The Best Surreal Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Candle Knight added at rank #39.
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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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Splatter (2021)

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Android Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Splatter is a first-person fever dream where you blast constantly-adapting enemies into neon sprays of pulp and slime. Enter a digital mindscape constructed by four anonymous administrators. Can you survive? Can you remain sane? Can you remain yourself?

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  • dark
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • surreal
  • humor
  • psychedelic
  • gore
  • psychological
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • colourful
  • fps
  • 1990s
  • pve
  • zombies

3

When The Past Was Around (2020)

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

When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.

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

4

Catie in MeowmeowLand (2022)

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

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!

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

5

Genesis Noir (2021)

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Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

A noir adventure spanning time and space. When a love triangle between cosmic beings becomes a bitter confrontation, you'll witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to destroy creation and save your love.

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  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • noir
  • surreal
  • narrative
  • detective
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • minimalist
  • stylized
  • tactile
  • interactive
  • space
  • mystery

6

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

7

Manifold Garden (2019)

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

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.

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  • abstract
  • surreal
  • philosophical
  • nonlinear
  • puzzle
  • psychedelic
  • experimental
  • minimalist
  • multiple-endings
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • mystery

8

Figment (2017)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Linux Mac OS PC Windows Android IOS iPhone stadia Playstation 4 Xbox One

Figment is an action-adventure game that invites you to explore a unique surreal universe filled with music, humor and multi layered narrative. Join Dusty and his ever-optimistic friend, Piper, on an adventure through the different sides of the mind seeking to restore the courage that's been lost.

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  • surreal
  • puzzle
  • colourful
  • hand-drawn
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • adventure
  • music
  • isometric
  • controller-support
  • story
  • rhythm
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • cute

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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

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

10

Discolored (2019)

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Mac OS xbla Xbox 360 Xbox One Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows

Discolored is a strange and surreal puzzle adventure, taking place over two-or-so hours in a single desolate location. Your mission: restore the color to this once-vibrant world. What caused the colors to disappear? How can they be brought back? As you explore, you'll solve an array of inventive puzzles and uncover a selection of clues - leading you to discover the deeper secrets of this strange place at the end of an abandoned highway.Features:

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  • walking-simulator
  • surreal
  • conspiracy
  • linear
  • point-and-click
  • hidden-object
  • minimalist
  • relaxing
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • first-person
  • story
  • detective
  • mystery

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