The Best Atmospheric Games for PC Windows

Update, : june added at rank #20.
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Papetura (2021)

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Mac OS PC Windows

Papetura is a short atmospheric adventure game, with unique world handmade entirely out of paper, and beautiful fragile music. It tells the story of two little creatures whose house is in danger of being burned down.


  • psychedelic
  • stylized
  • point-and-click
  • hand-drawn
  • atmospheric
  • surreal
  • family-friendly
  • relaxing
  • beautiful
  • cute
  • 2d
  • story
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • fantasy

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Fatum Betula (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Placed in a world without change, you must create fate by watering an ancient plant. Determine a future and live with it.

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  • ghibli
  • atmospheric
  • abstract
  • exploration
  • casual
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • retro
  • instrument

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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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Machinika Museum (2021)

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Android PC Windows IOS iPhone

Come discover beautiful mysterious machines of extra-terrestrial origins and use your logic and sense of observation to fix them; and uncover a galaxy-spanning story. Machinika Museum is a puzzle game for people who like to have their brain teased and love a nice story to go along.


  • investigation
  • science
  • hidden-object
  • logic
  • point-and-click
  • short
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • narration
  • sci-fi
  • atmospheric
  • futuristic
  • aliens
  • 3d
  • first-person

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Cube Escape: Paradox (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS web browser

When the infamous detective Dale Vandermeer wakes up in an ominous room without any recollection of his past, he soon finds himself part of a bizarre game orchestrated by an old foe. - The absorbing gameplay, atmosphere and wealth of puzzles fans would expect from the tenth Cube Escape game.

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  • detective
  • crossover
  • puzzle
  • multiple-endings
  • atmospheric
  • point-and-click
  • horror
  • challenging
  • psychological
  • mystery

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FRACTER (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows

"Set in a mysterious labyrinth of glowing black architecture, FRACTER follows a veiled young hero who has set out on a perilous quest to dispel the darkness within. Players must explore this realm of shadows, discover secrets hidden in the dark and outsmart ominous creatures while solving each meticulously designed puzzle using their only force against darkness: light. FRACTER features dramatic landscapes in shades of gray, an eerie ambient soundtrack and a poetic, self-reflective narrative that leads players on an emotional journey to restore light to a darkened world."

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  • gorgeous-looking
  • atmospheric
  • heart-pounding
  • puzzle
  • play
  • must-play
  • self-reflective
  • adventure

7

Tiny Echo (2017)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore this lovingly crafted world with all its odd inhabitants as you deliver messages to the spirits. Make your mark in the wordless narrative - with a Tiny Echo.


  • tiny
  • point-and-click
  • atmospheric
  • cute
  • adventure
  • casual
  • art
  • slow-paced
  • hand-drawn
  • narrative
  • abstract
  • relaxing
  • surreal
  • comedy
  • puzzle

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The Magnificent Trufflepigs (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, romantic, metal-detecting game. It combines laid-back detecting and exploration with a strong narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside. It’s a game about trying to find something.

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  • short
  • walking-simulator
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • yorkshire
  • mystery
  • first-person
  • fiction
  • single-player
  • adventure
  • horses

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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.

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

10

Know by heart (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Childhood friends reunite after spending a long time apart, revisiting old memories and rekindling their friendship. However, something beyond their control will ruin this reunion.

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  • emotional
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • story
  • romance
  • retro
  • multiple-endings
  • visual-novel
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • 3d

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