The Best Dark Games

Update : Galacticare added at rank #25.
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Brutal Orchestra (2021)

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Linux PC Windows

Brutal Orchestra is a Turn-Based Roguelike Strategy Game. You died, someone killed you. You are now in Purgatory and you will never escape. Make a deal with the "demon" Bosch and set off into this bastardous world finding ​all manner of demented friends and foes on your quest to get petty revenge.


  • dark
  • rogue-like
  • perma-death
  • turn-based
  • humor
  • 2.5d
  • psychedelic
  • cartoony
  • comedy
  • dungeon-crawler
  • pixel
  • colourful

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Please, Touch the Artwork 2 (2024)

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A handpainted cozy hidden object adventure. Explore a surreal world. Collect items for its quirky inhabitants. Fix damaged paintings and solve casual puzzles. Help a lost skeleton painter find his way home. This game is short but 100% FREE (no ads, no dlc's).


  • hidden-object
  • dark
  • surreal
  • zen-puzzle
  • point-and-click
  • casual
  • narrative-adventure
  • puzzle
  • humor
  • cats
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • friends-and-family
  • exploration

3

Pineapple on pizza (2023)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Can a video game convey a flavor?

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  • dark
  • short
  • cartoony
  • humor
  • walking-simulator
  • comedy
  • emotional
  • exploration
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • colourful

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Shadows of Forbidden Gods (2023)

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PC Windows

Take on the role of a Dark Elder God and lead your agents to bring about an apocalypse in a fantasy world. Work in the shadows, avoiding the heroes who will try to stop you, as you bring about plague and famine, ice age and volcanic destruction, madness and never ending night.

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  • outbreak
  • simulation
  • god-game
  • dark
  • grand-strategy
  • destruction
  • conspiracy
  • fantasy
  • political
  • strategy
  • dystopian
  • gothic
  • crime
  • top-down
  • turn-based

5

Lake Haven - Chrysalis (2023)

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PC Windows

Detective Zeke Reynold is called to investigate what he assumes will be another case he'll quickly forget, but what he finds will be sewn into the fabric of his existence forever.

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  • horror
  • third-person
  • old-school
  • dark
  • surreal
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • story
  • thriller
  • psychological
  • 1990s
  • action-adventure
  • single-player
  • mystery
  • controller-support

6

Reventure (2019)

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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

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Henchman Story (2021)

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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

8

Mr. Rainer's Solve-It Service (2022)

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PC Windows

When the last thread becomes entangled, their song will be heard.

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  • dark
  • philosophical
  • lovecraftian
  • humor
  • emotional
  • dystopian
  • surreal
  • multiple-endings
  • text
  • point-and-click
  • fiction
  • minimalist
  • choices
  • story
  • interactive

9

Evil God Korone (2021)

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Nintendo Switch j Playstation 4 PC Windows

An unexpected collaboration from Tsugunohi, the game where horror invades daily life, and VTuber Inugami Korone, from VTuber group hololive. Inugami Korone, who has been live streaming many horror game, has become an evil goddess and taken over Tsugunohi. Now, chop your finger and give it to her.

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  • horror
  • dark
  • cinematic
  • scroller
  • horror-comedy
  • action-adventure
  • story
  • thriller
  • adventure
  • realistic
  • walking-simulator

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Isolomus (2020)

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Linux Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Make your own way through the madness! I swear, they forced me to make this game! Help me! (distant mumbling and the sounds of struggle) ... Play time is about 10–20 minutes. I hope you will remember this experience for a long time. Two endings. The question is which of them is the worst. All the graphics and animations are handmade from plasticine.


  • dark
  • humor
  • short
  • horror
  • psychological
  • surreal
  • point-and-click
  • minimalist
  • story
  • 2d
  • casual
  • single-player

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