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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for storytelling games.

Storytelling games are a subgenre of role-playing games that focuses on storytelling and role-playing rather than combat. The stories in these games are usually told through pre-made characters with unique personalities and backstories. Browse the top-ranked list of storytelling games below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sea of Stars - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Iam8bit
    SKU: 6574278
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
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    "Glad to see that the game is physical...I was really looking forward to this game! Looking forward to playing this game. Really excited for this game...."Sea of Stars" in my opinion stands as a masterclass in storytelling and game design, offering a unique blend of RPG and turn-based action mechanics that elevate the entire experience. "

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    Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.
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    "Glad to see that the game is physical...I was really looking forward to this game! Looking forward to playing this game. Really excited for this game...."Sea of Stars" in my opinion stands as a masterclass in storytelling and game design, offering a unique blend of RPG and turn-based action mechanics that elevate the entire experience. "

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    Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.
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  2. The Grinch Christmas Adventures - PlayStation 4 - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Outright Games
    SKU: 6550402
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Top comment

    "The kids were enjoying the game...Excellent games for the kids The whole family will enjoy it...It's got cool colors, fun storytelling, songs, and characters that'll make a kiddo's eyes light up. "

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    Have a great Grinchy time trying to stop Christmas in this festive platformer – and help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes along the way! You’ll have to be sneaky to steal all the presents in Who-ville! Thankfully, the Grinch has some wonderful, awful ideas – like a stealthy Santa costume, a Candy Cane Lasso, and speedy snowboard to take on Christmas-themed obstacles in snowy locations. With visuals inspired by Dr. Seuss’s illustrations, and two-player fun with the Grinch and Max, The Grinch: Christmas Adventures is a fun new way to enjoy this Christmas classic.
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    "The kids were enjoying the game...Excellent games for the kids The whole family will enjoy it...It's got cool colors, fun storytelling, songs, and characters that'll make a kiddo's eyes light up. "

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    Have a great Grinchy time trying to stop Christmas in this festive platformer – and help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes along the way! You’ll have to be sneaky to steal all the presents in Who-ville! Thankfully, the Grinch has some wonderful, awful ideas – like a stealthy Santa costume, a Candy Cane Lasso, and speedy snowboard to take on Christmas-themed obstacles in snowy locations. With visuals inspired by Dr. Seuss’s illustrations, and two-player fun with the Grinch and Max, The Grinch: Christmas Adventures is a fun new way to enjoy this Christmas classic.
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  3. Starfield Standard Edition - Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: ST1CSTPCPENA
    Publisher: Bethesda
    SKU: 6548059
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "Its a grwat game, not ground breaking but if you like bethesda games i have no doubt you will like this one (the learnint curve is a bit immense though)...High-quality game with the usual Bethesda flaws...While there are some of the usual problems with any game that Bethesda produces (glitches and weak storytelling primarily), it manages to be one of the most attractive games that Bethesda has ever made. "

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    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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    "Its a grwat game, not ground breaking but if you like bethesda games i have no doubt you will like this one (the learnint curve is a bit immense though)...High-quality game with the usual Bethesda flaws...While there are some of the usual problems with any game that Bethesda produces (glitches and weak storytelling primarily), it manages to be one of the most attractive games that Bethesda has ever made. "

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    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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  4. The Walking Dead: Destinies - PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
    SKU: 6557903
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "The game seamlessly blends rich storytelling with intense action sequences, making it a must-play for both fans of the TV series and gamers seeking a compelling zombie apocalypse adventure. ...Good game...It's funny and good game if you like the walking dead get this game"

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    Begin your journey as Rick Grimes, waking alone in a hospital surrounded by the dead. Assemble allies and fight your way through the walker apocalypse across iconic locations from The Walking Dead, including Atlanta, the Greene family farm, the prison, and Woodbury. In crucial choice-driven moments, you’ll forever shape the destiny of your team of characters from the series. Heroes and villains, living and dead – it’s up to you to decide whether to stay the course of history or forge your own path through the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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    "The game seamlessly blends rich storytelling with intense action sequences, making it a must-play for both fans of the TV series and gamers seeking a compelling zombie apocalypse adventure. ...Good game...It's funny and good game if you like the walking dead get this game"

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    Begin your journey as Rick Grimes, waking alone in a hospital surrounded by the dead. Assemble allies and fight your way through the walker apocalypse across iconic locations from The Walking Dead, including Atlanta, the Greene family farm, the prison, and Woodbury. In crucial choice-driven moments, you’ll forever shape the destiny of your team of characters from the series. Heroes and villains, living and dead – it’s up to you to decide whether to stay the course of history or forge your own path through the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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  5. Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
    SKU: 6549703
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Top comment

    "It strikes a perfect balance between action and puzzle-solving, making it suitable for various ages.What truly stands out is the storytelling. It's like stepping back into Aang's world, and the character interactions are spot-on.Whether you're a fan of True Crime, Ren's music, or just looking for a great game, Quest for Balance is a must-have. ...Games...Good game for the switch played for hours on end.."

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    The Avatar gang is back in this action-adventure game! Relive the epic adventure of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series, players will play as Aang and his friends to master the elements, explore the most unique locations from the series, solve challenging environmental puzzles and experience the most heart touching moments of Aang’s story. Play the story solo or with a friend through the game’s unique two-player co-op mode.
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    "It strikes a perfect balance between action and puzzle-solving, making it suitable for various ages.What truly stands out is the storytelling. It's like stepping back into Aang's world, and the character interactions are spot-on.Whether you're a fan of True Crime, Ren's music, or just looking for a great game, Quest for Balance is a must-have. ...Games...Good game for the switch played for hours on end.."

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    The Avatar gang is back in this action-adventure game! Relive the epic adventure of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series, players will play as Aang and his friends to master the elements, explore the most unique locations from the series, solve challenging environmental puzzles and experience the most heart touching moments of Aang’s story. Play the story solo or with a friend through the game’s unique two-player co-op mode.
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  6. Starfield Standard Edition - Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: G7Q-00207
    Publisher: Bethesda
    SKU: 6509681
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "excellent game...It is one of the most entertaining games I have played so far, I highly recommend it...Best Game, Get It...With its stunning graphics, captivating exploration, rich storytelling, and endless customization options, it’s a game that’s bound to keep players engaged for countless hours. "

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    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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    "excellent game...It is one of the most entertaining games I have played so far, I highly recommend it...Best Game, Get It...With its stunning graphics, captivating exploration, rich storytelling, and endless customization options, it’s a game that’s bound to keep players engaged for countless hours. "

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    Product Description

    Starfield is the first new universe in over 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. You will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of space in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
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  7. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - Nintendo Switch [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: 108717
    Publisher: Nintendo
    SKU: 6259510
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
    Top comment

    "The Ultimate edition includes several additional game modes allowing you to play as other characters in their own adventures....Fun metroidvania game....Fun platformer/metroidvania game for all types of gamers."

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    Swing several ways with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for the Nintendo Switch. This single-player action-adventure platformer lets you play as different dazzling characters in Sequin Land, providing hours of compelling storytelling possibilities. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition includes previously released DLC that adds more costumes, characters and side quests. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "The Ultimate edition includes several additional game modes allowing you to play as other characters in their own adventures....Fun metroidvania game....Fun platformer/metroidvania game for all types of gamers."

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    Swing several ways with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for the Nintendo Switch. This single-player action-adventure platformer lets you play as different dazzling characters in Sequin Land, providing hours of compelling storytelling possibilities. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition includes previously released DLC that adds more costumes, characters and side quests. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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  8. Sony - PlayStation PC The Last of Us Part 1 [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: PC The Last of Us Part 1
    SKU: 6554338
    Top comment

    "Fantastic Game...This game is fantastic, from the story line to gameplay. "

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    Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.
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    "Fantastic Game...This game is fantastic, from the story line to gameplay. "

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    Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.
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  9. Sony - PlayStation PCThe Last of Us Part I Digital Deluxe Edition [Digital] - Front_Zoom

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    Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.
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    Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.
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  10. Sony - PlayStation PC UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection [Digital] - Front_Zoom

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    Seek your fortune and leave your mark on the map in the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncover the thrilling cinematic storytelling and the largest blockbuster action set pieces in the UNCHARTED franchise, packed with all the wit, cunning, and over the top moments of the beloved thieves – Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer. In an experience delivered by award winning developer Naughty Dog, the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the two critically-acclaimed, globe-trotting single player adventures from UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy. Each story is filled with laughs, drama, high octane combat, and a sense of wonder – remastered to be even more immersive.
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    Seek your fortune and leave your mark on the map in the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncover the thrilling cinematic storytelling and the largest blockbuster action set pieces in the UNCHARTED franchise, packed with all the wit, cunning, and over the top moments of the beloved thieves – Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer. In an experience delivered by award winning developer Naughty Dog, the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the two critically-acclaimed, globe-trotting single player adventures from UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy. Each story is filled with laughs, drama, high octane combat, and a sense of wonder – remastered to be even more immersive.
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