What are the best games with philosophical storylines on Steam?

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  1. 10


    Everything is an epic reality simulation game game where you can actually be the Universe. Discover thousands of playable characters, endless exploration, an extraordinary soundtrack and narration from Alan Watts.

    Windows, Mac


    Diana Hughes
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "When I play games, I always look for something cerebral in the game play. In this instance, I wanted something with a philosophy bent. The game Everything filled me with wonder and made me appreciate anew life and the search for meaning. The philosophy in this game comes from within oneself; it is not written into the game itself per se but I found it very satisfying nonetheless in this regard as I explored the universe."
  2. 10

    #2The Talos Principle

    The Talos Principle
    The Talos Principle is a philosophical science fiction first-person puzzle game. You'll find yourself in a world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. You'll have to choose your own path solving puzzles through the game's non-linear world.

    Android, Windows, Mac


    Helen Tran
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "This website was unavailable to me and not for my country so I was unable to see if the puzzle game worked. Although it sounds like a good website, I wished it worked."
  3. 7

    #3Fibrillation HD

    Fibrillation HD
    Fibrillation is an indie horror, psychological, and adventure first-person game for Windows OS. It takes the player into a psychedelic world where reality doesn't make much sense. It was developed and published by Egor Rezenov.

    Windows, Mac


    Christian Perez
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "Okay, this is seriously the scariest thing I've ever experienced! Really not your run of the mill story, depth and intelligence as well! Color me impressed. Huge selection!"
  1. 7

    #4Planescape: Torment

    Planescape: Torment

    Planescape: Torment is a role-playing game developed by Blackdog and Black Isle Studios in 1999. This single-player game had an enhanced edition in 2017. 


    Windows, Mac


    Larry Fuller
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "Planescape is an RPG with a huge dungeons and dragons storyline. It's both a compelling story with great gameplay. While the graphics may be bit outdated, the game is still fun and you feel like you are in a big conspiracy taking place."
  2. 4


    BioShock is a shooter game where you'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal. The catch is you'll  be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4


    Marco Antonio Bernal
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "BioShock was/is a good game with an interesting storyline. I wanted to like the game more than I did. It had great graphics. The story was really good too. My biggest problem with the game was that I felt like I wasn't really in control of everything. I didn't feel there was any freedom of choice. Very guided, with a world that looked big, but you couldn't get off the path that was mapped out for you."
  3. 4



    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG


    Craig Daniels
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I'm especially interested in the Steam Controller hardware and controller-supported games. This looks like it will revolutionize my current platforms and I like the idea of integrating games from my PC to a broader format, such as a TV monitor in my man cave."


Best What are the best games with philosophical storylines on Steam
1EverythingGames 10 Paid
2The Talos PrincipleGames 10 Paid
3Fibrillation HDGames 7 Paid
4Planescape: TormentGames 7 Paid
5BioShockGames 4 Paid
6SOMAGames 4 Paid

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