quality posts: 16 Private Messages WootBot


Poll: Which computer/video game has the best storyline/writing?
  • 22.2% - Portal 342
  • 12.4% - Half-Life 191
  • 9.4% - Escape from Monkey Island 145
  • 14.9% - Mass-Effect 230
  • 28.3% - Frogger 436
  • 12.7% - Something else I’ll mention in the comments 195
1539 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages darkccret

Sleeping Dogs! Wei Shen for Comptroller!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ladyloerya

I chose portal, but others right up there are Bioshock (for it's psychologic twists), Psychonauts (simply for cleverness), Whiplash (for it's comedic approach).

I'm sure many others, if I got enough time to play others - obviously my list is *ahem* slightly old...


quality posts: 7 Private Messages dunderhead

Typically the SNES RPG's, Chrono Trigger still being my favorite game of all time.

Again, this question is about story not creative gameplay. I have a lot of love for Portal, especially its sequel.



quality posts: 9 Private Messages ardubu

Fallout 3 or Skyrim.
Played them for months!
Looks like Assassins Creed 3 will be the same situation!

Ah, the hell with it.


quality posts: 3 Private Messages maraich

Zork. Nowhere can you be eaten by a grue.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kingpin222

Halo Series
Fallout 3 and new vegas


quality posts: 45 Private Messages rasabi

Fallout 2...! I did enjoy new vegas, and portal of course. Oh oh... Also Baldur's Gate series. Yeah.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages IDisposable

That game where Shirt Woot starts selling long sleeve (not hoodies).


quality posts: 4 Private Messages BooferFTW
maraich wrote:Zork. Nowhere can you be eaten by a grue.

Agreed!!! Also, Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle.

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quality posts: 54 Private Messages kevlar51

The Lunar series (Sega CD versions)


quality posts: 46 Private Messages moles1138

I had (have) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on my Commodore 64.
Great game from a great story.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mdkopper



quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit

+1 for any Infocom game. All they had was writing. But of those listed, I think Half-Life has the best story. I want to say Mass Effect, but I like the richness and detail of that world, not necessarily the writing or storylines.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kutiel

I don't think a lot of people played this game, but it's still the best I've played.



quality posts: 0 Private Messages taz3781

I'm going with the Final Fantasy series. While it isn't what it used to be, the series as a whole is very creative & unique in many ways. The heart of my childhood will always lie with Aerith at the bottom of that lake...


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Lister22

Nothing can beat Monkey Island, ever. Also, Portal and Half-life should be one choice together since their stories are related/in the same universe.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages oclafretep

Of the choices given, the Half-Life series has the best story. Portal 1+2 has the best writing.


quality posts: 10 Private Messages sunnyx0r

Portal has great writing, as in dialog, but not storyline. I went with Mass Effect. I'm just going to overlook that whole "ending" thing.


quality posts: 43 Private Messages ChronoSquall14

Mass Effect. I like how each volume is kind of its own mini piece. The first is the classic space opera (complete with film filter). The second is the heist movie, complete with collecting the disparate characters into one cohesive group to take on a big task. The third is the hard-edged and dark against all odds film, the Return of the King of the tale, in which our heroes must battle incredible odds with something so intangible as hope and determination.


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Face76
oclafretep wrote:Of the choices given, the Half-Life series has the best story. Portal 1+2 has the best writing.


I would have chosen HL, but where is this long awaited sequel?!


quality posts: 38 Private Messages goldenthorn

Planescape: Torment.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MISRy

Leather Goddesses of Phobos!

The worlds first scratch and sniff game.


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5


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quality posts: 8 Private Messages laughalot

Jedi Knights of the Old Republic. Best game ever!


quality posts: 60 Private Messages bluetuba
goldenthorn wrote:Planescape: Torment.

THANK YOU! How did I miss this poll? Also, Deus Ex, System Shock 2, Baldur's Gate 1&2, KOTOR 1&2, NWN: Mask of the Betrayer, I also happened to like the story in Dragon Age: Origins but that's up for debate.

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quality posts: 5 Private Messages deadeye37

There's the usual suspects - Fallout 3, Bioshock, Fallout 2, etc.

And then there's the real good stuff:

Star Control 2 & Space Quest 4

The writing for both those games is great for different reasons!

BTW, you can get Star Control 2 for free on the Google Play Store & PC (It's called the Ur-Quan Masters now).


quality posts: 0 Private Messages alazzar

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Not only the best storyline/writing of any video game, but the best voice-acting, too!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages candiceb

I second the Final Fantasy series. Great storyline in my opinion.

Best writing without a storyline? Animal Crossing. For sure.


quality posts: 31 Private Messages orabbit

Anyone play Bard's Tale? The one with Cary Elwes as the voice of the bard. That has some really funny writing, and the story is over the top spoof at its best.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages megaherz76

The God of War series. FF7 comes close, but GOW takes the cake for me.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jenniferdibello

BATMAN!! Arkham Asylum/Arkham City


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ZeusBD

Final Fantasy 7 of course.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages acousticrocker

Fallout 3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mintymeow

Ghostbusters (2009)
Original cast members lending their voices to their characters made it one of my favorites.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hippie1981

Final Fantasy games. Of course I haven't played a video game in years, but back when I did, those ones had excellent storylines.


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quality posts: 0 Private Messages ekortenhoeven

Zelda. Any of them have a great storyline but my favourite is Ocarina Of Time.


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah


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quality posts: 12 Private Messages circusninja

Wrong, wrong, wrong. The Metal Gear story has been running for decades, and is the most captivating of them all. (I am an admitted Metal Gear/Metal Gear Solid addict.)