The Best Character Games

Update : Square Off added at rank #5.
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Youropa (2018)

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PC Windows

Youropa is a mind-bending puzzle adventure set in a fragmented Paris. Walk on walls, defy gravity, and challenge your perception of the third dimension. Uncover new abilities, face ferocious enemies, and explore a beautifully designed urban environment. With its unique gameplay concept, Youropa promises a polished, fun, and challenging experience that will keep you hooked.


What we like:
  • Clever and gradually introduced puzzle design
  • Beautiful graphics and environments
  • High level of polish and charm
  • No forced story
  • Lots of content and levels
What could be improved:
  • Can be very difficult and frustrating
  • Some platforming sections require precise movements
  • Camera movement can be weird

  • puzzle
  • platform
  • character
  • metroidvania
  • abstract
  • editor
  • level
  • parkour
  • exploration
  • third-person
  • surreal
  • 3d
  • building
  • relaxing
  • driving

2

Traveler (2015)

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early access Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS

Building the game as Open World so you are able to go on in your speed - just to tell, only the ones who want to explore will find out the ultimative ending. Traveler contains 8 different themed worlds you are able to explore by your own.

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  • character
  • quick-time-event
  • shooter
  • story
  • episodic
  • loot
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • customization
  • action
  • first-person
  • pve
  • comedy
  • open-world
  • narrative

3

Goose Goose Duck (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Android IOS iPhone

Goose, goose, DUCK? A game of social deduction where you and your fellow geese must work together to complete your mission. Keep an eye out for those malicious Mallards and other birds, who have infiltrated your team and will do anything to stop you.


  • pvp
  • character
  • multiplayer
  • customization
  • conversation
  • deduction
  • cute
  • 2d
  • social
  • mmo
  • cartoony
  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • casual

4

QV (2020)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

In a universe, dimensions are connected to each other.In the center of the passages lies Dimensional Core, keeping the balance between dimensions.This balance began to collapse when the Core stopped working.Unless someone gives a helping hand, soon the universe will follow.The Gate doesn't let anyone into the Dimensional Core.But Quby, as the last descendant of Chosen Ones, can access the Gate.To restore the balance between dimensions, Quby opens a portal to the Gate.With Varon, the talking penguin, she must explore the long-forgotten ruins of her ancestors and find a way to reactivate the Core.Let the journey begin!


  • character
  • isometric
  • platform
  • puzzle
  • 3d
  • cute
  • relaxing
  • anime
  • customization
  • action-adventure
  • single-screen
  • funny
  • exploration
  • replay-value

5

Square Off (2023)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Square Off is a mayhem filled local party arena brawler where you must roll to move, move to aim, and aim to win by battling it out with up to 3 of your friends in short-chaos filled matches.


  • 2d
  • platform
  • character
  • cartoony
  • 4-player
  • arena
  • pvp
  • shoot-em-up
  • beat-em-up
  • bullet
  • customization
  • arcade
  • colourful
  • scroller
  • local

6

Petal Crash (2020)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Android

Crash blocks together into huge chain reactions in this frantic arcade action puzzler! Pick your favorite character and experience their tale in the Story Mode, solve tricky brain teasers and make your own in Puzzle Mode, shoot for high scores in Solo Play, or go head to head in Versus Mode!


  • 1990s
  • character
  • colourful
  • pixel
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • cartoony
  • comedy
  • city-states
  • logic
  • arcade
  • anime
  • twin
  • family-friendly
  • local

7

Creature Creator (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Create your own creatures to explore online worlds with friends and unlock new parts to upgrade your stats and abilities! Complete quests, fight to the death or just enjoy roleplaying — the social aspect makes it a truly unique multiplayer experience. What are you waiting for? Let's get creative!

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  • god-game
  • character
  • moddable
  • collector
  • creature
  • loot
  • development
  • procedural
  • sandbox
  • stylized
  • family-friendly
  • customization
  • open-world
  • editor
  • aliens

8

The Bloodline (2023)

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early access PC Windows

An open, freeform Adventure RPG that lets you play your way. Reforge bonds between kingdoms, explore the wilds, craft and plan adventures and wield mighty weapons or magic as you prepare for what is to come…

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  • soundtrack
  • swordplay
  • rpg
  • medieval
  • vampire
  • character
  • sandbox
  • first-person
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • third-person
  • war
  • customization
  • combat
  • fantasy

9

Ultra Age (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Slash your way through a futuristic Earth overrun with ruthless mutants and powerful robots as Age, a young soldier sent on a mission to prevent the destruction of humankind. Ultra Age is a high-speed character action title co-developed by Next Stage and Visual Dart with Unreal Engine 4.


  • hack-and-slash
  • spectacle
  • action
  • robots
  • post-apocalyptic
  • character
  • third-person
  • rogue-like
  • pve
  • rpg
  • sword-swinging
  • anime
  • violent
  • sci-fi
  • fight

10

Relicta (2020)

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

Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive …Play as a top physicist stranded on an eerie, derelict Moon base. Find your way around the enigmatic, terraformed craters by bending gravity and magnetism to your will in order to solve physical puzzles. Will you rush straight ahead and try to reach safety - or will you take your time to gather clues and unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness of the lunar craters lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life - or change the fate of humanity forever. Are you ready to face the ultimate consequences of your research?


  • mars
  • character
  • snow
  • narration
  • puzzle
  • science
  • logic
  • action-adventure
  • physics
  • first-person
  • sci-fi
  • 3d
  • exploration
  • story
  • colourful

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