The Best Lore Games

Update : Guilty Gear -Strive- Blazing Edition added at rank #24.
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Six Ages 2: Lights Going Out (2023)

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Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

Survive an apocalyptic world in Six Ages 2: Lights Going Out, where every decision you make shapes your clan's fate. Engage with gods, manage resources, and navigate a rich lore-filled saga. With stunning hand-drawn artwork and immersive storytelling, this game offers a unique blend of strategy and narrative gameplay.


What we like:
  • Engrossing lore
  • Unique resource management gameplay
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork
  • Immersive survival element
  • Excellent storytelling
What could be improved:
  • Limited access to rituals
  • Consequences of actions not always clear
  • Repetitive tasks

  • turn-based
  • choices
  • lore
  • survival
  • survival-storybook
  • strategy
  • system-driven
  • procedural
  • grand-strategy
  • socio-economy
  • stand-alone
  • narrative
  • old-school
  • simulation
  • combining

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Harold Halibut (2024)

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

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean. Join Harold as he explores a vibrant retro-future world in his quest to find the true meaning of ‘home’.


  • narrative
  • walking-simulator
  • cinematic
  • interactive
  • lore
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • well-written
  • platform
  • mystery
  • third-person
  • city-sized
  • retro-future

3

In Stars And Time (2023)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 l Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Live with the ever-present burden of being trapped in a time loop only you can know about in this turn-based RPG. Create a better future for you and your friends. Find hope where there is none left. Pray to the stars and free yourself from time.


  • time-looping
  • rpg
  • lgbtq
  • party
  • lore
  • turn-based
  • emotional
  • stylized
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • choices

4

Limbus Company (2023)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

As the Executive Manager of Limbus Company, lead your group of twelve Sinners, venture into the buried facilities of Lobotomy Corporation, and lay claim on the Golden Boughs.


  • turn-based
  • lore
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • dystopian
  • pve
  • visual-novel
  • story
  • grid
  • combat
  • tactical
  • team
  • anime

5

Lunar Axe (2022)

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Linux Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

After a big earthquake in the city, ruins of an old building collapse and you end up trapped inside an abandoned house. Find a way out and unravel the mystery of inexplicable tremors, revealing ancient secrets and a mystical artifact, before the city is destroyed.

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  • point-and-click
  • lore
  • hidden-object
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • mystery
  • mythology
  • linear
  • supernatural
  • puzzle
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • collectathon
  • story
  • adventure

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The Thaumaturge (2024)

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PC Windows

The Thaumaturge is a story-driven RPG with morally ambiguous choices, taking place in the culturally diverse world of early 20th century Warsaw. In this world, salutors exist: esoteric beings that only thaumaturges can truly perceive and use for their needs.


  • dark
  • isometric
  • story
  • rpg
  • lore
  • magic
  • combat
  • turn-based
  • choices
  • fantasy
  • psychological
  • detective
  • mystery
  • collector
  • creature

7

Kabaret (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Welcome to the Kabaret - where monsters from Southeast Asian myths and folklores dwell. Perform tea cermonies, play traditional games, and question your humanity.


  • lore
  • visual-novel
  • multiple-endings
  • investigation
  • choices
  • fiction
  • fantasy
  • point-and-click
  • narration
  • hand-drawn
  • demons
  • stylized
  • interactive
  • folklore
  • story

8

Three of Cards (2021)

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PC Windows

Three Cards is a movie-like noir stealth action game. The magician has a horrible relationship with insurance company A. Help the magician to take revenge on the key characters who have plunged him into hell, and shed light on his path. Because the process will be very dark and terrible.

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  • noir
  • lore
  • philosophical
  • superhero
  • metroidvania
  • drama
  • pve
  • atmospheric
  • stealth
  • scroller
  • rpg
  • crime
  • dark
  • story
  • action-adventure

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Labyrinth of Zangetsu (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Step into the eerie world of Ido and face off against terrifying creatures steeped in Japanese folklore in Labyrinth of Zangetsu. With a distinctive art style inspired by Japanese sumi-e ink painting, this challenging dungeon crawler seamlessly blends traditional elements with modern design. Explore the black and white labyrinths as you customize your hero's abilities and structure your team to survive. Uncover the harrowing lore that lurks in the depths of the game as you fight to emerge victorious.


What we like:
  • Polished and user-friendly dungeon crawler
  • Unique 'front & back mechanic'
  • Artistic direction, music, and atmosphere are well done
  • Smooth and modern implementation of a classic genre
  • Designer and primary developer are active in the community
What could be improved:
  • Stat downgrades when leveling up and lack of class-specific item drops can be frustrating
  • Game does not provide information on class-specific prerequisites
  • Masochistic gameplay mechanics can lead to hours of lost progress
  • UI sounds can be overly loud

  • dungeon-crawler
  • turn-based
  • noir
  • rpg
  • lore
  • party
  • abstract
  • hand-drawn
  • stylized
  • dungeon
  • dark
  • historical
  • strategy
  • demons
  • mythology

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Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Help Belle the acrobat and Chime the living bell recover her kidnapped boyfriend from her rival Bonnie, who has suddenly returned with strange new abilities and a crew of trouble making, graffiti loving skeletons! It’s up to Belle to take Bonnie's new crew head on and get her boyfriend back!


  • cartoony
  • 2d
  • lore
  • platform
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • retro
  • magic
  • anime
  • gbc
  • designed
  • colourful
  • well-hidden
  • cute

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