The Best Philosophical Games for Xbox Series X

Update : The Wreck added at rank #2.
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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

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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

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Manifold (2021)

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The game takes place in a "universe with a different set of physical laws" where the player can manipulate gravity, being able to "turn walls into floors".[6] The player must solve puzzles using the world's geometry in addition to devices within the architecture of the world.[6] To aid the player, the world's tone takes on one of six colors depending on which direction they have manipulated gravity. Several facets of the game's world may only be interacted with when the gravity is oriented directly, with these objects sharing one of the six colors.


  • puzzle
  • philosophical
  • abstract
  • 3d
  • nonlinear
  • platform
  • exploration
  • surreal
  • psychedelic
  • atmospheric
  • experimental
  • cinematic
  • scroller
  • artificial
  • intelligence

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Dreaming Sarah (2015)

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

Dreaming Sarah is a surreal adventure platformer game with puzzle elements, an engaging environment, an incredibly diverse cast of characters, and of course, a young girl named Sarah. Sarah has been in an accident and is currently in a coma. It's up to you to help her wake up by exploring her dream world. Features: * Explore mysterious psychological areas * Collect, equip and use items * Interact with a vast cast of weird characters * Solve brain-teasing puzzles


  • surreal
  • philosophical
  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • psychological
  • psychedelic
  • walking-simulator
  • puzzle
  • abstract
  • supernatural
  • exploration
  • pixel
  • atmospheric
  • relaxing
  • adventure

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Afterglitch (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X

Afterglitch is an experimental third-person exploration sci-fi video game. The player is an astronaut whose multidimensional journey to find an extraterrestrial civilization is more important than the destination!


  • time
  • philosophical
  • travel
  • sci-fi
  • surreal
  • futuristic
  • aliens
  • atmospheric
  • space
  • manipulation
  • retro
  • procedural
  • exploration
  • 3d
  • third-person

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Dobo's Heroes (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Dobo’s Heroes is a puzzle platform game, where you need to help Dobo leave the depths of his world. For that to happen, use his grandchildren’s powers to get to the portal of each mission.


  • platform
  • philosophical
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • puzzle
  • conversation
  • precision
  • 2d
  • lore

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Memories of East Coast (2021)

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

A debut game of an immersive visual novel experience that brings you on a journey through memory, nostalgia and guilt. Will you accept your fate?


  • psychological
  • philosophical
  • visual-novel
  • immersive
  • emotional
  • drama
  • conversation
  • romance
  • hand-drawn
  • minimalist
  • text
  • thought-provoking
  • fiction
  • atmospheric
  • choices

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The prisoner of the Night (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

THE PRISONER OF THE NIGHT is a single-player platforming game with a wide range of scenarios, where the lovely girl Nartide must survive terrible monsters and deadly traps in the darkest, scariest night of her life.


  • dark
  • platform
  • philosophical
  • precision
  • surreal
  • atmospheric
  • psychological
  • horror
  • scroller
  • fantasy
  • lore
  • text
  • gore
  • puzzle

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Science Simulator (2022)

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early access PC Windows osvr Xbox Series X

Science Simulator - The Science Educational Video Game


  • science
  • mars
  • education
  • transhumanism
  • philosophical
  • driving
  • vr
  • atmospheric
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • historical
  • simulation
  • pvp
  • exploration
  • first-person

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