What is Episode?
Episode is a game that belongs to a tried and true genre, but it executes this genre in a new and interesting way. In Episode, users play through different “episodes” of stories. The game offers a wide variety of different stories to choose from — sci-fi, fantasy, realistic fiction, the list goes on. The episodes are presented kind of like episodes of a television show, with relatively impressive visuals and animations that are punctuated by choices popping up on screen. So, imagine you’re watching an argument taking place outside of a bar. A menu pops up. Do you intervene, or do you walk away? It may not sound like much, but this game is addictive, and a lot of people really like it.
There are a couple of flaws with the game, however. I personally really dislike the freemium model that Episode presents. Basically, you have to use a pass to play an episode. Passes take a long time to regenerate, but they can be purchased instantly. This system makes it really difficult to play a lot at once, and it feels kind of greedy. Still, you can’t deny that Episode’s writing is pretty fun. In this article, I’m going to talk about some great alternatives to Episode, that have the same kind of writing and player-involvement while being a little more accessible. Without further ado, here is my list of the top five best games like Episode.
Top 5 Free to Play Games That Are Similar to Episode
Here are some story game apps that are similar to Episode.
1. Choice of the Deathless
Choice of the Deathless is a necromantic legal thriller by Max Gladstone, the author of Two Serpents Rise and Three Parts Dead. Similar to Episode, it’s a choose-your-own-adventure-style game that’s mostly text-based. The goal of the game? To battle undead attorneys and demons so that you can win souls to pay back your student loans.
And there are tons of options. For example, you can choose between a female or male character. Not only that, but you can also have them be gay or straight, alive or dead (or both). It’s not just for smartphones either, you can also play it on the PC via Steam.
2. What’s Your Story?
What’s Your Story is similar to Episode in that you can make your own choices to build the story that you want. You can also create your own avatar (there are many outfits, hairstyles, and accessories to choose from)
And as you progress through the game, you’ll run into romance, drama, and more. At the end of the day, it all depends on the choices that you make throughout the story and that’s what makes it so fun. For those who are interested, the app is available for free on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
3. Hollywood Story: Fashion Star
Hollywood Star allows you to build your very own movie star career. Not only will you be able to personalize your appearance (there are tons of customization options- not just for clothing, but for hairstyle and makeup as well), but you’ll also be able to attend auditions, shoot moves, and get fans.
The more you play, the more of the story you’ll unlock. Who knows, you might even be able to date a hot Hollywood star! And if you want, you can even play with your friends. For example, you can share your achievements with them.
4. Linda Brown
Linda Brown is another interactive story game that allows you to control the outcome. In it, you play a young, brokenhearted girl who recently moved to a new city to find romance. And guess what? There are more than 600 ways that the story can develop!
Similar to Episode, there are tons of features. For one thing, you can customize your appearance with your favorite hairstyle and outfit. Not only that, but the game also has amazing graphics, which offer an immersive gaming experience. Given all that, it’s not surprising to know that it has more than 10 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play Store.
5. Love Story
Love Story is an interactive role-playing game. As the main character, you can make friends, date guys, develop unique relationships, and more. And just like Episode, you can control the storyline with your choices. For example, you can choose to kiss a man or insult him—it’s all up to you!
Another great thing about the game is that the developer adds new chapters on a regular basis so you’ll never get bored of the story. So what are you waiting for? You might just be able to live your wildest dream.