The Audio Only Let’s Play and Bookclub Style Podcast Game List

While Haney and I began First Encounter back in 2019, it wasn’t until 2021 that we learned we’re part of a genre we didn’t know existed. I first discovered the Audio Only Let’s Play podcast community from being invited into their Discord server, where I realized that there are many other AOLP podcasts out there, covering nearly every game under the sun. This was wonderful to learn, but unfortunate that it took so long. That is why I started this list.

I’m going to do my best to record all the games that are covered by the Audio Only Let’s Play and bookclub style podcasts I know of. This way, if there’s a game you want to experience someone play, you can check this list and see which podcasts featured it. Each link will bring you to the first episode of that podcast’s coverage of it. If you find something broken, missing, or wrong, please email me at mail@FirstEncounterpodcast.com or use our contact page. Happy listening! =)

And If you’re looking for purely JRPG AOLP style podcasts, you can check out this Definitive List of JRPG Bookclub Podcasts!


Podcasts on this list: Audio Only XP, Bill’s JRPG Adventures and Other Trappings, Daniel K, Digital Devil Pod, Dragoon Effect, Enchantment, Every F’n FF, Final Fanservice, First Encounter, Happy Created Inc., Hyrule Podcasters, Icicle Disaster, Let’s Listen, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Lokathor’s Audio Only Let’s Plays, Megaten Marathon, No One Can Know About This, Out of Quarters, PizzaCast, Play Along Podcast, Questing on the Road, Retrograde Amnesia, Retrospective Replay, Skeleton House, Tales from the Cartridge, This Is Video Games, TroytlePowerPresents: The Power Play-Throughs Podcast, with TroytlePower, The ValiantJay Gaming Podcast, Versian Chronicles


A

Alan Wake (1)

Animorphs (1)

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout (1)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (1)

Awesome Pea (1)

Axolotl Project, The (1)

B

Baldur's Gate (4)

Bastion (2)

Battletech (1)

Bayonetta (1)

Bee in the Garden (1)

Beej's Terrible RPG (1)

Böbl (4)

Bonito Days (1)

Breath of Fire IV (1)

Brogue (1)

Bug Catch Kingdom (1)

C

Castlevania (1)

Castle of the Winds (2)

Caves of Qud (1)

Chess Destroyer (1)

Chrono Cross (1)

Crusader Kings II (1)

Cthulu Saves Christmas (1)

Cthulu Saves Christmas (1)

Cyberpunk 2077 (1)

D

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (1)

Deadly Premonition (1)

Detective Pikachu (1)

Dino Crisis (1)

Distress (1)

Donkey Kong (1)

Doom (1)

Doom II (4)

Dragonball: Advanced Adventure (1)

Dragonball Z: Super Butoden (1)

Dragon Age: Origins (1)

Dragon Age: Origins (1)

Dragon Age II (1)

Dragon Quest (2)

Dragon Quest XI (1)

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (1)

Dread X Collection 2 (1)

E

EarthBound (1)

Eastshade (1)

Escape Dungeon (1)

Euro Truck Simulator (2)

Evertried (1)

Evie's Enchanted Emporium (1)

F

Fairy Tail (1)

Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise (1)

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (1)

Final Bahamut (1)

Final Fantasy (1)

Final Fantasy II (1)

Final Fantasy IV (2)

Final Fantasy VI (2)

Final Fantasy VII (4)

Final Fantasy VIII (4)

Final Fantasy IX (1)

Final Fantasy X (2)

Final Fantasy X-2 (1)

Final Fantasy XIII (1)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (1)

Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns (1)

Final Fantasy XIV (1)

Final Fantasy XV (1)

Final Fantasy Legend, The (1)

Firewatch (2)

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland (1)

Frog Fractions (2)

Frog N Friends (1)

FTL: Faster Than Light (1)

Furi (1)

G

Gato Robot (1)

Golden Eye (1)

Golden Sun (1)

Golf Story (1)

Grand Turismo 4 (1)

Great Greed (1)

Grim Fandango (1)

H

Hack, Slash, Loot (1)

Halo: Combat Evolved (2)

Halo 2 (1)

Heroes Rise (1)

HuniePop (1)

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (1)

I

Ihatovo Monogatari (1)

Into the Breach (1)

Island Dash (1)

I.Q.: Intelligent Qube (1)

K

Kentucky Route Zero (1)

Koudelka (1)

L

Layer Lady (1)

Legend of Zelda, The (1)

Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The (1)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The (1)

Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening, The (2)

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The (1)

Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, The (1)

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The (2)

Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The (2)

Limbo (1)

Little Golf Journey, A (1)

Live a Live (1)

Lurking Horror, The (1)

M

Mana Khemia (1)

Mario's Picross (1)

Masked Mage, The (1)

Mass Effect (2)

Mass Effect 2 (1)

Megami Tensei I-II (1)

Megami Tensei, Digital Devil Story (1)

Megami Tensei 2 (1)

Metal Gear Solid (3)

Metal Slader Glory (1)

Metroid (1)

Midnight Grub Session (2)

Minecraft (2)

Monster's Expedition, A (1)

Moomin's Tales (1)

Morino Monster (1)

Morrowind (1)

MS Paint (1)

N

Neverwinter Nights (1)

Ni No Kuni (1)

No More Heroes (1)

O

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (1)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1)

Ori and the Blind Forest (1)

Outlast (1)

Outlast: Whistleblower (1)

Out There: Ω The Alliance (1)

P

Pantsu Hunter (1)

Paper Mario (1)

Pathologic (1)

Persona (1)

Persona 3 (1)

Persona 5 (1)

Phantasy Star 2 (1)

Pikmin (1)

Pikmin 2 (1)

Pillars of Eternity (1)

Plague Tale: Innocence, A (1)

Planescape: Torment (1)

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (1)

Pokemon Blue (1)

Pokemon Emerald (3)

Pokemon Empyrean (1)

Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green (1)

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (1)

Pokemon Silver/Gold (3)

Pokemon Snap (2)

Pokemon Red/Blue (3)

Policenauts (1)

Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (1)

Putt-Putt Joins the Parade (1)

Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo (1)

R

Ratchet and Clank (1)

Red Dead: Undead Nightmare (1)

Red Pig (1)

Resident Evil Village (1)

Rogue Warrior (1)

Rope of Chalk, A (1)

Rusty Blade (1)

S

Santa Claus Saves the Earth (1)

Saturdays (1)

Shadow Hearts (1)

Shadow Hearts Covenant (1)

Shadow of the Colossus (1)

Shin Megami Tensei (1)

Shin Megami Tensei 2 (1)

Shin Megami Tensei 3 (1)

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (1)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (1)

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (1)

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (1)

Short Hika, A (1)

Shut In (1)

Silent Hill 2 (1)

Silent Hill 3 (1)

Skies of Arcadia (1)

SkiFree (1)

Skullz (1)

Snow Daze (1)

Sonic Adventure 2 (1)

Spider-Man (1)

Spiritual Warfare (1)

Spyro the Dragon (1)

SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (1)

Starcross (1)

Stardew Valley (1)

Star Fox 64 (1)

Star Wars Episode I: Adventures (1)

Star Wars: Republic Commando (1)

Static Speaks My Name, The (1)

Stories Untold (1)

Street Fighter (1)

Super Dodgeball Advance (1)

Superman: The New Adventures of Superman (1)

Super Mario RPG (2)

Super Mario 64 (1)

Super Smash Bros. Melee (1)

T

Tales of the Abyss (1)

Tales of Arise (1)

Team Fortress 2 (1)

Territory Idle (1)

Tharsis (1)

That Dragon, Cancer (1)

There Swings a Skull (1)

Thief: A Pokemon Text Adventure (1)

Toree 3D (1)

Touch My Katamari (1)

Trails in the Sky FC (1)

U

Ultimate Spiderman (1)

Unmetal (1)

Unsighted (1)

V

Vagrant Story (1)

Vampires Dawn (1)

Void Pyramid (1)

W

Walking Dead, The (1)

Wario Land (1)

Wendy Der Traum von Arizona (1)

West of Loathing (1)

Winter Wonderland (1)

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The (1)

Wizard Hunter 2348 (1)

Wumpus 2000 (1)

X

Xenogears (1)

Xenosaga Episode I (1)

Xenosaga Episode II (1)

Y

Year After, The (1)

Yoshi's Story (1)

Z

Zork (1)

0-9

007: Everything or Nothing (1)

007: The World is Not Enough (1)

Crisis Core

Majora’s Mask