Release Date: 23/11/2005, updated in 2016
Out Now: DS and Wii U
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Animal Crossing: Wild World is a quirky life simulation game where you live in a small village and build your dream home. You develop relationships with the animal townsfolk, collect fossils, fish and insects and build a home to help the village to...
Release Date: 14/12/2001, updated in 2004
Out Now: GameCube
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Open World, Pixels and Weather
Animal Crossing is a quirky life simulation game where you live in a small village and build your dream home. You develop relationships with the animal townsfolk, collect fossils, fish and insects and build a home to help the village to grow. It's a...
Release Date: 21/05/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Embr is an action-fire-fighting game. You join the Emergency Services Revolution and respond to fires to make money, climbing the ladder of success and scoring points.
Release Date: 07/12/2017, updated in 2017
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person
Human Fall Flat is a movement platform game with rag-doll characters. You run, jump and solve puzzles with your elastic character, either on your own or with another player. Get it wrong and you fall flat on your face, often with comedic timing.
Release Date: 01/11/2022
Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night and Weather
Lonesome Village is a simple dungeon adventure that also simulates life in a cosy mysterious village. You play by exploring, collecting and talking to the other villagers, before heading to solve the puzzles of the adventure. It's a combat-free...
Release Date: 13/10/2022, updated in 2023
Out Now: PC, Switch and Web
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
The Case of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click adventure set in the 18th century, where you attempt to solve 12 gruesome deaths. You play by investigating each scene to gather information in the form of words that you piece together to make statements...
Release Date: 22/11/2013, updated in 2015
Out Now: PS Vita and PS4
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
Tearaway is an adventure game where you explore a folklore-filled fantasy world that's made entirely of paper. You play by moving around the world, running, jumping and collecting items to unlock doors and fight enemies. It stands out for how it...
Release Date: 30/09/2014, updated in 2018
Out Now: Apple TV, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Chariot is a cooperative running and jumping game where you work with another player to haul a wheeled Chariot to the end of each level. Pushing, pulling or dragging with ropes, you need to use the real physics of the game to solve puzzles and time...
Release Date: 01/10/2011, updated in 2018
Out Now: Switch and Wii
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Go Vacation is a resort exploration adventure where 50 mini-games can be discovered and played. The mini-golf, skating, surfing, volleyball, car racing, tennis and other games use the Wii and Switch motion-sensitive controllers and are simple fun for...
Release Date: 08/01/2021
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels
Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon is an action-fighting game where you battle floors of enemies through ancient towers to save the world. You switch between four heroes, each with randomly assigned skills and abilities, and use the weapons you find to defeat...
Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2023
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X|S, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (called simply Oceanhorn 2 on Apple Arcade) is an adventure game that recreates the 3D Zelda experience on non-Nintendo platforms....
Release Date: 04/07/2017
Out Now: PS4
That's You! is a family quiz game played on the PlayStation using Android or iOS phones/tablets as controllers. The game displays a challenge on the main TV screen that each player tries to complete on the device in their hand.
Release Date: 06/09/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
The Tomorrow Children is an online strategy game where you collaborate with other players to build, explore and develop communities. Unusually, it uses social economics and a Soviet Union-themed post-apocalyptic dystopia as the setting. You play a clone...
Release Date: 14/11/2013, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (simply called Oceanhorn on iOS and Android) is an adventure game that brings Zelda-style exploration, battling and dungeon-solving to...
Release Date: 24/03/2015
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Bloodborne is a fighting game where you defeat monsters in demanding combat. As you navigate the labyrinthine levels, you use weapons, which can transform between fast-paced and weak and slower but more powerful forms, to attack, dodge, and parry...
Release Date: 17/05/2023
Out Now: Mac, Web and iOS
Otto's Tennis Game is a sports game where up to two players play short tennis matches. You must time your player's jumps to hit the ball with their racket. The twist is that you control your character's movement with only one button.
Release Date: 13/10/2015, updated in 2017
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Minecraft: Story Mode is a point-and-click narrative adventure set in the Minecraft universe where Jessie, an inexperienced adventurer, sets out on a grand quest with their friends. As you watch their story unfold, you make...
Release Date: 14/09/2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Components: Day and Night, Open World and Weather
The Crew Motorfest is an open-world racing and exploration game. It's a sequel that takes 2018's The Crew 2 to a Hawaiian island you traverse with cars, trucks, boats, and planes. It stands out for the many ways to explore the...
Release Date: 24/03/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
A Memoir Blue is a narrative game about an athlete's relationship with her mother. It's a story told through a dream, which you move along by interacting with everyday objects. It stands out for the metaphorical use of visual styles and the poignant...
Release Date: 10/09/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Blasphemous is a running, jumping and fighting game set in a horrific world of corrupted catholicism and unnerving contorted characters. You explore, upgrade your abilities, and execute the hordes of enemies that stand between you and your quest to...
Release Date: 23/03/2023
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
Storyteller is a puzzle game about building stories. You use a set of icons to match what is happening in each frame of the story. It's a simple challenge that gets the mind-stretching as you construct some of history’s greatest stories using building...
Release Date: 07/08/2013, updated in 2015
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an action-adventure game where you control two brothers at the same time with a single controller. After their mother passes away, they must find some water from the Tree of Life to save their father. The controls weave...
Release Date: 19/04/2017, updated in 2018
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Brawlout is a fighting game with 4-player battles in levels with lots of platforms. You try to knock the other players off and win the round. As you inflict damage you can hit them further. Like, Super Smash Bros you also have dash, melee and ranged...
Release Date: 12/08/2018
Components: 2D Overhead and Day and Night
Bomber Crew is a cartoon-styled World War 2 strategic bombing simulator. While it avoids the grim reality of these missions, it connects players to the extreme difficulty and danger of making it out and back again.
Release Date: 31/10/2019
Out Now: Switch
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Luigi's Mansion 3 is an adventure game where you explore the intricate rooms of a haunted hotel to find and capture ghosts. As in the first two games, you move through the rooms, finding secrets and treasures, and vacuuming up ghosts. It has the same...
Release Date: 02/11/2016, updated in 2018
Abzu is an adventure in a lush underwater world. You descend into the heart of the ocean to find ancient secrets and encounter majestic creatures. This combines the beautiful weightlessness of diving with an ancient story of finding meaning and your...
Release Date: 20/03/2013, updated in 2024
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS and Switch
Luigi's Mansion 2, or Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon in the US, is an adventure game about investigating five haunted houses in a community overrun by ghosts. As Luigi, you use your flashlight and ghost trap in the mansions, capturing ghosts and collecting...
Release Date: 28/08/2023
Out Now: PC and Switch
Components: Grid and Pixels
Block Buster Billy is a puzzle game about positioning blocks that join together when they make valid maths formulas. Play involves pushing the blocks to not only satisfy the rules of maths but also form shapes that are useful to progress the level's...
Release Date: 18/04/2011, updated in 2022
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, Switch and Xbox 360
Portal 2 is an action adventure where you traverse through increasingly complex (and dangerous) test chamber obstacle courses. By creating two connected portals (if you walk into one, you walk out the other) you must move yourself around the rooms to...
Release Date: 10/10/2007, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox 360
Components: 3D First-Person
Portal is a puzzle game where you manipulate the world around you to move through increasingly complex chambers. By creating two connected portals- if you walk into one, you walk out the other- you must move yourself around the rooms to escape. It...
Release Date: 12/04/2016
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Dark Souls III is a fighting game with an emphasis on precise timing and extreme difficulty. You explore labyrinthine ruins and ancient kingdoms and defeat monsters with your weapons and magic. The final entry in the Dark Souls trilogy features the same...
Release Date: 11/03/2014
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Dark Souls II is a fighting game with an emphasis on precise timing and extreme difficulty. You navigate through labyrinthine ruins and ancient kingdoms, defeating monsters with your weapons and magic. It pairs immense difficulty with a grand story and...
Release Date: 18/02/2020, updated in 2023
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Adore is an action-adventure game where you play Lukha, who can summon and control creatures to fight by his side to offer simple yet satisfying combat. Each round you set out from the hub world, clearing out a region with the creatures you've chosen to...
Release Date: 07/07/2022, updated in 2022
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
A Building Full of Cats is a hidden object brain game where you search to find and pet all the cats in pictures of each room. You play by tapping on the hidden felines in monochrome illustrations of different domestic scenes. If you find all the cats in...
Release Date: 06/09/2023
Out Now: PC and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
Starfield is a role-play adventure where you explore the galaxy and forge your own Dungeons & Dragons space story. You can travel to thousands of unique worlds, interact with characters, and fight enemies with guns and lasers. Ambition on this scale can...
Release Date: 29/08/2023
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels
Sea of Stars is an adventure role-play game about two children of the solstice. It combines turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment all in a pixel art style. Unusual for a role-play game, Sea of Stars also...
Release Date: 25/08/2022
Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Cartoon
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist is a narrative game about growing through teenage years on an alien planet. It's played by making choices about who to help or which skills to master over the ten years. This determines the course of your life on the colony...
Release Date: 21/07/2021
Out Now: PC
Goop Loop is a traversal game where you control a sticky lump of goo stuck inside a concrete loop. You can use the momentum of your goo and the world's gravity to get the loop to roll through the level. In this way you face all sorts of physics...
Release Date: 18/08/2023
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an online stealth action based on the film of the same name. In detailed arenas based on locations from the film, you play either the notorious Slaughter family hunting down victims, or an innocent trying to escape.
Release Date: 07/12/2021
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and PS5
Heavenly Bodies is a puzzle exploration game about cosmonauts working in space. You use one controller stick for each arm and a button for each leg. In this way, you navigate around the space station and complete tasks that would be relatively simple if...