The Best Pixel Games

Update : Spirittea added at rank #39.
1

Unpacking (2018)

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95
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PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One Android IOS iPhone Linux

Experience the simple joy of Unpacking in this zen-like game. Through eight house moves, you'll uncover a heartwarming story told through objects, creating an intimate connection with a character you never see. Organize your home, enjoy the beautiful soundtrack, and immerse yourself in a unique narrative journey that mirrors the ups and downs of life.


What we like:
  • Unforgettable storytelling through objects
  • Relaxing, meditative gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel-art visuals
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzle-solving experience
What could be improved:
  • Game duration is quite short
  • Limited customization options

  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • book
  • story
  • narrative
  • relaxing
  • isometric
  • zen
  • achievements
  • cute

2

A Space for the Unbound (2023)

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

Step into the shoes of Atma in A Space for the Unbound, a heartwarming adventure set in 90s rural Indonesia. Discover hidden secrets, interact with townsfolk, and solve intriguing puzzles in this nostalgic and supernatural experience. Immerse yourself in the captivating pixel art graphics and soothing music.


What we like:
  • Engaging and charming storyline
  • Relaxing and simple gameplay
  • Stunning pixel art graphics
  • Well-designed puzzles
  • Beautiful and calming soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive combat sequences
  • Confusing and unhelpful map
  • Excessive back-and-forth exploration

  • supernatural
  • pixel
  • 1990s
  • philosophical
  • story
  • surreal
  • adventure
  • emotional
  • anime
  • psychological
  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • walking-simulator
  • dystopian

3

Unsighted (2021)

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86
Review score
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Android

UNSIGHTED invites you into a post-apocalyptic world where you have a ticking clock before your own expiration. With Metroidvania-like gameplay, fully interconnected world, and an interesting story that allows for tough choices, the game provides a balanced mix of exploration, combat, and character progression. With additional modes like co-op and rogue-lite, UNSIGHTED guarantees a high replay value. A game that creatively brings several game designs together to make a fun and polished game.


What we like:
  • Balanced mix of gameplay elements
  • Interesting story with tough choices
  • High replayability with additional modes
  • Polished sound and graphics
  • Responsive controls
What could be improved:
  • Writing could be better
  • Characters feel one-dimensional
  • Dialogue interrupts gameplay

  • pixel
  • exploration
  • boss
  • top-down
  • robots
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • puzzle
  • war
  • post-apocalyptic
  • souls
  • platform
  • rpg
  • crafting

4

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (2023)

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

Join the rebellion in The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story! As Sylas, a spell-stealing mage, you'll liberate your homeland, command powerful magic, and uncover secrets of the past. With fast-paced action, intriguing story, and stunning visuals, you'll be immersed in a world of strategic combat and political intrigue. Whether you're a League of Legends fan or a newcomer, this game will captivate you!


What we like:
  • Captivating universe and story
  • Engaging and strategic combat
  • Variety of spells to steal and use
  • Beautiful pixel art style
  • Fun boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Game length is short
  • Environments can feel repetitive

  • rpg
  • pixel
  • combat
  • action
  • rogue-like
  • top-down
  • moba
  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • story
  • fight
  • 2d
  • magic

5

Kingdom Eighties (2023)

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78
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Android Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Kingdom Eighties is a standalone expansion to the award-winning Kingdom series. A singleplayer epic adventure of micro-strategy and base building. Defend your town against the mysterious Greed, and discover the secrets of your family lineage!


  • pixel
  • micro-strategy
  • colony
  • base-building
  • city-building
  • tower-defense
  • strategy
  • simulation
  • survival
  • economy
  • resource-management
  • building
  • skateboard
  • medieval
  • procedural

6

Luna's Fishing Garden (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch

Luna's Fishing Garden is a cozy and relaxing adventure game where you take on the role of Cassie and help a giant fox spirit called Luna rebuild a garden after a storm. Through fishing, planting flora, and completing quests, you'll create a dream garden and meet adorable characters. With beautiful pixel art, low-pressure gameplay, and a soothing soundtrack, Luna's Fishing Garden is the perfect escape from reality.


What we like:
  • Short and sweet game
  • Cute and charming characters
  • Simple and satisfying fishing gameplay
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Accessible fishing minigames
What could be improved:
  • Short game length
  • Limited variety in objects to build
  • Missable achievements can be frustrating
  • Fishing minigames can be difficult without upgrades
  • Limited replayability

  • pixel
  • farming
  • cute
  • relaxing
  • sims
  • narrative
  • resource-management
  • vertical
  • family-friendly
  • book
  • challenging
  • hardcore
  • inventory
  • fps
  • endless

7

Noita (2020)

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PC Windows

Noita is a magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself.


  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • simulated
  • physics

8

Hyper Light Drifter (2016)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Hyper Light Drifter is an atmospheric action RPG set in a gorgeous pixel art world with a superb score. You are a Drifter fighting your way through enemies while piecing together the story of the world around you.


What we like:
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Gorgeous visuals
  • Superb gameplay
  • Unique Zelda-like experience
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty spikes when there are too many enemies around you

  • pixel
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • post-apocalyptic
  • narrative
  • exploration
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • difficult
  • action
  • platform
  • battle
  • challenging
  • retro

9

Inspector Waffles (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Join Inspector Waffles, a jaded and witty feline detective as he attempts to solve the murder of Fluffy, beloved owner of Fluffy Box Furniture. Interrogate suspects, investigate leads and combine inventory items in the charming pixel art world of Cat Town. Enjoy sharp writing, a likeable cast of characters and enjoyable puzzles as you try to solve the case by any means necessary!


What we like:
  • Sharp writing
  • Likeable cast of characters
  • Charming pixel art presentation
  • Enjoyable puzzles
  • Clever hint system
What could be improved:
  • Short game length
  • Can't just drag objects onto characters during conversations

  • detective
  • pixel
  • point-and-click
  • mystery
  • noir
  • dog
  • cats
  • crime
  • investigation
  • narration
  • classic
  • funny
  • old-school
  • thriller

10

Eventide (2023)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

A fantastic Shooting Game Music.


  • pixel
  • anime
  • puzzle-itch
  • bullet-hell
  • puzzle
  • mmo
  • cute
  • mythology
  • multiplayer
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • fantasy
  • single-player
  • perspective

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