The Best Surreal Games for Playstation 5

Update : Hauntii added at rank #11.
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Indika (2024)

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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

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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

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Figment 2: Creed Valley (2022)

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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

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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.


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

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Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (2023)

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

Hunted by mercenaries of an enemy with untold power, the fighter Pseudo and the creature under his protection begin a perilous quest to the edges of strange lands.


  • dice
  • third-person
  • surreal
  • martial
  • exploration
  • bird
  • fight
  • pencil-drawn
  • souls
  • soundtrack
  • combat
  • brawler
  • rpg
  • fantasy
  • first-person

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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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Paper Beast (2020)

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Dive into the enchanting universe of Paper Beast, a whimsical journey that blends adventure, exploration, and puzzles. As the first human in this strange ecosystem, you'll team up with intriguing creatures to solve engaging puzzles. Control the environment, change the course of rivers, and unleash tornadoes in a surreal sandbox mode. Revel in the stunning visuals and captivating soundtrack as you navigate this dreamlike world created by Eric Chahi.


What we like:
  • Unleashes your imagination with beautiful art direction and gameplay
  • Offers a unique VR experience with amazing visuals
  • Engages you with captivating puzzles and sandbox mode
  • Expands the universe with intriguing creatures and environments
  • Delivers stunning performance
What could be improved:
  • May feel too guided at times
  • Puzzles may not be challenging enough for some players

  • sandbox
  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • simulated
  • physics
  • beautiful
  • nature
  • simulation
  • abstract
  • vr
  • colourful
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • controller-support
  • adventure

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Dreaming Sarah (2015)

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

Dreaming Sarah is a surreal adventure platformer game with puzzle elements, an engaging environment, an incredibly diverse cast of characters, and of course, a young girl named Sarah. Sarah has been in an accident and is currently in a coma. It's up to you to help her wake up by exploring her dream world. Features: * Explore mysterious psychological areas * Collect, equip and use items * Interact with a vast cast of weird characters * Solve brain-teasing puzzles


  • surreal
  • philosophical
  • platform
  • metroidvania
  • psychological
  • psychedelic
  • walking-simulator
  • puzzle
  • abstract
  • supernatural
  • exploration
  • pixel
  • atmospheric
  • relaxing
  • adventure

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Summertime Madness (2021)

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Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One

Prague, July 1945. An artist has made a deal with the devil and he is now trapped inside one of his canvases. He has to find the way back to the real world or his soul will be stuck forever in the painting.


  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • abstract
  • dystopian
  • hand-drawn
  • stylized
  • action-adventure
  • narration
  • exploration
  • colourful
  • nature
  • maze
  • story

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Catie in MeowmeowLand (2022)

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Catie in MeowmeowLand is a classical humorous point-and-click adventure game. Help little Catie get back home from the bizarre cat world of MeowmeowLand!


  • point-and-click
  • cats
  • surreal
  • psychedelic
  • hand-drawn
  • family-friendly
  • cute
  • comedy
  • funny
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • colourful
  • puzzle
  • 2d
  • cat

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