What are the best mobile games for those who value storytelling over gameplay?

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  1. 14

    #1Who Is The Killer? Episode I

    Who Is The Killer? Episode I

    This game is the first episode of the series Who Is The Killer? Is based on classical detective rules: you are trapped in a castle with seven characters and have to find out who is the murderer. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harry Moore
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "Who is the killer?: Episode I is a great game for people who like to solve puzzles and think. There's not a lot of graphical variety but the puzzles are pretty fun and challenging. The free portion of the game is enough to get you interested and then you have to pay to progress. This game would be way better if it wasn't so pay to play. "
  2. 13

    #2FRAMED

    FRAMED
    FRAMED is an entertaining game of puzzle developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc. With a jazz music soundtrack, this game requires you to organize panels of a comic book to turn the consequence of the story.


     

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This was boring and dull. There are better things to play out thee."
  3. 11

    #3Yesterday

    Yesterday

    Yesterday is a noir point-and-click adventure game with a visual style that mixes videogames, movies and comics. Join Henry White and Cooper in this thriller, in which you have to investigate the murders of beggars in New York.


    Games

    iOS, Windows

    $6.99

    Kai Long
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I want a game that plays more like a novel than a shoot-em-up. So I really loved the moody and evocative narrative in Yesterday. It's a game that feels and plays as if it was actually written by a novelist. "
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    #4Gemini Rue

    Gemini Rue
    Gemini Rue is a sci-fi noir point and click adventure set in a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can have the power to change the fate of the entire galaxy.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $9.99

    Tyler Rice
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "You don't find character driven games like this in. I was obsessed with the story line. "
  2. 8

    #5Cognition Episode 1

    Cognition Episode 1

    In Cognition Episode 1 you have to investigate a series of crimes with Erica Reed, an FBI agent that can see the past. Someone is leaving clues that only a person with her ability can interpret. Who is doing this? What do they want from her?

    Games

    iOS

    $2.99

    Ann Oliver
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Video games are a way to escape the real world and be entertained with a good story that will capture your imagination. Cognition is a game that immerses you in their world and invites you along for the ride that is Erica Reed's life. While not action packed with action sequences, the story will leave you breathless."
  3. 8

    #680 Days

    80 Days
    80 Days is a steampunk gamebook that is based on the famous novel by Jules Verne "80 days around the world." In the game you will play as Phileas Fogg and you will have to choose a route and go to different cities to complete your journey.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Paul Herrera
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "Every decision matters! OMG this game is amazing! It's highly recommended and I see why. The steampunk concept is great, interesting dialogue and choices within the game. Get it!"
  4. 7

    #7Device 6

    Device 6

    Device 6 is a text based game in which the written word will be your map. Get into an intriguing story and follow Anna in this adventure. Read, listen and peek into 3D photos to solve the puzzles.

    Games

    iOS

    $3.99

    Kelly Meyer
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Weird form of game play. Reminds me of Japanese visual novels."
  5. 6

    #8Sorcery!

    Sorcery!

    Sorcery! is an interactive gamebook adventure created by the designer Steve Jackson with illustrations of John Blanche. In this game the story changes in real time depending on your choices. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    David Carter
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Sorcery has wonderful storytelling. The graphics leave something to be desired, but it is a very interesting story to get into. I get lost and spend a lot of time on this game."
  6. 3

    #9Blackbar

    Blackbar

    Blackbar is a text based game set in a dystopian future. Full of black humor, the game critiques censorship and will keep you trying and thinking to solve the puzzles featured.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $2.99

    Denise Alvarado
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "It's all about the story, and when you take away a game's eye candy, that's what you have left. If it's lacking, then it could never pass muster as a text game. Blackbar has the strong story to support a great game; I can't even imagine how great it might be with some beautiful graphics, but when you're all about the story, Blackbar fills that void. Seriously challenging puzzles plus a kicking storyline make for a wonderful combination in this mobile game."
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    #10Out There: Omega Edition

    Out There: Omega Edition
    Out There: Omega Edition is a strategy game developed by Mi- Clos Studio. In this game, you are an astronaut who recently awakened from cryonics, set in an unknown part of the galaxy,  and upgrading your ship.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Amy Douglas
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "I had high hopes but was a bit disappointed. I thought this game was mentioned to be hard but I completed it within a few hours, I like my games to last week's not hours :( it was pretty fun at first learning what resources you need and what technologies are important but then once you know then the game is over very quickly. Now my only fun will be beating my old high score which just doesn't seem gripping enough to bother with. Oh well it was fun for a few hours at least"
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    #11Third Eye Crime

    Third Eye Crime

    Third Eye Crime is a stealth puzzle game with more than 120 levels in which you have to avoid being caught by the enemies, misdirect them and make a clean escape. The game has beautiful graphics and a noir-inspired storytelling.

    Games

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Cindy Lu
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I mean, this is a fun game, but I wouldn't say it has the most gripping storyline ever (mostly because I don't really think puzzle games leave that much room for plot). Still, out of the ones in this genre it's definitely the most intriguing I've seen."
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    #12The Detail

    The Detail

    The Detail is a detective game with a noir atmosphere in which you have to investigate a gangland murder. The gameplay has an immersive storytelling that mixes branching narrative with interactive comics.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kathy Kim
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This is the best story game I've ever played hands down. Super immersive game play and story telling!"

Summary

Best What are the best mobile games for those who value storytelling over gameplay
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Who Is The Killer? Episode IGames 14 Free
2FRAMEDGames 13 Paid
3YesterdayGames 11 Paid
4Gemini RueGames 9 Paid
5Cognition Episode 1Games 8 Paid
680 DaysGames 8 Paid
7Device 6Games 7 Paid
8Sorcery!Games 6 Paid
9BlackbarGames 3 Paid
10Out There: Omega EditionGames 3 Paid
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