For the most analytical and questioning of minds, there's nothing quite like a good mystery.
Sure, there can be some excitement in trying to figure out how you misplaced your wallet, or what exactly you did after waking up with a pounding headache and several street signs scattered across the floor, but the sense of accomplishment when solving a real mind-breaking conundrum is a feeling we all love.
Not only is solving the mystery rewarding, but the journey is what makes or breaks the story. What good is a mystery without a little (or a lot of) suspense?
That very anxiety is what makes it so exciting.
Whether it be through movie thrillers or classic mystery novels, we're always trying to find the answers to the real questions. What happened here? Why did it happen? Who did it? Maybe it's an insightful metaphor for existence itself, but we'll talk about that another day.
Grab your camera, watch out for those twists, and remember to hold someone's hand as we talk about scores of games that present us with magnificently crafted mysteries.
10. Deadly Premonition
Holding a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most "critically polarizing survival horror game," Access Games' Deadly Premonition truly lives up to its reputation.
Solving the mystery behind the death of an eighteen year old girl is the job assigned to Francis York Morgan, but you can call him 'York.'
Known as a talented FBI agent, York's strange behaviors and eccentric personality are what cements him as a truly endearing protagonist in the midst of this horror filled mystery.
Explore the fictional town of Greenvale, Washington in search of the girl, and come into contact with your normal, everyday supernatural beings living in the fog. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
Unfortunately, there's not too much else in the way of a synopsis for Deadly Premonition. It's a game that you will either love or hate, which is exactly why you should play it. Even if you end up disliking it, it's York's incredibly bizarre and unique journey that makes the game so memorable. Just be warned: you might not look at a tree in the same way ever again.