Gex: Enter The Gecko: Lizard man is tasked by The Men in Black to chase the robot through TV land.
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko: Lizard man saves a government agent from the robot... by chasing them through TV land again.
Ghost Trick: Housepets develop a bond while solving the problems of their frequently dead owners (and their owners' frequently dead co-workers and associates) in four-minute increments over a period of 10 years.
Alternatively: A cat has an identity crisis, and a dog masquerades as a lamp. Alternate timelines are involved.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game: A rookie exterminator causes property damage around New York City as he and his snarky co-workers try to thwart the machinations of a dead cultist.
Ghosts N Goblins: Legendary knight journeys to save his girlfriend from demons that strip him down to his underwear if he gets too close. And then does it again, because he forgot some trivial piece of equipment.
Grandia II: A stoic mercenary with a talking bird must protect a singer with really bad schizophrenia, beat up his beloved older brother, and save the world from the Pope.
Grandia III: A boy and his mother embark on a quest to get laid.
Grand Theft Auto: You run around stealing cars and working for or killing gangsters.
Or: A series where you commit felonies where the majority of the characters are mobsters who can't swim.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: A less then sympathetic gangster gets his money exchange screwed over and vows revenge on those responsible...then says "screw it" and decides to become his own boss. How? By running around stealing cars and sometimes working for or killing gangsters.
Gruntz: You control a bunch of not very bright guys who got themselves being sent far away from home and you must bring them back by not only making them do all sorts of manual labor, but also by sucking up the remains of the dead and even resorting to using drugs that make them work overtime.
Guerrilla War: Che Guevara and Fidel Castro end the Batista Regime.
The Guided Fate Paradox: Unlucky High School Boy wins the lottery. The winning prize is that he becomes God. Being God involves putting your life in danger to answer the prayers of fairy tale characters, zombies, mermaids, etc. So technically, he's still unlucky.
Guild Wars: Heroes save the world from destruction in four different ways. Then they do it all over again with stronger enemies because they're bored.
Prophecies: Furries drop crystal bombs on your kingdom. Apparently this is the fault of an animated skeleton.
Factions: Goths with giant organic robots and nomads with quadrupedic Blastoise hate each other, but get together briefly to destroy an ancient spirit with nothing better to do than turn the populace into mutants.
Nightfall: You get to kill God. And then put a blind lady in his place.
Eye of the North: Midgets turn to living stone and fight monsters made of animated lava.
Guild Wars 2: Your main objective is to kill a grave robber for the heinous crime of waking up from a nap. Hundreds of allies are required for this task. You can also make people stop hating each other by following them into various death traps. Eventually, you end up playing sidekick to the world's most stoic tree.
Gunstar Heroes: Two twins blow stuff up with combining weapons in order to get some jewels and prevent thematically-named villains from taking over the world. They fight these same villains on the moon after fighting them on their home world.
Two generic dudes in jumpsuits fire triangles, circles, and rectangles at colors. Involves an anti-gravity minecart.
Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming: An out-of-control bumper crop makes life a living hell for a group of islanders.
Hatoful Boyfriend: Your protagonist, a female high school student, delights in zoophilia and reveals a massive government conspiracy while she's at it. Did we mention that she dies before the major plot of the game comes into action?
Or: A girl and her dog attempt to fight off a retarded giant, an insane maid, the girl's incestuous uncle, and her batshit insane grandfather who was quite the looker when he was young. Fanservice all around.
Or: A young girl with magic blood has an awkward day at her grandfather's house. One of the endings has her driven insane from a rape-pregnancy.
Head Over Heels: A dog on a cat faces Prince Charles on a Dalek to liberate Ancient Egypt, a prison, a jungle and a library dedicated to cowboy books.
Homeworld: War criminals violate a treaty regarding methods of transportation, get busted, run from the law, settle family differences and beat up the cops with help from an incredibly ancient friendly neighbourhood weapons trader as well as a corrupt officer, then move into the cops' house. You're the leader of these war criminals.
Homeworld: Cataclysm: War criminals' children find a box full of evil goo that tries to eat everyone and everything.
Homeworld 2: War criminals' children under original leader fight other war criminals over something they already have.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215: Ex-cop spends the night in a cheap hotel counting the number of apples in paintings. If he thinks fast he can use a vending machine.
Last Window: Same ex-cop spends a week lounging around in his room. If he thinks fast he can use a different vending machine.
House of The Dead 2 Same secret non-acting agents save civilians in a city that totally not Venice from another equally non-acting yet different mastermind.
House of the Dead 3: One of the agents from the first game team up with the daughter of his partner to find them in an industrial building in a Post Apocalyptic future. They said pistols are for chumps and instead use shotguns. Also the civilians got tired of being shot at or skewered by zombies. So they decide to let the heroes save themselves. Least the acting got better..right?
House of the Dead 4: Before 3, an agent from the second game takes a young rookie through the underground fighting zombies while speaking about hope every chance he gets. Oh yeah shotguns were so last season, so they traded up to machine guns.
The Typing of the Dead: Type faster, or the zombies will get you!
Zombie Revenge: Three agents decide they rather fight with their fists (though still use guns) while going after a new evil mastermind. Overacting ensures.
The House of the Dead: Overkill: Foul mouthed exploitation film characters do battle with mutants while appearing to be on train tracks.
House of the Dead EX: Romeo and Juliet the lightgun mini-game game! Oh yeah, you're playing as the zombies this time.
Hover Bovver: Borrow your neighbor's lawnmower...and then don't give it back!
Ib: A nine year old girl and a purple haired man get lost in an art gallery and must burn a painting to escape.
I Wanna Be the Guy: The world's most killable child seeks to defeat a number of classic video game villains. He fails. A lot.
Ikaruga: Change your color from white to black and black to white to stay alive.
Illbleed: A girl goes to a theme park in order to win a hundred million dollars.
Illusion of Gaia/Time: A boy goes on a journey to various cultural landmarks and fights creatures with a flute. He also has psychic powers that pull statues and let him cheat at card games. Some say the story is connected to that of at least two other games.
Impossible Creatures: Create abominations and build armies of them to fight other armies of abominations.
The Impossible Quiz: You must wrack the inner reaches of your brain to come up with a logical answer to determine how many holes there are in a polo.
In the Hunt: Red submarine saves the day from evil terrorists.
Indigo Prophecy / Fahrenheit: A man murders a complete stranger in a diner bathroom, and tries to figure out why, while dodging the cops (who are playable characters), The Omniscient Council of Vagueness, and giant phantom mites.
Alternatively: Mayans vs. Hobos vs. the Internet.
inFAMOUS: A bike messenger resolves relationship issues with his ex-girlfriend, who blames him for a terrorist attack. She's right.
Or: A man with superpowers launches an elaborate conspiracy in which he commits genocide and kills the woman he loves in an effort to make himself strong enough to defeat his arch-nemesis. The man nearly kills himself with his plan, but instead gains superpowers. Ultimately, he successfully kills himself, thus proving himself strong enough to save the world.
Jak X: Same as above, but now the big cars are everywhere.
Daxter: A weasel lets his friend rot in jail while he becomes a fluffy version of the Orkin Man.
Jak And Daxter - The Lost Frontier: A boy, his mechanic girlfriend, and a weasel fly around in a plane and try to figure out why the planet's mojo has stopped working. The weasel turns into a nine foot tall bloodthirsty monster, but no one seems to mind.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2: Second off-colour rabbit joins up in fight against aforementioned turtle, which now involve time travel and a pact with the devil.
Jazz Jackrabbit 3: First off-colour rabbit's children are lost in a world ruled by the turtles, he and two other off-colour rabbits must save them. Wait, that has been cancelled.
Jeanne D Arc: A young French woman rallies against the English/demons with the help of a set of magic bracelets, a jewel-vomiting purple frog, an alliterative couple and other people/animal/things.
Jetpack Joyride: A businessman steals classified scientific propulsion technology.
Jet Set Radio: Kids hang out in Tokyo and engage in art competitions. They are threatened by rival gangs and an army of riot police led by a man with an obnoxious pompadour. They eventually stop a Corrupt Corporate Executive from making the world worship a giant golden hippopotamus.
Jet Set Radio Future: Kids hang out in Tokyo, listen to music, and use rocket skates and graffiti to defeat a Corrupt Corporate Executive and his personal army of riot police.
Alternatively: Tokyo's vandalism problem is so severe that riot police and tanks are called in to deal with it.
Jet Set Willy: A nouveau riche guy's maid won't let him go to bed until he tidies up after his housewarming party.
Journey: Wander vast, empty landscapes with a second, anonymous person.
Or: Nomad runs around desert and sings.
Joust: Flying flightless avians collide with enemy soldiers in a manner that causes their steeds to give birth to their riders.
Joust II: Now your avians can turn into winged equines.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser: A HUD-less first-person shooter based on a major film by a big-name director where the player uses guns and other environmental objects to kill dinosaurs while exploring a tropical island.
Kagero Deception 2/Trapt: A princess dressed like a French maid is framed by the queen (who is also dressed like a French maid) for murdering the king (who is NOT dressed like a French maid). Said princess ends up getting a demonic arm that also allows her to play the first game.
Kakurenbo Battle Monster Tactics: In a monster hunting tournament run by a king who has been acting suspiciously lately, a combat student goes through dark dungeons trying to combat monsters hide and seek style.
Karoshi: Kill yourself, except that the game makes it very hard to suicide.
Kart Fighter: Two plumbers, two tortoises, a princess, a dinosaur, an ape and a mushroom decide to beat the crap out of each other for no good reason. Depending on how you view it, it may or may not be as bad.
Kiki Kai Kai: Your gods have been kidnapped by monsters. Are you a bad enough shrine maiden to rescue them?
Pocky & Rocky: The shrine maiden and a raccoon change names and kills some poorly described embodiment of darkness.
Pocky & Rocky 2: The shrine maiden and the raccoon + some others saves the moon princess.
Killer7: A Mexican luchador, a blind kid, a shirtless guy with horrible posture, a cocky guy with a huge revolver, a high-jumping thief, a barefoot woman who cuts her wrists a lot, and a black man in a suit shoot smiling, exploding people at the behest of an old Jew in a wheelchair, who spends his days playing chess with a crazed Korean demigod. The whole thing may or may not be a metaphor for something.
The King of Fighters: Whenever criminals want to hide their misdeeds, they sponsor a martial arts competition. However, half of the tournament's participants are more concerned about a White Hair, Black HeartCaptain Planet wannabe demigod who thinks that the only way to bring pollution down to zero is to wipe out all of humanity.
Kirby Triple Deluxe: Puffball chases after a bug themed antagonist because he kidnapped the Penguin.
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile: A rabbit cat which looks exactly like a rabbit blows up balloons and throws them at wild animals.
Klonoa: Moonlight Museum: A rabbit cat which looks exactly like a rabbit rampages around a museum and wreaks havoc with the exhibits.
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams: You are drafted into service by an evil king who sends you to eliminate troublesome subjects. The king's plan works perfectly; your character doesn't make it to the end of the game.
Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil: A rabbit cat who looks exactly like a rabbit magically inflates animals and uses them as ammunition to defeat a Lady of WarSky Pirate.
Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament: A rabbit cat which looks exactly like a rabbit enters a tournament, but never gets around to actually fighting any of the other contestants.
Klonoa Heroes: Legendary Star Medal: A biker takes advantage of a young boy and abandons him in the desert.
Knights of the Old Republic: You play an amnesiac helping the guys who brainwashed you defeat their enemies. Your assistants include a sassy robot, a teenaged alien, a frigid sorceress, and an emo gunslinger.
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: You play a highly-trained warrior monk who was cast out and depowered for committing war crimes, you've suddenly become the number one target for the bad guys, and your new powers all come from the reason you're a war criminal.
Knytt: Stockholm Syndrome: The Game. You are abducted by aliens, and you roam far and wide to find the parts needed to repair their spacecraft.
La-Mulana: Illiterate archaeologist battles monsters in a vast tomb, smashes pots with his whip and loots the corpses of his fellow researchers in search of video games. He helps get a statue pregnant so he can talk to other statues and solve their mother issues.
4 people battle their way through the Deep South and learn the meaning of friendship (or they laugh at each other's demise at the hands of an emo, depends on the people).
Legacy of Kain: Vampires travel through time in their battle to overcome a giant squid.
Blood Omen: A young nobleman gets mugged, and is promptly hired as an assassin by a necromancer and a ghost who both want him to kill their old friends so that the world can be restored.
Soul Reaver: A loyal employee grows wings, gets thrown off a cliff for annoying his boss, and is promptly hired as an assassin by a giant squid who wants him to kill his brothers and eat their souls.
Soul Reaver 2: The loyal employee travels back in time in pursuit of his ex-boss, only to decide that he doesn't like himself that much after all.
Blood Omen 2: The young nobleman gets Punched Out By Cthulhu and spends a hundred years snoozing in a slum while vampire hunters try to form a police state.
Defiance: The young nobleman (who is now several thousand years old) tries to figure out where an old man and a squid are hiding the loyal employee, while the loyal employee tries to figure out a way to stop himself from being eaten by his sword.
The Legend of Dragoon: Boy goes out to kill monster, ends up fighting Fairies while humping things for stardust, and decides he doesn't want to kill that monster after all.
The Legend of Kage: Ninja with ridiculous gait must save a Princess three or four times from the same castle.
The Legend of Kage 2: Ninja with ridiculous gait buffs up and a Kunoichi saves that same Princess from the villains from the first game who also have been buffing up. We are revealed why the Princess got kidnapped so often.
Legend of Legaia: You and two friends get Parasites and decide to go beat up one of your friend's misty eyed older brother.
Legaia II: Duel Saga: In a different world, you are born with a awesome tattoo that lets you either beat up a guy who was also born with an awesome tattoo, or go decorate your room.
Legend of Mana: Every attempt you make to put little knick-knacks on a paper map turns into an incredibly depressing story.
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja: At the behest of a cat, two ninja slaughter an army in search of a missing princess only to learn that someone else kidnapped her. Oops.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Centuries after the sequel to the prequel (but before the prequel to the original two games), but in a divergent time line than the games above, one of the boys sniffs around in the dirt, scares the hell out of innocent townspeople and hunts for bugs while developing a meaningful relationship with his shadow. He also rides on a Beyblade for part of the game.
(Alternatively): A furry farmboy and a tsundere imp join forces to fix a broken mirror.
Or: The origin of an Iconic Item involving skydiving, FABULOUS swords, and manipulative girlfriends.
Or: A flamboyant sword interrupts a young man's date with his girlfriend. He gets a little upset.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Generations after the adventures of a boy who saved many girls, a blacksmith's apprentice goes after a Mad Artist who wants to bring back the pig. Turning himself into mobile graffiti plays a role in traveling to another world, as does buying junk from a guy in a bunny costume.
Lego Adaptation Game series: You pretend to play classic movies, but you're actually playing with a bunch of toys.
Lego Harry Potter: Toy blocks fight a Naziësque lich.
Lego Lord of the Rings: Toy blocks fight a devil.
Lego Star Wars: Toy blocks fight a tyrant.
LEGO Island: You do stuff as one of five people on an island entirely made of plastic blocks. Eventually the island's sole prisoner escapes who tries to deconstruct the entire island and you have to lure him back to prison by dropping pizza from a helicopter.
Level Up: Forgetful girl searches for gems, starts relationship with amnesiac boy who broke her fence, and tries to cure her insomnia by doing the same mundane actions repeatedly. They break up when she's cured.
Libble Rabble: Two arrows must round up mushrooms and odd hooded creatures while tending to their garden.
LIMBO: A boy goes looking for his sister. She's already dead.
LittleBigPlanet: Sack-like beings run around a world created through dreams and imagination. The sack people can also create their own areas.
LittleBigPlanet 2: Sack-like being teams up with Leonardo da Vinci, a steampunk baker/mad scientist, an eternally dopey notepad, a super-egotistical announcer, an apple nurse, and a mentally insane box of matches to defeat a giant space vacuum cleaner. The genre changes whenever it wants to.
Live A Live: Seven unrelated heroes all fight the same boss they all already killed before.
Llamatron: Everything Trying to Kill You, where "everything" means Coke cans, brains, cigarette packets, telephone boxes and absolutely anything else, and "you" means a laser-spitting llama. Actually, that's just a straight description.
Loco Roco: A game where you escort amorphous blobs to the exit. Not only can't those asexually reproducing blobs fight on their own, but they'll almost never stop singing with blue people. After that you'll get several Ear Worms.
Logical Journey Of The Zoombinis: A population escapes slavery by going through a journey filled with puzzles. The puzzles are conveniently always related to each person's personal features, and nearly everyone the population comes across is obsessed with order and logic.
Zoombinis Mountain Rescue Another population of the same creatures does all of it again to rescue some people trapped in a cave. They then meet up with some people who only ever look happy or sad, and they need to go find their king.
Zoombinis Island Odyssey A seagull tells ANOTHER population of the same creatures that the antagonists of the first game trashed the island they came from while they were busy getting off. They go back to fix it by reintroducing a native species of moth.
Lollipop Chainsaw: A cheerleader armed with a chainsaw and the severed head of her boyfriend goes on a rampage at her old high school.
The Longest Journey: It's like 1984, except the world can only be saved by a disgruntled 18-year-old art student who really hates her dad. She accomplishes this by befriending a creepy, old Mexican man with whom all of her friends think she is having intimate relations.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey: It's still like 1984, except now the world can only be saved by a lazy college dropout who spends her days lounging in her underwear and receiving random, personalized messages from a creepy ghost girl via TVs.
Look Out, Mr. Johnson!: A man of the world is oblivious to danger and scared of his protector.
Loom: A child of a gigantic loom follows a bunch of swans to save the world from some maniac and grows feathers at the end of the game. Oh, and ripping the universe into two while he is at it.
Alternately: Almost everyone hates an orphan kid. He retaliates by breaking the world.
Lost in Blue: You're trapped on a desert island. You have to not die.
Or: Rip-off Animal Crossing and Harry Potter while dating furries. Gather fossils to help a dead guy who is clearly planning on betraying you. Ask a creepy girl who hangs out in the boy's bathroom for dating advice.
Makai Kingdom: Demon lord accidentally destroys the universe and has to wish soldiers into existence to steal the universes of other overlords for him.
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis: A homeless boy comes to a prestigious academy and proceeds to be ordered around by everyone, face near death for the sake of grades, and beat people up with his pet cat.
Mana-Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy: Years later, a manservant and a country bumpkin attend the same school. They hate each other, but work together to fix the mess caused by the new VP beating some guy in a fight.
Manhunt: A convict on death row becomes a movie star.
Maniac Mansion: An average teenager and two of his many friends break into a scientist's house with the express purpose of ruining the scientist's latest experiment.
Alternatively: A trio of teenagers break and enter into the residence of a family with a peculiar skin condition, vandalize everything in their reach, horribly mutilate a hamster and mess with a nuclear reactor in order to retrieve a chunk of rock.
Day Of The Tentacle: The geeky teenager from the first game and his two roommates break into the same scientist's house with the express purpose of saving the scientist's pets.
Alternatively: Three incompetent college students must travel in time-toilets to save the world from a purple cone that has grown a pair of arms. They succeed in altering the American flag.
MapleStory: You talk to some helpful NPC's which prepare you to endlessly commit genocide against snails, mushrooms, slimes, walking stumps, and pigs that may or may not wear ribbons. From there, the slaughter continues...
Mappy: A police mouse must get back stolen loot from houses that have trampolines instead of stairs. A gangster cat and his gang want to put his lights out.
Marathon: Door-opening computer with horrible job satisfaction sics alien bugs on human race. Faceless, Voiceless Space Marine guy defends the galaxy's most useless spaceship crew from aliens, then helps door-opening computer move house.
Marathon 2: Durandal: Door-opening computer kidnaps Voiceless Faceless Space Marine Guy, keeps him on ice for 17 years, then drops him into some sewage to look for long-gone alien race.
Marvel vs. Capcom: American superheroes and weird Japanese characters beat up each other senseless.
Marvel Vs Capcom 2: American superheroes and weird Japanese characters continue to beat each other up at the behest of a pirate lady looking for some kinda rock.
Marvel Vs Capcom 3: American superheroes and weird Japanese characters now have a legit plot of some of their world's bad guys teaming up to take over both worlds. They only succeed in pissing off a cosmic planet eater and putting everyone in jeopardy. But not as pissed off as gamers were when an updated re-release came out not half a year after the original game.
Mass Effect 2: The story begins with the main character being set on fire and choking to death at the same time. Things get worse from there.
Alternate: An undead space cop working for a terrorist organization tries to curb a species' collective hoarding habit by committing genocide with his/her ludicrously dysfunctional team. All to stop ancient giant mecha space squids from killing everything for the 838th or more time in the history of forever.
Mega Man Legends 2: The hero blows up a crystal in the center of a hurricane, and it has a naked girl inside who speaks in Creepy Monotone. She sends him on a Fetch Quest for some keys hidden behind the above robots. The moon nearly obliterates everything. Oh yeah and the hero gets stranded in a cliffhanger that almost got resolved in a coming sequel, but that game got cancelled so he's still stranded.
The Misadventures of Tronne Bonne: The spotlight shifts to the local Goldfish Poop Gang, who pay off a debt via crime spree and occasionally shooting robots and collecting their Power Crystals.
Battle Network 3: Brothers then break the original Internet, shoot a wronged AI who has lost all trust in humanity, go to Internet heaven and beat its overlord to a bloody pulp.
Battle Network 4: Brothers win a trio of tournaments to get launched off into space where they destroy a godlike AI judge of alignment. They then go to Internet hell where they abuse said wronged AI even further and one of the brothers shoots his mirror image.
Battle Network 5: The Internet is actually a dog. The antagonist wants this dog to unite mankind by the soul and corrupt them by uploading the manifestation of all evil into it. Brothers stop him, break into his personal website, break it to pieces and abuse the wronged AI even further.
Battle Network 6: One of the brothers seals an Eldritch Abomination within himself. It is then freed and killed by the brothers. They then disrespect the dead, abuse said wronged AI who has now attained a severed animal head even further three times.
Or: A sequel that is almost exactly like the previous game. A bunch of confusing shit happens, and you end up crossing swords with a one-eyed snake. There's a scene where the guy named after the erection gives you a phallus while inside a robot's colon. It was all a set-up so the guy who made the game could call you a girly wannabe.
Or: Two guys with mental problems bicker and illegally destroy military hardware. This only applies to the first chapter, and people got really really pissed off that it doesn't apply to the rest of the game.
Or: The man named after an erection has become old and unable to live up to the name. So he and another old man fight over drugs. Meanwhile, an effeminate soldier turned cyborg ninja fights a vampire.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: The cyborg ninja from the previous game, now far less whiny and far more badass, has a disastrous first day on his new job. He sets out to resolve the issue by getting a shiny new suit, a kickass dog, and painting the countryside red with the blood of his enemies.
Metal Slug 6: Kill mooks, then ally with them to fight aliens, then ally with them to fight other aliens.
Meteos: An evil force threatens to wipe out all intelligent life in a galaxy by destroying their planets. When these civilizations learn how to use the evil force's resources against it, they join up together to blow up each other's planets instead—as a sport!
Metro 2033: Russians run around in the remains of the Moscow underground, kill demons.
A boy is told to walk to another train station with a piece of paper. Along the way, he meets Nazis, Communists, religious fanatics, and rats.
Metroid: Pirates try to conquer the universe using vampiric jellyfish, and the only one who can stop them is an orphaned girl raised by birds.
Alternatively: The girl chases a giant space dragon and tries to find it. Meanwhile, the pirates try (and fail) to use this glowy blue radioactive magic fibrous stuff.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes: A rock breaks a planet in two. A girl fixes things by destroying one half.
Alternatively: The girl lands on a planet and, after being attacked by (literal) Demonic Spiders, has to destroy all of the spiders' stuff to save some moths. She also encounters a rogue powerup and the pirates, who once again are trying (and failing) to use the glowy blue radioactive magic fibrous stuff.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption: More rocks are thrown. The girl's body is altered to run off of said rocks.
Alternatively: The pirates successfully use the glowy blue radioactive magic fibrous stuff. This time, the rogue powerup comes back and gives the girl, An Ice Person, a cyborg who gets pissed off when in his suit, and a purple electric shapeshifter girl the power to use the glowy blue radioactive magic fibrous stuff. All of this is accompanied by giant teleporting space squids which transform whatever they run into. The girl also learns how to create nuclear explosives.
Metroid Prime: Hunters: The girl is in a race-and-chase against five men and one person of ambiguous gender to collect eight things.
My Sims: You move into a town and have to build your own house. You help random citizens by building objects in your workshop (that you built) with food, emotions, fish, animals, flowers and other objects and in return get clothes and blueprints to build more stuff.
Myst: In the early nineteenth century, a person finds a book in a New Mexico desert and becomes involved in the life of a troubled man and his family problems.
Riven: You run around five islands situated in an archipelago and try to outsmart an old guy with a gun who thinks he's God. The world violently implodes into outer space at the end, but it's okay.
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst: In the present day, a whole bunch of people get to wander around various worlds touching cloths and moving pillars back and forth. However the company keeps losing funding, making you do it on your own.
Uru: To D'ni: Enormous scavenger hunt for invisible circles in an ancient underground city in order to turn on a giant GPS machine.
Uru: Path of the Shell: You have to negotiate the ridiculously complicated and misleading puzzles of a Magnificent Bastard who died two hundred years ago in order to prevent him from committing suicide. He will defeat you frequently despite this obvious impairment.
Uru Live: First time, the above. Second time, a civil war comes to a cavern. Third time, a 3d chatroom with puzzles.
Myst V: End of Ages: You draw on stone slabs to tell aliens what to do while an Emo and a bald, insane member of an ancient society squabble over the fate of the creatures in question.
Mystery Of Time And Space: An amnesiac solves puzzles and navigates a maze of set pieces in order to figure out his identity.
Or: A clone busts out of a prison in a laboratory complex in space, finds out he shouldn't even have bothered. Note: This also describes 1213.