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CheckMag | 3 great story-driven indie PC games

Indie games for PC with great stories (Image source: Unsplash)
Indie games for PC with great stories (Image source: Unsplash)
From simple and deeply touching to more complex and impactful, stories in indie games are diverse and unique. If you're looking forward to playing a game with a great story that might stay with you even after the credits roll, you're in the right place.

Part of the magic of indie games is that they are mostly developed with complete creative freedom. As a result, you can get innovative gameplay mechanics, crazy genre combinations that somehow turn out to be a lot of fun, and finally, also some very original and unique stories.

Read on to discover three indie games for PC that feature some of the best storylines. Stick to the end to discover the game with the craziest plot out of this list.

1. Celeste

Celeste (Image source: Wikipedia)
Celeste (Image source: Wikipedia)

Celeste is a pixel-art platforming game where you play as Madeline, a young woman who decides to climb Celeste Mountain simply to prove to herself that she can. However, this challenge will force her to face her inner demons head-to-head.

What’s wonderful about Celeste is how the narrative gets woven into the gameplay mechanics as the story progresses, allowing you to experience it in a deeper way. Madeline’s journey will quickly become your own. Give this game a chance and experience just how much of a powerful impact it can have on you.

2. A Space for the Unbound

A Space for the Unbound takes you to rural Indonesia in the late 1990s. This story-rich pixel-art adventure sees Atma and Raya, two high-school sweethearts, facing their final days of school as well as what might be the end of the world, due to the appearance of a mysterious supernatural threat.

A Space for the Unbound (Image source: Wikipedia - Mojiken/Toge Productions)
A Space for the Unbound (Image source: Wikipedia - Mojiken/Toge Productions)

Dive into this adventure (which is available on Steam), as you also get to appreciate how the game integrates the themes of depression and anxiety into its core plot.

3. OneShot

Now for the craziest story of this list we have OneShot, a puzzle-adventure game in a world that knows that you, the player, exist. Help Niko, a child in a mission to restore this surreal world's long-dead sun.

OneShot (Image source: Wikipedia - Future Cat/Degica)
OneShot (Image source: Wikipedia - Future Cat/Degica)

It's simply fantastic how this game manages to break the fourth wall. It's both wonderful and creepy! This is definitely a game worth giving more than one shot. If you want a good laptop to try all of these games on, consider the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 with the Nvidia RTX 4060 on Amazon.


Image credit #1: Photo by Fredrick Tendong on Unsplash

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Stephanie Chamberlain, 2023-11-25 (Update: 2023-11-25)