Our coverage of interactive experiences that heavily prioritize narrative over gameplay.
Be on the lookout for this rich character-driven journey, even if some of its smouldering promise is snuffed out along the way.
This raw, dark and disturbing story-driven experience cuts to the bone of child abuse and mental illness.
Caffeine: Episode One feature
This three-part sci-fi exploration series barely begins percolating with a debut installment that doesn't fully mine its premise.
Sun Dogs feature
This unique text exploration of a transhumanist future feels coolly detached but largely stellar in execution.
Game of Thrones feature
The House Forrester saga comes to a head in the dramatic season finale, though a key story branch gets lost in the woods.
The Park feature
Funcom's Secret World spin-off is a short but effectively creepy horror ride driven by story rather than gameplay.
Tales from the Borderlands feature
The final episode pays off handsomely in a wonderful series short on gameplay but packing loads of narrative punch.
Beyond Eyes feature
This lovely watercolour journey demonstrates how beauty can still be in the eye of the beholder even when the beholder is blind.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture feature
There are no living people or puzzles to find, but there's a mystery to uncover by those who see the light in this gorgeous open world PS4 exclusive.
Home is Where One Starts feature
Those who enjoy puzzle-free exploration games may find themselves drawn home once again.
This minimalist short story starts out strongly, but can't repeat its early success through multiple eras of abstraction.
All's fair in love and war, but reactions will run both warm and cool to Tale of Tales' latest interactive story.
This exploratory journey has plenty of gorgeous environments, but no puzzles and only a sprinkling of obscure storytelling along the way.
They may not be everyone's cuppa, but two very different quests await for the puzzle- and even visually-impaired.
From ancient India to Victorian England, you couldn't buy a puzzle in these experimental narrative experiences.