The Best Dark Games - Page 2

Update : Galacticare added at rank #14.
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GRIME (2021)

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PC Windows stadia Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Dive into the twisted world of GRIME, a challenging yet rewarding action-adventure RPG. Absorb your enemies, use their traits against them, and explore surreal environments. Face the unknown, unlock new abilities, and indulge in death-defying combat. Are you ready to conquer this world of anatomical horror and intrigue?


What we like:
  • Compelling and twisted world
  • Satisfying and responsive combat
  • Engaging exploration and movement
  • Unique parry and absorption mechanics
  • Generous progression system
What could be improved:
  • Lacks a strong narrative
  • Map functionality could be improved
  • Occasional sound glitches during boss battles

  • souls
  • surreal
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • dark
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • 2.5d
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • scroller
  • cinematic
  • action

12

Little Misfortune (2019)

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92
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux Android IOS iPhone

Led by her new friend, Mr. Voice, Misfortune ventures into the woods, where mysteries are unraveled and a little bad luck unfolds.


  • dark
  • horror
  • psychological
  • interactive
  • cult
  • cute
  • point-and-click
  • choices
  • humor
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • story
  • horrors
  • adventure
  • eight-year-old

13

Hunt the Night (2023)

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81
Review score
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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Plunge into a retro-style action-adventure game that combines a fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy and lore. Play as Vesper, a virtuous member of 'The Stalkers,' and explore the vast world of Medhram, filled with ruins and horrors.


  • gothic
  • dark
  • souls
  • boss
  • fantasy
  • top-down
  • pixel
  • hack-and-slash
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • character
  • action
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • challenging

14

Galacticare (2024)

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85
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Build, manage and optimise intergalactic hospitals! Recruit staff to satisfy the whims of various alien species, and cure their bizarre illnesses - for money! Save the (literal) Galaxy in story mode, or head into sandbox to design the hospital of your dreams.


  • medical
  • humor
  • management
  • god-game
  • base-building
  • building
  • economy
  • dark
  • simulation
  • city-building
  • funny
  • cartoony
  • sci-fi
  • narration
  • space

15

Reventure (2019)

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97
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IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The one and only non-linear adventure with 100 different endings. Don't just wishlist me. I'm not that expensive... also, look at those reviews!


  • comedy
  • dark
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • humor
  • pixel
  • resource
  • farming
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • nonlinear
  • adventure
  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • exploration

16

Henchman Story (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Playstation 4

Being a bumbling supervillain's henchman is a thankless job. The spandex chafes, there's tons of late nights, and your boss rarely remembers your name. But in this narrative adventure you'll soon discover that - sometimes - even the choices of the lowliest henchman can change everything.


  • dark
  • comedy
  • choices
  • comic
  • humor
  • conversation
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • multiple-endings
  • book
  • replay-value
  • interactive
  • funny
  • story
  • 2d

17

Blacktail (2022)

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80
Review score
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Xbox Series X Android PC Windows Playstation 5

Experience the mystical and intense archery combat in BLACKTAIL, a dark and magical fairy tale world. Play as Yaga, a witch accused of witchcraft, who hunts down foul spirits to unravel your own mystery while deciding the fate of the land. With BLACKTAIL's Morality system, your decisions affect your skills. Discover hidden treasures, collect lost recipes, and brew elixirs to shape your playstyle. Are you ready to become the guardian of the woods or the terror nightmares are made of?


What we like:
  • Beautiful environment
  • Interesting story
  • Unique characters
  • Great voice acting
  • Seamless integration of morality system
What could be improved:
  • Slow controls
  • Tedious combat
  • Technical issues
  • Poor explanation of mechanics

  • archery
  • mythology
  • first-person
  • crafting
  • dark
  • story
  • exploration
  • survival
  • open-world
  • action-adventure
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • humor
  • fantasy

18

NeverAwake (2022)

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82
Review score
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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X

Never Awake is a twin-stick shooter that puts you in the shoes of a girl, Rem, as she goes ham on all the things she dislikes from her childhood. Fight through over 80 levels and battle various bosses to prove that you're un-beet-able! Plus, collect souls and purchase accessories and weapons with unique traits to suit your playstyle.


What we like:
  • Intuitive controls with smooth combat
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Great soundtrack
  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics and stunning animations
  • Auto-aim feature for those who need it
  • Rewarding challenge
What could be improved:
  • Story takes a backseat to the fun gameplay at times

  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dark
  • hand-drawn
  • shoot-em-up
  • abstract
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • boss-fight
  • humor
  • boss

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The Thaumaturge (2024)

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PC Windows

The Thaumaturge is a story-driven RPG with morally ambiguous choices, taking place in the culturally diverse world of early 20th century Warsaw. In this world, salutors exist: esoteric beings that only thaumaturges can truly perceive and use for their needs.


  • dark
  • isometric
  • story
  • rpg
  • lore
  • magic
  • combat
  • turn-based
  • choices
  • fantasy
  • psychological
  • detective
  • mystery
  • collector
  • creature

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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (2021)

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90
Review score
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PC Windows Playstation 5 stadia Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.


  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • detective
  • funny
  • pixel
  • text
  • investigation
  • humor
  • mystery
  • supernatural
  • fiction
  • story
  • visual-novel
  • atmospheric

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