The Best Philosophical Games

Update : Belonging added at rank #28.
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Shape (2023)

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Linux Mac OS Xbox One Android PC Windows

A minimalist style but inside a complex-minded With connecting word mechanism, you can make a rule for your rooms and solve the problem. Solve the puzzle and go to the door to the next room. explore new mechanism


  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • minimalist
  • surreal
  • exploration
  • psychological
  • narration
  • philosophical
  • walking-simulator
  • 2d
  • psychedelic
  • text
  • first-person
  • puzzle
  • emotional

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SOULS (2017)

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Android PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

One day, the Boy met the monster. Since then, they accidentally had a wonderful relationship which was neither friends, family members nor master and pets types. How will the Boy’s future mutate?


  • visual-novel
  • philosophical
  • linear
  • psychological
  • anime
  • story
  • mystery

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Locked (2020)

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Linux Xbox One PC Windows

LOCKED in a deadly cat-and-mouse with a relentless serial killer, you must outsmart, escape, and survive in this intense 2D horror experience. Solve chilling puzzles, and stay one step ahead of a relentless pursuer. Inspired by PS1-PS2 classics and iconic horror films.

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  • 2d
  • visual-novel
  • philosophical
  • horror
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • survival-horror
  • point-and-click
  • mystery
  • conversation
  • anime
  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • adventure
  • dark

4

Tux and Fanny (2021)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One

A retro-inspired adventure puzzle game featuring multiple playable characters with interwoven storylines. Explore the natural (and unnatural) world for unique interactions and unlock items to aid you in your quest. There's nothing as simultaneously charming and strange as the world of Tux and Fanny.


  • soccer
  • philosophical
  • adventure
  • surreal
  • nature
  • retro
  • capitalism
  • colourful
  • exploration
  • relaxing
  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • psychedelic

5

Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

While visiting his sick father, college student Wei Qiuwu accidentally encountered a girl playing a concertina. Until one day someone unveils to Wei Qiuwu the cruel truth hidden under a fairy-tale cover Features * A storyline of 8 to 12 hours, * Multiple routes and endings. * An extraordinary story, themed with love and caring in an ordinary slice of daily life.


  • 2.5d
  • philosophical
  • choices
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • romance
  • visual-novel
  • beautiful
  • realistic
  • modern
  • anime
  • colourful
  • cute
  • story
  • atmospheric

6

Manifold Garden (2019)

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

Rediscover gravity and explore an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Witness infinity in first-person and master its rules to solve physics-defying puzzles. Cultivate a garden to open new paths forward, where an eternal expanse awaits.


  • abstract
  • surreal
  • philosophical
  • nonlinear
  • puzzle
  • psychedelic
  • experimental
  • minimalist
  • multiple-endings
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • mystery

7

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

8

Everything (2017)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One

Be the Universe in this epic, award-winning reality simulation game - featuring thousands of playable characters, endless exploration, an extraordinary soundtrack and narration from Alan Watts.


  • sandbox
  • simulation
  • philosophical
  • abstract
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive
  • relaxing
  • experimental
  • exploration
  • narration
  • grand
  • tps
  • surreal
  • true-to-my-life
  • controller-support

9

The Forest Quartet (2022)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows

The Forest Quartet is a puzzle adventure about a gone, but not forgotten, lead singer. Play her spirit and travel through 3 acts unique to the members of her band for a final farewell concert. Face their emotions, solve puzzles and fight the corruption plaguing their souls.

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  • music
  • narration
  • philosophical
  • puzzle
  • linear
  • relaxing
  • isometric
  • stylized
  • story
  • emotional
  • minimalist
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • 3d
  • colourful

10

My Dream is a Lost Memory (2022)

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PC Windows

My dream is a Lost Memory is a short interactive story about having Déjà vu, realizing that this Déjà vu came to you because of a dream, and then wondering if that dream is actually a memory. It's a story about work, limitations and self-respect.

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  • philosophical
  • fiction
  • lore
  • visual-novel
  • hand-drawn
  • linear
  • point-and-click
  • experimental
  • interactive
  • dark
  • minimalist
  • drama
  • 2d
  • cartoony
  • stylized

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