There are some games that bend the rules and take the gameplay and the story into new and innovative directions. Their uniqueness makes them stand out from the crowd and the developers earned their right to be praised for being so brave as to not follow the trends. Because these video games are so exceptional and offer such an extraordinarily distinctive experience they surely deserve to be put in our list about the 10 most unique game concepts.
We’re going to bend the rules ourselves and give the first spot to a developer who has made a bevy of innovative titles. Games such as Batman, The Walking Dead, The Wolf among Us or Game of Thrones are just some of the titles that made Telltale popular. The one of a kind type of gameplay that spreads across multiple episodes makes the player feel as if he or she is part of a graphic novel that unfolds as the game is moving forward. The dialogue based actions that have the power to change the course of the gameplay as well as the distinct visual design are some of the traits that make the Telltale games unique.
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus is considered a significant example of video games as art due to its uncluttered scenery designs, immersive gameplay and dramatic journey. It is one of the most influential gaming titles of the industry and it won several awards for its audio and visual design. The progression through the game is circular, the player starting from the central point, defeating the first Colossus and returning back to the center to start all over and defeat the next one.
The Stanley Parable
What started in 2011 as a free modification for Half-Life 2 became what is now known today as The Stanley Parable. It is an interactive fiction video game where the player guides Stanley, the game’s main character, through a surreal environment while a voice actor narrates the exposition. The player has the option to follow the instructions given by the narrator or to make his own decisions, either way the gameplay has different outcomes each time. The fourth wall is often broken, making The Stanley Parable a true meta-game.
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