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Top 10 best story games for Android

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Top 10 best story games for Android

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If you are done with shooters and city-building games and are looking for some of the best story-driven games you can enjoy playing on Android, then this post is just for you. In this list, we will cover the top 10 best story games for Android that you should try.

Most people play games for mindless fun, but a few fall in love with them because of their stories. Any well-written narrative can transport you into a virtual world filled with exciting characters and a rich story. Titles like Old Man's Journey, Ticket to Earth and 80 days are examples of great stories.

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Recently numerous story-driven games have popped up. Both indie developers and big gaming studios have released a ton of great titles on Google Play. There are over thousands of Android story games available on Google Play, but only a handful of them are good and worth playing. So, if you are tired of downloading random narrative-driven games and then deleting them after 5 minutes, this list of best story games for Android will save you time searching.

We will keep updating this list as and when more story games arrive on Android or if any of the titles receive any new content. We will also mention any significant changes that we spot every time. So let's get into our list of the top 10 best story games for Android.

Please note: Since some of the best story-driven games are premium, we have included them on the list. However, our list also has plenty of options for free-to-play gamers.

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1
Life is Strange

Life is Strange is a choice-based narrative game developed and published by Square Enix. It was released in 2018 and has made a name for itself by putting players in difficult situations and presenting unexpected consequences. In Life is Strange, you step in the shoes of Max Caulfield, a teen photographer who is on a quest to uncover the fate of a missing person and prevent a mysterious storm from destroying her town.

It is a five-part episodic game and what makes it different from other story-based games is that players can rewind time and alter the past, present and future. Remember that your choices matter and can affect certain aspects of the game, like in The Walking Dead.

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You can download Life is Strange for free from Google Play.

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Old Man's Journey

Old Man's Journey is a premium title costing $1.99, but it's worth every penny. It's all about a soul-searching adventure about life's precious moments, broken dreams and changed plans. It's a beautifully crafted point-and-click adventure title that will make you emotional.

Since its release in 2017, it has won over 17 international awards, including the Google Play Award, Emotional Game Award, Best Art Award and Innovation Award. In Old Man's Journey, the entire narrative is visual, and it proves you don’t always need words to tell a great story.

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You can download Old Man's Journey from Google Play for just $1.99. It's also available with a Google Play Pass subscription.

3
Sara Is Missing

Sara Is Missing is an excellent choice if you want an unconventional story game. As the name suggests, Sara goes missing, and you search through her phone to learn how exactly what happened. There are various apps to interact with, videos, photo galleries, contacts to text and call, notes to read and so on.

While the story might make it look like a phone simulator, it's an adventure story game for Android where you need to solve puzzles and decode messages to uncover secret stories and complete your investigation into Sara's disappearance.

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You can download Sara Is Missing for free from Google Play.

4
Ticket to Earth

Ticket to Earth is set in the future on a colony planet called New Providence where life isn't as marvelous as everyone thought. Ticket to Earth tells the story of Rose as she forms a team of heroes to battle various mutants. They also have to take care of the corrupt government.

Ticket to Earth was released in 2017, and its final chapter (the 4th episode) was released in 2019, so if you are someone like me who likes to play finished titles, then this puzzle RPG is going to be an excellent choice for you.

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You can download Ticket to Earth from Google Play for $4.99. It's also available with a Google Play Pass subscription.

5
Sorcery!

Sorcery! is an interactive adventure story game for Android based on the Steven Jackson books from the Fighting Fantasy series. As in the books, you get to choose your adventure. You pick where to go and what decisions to make as you fight monsters, meet strangers and solve deadly puzzles.

But in Sorcery! whenever you fail, you have to go back to the start. The game also features a fun spell system where you have to remember and draw symbols. So if you want to set on an epic adventure in a land of monsters, traps and magic, try Sorcery!

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You can download Sorcery! from Google Play for $5.99. It's also available with a Google Play Pass subscription.

6
My Child Lebensborn

My Child Lebensborn is a story-driven game developed and published by Sarepta Studio. You play as the adoptive parent of a young child and try your best to raise them despite the hostile environment around you. The game is all about keeping a balance between caring for the child, keeping them happy and looking after your own well-being.

This might sound easy, but in Lebensborn, Germans are shunned and abused in a post-war world. So, it is your job to help guide them through the awful time in their life.

You can download My Child Lebensborn from Google Play for just $2.99

7
80 Days

80 Days is another title developed and published by inkle Ltd on this list. They are also the developers of Sorcery! 80 Days is a gamebook based on the famous novel 'Around the World in Eighty Days'

In 80 Days, you step in the shoes of Phileas Fogg and choose which routes to take and visit different cities to complete your journey. It features airships, underwater trains and giant floating cities. On your journey, you will have to make tough decisions, such as whether to bribe your way onto early departures or not.

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You can get 80 Days from Google Play for $5.99. It's also available with a Google Play Pass subscription.

8
DEEMO II

Deemo II was released on Android earlier this year and is the most recent game on this list. It's a sequel to Rayark's classic IP, Deemo. It is a mix of a story-based and music game. Just like the original, which was released way back in 2013, Deemo II also focuses on Piano based music.

In the story of Deemo II, a young girl meets Deemo, and they both set on an adventure to search for a fantasy kingdom that might be able to save them from the endless pouring rain.

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Deemo II is a free-to-play title, and you can download it from Google Play.

9
Florence

Florence is the most simple yet fun story game that I have seen. It follows the life of a 25-year-old who feels stuck. Her life is an endless routine of work, and then one day, she meets a cello player who changes everything.

There is no dialogue or speech. Each scene relies purely on visual storytelling. There are puzzles that you must solve to move the narrative forward. The story lasts just one hour, which makes it one of the best pick-up and play story games on Android.

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Florence is a premium title and you can get it from Google Play for $2.99

10
Forgotton Anne

Forgotton Anne is a critically acclaimed story game for Android set in a world called the Forgotten Lands. You play as Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku and herself from returning to the human world.

Forgotton Anne is a very story-heavy title. You also have to solve light puzzles on your journey to move ahead. It is one of the most beautifully crafted story games I have seen. It features hand-drawn animated styles, and the lovely art style is backed by a splendid soundtrack performed by the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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You can download Forgotton Anne from Google Play.

With this, we come to the end of our list of the top 10 best story games for Android. If you think we missed out on any of the titles that should have been on this list, then do let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can read about the best narrative adventure games you can play right now.

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