Total Nerd The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best first-person narrative games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated first-person narrative games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest first-person narrative games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these first-person narrative games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging first-person narrative games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new first-person narrative games.

List games include Dead Island, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best first-person narrative games?" and "What is the greatest first-person narrative game of all time?"

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I Am Alive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
I Am Alive 2012 I Am Alive is a survival video game developed by Ubisoft Shanghai and published by Ubisoft. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting and focuses on facing the permanent insecurity of a ...more

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 1992 Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is a first-person role-playing video game developed by Blue Sky Productions and published by Origin Systems. Released in March 1992, the game is set in the ...more

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Dungeon Keeper 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Dungeon Keeper 2 1999 Dungeon Keeper 2 is a strategy game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1999 for Microsoft Windows. It was released in Europe and North America in June 1999. It ...more

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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Dead Island 2011 Dead Island is a 2011 action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, ...more

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Spec Ops: The Line is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
walzjenna added Spec Ops: The Line 2012 Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter video game developed by the German studio Yager Development and published by 2K Games. It was released on 26 June 2012 in North America and 29 ...more

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Deus Ex: Invisible War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Deus Ex: Invisible War 2003 Deus Ex: Invisible War is a cyberpunk-themed first-person action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. Released simultaneously for Microsoft Windows ...more

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 2007 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a first-person action-adventure game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. It is the 9th game in the Metroid series, ...more

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Harrier Combat Simulator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Harrier Combat Simulator 1986 Harrier Combat Simulator is a computer game developed by Mindscape for the Atari ST in 1987 along with the MS-DOS PC and the Commodore 64.

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Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 2004 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, known as Metroid Prime 2: Dark Echoes in Japan, is a first-person, action-adventure video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the GameCube ...more

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Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo 1998 Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo is an expansion pack for the tactical shooter video game Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way. It was developed by Zombie Studios and was published by Ripcord Games. The ...more

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Pokémon Snap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Pokémon Snap 1999 Pokémon Snap is a first-person rail shooter and simulation video game co-developed by HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It ...more

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Ultima Underworld II: Labyrint... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds 1993 Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds is a 1993 first-person role-playing video game developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems. As the sequel to Ultima ...more

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Geist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First-person Narrative Games of All Time
Geist 2005 Geist is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube video game console, released on August 15, 2005, in North America, on October 7, 2005, in Europe, and on November 3, 2005, in Australia. The game ...more