The Best Fiction Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Outbreak The Fedora Files: What Lydia Knows added at rank #28.
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Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (2021)

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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.

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

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Goetia 2 (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Explore a dark & unknown Venice in this point-and-click adventure. Your goal? Find a way to reunite your soul & body. Gather information & solve puzzles in your spectral form to make your way into this world despite the shenanigans of a troublesome demon!


  • fiction
  • investigation
  • choices
  • point-and-click
  • magic
  • demons
  • interactive
  • psychological
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • realistic
  • dark
  • horror

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

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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

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Mothmen 1966 (2022)

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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.


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

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Bahnsen Knights (2023)

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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

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Sumire (2021)

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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

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Fall of Porcupine (2023)

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

Fall of Porcupine is a unique story adventure. The collision of work and daily life – an exciting reflection of an unhealthy healthcare-system. Experience the exciting story of Finley and his friends in a lovingly illustrated world – and uncover the darkest secrets of Porcupine and its residents.


  • emotional
  • conversation
  • fiction
  • story
  • 2d
  • story-adventure
  • narration
  • drama
  • cute
  • choices
  • linear
  • hand-drawn
  • interactive
  • atmospheric
  • stylized

8

Welcome to Elk (2020)

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Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell. From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less traveled.

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  • narrative
  • hand-drawn
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • documentary
  • local
  • story
  • drama
  • violent
  • pretend
  • golf
  • villain
  • colourful
  • trading
  • exploration

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What Comes After (2020)

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What Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure and a short heartwarming story about learning how to love yourself. Help Vivi in her journey on the train to the afterlife and back. From the creator of Coffee Talk, in collaboration with Rolling Glory Jam, the creator of Rage in Peace.

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  • fiction
  • interactive
  • conversation
  • narrative
  • story
  • cartoony
  • emotional
  • light-hearted
  • multiple-endings
  • philosophical
  • adventure
  • narration
  • visual-novel
  • side-scrolling
  • grand

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Goodbye World (2022)

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

"GOODBYE WORLD" is a narrative adventure game. Play through 12 stages of a puzzle platformer while following the two protagonists through 13 chapters of their story.

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  • platform
  • visual-novel
  • linear
  • text
  • cinematic
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • puzzle
  • interactive
  • adventure

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