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The Best Episodic Games of All Time

Updated November 18, 2020 2.9k votes 919 voters 23.4k views34 items

This is a list of the best episodic games of all time for any console or system, ranked greatest to worst by gamers everywhere. These highly rated episodic games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest releases are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these episodic games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging episodic games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new episodic games.

From zombie classics like The Walking Dead to epic releases like Half-Life 2 and more, this list features all the biggest and most popular games in the genre. How many have you played?

This list answers the questions, "What are the best episodic games?" and "What is the greatest episodic games game of all time?" After you are finished, head on over and vote on the best combat games of all time.

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  • Life Is Strange1

    DeveloperDeck Nine

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS

    Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Walking Dead: Season 22

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Episodic video game, Adventure, Graphic adventure game

    PlatformAndroid, iOS, Kindle Fire HDX, OS X, Linux

    The Walking Dead is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Wolf Among Us3

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    PlatformAndroid, iOS, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

    The Wolf Among Us is an ongoing episodic graphic adventure video game based on Bill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Detroit: Become Human4

    DeveloperQuantic Dream

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

    Detroit: Become Human is an adventure game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Until Dawn5
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    35

    DeveloperSupermassive Games

    Genres (Video game)Horror, Adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4

    Until Dawn is a horror adventure video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Tales from the Borderlands6

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Adventure game

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Mac

    Tales from the Borderlands is an episodic interactive comedy graphic adventure sci-fi video... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Heavy Rain7
    41
    7

    DeveloperQuantic Dream

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Interactive movie, Action game, Adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 3

    Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Batman: The Telltale Series8

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Batman: The Telltale Series is a 2016 episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Half-Life 29
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    63

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformWindows, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac OS X

    Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Game of Thrones10

    DeveloperCyanide

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

    Game of Thrones is an action role-playing video game based on A Game of Thrones, the first of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Beyond: Two Souls11

    DeveloperQuantic Dream

    Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama action-adventure video game for the PlayStation 3... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Alan Wake12
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    54

    DeveloperRemedy Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    Alan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey13
    Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is an ongoing episodic 3D adventure game with emphasis... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • King's Quest14
    5
    4

    King's Quest

    2015

    DeveloperThe Odd Gentleman

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  • Resident Evil Revelations15

    DeveloperCapcom, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    PlatformNintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PlayStation 3

    Resident Evil: Revelations, known as Biohazard Revelations in Japan, is a survival horror... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tales of Monkey Island16

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure

    PlatformWindows, Wii, OS X, PlayStation 3, iOS

    Tales of Monkey Island is a 2009 graphic adventure video game developed by Telltale Games... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Kentucky Route Zero17

    DeveloperCardboard Computer

    Genres (Video game)Episodic video game, Point and click, Adventure

    PlatformNintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux

    Kentucky Route Zero is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Cardboard Computer and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Fahrenheit18
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    10

    DeveloperQuantic Dream

    Genres (Video game)Interactive movie, Psychological thriller, Action game, Psychological horror, Adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Atari

    Fahrenheit is a cinematic interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Back to the Future: The Game19

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Graphic adventure game

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS

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  • Kingdom Hearts coded20

    DeveloperSquare Enix, h.a.n.d.

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Puzzle game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    PlatformNintendo DS, Mobile phone

    Kingdom Hearts coded is an episodic puzzle video game developed and published by Square Enix,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Asura's Wrath21

    DeveloperCyberConnect2

    Genres (Video game)Beat 'em up

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • Doctor Who: The Adventure Games22

    DeveloperSumo Digital

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Graphical adventure games

    Doctor Who: The Adventure Games is a series of episodic third-person adventure games, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space23

    DeveloperTelltale Games

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Graphic adventure game

    PlatformXbox 360, Wii, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

    Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, originally released as Sam & Max: Season Two, is an episodic... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Parts 1 And 224
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    22

    Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Parts 1 And 2

    2009

    DeveloperDeadline Games

    Genres (Video game)Action, beat 'em up

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360

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  • Serious Sam25
    10
    29

    Serious Sam

    2002

    DeveloperCroteam

    Genres (Video game)Third-person Shooter, First-person Shooter

    PlatformGameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux

    Serious Sam is a first-person shooter video game, released in two episodes and the first in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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