The Best Surreal Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Playing Kafka added at rank #19.
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Creaks (2020)

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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

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Plug & Play (2015)

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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.

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

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Monument Valley (2014)

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

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
  • relaxing
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • emotional
  • platform
  • text-driven
  • narrative
  • puzzling

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Rusty Lake Hotel (2015)

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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

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Please, Touch the Artwork 2 (2024)

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A handpainted cozy hidden object adventure. Explore a surreal world. Collect items for its quirky inhabitants. Fix damaged paintings and solve casual puzzles. Help a lost skeleton painter find his way home. This game is short but 100% FREE (no ads, no dlc's).


  • hidden-object
  • dark
  • surreal
  • zen-puzzle
  • point-and-click
  • casual
  • narrative-adventure
  • puzzle
  • humor
  • cats
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful
  • friends-and-family
  • exploration

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When The Past Was Around (2020)

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

Experience love, loss, and the journey of self-discovery in 'When The Past Was Around'. Unravel a bittersweet tale through brain-teasing puzzles, beautiful hand-drawn art, and atmospheric violin music. This emotional adventure is short but impactful, leaving you with an unforgettable experience.


What we like:
  • Stunning storytelling and graphics
  • Intricate and engaging puzzles
  • Captivating, atmospheric music
  • Deep, emotional experience
What could be improved:
  • Short gameplay
  • Lack of depth in symbolism
  • Some puzzles can feel illogical

  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • romance
  • hand-drawn
  • abstract
  • philosophical
  • hidden-object
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • music
  • story
  • cute

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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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Cat Museum (2022)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows

Immerse yourself in the bizarre art style and the surreal world of Cat Museum, a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-adventure game. Solve the strange puzzles with your mischievous cat, and unveil the truth behind the mysterious museum.


  • surreal
  • puzzle-adventure
  • cats
  • psychedelic
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • side-scrolling
  • puzzle
  • horror
  • dark
  • point-and-click
  • scroller
  • stylized
  • exploration
  • fantasy

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Verlet Swing (2018)

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

Verlet Swing is a curious game where you must swing and manoeuvre through obstacles towards a shimmering goal in order to escape. Target something, then use the left thumbstick to guide you through the air, timing your swings correctly to avoid obstacles and crashing into the ground. With 100 levels to clear, each with their own online leaderboards, it provides plenty of challenge and satisfaction.


What we like:
  • Unique concept
  • Interesting visuals
  • Exhilarating experience with sound of air rushing around
  • Reasonable price considering the amount of gameplay
  • Chilled out vibe with themed levels
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Some stages can feel unfair

  • fast-paced
  • surreal
  • editor
  • level
  • abstract
  • 3d
  • action
  • first-person
  • challenging
  • replay-value
  • difficult
  • platform
  • manipulation
  • sport
  • corridor

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Shapik: The Moon Quest (2020)

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SHAPIK: The Moon Quest is a touching and atmospheric quest, the story of which unfolds in a mysterious world after a nuclear war.


  • beautiful
  • casual
  • point-and-click
  • touch-friendly
  • hand-drawn
  • cute
  • atmospheric
  • nature
  • post-apocalyptic
  • surreal
  • puzzle
  • dark
  • adventure
  • family-friendly
  • story

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