The Best Linear Games

Update : BULLET added at rank #30.
1

HOOK 2 (2022)

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Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone PC Windows

Get Hook’d on unhooking the hooks again.

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  • linear
  • relaxing
  • 3d
  • puzzle
  • minimalist
  • casual
  • logic
  • abstract
  • family-friendly

2

Nocturnal (2023)

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

After years of traveling, Ardeshir finds his native island covered in a mysterious fog. Carve your way with fire and steel to find out what happened to your people in this action-platformer game. You’re the only one who can discover the secrets that lie beyond the Mist.


  • platform
  • scroller
  • soundtrack
  • 2d
  • linear
  • narration
  • action-adventure
  • mystery
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • puzzle
  • demons
  • exploration
  • combat
  • eroge

3

Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary (2022)

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

Entirely rebuilt from the ground up, Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary is the ultimate celebration of the decade-old original, bringing refined visuals, completely redesigned and revised gameplay sections, and a whole new chapter to the award-winning, brain-twisting first-person puzzler.

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  • nonlinear
  • soundtrack
  • collectathon
  • puzzle
  • linear
  • logic
  • minimalist
  • narrative
  • 3d
  • action-adventure
  • first-person
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • controller-support
  • physics

4

Escape First Alchemist (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One

First-person escape game, playable solo or co-op with up to 4 people. Solve riddles of a reclusive alchemist that trapped you in his workshop. Brew potions and overcome challenges as he laughs at your failures and makes light of your successes...But what if things are not what they seem?


  • magic
  • cooperative
  • logic
  • linear
  • medieval
  • mystery
  • crafting
  • fantasy
  • 3d
  • puzzle
  • atmospheric
  • realistic
  • exploration
  • first-person
  • online

5

Smile For Me (2019)

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

A heartbroken clown, wayward souls, and juicy mechanical lips. As “The Big Event" draws near, help the troubled residents of the Habitat and de-mask the mysterious Doctor Habit... before it's too late.


  • horror
  • lgbtq
  • fmv
  • point-and-click
  • conversation
  • surreal
  • psychological
  • linear
  • hand-drawn
  • multiple-endings
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • 3d
  • first-person
  • comedy

6

Long (2023)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows

Will you be able to get out of this long corridor? A long road with death on the prowl will stand between you and the exit. There is no other way, you are already inside.


  • horror-adventure
  • 3d
  • linear
  • adventure
  • corridor
  • first-person
  • puzzle
  • running
  • single-player

7

Cube Escape (2023)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

A horror game inspired by the liminal space aesthetic. Explore a huge unknown facility deep underground and solve puzzles while trying to figure out who you are, and why you are here.


  • underground
  • horror
  • editor
  • dystopian
  • level
  • sokoban
  • linear
  • psychological
  • puzzle
  • 3d
  • solitaire
  • single-player
  • exploration
  • stealth
  • first-person

8

SkyIsland (2023)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone

"SkyIsland" is made by a group of students in a college, quarter-view action-adventure game. Enjoy the wonderful world and beautiful environments as you help the protagonist, Pino, fix his broken plane and defeat monsters to return home safely.

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  • linear
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • lore
  • nature
  • third-person
  • single-player
  • 3d
  • top-down
  • combat
  • adventure
  • action
  • fantasy
  • atmospheric

9

Avani (2022)

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PC Windows Android

Join Avani in this action-adventure game where you will explore this corrupted land, fight the evil that hides within and cleanse it from the spirit before it destroys the world.


  • action-adventure
  • linear
  • isometric
  • 2d
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • family-friendly
  • colourful
  • short
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • action

10

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.


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

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