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Ico is a running, jumping and exploring game where you rescue a princess from her evil mother. You take her hand to help her escape, guiding her along the pathways and protecting her from the hordes of enemies. Together, you jump chasms and scale walls in your daring escape from the castle. Ico stands out not only for these unusual interactions but the fluid painterly visuals and emotive story.
If you enjoyed Ico, there are other games in the Team Ico franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Ico is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:
Release Date: 24/09/2001, updated in 2011
Out Now: PS2 and PS3
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure, Narrative and Platform)
Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )
Components: 3D Third-Person
Developer: Sony Japan Studio (@SonyJapanStudio)
Costs: Purchase cost
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
Release Date: 29/09/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead
Cocoon is a puzzle adventure where you play a winged creature transporting orbs through a mysterious world. The twist is that placing orbs in a portal grants access to the worlds within worlds and creates a complex nested puzzle. It stands out for how...
Release Date: 06/09/2022
Out Now: Android and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Lucky Luna is a running and jumping game without the jumping. You swipe the screen to dodge obstacles and use the environment to get around. As you explore the world you uncover secrets about the past like hidden temples, dungeons, and ancient...
Release Date: 14/02/2023
Out Now: PC and Switch
Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made
Blanc is a black-and-white adventure for two players. You play a fawn and a wolf cub stranded in a vast, snowy wilderness. As you use each other's abilities to progress through the world, you form an unlikely partnership and hope to find both their...
Release Date: 29/07/2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Omno is a running, jumping and surfing game where you explore an ancient fantastical world. As you explore you meet all manner of strange and wonderful lifeforms, from cute critters to enigmatic giants. It stands out for the approachable collectibility...
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: Mac and PC
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Rog & Roll is a running and jumping game where you fight enemies and avoid traps. Unusually, you play a former henchman on a quest to save his friends from re-emerging tyranny. It features retro-inspired graphics and a humorous story where characters...
Release Date: 14/07/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
The Snowgardens is a running, jumping and exploration game where you are a child stranded on a beautiful archipelago. Once the home to an ancient time-altering civilisation but now abandoned, leaving strange technology for you to operate to progress.
Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Ico. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Ico.
Release Date: 14/03/2012, updated in 2019
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4 and iOS
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Journey is an adventure game set in a desert. Exploring the eerie sandscape, you discover a world abandoned by the race that created it. The sense of space and scale evokes feelings of aloneness and being lost. But then the game pairs you with other...
Release Date: 08/11/2019, updated in 2020
Components: 2D Side-On, 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
New Super Lucky's Tale is a running and jumping game where you play a fox on a quest to recover pages from a magical book that will save his world. Play is action-oriented but the islands and characters are full of quirky characters and treasures. It...
Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019
Out Now: Switch and Wii U
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
New Super Mario Bros. U is a platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...
Release Date: 29/05/2019
Out Now: Switch
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
Yoshi's Crafted World is a running and jumping game where you control a friendly dinosaur, Yoshi in a hand-made world of paper-craft. You work through each level, eating or jumping on enemies while searching for hidden items and collectables. It stands...
Release Date: 21/11/2013, updated in 2013
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Super Mario 3D World (known as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on the Switch) is a platform game you can play with up to 4-players in the same place. While all Mario games are good for families, this cooperative and competitive play makes it great...
Release Date: 04/05/2018
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Release Date: 07/04/2020
Out Now: Mac and PC
Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World
Pattern is a game about exploring different worlds. It's novel because of the lack of objective or direction. You are left to explore each world, with only the smokestack of a fire in the distance as a waypoint. When you reach the fire you can choose to...
Release Date: 07/12/2022
Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks
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Release Date: 06/11/2019, updated in 2020
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If Ico is not age appropriate for your child, here are similar games ordered by age rating so you can find an age-appropriate alternative that’s also a game they will love.
If you like the sound of Ico but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
These are our hand-picked alternatives to Ico. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Ico. This includes games from the Puzzle, Adventure, Platform, Narrative and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Ico in the following lists: