Story Mode

Story Mode is an in depth analysis of what makes a compelling story experience in games.

Emergent Stories in Shadow of WarEmergent Stories in Shadow of War

Shadow of War provides multiple ways for stories to emerge from allies and enemies with differing characteristics and randomised strengths and weaknesses.

How Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Creates a Meaningful JourneyHow Assassin's Creed Odyssey Creates a Meaningful Journey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an epic journey across ancient Greece. Find out how developer Ubisoft crafts meaningful choices with mythology.

Rainbow Six Siege – Punishment and RewardRainbow Six Siege - Punishment and Reward

Rainbow Six Siege is a punishing game to jump into years after its release but the reward for patience, learning and communication with teammates is immense.

How Spider-Man Balances Peter Parker and his Alter-EgoHow Spider-Man Balances Peter Parker and his Alter-Ego

How Insomniac Games crafted a fresh interpretation of the popular webslinigng superhero by expertly balancing Peter Parker with his alter-ego.

How Horizon Zero Dawn Creates A Rich WorldHow Horizon Zero Dawn Creates A Rich World

The world of Horizon Zero Dawn is colourful, vibrant and enjoyable to explore but most impressively features an endearing protagonist and excels with a story that is part mystery, part sci-fi.

The Unexpected Comeback Story of No Man’s SkyThe Unexpected Comeback Story of No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky suffered from too much time in the spotlight, too many promises mid-development and an underwhelming release but the game has emerged revitalised with NEXT.

How Until Dawn Keeps Players Invested In Its CharactersHow Until Dawn Keeps Players Invested In Its Characters

Until Dawn keeps players invested in its characters via player choice, hinting at danger along with fantastic writing and performances from a stellar cast.

Was Assassin’s Creed Origins a Successful Refresh of the Series?Was Assassin's Creed Origins a Successful Refresh of the Series?

Assassin’s Creed took a year off in 2016 but did the time away help the series refresh the story and characters from previous titles?

How Life is Strange Tells A Different Kind of Episodic StoryHow Life is Strange Tells A Different Kind of Episodic Story

Life is Strange’s story succeeds on many levels: as a high school murder mystery, an exploration of time travel and a tale of loss, family and friendship.

How Batman: Arkham Knight Presents A Thrilling ConclusionHow Batman: Arkham Knight Presents A Thrilling Conclusion

Batman: Arkham Knight is familiar territory for the series but with Arkham Knight Rocksteady managed to craft a highly cinematic and thrilling conclusion to Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story while still leaving plenty of room for lingering questions.