What are the best non-arcade portrait mode story driven Android games?

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    #1Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is an adventure role-playing video game created by Square Enix and was first released in 2004. It is set in a fantasy world where the players need to remove the curse inflicted on the royal family.


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    Ralph Lynch
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This game, Dragon Quest VIII, feels like the perfect JRPG with a powerful story about a King who is cursed from a magician. It is your job to defeat monsters and save the world. Beautiful graphics. Just does not work for the andriod and only the 3ds."
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    #280 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.

    Android, iOS


    Billy Fox
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Have you ever though of what life would be like if you try to go around the world in 80 days. In this game you can. It seem very open ended. You get the ability to choose your own path and make your mark in the world. I recommend it if you can wanting a game that allows you to make your own path and to work out your decision in a very unique art style."
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    #3Tiny Text Adventure

    Tiny Text Adventure
    Tiny Text Adventure is, as its own name describes, a little adventure game based on text, like the old classic games from the 80s. The game is based on text and description not in graphics or in a battle gameplay. 


    Free- Free

    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I was in the mood for a game that would take me back to my roots when I first started playing games on the 'ancient' computer my parents bought me the summer of 8th grade. Even though it's on an android phone, I felt the nostalgia bleed through the screen and would recommend this game to any of my friends who were looking for the same concept. "
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    #4The Forgotten Nightmare

    The Forgotten Nightmare
    The Forgotten Nightmare is one game that is based on the famous gameplay from the 80s called text adventure game in which the game is not related to astounding graphics or battles but in solve enigmas, choose different paths on a story and enjoy a appealing adventure based on situations. 

    Other Platform

    Free- Free

    Timothy Brooks
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "Playable stories are absolutely my favorite type of game. The Forgotten Nightmare is definitely the best playable story. I've loved playable stories since they were popular in the 80s. As time went on, they became less popular and hard for me to find. The Forgotten Nightmare came along and satisfied my playable stories need."
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    #5Day R

    Day R

    Day R is a survival story driven and mainly based on text game that happens in a post-apocalyptic USSR in the 80s. You will need to find out if your family are still alive and discover the secrets behind the apocalypse.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christian Alvarado
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "Day R is a huge text based game for Android that's played by 1000's of people. The adventure takes you through a post-apocalyptic USSR and not only is there adventure and challenges but you can chat with people through the game as well. If you want to try retro text games. this is the one to start with."
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    Deemo is a mix between a story based game and the mechanics of music games like Rock Band. The story develops through music playing and shows the life of a solitary man who meets a little girl from another land. The way to make her return is by growing a magic tree that grows with piano music. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Reyansh Jindal
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "Deemo being a music rhythm game combined with urban story fantancy is one of the most entertaining android games. I love the new tracks that have been created telling memorable stories and being highlighted by a glowing magic tree. "


Best What are the best non-arcade portrait mode story driven Android games
1Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingGames 10 Paid
280 DaysGames 7 Paid
3Tiny Text AdventureApps 3 Free
4The Forgotten NightmareApps 2 Free
5Day RGames 2 Free
6DeemoGames 1 Free

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