Here are some of the best intriguing narrative games that take little time despite offering an excellent experience. There is virtually every type of game ranging from action-packed shooters to soothing narratives. They all offer gamers different experiences, and some gamers favor specific types of games over others. In this article, we listed some of the best narrative games you can play without having to sacrifice that much time. You can beat those games in under 10 hours, and have an amazing time doing it. There are both walking simulators, puzzles, and more intense games on the list. You can check out whichever list you want according to your wishes.
Firewatch follows the story of a tired man with a bitter story, who wants to isolate himself by deciding to be a fire lookout in a remote forest. Things do not turn out to be how he thought in the first place though. Despite not being excellent in terms of texture detail, the game offers a great visual experience with its landscape and dazzling lighting. You can beat the game around 7 hours, and here’s the trailer for it. Give it a try!
Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea is a relatively new game that tells the story of Norah, a woman who searches for his husband on an island where some of the advanced civilizations of the past lived. It takes place in 1930’s South Pacific, and it’s definitely worth giving a try. The average playtime for the game is 6-7 hours, but it can depend on your ability to solve puzzles. Check out its trailer below.
Looking to question your sense of reality? Then Superliminal is a great game for you. Messing up with our brains by changing the sizes of the objects according to our perspective, the game also offers a great mind-boggling story. We suddenly find ourselves in a bed while watching an advertisement for SomnaSculpt, a sleep therapy developed by Dr Glenn Pierce. Good luck trying to figure out whether what we’re going through is real in Superliminal. Here’s the trailer for the game, which you can beat in just around 2-3 hours.
The Turing Test
Here’s yet another first-person puzzle game that delves into artificial intelligence and consciousness. The story of the game is about an ISA engineer Ava Turing, who tries to solve puzzles that are designed only to be solved by a human. There’s a catch though, as an AI helps her throughout her journey. You can beat The Turing Test around 5-6 hours. Here’s the trailer of it.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
You were waiting for Hellblade, weren’t you? This game really needs no introduction, but here is what it’s about for those who aren’t familiar with Hellblade. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice follows the story of Senua, a mentally unstable Celtic warrior who fights for her boyfriend’s soul. Her story is so intense as there are sounds inside her head, judging her after every action. Both telling a great story and giving some insight as to what mentally ill people go through, Hellblade is an excellent narrative game. You can beat the game in around 8 hours. Here’s the trailer of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
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