Unreliable narrator

Culture concept

The narrator (or narration) is at least partially unreliable in terms of what information is given. Half-truths, excessive embellishment, and outright lies are likely methods of delivery.


Name variations: unreliable narration

The first video game about Unreliable narrator was released on January 31, 1997.

07th Expansion, Valve and Telltale Games has published most of these games

Most obvious cases of this have the player actually playing through the segments again after they've been retold in presumably more truthful manner (or as part of the retelling).

Another obvious case is where the narrator describes events as he knows they happened, but what the player actually plays through may only marginally resemble them. This may be due to a person retelling of their actions but ridding them of some unsavory facts.

Parent groups

Information, Narrator


Windows 18
PS3 7
Mac OS X 5
Linux 4
X360 4
PS4 3
Xbox One 2
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PS2 2
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