As a series, I would put my money on the Elder Scrolls. With the amount of games, and more and more lore getting added to the series, I would say that series has some of the most lore for a video game series
Battletech has a much deeper and richer lore than most people would initially think, for a game about giant stompy (heavily armed) robots
First rulebook was 85-86.
Star Wars EU.
Probably Kirby, that shit is incomprehensible
I thought this was a joke until I looked it up
I’m going to assume anything that’s based on D&D.
Baldurs Gate. Fuckin heeeaaavy in lore.
The JRPG series “The Legend of Heroes” from a small Japanese developer called Nihon Falcom
It’s a long-running series of games, all connected to each other. It spans years, multiple countries and a cast of characters that eventually all meet up near one of the latest entries (think Avengers)
There’s 12 games right now with more coming.
For anyone interested, the first trilogy is on Steam. It’s called: Trails in the Sky.
It’s turn-based (like final fantasy) and the music is absolutely FANTASTIC.
Metal Gear Solid is legendary for hosting possibly the most contrived military espionage lore in gaming history.
RuneScape has a LOT of lore, it’s been going for over 20 years now
Idk about THE but the Horizon games have some fantastic lore.
Halo too for that matter.
Horizon would make a great movie or series. The plot twist of how humanity is ”saved” in the first game blew my mind.
I love this game. So many questions are to be answered?
Love Halo’s lore, much more fleshed out in the books, and MUCH darker.
The sheer amount of lore for the Dragon Age series will never cease to amaze me.
The legend of Zelda. I don’t know if it’s the absolute deepest, but it’s definitely a candidate. With all its timelines, myths and stories. All its races, places and different versions of Hyrule, Link, Zelda and Ganon. Plus it’s been going on for so long, which is one of the main reasons why it’s so massive.
No Mass Effect huh?
Had to scroll unreasonably far to find Resident Evil. Gonna add Silent Hill here too.
Dark Souls or blood borne? That shit is deep and intense.
World of Warcraft. Their lore has its own lore.
The Fallout series
For me personally, Diablo.
OK, this is a solid start, but now it’s your turn to share what you think are the best video games with regard to overall storyline and lore?