The Best Philosophical Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : YIIK Nameless Psychosis added at rank #21.
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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.

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

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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.

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

3

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.

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

4

The Wreck (2023)

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

In this 3D visual novel, follow failed screenwriter Junon as she attempts to make it through the most pivotal day in her life. Relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future, or without your help, Junon’s story might end in a wreck.


  • narration
  • dynamic
  • drama
  • choices
  • conversation
  • philosophical
  • visual-novel
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • cinematic
  • point-and-click
  • emotional
  • story
  • stylized
  • psychological

5

Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Glitchhikers is a surreal journey through the spaces between places. A late night drive, a deserted airport lounge, a moonlit walk through an empty park, a quiet carriage on an overnight train. Who will you meet? What will you talk about? Where will the journey take you? Find yourself along the way.

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  • audio
  • production
  • meditative
  • philosophical
  • park
  • walking-simulator
  • abstract
  • nonlinear
  • conversation
  • stylized
  • atmospheric
  • emotional
  • point-and-click
  • minimalist
  • surreal

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Metamorphosis (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows 3.x Mac OS

Got Game Entertainment re-released the game in December 2004 as Bad Mojo Redux, packaging it with a DVD containing a variety of extra material.

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  • philosophical
  • noir
  • short
  • walking-simulator
  • dark
  • 3d
  • beautiful
  • supernatural
  • detective
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • story
  • parkour
  • first-person

7

Bear's Restaurant (2019)

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Android IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

What will you have for your last meal? In this restaurant, the dead will have their last supper. Hamburgers, omelets, sushi, pudding, anything. Let us cook your favorite dish when you were alive.

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  • cats
  • soundtrack
  • japanese
  • pixel
  • philosophical
  • rpg
  • choices
  • cute
  • story
  • mind-bending
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • dark
  • linear
  • jrpg

8

Freud's Bones - The Game (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Freud's Bones is an adventure that wants to pay homage to the birth of psychoanalysis and its founder Sigmund Freud. Dig deep into Freud's bones to solve the mystery behind disturbing Egyptian artifacts, philosophical puzzles, and perverse sexual disorders in this unprecedented indie adventure game.


  • emotional
  • dynamic
  • noir
  • point-and-click
  • 2.5d
  • choices
  • philosophical
  • multiple-endings
  • detective
  • fiction
  • investigation
  • narration
  • interactive
  • psychological
  • drama

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The Master's Pupil (2023)

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Explore the eye of master artist Claude Monet and experience a unique biographical adventure! Test your skills and perseverance as you overcome the progressive disease that threatened Monet’s eyesight and solve puzzles to help the painter complete some of his greatest masterpieces!Throughout the game, you will encounter and overcome increasing challenges as Monet experiences loss, like the passing of his wife Camille, and struggles with the cataracts that threatened his artistic skill. Consider color, space, and timing as you traverse the world of his eye - as one wrong color combination or move can end your journey.

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  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • platform
  • philosophical
  • emotional
  • stylized
  • 2d
  • linear
  • scroller
  • abstract
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • physics
  • adventure
  • surreal

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LOST EGG 2: Be together (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

That fragile but brave egg has come back with new powers. A hard action adventure game about the fragility, bravery, and sometimes friendship of raw eggs. Aim for the frying pan at the end of rolling through various stages with sad and touching melody.

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  • 3d
  • precision
  • platform
  • character
  • philosophical
  • third-person
  • attack
  • score
  • customization
  • relaxing
  • open-world
  • funny
  • psychological
  • controller-support
  • realistic

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