The Best Atmospheric Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : The Great Deer added at rank #36.
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Residuality (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Linux

Enter the spirit world to relive the past of the Moriarty family and ultimately discover your own truth.


  • horror
  • psychological
  • survival-horror
  • investigation
  • atmospheric
  • supernatural
  • narration
  • stealth
  • story
  • dark
  • realistic
  • controller-support
  • action-adventure
  • first-person
  • 3d

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Nature Matters (2020)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Set off on a puzzle-filled journey to save the planet and experience a compelling tale of friendship, sacrifice and redemption. The only solution is to find her caretaker - a little boy who has been caught up in a whirlwind of human weakness and convince him to take care of her again. Game features: - logic puzzles - atmospheric music - elegant graphics - stirring story

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  • graphic
  • relaxing
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle
  • challenging

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FAR: Changing Tides (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4

An atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home.

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  • 2.5d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • atmospheric
  • action-adventure
  • emotional
  • stylized
  • platform
  • hand-drawn
  • puzzle
  • vehicle
  • relaxing
  • underwater
  • adventure
  • linear

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retrace-memories-of-death (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

When a ghost tour goes horribly wrong, Freya and her friends find themselves in a strange and unforgiving alternate world, one that desires their death. Take the role of Freya as she seeks a way out and discovers the ability to rewind time, giving her a chance to test new paths and make different decisions in a bid for their survival. Explore an atmospheric realm of mystery that blends pixel art gameplay with hand-painted character portraits. Solve logic-based puzzles and overcome pulse-pounding action sequences, uncover secrets about the sinister parallel dimension and explore deep relationships with Freya’s companions. Will the terror of this experience bring the survivors closer together or tear them apart forever?

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  • pulse-pounding
  • logic
  • nemesis
  • atmospheric
  • mystery
  • survival
  • alternate
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • graphic
  • mature

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FAR: Lone Sails (2018)

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IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?- Master your vessel: Maintain and upgrade your vehicle to overcome numerous obstacles and natural hazards.- Discover a unique world: Explore a desolate dried-out seabed, follow the trails of your people and find relics and buildings, that tell the story of a civilization on the run.- Experience an atmospheric journey: Let the sky full of clouds pass by and heed the wind that drives your sails towards the horizon.

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  • post-apocalyptic
  • vehicle
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle
  • side-scrolling
  • platform
  • steampunk
  • 2.5d
  • short
  • exploration
  • story
  • survival
  • adventure
  • driving

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stela (2020)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric platformer about a young woman witnessing the final days of a mysterious ancient world.


  • dark
  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • puzzle
  • cinematic
  • 2.5d
  • action-adventure
  • surreal
  • horror
  • fantasy
  • stealth
  • mystery
  • gollum

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Driving World: Nordic Challenge (2021)

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Nintendo Switch

Complete a variety of missions & tasks, showing your pro driver skills! FEATURES: BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN ENVIRONMENT: Drive around an atmospheric island IMMENSELY VARIED VEHICLE COLLECTION: Each one is different & unique MULTIPLE TASKS TO ACCOMPLISH: Drive, complete maintenance jobs, fish! Get the full picture of the area using a great variety of vehicles that allow you to see everything the game has to offer from multiple different points of view.

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  • atmospheric
  • vehicle
  • driving
  • local
  • skill
  • classic
  • challenging
  • online

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Creepy Tale (2020)

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Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Find out the dark story that befell the once-calm and peaceful forest, turning it into a creepy place filled with evil. Perhaps it is you who will be able to solve all the secrets of forest and save the peaceful creatures?

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  • horror
  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • atmospheric
  • dark
  • 2d
  • adventure
  • platform
  • graphic
  • single-player
  • classic

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The First Tree (2017)

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A beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a young couple dealing with a tragedy in their own. Uncover artifacts from the young couple’s life as they too become intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.

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  • third-person
  • walking-simulator
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • short
  • exploration
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • mystery
  • nature
  • platform
  • narrative
  • narration

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Whiskey Mafia: Leo's Family (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

This game serves as a prequel to Whiskey Mafia: Frank's Story and tells a story of Leo’s criminal group who takes part in different illegal activities. A humble guy named Christopher, the son of a port worker, finds himself as the newest mafia member. You’ll get the feeling of what it is to be a gangster in the 1920s who was to do different criminal stuff: from carjacking to bootlegging.

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  • heist
  • visual-novel
  • walking-simulator
  • character
  • noir
  • crime
  • fiction
  • story
  • violent
  • action-adventure
  • atmospheric
  • pixel
  • cult
  • cartoony
  • interactive

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