a magical single-player sports game might not sound all that appealing at first glance, but it's a testament to Supergiant Games' stellar game development mettle that Pyre ends up being a captivating experience from start to end that never fails to disappoint either.One thing to notice in this title was the fact that Supergiant Games had truly perfected the art of delivering an excellent narrative, something that was further enhanced in their next title which arguably had their most successful launch to date.7 HadesPretty much any gamer invested in the current generation would've heard of Hades at some point or the other. The roguelike genre is generally frowned upon by the majority of gamers, so it was refreshing to see Supergiant Games utilize this genre to the fullest and develop an action-roguelike that is simply excellent in every way, shape, and form.RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In HadesThe fact that this game was nominated for eight awards at 2020's Game Awards should be proof enough of just how excellent this title really is.6 BioShockOf course, it would be impossible to talk about brilliant narratives in video games without mentioning the BioShock series, Ken Levine's brainchild that was inspired by System Shock — another excellent series that gamers should check out as well.The first title in this trilogy is brilliant in its own right, featuring exciting gameplay and a mind-boggling story that will keep fans on the edge of their seats till the very end of their playthrough.5 BioShock InfiniteWhile BioShock 2 was certainly great in its own right, some people would argue that the game never really reached the heights of the original BioShock. However, the same can't be said for the third game in the series, BioShock Infinite.The floating city of Columbia might feel like a stark departure from the claustrophobia-inducing corridors of Rapture, but it's the manner in which a story is told within this city that truly makes BioShock Infinite a grand sequel, with a plot that easily has one of the greatest plot twists in gaming history.4 Thronebreaker: The Witcher TalesFor people who simply can't get more of The Witcher — and also loved the Gwent card game that was featured in the same — they certainly can't go wrong with Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.Featuring another excellent single-player narrative in the world of The Witcher, Thronebreaker is definitely a must-play for anyone who wishes to personally experience another excellent tale on The Continent.3 Batman: Arkham CitySuperhero games had a bad reputation for the longest time, with most titles serving as nothing more than ridiculous cash-grabs that never really captured the feel of being a superhero. However, all that changed with the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum.RELATED: Every Batman Arkham Game, Ranked From Worst To Best (According To Metacritic)Its sequel, Batman: Arkham City, took everything established by the first game and improved upon it even further, crafting a brilliant open-world supported by an excellent story that will keep fans hooked regardless of whether they're a comic book nerd or not.2 Disco ElysiumThe idea of a CRPG having little to no combat whatsoever might not seem like an entertaining video game by any means, but it's the stellar writing and world-building of Disco Elysium that truly elevates it to a completely different class and helps it deliver what is easily one of the best and most unique experiences in any video game.Any person who can handle an intense and somewhat complicated narrative that forces them to question their beliefs and ideals should definitely try this game out.1 Cyberpunk 2077It was only a given that the aptest game that one could recommend for fans of The Witcher 3 and its stellar narrative would be more than pleased with another CD Projekt Red title that has been in development for the longest time.It's still hard to believe that Cyberpunk 2077 has finally hit store shelves after a wait that felt way longer than it actually was. While it's true that the game may still be somewhat buggy which might turn off some players, there's still no denying the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is a brilliant action RPG that any fan of immersive games with excellent plots should definitely try out.NEXT: The Witcher 3: 10 Worst Choices You Can Make In The Game