Update, : A Memoir Blue added at rank #28.
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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.


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

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Eliza (2019)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux PC Windows

The player takes the role of Evelyn, a young woman who was initially successful in the high-tech industry of Seattle before burning out, and was mostly disconnected from life for about three years. Evelyn is required to stay on script produced by Eliza, but this creates difficult choices for her in how she talks to the clients and to others including old friends. After finishing the game, the player can go back to previous chapters and make different decisions to see how this affects the various endings.


  • visual-novel
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • high-technology
  • thought-provoking
  • beautiful
  • dystopian

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Voyage (2021)

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To find their way home, two survivors journey to unravel the mysteries of the past.


  • cinematic
  • short
  • walking-simulator
  • cooperative
  • hand-drawn
  • emotional
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • scroller
  • sci-fi
  • 2d
  • relaxing
  • zombies
  • couch
  • adventure

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The Signifier (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Mac OS

This story-driven adventure follows a mystery of death and despair from reality into the surreal realms of objective memories and subjective experiences. Search the mind, solve puzzles, and unravel the dark truth in this psychological thriller.


  • surreal
  • psychological
  • investigation
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • tech-noir
  • horror
  • dark
  • first-person
  • walking-simulator
  • choices
  • psychology
  • exploration

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Forgotton Anne (2018)

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

You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world. - Discover a beautifully realised world of wonder filled with Forgotlings - charming everyday objects brought to life, bursting with personality.


  • platform
  • hand-drawn
  • emotional
  • cinematic
  • soundtrack
  • anime
  • steampunk
  • 2d
  • story
  • choices
  • orchestral
  • atmospheric
  • cartoony
  • stylized
  • puzzle

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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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Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (2019)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One

Lost and alone after a terrible landslide, Yandi must find his way home in this old-school point and click adventure set deep in the Sumatran jungle! Will he make it out alive?


  • investigation
  • point-and-click
  • emotional
  • thriller
  • nature
  • drama
  • psychological
  • story
  • old-school
  • pixel
  • mystery
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle

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Spiritfarer (2020)

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Linux Mac OS Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Spiritfarer® is a cozy management game about dying. As ferrymaster to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and release them into the afterlife. The Spiritfarer Farewell Edition includes the heartwarming base game and three major content updates.


  • emotional
  • cooperative
  • management
  • building
  • hand-drawn
  • fishing
  • relaxing
  • crafting
  • simulation
  • cozy
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • platform
  • exploration
  • local

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Never Again (2019)

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Never Again - Horror/first-person Quest. The main essence of the game is research locations and puzzles, plunging in the dramatic story of a little girl suffering from asthma.


  • horror
  • drama
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • walking-simulator
  • dark
  • first-person
  • mystery
  • historical
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • music

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Sea of Solitude (2019)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

The player controls a young woman named Kay who suffers from such strong loneliness that her inner feelings of hopelessness, anger and worthlessness turn to the outside and she becomes a monster. The emotions of her manifest into giant monsters standing in her way, trying to help but also destroy her. Kay needs to interact with and understand their underlying intentions in order to overcome the negative effects of those emotions.

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  • emotional
  • dark
  • beautiful
  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • stylized

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