9. Three Fourths Home
There is much more to this experience than meets the eye. That is exactly what this game is, an experience. While at first glance it merely appears to be a simple text based adventure, the heart that lies within is unmatched by most big budget Triple A games.
Some of the most touching stories ever created are the ones that dig into the human experience. Three Fourths Home is a tame story about the complications that arise within a family.
On a young lady’s car ride home through an endless corn husk-filled rural Nebraska, she receives a phone call from her mother. What follows is a very deep and honest story that engulfs each member of the family. Even though this is a simple black and white text based game that is easy to finish in one sitting, the deeply engaging and unapologetic story will stick with you for years.
The score in Three Fourths Home really drives home the story (pun intended). It features an electronic backing that simultaneously adds tension as well as moments of hope, and it swells at all of the best moments.
A masterful mix between book and game, Bracket Games' title plays on the benefits of both so well.