10 Best Match 3 Story Games

Have you played match 3 games that come with a rich backstory and a beautifully created universe that gives context to the game? We wouldn't fault you if you haven't tried such match 3 games before, because the match 3 genre was made popular by games such as the Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled. These games do not feature a strong backstory as they focus on the match 3 gameplay mechanics instead. This is why these games are addictive and replayable, and highly accessible as they can be played on mobile devices, tablets, and the iPad.

But simply matching isn't all that the match 3 genre has to offer! Match 3 games with a compelling storyline, beautiful backgrounds, and aesthetically appealing game boards are also getting popular. You can see games like Marvel Puzzle Quest becoming more and more popular, as well as classics like Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells taking center stage.


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The growing popularity of match 3 story games goes to show that match 3 players are getting more sophisticated. Endless rounds and levels and stages of match 3 after match 3 boards just isn't going to cut it, and players like yourself are interested in story progression, a thrilling plot, something to delight your sense!

With this in mind, we have created this list of our 10 best match 3 story games for you to enjoy. As with everything at GameTop, these games are full versions and are completely free to download and play, so try them out now!


Silver Tale

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In Silver Tale, you get to go on an amazing adventure while solving challenging match 3 puzzle boards! In this game, the king's health is in a critical condition. Journey to the deepest cave and find the rare herbs that can save the king. Along the way, collect rare artifact items and craft useful items that will assist you throughout your journey. You are the kingdom's only hope, so good luck with your expedition!

Silver Tale features
  • Great fun while crafting upgradable items for your quest
  • Explore challenging match 3 puzzle levels
  • Discover hundreds of amazing items and complete unique quests

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 120 Mb
Price: Free!


Cradle of Rome 2

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Welcome back to the city on the seven hills. Create your own history of the Roman Empire in this engaging puzzle game, Cradle of Rome 2!

Journey through 100 levels of matching fun and the exhilarating process of building the city. Match three or more tiles and experience the new world of Rome from its humble cradle to its glorious days. Solve challenging mini-games and draw blueprints to turn your small settlement into the flourishing empire. Discover all-new game modes and earn trophies to prove your multi-faceted skills.

Build your own Roman Empire and become the greatest Emperor ever!

Cradle of Rome 2 features
  • 100 levels of matching fun
  • 5 brilliant epochs to build
  • Challenging Blueprint mini-games
  • Earn 28 unique Roman trophies
  • Discover two all-new game modes of Cradle of Rome 2

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 126 Mb
Price: Free!



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MatchVentures is a match 3 game which is also a role-playing game with adventure elements. In this game, you can collect resources and restore the abandoned castle to its former glory!

But it is not as simple as it sounds. Many secrets lay hidden, threatening to spring at you at your slightest missteps. Besides the strong focus on match 3 gameplay, MatchVentures will also prove to be a challenging puzzler for everyone.

MatchVentures features
  • Overcome different challenging environmental obstacles
  • Soothing fantasy soundtrack
  • Foster bonds with your dwarf friends
  • Rebuild the fabled castle of Cliffmont

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 181 Mb
Price: Free!

The Far Kingdoms Elements

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The Far Kingdoms Elements is a unique combination of match 3 as well as hidden object gameplay. In this exciting story, you have to stop the evil witch Morgana by helping princess Arianna find the essential elements. These elements will then be used to remove the curse from her kingdom.

Use the power of the Royal Amulet, mix the magic spells, and find the essential elements to save the kingdom!

The Far Kingdoms Elements features
  • Beautifully designed match 3 game boards
  • Suspenseful music that sets the mood
  • Great mini games in the form of hidden object scenes
  • Compelling story that keeps you on the edge

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 172 Mb
Price: Free!


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Explore the beautiful kingdom of Silverdale in this innovative new match-3 adventure that pairs the classic matching mechanic with discovery, item collection, and even quests! Traverse HUGE environments, collect resources, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and upgrade the quaint village of Rivermoor.

Runefall features
  • Collect hundreds of items to solve quests
  • Unlock 7 power-ups and dozens of game play bonuses
  • Encounter a myriad of environmental obstacles to overcome
  • Traverse enormous levels

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 144 Mb
Price: Free!

Around the World in 80 Days

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Get ready to race for time and play a spectacular adventure as you have to travel around the world in 80 days by land, sea and air together with the English daredevil Phileas Fogg and his loyal French servant Passepourtout. Win the 20,000 pounds wager now!

Around the World in 80 Days features
  • Marvelous adaptation of the Jules Verne Victorian travelogue
  • Visit four continents with an outstanding storyline
  • Inspired by classic novel of the same name written by Jules Vernes
  • Beautiful animation, high quality colorful graphics and soundtrack
  • Over 81 challenging and addictive puzzles levels

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 44 Mb
Price: Free!

Call Of Atlantis

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Heed the call of Atlantis as a hero and play this spectacular mix of match 3, hidden object and adventure game! You will also get to explore the history of these ancient lands, as well as find the seven crystals of power as you explore this amazing universe. Appease Poseidon with the mythical crystals and save Atlantis now!

Call Of Atlantis features
  • Explore seven lands of the ancient
  • Over 65 unique levels
  • Excellent audio and visual effects
  • Unique mix of Match 3, Hidden Object and Adventure game

Rating: 4.1
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 68 Mb
Price: Free!

Jewel Match Royale 2: Rise of the King

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Help Matthew on his quest to become the new King of Merovina in this bejeweled type match 3 adventure, Jewel Match Royale 2: Rise of the King! Find the matching pairs in this tile game to proceed!

Jewel Match Royale 2: Rise of the King features
  • Bonus mahjong, hidden object scenes and jigsaw puzzle minigames
  • A shop to visit, explore and purchase myriad items
  • Build majestic monuments for prosperity and protection of the realm
  • Explore vast levels

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 222 Mb
Price: Free!

The Path of Hercules

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In The Path of Hercules, chaos and destruction were everywhere. The Olympian gods were angry at Man for neglecting them. Only through recovering the 7 ancient artifacts could you appease the gods and save the wonderful Peloponnese from destruction. Embark on a journey to locate the divine artifacts within the ancient world. Seek forgiveness from the Gods and save ancient Greece from total destruction.

The Path of Hercules features
  • Over 60 interesting and unique levels
  • 7 legendary cities to explore
  • Challenging Match 3 puzzles and hidden object gameplay

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 124 Mb
Price: Free!

Storm Chasers: Tornado Islands

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Caught in an unusual storm in Storm Chasers: Tornado Islands, Alex lost control of his airship. An incoming tornado has swept them to another dimension. They end up on an undiscovered exotic island, "Cloud Village".

Explore this mysterious island with Alex, her friends Professor Finch, and her faithful dog Muffin. Guide them through the inhabitants, and complete the challenging task from the villagers. Expect a variety of missions filled with mind-blowing mini-games, match 3, and hidden object games. The villagers are their only hope of returning home. Are you ready for an exciting adventure ahead?

Storm Chasers: Tornado Islands features
  • Over 80 unique match 3 levels
  • A 3 in 1 unique blend of Match 3, Hidden Object and Mahjong
  • Full HD graphics that compliments the gameplay
  • Explore this mysterious island with a faithful dog

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Published 24 October 2021

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