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Best Interactive Story Apps with the Least In-App Purchases

Take full control of the storyline and embark on an adventure such as you've never experienced before. The interactive stories we tested are beyond fun.

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Best Interactive Story Apps with the Least In-App Purchases

This story is not new. You must've seen ads for them on social media. At this point, it seems like they're everywhere. Interactive stories are becoming more popular with each passing day. In reality, they have been around for decades - coming into being even before the advent of computers. Books and tales that would allow you to choose your own path and find a happy (or not so happy) ending for the protagonists have sparked the imagination of millions for decades.

As we see now, this amazing idea has also brought forward an almost endless array of games and apps. We have decided to have a bit of fun, explore the most popular titles, and see which ones are worth spending your time on. We say time because frugal as we are, we will always make sure that you don't have to spend much (or any) money!

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick Chapters: Interactive Stories Chapters: Interactive Stories Also Groovy Tabou Stories®: Love Episodes Tabou Stories®: Love Episodes
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

Vampires! Lots of them.

  • Pick Your Story: Unlimited Romance, Drama, Love & Vampire Stories to Play Now
    4.3 Ratings 551K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Ok, it's not just vampires. In fact, the stories are so diverse, you will be spoiled for choice.

Why we chose Chapters:

  • In-app purchases are in no way necessary for you to progress through each story
  • A selection of different genres to fit every taste and preference
  • Exciting narratives available in no less than 9 languages
  • Easy to play yet always exciting, with unexpected twists and turns galore
  • Vampires, lots of vampires

This game will easily capture your imagination (and hold it hostage, if we may say so) in the months, if not years to come.

Read Chapters's Full Review
Also Groovy

Love is in the air

  • Live out all your taboo fantasies! Make exciting choices and impact the story!
    4.5 Ratings 270K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Traditional novels and light erotica definitely have a worthy successor in this amazing interactive app.

Why we chose Tabou Stories:

  • A beautiful romance novel you can take full control of
  • No need to spend any money if you don't mind a slower pace through the stories
  • Lots of steamy stuff that, luckily, never crosses over into plain vulgar
  • Inclusion of interesting LGBT-themed stories
  • Substantial weekly updates that can bring new chapters as well as brand new stories

If you want something intriguing, mysterious, yet also genuinely fun and titillating - this is sure to be your fave.

Read Tabou Stories' Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Choose your story with Chapters, the interactive story game that lets you choose your path in every story. Read through pages and pages of fun interactive stories that fit your mood, from romance to suspense!

    Choose your story from our top collection of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, comedy, and drama series! Chapters combines a unique style of choose your own story gameplay with fiction stories from our top authors that you simply can't put down!

    YOU get to make the choices in each story. Decide on hard life choices such as falling in love, discovering secrets, or unravelling deep mysteries! Make your choices wisely; every ending is different!

    Chapters Features:

    - Choose your story! Dive in and start making choices that affect the overall outcome!

    - Adventures start with you choosing your name and style to reflect your personality.

    - All stories come with info directly from the author!

    - You can even create and publish your own interactive stories:

    - Starting Oct 15th to 17th, get 15% OFF in the store!

    - For a limited time, you can also receive prizes like diamonds, tickets & ChoicePass from the 15th to 21th of Oct.

    - Complete reading chapters and play the cake rain event!

    Our exclusive collection of choose YOUR story games include:

    A new, hit orginial story written for Chapters - the one that everyone's talking about! - Alpha Mates

    You would do anything to find your wolf spirit— the one thing separating werewolves from humans. Without it, you face torment and even execution... until you meet Zach and Ace. The dark, brooding Alpha and kind, thoughtful Beta redefine what it means to be a wolf and show you more wonders than you thought existed. Will you overcome your struggles and reach your destiny or suffer the consequences of your dark secret?

    Hit Series by #1 New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling author- Billionaire Next Door

    - Your new neighbor, Tag Crane, is always the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running a luxurious hotel empire, after all. So what happens when he wants to take you with him? This Billionaire Next Door is ready to sweep you off your feet! Are you ready for the ride?


    -A deal with the devil sealed your fate long ago. Now, the seven Princes of Hell have come to collect!

    - Some of these devilishly handsome demons will try to charm you, and the others have darker deeds in store.

    - The fate of your mother's soul hangs in the balance – are you ready to rule the underworld?

    - CHOOSE your groom and let your reign begin!

    And more interactive story games with fun choices!

    Weekly updates on Monday and Thursday!

    Chapters: Interactive Stories will bring a unique and fun twist to choose your own story adventures. Whether you're an avid reader of drama, comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, romance, or even a gamer, you’ll love making choices in this interactive story game!

    Download Chapters today to discover the unforgettable stories where YOU get to make the crucial choices.

    Please note that Chapters: Interactive Stories is an online game that requires an internet connection to play.

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    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $0.99 - $39.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Have you ever watched episodes of your favorite TV show and imagined yourself as the main character?

    Tabou Stories: Love Episodes lets you do just that!

    Make choices that matter – dress up in beautiful outfits, navigate the drama and get lovestruck.

    In our thrilling stories, you make your secret dreams come true!

    💅 Customize your avatar – you choose what you want to look like 💅

    📚 Read thrilling chapters from a constantly growing collection of interactive stories 📚

    💋 Choose between different stories: romance, drama, LGBT friendly stories…You name it – our chapters have it!💋

    👗 Dress up – wear the outfit you like best from a wide variety of choices 👗

    💕 Develop relationships with other characters in our stories – will you be friends, enemies or lovers? 💕

    😉 Make choices that will affect the ending of the story – you are the master of your destiny!😉

    Find a way to your boss's heart and be the office flirt in HOW TO RUIN YOUR BOSS!

    Your boss, who you've had a crush on for the longest time, is incredibly handsome and charming. Can you keep things professional between you? Are you going to focus on your career, or on your gorgeous boss? Fight a way to make things work and find your happy ending!

     In BODYGUARD, you fall for the man who was hired to save your life. You’re lovestruck – but does he feel the same? In exciting chapters full of drama and romance, it’s your choices that determine if your love story will get a happy ending!

    In THE PROPOSAL, a mysterious billionaire gets to accompany you for a whole week! He's different from any man you've ever met before, but you can't help but think that his cold exterior hides deep feelings... Can you keep up with his demands? Will you end up lovestruck or is it all just business to you?

    Your choices in the episodes of this dramatic story will decide!

    Hang out with celebrities, dress up in fancy outfits, become famous, and find your perfect match in episodes of MATCHMAKER!

    In an unexpected turn of events, you've ended up on a famous reality show. With contestants including a bad-boy singer, a famous Hollywood actor, and your model ex, these chapters are about to get interesting! Are you going to be a flirt that wraps everyone around her finger to win the show, or are you looking for true love? Are you a good girl or a scandal queen? In each episode, YOU choose what you want to do, and your choices will determine the ending of this story!

    In VAMPIRE’S KISS you finally got accustomed to the twenty-first-century lifestyle. Everything changes when you get an invitation to the vampire ball where you’ll meet someone you lost a century ago…

    Will you meet other old friends and foes along the way? Pick your best gown and meet your maker in Vampire's Kiss!

    In MY BAD BILLIONAIRE, you pretend to be your boss’s wife! Your relationship may be fake, but the chemistry between you is real. With people trying to sabotage your love story, can you two fall in love?

    Try your best in these romantic episodes!

    And those are just some of our romantic stories! We are constantly working to bring you new and exciting chapters.

    Whichever story you choose, hours of fun are guaranteed!

    Download Tabou Stories: Love Episodes now, and start living your secret life!

    Instagram: @tabou_game
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $1.99 - $39.99 per item
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The 411 from our Appventurer

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  • I have Chapters and Whispers. Chapters has more stories plus community stories. Unfortunately the community stories require a ticket to read a chapter as the regular stories, but are rife with errors in storyline and basic spelling. Both apps allow you to earn free diamonds or tickets/keys with codes and for watching ads. Chapters' ads are terrible, often multipart. Both offer customization of MC and LI, as well as requiring hideous costumes and storylines that are irrelevant. Save your diamonds for smut and if you want to want HEA. Whispers has shorter diamond cutscenes for a single purchase. Chapters requires several diamond decisions for a cutscene, which is terrible.

  • Appgrooves is a great app that makes it easy to find the best apps for a variety of topics. I love how their user profile feature allows me to create a personal profile so I can find the apps that are most relevant to me. I also like that I can share my profile with others so they can see what apps I'm interested in and get recommendations from me. Appgrooves is a great tool for discovering new apps and staying up-to-date with the latest trends.

Stefan Racic
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Stefan Racic

My phone tends to be filled to the brim with apps I am either trying on for size of using on a regular basis. I use them for a variety of tasks, including sketching and creating art, keeping in touch with friends, being up to date with the latest news, learning about diverse spiritual practices and, of course, playing games!

With over 10 years of experience as a translator and writer, I channel my creativity into writing about things I enjoy. My education in business (I hold a bachelor's degree in operations management) is but one part of expertise. I have worked for art magazines, spiritual blogs, news and business sites, and now I explore the fascinating world of apps.

My previous work is as diverse as my interests. Fresh out of college, I was employed as a translator and interpreter at the fringes of the corporate world and the NGO sector. After switching to writing, I first focused on business news, then shifted to working for a series of art magazines (WideWalls perhaps being the most well known), and even wrote content for a couple of spirituality-focused apps for Labyrinthos Academy. Little did I know that I would eventually devote a good chunk of my time to writing about all sorts of interesting new apps out there.

Best Interactive Story Apps with the Least In-App Purchases




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