The Best Gothic Games

Update : SKALD: Against the Black Priory added at rank #50.
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Wytchwood (2021)

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

In Wytchwood, you play as an aging witch and explore a magical countryside. Create your own enchantments, trick wicked characters, and solve puzzles in this crafting adventure game. The unique art style and fairy tale-inspired storybook world will capture your imagination.


What we like:
  • Wonderful art style and entertaining dialogue
  • Fun adventure crafting game with engaging questlines
  • Unique and unexpected gameplay as an elderly witch
  • Relaxing gameplay with charming design
  • Multiple maps with engaging challenges
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive and tedious fetch quests
  • Grinding materials becomes very frustrating and obfuscates the story
  • Limited combat and focus on crafting
  • Backtracking and running between areas can be tedious
  • Graphic depictions of animal death

  • crafting
  • gothic
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • fantasy
  • 2.5d
  • magic
  • adventure
  • stylized
  • dark
  • story
  • colourful
  • exploration

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Deathsmiles III (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Angels swooping across a disastrous sky! The shoot 'em up of gothic horrors is back


  • gothic
  • bullet-hell
  • shooter
  • arcade
  • shoot
  • anime
  • 2d
  • horror
  • boss
  • side-scrolling
  • shoot-em-up
  • demons
  • scroller
  • alternate
  • cooperative

3

The Last Faith (2023)

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

A dark, gothic fusion of metroidvania and soulslike. The Last Faith thrives on merciless and precise combat with a huge range of weapons, firearms, and custom executions at your disposal. Let nothing stand in your way.


  • gothic
  • souls
  • metroidvania
  • pixel
  • blood
  • dark
  • vampire
  • gore
  • violent
  • platform
  • fantasy

4

Elderand (2023)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Only the strong will conquer this gruesome action platformer with RPG elements. Dismember demonic creatures and terrifying bosses by wielding brutal weapons in intense skill-based combat. Slay or be slain as you collect glory and treasure in this nightmarish 2D world.


  • metroidvania
  • gothic
  • boss
  • lovecraftian
  • rpg
  • 2d
  • scroller
  • platform
  • gore
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • character
  • action
  • cult
  • hack-and-slash

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Hunt the Night (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Plunge into a retro-style action-adventure game that combines a fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy and lore. Play as Vesper, a virtuous member of 'The Stalkers,' and explore the vast world of Medhram, filled with ruins and horrors.


  • gothic
  • dark
  • souls
  • boss
  • fantasy
  • top-down
  • pixel
  • hack-and-slash
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • character
  • action
  • rpg
  • boss-fight
  • challenging

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Noch (2023)

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Android PC Windows

Go alone (or with a friend) to find the girl who destroyed the world. An ominous surreal first-person adventure full of dangerous monsters and secrets of the deceased world


  • gothic
  • hunting
  • off-road
  • investigation
  • post-apocalyptic
  • survival-horror
  • thriller
  • demons
  • dark
  • sandbox
  • atmospheric
  • 3d
  • survival
  • story
  • exploration

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Fury of Dracula (2020)

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IOS iPhone Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Dracula is ready to take over Europe and only four iconic vampire hunters can stop him, in this digital adaptation of the classic board game of deduction and gothic horror. Play locally with friends or with up to five players online. Will you be the hunter or the hunted?


  • vampire
  • board-game
  • gothic
  • card
  • battler
  • horror
  • grand-strategy
  • tabletop
  • supernatural
  • combat
  • hand-drawn
  • old-school
  • pvp
  • historical
  • atmospheric

8

Lost in Random (2021)

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

In the Kingdom of Random, the fate of all individuals is decided by a cursed black die when they reach the age of 12. Even's sister, Odd, is abducted by the wicked Queen of Random. As Even journeys across the six realms of Random to rescue her sister, she meets Dicey, a sentient die who has lost nearly all of its pips. In a world which is governed by game rules, Even will slowly understand the randomness of life with the help of Dicey.[1]


  • dice
  • card
  • gothic
  • action-adventure
  • burton
  • board-game
  • battle
  • combat
  • arena
  • robots
  • fairytale
  • narrative

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StafferCase: a psychic mystery adventure (2023)

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PC Windows

[Staffer Case] is a new kind of reasoning game that deals with documents related to murder and finds a contradiction between them. The stage was in the 1960s, when 10 percent of the city's population was in a virtual London with superpowers.

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  • cartoony
  • crowdfunded
  • detective
  • gothic
  • text
  • thriller
  • visual-novel
  • multiple-endings
  • crime
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • anime
  • drama
  • story
  • exploration

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My Lovely Wife (2022)

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PC Windows

My Lovely Wife delves into the depths of a man’s grief after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Explore the notions of one’s willingness to do anything for love and the importance of letting go in this mix of dating, management, and alchemy simulators.


  • collector
  • creature
  • gothic
  • horror
  • dating-sim
  • fiction
  • management
  • point-and-click
  • fantasy
  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • narration
  • psychological
  • multiple-endings
  • atmospheric

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