The Best Psychedelic Games

Update : Psychroma added at rank #41.
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Ultros (2024)

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ULTROS is a psychedelic metroidvania where you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus — a cosmic uterus holding an ancient, demonic being. Trapped in the loop of a black hole, you will have to explore The Sarcophagus and meet its inhabitants to understand the part you play...

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  • psychedelic
  • metroidvania
  • platform
  • space-drifting
  • loop
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • rogue-like
  • boss
  • 2d
  • combat
  • roguevania
  • hand-drawn
  • boss-fight

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The Artful Escape (2021)

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

The Artful Escape is a psychedelic journey of self-discovery and creativity, following the story of a young musician trying to break out of his famous uncle's shadow. The game features simple platforming and a unique music interface, where players can create their own musical compositions. The game's beautiful visuals and uplifting story, supported by an outstanding voice cast, make it a must-play for music lovers and fans of visual novels.


What we like:
  • Gorgeous visuals,Unique music interface,Outstanding voice cast,Uplifting story
What could be improved:
  • Lack of challenging gameplay,Short game length,More of a visual novel than a traditional game

  • psychedelic
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • narrative
  • self-discovery
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • side-scrolling
  • music
  • aliens
  • dylan

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Burnhouse Lane (2022)

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

Burnhouse Lane tells a story of Angie Weather, a one foot in the grave agency nurse attempting to complete five impossible tasks in order to win her life back. Solve puzzles, make friends and enemies, run, hide and fight in this dark adventure that'll take you on a trip to another world and back...


  • horror
  • dark
  • cats
  • psychedelic
  • humor
  • scroller
  • choices
  • action-adventure
  • drama
  • psychological
  • atmospheric
  • surreal
  • multiple-endings
  • story
  • adventure

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Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story (2024)

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42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created. Enter the mind of Jeff Minter, the legendary creator of Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner, and Tempest 2000, in this interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse.


  • platform
  • precision
  • psychedelic
  • documentary
  • controller-support
  • shoot-em-up
  • shooter
  • interactive
  • surreal
  • 1980s
  • arcade
  • abstract
  • retro
  • pixel
  • 1990s

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OVIVO (2018)

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OVIVO is mesmerizing platformer with unusual mechanics where everything is as simple as black and white. The journey in the metaphoric world filled with illusions and hidden messages awaits you!


  • abstract
  • psychedelic
  • minimalist
  • platform
  • surreal
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • puzzle
  • physics
  • exploration
  • controller-support
  • mystery
  • ambient
  • single-player
  • adventure

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Shape (2023)

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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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MOTHERED - A ROLE-PLAYING HORROR GAME (2023)

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

An immersive first-person horror adventure where you play the role of LIANA - a young girl who arrives home after major surgery and is met with a strange mannequin claiming to be her mother.

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  • horror
  • point-and-click
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • psychedelic
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • psychological
  • surreal
  • narrative
  • dark
  • first-person
  • fiction
  • 1980s
  • cyberpunk

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Road 96: Mile 0 (2023)

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

The prequel to Road 96. Play Zoe and Kaito where it all started. Challenge your beliefs!


  • skateboard
  • narrative
  • rhythm
  • political
  • psychedelic
  • runner
  • story
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • choices
  • politics
  • quick-time-event
  • multiple-endings
  • on-rails
  • surreal

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Manifold Garden (2019)

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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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Tandis (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Tandis is a short puzzle game where you discover mind-bending geometric forms.

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  • illustration
  • design
  • abstract
  • psychedelic
  • education
  • development
  • experimental
  • 3d
  • building
  • procedural
  • minimalist
  • relaxing
  • nature
  • puzzle
  • science

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