Easily the least traditional game on this list, The Beginner’s Guide ($10) hails from The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden, and similarly delivers an unexpected first-person narrative game. Here, you’re exploring the game creations of Wreden’s friend Coda, walking through each partial map or world as Wreden himself narrates. From these rough levels, we learn something about Coda… or maybe about Wreden.
Confused? Well, the game is fully open to interpretation. Coda surely isn’t a real person, but is he a fictional character, or is Wreden really talking about his own self and insecurities before The Stanley Parable became a million-selling success? While not heavy on interaction, The Beginner’s Guide will make you think, feel, and question what you’re seeing, and it’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.