Life can be pretty monotonous at times. Most of us turn to mobile applications/ games to show ourselves that we are in control, to light within us a sense of power. However, there are applications out there that burn this desire to the ground. You are hardly given choices on what path your character takes. To save you from such phases of your day, we bring to you the top 15 to choose your adventure applications. Choose your own adventure games are apps that allow you to make the most of the storyline. These games give you choices for the decisions that build up the storyline.
- 1. 80 DAYS
- 2. 999: 9 HOURS, 9 PERSONS, 9 DOORS
- 3. CREATURES SUCH AS WE
- 4. FLORENCE
- 5. UNTIL DAWN
- 6. THE WOLF AMONG US: (ANDROID/IOS)
- 7. REIGNS: HER MAJESTY
- 8. LIFE IS STRANGE
- 9. OXENFREE
- 10. SORCERY!
- 11. DEVICE 6
- 12. CHOICE OF THE DEATHLESS
- 13. A DARKROOM
- 14. A STUDY IN STEAMPUNK
- 15. CHOICES THAT MATTER
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1. 80 DAYS
80 Days is a retelling of the classic “Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne. The player takes on the role of Passepartout, the English gambler’s (Phileas Fogg) French assistant. The player’s task would be to help out his master find the fastest route, keep an eye on the tabs, all the while maintaining his health. The game allows players to interact with the different characters and choose paths that will lead to the destination. It gives the users a chance to create a personality for their character as the character moves along the different perspectives of history. You can choose to portray your character differently each time you play it.
This game is played in the perspective of Junpei, the protagonist. He awakens to find himself on a sinking ship with eight others. The characters have been kidnapped for a sadistic game where they have to choose between 9 doors and pick the right one to earn their freedom. However, the characters have only 9 hours to solve the mystery. Players have a choice in which of the other characters they choose to pair with. This decision will affect the doors they choose. Every decision that the player takes will cause a ripple throughout the game, just like a butterfly effect. Once the game is finished, the players can play it again to find other possible solutions as there are six different endings to the game.
This game gives off the vibe of an interactive paperback novel. The player reads through the pages just like one reads a book. However, the player is given an opportunity to have interactive conversations, to solve dilemmas, and to make romantic decisions. The story revolves around a video game character who plays video games to pass time on the surface of the moon. The story talks about how one faces loneliness in life, deals with inner conflicts, and the overall human nature to want companionship. It stresses on the lengths we go to get rid of the pain caused by loneliness.
Florence is a very simple yet highly pleasing game. The player is supposed to guide Florence through her daily routine by solving puzzles. The storyline involves Florence’s relationship with a cellist, Krish. The art direction along with the character development, and storytelling is commendable. Though it is only a 30-minute game, watching Florence progress through life brings in a sense of calm and relaxation.
5. UNTIL DAWN
Until Dawn is a gory horror gameplay. A group of teenagers is holed up for a night in a remote cabin The player is required to save the other characters of the horrors that befall them. The player is posed with decisions that could either lead to a successful escape or the death of the characters. Until Dawn is disturbingly bloody yet it is very interesting. Players can come back to find different ways to save different characters.
The Wolf Among Us is a combination of fantasy-noir adventure story. The player is required to make small decisions and huge ones to navigate through the gameplay. Even the smallest decision is capable of creating a butterfly effect in the game. It has beautiful graphics that demands undivided attention to the game. Players can replay the game and make different choices each time to explore different gameplays.
This game has a feature that is much like Tinder; swipe left or right to make decisions. The decisions made by the player, like every other make-your-own-adventure game, decides the pattern of progression of the game. The decisions make your kingdom’s subjects carry out tasks that add to the progression of the game. It is a fun yet simple game that is sure to grab your attention.
Life is Strange is quite an interesting game in the CYOA genre. It includes a character that goes back in time and makes decisions that are different than the ones previously chosen. Each decision unfolds the story and unveils secrets that have plagued the character’s coastal town in Oregon. The mystery elements in the story compel the players to be engaged with the story and try out different possible solutions. Life is Strange is a must-try to make your own adventure!
Oxenfree is one of the best in this genre of games. This supernatural thriller involves a group of friends who are on an old military island for an overnight party. However, things take a turn for the evil when this group unwittingly explores the cryptic past of the island. What happens when the evils on the island are unleashed upon you and your peers depends entirely on your choices. The art is beautiful, the gameplay is applaudable, and the progression of the game is amazingly laid out. Every decision made changes the storyline. There are so many possible endings, you’ll keep coming back for more. This game is a must-try! Check it out.
Sorcery! is an adventure game based on Steve Jackson’s series Sorcery! The game spans a total of four chapters. It includes a world of maps, creatures, and mysteries. The player is required to forge their way through the map, casting spells, gamble with the goblins and face weird consequences. Survive! It is a fun-filled game and is sure to keep you engaged and entertained.
11. DEVICE 6
Device 6 is a text-based interactive story. This is more of a novel with an interactive storyline. The text is surrounded by pictures, sounds, puzzles that the player must solve to progress through the storyline. This game is best suitable for book-lovers who have had a life-long dream to be part of a fictional story. Here you go. enjoy!
Choice of the Deathless offers an engaging, interactive story. The story revolves around a demonic law firm. The player is supposed to interact with undead lawyers, battle demons to pay off the student loan. The player can choose to be dead, alive, or both, build a career among the other creatures, explore the fantasy realm, unveil mysteries, all the while juggling between sleep, work, student loans, and everything that makes up the lifecycle. This game is super fun!
13. A DARKROOM
A Dark Room is one of those mystery games that don’t give you a description as to what the game is about. Just a mysterious note: awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. come light the fire. The player is expected to figure out what to do, how to do it. You don’t know what you are getting into. But it’s really fun and is a mind-stimulating game. Check it out!
A Study in Steampunk is a Choose your adventure with several twists to the gameplay. It’s a bit like Sherlock Holmes, if you may. The player goes through a series of interactive phases to reach the end. Choose to fight off betrayers or overthrow the kingdom from within. The fate of the empire lies in the hands of the player.
Choices that Matter is an “epic text-based” CYOA game. The player receives new content periodically. No player can complete the game-play in one sitting. It is one of the most engaging and compelling games. You can check out how many other players have been to the adventures you’ve been on. The game-play of one player will differ from that of the other player since everything depends on the choices made.
Create Your Adventure games are an absolute delight. They are super engaging and fun. The above-listed applications are some of the best CYOAs for you to choose from. If you have never tried playing CYOAs, then this is your chance. Give it a try. You’ll love it. They are relaxing after a long day at work, school and are perfect for a screen-time weekend. Long train ride? Get lost in the world of your liking. CYOAs are one of the best things to happen in this world. Who doesn’t like to be in control of what happens to the characters? Who doesn’t like to explore more than one ending to a game?