The Best Linear Games for Playstation 4

Update, : Blow & Fly added at rank #10.
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Lacuna (2021)

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

A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.


  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • cyberpunk
  • text
  • thriller
  • linear
  • detective
  • narration
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • crime
  • pixel

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Bee Simulator (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

See the world through the eyes of a bee! Explore a world inspired by Central Park where you can take part in bee races, collect pollen from rare flowers and defy dangerous wasps.Play with friends or family in three game modes, including co-op and PvP on split screen.The hive awakens as the sun's first rays warm the horizon. It's time to test your wings, receive orders from the Queen and begin your first mission. And that's just the start of your adventures. Humans want to cut down the tree that holds your hive, so your fate – and that of the whole swarm – rests on your tiny shoulders!

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  • flight
  • local
  • cooperative
  • cinematic
  • education
  • memes
  • family-friendly
  • linear
  • pvp
  • relaxing
  • narration
  • colourful
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • open-world

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Aborigenus (2018)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Aborigenus is a small adventure platformer with RPG-elements in a primal world. Hunt the aggressive fauna, learn new abilities and fight with the whole enemy army. Choose who you are - a shaman, a warrior or a hunter. Can you save the flying islands from the evil?


  • linear
  • magic
  • rpg-elements
  • minimalist
  • platform
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • stealth
  • fast-paced
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • family-friendly

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Is It Wrong to Try to Shoot 'em Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Enjoy a free shoot'em up side-scrolling mini-game with the characters from the anime and JRPG DanMachi, and fight through stages of bullet hell and bosses!


  • top-down
  • scroller
  • 2d
  • shoot-em-up
  • bullet-hell
  • linear
  • shooter
  • platform
  • anime
  • magic
  • attack
  • score
  • pixel
  • arcade

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Wind Peaks (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X

What Happens in Wind Peaks?Wind Peaks is a searching game, with distinct hand drawn cartoonish visuals, telling the story of a group of scouts that finds a map that guides them to a magical part of the forest.Game TypeHidden Object / PuzzleGame Features• 10 cartoonish hand made levels• Relaxing forest sounds• A relaxing wholesome experience• Fun and peaceful interactions• Cute casual gameplayGuess the storyIn Wind Peaks the story is told through the hidden objects and by the level set pieces. To progress with it, find every object to revel a cutscene.• No death / violence• No hyper-realism / last-gen graphics• No procedural worlds


  • relaxing
  • linear
  • nature
  • cartoony
  • hidden-object
  • point-and-click
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • casual
  • controller-support
  • sci-fi
  • adventured

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Faraday Protocol (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Faraday Protocol is a first-person, story-driven puzzle game that will award you with a solid sense of accomplishment when overcoming its challenges. You are Raug Zeekon, interstellar archeologist from planet Cunor. You have been sent by your company to investigate the source of a mysterious signal coming from an unexplored star system.


  • puzzle
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • linear
  • multiple-endings
  • logic
  • narration
  • mythology
  • 3d
  • futuristic
  • first-person
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • sci-fi

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Bunny Factory (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Help bunny to set up factory production by restoring all control blocks. Solve 3D puzzles alone or with friends.


  • cooperative
  • cartoony
  • linear
  • 3d
  • puzzle
  • character
  • casual
  • third-person
  • pve
  • sci-fi
  • cute
  • customization
  • robots
  • tactical
  • mech

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Key (2021)

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Spend hours having fun exploring this maze that gets bigger and bigger. In Key, with each level won, the maze gets bigger and harder. Dodge spikes and traps, push blocks of ice, find the key and open the door before time runs out.


  • dungeon-crawler
  • action-adventure
  • linear
  • hack-and-slash
  • exploration
  • top-down
  • 2d
  • cooperative
  • fight
  • dark
  • rpg
  • casual
  • disney
  • rhythm
  • pixel

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Outbreak Lost Hope (2020)

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A mother desperately struggles against the undead and searches for her lost daughter in this hardcore survival horror nightmare.


  • survival-horror
  • pve
  • metroidvania
  • lore
  • linear
  • horror
  • tps
  • action-adventure
  • rogue-like
  • post-apocalyptic
  • 3d
  • psychological
  • third-person
  • story
  • corpse

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Blow & Fly (2022)

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As a blowfish, traverse the world by rolling along the floor and propelling yourself through the air. Avoid the hazards and try to reach a vessel with water, which is vital for your survival.


  • platform
  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • linear
  • puzzle
  • physics
  • hand-drawn
  • funny
  • cute
  • colourful
  • stylized
  • family-friendly
  • controller-support

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