The Steins;Gate 0 game is one of the type of visual novels where gameplay is sort of like those classic Choose Your Own Adventure books. Bridging the gap between books and games, they may appeal to readers and players.
Beholder tells the tale of a society whose paranoid government has gone out of control. As an appointed snitch and landlord, you must spy on and report your neighbors for every minor infraction, or find a way to somehow walk a different path.
Delving deeply into the Batman story, while not being afraid to break canon, is Batman: The Telltale Series. The game has an enjoyable story, great characters, and a plethora of action-events suitable for the comic-book genre.
Root Letter is one of the new visual novel type games, and ties in a puzzling mystery about a missing pen pal with a deep story and unique gameplay elements. It’s a beautiful example of why these games are so popular.
Fan-favorite The Walking Dead had a bit of a stumble on the videogame side with a mixed Season Two story. But now they are back with The Walking Dead Season 3: The New Frontier, and so is the magic!
Virginia is a masterful piece of interactive storytelling with echoes of David Lynch and The X-Files. By placing two women of colour in the leads, it sets itself apart and its unique approach to narrative makes Virginia a game with checking out, even if it’s not always successful.
Bound isn’t perfect, but it is one of the most visually arresting games of 2016 and one that makes you feel the joy of being a dancer. It’s a narrative journey, rather than a traditional platformer, which may turn some gamers away from an otherwise mesmerising game.
A walking simulator in the vein of P.T. and The Stanley Parable, Asemblance is a trip that is deep in thought and feeling, but short in actual doing. Give this creepy thriller a try if you dare, but know going in that only the developers have been able to find the most complete ending to the story.
Presented as an episodic gangster-era adventure, Blues and Bullets is an interesting take on detective-style gaming, with a gritty art and voice-work style to compliment the story. Get ready for a film noir type experience and a gritty story punctuated with lead.