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Best Story Games on Xbox One

Nier Automata
Nier Automata (Image credit: Square Enix )

For many players, something that can make or break a gaming experience is how good the story and writing is. Whether you're looking for an intriguing plot, a thought-provoking narrative, or beautifully written characters, these Xbox One titles won't disappoint.

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NieR: Automata (opens in new tab)

★ Author's Choice

Underneath NieR: Automata's gorgeous world and engaging combat mechanics lies a unique and gripping tale about philosophy and the meaning behind life. Due to its immense complexity and multilayered writing, it's not the easiest story to digest, but when its finally over, you'll be a changed person.

Overall, I highly suggest playing all of these games, but if I could only recommend one, it would be NieR: Automata (opens in new tab) because of how deeply I, as well as many others, connected with its story. Fantasy fans will get a big kick out of Dragon Age: Inquisition (opens in new tab) and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (opens in new tab), and people looking for something unique should check out A Way Out (opens in new tab) or Ori and the Blind Forest (opens in new tab).

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.