What Are the Greatest Stories Ever Told?

I'm sure everyone here plays The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us because of the stories and element of consequence. So you all obviously need to have a good enough story to back everything up. That said, just to see what you guys are like, what do you believe are the greatest stories ever told? This can be novels, movies, a TV Show, real events, folklore, or even a song. Not just any song, though. One that tells a story.

These are what I think are the greatest stories told. Say what you think, too!

  • The Odyssey
  • The Book of Exodus (This being the story of Moses, and the Israelite departure from Egypt. Even if I'm Agnostic)
  • John Henry
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Dollars Trilogy
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Moby Dick
  • The Bioshock Series
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Rear Window
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask
  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Schindler's List
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Countless Fables (Aesop's)

and of course...

  • Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season 1
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  • The Last of Us.

  • Don't forget Metal Gear

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    This are my favourite stories I remember right now:

    Games - Beyond Two Souls, TwdG & The Last Of Us.

    Movie - The Knowing & Hunger Games.

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    -Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    -The Pacific miniseries

    -N.Y State of Mind by Nas

    -Star Wars: Original Trilogy

    -Children's Story by Slick Rick

    -GTA IV

    -Mass Effect series

    TWDG is a given.

  • I don't even have a Playstation, but by watching a playthrough for Heavy Rain I know that is an absolutely great game. If I actually played it to I would find it even more awesome. I enjoy games with a great narrative the most, they have many narrative focused exclusives on the Playstation, I wished they had some on Xbox (The platform I call home).

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    American psycho

    I am legend

    fallout (any of them)

    heavy rain , as someone already said

    dance with the devil by immortal technique

    The twilight series.....cant even type that with a straight face

  • Glad to see another star war's fan here

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    BigBlindMax posted: »

    -Lord of the Rings Trilogy -The Pacific miniseries -N.Y State of Mind by Nas -Star Wars: Original Trilogy -Children's Story by Slick Rick -GTA IV -Mass Effect series TWDG is a given.

  • I gotta agree. Heavy Rain is a great story, and a sad one, too. Well, depending on what you do. Although I wouldn't put it up there with my favorites, I really enjoy it.

    hayd24 posted: »

    I don't even have a Playstation, but by watching a playthrough for Heavy Rain I know that is an absolutely great game. If I actual

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    -Movies

    • Up
    • Toy Story 3 (Pixar's awesome)
    • Back To The Future

    -Books

    • Freak The Mighty
    • Of Mice And Men
    • A Semester In The Life Of A Garbage Bag (My favourite book)

    -Video Games

    • The Walking Dead Season 1
    • The Wolf Among Us (so far)
    • Always Sometimes Monsters
    • Corpse Party (Those plot twists were amazing)

    -TV shows

    • Person Of Interest
    • Get Smart
    • Mork and Mindy
    • Gilligan's Island
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    Game: The Walking Dead game (obviously)

    Movie: The hunt (One of the best movies of all time, i suggest everyone to watch it.)

    TV series: Breaking Bad (obviously)

  • the entirety of dragon ball and dragon ball z

  • (?) BigBlindMax thinks you're incredibly awesome.

    ps3gamer095 posted: »

    Glad to see another star war's fan here

  • Dang. You reminded me. I need to purchase Always Sometimes Monsters soon.

    dojo32161 posted: »

    -Movies * Up * Toy Story 3 (Pixar's awesome) * Back To The Future -Books * Freak The Mighty * Of Mice And Men *

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    BigBlindMax posted: »

    (?) BigBlindMax thinks you're incredibly awesome.

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    In the Dragon Ball community, how do you regard the meme Over 9000? Is it annoying or still funny?

    Green613 posted: »

    the entirety of dragon ball and dragon ball z

  • Fallout 3

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    Gobananas01 posted: »

    What about my awesome?

  • Seiko's not coming back, is she? :'(

    dojo32161 posted: »

    -Movies * Up * Toy Story 3 (Pixar's awesome) * Back To The Future -Books * Freak The Mighty * Of Mice And Men *

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    forget this comment.

    Alive_Clem posted: »

    This are my favourite stories I remember right now: Games - Beyond Two Souls, TwdG & The Last Of Us. Movie - The Knowing & Hunger Games.

  • Games: inFAMOUS series, Assassin's Creed series, Prince of Persia series, that TWDG life.

    Books: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, etc*.

  • Avatar The Last Airbender

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    Books:

    1. "1984", George Orwell
    2. "Brave New World", Aldous Huxley (MY FAVOURITE BOOK EVER)
    3. "Song of Fire and Ice" series, George Martin
    4. "Call of Cthulhu", "Mountains of Madness", "Pikman's Muse", "Erich Zann's Music", "Silver Key", "Gates of The Silver Key" and a lot of other stuff by Howard Lovecraft

    Movies:

    1. "Green Mile", Frank Darabont
    2. "Titanic", James Cameron
    3. "Artist", Michel Hazanavicius
    4. "Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind", Michel Goundry
    5. "Forrest Gump", Robert Zemeckis

    Games:

    1. "The Walking Dead"
    2. "Heavy Rain"
    3. "Bioshock Infinite"
    4. "The Stanley Parable"
  • "About 19 years ago, on the planet we live on. I was born." ~ Le me.

  • The Bible.

  • I have a hard time choosing a favourite anything, so I'll stand with you on enjoying it.

    I gotta agree. Heavy Rain is a great story, and a sad one, too. Well, depending on what you do. Although I wouldn't put it up there with my favorites, I really enjoy it.

  • The most well-written stories I've ever red/watch/played are:

    The Lord of the Flies

    The Road (Both the movie and the book)

    Bioshock Series

    Drive (I've only seen the movie)

    To Kill a Mockingbird (Only the book)

    Lots of books by Stephen King, but ultimately I'd say it comes down to The Green Mile and The Stand. The movie for The Green Mile may be included, but not The Stand Miniseries, that was awful compared to the book.

    My number one favorite story of all time is Telltale's The Walking Dead

    Determining a "best written" story is impossible. It's all down to opinion, but I think that we can squeeze fact in by determining what stories are at least deserving of the title. I believe all the ones on my list are, and so moving into the area of opinions, of all those, I think Telltale's The Walking Dead is best.

  • Of Mice and Men reminds me of my English Literature Exam... I hope I did well because I don't want to be forced to retake it next year. I'm not great at English.

    dojo32161 posted: »

    -Movies * Up * Toy Story 3 (Pixar's awesome) * Back To The Future -Books * Freak The Mighty * Of Mice And Men *

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    Nope

    Conduit42 posted: »

    Seiko's not coming back, is she?

  • dojo32161dojo32161 Moderator

    Just think of the rabbits hayd24, just think of them and everything will be OK.

    hayd24 posted: »

    Of Mice and Men reminds me of my English Literature Exam... I hope I did well because I don't want to be forced to retake it next year. I'm not great at English.

  • Mario Bros is the best written story.

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    You're right, just look at the anguish and anger on Luigi's face.

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    BenUseful posted: »

    Mario Bros is the best written story.

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    ...I guess so!

    BenUseful posted: »

    Mario Bros is the best written story.

  • I'd be here forever if I was going to list books and movies too, (I'll just drop names like The Road, The Green MIle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, 1984 and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the mean time) but in terms of games, the ones that I enjoyed the most in terms of story:

    • TWDG
    • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
    • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    • Red Dead Redemption
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    i never joined a dragon ball community, but i find over 9000 and tfs jokes (if you know what those are) to be overused and unfunny at this point.

    In the Dragon Ball community, how do you regard the meme Over 9000? Is it annoying or still funny?

  • Just look into the distance and think of rabbits...that can only end well.

    dojo32161 posted: »

    Just think of the rabbits hayd24, just think of them and everything will be OK.

  • His annoyance level is over 9000.

    Green613 posted: »

    i never joined a dragon ball community, but i find over 9000 and tfs jokes (if you know what those are) to be overused and unfunny at this point.

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    dojo32161 posted: »

    You're right, just look at the anguish and anger on Luigi's face.

  • Don't diss Triss, she won't miss, with her spell, sis. (Random rhyme I came up with).

    I'd be here forever if I was going to list books and movies too, (I'll just drop names like The Road, The Green MIle, Do Androids

  • Dragon Age: Origins

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