The Best Surreal Games for Mac OS

Update : Please, Touch the Artwork 2 added at rank #7.
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GRIME (2021)

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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

2

Monument Valley (2014)

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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.

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

3

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

4

Shape (2023)

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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

5

Smile For Me (2019)

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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.

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

6

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

7

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).

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

8

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

9

Promesa (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

A contemplative experience where you’ll wander through the dreams, memories and fantasies emerging from a dialogue between a grandfather and his grandchild.

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  • surreal
  • underground
  • walking-simulator
  • short
  • experimental
  • relaxing
  • stylized
  • narration
  • pixel
  • psychological
  • cinematic
  • atmospheric
  • shooter
  • exploration
  • story

10

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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