Groups

 

Chapters

Culture concept

The story is split into chapters or similar segments.

128
games
13
platforms

Alternate names: Episodes, Acts

The first video game about Chapters was released in 1991.

Telltale Games, Deep Silver and Square Enix has published most of these games

Note that chapters can exist separate of maps/levels and span a variable number of them. The chapters are usually announced in one manner or another, with either chapter name, number or both. Chapters are not always named "chapters" either (especially in eastern [e.g. Japanese] products where they seem to love using words somewhat related to the theme intead).

Superficially this is a sign that the game is linear and story-driven, but not required to be either.
See also: mission-based