50 Games Like ESSENCE


DYSTOA, ASCENDANCE, and Obduction are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are The Rain Spirit: Code Breaker released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #9, DYSTOA released the 29 June 2018 and ranked #1, Sphaera released the 1 June 2018 and ranked #46.

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This suggestion collection includes cinematic games for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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In this surreal non-violent exploration adventure you are in a world you don’t remember seeing before at a place forgotten by time and space. Wake up and explore this miraculous world that has been waiting for your return so long.

7# Shape of the World - 2018


A serene first person exploration game in a surreal, organic world that reacts to your presence. Journey through a psychedelically colorful ecosystem of flourishing flora, rambling waterfalls, burgeoning mountains, glowing monoliths and graceful creatures. A 1-3 hour escape from work, anxiety and stress.

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8# The Beginner's Guide - 2015


The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game from Davey Wreden, the creator of The Stanley Parable. It lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.

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9# The Rain Spirit: Code Breaker - 2018


Early Access

A First Person , Atmospheric Puzzle Exploratory Game. Uncover a huge interactive world filled with codes , clues and puzzles to unlock in different areas . Discover characters and story with an original score.

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10# Drizzlepath: Deja Vu - 2018


A man embarks on a journey toward the top of a mountain, to discover the truth of his existence. Along the way, he ponders the nature of life itself. Drizzlepath: Deja Vu is a spiritual revisitation of Tonguç Bodur's very first game, Drizzlepath.

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14# Scanner Sombre - 2017


Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.

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23# Home is Where One Starts... - 2015


Home is Where One Starts... is a short, first-person exploration game in the same vein as Dear Esther or Gone Home. It’s a story about childhood, hope, and the miracle of memory. You play as a little girl from a broken home somewhere in the American South.

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