The top 10 most surprising games in the video

Sitting with your mouth open in front of the monitor because the story of a game just took an unpredictable turn means that the developers have done a good job. Such elements just stay in your mind. With our video, we would like to introduce you to ten titles in which the story – or the gameplay – causes one or the other confusion.

Attention! Here are spoilers!

Killer 7 aka Suda51

The action adventure, released for PC, PS2 and Gamecube in 2005, puts you in the role of contract killers. But there is much more to this group – and finding that out is just fun and tells a surprising story.


In this puzzler, it is not the twists in the story that surprise, but the gameplay itself. Because even if the puzzles seem logical at first, you always have to think outside the box to find the real solution.

The Stanley Parable

The former mod for Half-Life is actually quite a simple game. You are employee number 427, aka Stanley, who works on the pc. But suddenly your colleagues disappear and you have to find out what happened. You can proceed according to your ideas.

Silent Hill 2

Hardly any other game offers as many twists and turns as well as surprises in the story as the horror game Silent Hill 2. Don't just prepare for horror and scary moments, but also for psychological horror.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

The Resident Evil brand horror survival game impresses with the so-called sanity system. This shows how far the hero has gone mad, which affects the game in diverse and surprising ways.

Deadly Premonition

The predecessor of the recently released Deadly Premonition 2 begins as an exciting crime story. But it does not stay that way, because you are going through a nightmare here, the story of which lets you overlook the rather poor presentation.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

The fact that the game tells you that you would play the hero Snake, known from Part 1, but that you then take on the role of Raiden, shows that nothing in this game is what it seems.

Doki Doki Literature Club

A visual novel from Japan including a dating simulator … What could be surprising? Basically everything. Don't let first impressions fool you. There is so much more to this game.

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

A mixture of visual novel and escape room, which can convince with surprising decisions and lots of mind games. If you are into Mindfucks and have a 3DS or a PS Vita, you should play in.

Anyone expecting a classic puzzle platformer here is wrong. Braid will surprise, captivate and challenge you. The time manipulation mechanism is particularly impressive.

We present these ten games to you in more detail in the video so that you also get a good impression of what to expect.

Supports PC Games – it only takes a minute. Thank you!

All readers receive daily news, articles, guides, videos and podcasts about their favorite games free of charge. So far we have financed this site through advertising and kept it as free of clickbaits or paid items as possible, but since COVID-19 this has become increasingly difficult. Many companies are cutting or cutting their advertising budgets for 2020. Budgets that we unfortunately have to rely on if we want to continue to offer PC games free of charge as usual in the future.

For this reason we turn to you now. You can support us as a PC Games supporter so that we can continue to offer our content in the usual form for free, without introducing a paywall or publishing clickbait news like "And you won't believe what happened next …" . Every contribution, large or small, is valuable.

Support now

We thank you in advance.

Also popular with PC games readers Why Epic's 1984 Spot Is A Mockery And Everything Is Political - Column (1)

Everything is political: Why Epic's 1984 commercial parody is the sheer mockery – Column

Was 1984 supposed to serve as background music for a cheap feud between Epic and Apple? No, thinks editor Lukas Schmid, and sees many other problems. Bloodborne

Buying Guide: The ten best action role-playing games

Regardless of whether it is an open-world adventure, prey slice or rock-hard Souls-like: In the special with video we present ten currently recommended action RPGs. A big sale is currently taking place in the Fanatical online shop.

Fanatical: Big sale with games from Bandai Namco, Capcom and Sega

A big sale with games from several publishers is currently taking place in the Fanatical online shop.

(*) We have marked affiliate links with an asterisk. We receive a small commission for a purchase via our link and can thus partially finance the free website with this income. There are no costs for the user.