Recommended games in Story Based

Old Man's Journey

Old Man's Journey takes us on a beautiful and very emotional trip

Wow, this game. Unique mechanic, beautiful visuals, amazing story, it’s quite a journey. Old Man’s Journey is a point and click adventure with a unique hill-shaping mechanic and no instructions or text. It works well in this game as the player figures out the very emotional journey the old man takes and how to take him on that journey. If you enjoy a good story, games as art, or point and click adventures, put this at the top of your must play list.

Posted May 19, 2017 by


Adventure, Point and Click, Story Based

Universal Rating: 4+

Old Man's Journey is a game from Broken Rules, originally released 17th May, 2017 for Android, iOS


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Crashlands

Crashlands "Holy Wompits, This is Amazing" - 5/5 from Touch Arcade

Crashlands is simply an excellent game that is a lot of fun to play. Every time I open the game to check something really quickly for this review, I end up playing it for another hour. It’s the most enjoyment I’ve had with any crafting game, and is honestly one of the best games I’ve played on iOS. It’s exceptionally rare for a game that has both open world emergent gameplay and a linear main quest to not drop the ball on one of those things or the other, but Crashlands nails it on all counts. Consider this one an absolute essential.

Posted January 21, 2016 via Touch Arcade


Adventure, City Builder, Dungeon Crawler, Humor, Open World, Role Playing, Simulation, Story Based

Universal Rating: 9+

Crashlands is a game from Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC, originally released 20th January, 2016 for iOS


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Lumino City

A beautiful hand build world is the setting for Lumino City

The App Store has seen it’s fair share of beautiful games this month, just read further below to see a whole bunch of them. But nothing quite compares to this one. The BAFTA award winning Lumino City comes to iOS from State of Play, and it’s amazing.

Lumino city is a very well done point and click / puzzle game. But what sets it apart is the lush and finely crafted art work. The entire game is hand made using and filmed with a camera, not rendered. Real world stuff — remember that? Take a look here to see a behind the scenes video on how the whole thing was made.

This is a beautiful, fun, engaging, and very thoughtful game. Throw into that mix that it’s made with a beautiful real-world set, and it’s a must play experience. Also check out it’s little sibling, Lume also by State of Play.

Posted October 29, 2015 by


Adventure, Hidden Object, Point and Click, Puzzle, Story Based

Universal Rating: 4+

Lumino City is a game from State of Play Games, originally released 28th October, 2015 for Apple TV, iOS


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Future Sense

In the future you are your self or what you used to be. I dunno. Future Sense is a time confused but awesome puzzle game.

Future Sense has a very odd story, some hack writing that sounds like a bad sci-fi mystery novel, and some graphics that aren’t quite up to modern device. But it is also a pretty cool puzzle game where time is used as an instrument to solve the puzzles. Rewinding time, telling the future, they can both be used to help solve levels in this top-down stealthy puzzle game.

Posted October 27, 2015 by


Adventure, Puzzle, Story Based, Strategy

Universal Rating: 9+

Future Sense is a game from Origin8, originally released 22nd October, 2015 for iOS


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Cloud Chasers - A Journey of Hope

Cloud Chasers - an immigration survival story

Normally I shy away from “games with a message.” Games are an escape for me and I don’t need to be reminded how horrible the world is when trying to escape. But I make an exception for a game like this because it’s got so much going for it.

This new game from Blindflug Studios is a randomly generated steampunk world RPG where the main character is trying to survive and make it to a better life. The narrative is great, as are the characters. An interesting game.

Posted October 15, 2015 by


Adventure, Role Playing, Story Based

Universal Rating: 12+

Cloud Chasers - A Journey of Hope is a game from Blindflug Studios, originally released 15th October, 2015 for iOS


$3.99Google PlayMore Info

Minecraft: Story Mode

From the amazing storycrafters at Telltale comes Minecraft: Story Mode

In what could be the crossover game of the year, Telltale takes on Minecraft and gives the endless building game a story. This is an instabuy simply because it’s from Telltale. Here’s a quick description of the story from the app description:

In this five part episodic series, youll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.

Posted October 15, 2015 by


Adventure, Role Playing, Story Based

Universal Rating: 9+

Minecraft: Story Mode is a game from Telltale Inc, originally released 14th October, 2015


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The Martian: Bring Him Home

Out Now: The Martian: Bring Him Home

The movie version of The Martian gets released in the US today. It’s a Matt Damon heavy version of one of my favorite books in recent memory.

Posted October 2, 2015 by


Adventure, Role Playing, Story Based, Time Based

Universal Rating: 9+ Apple Watch Support

The Martian: Bring Him Home is a game from Little Labs, Inc., originally released 1st October, 2015 for iOS


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Lifeline 2

Lifeline 2 Review from Gamezebo: 4.5/5 - "Engaging Story"

While it’s a very different game from the original, Gamezebo loves it:

Players will find a compelling companion in Arika and an engaging set of challenges with multiple outcomes worth the time investment and necessary patience. To anyone bemoaning the empty tapping of today’s mobile games, Lifeline 2 offers a rich narrative experience sure to satisfy lovers of the written word.

Posted September 29, 2015 via Gamezebo


Adventure, Role Playing, Story Based, Time Based

Universal Rating: 9+

Lifeline 2 is a game from 3 Minute Games, LLC, originally released 21st September, 2015 for iOS


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