25 Games Like High School Story

High School Story is one of the games that made it into our ultimate list of the best interactive fiction games ever. Take a look. You’ll find lots of similar games in that list.

Today, I’d like to talk about high School Story and games that are similar to it.

High School Story Review

High School Story is an interactive fiction / construction game by video game developer Pixelberry Studios. In the game you’ll be building your own high school and filling it with classmates and friends. you’ll get to design your own town and build the best city while watching your friends’ and classmates stories unfold.

The gameplay in High School Story is similar to other construction games in which you have various choises and various ways in which to build and decorate a town. At the start of the game you can choose whether you want to play as a male or female, though the choice doesn’t really affect the game, the only difference is in the dialogue. You’ll also get to meet classmates, whom you can unlock and purchase. As you unlock new characters you will get to discover their stories. Certain classmates will also excel in different classes.

There are tons of different structures that you can build, like a classroom and an Admissions Office, and you can decorate your campus as you see fit. The graphics are fairly run-of-the-mill, and very similar to other games with a cartoon style. They are clam and relaxing, as is the music. The presentation is good, but not amazing.

All in all, High School Story is a great building game with a different premise. A great game for younger gamers.

The Best Games like High School Story:
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Animal Crossing A classic Japanese sandbox RPG game with life simulation elements.

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Gone Home

Gone Home is an interactive fiction game that takes place in first person perspective. The story is all about exploration and is set in a home in the Pacific Northwest in 1995. You play as Kaitlin and can interact with objects using the mouse. As you move around the home you’ll need to piece together a story and examine the game world to find clues.

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Zoo Tycoon

Zoo Tycoon is a series of video games that are all about running a successful zoo.The games are essentially business simulation games, like Theme Park and Theme Hospital, but this time around taking the theme of a zoo. So, if you love animals and business, you should love Zoo Tycoon.

 

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Starbound

tarbound is a new game released through Steam. Even before its release Starbound had tons of followers, and then it went and made its way into the top ten played games no Steam. “What made it so popular?” I hear you ask. Well I’ll tell ya what. . .

The deal with Starbound is that it’s Terraria.

True story.

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Stronghold

 

Stronghold is a real time strategy game in a medieval time period full of war. Stronghold was released way back in 2001 while this chap, writing this, was at uni studying video game design. Sigh, times change. Anyway. . .

Stonghold saw later released Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Kingdoms that are the same basic set-up as the original but with minor shifts in the gameplay.

 

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Simpsons Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a game on iOS and Android based, of course, on The Simpsons. In the game you run your own version of Springfield using familiar buildings and characters.

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Katawa Shoujo

 

Katawa Shoujo has grown to be one of the most popular visual novel games on the market since its released in 2012. The success of Katawa Shoujo is partly due to the controversy surrounding the game and also due to its unique setting. It is one of the best visual novels games on the market.

 

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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain is an interactive drama and adventure within the genre of crime and thriller. Heavy Rain was a very original title for the time, delivering an interactive story in a new and exciting way. Because of its inventive game design, Heavy Rain received positive reviews and became a highly popular game.

In Heavy Rain you play as four different characters as you aim to uncover the mystery surrounding a missing child called Shaun. Released in 2010, Heavy Rain is an interactive fiction game which has received a cult following over the past few years.

 

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Beyond Two Souls

Beyond Two Souls is a game all about story. An interactive piece of drama with gameplay reminiscent of traditional action-adventure games, Beyond Two Souls has achieved a healthy fan following since being released in 2013. Made by video game developer Quantic Dreams, Beyond Two Souls stars Jodie, played by Ellen Page, who is one of two playable characters.

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Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon is a business management that copies its gameplay from other tycoon games (Zoo Tycoon, for instance). What’s unique about Game Dev Tycoon is it’s theme: it’s all about making games. You manage your way to the top of the games development industry. For more games like Game Dev Tycoon, see below.

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Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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