Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Narrative

Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Narrative

You have your brave hero, they are ready to set out into the beautiful unknown before them, but what about the story the players will experience along the way? The Narrative is considered by most to be the most essential aspect of an immersive experience. A game doesn’t need to only look beautiful, but it needs to tell a story that pulls you in and forces you to stay up long into the night to discover the next morsel of information on the journey that sits before you. A good narrative has an interesting plot, suspense, surprise, sorrow, and the ability to dig its fingers into you and never let go. As we mature as gamers, so too do the games we play and we want a story that will sit with us as memorable for some time. These are the nominees for the Best Narrative of 2019. Beware of spoilers.

Running from zombies, running from your past, searching for answers, trying to do whats right. These are all valid starting points for a good narrative, but the nominees on this list took these simple ideas and grew them into something that is sure to be timeless. These are the stories we can’t put down, the ones we can’t stop thinking about. These are the adventures that move us and when the credits finally roll all we can do is sit in silent awe at the experience we were just privileged enough to watch unfurl before us. These nominees took what is expected of narrative style in gaming and built something even greater.

Control – Remedy Entertainment

Death Stranding – Kojima Productions

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – From Software

Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Nintendo

Disco Elysium – Za/um

Walking Dead: The Final Season – Telltale Games

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Entertainment

Greedfall – Spiders

A Plague Tale: Innocence – Asobo Studio

Children of Morta – Dead Mage

Gears 5 – The Coalition

Neo Cab – Chance Agency

Days Gone – Bend Studio

Which of these games had the story which held onto you and didn’t let go? Are there any games that should have made it to the list? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and be sure to keep an eye out for our other award nominees leading up to our reveal of all the winners on December 22nd.