The Best Fiction Games for Mac OS

Update : Abyssal Reflections added at rank #37.
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Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (2021)

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90
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IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Android

Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor’s gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.


  • fiction
  • 360
  • relaxing
  • interactive
  • cinematic
  • puzzle
  • anime
  • clicker
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • hand-drawn
  • hidden-object
  • narrative
  • drama

2

Immortality (2022)

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86
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Delve into the enigmatic world of IMMORTALITY, where you piece together Marissa Marcel's vanished career through lost film footage. Discover the secrets behind her unreleased movies and uncover a narrative woven with Hollywood's allure and darkness. Your curiosity unlocks a story buried in time, promising a thrilling journey through cinema history.


What we like:
  • Innovative narrative structure that immerses you in detective work
  • Stellar acting enhances the story's authenticity
  • Unique match cut mechanic offers a novel way to navigate the plot
  • Impressive production quality recreates distinct filmmaking eras
  • Rich historical setting amplifies the narrative depth
What could be improved:
  • Free-form structure may confuse new players
  • Vast amount of footage can overwhelm

  • fmv
  • interactive
  • noir
  • lgbtq
  • hidden-object
  • choices
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • film
  • horror
  • fiction
  • story
  • drama

3

Frequency (2023)

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86
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early access ps2 Linux Mac OS PC Windows Android

Drive the world and make it dance as you piece together the geometric puzzles and build musical tracks that are intertwined.


  • multiple-endings
  • music
  • space
  • choices
  • instrument
  • walking-simulator
  • fiction
  • mystery
  • online-capable
  • pixel
  • cyberpunk
  • humor
  • rhythm
  • interactive
  • minimalist

4

Echoes (2023)

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92
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wii PC Windows Mac OS gamecube

Fears are not always just rustles in the dark. And death is not always a bad ending.


  • rogue-like
  • traditional
  • visual-novel
  • 2d
  • fiction
  • psychedelic
  • interactive
  • bullet-hell
  • rpg
  • space
  • hand-drawn
  • casual
  • dungeon
  • atmospheric

5

Mothmen 1966 (2022)

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73
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PC Windows Xbox Series X Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

Mothmen 1966 is the first in a new series of interactive adventures: Pixel Pulps. Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps are a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. The first volume comprises three games: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.

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  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • horror
  • choices
  • interactive
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • conspiracy
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • story

6

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

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Mac OS Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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
  • soundtrack
  • japanese
  • fiction
  • 2.5d
  • anime
  • space
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive
  • story
  • jrpg
  • exploration
  • 2d
  • atmospheric

7

Bahnsen Knights (2023)

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75
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1986, Tornado Alley, USA… Go undercover as Boulder, an agent infiltrating the notorious religious cult known as the Bahnsen Knights. Face off against occultists, biblical storms, and an enigmatic car salesman turned preacher as you investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent and close friend.


  • choices
  • fiction
  • visual-novel
  • 1980s
  • interactive
  • thriller
  • conversation
  • narrative
  • story
  • pixel
  • investigation
  • detective
  • mystery
  • america
  • cult

8

A Perfect Day (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Revisit the final moments of 1999 for an eternity. Come face to face with your dreams and regrets. Explore a deep and interwoven narrative, solve perplexing riddles, and even play a few nostalgic minigames. Immerse yourself in happiness and sorrow with friends of ages past in your Perfect Day.

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  • fiction
  • nostalgia
  • travel
  • visual-novel
  • narration
  • story
  • investigation
  • interactive
  • emotional
  • time
  • multiple-endings
  • 1990s
  • narrative
  • choices
  • time-management

9

Sumire (2021)

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85
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PC Windows Android Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

In Sumire, you'll embark on a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village, meeting charming creatures and making choices that shape your reality. Experience a beautiful and touching story with multiple outcomes, and learn valuable life lessons in this enchanting indie narrative adventure game.

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What we like:
  • Beautiful and touching story
  • Multiple possible outcomes
  • Gorgeous art style
  • Character growth
  • Valuable life lessons
What could be improved:
  • Some symbolic figures not explored
  • Grinding for achievements

  • narrative
  • choices
  • adventure
  • visual-novel
  • card
  • fiction
  • anime
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • collectathon
  • cute
  • interactive
  • well-paced

10

Lifeline: Beside You in Time (2022)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS

Lifeline is a text-based adventure mobile game where you guide the main character through a texting conversation to survive an unknown moon after their spaceship crashes. The engaging storyline and real-time mechanics make it a great game for those who enjoy a challenging text-based adventure.

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What we like:
  • Entertaining and engaging story with a likable protagonist
  • Pacing adds scope and suspense to the narrative
  • Real-time notification mechanic adds to immersion
  • Unique storytelling approach
  • Forgiving gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Waiting between interactions may be an annoyance for some players
  • Lack of text speed option
  • Invariably binary decision prompts limit player choice

  • fiction
  • text
  • adventure
  • interactive
  • sci-fi
  • waiting
  • real-time
  • choices
  • survival
  • narrative
  • dos
  • well-written
  • story

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