Top 10 Best Video Game Stories

2. Grim Fandango

Tim Schafer's magnum opus, Grim Fandango, would be a unique experience in any medium. The story takes place in a sort of purgatory known as the Land of the Dead, where freshly departed souls go through on their way to the Ninth Underworld. You're playing as Manuel "Manny" Calavera, a travel agent tasked with providing his clients with the easiest way to get to their destination. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the adventure genre, Grim Fandango remains as sophisticated and likable as ever.

1. Planescape: Torment

From the very beginning, Planescape: Torment is shrouded in mystery. As your main character, The Nameless One, wakes up in the mortuary, he realizes he has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. All he has to go on is the tattoos written on his back and a floating skull called Morte who seems a bit too eager to help him.

While trying to figure out why he can't die, The Nameless One will meet many other inhabitants of Sigil, the City of Doors. Through talking with them and exploring the world around him, he will slowly figure out the answer to the game's most important question: "What can change the nature of a man?" With Planescape: Torment, Chris Avellone showed the world just how potent video games can be as a storytelling medium.