The Best Spin-off Games

Update : PuzzMiX added at rank #2.
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Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (2023)

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Nintendo Switch

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a heartwarming and immersive spin-off game that offers a unique gameplay experience. Control two characters simultaneously and enjoy the emotional story filled with twists and turns. The stunning art style, environments, voice acting, and soundtrack create an incredible presentation. The game guides you through the maze-like forest and offers accessibility features. Bayonetta Origins is always a treat to play.


What we like:
  • Heartwarming story
  • Unique gameplay
  • Incredible presentation
  • Guided gameplay
  • Accessibility features
What could be improved:
  • None

  • puzzle
  • spin-off
  • combat
  • battle
  • storybook
  • fight
  • boss-fight
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • platform
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • action
  • dungeon
  • demons

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PuzzMiX (2024)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

A fresh, exciting music puzzle game featuring The Muse, Lola!Contains 19 songs and 1 BGM track.Collide and mix Lola spheres together to help them evolve!The more they evolve, the greater the score!

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  • puzzle
  • platform
  • spin-off
  • casual
  • anime
  • colourful
  • boss-fight
  • top-notch
  • action
  • supernatural
  • drama
  • fight

3

Exit the Gungeon (2019)

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IOS iPhone Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Exit the Gungeon is a small, spin-off 'dungeon climber' immediately following the adventures of the misfit Gungeoneers.


  • bullet-hell
  • spin-off
  • rogue-like
  • arcade
  • boss
  • dungeon-crawler
  • combo
  • adventure
  • dungeon
  • platform
  • pixel
  • action
  • 2d
  • shooter

4

Rebel Cops (2019)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Rebel Cops is a spin-off game from This Is the Police, which exclusively features the series' turned-based tactical operations. Lead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their town's new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out when you're constantly short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life. - You’re not exactly the police, but you're the only ones on the side or justice- Gunfights are thrilling, but stealth is key- Explore, scavenge, and watch your back - Take the high road, or the low road


  • turn-based
  • spin-off
  • tactical
  • stealth
  • crime
  • squad
  • strategy
  • sandbox
  • war

5

SGC: Short Games Collection #1 (2021)

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Nintendo Switch

Time is running short but you still want to play meaningful games that leave you with a sense of accomplishment. Well, look no further! The SGC - Short Games Collection has gathered five amazing gaming experiences that you can play through from start to finish and still have time to enjoy other fine things in life. Encased in a beautiful 3D menu environment created originally for the SGC you will find: The Good Time Garden; Swallow the Sea; A Game Literally About Doing Your Taxes; Ghostein; and Uranus. These acclaimed gems are available on Nintendo Switch™ for the very first time. Experience the most psychedelic and thought provoking games anytime and anywhere.

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  • psychedelic
  • spin-off
  • abstract
  • surreal
  • hand-drawn
  • cartoony
  • competitive
  • pixel
  • entertainment
  • multiplayer

6

Bloody Bastards (2021)

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IOS iPhone

Destroy your enemies by using an arsenal of daggers, axes, swords, maces and hammers in the arena of champions. In a unique blend of pixel art, 2D physics and ragdoll mechanics, Bloody Bastards offers a fighting experience like nothing else. Choose from hundreds of different weapons, shields, body, leg and head gear to create thousands of lethal combinations.


  • spin-off
  • empire
  • customization
  • battle

7

Popeye (2021)

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Nintendo Switch mobile ti-99/4a nes odyssey² intellivision commodore 64 colecovision atari 8-bit atari 5200 atari 2600 arcade Playstation 4

The official Popeye game in which you play the spinach eating sailor in this modernized adaptation of the classic arcade game. The objective of the game is to get the highest score by completing as many levels as you can by collecting hearts and letters thrown down by Olive all while trying to avoid the dangers of the witch, vulture and Popeye's rival Brutus. Find and eat the spinach and get the special powers needed to punch your enemies into the sea and become faster at collecting the items before they return. Popeye is a simple, pick up and play, fast action, fun game which anyone can play, but be warned winning a high score won't come easy.

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  • arcade
  • trivia
  • platform
  • tabletop
  • spin-off
  • board-game
  • remake
  • cartoony
  • replay-value
  • classic

8

Yumeutsutsu Re: Idol (2020)

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PC Windows

Short story spin-off to Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, and introduction to the world of Yumeutsutsu. The members of Eureka Soft come together to solve a problem that could endanger the whole world: Ai Ohtori's personality is too weak. To fix that, she will need to... become an idol?!?

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  • spin-off
  • adventure
  • action
  • local
  • music
  • difficult
  • visual-novel

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