Gameplay feature: Journal

Group Description

Games featuring a journal, which is automatically updated with plot advances and clues. Useful to recall your adventures when you get back to your old saved games. Usually found in role-playing games (RPGs). Often written in first person.

  • A mere quest list/tracker doesn't qualify, a journal should be more verbose and chronological by default.
  • Interactive fiction is text flow by definition, so it doesn't count.
  • Watching unlocked cutscenes again in sequence doesn't count as a journal.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Anvil of Dawn1995DOS, WindowsNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Baldur's Gate1998Macintosh, WindowsBlack Isle Studios4.07
Planescape: Torment1999WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.19
The Longest Journey1999iPad, iPhone, WindowsFuncom Oslo A/S4.09
Icewind Dale2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.01
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.14
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind2002Windows, XboxBethesda Softworks LLC3.99
Icewind Dale II2002WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.87
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.76
Secret Files: Tunguska2006Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company4.06
Pokémon Diamond Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.08
Pokémon Pearl Version2006Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.3.86
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.06
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis2008Nintendo DS, Wii, WindowsDeep Silver4.26
Pokémon: Platinum Version2008Nintendo DSNintendo of America Inc.4.34
Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil2009Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH4.07
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Limited Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.61
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.41
Black Mirror III: Final Fear2011WindowsViva Media, LLC3.81
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate2013Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Motor Town: Soul of the Machine2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.84
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition2014Android, iPad, Macintosh, WindowsPhoenix Online Studios LLC3.86
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBeamdog3.86

Selected Covers

Planescape: Torment Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Planescape: Torment
Anvil of Dawn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Anvil of Dawn
Icewind Dale II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Icewind Dale II
The Witcher Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Witcher

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Planescape: Torment
Choose from 5 champions of different sex, origin and... height! Even a non-human! Sadly, only 3 voices are used...
Screenshot from Anvil of Dawn
Title (from the intro)
Screenshot from Icewind Dale II
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Witcher