The greatest stories ever told . . . in video games

Games have come a long way from the simplistic shoot-’em-ups of old, plunging the player into hyper-detailed worlds full of complexity and nuance. Here are five of the best

15th November, 2020
The greatest stories ever told . . . in video games
The Last of Us (PS3, PS4, 2013) is a peak example of video game storytelling

Video games have come a long way in a very short space of time. In technological terms, it’s akin to living through the entire history of cinema, from the first flickering silent images to recent CGI blockbusters, in a single lifetime. It has been an extraordinary progression through eight console generations, beginning with 8-bit sprites and continuing all the way through to the other side of the uncanny valley.

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