Update, : The Last Worker added at rank #48.
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Papers, Please (2013)

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Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled. For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.


  • dystopian
  • political
  • document
  • endless
  • non-photographic
  • simulation
  • multiple-endings
  • war
  • thriller
  • pixel
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • thought-provoking

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Mind Scanners (2021)

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Mind Scanners is a retro-futuristic psychiatry simulation in which you diagnose the citizens of a dystopian metropolis. Locate a host of other-worldly characters and use arcade-style treatment devices to help them. Manage your time and resources to keep The Structure in balance. Remember, you take full responsibility for your patients.


  • political
  • dystopian
  • multiple-endings
  • time-management
  • management
  • simulation
  • cyberpunk
  • futuristic
  • psychological
  • choices
  • minimalist
  • atmospheric
  • point-and-click
  • pixel
  • retro

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Backbone (2021)

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Unfold the mysteries of a dystopic animal society inhabiting retrofuturistic Vancouver in a noir stealth adventure coming in 2019. Backbone is a pixel art cinematic adventure with stealth and action elements. As a private investigator Howard Lotor you are set to solve detective cases, interrogate witnesses, explore the intriguing retrofuturistic Vancouver, and sneak your way to safety using smell-based stealth mechanics. Backbone collides the visual and social contrasts of film noir with anthropomorphic animals and dystopian fiction. Crawl through the dark alleys of pixelated Vancouver, and experience the impactful storyline focused on themes of power and prejudice.


  • detective
  • dystopian
  • pixel
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • visual-novel
  • stealth
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • conspiracy

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Silicon Dreams (2021)

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It’s 2065, and you are an interrogator-model android tasked with rooting out deviants among your own kind. You must probe for lies, monitor and exploit emotional spikes, earn the trust of your subjects, and make the final call: release, or destroy?

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  • conversation
  • investigation
  • multiple-endings
  • dystopian
  • cyberpunk
  • choices
  • emotional
  • futuristic
  • sci-fi
  • detective
  • experimental
  • text
  • political
  • story
  • visual-novel

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Transient: Extended Edition (2021)

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70
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In the distant, post-apocalyptic future, what is left of mankind lives in an enclosed citadel created to survive the harsh outside environment. From the forgotten wastes of Kor Shehr to the mean streets of Providence, Transient is filled to the brim with unforgettable locations to traverse. Use your advanced perception heightening implant, PHI, to investigate your surroundings, scan for clues, and hack your way past barriers preventing you from uncovering the truth.


  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • horror
  • walking-simulator
  • lovecraftian
  • mystery
  • conversation
  • post-apocalyptic
  • sci-fi
  • thriller
  • detective
  • puzzle

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Beyond a Steel Sky (2020)

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Set ten years after the events of the first game, the protagonist Robert Foster returns to Union City. Revolution Studios CEO Charles Cecil has said that the game examines how an AI would interpret a prime directive to make people happy.[2]


  • point-and-click
  • cyberpunk
  • adventure
  • dystopian
  • puzzle
  • sci-fi
  • classic
  • narrative
  • futuristic
  • graphic
  • third-person
  • thriller
  • novel
  • cult
  • inventory

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The Plane Effect (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Players take on the role of Solo, a lonely office worker who's trying to get home to his family after his last day of work. Somewhat worryingly, it seems Solo experiences some trouble remembering his family, and also has to contend with the shifting balance of space and time.


  • dystopian
  • 3d
  • isometric
  • walking-simulator
  • stylized
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • non-sense
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • point-and-click
  • horror-mystery
  • futuristic
  • adventure

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Death Trash (2021)

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early access PC Windows Playstation 4 Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Death Trash features a post-apocalyptic world where cosmic horrors long for humanity but meet punks with shotguns. It combines old-school role-playing, modern action gameplay and player freedom. Create your own character and explore a handcrafted world.


  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • old-school
  • top-down
  • pve
  • character
  • shooter
  • classic
  • miniboss
  • action
  • futuristic

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The Plane Effect Prologue (2021)

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Play the first 30 minutes of a dystopian isometric adventure, following a lonely office worker as he attempts to return home in the face of impossible odds. Experience a remarkable journey expertly brought to life with gorgeous visuals, crafted and tailored by VFX experts.


  • dystopian
  • 3d
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • free-to-play

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Mr. Prepper (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 maybe-Xbox One

Mr. Prepper is about being prepared. You know something is wrong. The risk of a nuclear war is in the air and you need to get ready for what's coming.


  • crafting
  • underground
  • resource-management
  • simulation
  • america
  • survival
  • cold
  • life
  • 2.5d
  • base-building
  • 1990s
  • time-management
  • dystopian
  • war
  • farming

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