List of nonlinear video games

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The following is a chronological list of nonlinear gameplay video games.



Year Game Developer Note
1993 Cosmology of Kyoto Softedge
1994 Final Fantasy VI Square Enix [1]
1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Konami
1998 Sonic Adventure Sonic Team
1999 Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor New World Computing


Year Game Developer Note
2002 Suikoden III Konami [2]
2004 Tribes: Vengeance Irrational Games
2005 Indigo Prophecy Quantic Dream
2006 Mother 3 HAL Laboratory [3]
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Naughty Dog


Year Game Developer Note
2010 Heavy Rain Quantic Dream [4]
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Naughty Dog
The Stanley Parable Galactic Cafe
2012 The Walking Dead: 400 Days Telltale Games [5]
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games
Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea Deep-Sea Prisoner The game kept linear gameplay, but nonlinear is included for flashback and Bonus Room sequences.[6]
2014 Always Sometimes Monsters Vagabond Dog [7]
2015 Until Dawn Supermassive Games Hyperlink cinema[8]
Hotline Miami 2 Dennaton Games, Abstraction Games
2016 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Naughty Dog
Fragments of Him Sassybot
2017 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Spike Chunsoft
2018 Detroit: Become Human Quantic Dream Hyperlink cinema[9]
Octopath Traveler Square Enix [10]
2019 The Dark Pictures Anthology Supermassive Games Hyperlink cinema
Towertale MiSou Games Player gives four playable characters in each different stories.


Year Game Developer Note
2020 The Last of Us Part II Naughty Dog Player controls one of three playable characters in two distinct perspective[11]
Sometimes Always Monsters Vagabond Dog
Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt


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  4. "Interview: David Cage of Quantic Dream and Heavy Rain". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  5. 400 Days Chain of Events - The Official Walking Dead Game Wiki Guide - IGN, retrieved 2020-11-19
  6. "10 Horror Games Set At Sea, Ranked". Game Rant. 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  7. "A Journey Through Always Sometimes Monsters". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  8. "Tips on how to save, or lose, all eight characters in Until Dawn". VentureBeat. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  9. "Detroit: Become Human Story and Ending Explained - Here's What Happened". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  10. Retrieved 2020-11-19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. "The Last Of Us Part 2 Spoiler Review - Dog Eat Dog". GameSpot. Retrieved 2020-11-19.

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