The Best Surreal Games

Update : Riven added at rank #6.
1

Indika (2024)

View Similar Games
81
Review score
Logo of Indika Screenshot of Indika Screenshot of Indika Screenshot of Indika

PC Windows Xbox Series X/s j Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Play a third-person, story-driven game set in alternative Russia at the turn of the XIX century where religious visions clash with harsh reality. INDIKA tells the story of a young nun who sets off on a journey of self-discovery with the most unusual companion by her side, the devil himself.


  • surreal
  • third-person
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • story
  • psychedelic
  • psychological
  • walking-simulator
  • adventure
  • cinematic
  • horror
  • self-discovery
  • mature
  • platform
  • narration

2

GRIME (2021)

View Similar Games
87
Review score
Logo of GRIME Screenshot of GRIME Screenshot of GRIME Screenshot of GRIME

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

Dive into the twisted world of GRIME, a challenging yet rewarding action-adventure RPG. Absorb your enemies, use their traits against them, and explore surreal environments. Face the unknown, unlock new abilities, and indulge in death-defying combat. Are you ready to conquer this world of anatomical horror and intrigue?


What we like:
  • Compelling and twisted world
  • Satisfying and responsive combat
  • Engaging exploration and movement
  • Unique parry and absorption mechanics
  • Generous progression system
What could be improved:
  • Lacks a strong narrative
  • Map functionality could be improved
  • Occasional sound glitches during boss battles

  • souls
  • surreal
  • boss
  • metroidvania
  • dark
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • 2.5d
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • rpg
  • scroller
  • cinematic
  • action

3

Figment 2: Creed Valley (2022)

View Similar Games
79
Review score
Logo of Figment 2: Creed Valley Screenshot of Figment 2: Creed Valley Screenshot of Figment 2: Creed Valley Screenshot of Figment 2: Creed Valley

Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Figment 2: Creed Valley invites you on a captivating musical journey through the human mind. As Dusty, you'll tackle inventive puzzles, engage in unique boss fights, and explore a world filled with creativity and emotion. With its compelling story and surreal landscapes, this game promises an unforgettable experience.


What we like:
  • Intriguing puzzles and boss fights
  • Engaging storytelling
  • Unique and creative world design
  • Improved controls and mechanics
  • Memorable music and sound effects
What could be improved:
  • Less engaging than the first game
  • Occasional bugs and visual glitches
  • Simplistic combat

  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • soundtrack
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • mind-bending
  • isometric
  • boss-fight
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • exploration
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • controller-support
  • cute

4

Creaks (2020)

View Similar Games
91
Review score
Logo of Creaks Screenshot of Creaks Screenshot of Creaks Screenshot of Creaks

Mac OS IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

The ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking - and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your very room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters.


  • hand-drawn
  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • stylized
  • supernatural
  • platform
  • atmospheric
  • linear
  • cartoony
  • relaxing
  • 2d
  • mystery
  • story
  • dark
  • single-player

5

Shape (2023)

View Similar Games
84
Review score
Logo of Shape Screenshot of Shape Screenshot of Shape Screenshot of Shape

Linux Mac OS Xbox One Android PC Windows

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

6

Riven (2024)

View Similar Games
85
Review score
Logo of Riven Screenshot of Riven Screenshot of Riven Screenshot of Riven

PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Mac OS osvr

Uncover a story of intrigue, betrayal, and a civilization teetering on the brink of collapse as you solve intricate puzzles to unlock the secrets of Riven. Built from the ground-up and expanded from the award-winning original game released in 1997.


  • 3d
  • emotional
  • exploration
  • walking-simulator
  • surreal
  • story
  • philosophical
  • investigation
  • logic
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle
  • grade-school
  • first-person
  • adventure

7

Plug & Play (2015)

View Similar Games
88
Review score
Logo of Plug & Play Screenshot of Plug & Play Screenshot of Plug & Play Screenshot of Plug & Play

Android IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore the universe of Plug & Play, an interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei and coded by Mario von Rickenbach. Run, hit, switch, fall, love, plug, pull.


  • surreal
  • short
  • interactive
  • funny
  • horror
  • psychological
  • entertainment
  • puzzle

8

Smile For Me (2019)

View Similar Games
94
Review score
Logo of Smile For Me Screenshot of Smile For Me Screenshot of Smile For Me Screenshot of Smile For Me

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

A heartbroken clown, wayward souls, and juicy mechanical lips. As “The Big Event" draws near, help the troubled residents of the Habitat and de-mask the mysterious Doctor Habit... before it's too late.


  • horror
  • lgbtq
  • fmv
  • point-and-click
  • conversation
  • surreal
  • psychological
  • linear
  • hand-drawn
  • multiple-endings
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • 3d
  • first-person
  • comedy

9

Monument Valley (2014)

View Similar Games
97
Review score
Logo of Monument Valley Screenshot of Monument Valley Screenshot of Monument Valley Screenshot of Monument Valley

IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Android

Embark on a journey of forgiveness through impossible environments and illusionary puzzles. Experience this meditative and calming puzzle game by manipulating monuments and creating evolving paths to explore new, surreal, and mysterious worlds.


  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • escher
  • illustration
  • design
  • mind-bending
  • exploration
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • emotional
  • platform
  • text-driven
  • narrative
  • puzzling

10

Rusty Lake Hotel (2015)

View Similar Games
97
Review score
Logo of Rusty Lake Hotel Screenshot of Rusty Lake Hotel Screenshot of Rusty Lake Hotel Screenshot of Rusty Lake Hotel

Android Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone

Are you ready to serve the guests in the Rusty Lake Hotel? Solve all mysteries in this dark and eerie puzzle game. Rusty Lake Hotel is a point-and-click adventure by the creators of the Rusty Lake & Cube Escape series.


  • surreal
  • puzzle
  • point-and-click
  • horror
  • hand-drawn
  • inventory
  • puzzle-escape
  • comedy-adventure
  • story
  • adventure
  • abstraction
  • slideshow
  • mystery

Not seeing your game?