The Best Emotional Games for PC Windows

Update, : Freud\'s Bones-the game added at rank #33.
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My Child Lebensborn (2018)

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early access Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

《My Child Lebensborn》is a story driven nurture game based on real events. Play as the adoptive parent of Karin or Klaus, and experience the struggles they go through along them. Balance your time and resources wisely, while helping your child cope with effects of hatred.

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  • emotional
  • choices
  • life
  • simulation
  • time-management
  • hand-drawn
  • historical
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • war
  • crafting
  • narration
  • management
  • resource-management
  • single-player

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Gibbon: Beyond the Trees (2022)

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IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Master the gibbon’s art of movement with a unique moveset that lets you swing, slide and somersault through a lush jungle canopy, and experience a free-flowing story of family and survival as you search for a home that may be lost forever.

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  • nature
  • emotional
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • platform
  • story
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • atmospheric
  • action-adventure
  • narration
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • endless
  • cute

3

Hindsight (2022)

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Android Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight.

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  • narration
  • narrative
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • exploration
  • hidden-object
  • interactive
  • stylized
  • drama
  • fiction
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • puzzle

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CURSES (2022)

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PC Windows Android vita Playstation 4

A short visual novel, CURSES is a game about a girl with troubles and dark feelings. Help her cope with them with the aid of a cynical cat and sprinkle of magic.

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  • emotional
  • brawler
  • choices
  • magic
  • lgbtq
  • cats
  • conversation
  • wave
  • 1990s
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • comedy
  • boss
  • beat-em-up
  • story

5

Outcore (2022)

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PC Windows

All you wanted was a nice game. But now you find yourself opening Windows apps like Paint & Notepad to solve puzzles, and searching for files on your computers that you didn't put there... Who is she? Why did she appear on your desktop? Let's dive into her memories and find out.

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  • emotional
  • comedy
  • choices
  • dating-sim
  • story
  • pixel
  • colourful
  • funny
  • cute
  • atmospheric
  • visual-novel
  • psychological
  • rpg
  • action-adventure
  • single-player

6

Know by heart (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Childhood friends reunite after spending a long time apart, revisiting old memories and rekindling their friendship. However, something beyond their control will ruin this reunion.

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  • emotional
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • story
  • romance
  • retro
  • multiple-endings
  • visual-novel
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • 3d

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Opus: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS

Echo of Starsong is a visual novel style adventure game. Eda, a girl who can hear mysterious sound waves known as starsong, crosses paths with a young man in search of their source. Together, they venture out to the heart of space to unravel an ancient myth.


  • visual-novel
  • emotional
  • japanese
  • walking-simulator
  • soundtrack
  • resource-management
  • driven
  • fiction
  • space
  • 2.5d
  • adventure
  • story
  • exploration
  • interactive
  • anime

8

Before I Forget (2020)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore the present to uncover the past, in a short story of love and loss and a life well-lived.A narrative exploration that examines a world where memories are constantly fading and jumbled. A game about dementia and what happens when you can't hold onto the things you've done or the people you've loved.


  • walking-simulator
  • short
  • exploration
  • emotional
  • beautiful
  • mystery
  • narrative
  • atmospheric
  • first-person
  • thought-provoking
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • piano
  • colour
  • dream

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No Longer Home (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

"No Longer Home" is a semi-auto-biographical point and click game, about two recent graduates preparing to move out of their flat.


  • lgbtq
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • point-and-click
  • semi-autobiographic
  • philosophical
  • conversation
  • minimalist
  • narrative
  • stylized
  • surreal
  • atmospheric
  • interactive
  • visual-novel
  • relaxing

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Coffee Talk (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS

Coffee Talk is a visual novel developed by Indonesian indie studio Toge Productions, and released on 29 January 2020 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch a day later on 30 January 2020.[1] The game follows a barista working in a coffee shop in a fantasy version of Seattle as they listen to the concerns of the coffee shop's various patrons and prepare drinks. The game features an aesthetic inspired by 90s anime, pixel art, and the lo-fi chillhop genre of music.[2]


  • conversation
  • visual-novel
  • foreign
  • lgbtq
  • pixel
  • philosophical
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • anime
  • fantasy
  • relaxing
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • experimental
  • atmospheric

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