The Best Dystopian Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Death Trash added at rank #14.
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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.

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

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Transient: Extended Edition (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

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.

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  • 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]

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

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Replica (2016)

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You are given a cellphone of an unknown owner. You must look for evidence of terrorism by hacking into the cellphone owner's account, under governmental coercion. Then inspecting the cellphone usage history and social media activity records.The insane experience of peeping into someone's private life through a cellphone will transform you into the state's greatest patriot.

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  • hacking
  • dystopian
  • interactive
  • pixel
  • paranoia
  • cursor-driven
  • detective
  • political
  • novel
  • horror
  • puzzle

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Occult Interrogation: The ritual of little nightmares (2021)

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A story of sinister magic, play and makes decisions in this evil adventure, a dark game with scary story where you will have to prove your innocence, or you will be condemned guilty in hell. You will find an esoteric and dystopian world where you will have to demonstrate your innocence. If you do not respond quickly or your memory fails you, you will be found guilty and you will be punished.

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  • dystopian
  • classic
  • online

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The Sundew (2021)

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You are Anna Isobe, a cyborg cop abandoned by progress and thrust into the midst of a global conspiracy. Experience classic point and click gameplay as you travel across the dark future, and make choices that will seal the fate of the world.

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  • point-and-click
  • cyberpunk
  • multiple-endings
  • pixel
  • choices
  • dystopian
  • historical
  • mystery
  • alternate
  • conspiracy
  • retro
  • sci-fi
  • third-person
  • adventure
  • story

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The Plane Effect (2021)

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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.

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

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The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (2019)

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In TAITOs latest arcade action masterpiece youll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future. Over a total of eight levels, youll take on the tyrant Banglar and his henchmen either alone or - for the first time in the history of the series - with a friend. Along with two completely new characters, the fully revised side-scrolling arcade brawler also offers fans a plethora of individual moves, new 16-bit pixel art graphics and animations, the revamped sound of TAITOs legendary house band ZUNTATA as well as an online ranking system so that you can compare your skills to fighters from all over the world.

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  • side-scrolling
  • brawler
  • two-player
  • dystopian
  • ninja
  • arcade
  • cooperative
  • beat-em-up
  • couch
  • robots
  • remake
  • slasher
  • boss
  • manner
  • bass

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Beholder (2016)

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"The way Beholder has you trying to balance the moral tight rope is quite smart and definitely makes for interesting playthroughs and decisions. You must BUG their apartments while they're away, SEARCH their belongings for whatever can threaten the authority of the State, and PROFILE them for your superiors.

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  • dystopian
  • multiple-endings
  • political
  • dark
  • building
  • humor
  • simulation
  • choices
  • atmospheric

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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.

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

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