Story Mode is an in depth analysis of what makes a compelling story experience in games.
Shadow of War provides multiple ways for stories to emerge from allies and enemies with differing characteristics and randomised strengths and weaknesses.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an epic journey across ancient Greece. Find out how developer Ubisoft crafts meaningful choices with mythology.
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 Insomniac Games crafted a fresh interpretation of the popular webslinigng superhero by expertly balancing Peter Parker with his alter-ego.
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.
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.
Until Dawn keeps players invested in its characters via player choice, hinting at danger along with fantastic writing and performances from a stellar cast.
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?
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.
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.