The Curse of Blackmoor Manor: A teenager travels to her friend's house and tries to rearrange its plumbing without anyone noticing.
The White Wolf of Icicle Creek: An inquisitive maid, egotistical sportsman, left-wing birdwatcher, superstitious janitor, elderly fisherman, lonely young girl, and a college student who plays with mud all share the same hotel and try to outwit each other in dealing with a pest problem.
Narcissu: A car thief and his depressed friend wander around the countryside looking at flowers because they have nothing better to do.
Narcissu -Side 2nd-: The depressed friend from the first game spends her summer vacation tagging along with a jaded ex-Catholic.
Narcissu 3rd: Die Dritte Welt: A collection of stories vaguely related to the first two, now with a bigger price tag and probably No Export for You.
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent: A government agent wanders a Quirky Town in the dead of winter, chewing used gum and solving puzzles in order to break into a factory. A cult of lawn-gnome worshipers is somehow involved.
Puzzle Agent 2: The government agent goes back to the Quirky Town to deal with some unfinished business. He chews more gum and solves more puzzles while running afoul of murderous astronauts.
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum: Mascot characters of varying obscurity have to fight each other for five minutes in teams of two. Then you have to fight a cloned nihilist, an alien with a god complex, a Blood Knight and a ripoff of a certain someone. Good Luck.
NetHack: A single link on NAO proves that there are over 5,000 ways to lose. And only one way to win.
Neutopia: A ROM hack of The Legend of Zelda, featuring no nonlinearity and 90% of the secret hidden passageways don't give you anything.
Neutopia II: A ROM hack of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, featuring no dark world and the secret passageways still don't give you anything. The hero from the first game dies and leaves his son some of his defective equipment as inheritance.
The Neverhood: A guy made of clay must fulfill a quest in a deserted world; however, he has no idea what it is he's supposed to do. It turns out he was created to fix his world's interrupted creation myth.
Skullmonkeys: The villain of the previous game (the original Adam of his world, corrupted through his own choice) isn't dead, but merely landed on another world. He enlists the natives to build a warship capable of obliterating his homeworld, so a tech-savvy local enlists the help of the first game's hero to save the day. The two games are of completely different genres.
Neverwinter Nights: Experienced, heroic champion of light hires a low-level adventurer and their henchmen to stop a plague.
Neverwinter Nights Hordes of the Underdark: Hero gets lost underground, gets manipulated into helping some residents of the underground fight the rest, and beats up a giant red guy with wings.
Neverwinter NightsA Dance with Rogues: Spoiled princess gets deposed, her family destroyed, her city overrun with hostile soldiers out to kill her and her friends. This all in the prologue; there's worse to come.
NieR: Single father or older brother goes looking for medicine to cure his daughter or younger sister from extreme graphophilia. Players weep.
Or: The apocalypse happens twice. Both times it is your fault, but you don't find that out until later.
Night Trap: The player helps a former child star fight vampires that are slightly less threatening than Count Chocula using tactics straight out of an episode of Scooby-Doo. A very small number of the vampires can shoot lightning out of their hands for some inexplicable reason.
NiGHTS Into Dreams: An androgynous creature enters the minds of children and absorbs their spirits into itself. And he's the Good Guy.
Nights: Journey Of Dreams: Same androgynous creature does the same thing again, this time with different children, and also manages to confuse everyone by having a woman's voice. Also, an Owl constantly reminds them to collect DreamDrops, which if done, results in a cameo of the two children from the first game.
Virtue's Last Reward: To stop the spread of a virus, a deadly game with puzzles takes place long after it would do any good.
Ninja Gaiden (original): Everyone good and bad wants you dead, and all you want is your family heirloom, which inadvertently tries to destroy the world.
Ninja Gaiden (Xbox game): A Ninja finds much of his extended family dead after he returns from a visit to his uncle's and goes after The Empire responsible.
Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360 game): A Ninja travels the world to get back a statue. In the meantime he fights giant spiders, a big deathmachine with a sad face, dogs, a four-armed werewolf, ninjas with automatic rocket launchers, the devil who rephrases Shakespeare and Zombie Ninjas. Also, did I mention the one who took the statue is a butterfly?
Nintendo Puzzle Collection: An Italian man does double-duty as a medical doctor and baker along with his reptilian buddy. Meanwhile, a fairy reunites her friends after a devil's curse splits them apart by smashing everything with colorful blocks
Nintendo Wars: The four major nations of World War II, or at least two of them, have a friendly rivalry with each other but constantly end up warring due to a series of misunderstandings.
Alternatively: Go to war, and have fun with it! War in it's nicest, funniest way, rarely taking itself seriously.
Famicom Wars: In World War I, the two of those four nations battle each other on various territories. Samus Aran and a few other cameos are commanders around certain territories.
Super Famicom Wars: World War I is retold. This time, all 4 nations participate. Also, trains are involved.
Game Boy Wars 1/2/Turbo: In these 3 games for the price of 3, World War I takes place on various territories. The second of the two nations uses a different color.
Game Boy Wars 3: World War I takes place on various territories, with the second of the two nations again using the same different color. Military Madness occurs.
Advance Wars: World War II starts when Russia invades America, except it's all a Batman Gambit by an evil alien robot Snifit to take over the world. A key part of his plan is making robotic doubles of an American officer who is 15 and doesn't know what an airport is. When the plan falls apart, he drops meteors on the troops.
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising: The evil alien robot (who is no longer a Snifit) decides to go with the direct approach, stealing military resources through a series of tubes. As subcommanders, he hires a man dumber than the Hulk, a 12 year old Perky GothMad Scientist, a possibly gay man who wears blush and has no useful abilities whatsoever, and a frighteningly competent and collected lieutenant. Hiring the last one was a mistake.
Advance Wars: Dual Strike: Military commanders discover that by taking turns leading a single army, they can rend the very fabric of time. The hero shoots an old man's wheelchair.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin: Survivors of an apocalypse fight over what's left of Earth. This all falls away to focus on the most biology-failing clone family this side of Solid Snake.
Nintendogs: Take care of familiar creatures that never grow up, learn a limited number of tricks, and get freaked out by various things.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle: Shameless animeotaku, now hellbent for revenge, carves his way up another leaderboard of an assassins' guild. Along the way, he's helped by his Irish twin brother and a female Afro Samurai.
Onimusha: Warlords A samurai in a quest to rescue a princess gets chosen by some good monsters to fight against evil monster, collecting souls on his way to beat gigantic wasps and humongous snakes only to have another one take the snake's place as Evil Overlord.
Or: The princess has been kidnapped by demons. Are you a bad enough samurai to save the princess?
Onimusha 3: Samurai from medieval Japan ends up in today's Paris, a policeman from today ends up in medieval Japan. Timetravel extraordinaire to beat even more monsters and the Evil Overlord from the previous game. Again.
Orbiter: The Free Spaceflight Simulator. First, you study loooong instruction manuals. Then, you finally fly various missions. Most of them are mundane hard work. Piloting a spacecraft is not an easy job.
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan: The people are not motivated. A squad of manly cheerleaders tries to alleviate this.
Moero Nekketsu Rhythm Tamashii! Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2: Six years later, the people are still not motivated. The cheerleaders from across the river are not as manly.
osu! A Fan Sequel of the series, with a load and loads of custom maps, along with a mode where you play the drums, catch fruit on a plate, and play the piano.
Outpost: God drops an asteroid on the Earth. Your onboard Windows 95 computer won't let you take the off ramp to Mars so you spend about a hundred years flying to the next equally barren rock where you build an <ahem> outpost of civilization.
Outpost 2: God drops an asteroid on the Earth ... has a novella backstory.
Overlord: The world's most benevolentEvil Overlord and his goofy sidekicks seek revenge on a morbidly obese hobbit, a lecherous knight, a lazy elf, a gold-crazed dwarf, a self-hating thief, a possessed wizard, and a barbarian with anger management issues.
Parappa The Rapper: A dog takes Karate lessons from an onion, takes his driver's license test with a moose, gains marketing charm from a frog and follows a chicken's instructions to make a cake out of shrimps. He does all this while rapping in order to court a flower.
Parappa The Rapper 2: A dog stops a brat with an afro from turning the universe into noodles using the power of cake.
Um Jammer Lammy: One of his friends from around town fronts an all-girl garage band.
Patapon: As God, you command dancing eyeballs with weapons to war. You cannot control them directly so you have to use commands more complex than they need to be and be forced to wait after each command.
The Path: An adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood in which following the game's instructions means Game Over.
Pathways into Darkness: The talking corpses of your friends give you tips on helping an alien get back to sleep.
Peggle: Various creatures, including a unicorn, a dragon, a cat, and a flower have a school dedicated to teaching the player how to become a master at shooting balls at orange pegs.
Peggle Nights: The teachers of the above school have wish-fulfilling dreams.
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game Of The Movie: 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.
Phantasmagoria 2: Bisexual half-human hybrid cubicle dweller has both his prospective girlfriend and boyfriend stalked by an evil plant counterpart from another dimension.
Phantasy Star Online: You're hired to find out what happened to the daughter of the head of the spaceship you live on. You commit genocide on the planet you're trying to colonize only to discover the daughter's been absorbed by the Eldritch Abomination.
Phantasy Star Online: Episode 3: Later, you use trading cards to discover everything's a government conspiracy.
Alternatively: Explore a magical region where mutated animals with bladed arms and powers thrive, the civilians have no cars, the police have no guns, the hospitals have free all-in-one healing machines, and animal cage-fighting with kids, adults, and criminals is mandatory to enter the next room or city. You're also 10 years old.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2: The old man and not-PETA return with a new scheme. The slightly older young man/woman isn't available, so another one has to help.
Pokémon X and Y: In France, orange-dressed people want to make the world beautiful. This is bad, and so a young-but-older-looking boy or girl must stop this.
Alternatively: a young teenager methodically eliminates an organization that was formed in order to combat worldwide overpopulation and economic scarcity, and is rewarded by being allowed to enter a gargantuan and extravagant castle that houses, at most, five people.
Pokémon Box: A game that allows you to save creatures on a card.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Teams: A human gets turned into a monster after a personality test and is roped into rescuing other monsters in randomly generated dungeons. Said human nearly distracts a giant sky dragon from saving the world.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness: A different human in the body of a monster must help stop time from freezing by causing time to freeze. There's a scene where all of your closest companions try to kill you, and it's Played for Laughs.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: Pay $30 extra just to see the fan-favorite character from the previous game live instead of die.
Alternatively, a man who can't decide what sword he likes best and likes ripping up his shirt joins forces with the woman he kidnapped to save the world from a tuberculosis-suffering politician (who has recently changed political parties) after the man breaks a clock. All this is a story told by someone with an incredibly bad memory.
Alternatively, a no-longer-dead politician (who doesn't have tuberculosis and never changed parties) kills an ex-empress who used to wear metal swimsuits to create lots of sand. To set things right, the man from the previous two games joins forces with the princess he had kidnapped, who no longer remembers him. They have conversations in elevators about the man's favorite color and he finds his old VCR.
Prince of Persia (2008): An environmentalist and a guy with a Freddy Krueger glove run around trying to save a tree for someone who's been gone for a thousand years.
Princess Debut: You have thirty days to learn to dance from a furry. Bishōnen princes want to screw you, but won't, because the game is rated E. There's a flying hamster.
Princess Maker 2: As a reward for saving a kingdom from the armies of Satan, God gives you a ten-year-old girl.
You can then have said 10 year old girl kill the god of war and become the new Satan.
Alternatively: Make your underage daughter work at a sleazy bar to pay for her breast enlargement.
Princess Waltz A bunch of princesses compete in a royal battle royale where cardgames are Serious Business. The prize is a prince who secretly turns into a princess through a DBZ fusion-move to compete in the tournament as well, because he doesn't want to marry any of the competitors since he prefers men. Besides, he really was a princess all along, anyway.
Professor Layton: Barraged by puzzles, two Brits, a professor and his apprentice, solve mysteries. Plot twists ensue.
Prototype: A man in a hoodie has lunch in New York despite the army's best attempts to stop him.
Prototype2: The man in the hoodie welcomes a very upset man into his family. The angry man shows his appreciation by waging war on everyone.
Psychic Force: In a world torn apart by hate and violence, humans who were born with psychic powers battle against each other for either a united world between them and the normal humans or to eliminate the normal humans in order to create their own peaceful utopia.
Alt: Circus Bratruns away from home in hopes of becoming a pre-teen superspy. As he works his way to the top of an asylum, he is mistaken for a lake monster, eaten by a fish and sneezes out his brain. His dad is not balding and doesn't hate him.
Meanwhile, a Brazilian mourns, people go off their meds, and a guy breaks a lot of lamps.
Pulse: A blind girl must find her brother, who is lost in a cave system.
Punch-Out!!: Scrawny kid works his way to the top of the boxing circuit. Many of his opponents are blatant cheaters.
Punch-Out!! Wii - Title Defense Mode: Scrawny kid defends his title from his previous opponents, who are now even worse and even more blatant cheaters, even the ones who weren't.
Super Punch Out: Scrawny kid with no name works his way to the top of the boxing circuit. Many of his opponents are blatant cheaters, some aren't even boxers.
Pursuit Force: You fight crime by hijacking vehicles while someone else is driving them.
Push-Over: An anthropomorphic dog trips while dancing and simultaneously drops ten bags of potato chips from his pocket down an anthole. A friendly ant goes to look for them but instead gets distracted playing with his toy dominoes. His journey takes him to many places including Ancient Greece, Japan, a medieval dungeon, a tower of tinker-toys, and outer space.
Puyo Puyo: Stacking and killing cute little blobs is a sport.
Puzzle Quest: Warriors fight for the fate of the world with Match-Three Puzzle battles.
Quantum Conundrum: Travel through your uncle's mad house, through dimensions in order to get him out of a giant pocket.
Q*bert: Jump on blocks in order to change their color while avoiding anything purple.
Qix: Draw lots of quadrilaterals while sparkly things chase you around. Avoid the color-changing lines.
Quake: A single Space Marine must traverse numerous monotonously decorated Gothic buildings in order to reach a boss who doesn't move or attack at all.
Quake II: A single soldier fights a bunch of guys who all have prosthetic limbs.
Rally Trophy: You struggle with the steering wheel of your old 60s car. You start your racing career in the middle of nowhere in northwest Russia. Your co-driver is a bossy Jerk Ass and panics when seeing cows.
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield: An old man gives Neo-Nazis some money to go get themselves killed.
Rainbow Six: Vegas: A Texan and the two dumbest special forces operators ever shoot up Las Vegas.
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2: A featureless training instructor and the aforementioned dumbest SF operators ever shoot up Las Vegas the day before the Texan arrives. The plot is revealed to be orchestrated by the most incompetent special forces operator ever.
Ratchet & Clank: Vaguely catlike repairman acquires factory-rejected robot and saves the galaxy from people who are just trying to make a new home for themselves.
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal: Vaguely catlike repairman and factory-rejected robot return to the first galaxy and save it from a mad scientist and his sarcastic butler. But they need the help of one of their old enemies to do so.
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters: Vaguely catlike repairman and factory-rejected robot get interviewed by a young girl working on her school project and end up finding tiny aliens.
Secret Agent Clank: Vaguely catlike repairman gets sent to prison, while factory-rejected robot tries on various costumes, sends the repairman cakes, and plays poker for an empty crate. Meanwhile, stupid green-wearing superhero tells a bunch of far-fetched tales, and tiny robots help defeat cheating robots.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction: Vaguely catlike repairman and factory-rejected robot save a different galaxy from a pipsqueak emperor and his army of goldfish. They also find the ultimate weapon of a lost civilization: a hat.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty: Vaguely catlike repairman faces two pirates with the intent of finding where his factory-rejected robot friend is working.
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault: Vaguely catlike repairman, factory-rejected robot friend, and stupid green-wearing president have to defend a sector of the galaxy from an evil nerd. It's more intended for multiplayer.
Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus: Vaguely catlike repairman and factory-rejected robot friend go on a gravity-lacking adventure to stop a witch and her brother from summoning spooky scary space ghosts and a mechanical eye.
Rayman series: Limbless man fights evil despite disability.
Rayman (1995 game): Limbless man must rescue dozens of his fangirls before he can confront the villain, who lives in a fortress made of candy and cake. There, he defeats the reassembled body parts of all the game's bosses, then lets the villain go free.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape: Limbless man must eat a lot of yellow flies on a quest to awaken an omnipotent voodoo doll.
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc: Limbless man has trouble getting his shoes to stay on. He saves the world by making a googly face at a wise-cracking black fly.
Rayman Raving Rabbids: Limbless man is forced to play bizarre sports with screaming bunnies.
Rabbids Go Home: Cacophonous lagomorphs decide to finally go home. Except that they've forgotten where home is, and decide it's the moon, and build a tower consisting of random junk on the streets and clothing stolen directly off people in order to get there. The limbless man is now apparently absent, considering the rabbits are doing his job for him.
Rayman Origins: Limbless man, blue frog, and big-nosed fancily-dressed blue people have a nap that drives a grandma to send the legions of Hell upon them. They all set out to rescue the fangirls, some fairies, and beat up a few giant animals (and a plant).
Rayman Legends: One long nap later, the limbless man, blue frog, and big-nosed fancily-dressed blue people go on adventures inside a bunch of paintings, rescuing big-nosed fancily-dressed people and warrior princesses from whatever is in the paintings.
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica: A girl protects a boy only slightly younger than she is because her older brother isn't around to protect her until the very end.
Resident Evil 4: The President's daughter has been kidnapped by Spaniards! Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President's daughter?
Or: An American goes to Spain to rescue the president's daughter and meets a man who is eventually killed by a cult leader and his demon penis.
Or: The policeman from the second game arrives in a village in Europe and starts shooting its residents. Meanwhile, Napoleon is digging for ancient parasites under his house.
Or: Big Bad explains plan to protagonist and spends several days trying to kill him, when unlocking all the doors and taking a nap would have assured him world domination.
Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways: A woman uses a Grappling-Hook Pistol to help out the above American behind the scenes while working for the villain behind the first three games, but in reality is a chessmaster who is doing it all for own nefarious schemes.
Alternatively, the first recipient of a gorilla-human arm transplant punches his way through Africa with the support of a local in order to stop Neo from controlling worms. In the end, he fistfights a boulder in a volcano.
Resident Evil Outbreak: A group of people completely unrelated to all of the above have to put up with the aftermath.
Resident Evil 6: The ex-policeman, heavily muscled international police officer, son of the stylish bombastic villain, and chessmaster woman walk into a city.
Resistance: Fall of Man: You must stop a bunch of aliens that are digging up funny looking towers and trying to destroy humanity for some reason.
Resistance 2: A soldier infected by The Virus refuses treatment in favor of blowing up more funny looking towers. This does nothing to help humanity's situation.
Robo Warrior: Saving the world from an alien-engineered ecological disaster by blowing up trees on your way.
Rock Band: Tapping buttons on what looks like a plastic toy guitar/bass, hitting plastic drums, making an arrow follow a line with your voice. Making an ass of yourself in the process, of course, but at least you can do it with more friends.
Rock Band Unplugged: Tapping buttons while potentially making an ass of yourself in the process. Unfortunately, you can't do it with friends.
Rock Band Blitz: Twiddle your index fingers to rock stardom while shooting for a high score and potentially making an ass of yourself. Again, you can't do it with friends.